So near yet so far for the Spireites

Just over 20 years ago, Chesterfield were an unlikely candidate to be the FA Cup’s Cinderella story. The second division outfit, nicknamed the Spireites after their church’s twisted spire, had a ramshackle squad made up of a Liverpool trainee in goal, a grizzled centre-half, and a barnstorming teenager up front. Bury, Scarborough and Bristol City […]

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Supermac, Superstar

Newcastle United and manager Joe Harvey were prepared for changes and a new challenge in the 1970s, ready to build upon the positivity of their triumph in the 1969 Inter-Cities Fairs Cup final. A new character would soon lead the front-line and don the legendary number nine shirt for the Toon, but few would have […]

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