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Old MOTD & Big Match.

iscalad

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11th April 1970.

FA Cup Final. The first final that I was interested in &
watched on TV..There was huge interest at my school with everyone talking about it, you were in the Chelsea or Leeds camp 😁

The Horse of the Year Show a few days before was the reason for the disgrace of a pitch. Wembley in those days was not owned by the FA.

A earlier than usual Final for a number of reasons.

First match I ever saw in colour. In The Puffing Billy.
 

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First match I ever saw in colour. In The Puffing Billy.
My first live game watching on a Colour TV was the England ill fated qualifier against Poland in Oct 1973 in my neighbours house.
 

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My first live game watching on a Colour TV was the England ill fated qualifier against Poland in Oct 1973 in my neighbours house.
Ah the old clown of a goalkeeper game
 

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Ah the old clown of a goalkeeper game
Yeah, Shilton really should have done better with their goal.
 

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11th April 1970.

FA Cup Final. The first final that I was interested in &
watched on TV..There was huge interest at my school with everyone talking about it, you were in the Chelsea or Leeds camp 😁

The Horse of the Year Show a few days before was the reason for the disgrace of a pitch. Wembley in those days was not owned by the FA.

A earlier than usual Final for a number of reasons.

The state of the Wembley pitch was indeed shocking, they certainly could have done with someone like Chas ! :p
 

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Ah the old clown of a goalkeeper game
I remember the nation being in a state of shock the next morning that England were not going to the World Cup the next year in West Germany.
After being beaten over 2 legs in the European Nations Cup Q/F (Euros now) the previous year by West Germany inc a 1-3 defeat at Wembley,Sir Alf’s time was coming to a end.
 

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Yeah, Shilton really should have done better with their goal.
Your are Pate and I claim my $5
 

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Your are Pate and I claim my $5
I still wish Sir Bob had put Dave Beasant on for the penalties in '90.
 

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A popular view, but in fact a myth (still around 3 decades on!). Beasant was not on the bench, and could not be used.

Details here:

https://englandmemories.com/2015/07/04/the-dave-beasant-myth-at-italia-90/
 

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^^^^
Looking at the bench for that game, Steve Bull who had played the majority of his career up to that point in the 3rd & 4th Divisions(86-89)
His club Wolves were in the 2nd Division 1989/90.

The ‘Tipton Skinhead’ only ever played one game in the top flight, as a sub for West Brom in a 1st Division fixture in 1986, before he was released & signed for Wolverhampton Wanderers.

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