Nov 03
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In 2016, a new network made up of military historians with an interest in football and football club historians was formally launched at a symposium held at the University of Wolverhampton. The network has got off the ground due to an initial grant from the Oxford United Chairman, Darryl Eales and is based at the Centre for Historical Research, University of Wolverhampton. The National Football Museum based in Manchester along with Soccer History Magazine and Back Pass have also added their support to the project.

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Oct 24
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The British Newspaper Archive is a website which makes available digital copies of British newspapers from the archives of the British Library (for a fee) and which has become a very valuable online resource for sports historians, including soccer historians.

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Oct 12
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When Cyrille Regis assembled a team of black players to appear in Len Cantello’s testimonial match in 1979 this attracted considerable publicity. However, this was not the first occasion when an all-black team had turned out for in the late 1930s there was a team of black players from Cardiff, named, rather unimaginatively as Cardiff All Blacks. They were probably not the first team comprised solely of black players, for there may well have been teams playing recreationally elsewhere in this era, however they were the first black team to play against semi-professional opposition on a regular basis.

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