Families in Football: Sir Bobby and Jack Charlton

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Welcome to Last Word on Football’s ‘Families in Football’ series. Over the next few weeks, we take a look at siblings, cousins, and even parents and children that have played the beautiful game. Some have played cup finals together while others have been on opposing sides. Today we look at Sir Bobby and Jack Charlton. […] READ MORE


Sir Geoff Hurst Backs Ban on Children Heading Footballs Following Links to Dementia

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Sir Geoff Hurst believes that banning children from heading footballs would be a ‘sensible suggestion.’ The news of multiple much-loved former footballers suffering from dementia is once again creating a discussion about sports safety. There is research that suggests that repeated head trauma can lead to neurological disorders in later life. Footballers seem to be […] READ MORE


England and Leeds United Legend Jack Charlton Dies Aged 85

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Footballing legend Jack Charlton has sadly died at the age of 85. Alongside his brother Bobby, he was part of the 1966 winning World Cup squad, playing every game in the tournament. Footballing Legend Jack Charlton Dies Aged 85 Remembering His Career Charlton was a one-club player, spending his entire career at Leeds from 1950-1973. […] READ MORE


The Five Finest All-Celtic Clashes in International Football

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The Celtic nations of the British and Irish Isles – Scotland, Wales, Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland – usually prefer to defeat the English (for most of them, their former imperial master) on the sporting field, but when they are forced to face each other it still creates a unique occasion. The Five Finest […] READ MORE