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Andrew Cole Linighan

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Has anyone been to the San Siro? The largest football stadium in Italy, home to AC and Inter Milan. I find it fascinating that two big Clubs like that share a stadium. How do they make the stadium feel like it is there own? Does the stadium have two separate Club Stores? Is there Museums based on the Clubs History? If there is Statues of Players outside the Stadium, Paulo Maldini, Marco Van Basten, Paulo Di Canio, Roberto Carlos. 🟥⬛ 🏟️ 🟦⬛
Could be like Manchester United/City sharing a Stadium. 🟥⬜ 🏟️ 🟦⬜
 

Andrew Cole Linighan

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I am a big collector of Official Matchday Programmes. Supporting Gloucester City, I have kept all the Away programmes from National League North and South. I keep some Home programmes. I have programmes from, Stockport County, Blyth Spartans, AFC Telford Utd etc. Also programmes from Dartford, Chelmsford City, Bath City etc from the South.
I have kept all Arsenal Home/Away programmes that I have been to.
I have just received Official Matchday Programmes from Arsenal games from 2020/21 season. I Ordered last Home Programme Vs Brighton. Also have 7 Away programmes from, Leeds United, Wolves, Man Utd, Liverpool, Everton, Chelsea, Tottenham.
Been reading the Everton programme, inside is an Interview with Carlo Anceloti. It talks about his plans for Everton, and explains that he wants to stay beyond 2024. (Won't show this to my Everton supporting Brother in Law).zPXL_20210611_003826511.jpgPXL_20210611_004621042.jpgPXL_20210611_012711528.jpg
The Wolves programme is interesting. It is a Double programme, with it being a combined programme with West Bromwich Albion fixture.
The Leeds United programme has a feature 'Played for both Clubs'. It includes John Lukic, David Rocastle, Lee Chapman, Jermaine Pennant, Paul Dickov (can't remember him at Leeds), David O' Leary etc.
 

Andrew Cole Linighan

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Been reading the 2020/21 Chelsea and Tottenham Hotspur Vs Arsenal Official programmes that I have. The Chelsea programme has an interesting feature about Stamford Bridge through the years. Certainly looks different now, from the early 1990's when I saw it on TV. Did not know that it hosted Cricket matches in the early 1980's. When we won the league in 1991, I believe we lost one league game, at Stamford Bridge?
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The Tottenham programme talks about the 1991 Fa Cup Semi Final at Wembley, (the first Semi Final to be played at Wembley). Gary Mabbutt gives his recollection of the match, saying Arsenal were the heavy favourites. I thought Tottenham would have been the favourites seeing that the year ended with a 1. Then two years later, we got revenge against Sp**s, at Wembley, in the Semi Final.
 

Tir Na Nog

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He's given so much to Italian football over the years.

Florenzi is another one. Not sure where his career would've gone had Zeman not returned to Roma in 2012/13 and demanded his integration into the first team.

Italy's current system under Mancini isn't a million miles away from Zemans preferred system either.

I think when times passes Zemans legacy will be enhanced.
 

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