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Unread 06-09-2021, 09:33 PM
windy waffles
 
Thumbs up Fever Pitch - Story of the Premier League

Anyone watching this on BBC2?

Documentary about the rise of the Premier League.

Absolutely brilliant. Shearer the greedy bastard...

"We thought Dion was a good alternative to Shearer..."

Eric.

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Unread 06-09-2021, 09:54 PM
vanpalm87
 
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Anyone watching this on BBC2?

Documentary about the rise of the Premier League.

Absolutely brilliant. Shearer the greedy bastard...

"We thought Dion was a good alternative to Shearer..."

Eric.
It is very good. Pallister is cool as feck
 
Unread 06-09-2021, 10:00 PM
andyroo
 
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Some great memories. State of Paul Parker the night of the Blackburn game
 
Unread 06-09-2021, 10:04 PM
windy waffles
 
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Selhurst Park next episode.
 
Unread 06-09-2021, 10:11 PM
Sparky***
 
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I do hope they don't try and pretend that the resounding international success of the premier league wasn't 90% to do with United raising it's global profile.
 
Unread 06-09-2021, 10:46 PM
Drexl
 
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Gary pally as some sort of shit Gandalf
 
Unread 06-09-2021, 11:09 PM
red in cumbria
 
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Some great memories. State of Paul Parker the night of the Blackburn game
Showed in the defending tbf, could easily have been 2-0 down before we belatedly woke up
 
Unread 06-09-2021, 11:47 PM
tatty
 
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Colin Hendry looked 105.

What I would have given to have just one season of Cantona and Shearer.
 
Unread 07-09-2021, 12:30 AM
Neo
 
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What I would have given to have just one season of Cantona and Shearer.
Probably would have been exactly what we saw - United winning a domestic league title but bombing out of the Champions League, given how both players flattered to deceive at the elite European level, and how Fergie wasn’t smart enough tactically whenever he came up against the continent’s best sides through the mid-90s.
 
Unread 07-09-2021, 04:16 AM
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Probably would have been exactly what we saw - United winning a domestic league title but bombing out of the Champions League, given how both players flattered to deceive at the elite European level, and how Fergie wasn’t smart enough tactically whenever he came up against the continent’s best sides through the mid-90s.
It wasn’t anything to do with them being smart enough in the 90’s. We were emerging from effectively a pub league compared to the rest of Europe who had seven years on us playing the way they did in Europe the way they generally played every week in their own leagues.

Then when the lure of the premier league attracted the best of Europe’s players we couldn’t play them due to the foreigner rule. Had we have been able to play our strongest teams from 94-97 we’d have done much better than we did and the addition of Shearer would have made us done even better.

Not saying we’d have won it either, we’d have to be ridiculously arrogant to think we’d just turn up to a competition as strong as it was at the time and start proclaiming we were the best. However, I’m pretty certain a team that didn’t have May at right back and Gary Walsh in nets would have faired slightly better against Brondby.

2000-2005 was a slightly different story. I’ve no idea how we managed to f*** them years up so badly.
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