Friday, October 30, 2015

1966 - a German perspective

Germany have won the World Cup 4 times, but they also have time in their museum for some of the defeats they have faced. Among features on losses to rivals like Italy, Holland and in the early days Austria are mentions of England's victories over Germany. Included are a couple of things from 1966. Firstly, you are asked 'did the ball cross the line in the World Cup Final in 1966?'. At the moment it was about 64% saying it didn't, although we did manage to get the score down a bit!

Another memento from 1966 is a Shrovetide Football that was presented to the German team who were staying in the nearby Pevril of the Peak - a hotel where I didn't particularly enjoy working one Summer as a student!

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