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Old 07-10-2016, 01:05 PM
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everton at home in 1983
 
Old 07-10-2016, 01:08 PM
Denis Irwell
 
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Forest 1 - 8 Man Utd.

Friends were/are Forest season ticket holders. They went on holiday and gave us their tickets.

Loved it. Best club side/performance I've seen in real life.

It's easy to forget how different that team was to what had come before it in the English top divisions, particularly if you grew up in an era of Liverpool winning the league 1-0 with a goal from Ian Rush and a back passing to the goalkeeper performance that was just the done thing at the time.

Fullbacks that were as advanced and as attack minded as the wingers, ridiculously fast counter attacks started by the goal keeper and two strikers in Yorke/Cole that were almost literally on fire, exciting to watch.

Growing up in Notts all my friends are Forest so they've always taken the piss out of my supporting a 4th division team (as we were in the 80's). So sitting in their end watching their boys get absolutely b***h slapped remains one of my favourite football moments.
Or a last minute equaliser from the penalty spot courtesy of their biggest fan George Courtney or a 90th minute winner from super sub David Fairclough who rarely got a start but always pulled em out of the shit

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Old 07-10-2016, 02:04 PM
puressence
 
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stockport county aug 30th 1978
 
Old 07-10-2016, 02:20 PM
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stockport county aug 30th 1978
When you were 20? Shit red.
 
Old 07-10-2016, 02:21 PM
DuanePipe
 
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Or a last minute equaliser from the penalty spot courtesy of their biggest fan George Courtney or a 90th minute winner from super sub David Fairclough who rarely got a start but always pulled em out of the shit
Don't want to get in to the territory of blowing smoke because of where I am etc, but that mid 90's Utd team genuinely did change the way the league could be won. It was much, much more attacking and for someone used to watching a fairly bog standard second division side week in week out, when I saw that Utd team take Forest apart it was an eye opener. Just the sheer number of players who would get forward it seemed like there was a spare man everywhere.

I had the chance to see the Barca side that had Rivaldo in it and that was a different experience for me in terms seeing first hand how a team's use of the ball was unstoppable, getting from defence to a goal scoring opportunity with just incredibly accurate passing and not much running, but that Utd side tended to be like a swarm of attacking intent. No surprise so many late goals were scored when chasing a win from a drawing position or a draw from a losing position it was relentless. The game is different now. Lots of teams are capable of playing with a style that is very pleasing to the eye, Southampton for an example.
 
Old 07-10-2016, 03:21 PM
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Away at Leicester 7th February 1981. Lost 1-0. Coppell hit the bar with an overhead kick. Can't find a video which is weird cos it was on MOTD that night. I was 7.
 
Old 07-10-2016, 03:49 PM
Denis Irwell
 
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Don't want to get in to the territory of blowing smoke because of where I am etc, but that mid 90's Utd team genuinely did change the way the league could be won. It was much, much more attacking and for someone used to watching a fairly bog standard second division side week in week out, when I saw that Utd team take Forest apart it was an eye opener. Just the sheer number of players who would get forward it seemed like there was a spare man everywhere.

I had the chance to see the Barca side that had Rivaldo in it and that was a different experience for me in terms seeing first hand how a team's use of the ball was unstoppable, getting from defence to a goal scoring opportunity with just incredibly accurate passing and not much running, but that Utd side tended to be like a swarm of attacking intent. No surprise so many late goals were scored when chasing a win from a drawing position or a draw from a losing position it was relentless. The game is different now. Lots of teams are capable of playing with a style that is very pleasing to the eye, Southampton for an example.
Notts County?

Yep. As much as it was a relief to see Forest give Liverpool some serious competition, even they were pretty much counter attacking in their play

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Old 07-10-2016, 03:49 PM
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Most will be anything post 1999 on this site
Thank you for this HOT TAKE that has contributed so much to the discussion.
 
Old 07-10-2016, 04:37 PM
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That was the game closest to my 10th birthday. My mum wrote to United asking could they say happy 10th birthday to me and to get choccy to give me a wave. He did I ate a dodgy burger and was sick when I got in and got the day after off school.
Oh and it finished 1-2 Hughesy scored a scissor kick.
Sorry, only just seen this. Definitely finished 2-0. http://stretfordend.co.uk/seasons/season1990.html

August 30th.

Went to the Millwall game a couple of weeks later, which we won 5-1. Sharpe scored then slid on his knees to the corner. I repeated it in the kitchen and got carpet burns on my knees
 
Old 07-10-2016, 05:41 PM
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1986 v Forest at the City ground . Stood right behind the goal 1st half and right at the back of the terrace on my dads shoulders for the 2nd half .

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