Tag: Sweden

1992 European Championship finals

The 1992 European Championship finals took place in Sweden between 10 and 26 June.  This was the last of the eight-team Euro tournaments which began in 1980 as England was to host an expanded edition with sixteen teams in 1996. It was Sweden’s first major tournament since the 1958 World Cup – all four venues…

By Paul W June 26, 2022 0

Jesse Carver & George Raynor: The British Abroad

Jesse Carver and George Raynor were post-War English coaches and managers who are regarded as pioneers in European football. Both men earned acclaim for successful spells in several countries during the 1950s, but remain largely unheralded in England. Born in Liverpool, Jesse Carver played for Blackburn and Newcastle in the 1920s and 30s, before coaching…

By Paul W March 21, 2020 0

Atlantic Crossings (Football in North America, Part Two)

When today’s top football clubs routinely jet around the world for pre-season tours and lucrative friendlies in North America and beyond, it’s hard to imagine what an undertaking trans-continental travel was in the days before passenger flights. In the nineteenth century an Atlantic crossing in bad weather could stretch into weeks, though by the early…

By Paul W October 5, 2019 2