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Matthew Crist

Matthew Crist has been following football for more than 30 years and writes about the history of the game, along with current issues and the latest major talking points

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On This Day In 1991: King Kenny Leaves Liverpool
Matthew Crist
The Sportsman Reporter
February 22, 1991 is a date etched in the memory of Liverpool fans everywhere as just two days after one of the most epic FA…
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On This Day In 1991: Everton 4-4 Liverpool
Matthew Crist
The Sportsman Reporter
When Everton and Liverpool faced each other in an FA Cup Fifth Round replay on February 20, 1991 it wasn’t just the tie of the…
08:00
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On This Day In 1992: Alan Shearer Makes His England Debut
Matthew Crist
The Sportsman Reporter
It’s hard to believe that a man who scored so many goals for club and country only picked up one major honour in a career…
17:40
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The West Brom Trailblazers
Matthew Crist
The Sportsman Reporter
In 1978, West Bromwich Albion became the first British club to field three black players in one game. Such news wouldn’t even raise an eyebrow…
09:01
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A Story Of Injustice In The Aftermath Of Munich
Matthew Crist
The Sportsman Reporter
The Munich air disaster of 1958 claimed 23 lives with players, club officials and journalists all perishing as a result of the tragic crash. But…
08:31
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Remembering One Of The Heroes Of Munich And Its Aftermath
Matthew Crist
The Sportsman Reporter
Harry Gregg was more than used to saving his side on the field during his 9 year career between the sticks at Old Trafford, but…
08:31
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On Jimmy Murphy - The Man Who Rebuilt Manchester United
Matthew Crist
The Sportsman Reporter
As the wreck of British European Airways Flight 609 lay smouldering on the edge of a Munich runway on February 6 1958 the very existence…
07:46
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On This Day In 1979: Trevor Francis And Forest Make History
Matthew Crist
The Sportsman Reporter
As Nottingham Forest manager Brian Clough turned up, complete with red PVC jacket and wooden squash racket to announce the signing of Trevor Francis from…
08:31
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Remembering Busby Babe Duncan Edwards
Duncan Edwards: England€™s Boy Wonder And Busby Babe Who Died At Munich
08:10
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On This Day In 2007: Liverpool Bought By American Businessmen
Matthew Crist
The Sportsman Reporter
On January 7, 2007 two American business men armed with brash promises and impressive soundbites arrived at Anfield boasting they would make Liverpool a superpower…
11:23
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Manchester United's Boy Wonder
Matthew Crist
The Sportsman Reporter
We’ll never know just how good Duncan Edwards would have been because his career, like his life, was cut tragically short following the disastrous events…
08:30
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Commemorating The Munich Air Disaster
Matthew Crist
The Sportsman Reporter
On February 6, 1958 a BEA Airspeed AS-57 Ambassador skidded on take-off at Munich’s Riem Airport, smashing into a nearby building and bursting into flames;…
10:10
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A Fascinating Snapshot Of Liverpool In The Eighties
Matthew Crist
The Sportsman Reporter
Anyone who went to football in England during the mid-1980s will no doubt remember the experience vividly. The sounds; the sights; the smells. It was…
08:15
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On This Day In 1965: Jock Stein Named Celtic Manager
Matthew Crist
The Sportsman Reporter
Jock Stein was named as Celtic’s new manager on January 31, 1965, and would go on to be regarded as the club’s greatest ever boss,…
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When Good Moves Go Bad
Matthew Crist
The Sportsman Reporter
The January transfer window is more often than not rather like the month itself. It drags on forever, is pretty dull and when it’s over…
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