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1,250 And Counting: Wisbech Town ‘Keeper Paul Bastock Breaks Peter Shilton Record For Most Games In Club Football

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Wisbech Town's Paul Bastock broke Peter Shilton's long-standing record for the most appearances in competitive club football on Saturday, with the 47-year old goalkeeper racking up his 1,250th game.

Bastock, whoowns a window cleaning business, made his record-breaking appearance for United Counties League Premier Division team Wisbech in their FA Vase clash with Thetford Town at Mundford Road.

The 2012 Olympic Games: The Mens Event, Group Stage Round Three

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Anything the Team GB women's team can do, the men can do too, if with a good deal less style. After his side's 1-0 win over Uruguay yesterday, the Hope Powell of men's football, Stuart Pearce, declared that they had played some "outstanding football" to clinch a quarter-final place. Pearce's eyesight must be a good deal better than mine, but however hard it was to watch as a football match, Britain's win – of both match and group – was worthy and deserved.

‘La Mano de Dios’ by 3NIL. 22 June 1986 was a day that will...

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‘La Mano de Dios' by 3NIL.

22 June 1986 was a day that will forever be remembered by the football world.

It was the day Diego Armando Maradona broke English hearts at the World Cup in two incredible moments.

Joe Hart goes from third choice goalkeeper for England to “Best in the World” in less than a year

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For just about the last 30 years, English goalkeepers have slipped down the rankings of the world's best despite the legacy that they bring with them from days gone by. There was a time when it didn't matter who played in nets for the national team (as long as it wasn't Peter Bonetti!

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Football Ink: Diego Maradona’s Infamous ‘Hand Of God’ Immortalised In Wonderfully Creative Tattoo Form (Photo)

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While it still rankles with many an England fan (and player), Diego Maradona's nefarious dalliance with divine intervention at the 1986 World Cup has itself become deified in football folklore.

Indeed, one of the most infamous swindles in the game's entire storied history is apparently now venerated enough to warrant a tattoo tribute.

Diego Maradona Announces He’s Very Much In Favour Of Video-Assisted Refereeing Being Used To Prevent Cheating In Football

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The hand that did the damage: Diego Maradona has just been unveiled as the new coach of FC Fujairah of the UAE

Diego Maradona has had his say on video-assisted refereeing (VAR), speaking out as a somewhat unlikely advocate of the controversial new system.

Maradona famously benefited from an absence of such technology at the 1986 World Cup, when he used his divine extremity to plink the ball over Peter Shilton and 'hand' Argentina the lead against England in the quarter-finals.

Diego Maradona Recreates The ‘Hand Of God’ During Kick-About With Korean Schoolkids (Photos & Video)

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At FIFA's behest, both Diego Maradona and Pablo Aimar flew into Suwon today to help publicise the draw for the upcoming Under-20 World Cup being staged in South Korea.

As part of the event,the Argentinian pair took part in a kick-about inHwaseong Haenggung Square, which included a series of skill challenges and a mini 5-a-side match involving two teams of local kids.

Graham Taylor, tabloid target and England statesman

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London (AFP) Graham Taylor, who died aged 72 on Thursday, was Watford's greatest manager and overcame a turbulent period as England boss to become one of English football's most fondly regarded figures.

Over 10 years, Taylor guided Watford from the Fourth Division to a second-place finish in England's top tier and an FA Cup final appearance.

Graham Taylor, tabloid target and England statesman

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London (AFP) Graham Taylor, who died aged 72 on Thursday, was Watford's greatest manager and overcame a turbulent period as England boss to become one of English football's most fondly regarded figures.

Over 10 years, Taylor guided Watford from the Fourth Division to a second-place finish in England's top tier and an FA Cup final appearance.

Shilton says Rooney should have quit England after Euros

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London (AFP) England great Peter Shilton said Tuesday that Wayne Rooney should have retired from international football after this year's European Championships.

Manchester United forward Rooney, 30, has said he intends to retire from England duty after the 2018 World Cup in Russia, but former goalkeeper Shilton believes he should already have called time on his career with the national side.

Shilton says Rooney should have quit England after Euros

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London (AFP) England great Peter Shilton said Tuesday that Wayne Rooney should have retired from international football after this year's European Championships.

Manchester United forward Rooney, 30, has said he intends to retire from England duty after the 2018 World Cup in Russia, but former goalkeeper Shilton believes he should already have called time on his career with the national side.

Rooney breaks England caps record

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Trnava (Slovakia) (AFP) Wayne Rooney became England's most capped outfield player when he was awarded his 116th cap by new manager Sam Allardyce in Sunday's opening 2018 World Cup qualifier away to Slovakia.

Team captain Rooney, 30, surpasses his former England team-mate David Beckham, who was capped 115 times by his country.

On This Day In 1987: ‘Relentless’ Gary Lineker Scores Four As England Trounce Spain In The Bernabeu (Photos & Video)

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One evening in Madrid, almost exactly 29 years ago, Gary Lineker inspired England to a stunning 4-2 win over Spain at the Bernabeu.

Lineker finished his evening's work with less than an hour on the clock. In fact, all four goals came in a frenzied 33-minute burst, two before half-time and two after the restart.

The Making of Chelsea and England Star Frank Lampard's Golden Hat

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Frank Lampard earned his 100th cap for the English National Team against Ukraine in Kiev in World Cup Qualifiers this year. The incredible achievement made him the 8th English player to hit the fabled number, following the footsteps of legends like David Beckham, Peter Shilton, Bobby Moore, Bobby Charlton, Billy Wright, Steven Gerrard, and Ashley Cole.

Watch England 1-1 Poland; Highlights Of That Disastrous Night for The Three Lions in 1973 [VIDEO]

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For a walk down memory lane, England played Poland in 1973 with The Three Lions just needing a win to qualify for the 1974 World Cup. The match, which was played at the old Wembley Stadium, will live in history because of the brilliant performance by Poland goalkeeperJan Tomaszewski who kept England from winning the crucial match.

Video: Ashley Cole praises Chelsea team-mate Frank Lampard ahead of his 100th England cap

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Ashley Cole has paid tribute to his international and Chelsea colleague Frank Lampard, who will join him in England's 100-cap club this evening. The left-back reached the milestone at the end of last season and is now delighted to see his team-mate become a centurion. Cole said: "It's a great achievement, I think he was [.

England heroes who earned 100 caps

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Representing your nation at any level is probably the best feeling one can ever bore in his heart. A sense of patriotism runs through the veins and the feelings cannot be expressed in any words or language.

It is even harder for the outsiders to fathom its true essence.

England Name Squad For Brazil Match

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Ashley Cole is set to become the seventh player to win 100 England caps after being named in the squad for next week's friendly with Brazil.

Cole would become only the seventh player to have reached 100 caps for England, joining Gerrard, Billy Wright, Bobby Charlton, Bobby Moore, David Beckham and Peter Shilton.

Chelsea ace about to make history

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England left-back Ashley Cole is closing in on a historic achievement by becoming the nation's most capped player in tournament football if he features as expected in tonight's Group D decider against Ukraine.

Cole, who just won a UEFA Champions League and FA Cup double with Chelsea, has been capped 96 times by the Three Lions but in terms of tournament football, no England player has featured as consistently as him.

The Sizzle Query: England’s Spare Shotstoppers

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Pundits say that Joe Hart is the best goalkeeper England have produced since Peter Shilton. He's certainly the hottest. But it's going to take more than one pretty to prevent England suffering an ignominious exit from a major competition (again). Naturally, we need to find out whose operating in the Furry Smurf's foine shadow.

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Retro Football: Brian Clough’s Quartet Of Classic Adverts For Shredded Wheat, 1991/92 (Video)

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As he made a point of telling everybody all the time, Brian Clough really wasn't one to suffer flashy prima donna players gladly.

So it might come as something of a surprise that Cloughie dabbled in a few endorsement shills over the years, including a starring role in this series of adverts for Shredded Wheat from 1991 and 1992.

When The Worlds Of Rock N’ Roll And Goalkeeping Combine: Five Fascinating Musical Facts About Goalies

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Mix it up a wee bit, my editor said. So I got to 4th May, and I notedthat on his day in 1966, the great Peter Shilton made the first of his record 1,005 football league appearances when he stepped up between the sticks for Leicester City (whatever happened to them?) against Everton.

That would normally be the cue to spin headlong into a list of the best goalkeepers of all time or the worst goalkeeper of all time or the Top 10 goalkeepers most likely to have owned Vauxhall Cavaliers at some point in their lives, etc, etc.

On This Day In 1978: Peter Shilton On Fire As Newly-Promoted Nottingham Forest Secure First Division Title (Video)

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There's been much made, fairly understandably, of Leicester's outstanding progress this season from table-proppers all the way up to table-toppers.

In 1978, East Midlands rivals Nottingham Forest achieved the feat of winning the First Division league title the season after being promoted, which was made mathematically certain on this very day, 38 years ago.

Retro Football: Peter Shilton Gives The Worst Motivational Team Talk Of All Time, 1993 (Photo)

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It's fair to say that, for all his vast success as a player, Peter Shilton's short-lived foray into management was an absolute disaster of Exxon Valdez-esque proportions.

The veteran 42-year-old goalkeeper arrived at Plymouth in a player-manager capacity in Februaryof 1992. Two months later the club were relegated from the Second Division.

Pies Classics: 25 Brilliant Vintage European Cup Final Photos

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By Chris Wright

A classic from the archives, here's 25 beautiful shots from European Cup Finals past because, as Paul Simon once said, everything looks better in black and white...

A young Martin O'Neil sits at the back of the bus as Nottingham Forest parade the European Cup trophy along the Trent Embankment after beating Malmo in the 1979 final

Peter Shilton, Trevor Francis, Larry Lloyd, Ian Bowyer et al celebrate Nottingham Forest's 1979 European Cup win a feat they also repeated the following year

King Kenny wakes up with the European Cup in his bed after scoring the winning goal against Club Brugge in the previous night's final, 1978

Bayern Munich's Georg Schwarzenbeck tackles St Etienne's Herve Revelli (r) from behind as Munich goalkeeper Sepp Maier looks on, 1976

St Etienne's Gerard Janvion (r) blocks a shot from Bayern Munich's Uli Hoeness, 1976

St Etienne goalkeeper Ivan Curkovic saves at the feet of Bayern Munich's Gerd Muller, 1976

Leeds scrappers Joe Jordan and Billy Bremner pick a fight with Bayern Munich's Gerd Muller, 1975

Gerd Muller celebrates Bayern Munich's 2-0 victory over Leeds United in the 1975 final

After thrashing Atletico Madrid 4-0 in the 1974 final replay, Bayern Munich pair Johnny Hansen and Gerd Muller watch the reaction of the fans as Der Kaiser lifts the trophy

Bayern Munich's Paul Breitner is foiled by Atletico Madrid goalkeeper Reina, 1974

Ajax (Johan Cruyff first row, second from right) line up prior to the 1971 European Cup Final against Panathinaikos at Wembley

Liz Samain, grandmother of Chelsea legend Ron 'Chopper' Harris, stands proudly with the European Cup.

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Liverpool great Gerrard announces retirement from football

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London (AFP) Former Liverpool and England captain Steven Gerrard announced his retirement from professional football on Thursday at the age of 36.

Gerrard spent 17 years at his home-town club Liverpool, 12 as captain, and won seven major honours including the 2005 Champions League before finishing his career with an 18-month stint at LA Galaxy.

Liverpool great Gerrard announces retirement from football

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London (AFP) Former Liverpool and England captain Steven Gerrard announced his retirement from professional football on Thursday at the age of 36.

Gerrard spent 17 years at his home-town club Liverpool, 12 as captain, and won seven major honours including the 2005 Champions League before finishing his career with an 18-month stint at LA Galaxy.

Shilton, Maradona trade barbs over ‘Hand of God’ World Cup goal

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Buenos Aires (AFP) Diego Maradona and former England goalkeeper Peter Shilton reignited on Wednesday their long-running feud, on the 30th anniversary of the Argentine's infamous "Hand of God" World Cup goal.

Maradona, one of the finest footballers to play the game, scored twice in Argentina's 2-1 victory over England in front of 115,000 fans on June 22, 1986 in Mexico.

Shilton, Maradona trade barbs over ‘Hand of God’ World Cup goal

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Buenos Aires (AFP) Diego Maradona and former England goalkeeper Peter Shilton reignited on Wednesday their long-running feud, on the 30th anniversary of the Argentine's infamous "Hand of God" World Cup goal.

Maradona, one of the finest footballers to play the game, scored twice in Argentina's 2-1 victory over England in front of 115,000 fans on June 22, 1986 in Mexico.

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Arsenal Need A Big Cech To Replace Szczesny And The Accountant

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So. Is Arsène Wenger going to bring PeterCech from Chelsea to Arsenal? When asked that question yesterday,Wenger replied:

"I don't deal with the ‘if'...We have world-class goalkeepers, we've got three. That's a very tricky question because we are not interested in anybody at the moment.

Arsenal Ladies’ Rachel Yankey sets new England cap record

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Rachel Yankey of the Arsenal ladies team has made it into the history books as England's most capped footballer after she surpassed Peter Shilton's previous record of 125 games. Shilton, one of England's greatest goalkeepers, played for the men's team while of course Yankey plays for England's women's squad.

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16 Photos Of The Young Frank Lampard: England’s Latest Centurion

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By Chris Wright

As you're probably well aware by now, Frank Lampard, now 35, is on the very cusp of becoming England's latest centurion as and when he picks up his 1ooth cap against Ukraine in Kiev tonight, joiningPeter Shilton (125 caps),David Beckham (115),Bobby Moore (108),Bobby Charlton (106), Billy Wright (105),Ashley Cole (104) andSteven Gerrard (104) in the Hundred Club.

Friday Kickoff: Blatter looks to eliminate penalties, Beckham to be honored & more

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If you are in the group of fans that cannot stand that important matches can come down to a penalty shootout, you are not alone. The president of FIFA has your back.

Sepp Blatter called for an alternative solution to penalty shootouts at the FIFA Congress in Budapest, saying that, ''Football should not go to one to one, because when football goes to penalty kicks, it loses its essence as a team sport.

La publicidad de Carlsberg Euro 2012 y el humor inglés.

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11.05.2012 - Patrocinador de la selección inglesa y de la Euro 2012, (cerveza) Carlsberg lanzó su nuevo comercial al respecto, con dosis de humor inglés (?): La Academia de Fans Carlsberg.
Allí se prepara a los aficionados a manera de entrenamiento para el evento, cuando debieran estar a punto para cumplir con su objetivo de alentar al máximo.

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The Old Cat: Non-League Goalkeeper Paul Bastock Makes 1,250th Career Appearance To Break Peter Shilton’s Long-Standing World Record

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Congratulations are most definitely due to Wisbech Town goalkeeper Paul Bastock, who is now the proud owner of an absolutely formidable new world record.

On Wednesday night, Bastock equalled Peter Shilton's astounding tally of 1,249 competitive career appearances when he started for Wisbech in their 2-1 win over Sleaford Town in the United Counties League Premier Division.

Chris Hughton Has Done Very Well Since Newcastle Fired Him

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Rachel Yankey is an English ladies footballer who plays for Arsenal and for the England national team, and she recently reached 125 caps to equal Peter Shilton's all-time record for an England international. Rachel Yankey - equaled Peter Shilton's record And there's news that a certain class gentleman called Chris Hughton sent the left winger [.

The Afterlife of Brian

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Barry Plapp is someone you've probably never heard of, but if you're a football fan you will likely be familiar with his work.

My All-Time Top 10 Great Goalkeepers: #8 Peter Shilton

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My All-Time Top 10 Great Goalkeepers: #8 Peter Shilton

  • Nationality: English

  • Total appearances: 1005

  • Caps: 125

  • World Cups:3

  • Titles: 8

England's Peter Shilton became his country's highest capped player in 1990 when he won his 125th cap against Italy in a Third Place match in the World Cup of that year.

Rayados: el dia en que el balón no se convirtió en milagro

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"You've got to believe that you're going to win, and I believe we'll win the World Cup until the final whistle blows and we're knocked out."

Peter Shilton

 Todos como seres humanos tenemos la necesidad de creer en algo. En algo trascendental, algo que explique nuestro universo y que le de sentido a nuestras vidas.

Tim Howard's stunning goal drops like a bolt from the sky

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Bolton's Bogdan could do little but look stunned after Tim Howard booted the ball upfield and it took a bounce that evaded him altogether. The wind carried it a good 20 yards further. Howard refused to celebrate mindful of goalkeeper union rules. The stunning goal hogged the headlines obscuring the equally stunning comeback by Bolton for an exceedingly rare win.