Earliest WC memory

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Re: Earliest WC memory

by From Despair To Where? » 12 Jun 2014 14:19

I had a Panini album for 1978 but can't remember anything of the tournament.

First proper footballing memory is Bryan Robson scoring against France after 27 seconds in 1982.

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Re: Earliest WC memory

by Royalclapper » 12 Jun 2014 14:34

^^^^Steve Coppell also involved in Robson's goal & the greatest ever England kit in the '82 WC.

http://youtu.be/6WbxYCe4AWw

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Re: Earliest WC memory

by Hendo » 12 Jun 2014 14:39

YateleyRoyal France 98, owen goal


*high 5*

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Re: Earliest WC memory

by jd82 » 12 Jun 2014 14:57

Learnt all the flags for italia '90. Don't really remember the football that much though.

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Re: Earliest WC memory

by Bandini » 12 Jun 2014 15:28

Wilkins getting sent off in '86.


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Re: Earliest WC memory

by UpThePrem » 12 Jun 2014 15:30

78 final. I was 7. Mostly the ticker tape. Can't remember much more.

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Re: Earliest WC memory

by East Grinstead Royal » 12 Jun 2014 15:31

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Tommy Youlden's Ears 1974. I was 8 and so ignorant of football on TV (parents have a LOT to answer for…I am scarred) that I missed the final and was, instead, at the Garlands School (Burghfield Common) Summer Fete. I remain disappointed to this day.

Remember a lot about 78. The Ally's Army build up. Scotland v Holland in particular. Ari Haan's wonder strikes. The ticker tape in the stadia. Argentina walking the final.



another Garlands boy here.

Anyway, 1970 for me. England playing Brazil, Romania and Czechoslovakia Iirc


Pretty sure we played Uruguay rather than the Czechs, then of course West Germany in the Q/F.

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Re: Earliest WC memory

by Green » 12 Jun 2014 15:38

Presumably Germany effectively lost a vote and a seat at FIFA's world table when the nations (and teams) merged.

The exact reason the home nations don't want to combine supposedly - not that we have much influence in FIFA or even UEFA affairs these days anyway :|

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Re: Earliest WC memory

by LUX » 12 Jun 2014 15:41

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Tommy Youlden's Ears 1974. I was 8 and so ignorant of football on TV (parents have a LOT to answer for…I am scarred) that I missed the final and was, instead, at the Garlands School (Burghfield Common) Summer Fete. I remain disappointed to this day.

Remember a lot about 78. The Ally's Army build up. Scotland v Holland in particular. Ari Haan's wonder strikes. The ticker tape in the stadia. Argentina walking the final.



another Garlands boy here.

Anyway, 1970 for me. England playing Brazil, Romania and Czechoslovakia Iirc


Pretty sure we played Uruguay rather than the Czechs, then of course West Germany in the Q/F.



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Re: Earliest WC memory

by sputnik » 12 Jun 2014 16:02

'74, Breitner's hairdo.

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Re: Earliest WC memory

by Tommy Youlden's Ears » 12 Jun 2014 17:00

Not my earliest, but really vivid is the moment Socrates' goal against Italy in 82 kicked that little puff of chalk dust from the line behind Zoff. Perfect.

None cooler than Brasil 82.

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Re: Earliest WC memory

by Tommy Youlden's Ears » 12 Jun 2014 17:01

I am now excited turned up to 11

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Re: Earliest WC memory

by BraisingsteakRoyal » 12 Jun 2014 17:09

Opening game of Italia '90. The sunset and shadows of the San Siro (?)

Francois Omam-Biyaks scrappy headed goal, and his brother getting sent off for being the third man in a series of three that tried their utmost to decapitate Claudio Cannigia (?) to deny him a goalscoring opportunity.


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Re: Earliest WC memory

by Silver Fox » 12 Jun 2014 17:20

Tommy Youlden's Ears Not my earliest, but really vivid is the moment Socrates' goal against Italy in 82 kicked that little puff of chalk dust from the line behind Zoff. Perfect.

None cooler than Brasil 82.


I fvcking love that goal and that team, it's part of their charm that they failed to win the cup I reckon

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Re: Earliest WC memory

by Ascotexgunner » 12 Jun 2014 18:04

74 for me. P*ssed with rain continuously I remember. East Germany v West Germany was a bit of a hot potato and everyone loved the Dutch.
It was crushing that the Germans won that. Also remember Brazil coming with a reputation and everyone was raving about Revelino, who was an absolute flop.

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Re: Earliest WC memory

by 6ft Kerplunk » 12 Jun 2014 20:13

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Tommy Youlden's Ears Not my earliest, but really vivid is the moment Socrates' goal against Italy in 82 kicked that little puff of chalk dust from the line behind Zoff. Perfect.

None cooler than Brasil 82.


I fvcking love that goal and that team, it's part of their charm that they failed to win the cup I reckon

+1, my favourite international team ever. Anyone else cut out the little article from Shoot magazine where Eder explained which bit of his foot he kicked the ball to make it swerve different ways? Limped back in from the garden 5mins later thinking I'd dislocated a couple of toes.

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Re: Earliest WC memory

by Platypuss » 12 Jun 2014 20:45

While I can remember stuff from 1978 (I was 8), it's hard to be sure that isn't just me remembering watching clips of it played years later.

So first definite memories are from 1982:
Gerry Armstrong for Norn Iron v Spain
Bryan Robson scoring in the first minute v France.
Schumacher v Battiston

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Re: Earliest WC memory

by philM » 12 Jun 2014 20:57

66

I was 11 and we didn't have a tv at home. Watched the game at a school friend's house in Glasgow. He had a cleft palate and we copied his voice incessantly. Can't remember his name, or much of the game, but remember the house and the room fairly well.

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Re: Earliest WC memory

by Ian Royal » 12 Jun 2014 21:00

Italia 90, England's draw with Ireland

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Re: Earliest WC memory

by TFF » 12 Jun 2014 22:26

'74 quaLOLifiers. Tomaszewski's ridiculous performance

One of my earliest memories of any kind actually. I was 5 and we watched it at my nan's.

Cheering for Scotland during '78. That goal. And yes, the ticker tape final.

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