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  • Have any songs been written about specific football matches?

    Plus: heavy defeats after taking the lead and players switching between the Championship and Premier LeagueMail us your questions or tweet @TheKnowledge_GU“Kirsty MacColl wrote a song specifically about England’s 2-0 win over Colombia at France ’98 (or at least going on a bad date to watch it),” wrote Mike Meehall-Wood last week. “I was wondering if there are other songs that specifically mention individual matches?” Well Mike, the answer is a resounding “Yes”. Here’s Niall Mullen with more:...

    the Guardian
  • Football quiz: can you match the club to their cardboard cutout fans?

    Football fans have been attending games in cardboard cutout form. Can you identify the clubs they support?Which club do these 'fans' support?Sheffield WednesdayMillwallChelsea1860 MunichWhere's Wally?Meadow LaneThe City GroundPride ParkMolineuxWhere are these fans?Fratton ParkHillsboroughThe AmexThe HawthornsAt which club were these 'fans' spotted?BlackpoolBrightonWigan AthleticHuddersfield TownWhich team have these fans come to support?Southend UnitedColchester UnitedGillinghamHartlepool United...

    the Guardian
  • When the BBC last broadcast live league football Match of the Day was VERY different

    Back in 1988, live football on the box was a precious commodity, a Sunday afternoon treat every few weeks either on the BBC or ITV, two of the four channels available at the time.

    Mail Online
  • Louis Theroux describes 'random' encounter with Banksy at football match in 2001

    ‘I’m one of the only people to have met Banksy – and we bonded over Peter Crouch!’ said Theroux

    The Independent