19 December 2014

The Hereford United Connection

It is always sad when a football club "goes to the wall", and today that fate befell Hereford United. The Bulls' most famous moment pre-dated their 31 years as a Football League side, and it was a Northern Ireland goalkeeper, Iam McFaul, who clasped helplessly as Ronnie Radford's shot for the then Southern League club helped defeat the giants of Newcastle United in the 1972 FA Cup third round.


Founded: 1924
Folded: 2014
Ground: Edgar Street (1924-2014)

Club Honours:
Football League best season: 22nd Division Two (II) 1976/77
Division Three (III) Champions 1975/76
Division Four/Division Three/League Two (IV) Runners-Up 1972/73, Third 2007/08, Play-Off Winners 1995/96
Football Conference Play-Off Winners 2005/06
FA Cup best season: Fourth Round (8 times)
Football League Cup best season: Third Round 1974/75
Welsh Cup Winners 1989/90, Runners-Up 1967/68, 1975/76, 1980/81

League Career:
Birmingham & District League 1928/29-38/39; Southern League 1938/39-1971/72; Football League Division Four (IV) 1972/73; Division Three (III) 1973/74-75/76; Division Two (II) 1976/77; Division Three (III) 1977/78; Division Four (IV) 1978/79-91/92; Division Three (IV) 1992/93-96/97; Football Conference (V) 1997/98-05/06; League Two (IV) 2006/07-07/08; League One (III) 2008/09; League Two 2009/10-11/12; Conference Premier (V) 2012/13-13/14; Southern League 2014/15 (folded mid-season).

Hereford never fielded a "current" full Northern Ireland player, but a number of Ulstermen did appear for the club in their 90-year history.

Player
Hereford
Career
League
Games/Goals
International Career
Tony Capaldi (loan)
Ray Campbell (loan)
Matty Lund (loan)
Paul Millar (loan)
01/02
87/88
98/99
85/86-92/93
79/80-86/87
07/08
10/11
WW2
09/10-12/13
90/91
00/01
96/97
12/ 0
4/ 0
19/ 1
272/ 4
278/38
0/ 0
2/ 0
-
76/ 6
5/ 2
2/ 0
10/ 0
22 Full, Under-21*
18 Full
Uncapped
Under-21
3 Full, Under-21
Under-21
Uncapped
Under-21
B, Under-23, Under-21
46 Full
1 Full, B
* caps earned while with club.

Links:
FCHD
Wikipedia
Official Website

16 December 2014

599: 25 March 2015

598 vs Romania - 599 - 600 vs Finland
International Friendly
Wednesday, 25th March 2015. KO 19:45
SCOTLAND (SCO) - NORTHERN IRELAND (NIR)

Venue: Hampden Park, Glasgow

NORTHERN IRELAND
Manager: Michael O'Neill

SCOTLAND
Manager: Gordon Strachan

Pre-Match:
Announcement

14 December 2014

European Championships 1992

1960 - 1964 - 1968 - 1972 - 1976 - 1980 - 1984 - 1988 - 1992 1996 - 
2000 - 2004 - 2008 - 2012 - 2016 - 2020 -

Qualifying Group Four:

PldWDLGFGAGDPts
 Yugoslavia8701244+2014
 Denmark8611187+1113
 N. Ireland8233111107
 Austria8116614−83
 Faroe Islands8116326−233
 AustriaDenmarkFaroe IslandsNorthern IrelandSocialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia
Austria 0-33-00-00-2
Denmark 2-14-12-10-2
Faroe Islands 1-00-40-50-2
N. Ireland 2-11-11-10-2
Yugoslavia 4-11-27-04-1
In May 1992 Yugoslavia were suspended from UEFA as a result of sanctions imposed by the UN due to the ongoing civil war in the country. At late notice, Denmark took their place at the Finals in Sweden.

Northern Ireland Results:
12/09/1990
Northern Ireland
0-2
Yugoslavia
Belfast
17/10/1990
Northern Ireland
1-1
Denmark
Belfast
14/11/1990
Austria
0-0
Northern Ireland
Vienna
27/03/1991
Yugoslavia
4-1
Northern Ireland
Belgrade
01/05/1991
Northern Ireland
1-1
Faroe Islands
Belfast
11/09/1991
Faroe Islands
0-5
Northern Ireland
Landskrona
16/10/1991
Northern Ireland
2-1
Austria
Belfast
13/11/1991
Denmark
2-1
Northern Ireland
Odense

Northern Ireland Squad:
Players
Apps
Starts
Sub
Goals
Fettis
Alan (gk)
1
1
(0)
0
Kee
Paul (gk)
5
5
(0)
0
Wright
Tommy (gk)
2
2
(0)
0
Black
Kingsley
8
8
(0)
1
Clarke
Colin
8
6
(2)
5
Dennison
Robbie
7
5
(2)
0
Donaghy
Mal
8
8
(0)
0
Dowie
Iain
8
6
(2)
1
Fleming
Gary
1
1
(0)
0
Hill
Colin
3
3
(0)
1
Hughes
Michael
1
1
(0)
0
Magilton
Jim
5
5
(0)
0
McBride
Stephen
3
1
(2)
0
McDonald
Alan
5
5
(0)
1
Morrow
Steve
3
2
(1)
0
O'Neill
Colin
1
1
(0)
0
O'Neill
Michael
1
0
(1)
0
Quinn
Jimmy
1
0
(1)
0
Rogan
Anton
4
4
(0)
0
Taggart
Gerry
7
7
(0)
1
Williams
Paul
1
0
(1)
0
Wilson
Danny
5
4
(1)
0
Wilson
Kevin
7
7
(0)
1
Worthington
Nigel
6
6
(0)
0

13 December 2014

European Championships 1988

1960 - 1964 - 1968 - 1972 - 1976 - 1980 - 1984 - 1988 - 1992 - 1996 - 
2000 - 2004 - 2008 - 2012 - 2016 - 2020 -

Qualifying Group Four:
TeamPldWDLGFGAGDPts
 England6510191+1811
 Yugoslavia6402139+48
 N. Ireland6114210−83
 Turkey6024216−142
 EnglandNorthern IrelandTurkeySocialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia
England 3-08-02-0
N. Ireland 0-21-01-2
Turkey 0-00-02-3
Yugoslavia 1-43-04-0
England qualify for Finals in West Germany.

Northern Ireland Results:
15/10/1986
England
3-0
Northern Ireland
Wembley
12/11/1986
Turkey
0-0
Northern Ireland
Izmir
01/04/1987
Northern Ireland
0-2
England
Belfast
29/04/1987
Northern Ireland
1-2
Yugoslavia
Belfast
14/10/1987
Yugoslavia
3-0
Northern Ireland
Sarajevo
11/11/1987
Northern Ireland
1-0
Turkey
Belfast

Northern Ireland Squad:
Players
Apps
Starts
Sub
Goals
Dunlop
George (gk)
2
2
(0)
0
Hughes
Phil (gk)
2
2
(0)
0
McKnight
Allen (gk)
2
2
(0)
0
Campbell
Dave
6
5
(1)
0
Clarke
Colin
5
5
(0)
1
Doherty
Lee
1
0
(1)
0
Donaghy
Mal
6
6
(0)
0
Fleming
Gary
4
4
(0)
0
McClelland
John
5
5
(0)
0
McCoy
Ray
1
0
(1)
0
McCreery
Dave
4
4
(0)
0
McDonald
Alan
6
6
(0)
0
McIlroy
Sammy
1
0
(1)
0
McNally
Bernard
2
1
(1)
0
Penney
Steve
2
2
(0)
0
Quinn
Jimmy
4
2
(2)
1
Ramsey
Paul
3
2
(1)
0
Rogan
Anton
1
0
(1)
0
Sanchez
Lawrie
1
0
(1)
0
Stewart
Ian
1
1
(0)
0
Whiteside
Norman
4
4
(0)
0
Wilson
Danny
4
3
(1)
0
Wilson
Kevin
4
4
(0)
0
Worthington
Nigel
6
6
(0)
0

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