Monthly Archives: June 2014

British Sports Hall of Fame 1922: Sam Hardy, Albert Hill, Alice Legh and Stanley Shoveller

My latest nominations for the British Hall of Fame Sam Hardy (Football) – the best British goalkeeper of the early 20th century.  He played for England 21 times between 1907 and 1920 when he was 36.  At club level he … Continue reading

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History of Sport: 1883 and 1884

1883 George Fordham rides his seventh winner of the 1000 Guineas Classic. FA Cup final – Blackburn Olympic 2–1 Old Etonians (aet). This is the first time that the FA Cup is won by a professional team and by a … Continue reading

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Hockey: The Most Successful International Teams and The Greatest Players

The hockey world cup is currently taking place in the Netherlands.  Who have been the most successful teams in the various international competitions over the years. Men   EVENT WINNER Wins First Win Last Win World Cup Pakistan 4 1971 … Continue reading

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