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date: 06 Feb
The Munich Air Disaster      - 6th February 1958 -    Currently lying second, behind Wolves, in the First Division of the Football League Manchester United were going for their third successive league title. Their side’s average age was just 24 and they were being talked about as having the possibility of being one of  the greatest football sides...
tags:
  • 20th Century
  • Football
  • Sport
date: 16 Mar
16th March 1872 - 1st Football Association Challenge Cup Final at the Kennington Oval - Wanderers 1, Royal Engineers 0.   At a meeting in the offices of the Sportsman in London on 20th July 1871 a proposal by Charles Alcock, the honorary secretary, that “It is desirable that a challenge cup should be established”, was passed and accepted. The F.A...
tags:
  • Football
  • Sport
  • This week in history
  • Victorians