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: 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)”

Match: Sweden 1–0 England, 12 May 1984, Ullevi

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”

Match: England 0–2 Sweden, 23 May 1989, Wembley

Wembley Stadium 23 May 1989 – England 0–2 Sweden   Old foes Sweden put one over on England AGAIN   Classic match report: The story of England women’s first football match at Wembley Stadium   In May 1989 England lost their first full match at Wembley Stadium to goals from Swedish greats Pia Sundhage (6)Continue reading “Match: England 0–2 Sweden, 23 May 1989, Wembley”

Players: Jackie Sherrard

Jackie Sherrard: “The best pure footballer at the Belles”   Born: 9 June 1966, Belper Position: Centre-half, midfielder Debut: Sweden (H) 30 October 1983 Occupation: Production clerk (1987), Clerical supervisor (1991), Materials and systems manager (1994)   A gifted all-round sportswoman who reportedly played field hockey for England at under 21 level. Turning her attentionsContinue reading “Players: Jackie Sherrard”