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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 Le

599: 25 March 2015

598 vs Romania - 599 - 600 vs Finland International Friendly Wednesday, 25th March 2015. KO 19:45 SCOTLAND (SCO) 1-0 NORTHERN IRELAND (NIR) (H/T 0-0) Venue: Hampden Park, Glasgow Attendance: 20,117 Referee: Martin Atkinson (ENG) Assistant Referees: Gary Beswick (ENG), John Brooks (ENG) Goals: SCO Berra 85 NORTHERN IRELAND 4-1-4-1   ( all blue ) Manager: Michael O'Neill Captain: Jonny Evans (Game: 1) McGovern; McNair, D Lafferty, Hughes, J Evans [McCullough 81], Baird [Hodson 58], Dallas, Norwood [Davis 69], Magennis [McKay 75], Grigg [McCourt 58], Reeves [R McLaughlin 70]. SCOTLAND 4-4-2   (white/yellow/pink shirts, white shorts and white socks) Manager: Gordon Strachan Captain: Darren Fletcher Gordon [McGregor 45]; Whittaker [Russell 78], Forsyth, Greer, Martin [Berra 45], McArthur [Morrison 63], D. Fletcher, Ritchie, S. Fletcher [Rhodes 63], Maloney, Anya. Pre-Match: Announcement Programme/Ticket/Teamsheet: Match Reports: BBC IrishFA S

European Championships 1992

UEFA European Championships -  1960  -  1964  -  1968  -  1972  -  1976  -  1980  -  1984  -  1988  - 1992 -  1996  -  -  2000  -  2004  -  2008  -  2012  -  2016  -  2020  - Qualifying Group Four: Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts   Yugoslavia 8 7 0 1 24 4 +20 14   Denmark 8 6 1 1 18 7 +11 13   N. Ireland 8 2 3 3 11 11 0 7   Austria 8 1 1 6 6 14 −8 3   Faroe Islands 8 1 1 6 3 26 −23 3   Austria   – 0-3 3-0 0-0 0-2 Denmark   2-1 – 4-1 2-1 0-2 Faroe Islands   1-0 0-4 – 0-5 0-2 N. Ireland   2-1 1-1 1-1 – 0-2 Yugoslavia   4-1 1-2 7-0 4-1 – 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 N
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