Wednesday, 07 August 2019 13:27

Botham: The Legend of '81

Botham: The Legend of '81 tells the simply incredible story of how Ian Botham went from national zero to hero, not once but twice. It is the most remarkable comeback story in English sporting history.

Published in Video of the Week
Thursday, 04 July 2019 14:47

Five Underdog Stories To Get Inspired

Football or soccer is the most popular sport in the world with billions of fans dotted around the globe; some aren’t committed to a team and just simply enjoy the game, others dedicate their lives to following their teams all over to cheer them on – win or lose – but all of them have a passion and love for the game.

Published in Sport
Saturday, 22 June 2019 14:58

A Brief History of Skiffle

During the Depression, Jug music became a fashionable way to play traditional US folk and blues standards. Makeshift instruments including guitars made from a gallon can with a neck attached and strings or alternatively homemade banjos with a tanned hide stretched across a hoop and a fretted neck added with four strings were played.

Published in Music
Sunday, 02 June 2019 12:29

ZANI’s Football Quiz

A fun and quick football quiz on ZANI by Soccernostalgia

Published in Sport

Alan Hudson burst onto the football scene aged 17 for Chelsea on 1st February 1969 at Stamford Bridge, for a home match against Southampton.

Published in Sport
Tuesday, 19 February 2019 14:04

Pele leads world tributes to Gordon Banks

Gordon Banks, the England international goalkeeper who was one of the key players of the famous 1966 FIFA World Cup winning team has sadly passed away at the age of 81.

Published in Sport
Wednesday, 16 May 2018 13:43

FIFA World Cup – A League unto Itself

It could probably be said that the FIFA world cup is the league of leagues, where the club is a school, and the World Cup a university. This unique tournament, now nearly a century old, is one in which the purest skill of each country is put on display.
Published in Sport

Raymond Colin Wilkins 14th September 1956 -4th April 2018.Yesterday the football world lost an absolute Legend and Gentleman as Ray ' Butch ' Wilkins sadly passed away. The one man I could watch all day on TV as his knowledge of football was second to none. One of a limited few pundits I'd never mute the TV for.

Published in Sport
The statistics make ugly reading for Eddie Jones and England rugby fans. Three Six Nations defeats in a row for the first time since 2006, a first defeat at Twickenham since October 2015 and England’s lowest ever Six Nations finish. It would be fair to state that Jones has a few questions to answer ahead of this summer’s tour to South Africa and next year’s World Cup.

Published in Sport
Frankie is a one-off, he comes from Halifax,
Lived life in the fast lane, he took it to the max.
Frankie had it all, in every single way,
It was poetry in motion watching Frankie play.
Published in Sport
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