Tom Finney

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The Republic of ireland team that beat England 2-0 at Goodison Park in 1949.

Late one Autumn afternoon in 1949 I hopped on a Number 3 bus in Sandymount, heading towards O’Connell Street. Just coming up to my 20th birthday, I w(...)

England goalkeeper Bert Williams after Joe Gaetjens’ first half goal. File photograph: Getty Images

Frank ‘Pee Wee’ Wallace was the ubiquitous postman or mailman to use the American term, on the USA team that beat England 1-0 at the 1950 World Cup in(...)

 Marcus Rashford (left) and Tammy Abraham celebrate an England goal. Photo: Nick Potts/PA Wire.

England 7 Montenegro 0 It was a night when England celebrated their football history and threatened to run up an historic scoreline. As the goals fl(...)

 Leeds United striker Patrick Bamford  scores during the Championship match against  Bristol City at Ashton Gat. Photograph: Jordan Mansfield/Getty Images

Patrick Bamford’s early goal proved enough for Leeds to boost their hopes of automatic promotion from the Championship with a 1-0 win at Bristol City.(...)

Jermain Defoe scored his first international goal since March 2013 as England beat Lithuania 2-0 at Wembley. Photograph: Glyn Kirk/Getty

England 2 Lithuania 0 The most remarkable statistic attached to this victory is that England, for all their traumas and intermittent crises, have now(...)

Davy Walsh at the unveiling of a commemorative display in honour of former internationals Walsh and Con Martin at the FAI headquarters in Abbotstown, Dublin in 2009. Photograph: Brian Lawless/Sortsfile

Davy Walsh was explaining to his daughter Amanda how it used to be, how it was growing up a sports-mad boy in Waterford in the 1920s and 30s and the d(...)

Liverpool fans leave the stands after 77 minutes during during last week’s Premier League match between Liverpool and Sunderland at Anfield in protest against the club’s plan to increase ticket prices. Photograph: Lindsey Parnaby/AFP/Getty Images

Don’t believe in yourself Don’t deceive with belief. It’s probably too late to join the media grief-fest, but here goes. David Bowie wrote those lin(...)

Members of the Shamrock Rovers team that won an unprecedented six FAI Cups in a row during the 1960s, Johnny Fullam centre, front row. Photo: Morgan Treacy/INPHO

Former Preston North End, Bohemians, Shamrock Rovers and Athlone Town stalwart Johnny Fullam has died, aged 75. Fullam won a record eight FAI Cup meda(...)

Manchester United’s Wayne Rooney (left) celebrates with  team mate Marouane Fellaini (right) after scoring the third against   Preston North End   at  Deepdale. Photograph: Peter Powell / EPA

Preston North End 1 Manchester United 3A comfortable scoreline, Wayne Rooney on the scoresheet and hostilities renewed in the quarter-finals with Arse(...)

Wigan Athletic’s Chris McCann celebrates his goal during the  match at the Cardiff City Stadium. Photograph: PA Wire.

Cardiff 1 Wigan 2 Wigan kept their dream of winning a second success(...)