Match: England 2–0 France, 7 November 1974, Plough Lane

Plough Lane – England 2–0 France   England beat France to secure eighth straight win   Classic match report: Southampton duo Davies and Lopez score to down Les Bleues at Wimbledon   In 1974 the British economy was in the toilet due to crackpot ‘austerity’ measures. Terrorism lurked on the nation’s streets due to disastrousContinue reading “Match: England 2–0 France, 7 November 1974, Plough Lane”

Anne O’Brien, footballer (1956–2016)

Irish football great Anne O’Brien dies in Italy aged 60   Ireland lost one of its best ever sports stars with the untimely death of Anne O’Brien in August 2016. Medals and memories from a stellar pro career in France and Italy cemented her unique legacy to Irish sporting heritage. The tragedy is that sheContinue reading “Anne O’Brien, footballer (1956–2016)”

Anne O’Brien: Irish soccer legend

Anne O’Brien: Irish soccer star who carved out a glittering career on mainland Europe   The girl from Dublin who dreamed big – overcoming incredible obstacles to make her mark in international soccer. In the course of a long and successful career she won six Serie A titles, two Coppa Italia winner’s medals and etchedContinue reading “Anne O’Brien: Irish soccer legend”