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Tony Broke
10 Jun 14 14:13
Date Joined: 03 Jun 02
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Difficult to pin down I know, as there's so many.
Mine is a toss-up of three.

Watching argentine games at 11pm with all the ticker tape, we'd just bought a new colour tv...
the Germany Austria scandal when they stopped Algeria progressing by fixing their game.
the maradona goal v I mean the good one...
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Report Tony Broke June 10, 2014 3:16 PM BST
loads to choose from though
was too young to remember brazil in all their glory, but ive enjoyed Holland total football, Romania with hagi, the zaire player who ran out and belted a brazil free kick right up the field, the dutch long-range shooting in argentina, scots' being humiliated, gemmill goal v Holland, Colombian who was killed for an own gaol etc.
Report Tony Broke June 10, 2014 3:18 PM BST
forgot..the suarez hat trick v England...!!
Report lfc1971 June 10, 2014 4:17 PM BST
Rossi hat-trick for Italy against Brazil in 82. The immence strain could be seen
on his face during the match after being brought back for the world cup following
the scandal..and then redemption!
Report bluebrazilman June 10, 2014 4:34 PM BST

Report Tony Broke June 10, 2014 4:34 PM BST
and what a game that was.
Report Tony Broke June 10, 2014 4:35 PM BST
id forgotten the Schumacher attempted murder of was it batiston? I was gong mad then.
Report ian merseyside June 10, 2014 5:22 PM BST
As you say, so many to choose from. 
The goal by Carlos Alberto in the 1970 final to make it 4-2.
Bryan Robson scoring against France within 30 seconds in 1982
Lineker's header going just wide against Argentina in 1986 in the last minute which would have got us into extra time.
South Korea getting through to the semi final in 2002 after beating Italy and Spain, both with the help of the referee!
Report fatpizzachef June 10, 2014 5:54 PM BST
Lechkov dumping Germany out of USA 94,
Mexico 86 and the Maradona one player has made a WC theirs like Maradona in could have taken Pele out of all those Brazilian teams and they would have still won the WC. Take Maradona from the Argentine team of 86 and I doubt they would have even made it out of the group stage.
The Brazilinn team of 82....probably the best team not to win a WC (bar perhaps Hungary in 54).

Higuita losing his marbles in 90.....Voller and Rijkaard getting on so well that same year.
Report attitude adjuster June 10, 2014 6:13 PM BST
We do tend to get shown the same clips every World i saw one recently that doesn't get shown so often.

Eder's winner for Brazil against Russia in 1982.

It is poetry in motion.
Socrates' casual dummy then the double flick and volley all in one move....

And the keeper - who was rated the best in the world at the time - doesn't even feckin move Laugh

Just out of this world Happy
Report tommo0001 June 10, 2014 6:26 PM BST
the 82 world cup must be the best ever surely,hungary`s destruction of el Salvador,france vs Germany,brazil vs Italy,robson scoring after 30 secs,kuwaiti official taking his team off,n.ireland beating spain,eder,zico,falcao and Socrates,shumachers assault on battiston,tardelli`s mental goal celebration and argentina being taken to school by brazil with maradona making a t*t of himself,it transfixed me a young ladHappy
Report duffy June 10, 2014 6:27 PM BST
that's one of my favs too....eder was rightly or wrongly overshadowed by zico for the most part...but he was my personal favourite...struck a ball as good as anyone I've ever seen.
Report tommo0001 June 10, 2014 6:29 PM BST
was always eder in the school playground!!
Report JC1326 June 10, 2014 7:42 PM BST
wow, Tony, I didn't figure you for being so... old Laugh

Michael Owen running through the entire Argy team and scoring, wow. Beating Argentina in 02 was amazing as well, especially with all the smack talk the Argies did beforehand. delightful to see them go out in the group stage.
Report JC1326 June 10, 2014 7:43 PM BST
still think if we'd had a fit Owen and Beckham we could have won that 2002 World Cup Sad
Report JC1326 June 10, 2014 7:44 PM BST
USA was great as it was my first proper tournament. seeing Brazil, all those great sides for the first time. even sides like Romania, Nigeria turning it on
Report Tony Broke June 10, 2014 8:13 PM BST
yep, Im getting old now! Romania were a joy to behld with that style of free flowing football they had, remember them out-footballing argentina in one game where hagi starred i think.
Report Tony Broke June 10, 2014 8:16 PM BST
also!! morocco smashing scots and then afetr believing theyd qualified, found out norway had scored in last minute against brazil knocking them out. I think the moroccan coach kicked the dugout, as i wouldve, too.
Report tommo0001 June 10, 2014 8:46 PM BST
best match of w.c 1994 was Bulgaria taking the germans apart,stoichkov and lechkovHappy
Report thelatarps June 10, 2014 8:56 PM BST
Has to be archie gemmill
arg was my first world cup
it was all welsh rugby and scottish football for me in the 70s
But the old man would no let me stay up to watch the dutch game

Me and my bro were in tears when Scotland lost to Peru
we aren't even scottish
the old man was pi55ing himself with laughter the old goat

Not a big fan of coleman
but his quote when gemmill scored to put the Scots 3-1 up
something like
'the tough gritty professional has put Scotland into dreamland'
spine tingling stuff
Report G1_Jockey_4 June 10, 2014 9:13 PM BST
Gerry Armstrong v Spain....
Josimars curling shot with the outside of the boot
And Hugo Sanchez overhead kick
Report sixtwosix June 10, 2014 9:16 PM BST
Brazil beating Russia 2-0 in 82 with wonder goals from Socrates & Eder.

Unlike today , we did not know and see world superstars of football constantly on tv , so had never seen these magicians.

They were still the most enjoyable team to watch in my lifetime.
Report MC560 dn June 10, 2014 9:33 PM BST
Bergkamps sensational goal v Argentina, it was like he knew he couldnt do any better when it went in...

some quality commentary of it as well!
Report eyeball June 10, 2014 9:36 PM BST
1970 world cup Pele dummy versus Uruguay...only time I didn't know what was going to happen next....pure was years ahead of their time
Report JC1326 June 10, 2014 10:15 PM BST

Jun 10, 2014 -- 3:16PM, sixtwosix wrote:

Brazil beating Russia 2-0 in 82 with wonder goals from Socrates & Eder.Unlike today , we did not know and see world superstars of football constantly on tv , so had never seen these magicians.They were still the most enjoyable team to watch in my lifetime.

that's it. it's not a bad thing, the access we have these days (imagine punting without having the internet) but it was like watching the Champions League, seeing all these guys you'd only read about. and it made them that much more intimidating when England played them, as it isn't like now, where we see the likes of Suarez every week. not that I'm saying the Italians and Uruguay's won't still be excellent villans in a weeks time

Report berto77 June 10, 2014 10:20 PM BST
Most memorable was maradona's second v England in 86 as it was the first World Cup I can remember and it was the goal I've always dreamed of scoring.

Other highlights include

Lothar Matthaus in 1990.  Complete midfielder and stereotypical German captain.

Commentary from Brian Moore and Barry Davies.

Brilliant BBC World Cup theme tunes in 86 and 90.

Cameroon kicking lumps out of canigga in 1990.  "There was some contact" Laugh
Report tenpins June 10, 2014 10:32 PM BST
Roger Milla taking the ball off Rene Higuita who was trying to dribble past him at the time Grin
Report donny osmond June 11, 2014 12:22 AM BST
geoff hursts hat trick

but  me and mrs spent a week in bordeux in 1998 world cup

england were not playing there but met loads of folk from all over

so much better when you are there
Report akabula June 11, 2014 1:26 AM BST
1974 WC Being there and soaking up the atmosphere and seeing Scotland go undefeated.
1966 North Korea v Portugal To see NK go 3-0 up after 22 mins was incredible. Then Eusebio took over.
1970 The final and the wonderful football Brazil played.
Report no moves June 11, 2014 9:32 AM BST
Being totally skint, I think in 2002, having put a few doubles and accumulator, the bet cost me I believe about £1.50, on the four quarter finals to be won by a specified team on penalties.

After three quarter finals I'd got one up, this meant if England lost on penalties I got about £60 and if they didn't i got nothing. The match ended in a draw after full time and extra time so it went to penalties; England took the penalties and lost and i cheered their opponents on all the way, well if England had won i'd have had two quid to live on for the rest of the week.
Report ian merseyside June 11, 2014 1:54 PM BST
Reading the post below has reminded me of a similar bet I placed in 1986.  I bet 4 singles, 3 doubles, 2 trebles and 1 fourfold on each of the quarter finals being draws.  I had won the bet anyway as 3 of them did end up as draws.  When I went to collect the winnings I was pleasantly surprised to find that the bookies (probably Ladbrokes I think) had paid out on all 4 as draws.  The England Argentina match finished 1-2 but they had paid out on a 1-1 as a goodwill gesture because of Maradona's controversial goal!  Happy days.
Report Coachbuster June 11, 2014 11:19 PM BST
Cannigia being booted off the pitch Laugh

best moment of that World cup imo
Report Coachbuster June 11, 2014 11:21 PM BST
have a fondness for the Honduras v Spain match in 82

a great result for the Hondurans that night
Report iprefertolay June 11, 2014 11:28 PM BST
gordon banks save pele header 1970 and david colemans commentary.......gordon banks what a save
Report Mike-lfc June 11, 2014 11:46 PM BST
Unfortunately mine is the disallowed goal against Germany 4 years ago. That and Rob Greens **** up.
Report iprefertolay June 12, 2014 3:29 AM BST
gazza crying and me 2
Report kincsem June 12, 2014 7:09 AM BST
Marco Tardelli, Italy, putting one past Schumacker in the 1982 final, and running around the pitch like an idiot.
No choreographed dance goal celebrations in those days.
Report Johnny_Mustang June 12, 2014 7:27 AM BST
The Romanians dyeing their hair yellow.
Report sj June 12, 2014 7:53 AM BST
getting home from holiday for the '66 world cup final.My dad was  careful driver,but know why was he going to miss the final,the floor of the old austin 1100 was red hot by the time we made it home.
Well worth it though,with the street partys afterwards

The best game,for me,without doubt the 70 final,Brazil Italy,4th goal is a goal you dream about.Although i do remember years later,Charles Hughes(director of football for the fa) said they took to long to get the ball up
Report attitude adjuster June 12, 2014 9:26 AM BST
What is noticeable is how much more memorable the commentators were....back in the day.

Once you get to 2002 ..there's no Coleman,Barry Davies etc..

There's not one iconic commentator's line after that.

"You have to say..that is magnificent"  Cool
Report scott1092 June 12, 2014 6:03 PM BST
bryan robsons goal against france 1982 , my earliest memories of any world cup
Report Phi Gamma Delta June 12, 2014 7:34 PM BST
David Narey's goal to take the lead for Scotland against Brazil in 1982. What a strike! Unfortunately, all it did was wake Brazil up!
Report iprefertolay June 12, 2014 7:45 PM BST
David Colemans commentary.The greatest sports commentator ever imo.
Report berto77 June 12, 2014 7:47 PM BST

Jun 12, 2014 -- 3:26AM, attitude adjuster wrote:

What is noticeable is how much more memorable the commentators were....back in the day.Once you get to 2002 ..there's no Coleman,Barry Davies etc..There's not one iconic commentator's line after that."You have to say..that is magnificent" 

Totally agree.  I think it's because they tend employ anoraks as commentators these days.

Report sj June 12, 2014 8:02 PM BST
i used to record match of the day on a big old style tape recorder(as a few have said coleman davis etc were different class)i'd have the mic up against the tv and every now and then on the recording you'd hear my mother shout at my dad',dont drown that gin with the tonic',didn't have that same ring to it as 'they think its all over'
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