New football (soccer) history website launched
November 06, 2007 (PRLEAP.COM) Sports NewsFOOTBALL fact addicts, sadcase stattos, and the passionate but bored-at-work fan have a new spiritual home to tide them through the summer season â and beyond â with the birth of www.onthisfootballday.com
Every day this new website gives you the opportunity to re-live or uncover the stories that have made the sport a national institution, from the earliest days of the formation of the FA and football league, to last yearâs âMoggigateâ match fixing scandal in Italy. The goals, the glories, the triumphs and the tears of football are presented in handy day-by-day chunks, on the day they took place. The site features not only the stories that made history, but the tales from the sidelines that passed almost unnoticed â until now.
â¢ Relive the time that Kevin Keegan lost it live on Sky Sports as Manchester United overhauled his Newcastle side in the Premiership race
â¢ Discover who invented the FA Cup way back in 1871, and then went on to captain his own team to victory in the inaugural competition.
A cracking new story is posted every day, with all previous entries archived and searchable, so you can look for your team, your favourite players, or just find out what happened on your birthday.
www.onthisfootballday.com is the brainchild of long-suffering Southampton fan Rob Burnett and (even more long-suffering) Leeds fan Joe Mewis.
Rob said: âSome of the stories weâve uncovered are pure gold â we basically just love this stuff ourselves and thought we should put our slightly obsessive natures to good use by sharing it with the rest of the world. The more recent stories make you sit back and think âGod, I remember thatâ¦â and the older ones just make you wish you remembered them.â
Joe added: âWeâve gone for stuff thatâs funny or unusual â not just results or statistics, so we hope the site will entertain people as well getting them to reminisce. Weâve got plenty of pictures, YouTube links, and weâll be adding more and more features as time passes. We particularly wanted to capture the kind of events that really make the game what it is, but get overlooked by the official histories.â
Notes for Editors
â¢ The site is designed by:
Welford Media www.welfordmedia.co.uk
Tel: 0845 634 1838
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