Bob “Bouke” Hoogenboom

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Fans of Sporting Lokeren had more than their share of brilliant foreigners at the end of the seventies and beginning of the eighties: the two brilliant Poles Lubanski and Lato, the Danish striker Preben Elkjaer Larsen, a young Arnor Gudjohnson, … Continued

FC Amsterdam – A Failed Alternative

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The birth of a new club When, in the early 1970s, the Dutch Football Association KNVB considered it time for a thorough rearrangement of the existing football landscape, this had a heavy impact on the continued existence of a whole … Continued

3 Strange World Cup Moments

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1. Brazil – Zaire World Cup 1974 Zaire was the only African delegate at the 1974 World Cup and it quickly became clear that while the Africans were overflowing with enthusiasm they did not exactly know all the rules. They … Continued

Third Lanark A.C. – Killed For Real Estate

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Third Lanark Athletic Club was founded in 1872 as the football club attached to the 3rd Lanarkshire Rifle Volunteers, a military unit of volunteers like several that were established during the Napoleonic Wars. They were based in Strathbungo, in southern … Continued

Sporting Fingal – A Sudden Flash

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The Gods of Football seemed to favor Sporting Fingal when the club was officially introduced to the world on the 11th of February 2008 at the Corduff Sports Centre in Dublin. The loss of Kilkenny City a few weeks earlier … Continued

Rob de Wit – A Career Cut Too Short

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He was already playing for the FC Utrecht reserves before it dawned on Robby de Wit that his future might lie in football. The Utrech-born winger (08/09/1963) hated school but was more than capable of playing with a ball. After … Continued