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Weekly Posts from The Football Mine

Here are my various ramblings about football, hopefully they will strike a chord with most of you and if not let me know.

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There will be plenty of fresh content every Friday, which will be mixed in with the odd feature from the Guardian over the last five years and maybe even some jolly old podcasts.

Palace go global as they join multi-club partnership

Lost amidst the first week of the European Championship and the announcement of next season’s Premier League fixtures it would have been easy to miss the news that Crystal Palace had joined the Global Football Alliance. Described as a strategic partnership between clubs operating in different countries Palace became the sixteenth member of a networkContinue reading “Palace go global as they join multi-club partnership”

First European Championships Finals match in 1960 set a record that has never been beaten

The opening matches of major tournaments are traditionally cagey affairs with neither side willing to risk too much so early on and consequently entertainment is often sacrificed for the sake of a solid, if unspectacular start. For example, in the last four European Championships there have been nine goals scored in total in those quartetContinue reading “First European Championships Finals match in 1960 set a record that has never been beaten”


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