Re: First World cup

lucky replying to alofthecov
19:29, Wednesday 13 June 2018
First World Cup I remember was Argentina 1978 and Kempes. Best World Cup for me was Italia 1990. England deserved to win that World Cup for me and were so unlucky in the semis against the Germans
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Re: First World cup

The Hurricane replying to TuttoCalcio
19:34, Wednesday 13 June 2018
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Mexico 1970. Brilliant.

Was certainly the best Final of all time, Brazil got to keep that trophy forever as it was their third win …....but England had done well , then Bonetti had an absolute mare and even the late, great Jeff Astle wasn't at this best ….they had tried to frame Bobby Moore for a diamond theft as well in a pre tourno trip to Colombia....Bobby Moore's excellently timed tackle v Brazil was a classic response....and Banksie's legendary save from Pele in the very same game is still drooled over to this day


1966 was my first WC…...not long after I was toilet trained and used my first real WC


'Out Of Time' by Chris Farlowe was the Number One record when England lifted the trophy
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Squatnose replying to Nj
19:35, Wednesday 13 June 2018
I have some vague memories of the 1974 WC in West Germany. Certainly the final when Wolverhampton referee Jack Taylor awarded the Dutch a penalty before any German player had touched the ball. Also that year there was that hilarious incident when the Zaire player ran out from a defensive wall and just wellied the ball away :D
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The Hurricane replying to Squatnose
19:42, Wednesday 13 June 2018
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I have some vague memories of the 1974 WC in West Germany. Certainly the final when Wolverhampton referee Jack Taylor awarded the Dutch a penalty before any German player had touched the ball. Also that year there was that hilarious incident when the Zaire player ran out from a defensive wall and just wellied the ball away :D


Johann Cryuff was absolutely awesome during 74


I'm sure 74 was when Holland blitzed the Argies 4-0 in the earlier rounds …..there was another excellent player who could thunder the ball in to the net from long range named Johnny Rep....the Dutch had a few good long range shooters that year....but the Germans seem to have always produced some good ones too ever since
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The Birmingham Power Shift 2.0 replying to Mario kempes 78
19:49, Wednesday 13 June 2018
The Argies had it in for England in a football sense from before the Falklands.

Their most successful early clubs were formed by English immigrants, Alumni being the most successful club they had for years.

The locals didn't like it and set their own teams up, they were envious of the English standard.

Rosario Central are still about now and they were one of the English origin clubs.

Angels With Dirty Faces by Jonathan Wilson is well worth a read.
We deserve our club back

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Rab C Nesbitt replying to The Birmingham Power Shift 2.0
19:54, Wednesday 13 June 2018
Mexico 86 for me. Linekers hat trick still fresh in the memory
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The Birmingham Power Shift 2.0 replying to Rab C Nesbitt
19:55, Wednesday 13 June 2018
Oh yeah to answer the question, 98 properly. No proper memory of 94.

I remember running home from school to watch Scotland v Brazil I think :D
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John_Smullen replying to B13blues
20:03, Wednesday 13 June 2018
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74 final West Germany v Netherlands


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Sunday afternoon.
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Bluesince62 replying to TuttoCalcio
20:05, Wednesday 13 June 2018
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Mexico 1970. Brilliant.

This.
Thanks for keeping us up, Harry.
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foghorn leghorn replying to Bluesince62
20:22, Wednesday 13 June 2018
Hand of God,then spent the whole of August, up on the rec trying to replicate Diego's magic.
I can't remember it, but still have a mug from 82 Espana. The mascot is called Naranjito, an orange with football boots.
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Herefordshire Cider Boozer replying to alofthecov
20:27, Wednesday 13 June 2018
1974, I watched it at my uncle and aunties house while the rest of the family were in the garden dossing. I so wanted a Holland shirt but couldn't find one anywhere.
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DES replying to The Birmingham Power Shift 2.0
20:28, Wednesday 13 June 2018
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Oh yeah to answer the question, 98 properly. No proper memory of 94.

I remember running home from school to watch Scotland v Brazil I think :D
Didn’t Scotland go one up only to lose 2.1?
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Casper replying to alofthecov
20:32, Wednesday 13 June 2018
'78 - the whole spectacle blew my mind - and got me hooked on footy ever since.

Had a soft spot for the Argies ever since.
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The Birmingham Power Shift 2.0 replying to DES
20:35, Wednesday 13 June 2018
Not sure but I know John Collins scored.

I remember really liking Ally McCoist at the time
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Bordesley not Small Heath replying to Artist
20:57, Wednesday 13 June 2018
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Spain 82.
Bryan Robson scored fastest world cup goal,think TF scored too.
N Ireland beating the hosts.
And the best world cup game ever,Brazil v Italy.

And also throw in

Brazil v Scotland
Brazil v Russia
Socrates, Eder, Zico, Falcao
Germany v France semi classic
Harold Shumaker
Tardelli's celebration in final

Best WC ive seen to date
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B13blues replying to Bordesley not Small Heath
21:07, Wednesday 13 June 2018
Yes Tardellis celebration gotta be the most memorable ever, just about beats Obafeme and Caddis
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Muzz replying to DES
21:11, Wednesday 13 June 2018
Was that the game where David Neary scored a surprise great goal?
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Muzz replying to Muzz
21:16, Wednesday 13 June 2018
Too much drink for me, I have looked on google and it was 82. Too impulsive Ifear.
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Sir Heisenberg replying to alofthecov
21:17, Wednesday 13 June 2018
66 for me too.

The sense of anticipation for an 8 year old was incredible, and can never be re-created for an old fogey such as I.

However, if by some miracle we were ever to win again, the celebrations would be much more enjoyable than they were 52 years ago.
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voodZ replying to Rab C Nesbitt
21:18, Wednesday 13 June 2018
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Mexico 86 for me. Linekers hat trick still fresh in the memory

:D ffs
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DES replying to Muzz
21:27, Wednesday 13 June 2018
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Was that the game where David Neary scored a surprise great goal?
That was him Narey was he hearts? Or one of the Dundee’s deffo not auld firm player!
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Re: First World cup

Maxine Collins replying to alofthecov
21:56, Wednesday 13 June 2018
‘74
Have vague memory of a player from Zaire (as was then) kicking the ball away when he was in the wall defending a free kick.

V funny at the time.
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Maxine Collins replying to Maxine Collins
22:11, Wednesday 13 June 2018
[youtu.be]
In fact, here it is :D
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Southside Blue replying to DES
22:18, Wednesday 13 June 2018
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1962 World Cup received zero publicity in England so it wS 66 that kicked it all off! Loved every second!
1970 we had even better team but sadly lost after being 2.0 up v Germany!
Still makes me sad thinking about how we should have reached second final, and with banks back fit( bonnetti played like Colin Doyle in Q.F) who knows what might have happened!
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Re: First World cup

Skitters replying to Maxine Collins
22:20, Wednesday 13 June 2018
Spain 82 for me....started off a stormer England scoring in seconds against France, Northern Ireland v Spain, the Kuwait meltdown with players stopping v France


I would have been 5 for the 78 World Cup, but have zero memory of it [the trainspotting scene not counting...]. I think my memory can be pretty awful at the best of times, and conversations like these where people talk happily of memories as 4/5/6 year olds' don't help!



Though that said, maybe no England participation and presumably late kicks off mean 78 just wasn't on in our house that much
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Re: First World cup

Hank Marvin replying to alofthecov
22:29, Wednesday 13 June 2018
1978. I was a bit too young for 74, I was born in 69.


I remember idolising Mario Kempes. He never really developed into what he promised at that WC. Of course that was the time when Tarantini came over too, he was like a superstar to me then. A 9 year old boy doesn't really understand how shit a player really is, especially when he's just played in the World Cup.
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Bcfc1967 replying to Skitters
22:33, Wednesday 13 June 2018
1974 was the first one I remember well. Loved Holland and particularly Cruyff. Remember on the way to the final they beat Brazil who were particularly poor after 1970. Gutted that they lost the final to West Germany but Gerd Muller was a goal machine. One of the other memories of that tournament was West Germany losing to East Germany in the group stage which created quite a stir at the time.
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Re: First World cup

Maxine Collins replying to Bcfc1967
23:50, Wednesday 13 June 2018
As I’ve said before, 74 was my first memory, but ‘78 was the first real eye opener. I’ll never forget the ticker tape and Kempes.
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Re: First World cup

voodZ replying to Maxine Collins
00:08, Thursday 14 June 2018
Life pretty much consisted of this

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brierleyblue replying to Maxine Collins
00:31, Thursday 14 June 2018
Yeah I was 7 in 1978 and remember the tickertape final.

I just can't get excited about this world cup. It all seemed so magical as a kid. It was the only time you ever watched all these international players. I think there's that much footy on the telly nowadays the world cup just doesn't feel special anymore.
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