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Motherwell 1986–1987

Motherwell 1986–1987

The Scottish football club Motherwell were first formed in 1886 from the merger of two clubs, Glencairn and Alpha FC. Founded in 1877, Glencairn and were named after Lord John Glencairn Carter Hamilton. Alpha were formed in 1881 by the employees of the George Russell Alpha Steam Crane and Engineering Works. The idea behind the merger was if the two teams could amalgamate then they could compete much better on a national level, rather than a regional one in Lanarkshire. It was an ambitious and bold move. The latter quarter of the 19th century saw a change in the working...

My International Top 10 Football Shirts

My International Top 10 Football Shirts

Go back a decade or four or even further, it’s easy to see that football is choc – a – bloc with eye catching kits.  Let’s be honest there’s been a few disasters when it comes to football kit designs but this article is all about my own favourite international kits in my own fanboy career as it were.  I’m going to approach it in Top of the Pops style in reverse order, think Sunday evenings listening to the charts on Radio 1 and you’ll get the idea.  10. East Germany Away 1988 The blue away shirt of East Germany...

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