This week 34 years ago British pub quiz history was made as Alvin Martin became the first player to score against three different goalkeepers in a single game during West Ham’s 8-1 thrashing of Newcastle United. A mad game, all in all.
On this day two years ago London-born Fankaty Dabo, then playing for Vitesse, scored one of the greatest own goals we’ve ever seen – so we’re offering it up again to make sure it does not get forgotten. A real classic.
With the swirl of stories, proposals and ‘updates’ floating around in the media, it may be hard to remember where we’re actually up to and which decisions have officially been taken by the various governing bodies on the resumption or cancellation of the 2019/20 season.
COVID-19 has thrown up its share of challenges, upheavals and uncertainties for football supporters – notwithstanding the public health emergency, people are looking at everything from claiming refunds on pre-booked travel for upcoming fixtures to checking for updates on season ticket renewals, all the while wondering when (and how) football will return.
The Belarusian Premier League is the only league in Europe still going – due to orders from their controversial and rather authoritarian president. As you can see fans are largely staying away, so not many saw this superb volley by Momo Yansane for Isloch. Strange times indeed.
On this day ten years ago Chris Kamara gave us some of the least attentive football reportage we’ve ever seen – completely missing a red card at Fratton Park as Portsmouth took on Blackburn. Professional as ever.
In the face of pressures on local communities brought on by the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, with people unable to work or feed their families, and with vital community lifelines lost, football – both through its clubs and supporter groups – has stepped into the breach. You can read part one of our round-up here.
COVID-19 has presented a hugely challenging and uncertain time for everyone and our thoughts are with all those directly affected by the pandemic. The Government’s message is clear – stay at home, protect the NHS, save lives.
We all have a multitude of new challenges to deal with as the COVID-19 pandemic changes our world – one area requiring particular attention for millions of families is how to provide children with creative activities to fill the days, as many are now faced with the new reality of home schooling.
Former-NUFC, West Ham and Villa winger Nobby Solano was arrested this week for breaking curfew in Peru – caught on his way to a party (sans his famous trumpet), so we’re using this as an excuse to dig up his ludicrous goal against Spurs from 2004-5. A real peach.
In the face of pressures on local communities brought on by the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, with people unable to work or feed their families, and with vital community lifelines lost, football – both through its clubs and supporter groups – has stepped into the breach.