Monthly Archives: April 2014

English Football – Most Appearances in PFA Teams of The Year

Updated to include the PFA Player of the Year 2016/7 award  and the team of the year. There have been five players who have won the award twice (Alan Shearer, Cristiano Ronaldo, Mark Hughes, Thierry Henry and Gareth Bale). This … Continue reading

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The History of Sport: 1879 and 1880

Some of the major events in sport in 1879 and 1880 1879 James F. M. Prinsep of Clapham Rovers becomes England’s youngest international player at the age of 17 years and 252 days when he makes his one and only … Continue reading

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World Hall of Fame 1920: Hannes Kolehmainen, Nedo Nadi, Oscar Swahn and Hubert van Innis

The four inductees into my Hall of Fame for 1920 are notable competitors from Olympic sports: Hannes Kolehmainen (Finland-Athletics) – The first of the great generation of Finnish long-distance runners known as the “Flying Finns”.  He won three gold medals … Continue reading

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Winter Sports – Round up of 2014 winners

As we near the end of the winter sports season here is a summary of the winners of the major titles in Winter sports (not including the Olympics which I posted earlier). Alpine Ski-ing World Cup Men’s events  Nations Cup … Continue reading

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