The wives and girlfriends
of Newcastle United's FA Cup final players, May 2, 1974
"On a serious side, cricketers travel 11 months in a year, I think wives and girlfriends
should be allowed to travel with players.
Van Gl reportedly revealed that he had sanctioned the visit from wives and girlfriends
and said that his principle is the overall picture, the total person, 'the player'.
So as the players line up for three days of drama at Chicago's Medinah Country Club, some of the attention will be reserved for what the wives and girlfriends
will bring to the USA and Europe teams.
He told UK Sport's world-class performance conference at London's ExCel centre: "We planned the trip to Australia meticulously for about 12 months beforehand and one group of stakeholders we wanted to speak to were the wives and girlfriends
The 30-strong choir is made up of wives and girlfriends
of serving soldiers, based at Catterick Barracks in North Yorkshire, who have just returned from Afghanistan.
There were emotional scenes as young children clung on to the fathers they had not seen for months and wives and girlfriends
hugged their partners.
When the wives and girlfriends
arrived in Germany, they looked like they meant business.
How might forcing soldiers to think about their wives and girlfriends
or getting wounded affect their combat efficiency?
Sex experts in the US quizzed 500 wives and girlfriends
and found that lorry drivers and garage workers were rated as "excellent" in bed.
But that doesn't mean their wives and girlfriends
can't have a little fun in Kalingrad.
| Top, 1974: The wives and girlfriends
of Newcastle United's FA Cup final team, two days before the big game; left, 1997: David Ginola and wife Coraline; top right, 1969: Newcastle United defender John Craggs with his wife Denise at their Fenham home; above right, 1969: Newcastle United striker Bryan 'Pop' Robson with his wife Maureen; right, 1988: Brazilian striker Mirandinha with pregnant girlfriend Roasana