Kenilworth Road 27 May 1984 – England 1–0 Sweden (3–4 on penalties) Linda Curl’s cracker levels the tie but Swedes edge it on penalties Classic match report: Sweden win the first ever UEFA Women’s Euro, but brave England push them all the way Women’s Football Archive Exclusive: the definitive account ofContinue reading “Match: England 1–0 Sweden (3–4 PSO), 27 May 1984, Kenilworth Road”
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”
Carol Thomas (née McCune): England’s unsung heroine Born: 5th June 1955 Position: Right-back Debut: France (7th November 1974) Last game: Republic of Ireland (22nd September 1985) Occupation: Clerk (1974–85), Lunchtime Supervisor (1993–2001), Village Postie (2001–2013) Today, Carol Thomas remains the forgotten and overlooked captain of the England women’s team (excluding this website ofContinue reading “Players: Carol Thomas”
Morag “Maggie” Pearce (née Kirkland): England’s original and best left-back Born: c.1957, Southampton Position: Left-back Debut: Scotland (A) 18 November 1972 Occupation: Schoolgirl (1972) Southampton WFC great Maggie Pearce is the only player to start both England’s first ever match in 1972 and the UEFA Championship final 12 years later. At 15 sheContinue reading “Players: Maggie Pearce”
Lorraine Hanson (née Dobb): Belles and England great Born: c.1959, Worksop Position: Defender/Forward Debut: 1975? Occupation: Sales receptionist (1983, 1985), Clerk (1986) Considering Lorraine Hanson was such a brilliant footballer for Doncaster Belles and England, there is next to nothing about her on the internet. After starting out in her native Nottinghamshire withContinue reading “Players: Lorraine Hanson”
…But without the Terrys there’d be no Hopes! Or, Standing on the shoulders of giants LOOK at this video from the Women’s Euro 1984 final. MovementSoccer deserves thanks for posting it – as well as the whole final it came from – on YouTube here.
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 one 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”