Fionn Kiely wrote:Honest question, would you prefer football today or mid 80's?
I'd prefer 85/86, but the rest of the decade had its moments of utter crap. The sort of sh*t that you wouldn't believe.
For instance, the month before we won the Cup Final in 1980, we played Cambridge away and lost 2-0. We played like utter c*****. And this was a side that featured Devo, Geno, Bonzo, Tonka, Psycho and a bunch of great players. Yes, even with that lot in the side, we played like ****ers. Two weeks before the final, we played Shrewsbury at home and lost 3-1. Again, we were utter crap. Again, we had a great team, and played like sh*t. Everyone said we were 'distracted' by the match verus Everton -- maybe that was the case, I dunno -- but I do know that we played like c****. Anyhow, Shrewsbury did a double over us that year - we went up there and lost 3-0 the previous December. It was a bloody disgrace. That season, it took us three (Yes, three!) matches to beat bloody Southend in the league cup!
And, for instance, two days after the cup final, we all went up to Sunderland and saw us play another w*ank match and lose (I think) 2-1.
IMO, there's a lot of us who are guilty of looking at the past with our Claret and Blue tinted specs on. I could go thru' the whole decade and give you moments where we looked great, and -- with the exception of 85/6 -- looked equally sh*t.