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Norwich City: The 59ers

by Tony Pye

March 18th 1959.

I’m in my final year of primary school and up to now, I’ve not really been much aware of professional football. Until Norwich embarked on this amazing Cup run that is. Earlier in the season, I’d listened on the radio when we had beaten Matt Busby’s Manchester United and I was hooked. A few days ago, we were held to a draw by a lucky Luton Town. Today is the day of the replay, held on a Wednesday afternoon - a school day – so no sitting glued to the radio today for me.

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Ode to Pardew’s 2011

Ode to Pardew's 2011

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The Bucket List, part six

6. Passion and Atmosphere

Welcome to the Headers & Volleys Bucket List. World football is a big place and sometimes there seems almost too much to see. In this series we will be looking at the top things to see and do, before you pop your clogs. Feel free to add your own suggestions in the comments section below, or contact us here and we will feature the best entries on the site.

Ryan Leverton of SportsLeviathan.com continues his journey through his own Bucket List. In today’s instalment, Ryan looks at the derby match, including some of the biggest rivalries in world sport.

Galatasaray vs Fenerbahce in the Headers & Volleys Bucket List

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The Bucket List, part five

5. Out with the Old and in with the New

Welcome to the Headers & Volleys Bucket List. World football is a big place and sometimes there seems almost too much to see. In this series we will be looking at the top things to see and do, before you pop your clogs. Feel free to add your own suggestions in the comments section below, or contact us here and we will feature the best entries on the site.

Ryan Leverton of SportsLeviathan.com continues his journey through his own Bucket List. In today’s instalment, Ryan looks at the traditional method of watching a football match – on the terraces.

Football Terrace

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No news is bad news

We like to mix things up at Headers & Volleys, combining breaking news with some timeless articles our readers can dip in and out of. In recent weeks, this hasn’t been a problem.
We’ve had the EPPP, Sven and Steve McLaren, Carlos Tevez and Manchester City (Balotelli included) and we’ve engaged in a Q&A with bloggers over the state of football’s finances. Coupled with some classics and the Bucket List and, well, we’ve had more content than we’ve known what to do with.

Now the timeless pieces aren’t a problem. In fact we’ve got a classic player profile and a game from the 1950s coming up, but in what is proving to be an extremely depressing and boring week in football the breaking news pieces are just non-existent. This week all we’ve read and watched has been dominated by the already guilty verdict yet to be apportioned to John Terry and Luis Suarez; the glut of goals in the Premier League; that Steven Gerrard can’t play consecutive games; and that Robin van Persie is pretty good when fit. So there’s been literally nothing we give a toss about enough to write an article on – which is clearly all the fault of Rupert Murdoch and Richard Scudamore.

So in the absence of a proper post, we thought we’d allow you a brief insight into the intricate workings of Headers & Volleys’ tiny little minds and some of the ideas and non-ideas we’ve had for articles this week.
Don’t enjoy this, we certainly didn’t. Instead join us in hoping and praying to whatever deity you support, that Mario Balotelli crashes a helicopter into Primark on Oxford Street, or that Messi scores 87 goals in one game.

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The Bucket List, part four

4. The Home of Football

Welcome to the Headers & Volleys Bucket List. World football is a big place and sometimes there seems almost too much to see. In this series we will be looking at the top things to see and do, before you pop your clogs. Feel free to add your own suggestions in the comments section below, or contact us here and we will feature the best entries on the site.

Ryan Leverton of SportsLeviathan.com continues his journey through his own Bucket List. In today’s instalment, Ryan looks at taking in a game at one of the most state of the art all-seater stadia in the world, the home of football, Wembley.

Wembley Stadium, The Bucket List

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The Headed Hat-Trick Hero

With Newcastle United flying high in the Premier League ahead of tonight’s trip to Stoke, even the most pessimistic of fans might be tempted to think of Europe and of the Magpies returning to the heights enjoyed under Kevin Keegan and Sir Bobby Robson.

In the latest ‘Classic’, Rich Pye remembers Newcastle’s first foray into Europe since the late 1970s, and a particularly unique performance by their future England midfielder, Robert Lee.

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The Bucket List, part three

3. The Boys from Brazil

Welcome to the Headers & Volleys Bucket List. World football is a big place and sometimes there seems almost too much to see. In this series we will be looking at the top things to see and do, before you pop your clogs. Feel free to add your own suggestions in the comments section below, or contact us here and we will feature the best entries on the site.

Ryan Leverton of SportsLeviathan.com continues his journey through his own Bucket List. In today’s instalment, Ryan travels further afield to the land of the Copacabana, the permanent home of the Jules Rimet trophy and the joy of favela football as he visits, The Boys from Brazil.

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No Country for Old Sven

Sven axe offers a lesson for chairmen everywhere

by James Riches

In the opening paragraphs of my Championship preview for this very website back in August, I wrote the following sentence:
“Add into the mix two former England managers, and we could be set for one of the most exciting Championship seasons ever.” 
Now, in my defence, that is so far not a lie. Yes, it’s not even November, and Sven-Göran Eriksson has joined the hapless wally extraordinaire Steve McLaren in exiting the division, but you can’t say their downfalls haven’t been entertaining in their own sad, grimly imminent way.

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The Bucket List, part two

2. Football:  The Great Debate!

Welcome to the Headers & Volleys Bucket List. World football is a big place and sometimes there seems almost too much to see. In this series we will be looking at the top things to see and do, before you pop your clogs. Feel free to add your own suggestions in the comments section below, or contact us here and we will feature the best entries on the site.

Ryan Leverton of SportsLeviathan.com continues his journey through his own Bucket List. Today he looks at something eminently achievable for every football fan – arguing and discussing the hot topics in football. From London to Vienna, here’s Ryan’s look at the great debate that is football.

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