When Martin Reagan went in to bat for women’s football

Martin Reagan (1924–2016): The man who stepped up to save women’s football in England   Women’s football lost one of our own with Martin Reagan’s recent passing, but his deeds will never be forgotten     In May 1984 the England women’s football team manager Martin Reagan returned from Gothenburg with a creditable 1–0 defeatContinue reading “When Martin Reagan went in to bat for women’s football”

Match: Italy 3–1 West Germany, 26 August 1984, Stadio Armando Picchi

Hosts Italy crush West Germany to claim Mundialito     Classic match report: Three first-half goals secure Italy’s win over patched-up West Germany   In August 1984 Italy beat West Germany 3–1 in the 1984 Mundialto Femminile final. A capacity crowd at the Stadio Armando Picchi in Jesolo saw goals from vaunted front three CarolinaContinue reading “Match: Italy 3–1 West Germany, 26 August 1984, Stadio Armando Picchi”

Match: Sweden 1–0 England, 12 May 1984, Ullevi (part 2)

Ullevi 12 May 1984 – Sweden 1–0 England   Pia Sundhage’s header beats England in first leg of Euro 84 final   Classic match report: Martin Reagan’s brave England stay in touch for second leg in Luton     Part two in a two-part series: profiling England’s classic Euro 1984 final defeat by Sweden. EnglandContinue reading “Match: Sweden 1–0 England, 12 May 1984, Ullevi (part 2)”