Monthly Archives: December 1987

7th December 1987- Soccer Six Championship (at G-Mex Centre, Manchester)

The tournament was played over three nights but we were only involved in the first. We won our group drawing with Newcastle and beating Oxford before losing to Group B winners Manchester United on penalties. I’ve no idea why the programme front cover featured an Umbro Watford kit from the 1980’s but it’s a nice touch. However I don’t remember our socks having yellow diamonds so maybe it was a generic Umbro image.

Action from all three night was featured on the BBC’s Sportsnight programme, but I can only find footage of our game against Newcastle on YouTube.

Lionel Birnie recalled the tournament in an article for When Saturday Comes in 2001 (a typo in the article mistakenly identifies the year as 1986).

The glory days of televised indoor tournaments

Steve Wilson wrote an article about Soccer Six for the same magazine in 2009.

Six appeal