George Hudson Accrington Stanley

George Hudson scored an amazing 35 goals for Accrington Stanley in the 1960-1961 season. Following photographs featuring Accrington Stanley’s legendary centre forward George Hudson surfacing on social media, I thought it would be good to contact George and thanks to a search on Twitter, l managed to locate initially  his son Al, then eventually George himself.…

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Loudon Clear U.K.

In my first ever piece on Loudoun United, one of the main topics I covered was the exciting news that Estonian International Erik Sorga had signed for Loudoun for the forthcoming season. On researching the 20-year old, it soon became apparent that the striker had bright future in the game. What I did not expect…

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Loudon Clear U.K.

Until I joined the Podcast team on Across the Pitch to initially speak about my club-Accrington Stanley, Football/Soccer in the US had largely passed me by. Apart from watching clips of Franz Beckenbauer, George Best and Pele playing in the NASL in the 1970’s and taking a brief interest in the exploits of English players…

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Raw Milk being read at WHAM Stadium

Why Accrington Stanley? It is a question that I have been asked more than once since I started Across The Pitch. The first person was Scott Brown, the former Stanley midfielder who is now with Harrogate Town. It was the first thing he asked Arran Airs and myself, when we interviewed him the first time…

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Padiham F.C. vs Runcorn Town

Alice Nutter Statue in Padiham A last minute change of plan at the weekend gave me the unexpected opportunity to take in a visit to Padiham F.C. for their North West Counties Premier League encounter with Runcorn Town F.C. at the Ruby Civil Arena. About The Teams For those who don’t know, Padiham  is a…

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NASL Players 1982 World Cup

The U.S. men’s national soccer team, with the exception of 2018, have been a regular feature at the FIFA World Cup in recent tournaments. However, the failed to Qualify between 1950 and 1990. Despite this absence, three players from other nations appeared at the finals whilst playing for club’s in the United States, at the…

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Jamaica National Football Team

Every two years nations from across CONCACAF (the Fifa region including the US, Mexico, and Canada) meet in the CONCACAF Gold Cup. The current iteration of the tournament dates to 1991 when CONCACAF officials canceled the CONCACAF championship. That first Gold Cup was hosted by the United States as they went on to win the…

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