Terry's Soccer Nostalgia
Welcome to our new look website. Click here to visit the "old" Soccer Nostalgia website which will still be available should you wish to view previous articles.
Top 5 wingers in England
Over the next few months we will be finishing off the series Top 5 with the top 5 wingers in England. Click here to follow the series.
To visit my original "grassroots" website which focuses predominantly on football in the North Lancashire area, click here.
Should any reader have photographs or information about anything on the site they can contact me through the Lancaster Guardian at firstname.lastname@example.org.
This was initially a pleasant stroll down a nostalgic, well-worn path to remember people from the world of sport that I admired as a young boy but it has now opened up so that I can search the sporting archives for stories and events from anywhere in the world.
How do you describe or explain your affinity with a team? Is it a player, is it your home town or birthplace or maybe a magical name? My love and attachment to Spurs was born when I was 7 years old and has never, ever wavered.
Stadia is taken from a book “Football Grounds From Above” with photographs by Ian Hay who has kindly allowed me to use them on this website. It tells the story of Britain’s leading grounds which developed from humble beginnings to become some of the greatest sporting stadiums in the land.
"Interviews" replaces "Guest Writer" and will feature voices from the past. Managers and players who, generally speaking, are no longer with us but whose views often throw a different perspective on the game from times past.
"Spotlight" will shine a light on players, managers and football clubs and hopefully unearth some interesting facts that are not generally known. For example Preston North End being kicked out of the FA Cup for paying their players, only for professionalism to be introduced a year later in 1885.
Grassroots will focus on local football predominantly in the North Lancashire area. Here you will also read about many of the top amateur clubs in England as well as some of their players and officials who gave their time to foster and promote the game.
The Gallery will feature players and clubs from a bygone era with the occasional surprise like a referee carrying a gun on the field in Brazil or Stan Mortensen not in the tangerine shirt of Blackpool.
A Milestone can be a stone by the side of a road that shows the distance in miles to a specified place or alternatively an important point in the progress or development of something: a very important event or advance in the life of an individual or institution.
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