THE HALF DECENT FOOTBALL MAGAZINE

7 September ~ Long before the internet and other modern gimcrackery, football fans who were unable to travel to matches due to a prior commitment to harvesting corn or washing their covered wagon would wait patiently for hours to hear how their team had got on. Places where there was no Saturday evening newspaper would be reliant on mounted messengers who would race back from their match to bring news of the result. One such was the Perennial Optimist of Tiraspol who would gallop into the town's main square on a Saturday evening and loudly hail the team's marvellous performance: fleet-footed wing play, gravity-defying saves, bullet headers from the colossal No 9. Read more

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