Did Allardyce Deserve To Be Sacked?

So we say goodbye to Big Sam after just 67 days in his dream job. He leaves us with a 100% winning record, but in slightly murky circumstances. Some journalists have stated that he had to go, that his actions made his position untenable. I’m personally not so sure. Don’t get me wrong, I’m not condoning or even defending what he said. I’m just saying, was it really bad enough… Read Article →

Tom Finney

Born Preston, April 5, 1922; Died 2014. Has there ever been a footballer more synonymous with one club than Tom Finney is with Preston North End? Finney spent his entire footballing career with his home town club but the association runs far deeper than that. Finney lived in the town all his life and also established his plumbing business there. The road on which North End’s Deepdale ground stands now… Read Article →

Francis Lee

Franny Lee – Player profile Born Westhoughton, April 29, 1944 One of the most enduring images of the 1960’s and 70’s is that of the barrel chested Francis Lee surging at the heart of an opposition defence and unleashing a tremendous drive for goal. Instantly recognisable, impossible to ignore, Lee was one of those players who you just had to either love or hate. Although short and stocky Lee combined… Read Article →

Bert Trautmann

Born Bremen, Germany. October 22, 1923. The story of Bernhard Carl Trautmann is obviously not a run of the mill tale of your average Football League custodian. From a remarkable, and extremely belated, introduction into league fotball, Bert Trautmann would go on to enjoy an impressively long and accomplished career. Born in Germany between the wars Trautmann was brought up as one of the Hitler Youth and subsequently became a… Read Article →


Career Profile: Born Hasleden, February 26, 1946. There is no doubt that Colin Bell is recognised as the best player Manchester City have ever had by the vast majority of the teams’ supporters and there seems little reason to question this consensus. Bell was, after all, the top man in the clubs’ greatest ever side and went on to establish himself as a fixture in the England team, eventually taking… Read Article →

Peter Knowles

born Fitzwilliam. September 30, 1945. There is no question that the story of Peter Knowles is one of English footballs’ most unusual, even without the dramatic decision that brought a premature end to a career that was just about entering its prime. Peter Knowles was the son of a Wakefield Trinity rugby league player and his principal interest as a youngster had been the 13 a side code in the… Read Article →