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25 minutes ago, Tsunami said:

Yes, he really ended his career in a challenge with goalkeeper Chris Harker. Badly injured his medial and cruciate ligaments in his knee which in these days, with todays medical advances, the chances are he would have recovered from his injuries. On his recovery he played a further times before deciding to retire and go on to be the UK"s best manager. :P   

...and should have gone on to manage England in my opinion! :(

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37 minutes ago, Tsunami said:

Yes, he really ended his career in a challenge with goalkeeper Chris Harker. Badly injured his medial and cruciate ligaments in his knee which in these days, with todays medical advances, the chances are he would have recovered from his injuries. On his recovery he played a further times before deciding to retire and go on to be the UK"s best manager. :P   

Could be an endless argument and it's purely opinions. I would put forward Bill Shankly, for how he built up Liverpool to be the dominant force they were, Sir Alex Ferguson, likewise with Manchester United, Jock Stein, nine in a row at Celtic and took a bunch of totally local lads to win a European Cup. Clough led Nottingham Forest to two European Cups, nobody will ever replicate that. Endless argument, but it would have been bloody good to pit them against each other.

I always wondered what Brian Clough would have thought about Jose Mourinho in his pomp at Chelsea. Now there would be a clash of egos.

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1 hour ago, topsoil said:

Could be an endless argument and it's purely opinions. I would put forward Bill Shankly, for how he built up Liverpool to be the dominant force they were, Sir Alex Ferguson, likewise with Manchester United, Jock Stein, nine in a row at Celtic and took a bunch of totally local lads to win a European Cup. Clough led Nottingham Forest to two European Cups, nobody will ever replicate that. Endless argument, but it would have been bloody good to pit them against each other.

I always wondered what Brian Clough would have thought about Jose Mourinho in his pomp at Chelsea. Now there would be a clash of egos.

You’ve omitted Bob Paisley whose record was exceptional 

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41 minutes ago, Midland Red said:

You’ve omitted Bob Paisley whose record was exceptional 

You're right, another one right up there. When Liverpool were dominant domestically and in Europe. Going off at a bit of a tangent, Sir Bobby Robson. Almost won the league with Ipswich and won a European trophy. similar to Clough, that will never be done again. Took England to a World Cup semi final, then had success in Holland, Spain and Portugal, something a lot of the other "great" managers don't have on their CV. Success comes in many forms. 

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59 minutes ago, Midland Red said:

You’ve omitted Bob Paisley whose record was exceptional 

Yes Bob Paisley does tend to get forgotten about when it comes to great managers. His record at Liverpool was phenomenal.

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On 1/1/2021 at 10:31 AM, wealdstone said:
  1. I seem to recall just after the Ibrox incident going to an FA Cup replay at Highbury v Derby. For probably the first time ever there was real concern in the crowd with fans pushing and shoving following any incident.  May have got dates wrong but seem to recall a midweek afternoon KO. So could have been during miners strike/3 day week

Remember that one, well over 60000 there. Midweek afternoon.

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10 hours ago, steve roberts said:

Far too many players from the  sixties and seventies in that line up when football was "crap" according to Orion.

But no Rogers or Greaves:mad::D

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Just watching motd for the first time in ages, the speed of the play is incredible

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4 minutes ago, bruno said:

Just watching motd for the first time in ages, the speed of the play is incredible

Yes, it’s since Pathe News lost their contract.  :D

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Some of the players are more athletes than footballers

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8 hours ago, bruno said:

Some of the players are more athletes than footballers

I'm sure that's the case because of different training/diet/mental regimes but I'm sure that footballers in the past would also have fitted well into the modern game if those same parameters had been in place? It's very difficult comparing different eras in any walk of life...adaptation is the key and what applied at any given time and/or year.

The likes of Matthews, Best, Law, Charlton, Pele, Eusebio, Greaves, Moore ete etc would have been just as good today as they were during their particular eras and the way the game has changed due to different tactical approahes etc.

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got a feeling whoever wins in the Liverpool V United game will win the league. 

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3 wins in a row for The Gooners, Saka and Smith-Rowe get better every game. Superb from Tierney and Lacazette, The Albion were shredded in desperate conditions. Just 3 points behind the Spammers and Pensioners now.

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Stupid behaviours from some footballers. Because some people have fame, fortune, they think they can break rules..Dicks.

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13 minutes ago, auntie doris said:

3 wins in a row for The Gooners, Saka and Smith-Rowe get better every game. Superb from Tierney and Lacazette, The Albion were shredded in desperate conditions. Just 3 points behind the Spammers and Pensioners now.

But how about Aubameyang?

What was he worth last year?  100 million?  And now?  50 million?  Or less!

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