When Stuart Williams was confronted by the emerging genius of Pele in a quarter-final of the 1958 World Cup in Sweden, the classy and constructive Welsh full-back responded with the performance of his life. That day in Gothenburg, the teenager who would soon be hailed as the greatest footballer of all time, scored the only goal of the game to eliminate valiant opponents who had upset the odds by reaching the last eight. Though deprived of their own star, John Charles, through injury, the scarlet-shirted heroes held out for more than 70 minutes against a sumptuously talented Brazilian attack, in which the prodigy combined to compelling effect with the likes of Garrincha, Didi and Zagalo.
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Sunday 25 September 2005
Thursday 22 September 2005
Sunday 07 August 2005
Monday 01 August 2005
Saturday 07 May 2005
Tuesday 03 May 2005
Monday 28 March 2005
Sunday 13 February 2005
Saturday 05 February 2005
Sunday 23 January 2005
The booming business of professional club rugby is by no means a sport for all. Newly thwarted in the latest of several attempts to gain a foothold in the Zurich Premiership, Firoz Kassam, the millionaire owner of Oxford United FC, has accused union's power brokers of "making the rules as they go along" to protect their own positions. The issue raises further questions about a league already deridedfor operating a closed shop.
Sunday 23 January 2005
After the glory in defeat of their 2-0 FA Cup replay loss to Manchester United, it was back to Nationwide Conference business as usual for Exeter City with the most difficult match possible of that competition, a game against the runaway league leaders Barnet at Underhill.
Monday 20 December 2004
Sunday 12 December 2004
Saturday 04 December 2004
Friday 05 November 2004
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Scottish independence: David Cameron is becoming the 'George Bush of Britain'
Russia freezes Ukraine into submission: Kiev admits country doesn't have enough fuel for winter
Archbishop of Canterbury admits doubts about existence of God
Portuguese academic says British are 'filthy, violent and drunk'
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