World Cup 1966 Archives ⋆ An Old International

Uwe Seeler

Uwe Seeler whom most Germans have simply called ‘Uns Uwe’ has passed away. This nickname is due to him never having played abroad but always stayed in Germany: for 19 years he was worn no other shirts than those of HSV and the German national team. For English football two moments will remain closely linked…

Hugh McIlvanney on the World Cup 1966

What follows is a collection of quotes by Hugh McIlvanney who has passed away this week on the World Cup tournament 1966, held in England. More than 50 years ago The Observer, England’s oldest Sunday paper assembled a team of five writers to cover the 1966 World Cup in England. The team were Hugh McIlvanney,…

When the Germans Invaded Derbyshire

Once more I have contributed to the Football Pink. Here is an extract from the article.

There is little about the World Cup final of 1966 that has not been said or written already. Coverage of the tournament in England has largely been dominated by fact that one of the most contentious decisions in world football gave the host nation the title. Little is known however, about the relations the Germans have had with the inhabitants of a little village where they stayed during the competition: Ashbourne, Derbyshire. It turns out that the Germans were rather liked by their temporary hosts.

The issue, the twelfth already is available in print and can be purchased from the magazine’s website. It is only £3.00 and packed to the rafters with good content. So what are you waiting for?

Onwards and Upwards!

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