Category Archives: 1950s

England v Uruguay, 1954 World Cup

[caption id="attachment_2544" align="alignnone" width="604"] Heads up as England take on Uruguay, with Billy Wright looking on[/caption] England v Uruguay, 1954 World Cup England 2 v 4 Uruguay, 1954 World Cup Sankt Jakob Stadium, Basel (28,000) England Scorers: Lofthouse Finney Uruguay Scorers: Borges, Varella, Schiaffino, Ambrois ENGLAND'S FOOTBALL PRIDE REGAINED "...departed defiantly with all flags flying…
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Frank Brennan, Newcastle United; “The Rock Of Tyneside”

Frank Brennan, Newcastle United; "The Rock Of Tyneside" Brennan, a Scottish international, is one of Newcastle United’s greatest ever defenders. He was known as the ‘Rock of Tyneside’ and was adored by the St James Park faithful. At 6’3” he towered over many opposing centre-forwards and for such a big man he was also remarkably…
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Eddie Quigley, Preston North End

Eddie Quigley, Preston North End What do Neymar and Eddie Quigley have in common? Both have held the World Record Transfer record at one time. The Brazilian forward was transferred from Barcelona to Paris St Germain for £198 million in the summer of 2017. Quigley, a burly Lancastrian, cost a more modest £26,500 when he…
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Jimmy Dickinson, Portsmouth

Jimmy Dickinson, Portsmouth A loyal club servant who after a short spell as an amateur signed professional for Portsmouth in January 1944 but with conscription still being in place, Jimmy joined the navy, spending much of the rest of the war overseas. When League football resumed in August 1946, Jimmy was part of the Portsmouth…
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