Talk:British Home Championship

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1977 Pitch Invasion[edit]

although at the height of Football hooliganism, I was not aware that there were any deaths or injuries like Heysel, Hillsborough etc. mostly Scotland fans stealing souvenirs for themselves. Perhaps a policing nightmare, but i was not aware that this was considered a particularly heinous act of hooliganism?

From memory, it was of major significance in making football hooliganism a 'law and order' issue. First, it was broadcast live on TV, at tea-time on a Saturday afternoon, and got a lot of time on the TV news. Second, it happened in London, not in Scotland, or some Northern working class place. Third, the hooligans were identifiably outsiders (they had dark blue shirts on and wore kilts and spoke an unidentifable language). Fourth, it was violent and frightening, even if the violence was aimed mostly at the goalposts. It made for easy copy for the Sunday papers. Neil Leslie 10:29, 16 December 2005 (UTC)

Total Wins - Ireland[edit]

Why is Ireland not included in the list of total wins? --Drgs100 17:15, 28 February 2007 (UTC)

Their wins are included in Northern Ireland's. Feel free to clarify it. Modest Genius talk 01:48, 9 June 2007 (UTC)

Ireland into Northern Ireland[edit]

This page implies that the IFA team became Northern Ireland from 1950 but Northern Ireland national football team says The IFA objected and in 1954 was permitted to continue using the name Ireland, and to select players from throughtout the island in the non-FIFA regulated British Home Championship. Is this correct and how long did it last for? Timrollpickering 16:45, 30 November 2007 (UTC)

Hmmm
  • What year to mark the change from in this article's table? Dunno. I'd suggest 1953 till an exact ref for the end-date turns up.
I've changed the Northern Ireland national football team article, and I hope there won't be discrepancies between it and Ireland national football team (IFA); there is a danger of these two articles becoming a POV fork. jnestorius(talk) 17:42, 30 November 2007 (UTC)
Would it be easier to treat this as a competition between associations? We know those for certain Fasach Nua (talk) 16:27, 25 April 2008 (UTC)

It's ridiculous calling the Ireland teams that participated before 1921 "N.Ireland" before Northern Ireland even existed as a state. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 93.107.201.240 (talk) 06:43, 2 March 2010 (UTC)


The first match programme produced by the Irish Football Association for a home international which stated Northern Ireland rather than just 'Ireland' was 01st May 1957 against Portugal. Killultagh (talk) 12:05, 1 April 2013 (UTC)

That was against international opposition. In the British Championship the team took part as "Ireland" until the 1970s. The last home match played as Ireland was 1978 versus Scotland[1]. However, apart from this match, all matches had been played as "Northern Ireland" since the 1973-74 tournament.[2]. In the 1972-73 tournament, the first two matches were played as "Ireland" and the third as "Northern Ireland". In the 1971-72 tournament, the first was played as "Ireland" and the second and third as "Northern Ireland". 1970-71 was the last tournament in which all matches were played under the name "Ireland".[3]. I think it's reasonable to say that "Ireland" was used continously until 1970-71. I've amended the article accordingly. Mooretwin (talk) 22:55, 27 February 2014 (UTC)

The Scots were never World Champions[edit]

It was only a claim, a joke, and should be titled as such. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 92.5.100.206 (talk) 16:32, 11 January 2010 (UTC)

Goal Difference[edit]

I see Goal Difference is listed in the pages with the final tables, but Goal Difference wasn't introduced until the 1970s, these need to be edited down. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Ifcp1 (talkcontribs) 18:01, 11 January 2011 (UTC)

Welsh Flag 1953-59[edit]

Why is the Red Dragon not used between 1953 and 1959? I have never once seen this flag used to refer to Wales and it doesn't appear to denote Wales on any other pages such as the Five Nations, The 1958 World Cup etc. Blogdroed (talk) 11:32, 15 March 2016 (UTC)

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