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    Not a patch football wise on Spain 1982, which was the first major tournament I watched properly (any tournament with a decent Brazil side is automatically brilliant). Spain 1982 reminds me that there was a second phase of group games, with teams in groups of 3, designed to work out the four semi finalists. What that meant was there were many possibilities of opponents in the second round. Now the World Cup has 32 teams, it's possible ot know who you can, and can't, play all the way to the final. They should reintroduce some more of the 'unknown' to the tournament.


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    gees this thread is really highlighting how old some of you guys are, i'm a spring chicken compared to you lot.

    woo woo woo woo


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    Quote Originally Posted by DanR
    Not a patch football wise on Spain 1982, which was the first major tournament I watched properly (any tournament with a decent Brazil side is automatically brilliant)
    One word - Socrates.

    What a player he was. It is fair to say that watching the shaggy-haired midfield maestro strolling about for Brazil made me want to actually take playing football more seriously.

    Brazil in 82 were a wonderful side to watch, and surely the best team never to win the World Cup.

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    I watched our Italia 90 games in bars on Ibeza so dont rememmber much of the 2nd halves. My favourite world cup is 1966, winning was ace.


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    I dont think a song has ever so perfectly captured something

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    I have some old Esso tokens with the faces of the England and Scotland squads on them from this.

    Are they worth anything?

    I could be sitting on a gold mine!!!


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    Quote Originally Posted by Rigler View Post
    Ironically that tournament is often regarded as one of the more boring World Cups by some. I believe it had the lowest average goals per game.
    Didn't one of the groups almost end with every game drawn?

    EDIT: having re-checked my hazy memory it was actually England's group. Not sure what would have happened if we hadn't edged that last game agianst Egypt. Drawing lots to decide all positions presumably?

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    I see a 20 year old Bryan Roy was in *** dutch squad


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    Pat Bonner crying against Romania


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    Quote Originally Posted by THFC6061 View Post
    So what are peoples memories from the greatest tournament of all time?



    That would be Mexico 1970, young man.

    Without a doubt, the greatest World Cup of them all.
    Bobby Moores supurb timed tackle on the onrushing Pele and the Gordan Banks save from the same player still stand out amongst the much publisced dross we watch now. It was indeed a wonderful tournament.


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    Quote Originally Posted by sedgred View Post
    Bobby Moores supurb timed tackle on the onrushing Pele and the Gordan Banks save from the same player still stand out amongst the much publisced dross we watch now. It was indeed a wonderful tournament.
    Most over rated game ever. Apart from those 2 incidents, the rest of it was garbage, nothing happened!


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    Can't remember the keepers name for Belgium fuzzy hair he was quite good, Roger Milla at the corner flag ace World Cup loved watching Italia 90


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    Quote Originally Posted by Schillaci View Post
    Can't remember the keepers name for Belgium fuzzy hair he was quite good,
    Michel Prud'homne?


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    The Colombian keeper being a dick with the ball outside his area and getting robbed by Milla


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    Yugoslavia being my second team.
    Hating Claudio Caniggia


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    Quote Originally Posted by DapperDan View Post
    The Colombian keeper being a dick with the ball outside his area and getting robbed by Milla
    Rene Higuita wasn't it?


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    Mexico 86 was my first world cup I remember (cried when England got beat by Argentina because of the injustice), but Italia 90 was the one that really got me into football, and I picked my team next year (Forest, during the FA cup run). Maybe the David Platt goal against Belgium was the high point of the competition, I do remember the Cameroon match being an amazing rollercoaster ride.


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    Quote Originally Posted by chriscl View Post
    Michel Prud'homne?
    Might be?


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    Annoying German song just before the final


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    Benjamin Massing RIP

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/42300565

    The only Cameroon player on the day fast enough to scythe down Claudio Cannigia.


    From that joyous Cameroon that lit up what in truth was an otherwise fairly defensive goal-shy World Cup Finals in 1990. Your favourite World Cup team that were not representing your own country?


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    Got his first yellow on here too. A little unlucky for me.




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    Quote Originally Posted by Enzo Francescoli (on loan) View Post
    Got his first yellow on here too. A little unlucky for me.

    He'll do for me.


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    The foot of god. Dooof!


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    I'm not sure which part of the Massing second yellow card is my favourite. That he's third man lucky at hacking Cannigia down and not a single player worries about the ball.....that he's he so committed to the foul he loses a boot....or that before he is given the second yellow he's not pleading his innocence to ref but instead kicking out at Burruchaga with just a sock.

    It's a Hall of Fame foul. Great man.


 

 

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