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Samiran Mishra

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I am a football writer and blogger. Other interests include history, anthropology, philosophy, music, books, etc. Been called a misanthrope on more than once occasion. Follow me @scoutdesk

On This Day in Football: Spurs become first English club to win a European...

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On this day in 1963, Tottenham Hotspur became the first English club to win a European competition by beating Atletico Madrid 5-1 in the...

On This Day in Football: England perform the infamous ‘Nazi salute’

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On this day in 1938, England impressively beat Germany 6-3 at Berlin’s Olympic Stadium. But the match is perhaps best remembered for an entirely...

On This Day in Football: Newcastle United retain the FA Cup

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On this day in 1952, Newcastle United beat Arsenal in the final to win the FA Cup for the second year running. Newcastle had beaten...

On This Day in Football: The Matthews Final, European glory for Porto & Benfica

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On this day in 1953, Blackpool beat Bolton Wanderers to lift the FA Cup in a game that is popularly called the ‘Matthews Final’. Bolton...

On This Day in Football: Bundesliga witnesses chaotic ending

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On this day in 1978, the German Bundesliga witnessed the most exciting end to a campaign. It was the last game of the season as...

On This Day in Football: Wembley’s grand opening, Sir Bobby bids United goodbye

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On this day in 1923, Bolton Wanderers beat West Ham United 2-0 in the FA Cup final in what was the first ever game...

On This Day in Football: Spurs make history, Tragedy strikes Zambia

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On this day in 1901, Tottenham Hotspur beat Sheffield United 3-1 to lift the FA Cup, and in doing so, became the first non-league...

On This Day in Football: Newton Heath become Manchester United

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On this day in 1902, English Second Division outfit Newton Heath changed their name and became Manchester United. Founded in 1878 by workers from the...

On This Day in Football: The Invincibles clinch title, United stun Spurs

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On this day in 2004, an unbeaten Arsenal side drew 2-2 against Tottenham Hotspur at White Hart Lane to clinch the Premier League title...

On This Day in Football: Wolves win the First Division, Liverpool go down

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On this day in 1954, Wolverhampton Wanderers won their first ever top flight title with a 2-0 win over Tottenham Hotspur. Wolves had come very...

On This Day in Football: Bobby Charlton makes England debut

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On this day in 1958, just over two months after the tragic Munich Air Disaster, bobby Charlton made his debut for the England national...

On This Day in Football: Real Madrid get off the mark

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On this day in 1905, Real Madrid beat Athletic Bilbao in the Copa del Rey to win their first major honour. Known back then as...