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Month: September 2016

The History Of Manchester City Women’s Football Club

On Sunday 25 September 2016 Manchester City Women defeated Chelsea Ladies 2-0 to win the Women’s Super League (WSL) for the first time. It was a fantastic achievement, coming only two years after the club had joined the WSL. As with the resurgence of the Manchester City men’s team in recent years, the club’s trophy challenge has brought discussion and debate about the club’s history, with some suggesting MCWFC had only been established in 2014. It, therefore, feels the right moment to document the history of the female Blues, to enable proper historical context to be recognised. The City...

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On This Week – 26th Sep 2016

26th – Australian Test Cricketer Ian Chappell was born on the day in 1943. The older brother of Greg, Ian enjoyed a successful Test career until 1977 when he became skipper of one of Kerry Packer’s breakaway teams. He appeared in 75 Tests, 71 of them consecutively, ssoring 5345 runs (average 42.42). In 1973 he became a member of that select band of players to score two centuries in the same Test match, against New Zealand in Wellington where, uniquely, brother Greg achieved the same feat in the same match. In 1956 by beating Anderlecht 10-0 in the European...

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On This Week – 19th September 2016

19th – Czechoslovak athlete Emil Zatopek was born in 1922. An outstanding distance runner, winning 10,000m at 1948 London Olympic games and four years later at Helsinki took gold in 5,000m, 10,000m and the Marathon. His wife Dana, who coincidentally was born on the very same day, won gold at Helsinki in the Javelin only hours after Emil had won the 5,000m. American tennis player Rosie Casais was born today in 1948, although winning over 90 tournaments, mostly for doubles, she was seemingly overshadowed in singles play by Margaret Court and Billy-Jean King. However, she will be remembered best...

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