1984/85 Fagan’s Farewell

1984/85 Liverpool Squad The Summer of 1984 was arguably the most glorious in Liverpool’s long and proud history. Many in the press and media had questioned whether the Reds could still be successful after inspirational manager Bob Paisley had retired after winning 20 trophies from 1974 to 1983. Veteran assistant Joe Fagan took over theContinue reading “1984/85 Fagan’s Farewell”

Italia 1990 World Cup: A World In Motion

1990 England World Cup Squad (Dave Beasant had replaced David Seaman) before the 3rd/4th Place Play Off against Italy in Bari The Summer of 1990 produced an unforgettable World Cup in Italy. In a low scoring tournament of just 115 goals, Italia 1990 produced some classic clashes: West Germany v Holland, Argentina v Brazil, ItalyContinue reading “Italia 1990 World Cup: A World In Motion”

Euro 1992: A Football Fairytale

Euro 1992 Winners Denmark celebrate with the trophy in Gothenburg In 1992 a football miracle occurred. A tiny nation of just five million people, who had not even qualified for the European Championship shook the football world with a sensational triumph on a glorious Summer in Sweden. This is the story of the Danish Dynamite.Continue reading “Euro 1992: A Football Fairytale”

1981: Liverpool from Birmingham to Paris

1981 Goal scorers Alan Hansen and Kenny Dalglish celebrate with the League Cup trophy Season 1980/81 was one of the most dramatic in Liverpool’s history. The season began with Bob Paisley’s men seeking a third Championship in a row, a feat not managed since the 1930s. Liverpool opened the season with the Charity Shield, theyContinue reading “1981: Liverpool from Birmingham to Paris”

World Cup Classics 1982: Italy v Brazil

1982 World Cup: Paolo Rossi celebrates heading Italy in front against Brazil in Barcelona There are classic games and memorable moments. Then there is 1982 Italy v Brazil. Widely regarded as one of the greatest World Cup clashes of all time, the game had everything. Brilliant goals, mistakes, great goalkeeping and non stop attacking footballContinue reading “World Cup Classics 1982: Italy v Brazil”

Phil Neal: Right Man, Right Place

Phil Neal was Bob Paisley’s first signing in October 1974. He cost £66,000 from Northampton Town. Paisley had intended to break Neal in as a replacement for the ageing Chris Lawler, meaning that he initially played at left back. However it would be his industrious and energetic displays at right back where he made hisContinue reading “Phil Neal: Right Man, Right Place”