World Cup - Tribute

Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,329 The Mix Honorary Guru
As is my want these days, to mark the return of the greatest sporting event in the world, I bring you my World Cup memories...feel free to add your own.

<STRONG>1978</STRONG>

“We’re on the way wi’ Ally’s Army”
Masson misses penalty, Peru win
Cryff no-show
Archie Gemmil vs Holland
Willie Johnston’s drug test
Scotland fail to progress past first round
My first panini sticker collection

<STRONG>1982</STRONG>

Robson scores fastest goal “ever”
Northern Ireland 1 Spain 0
Keegan misses sitter, England go out, unbeaten
Kuwaiti pitch invasion
Germany vs Austria - fixed?
Hungary scoring 10
Narey vs Brazil
Brazil scoring 4 in reply
Schumacher almost decapitating Battiston
Scotland fail to progress past first round
My first replica shirt

<STRONG>1986</STRONG>

Robson’s shoulder
Wilkins sent off
Lineker hat-trick vs Poland
Maradona’s <STRONG>second</STRONG> goal vs England - best ever?
Lineker wins Golden Boot
Uruguay down to 10-men after 2 mins.
Scotland fail to progress past first round

<STRONG>1990</STRONG>

Cameroon vs Argentina
Gazza’s tears
Platt vs Belguim
England use sweeper and totally outplay Holland
Colombia’s dribbling goalkeeper loses out to Roger Milla
Waddle, Pearce miss penalty <IMG SRC="frown.gif" border="0" ALT="icon">
Maradona’s <STRONG>second</STRONG> “hand of god” vs Russia
Leighton fumbles, Brazil score
Scotland fail to progress past first round
A nation wakes up to football

<STRONG>1994</STRONG>

Most boring finals ever.
*yawns*
Oh, except that Ireland beat Italy 1-0 and Baggio and Baresi miss penalties in final.

<STRONG>1998</STRONG>

The Battle of Marseille <IMG SRC="frown.gif" border="0" ALT="icon">
Nigeria beat Spain
Ortega headbutts van der Saar
Bergkamp scores in last minute vs Argentina
France struggle against Paraguay, golden goal wins.
Croatia vs Germany
Bilic fakes, Blanc misses Final
Owen vs Argentina <IMG SRC="smile.gif" border="0" ALT="icon">
Ditto Beckham <IMG SRC="frown.gif" border="0" ALT="icon">
Morocco beat Scotland
Scotland fail to progress past first round

Comments

  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,329 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Not really alot to add to that <IMG SRC="smile.gif" border="0" ALT="icon">

    Petrescu scoring late on against us in 98 sticks in my mind, i think it was him <IMG SRC="confused.gif" border="0" ALT="icon">
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,329 The Mix Honorary Guru
    All of the above plus:

    1990 - Rep of Ireland beating Romania on penalties

    1994

    Bulgaria beating Germany in the Quarter Finals
    The goal posts breaking during the Bulgaria V Mexico game.
    Escobar own goal <IMG SRC="frown.gif" border="0" ALT="icon">
    Hagi's swirler

    1998

    Martin O'Neil Vs Jimmy Hill <IMG SRC="smile.gif" border="0" ALT="icon">
    Romania go blonde
    Listening to England V Tunisia in an RE lesson
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,329 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Originally posted by Dan the Man:
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    Romania go blonde
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    teehee, i remebered that last night watching that "Match of the World Cup" Programme. The Scots were gonna do it aswell if they progressed, enough said there!
    I don't have many prominent memories to add, but my first world cup memory (maybe even my first football one) was my 11 year old self and my wee brother supporting Italy in the 1994 final, whilst everyone else in my house was supporting Brazil. gutted! not very sure why i took a liking to Italy, i think i liked Baggio....
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