Steve Morrow


Classic Moments: Steve Morrow Falls From The Summit Of Tony Adams After Winning The League Cup, 1993 (Photos & Video)

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On this very day in 1993, Arsenal wonthe Coca Cola Cup final thanks to a rare goal from Steve Morrow,the Belfast-born defender grabbing the winner in a 2-1 victory over Sheffield Wednesday at Wembley.

His68th-minute, cup-winning strike was one of just three goals Morrow scored in his entire, 13-year professional career in English football.

Where’s our joker in the pack?

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This isn't a post with any weight or merit or even structure as i'm typing it as i'm about to rush out the door, but Norfolk's post yesterday got me reminiscing, shouldn't we just enjoy football for what it is?

In my Arsenal supporting years there have always been star players but to complete a squad there has to be a few other types of men, the dependable Mr Consistents like Nigel Winterburn, Kevin Richardson, Gilberto.

Arsenal goals of my years

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I was going to write a post on my top 5 I was there goals, but realised I would miss too many goals from more recent times when I have attended nowhere near as much as I did in my youth. So instead I have picked the top 5 goals of my youth (that I was there for) goals that came at an important time of my Arsenal supporting life, aged 15-18 I had just graduated from standing in the Junior Gunners section to standing on the North Bank and there feeling the elation of every goal with so much more force.

Arsenal goals of my years

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I was going to write a post on my top 5 I was there goals, but realised I would miss too many goals from more recent times when I have attended nowhere near as much as I did in my youth. So instead I have picked the top 5 goals of my youth (that I was there for) goals that came at an important time of my Arsenal supporting life, aged 15-18 I had just graduated from standing in the Junior Gunners section to standing on the North Bank and there feeling the elation of every goal with so much more force.

The dangers of golf and other perilous stories of salad cream, watching TV and getting married

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Injuries are an occupational hazard of football. A slight muscle pull, an awkward landing on the pitch, or a crunching can all be sources of a spell in the sidelines. However, there are surprisingly are a wide variety of different ways a football player can end up on the treatment table, as Swansea City defender [.

FC Dallas

FCD hasn’t won in week two since Morrow era

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Now that the Oscar Pareja era of FC Dallas soccer is officially off to a favorable start thanks to FCD's 3-2 win over Montreal on Saturday, it's time to shift the focus toward this weekend's trip to Sporting Park to face reigning MLS Cup champion Sporting Kansas City.

Dallas hasn't fared so well recently in the second game of the season, going 0-3-3 in their last six.

Hyndman Seeks to End FCD Tenure on High

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Saturday's match at Buck Shaw Stadium between FC Dallas and the San Jose Earthquakes will mark the end of the Schellas Hyndman era as FCD's head coach. And as Hyndman gets prepared for his swan song with the club, should FCD win, then he would be just the second coach in club history to win his final game at the helm.

One-Win Septembers in FCD History

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With Sunday's 4-2 loss to the Columbus Crew, FC Dallas finished the month of September at 1-3-0. But that's not the worst September performance in club history. That belongs to the 2011 team, a club that went 0-3-0 under Hyndman. Here's a look at the other one-win Septembers in club history:


Year Record Coach Finish
1996 1-4-0 Dave Dir Lost in first round of playoffs
2002 1-3-0 Mike Jeffries Lost in first round of playoffs
2003 1-3-0 Jeffries/Colin Clarke Missed playoffs
2004 1-3-0 Clarke Missed playoffs
2007 1-4-1 Steve Morrow Lost in first round of playoffs
2012 1-0-2 Schellas Hyndman Missed playoffs
2013 1-3-0 Hyndman ?

FCD Numerology: Sixth Sense

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The number six has had a colorful history for both the Dallas Burn and FC Dallas, being won by the likes of Tom Soehn, Steve Morrow, Ronnie O'Brien and is currently donned by Jackson. The versatile Brazilian definitely fits the mold of interesting players to wear this number, so here's a look at the entire history of No.

Is FCD on the cusp of another franchise record?

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Seeing FC Dallas score three against the two-time defending LA Galaxy in Sunday's 3-3 draw in Frisco had to ease the minds of FCD supporters just a bit, considering that 15th-minute goal by Matt Hedges ended a franchise-record run of 464 consecutive minutes without a goal.

However, FCD's 10-game winless streak, which is now tied for the second longest in franchise history, endures and with Dallas traveling to Portland this weekend, it's a great time to look at the side's struggles away from home this season.

This season isn’t quite the worst in FCD history for production from strikers

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Getting a total of nine goals and two assists from your main three strikers, like FC Dallas has done through its first 22 games of this season, is clearly just not good enough. However, as paltry as the production has been up top this season, it isn't the worst in FCD history. Here's a look:


Number Year Coach
6 2011 Schellas Hyndman
9* 2013 Hyndman
16 2010 Hyndman
18 2003 Mike Jeffries, Colin Clarke
19 2007 Steve Morrow
2012 Hyndman

*-2013 total is through 22 games played.

Looking at FCD’s Seasons with Most Scoreless Games

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By not scoring in its fifth straight league game, this year's FC Dallas team now owns a franchise record for most consecutive minutes without a goal at 450. However, Saturday's 3-0 road setback in Seattle marked just the sixth time this season that FCD has failed to score. But their current scoring ineptitude got this writer wondering what the club record is for most scoreless games in a season.

Reviewing FC Dallas’ Midseason Additions of Recent History

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With the recent announcement that FC Dallas had inked Brazilian holding midfielder Erick and Dan Hunt tweeting on Sunday night that the club had secured a signature as far as a second signing during the summer transfer window what better time to review FCD's midseason additions of the last few seasons?

Josh Lambo Drops By FC Dallas Training on Wednesday

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Josh Lambo was last seen around FC Dallas Stadium in 2011, his final year with the club after being drafted eighth overall in the 2008 MLS Super Draft by then FCD head coach Steve Morrow.

Lambo's career in MLS never really panned out and in 2010, current Dallas coach Schellas Hyndman loaned him out to Tampa Bay of the NASL.

The worst road records in FC Dallas hstory

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After Sunday night's listless 2-0 loss to the LA Galaxy at the StubHub Center, FC Dallas now sits 1-4-4 on the road so far in 2013. And in case some of you were wondering, one road win is the fewest in franchise history for an entire season. While it's unlikely that this year's FCD squad could equal that mark set in 2003, here's a look anyway at the worst road records in franchise history:

Year Road Record Head Coach (Finish)
2003 1-11-13 Mike Jeffries/Colin Clarke* (missed playoffs)
2000 3-11-2 Dave Dir (lost in first round of playoffs)
2008 3-6-6 Steve Morrow/Marco Ferruzzi/Schellas Hyndman^
(missed playoffs)
2009 3-10-2 Hyndman (missed playoffs)
2012 3-4-10 Hyndman (missed playoffs)
2006 4-9-3 Clarke (lost in first round of playoffs)
2004 4-9-2 Clarke (missed playoffs)
2001 4-6-3 Jeffries (Lost in first round of playoffs)
2002 4-5-5 Jeffries (Lost in first round of playoffs)
2010 4-3-8 Hyndman (Lost in MLS Cup final)

*-Jeffries was fired in Sept.

Looking at FC Dallas’ longest unbeaten streaks

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In a definite sign of how well things have gone for FC Dallas thus far in 2013, the club is currently riding a seven-game unbeaten streak, which happens to rank as the third-longest such run in franchise history. Here's a quick look at the top five unbeaten streaks in club history:

19 games 2010 (10-0-9) May 27 to Oct.

Hyndman on Juan Toja: ’09 was probably right time for FCD to part with him

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Other than current starting left back Jair Benitez, one of the more polarizing players to ever don the shirt for FC Dallas was fellow Colombian and midfielder Juan Toja, who played for the team in 2007 and for part of 2008.

At first, the long-haired South American who loved rock and roll was a revelation, a playmaker who was second on FCD in goals in 2007, a year where the team was led by Abe Thompson, who finished with seven.

Dan Kennedy Named Captain for Chivas USA

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Some of you might be wondering what news about a Chivas USA goalkeeper recently being named captain of that team is doing on an FC Dallas-based site? Well, the answer is simple. See, before Dan Kennedy ever earned a spot on Chivas USA and became an MLS All-Star for the Red-and-White, he spent a little time with FCD.

What the University of Texas and FC Dallas Have in Common

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If you are a fan of college football you may have seen this story this morning, in one form or another, the one in which Mac Brown complains about The Longhorn Network. (Don't get excited UT fans, I'm not piling on) I wanted to mention it cause it stuck a topic we deal with here are 3rd Degree. You see every single coach, PR guy, GM, and TD who has every worked for FC Dallas has at one time or another complained to us here at 3rd Degree that we are giving too much information to opposition.

Putting FC Dallas’ 2012 Road Record in Perspective

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Other than the almost unending wave of injuries the team was beset with earlier in the year and a franchise-record 13-game winless streak, there might be one other thing that serves as a fitting epitaph for FC Dallas' 2012 season-a lack of results on the road. Heading into Sunday's must-win at Seattle, FCD is just 3-10-2 away from the friendly confines of FC Dallas Stadium.

Brek Shea: Being One of Downloadable Covers for FIFA 2013 Pretty Cool

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Everyone who has followed FC Dallas for the last bit knows what a rising star Brek Shea has been since he was drafted by Steve Morrow back in 2007. Of course, the Bryan native's star has risen especially high over the last two years, with his breakout season in 2011 where he was an MLS MVP finalist and also earned several caps with the U.

Omar Gonzalez Savored Time Training with FC Dallas

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Back when Steve Morrow was still coaching FC Dallas, a talented local defender was a regular at training sessions. Of course, every FCD supporter knows that who we speak of is none other than Dallas native Omar Gonzalez, the 2011 MLS Defender of the Year who has plied his trade for the defending MLS Cup champion Los Angeles Galaxy over the last few seasons.

Better Off?

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This week marks the one year anniversary of the firing of Steve Morrow after the 5-1 loss to LA Galaxy.

Looking Back : Coaching Hotseat

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Back before the season began, WV Hooligan put out Fernando Clavijo, Sigi Schmid and Juan Carlos Osario as his top 3 for being in the coaching hot seat in the MLS. Sigi Schmid doesn't appear to be close with the Crew, along with head coaching rookie Dennis Hamlett's Chicago Fire, still in contention with New England for the Supporters Shield.

FC Dallas interviews SMU's Hyndman for coaching job

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What would a FC Dallas search for a new coach be without Schellas Hyndman? Hyndman has coached SMU's men's soccer team since 1984 and is highly respected in the Dallas area as well as college soccer, thus the reason FCD always look his way when the top job is vacant.

He was previously linked to club after the Jeffries dismissal (2003) and the Clarke toss (2006), so is the third time the charm?

Reaction To Morrow’s Release

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So it's been a busy afternoon here in Dallas. Its not everyday a coach in town gets canned. I must say I was a bit mixed about this firing. I thought there was plenty of heat on Steve Morrow but I didn't think it was the right time to start placing the blame for the club's [...]

After 5-1 defeat to LA, FC Dallas fire Morrow

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Less then 48-hours after one of the worst results in club history, FC Dallas have sacked head coach Steve Morrow. Morrow took over Dallas after the team fired Colin Clarke in 2006. His MLS record stands at 15-17-8.

Assistant coach Marco Feruzzi will take over till a perminant replacement is found.

MLS Beat: Morrow OUT as head coach of FC Dallas

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In what may come as a complete surprise to most, today it was announced that FC Dallas has fired head coach, Steve Morrow.  I must admit I didn't see this coming. Sure, losing 1-5 at home is embarrasing but LA have been scoring goals like that all season and Dallas had one of the best starts in [..

OUTGOING: Steve Morrow Out in Dallas, Could Soehn Be Next?

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The sack race claims its first victim:

This comes to us courtesy of the Official FC Dallas blog. The long rumored termination of FC Dallas coach Steve Morrow has happened following FC Dallas's 5-1 loss at home to LA Galaxy . Click here to read more.

In other sack race news we received he following email from one of our sources regarding Tom Soehn's job security at DC United:

Hey, its me again.

Morrow Given The Pink Slip

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Some breaking news this afternoon here in Dallas. I just got word (and a release) that FC Dallas has fired head coach Steve Morrow. Here's the release that was sent my way by the club: FC Dallas General Manager Michael Hitchcock announced today that Steve Morrow has been relieved of his duties as head coach, effective immediately.

Tuesday Kicker: Locker Room Issues

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In a way this is a coaching hot seat kind of post here but in a way its just an opinion or overview of what I think is going on in two Major League Soccer locker rooms at the moment. Reports in recent weeks say that there are some issues going on in the DC and [...]

OUTGOING: Steve Morrow Out Of Dallas?

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Could Steve Morrow be the first MLS manager to get the sack following their 5-1 loss to the LA Galaxy? That question has been raised by the following email:

People down here in Dallas are saying that Morrow's days are numbered. This post describes the locker room after the FC Dallas loss to the Galaxy as being like a morgue.

English club interested in FC Dallas manager Steve Morrow

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"According to England's Daily Star, Ex-Arsenal midfielder (and current FC Dallas manager) Steve Morrow is a contender to be Walsall boss."

Walsall resides in the English League One (which is the third tier of English football) and recently finished mid-table, 12-points out of the playoffs for promotion.

Dave Beasant

Top five bizarre injuries

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Ouch! The sight of blood pouring everywhere over Sunderland goalkeeper Simon Mignolet showed that his broken nose was a serious injury. After all, it had been caused by Emile Heskey in Saturday's Premier League draw. But there have been plenty of bizarre breaks and injuries too... here are our top five.

Some Days You Really Do Not Get The Luck

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Meet Juan Manuel Olivera. His week has been worse than yours. He's currently recovering in hospital, because not only was he knocked out cold during a match for Universidad de Chile against O'Higgins but the Ambulance that he was in crashed. He clashed with the rival goalkeeper in the game, and the goal-a-game striker [.

5 star stupid footy inuries

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After the article we had on nawty football injuries a few weeks back, we thought why not try and think of some of the more half-wit ones caused more by stupidity than a harsh Norman Hunt leg warmer. Keep it Foolish!!

Dave Beasant Creamed It

First up, Dave "Lurch" Beasant, hero of The Dons FA Cup triumph in 88 against the best side in the world at the time, Liverpool.

The Rest


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As a supporter, I could never feel apathetic or even blasé about exiting a cup competition. Even if it is ‘only' the league Cup. Especially if you're eliminated by a club as unpleasant as Chelsea. All football competitions are contrived; they are all manufactured for our entertainment to be competed for and enjoyed.

League Cup memories: Charlie’s double, Caesar’s wobble and Morrow slam dunked

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So we're off to Wemberlee and the desperate struggle for tickets can now begin. Remarkably, it will be our first Wembley final since winning the FA Cup in 1998 against Newcastle. Of course, between then and now we have enjoyed something of a cup final spree (record in Wales: five finals, 60% success rate).

I’ve got three words: Galaxy vs FC Dallas post-game analysis

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And those words are: Best in MLS.

In today's edition of's The Debate Team, Jared Borgetti, er, Jason Saghini, Greg Lalas and Simon Borg got into a knock-down drag-out over who is currently the best team in MLS, the Columbus Crew or the LA Galaxy.

Video: Wayne Rooney nearly does a Steve Morrow

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Carrick scores, Fergie winces Michael Carrick's late winner against Wigan last night all but wrapped up the Premier League title - but it nearly ensured Wayne Rooney ruled himself out of the Champions League final too. Over-excited Roo decided to celebrate the goal by jumping on Carrick's back. Unfortunately, the combination of Carrick being a moving target, [.