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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: Scots beat England in front of record crowd, Adu...

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On this day in 1937, Scotland hosted England at Hampden Park in Glasgow for the last game of that season’s British Home Championship in...

On This Day in Football: Newcastle star scores five for England, Liverpool clinch title

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On this day in 1975, England beat Cyprus 5-0 is a Euro qualifier with Newcastle United forward Malcolm MacDonald scoring all five goals. Played in...

On This Day in Football: Charlton beat France, Ellis Park Disaster leaves 43 dead

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On this day in 1937, Charlton Athletic beat the French national team 5-2 in Paris. The French were initially scheduled to play Italy but the...

On This Day in Football: Blackburn hit FA cup hat-trick, United annihilate Roma

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On this day in 1886, Blackburn Rovers won their third consecutive FA Cup by beating West Bromwich Albion 2-0 in a replay. Rovers remain the...

On This Day in Football: Shearer makes history, Chelsea borrow Coventry’s kit

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On this day in 1988, Alan Shearer became the youngest player to score a hat-trick in the English top flight at the age of...

On This Day in Football: Bayern-Dortmund clash produces 14 yellow and three red cards

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On this day in 2001, Bayern Munich and Borussia Dortmund met in a feisty league fixture that produced 14 yellow and three red cards. The...

On This Day in Football: The Mighty Magyars humble Italy

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On this day on 1924, the Italian national team suffered its worst ever defeat by losing 7-1 to Hungary in Budapest. The friendly played in...

On This Day in Football: Ibrox disaster leaves 25 dead

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On this day in 1902, a stand at Rangers’ Ibrox Stadium collapsed during a game between Scotland and England resulting in the deaths of...

On This Day in Football: Duncan Edwards makes debut, Scotland clinch title

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On this day in 1936, Scotland beat England at Wembley to win the British Home Championship. It was the last game of the campaign and...

On This Day in Football: Birth of Boca, Sheffield invades Wembley

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On this day in 1905, Argentinean heavyweights Boca Juniors were founded in Buenos Aires. Esteban Baglietto, Juan Farenga, Teodoro Farenga, Santiago Sana, and Alfredo Scarpati,...

On This Day in Football: Wolves legend sets England record, Gijon end Jose’s party

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On this day in 1955, England hammered Scotland 7-2 at Wembley with four of the goals coming from Wolverhampton Wanderers legend Dennis Wilshaw. He remains...

On This Day in Football: Bolivia crush Argentina

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On this day in 2009, Bolivia beat Argentina 6-1 in a 2010 FIFA World Cup qualifier which matched their record loss in international football. The...