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The Beautiful Game?

Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
edited January 2023 in General Chat
Eb's has the magic gone thread got me thinking about what football is to me. So - in true Ron Manager style - here's my list...

The Liverpool team of the late 70s/early 80s

Brian Clough’s football philosophy “if God had meant football to be played in the air, he’d have put grass in th esky”

Eric Cantona’s volley vs. Wimbledon at Selhurst Park

Eric Cantona’s volley vs. Palace Fan also Selhurst Park

English domination of Europe until Heysel

Kevin Keegan’s mid 70s Perm

Luton beating Arsenal in the League Cup Final

Motty’s Sheepskin

Crap Scottish goalkeepers (Alan Rough anyone?)

The Hand of God

Maradona’s second goal vs. England, Mexico 1986

San Marino 1 England 0 (after 7 seconds)

Bryan Robson scoring after 27 seconds vs. France, Spain World Cup 1982

Don Howe’s hat

David Pleat dancing across the pitch after avoiding relegation with Luton

Cameroon 1 Argentina 0, Italy 1990

David Platt’s last goal in the last minute of extra time vs Belguim, Italy 1990

Ron Greenwood’s tracksuit

Last five minutes of Champions League Final, in Barcelona, May 1999

The Champions League when it was the European Champions Cup

Match of the Day with Jimmy Hill

The Big Match on a Sunday afternoon

Gazza’s knee (see also ankle, elbow, drinking problem, wife beating, fuck off norway, daft as a brush, tears in Italy, tantrums before France 98 etc etc etc)

Gazza’s miss vs. Germany, European Championships 1996

Gazza's goal vs. Scotland, same tournament

Wembley 1966 when England rules the world

Wembley 1968 when United ruled Europe (first English team to do so)

Scotland never reaching the second round of the World Cup

Germany 1 England 5 (need I say more?)
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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Blimey quite a list <IMG SRC="smile.gif" border="0" ALT="icon"> a few cracking memories their, gets quite fed up when considering football at the mo <IMG SRC="frown.gif" border="0" ALT="icon"> I'm clining onto the world cup, i'm getting excitied, i think maybe just maybe we can compete this time.
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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Originally posted by eb:
    <STRONG>gets quite fed up when considering football at the mo </STRONG>

    Thats what mid-table does to you at this stage of the season. <IMG SRC="tongue.gif" border="0" ALT="icon">

    Mok, you forgot Jimmy Glass scoring for Carlisle Vs Plymouth, May '99. Surely the best relegation dogfight of all time?

    Football isn't all bad at the mo. Well not if you support Burton Albion. Top of the league, a full 16 points clear and in the Semi-final of the FA Trophy!

    These are worring times, ITV Digital, need I say more.

    [ 23-03-2002: Message edited by: Dan the Man ]
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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Originally posted by Dan the Man:
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    and in the Semi-final of the FA Trophy!


    [ 23-03-2002: Message edited by: Dan the Man ]</STRONG>

    live on sky en all <IMG SRC="smile.gif" border="0" ALT="icon"> its that clough magic <IMG SRC="wink.gif" border="0" ALT="icon"> it was seniors b'day thursday, the ode git <IMG SRC="smile.gif" border="0" ALT="icon">
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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Originally posted by eb:
    <STRONG>live on sky en all <IMG SRC="smile.gif" border="0" ALT="icon"> </STRONG>

    Yeah and guess who hasn't got Sky <IMG SRC="mad.gif" border="0" ALT="icon">
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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Originally posted by Dan the Man:
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    Yeah and guess who hasn't got Sky <IMG SRC="mad.gif" border="0" ALT="icon"></STRONG>


    well thats what happens if you live somewhere like derby <IMG SRC="wink.gif" border="0" ALT="icon"> electricty is to be installed soon though i hear ? maybe one day you'll have walkman's, shell suits and a good football side <IMG SRC="biggrin.gif" border="0" ALT="icon"> <IMG SRC="biggrin.gif" border="0" ALT="icon">
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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Originally posted by eb:
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    electricty is to be installed soon though i hear ?</STRONG>

    Really? *Gets all excited*

    Apparently if I'm good this year I'll get a Penny Farthing for my birthday!
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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Originally posted by Dan the Man:
    <STRONG>
    Mok, you forgot Jimmy Glass scoring for Carlisle Vs Plymouth, May '99. Surely the best relegation dogfight of all time?

    Football isn't all bad at the mo. </STRONG>

    Proof positive that football is still exciting, what about Cardiff vs Leeds this year (if you ignore that morons)...

    and I missed out the personal stuff...like getting home from school with holes in the knees of my trousers from slide tackles on the playground, running to my bedroom getting changed and running out to play football with my mates until it got dark...

    22-a-side, eighteen-all and the next goal wins...

    The first goal for my primary school (yes I can still remember it..)

    The best goal I ever scored (from a corner...)

    My first secondary school goal, a cheeky lob

    The first time I captained the school team

    Subbuteo

    The excitement of your first match...

    Do you remember where you were when Pearce scored his penalty against Spain in Euro 96?

    I don't think that there is much wrong with 'football', its just the 'business' side which pisses me off....tha game is just as good as ever...
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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Originally posted by Man Of Kent:
    [QB]The excitement of your first match...
    [QB]


    Derby Co Vs Coventry City, Jan 1st 1991. Crap game, ended 1-1.
    Do you remember where you were when Pearce scored his penalty against Spain in Euro 96?

    On a bed at my mates house, jumping up and down.

    [ 23-03-2002: Message edited by: Dan the Man ]
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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Greatest moments:

    Mcmanamans goal for Liverpool vs Celtic in UEFA Cup - i think

    Beckhams opening game of the season goal against Wimbledon

    Nayim (sp?) vs Arsenal in the last minute of extra time (very vivid memory). Zaragoza was it?

    Jay Jay Okocha - Nigerian number 10 - Nigeria vs Denmark - France 98 - What a player! Still rate him as one of the best in the world

    England 5 Germany 1

    England 4 Holland 1

    Every Vinnie Jones 50-50 tackle <IMG SRC="eek.gif" border="0" ALT="icon">

    Shearer header. England vs Germany - Euro 96 Semi Final

    Three Lions sung by the whole of Wembley stadium - and the anthem

    Roberto Carlos free kick. France vs Brazil. Le Tournoi 1997

    Countless Beckham free kicks. Columbia. Greece. Even a few for Utd.

    A Beckham free kick of my own. Bewdley Town vs Mostyn Rangers. October 2001.

    That'll do for now.
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    DomDom Deactivated Posts: 344 The Mix Regular
    1. Charlton beating Sunderland in the 1998 Wembley play-off final. 4-4 after extra time with the mighty Londoners winning 7-6 on penalties. It doesn't get much better than that (and the fact that we went down the following season is neither here nor there).

    2. And then there's New Zealnd's one and only visit to the World Cup Finals in 1982.
    Needing to win by a clear five goals against Saudi Arabia to make it through to the final qualification play-off, NZ went to Riyadh... and won 5-0. A 2-1 win against China in Singapore and the miracle was complete. It will never happen again with those bastard Australians always in the way.
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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Originally posted by Dom:
    <STRONG>1. Charlton beating Sunderland in the 1998 Wembley play-off final. 4-4 after extra time with the mighty Londoners winning 7-6 on penalties. It doesn't get much better than that.
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    oh that was brilliant <IMG SRC="smile.gif" border="0" ALT="icon"> i soooooo wanted you to win that day, but to be honest i didn't expect you too ! What ever happened to Mendonca anyway <IMG SRC="confused.gif" border="0" ALT="icon">

    of course whom finished top that season ? lol, i remember going down to the valley on a hot day towards the end of the season and ermmmmmmmm getting hammered <IMG SRC="frown.gif" border="0" ALT="icon"> that in addition to similar treatment in the fa cup 3rd round <IMG SRC="frown.gif" border="0" ALT="icon">, i've been twice to the valley, to see us conceded 8 goals i think <IMG SRC="mad.gif" border="0" ALT="icon"> still i saw the dome <IMG SRC="smile.gif" border="0" ALT="icon">
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    DomDom Deactivated Posts: 344 The Mix Regular
    Originally posted by eb:
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    What ever happened to Mendonca anyway
    </STRONG>

    Terrible run of injuries and in February was finally forced to retire after a two-year fight against a hip injury. Will always be a legend in SE7.

    <STRONG>
    of course whom finished top that season ?
    </STRONG>

    Yeah but it didn't stop you from going down the next season <IMG SRC="tongue.gif" border="0" ALT="icon">

    I remember away fans (can't remember which ones) singing 'Down with the Forest, you're going down with the Forest' at us near the end of that season. And they were right.


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    still i saw the dome <IMG SRC="smile.gif" border="0" ALT="icon"></STRONG>

    Which you can't now from the Valley. The magnificant new North Stand extension means the old view from the East Stand straight out to the Dome has been rplaced with thousands of new seats. Much more pleasent.
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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    u forgot Man Utd 6-1 Arsenal when it woz 4-1 after only 25 mins <IMG SRC="smile.gif" border="0" ALT="icon"> i just had 2 put that i h8 arsenal so much
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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Terrible run of injuries and in February was finally forced to retire after a two-year fight against a hip injury. Will always be a legend in SE7.

    i never knew that, terrible news <IMG SRC="frown.gif" border="0" ALT="icon"> i liked mendonca, Grimsby's finest export <IMG SRC="smile.gif" border="0" ALT="icon">
    of course whom finished top that season ?


    Yeah but it didn't stop you from going down the next season

    I remember away fans (can't remember which ones) singing 'Down with the Forest, you're going down with the Forest' at us near the end of that season. And they were right

    look, dom, thats the sort of cheek i expect from that dirty sheep shagger dan, its a good job i won't be gracing tonights party or i would god dam stand on your foot <IMG SRC="mad.gif" border="0" ALT="icon">

    besides you will eventually return to your rightful place of nationwide football <IMG SRC="biggrin.gif" border="0" ALT="icon"> meanwhile football will feel the full backlash of a wounded giant, be afraid charlton, be very afraid <IMG SRC="biggrin.gif" border="0" ALT="icon">

    p.s does that floodlight at the away turnstile still sway in the wind ? very scary <IMG SRC="smile.gif" border="0" ALT="icon">
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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Originally posted by eb:
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    look, dom, thats the sort of cheek i expect from that dirty sheep shagger dan, </STRONG>

    Lol, I'm teaching him all he knows <IMG SRC="biggrin.gif" border="0" ALT="icon">
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