You can change the outcome of one football match - which one?

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  1. Kopstar

    Kopstar ★★★★★ Valued Member

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    Tbf, I'm also mystified why so many are saying the 2014 Chelsea game. Perhaps it's because greater significance is given to more recent events or because they're of a younger generation?

    I've mentioned it already but in terms of repercussions for the club the outcome of the Final of the EC 85 had the biggest impact and (including the result of the game itself particularly given how much we were shafted) is the outcome I'd most want to change - even if it might have meant Everton getting their hands on 'ole Big Ears and winning another league title or two.

    For us I imagine us with three or four more European Cups, ten more league titles, twice as many songs extolling the endeavours of heroes we have never known play for us. That time when Van Basten smashed another hat-trick at Old Trafford and Ferguson got fired the next day, or when Henry danced around Casillas to win our 9th European Cup beating Madrid for the second year in succession...

    But then would we have had Istanbul? Would we savour each moment as fully as we do now...the thin years teaching us the value of each of our successes? Possibly not but then I'm not sure I'd care. I only place value in that sort of sentiment because trophies have been that much harder to obtain. On balance I'd prefer our trophy haul to be twice its current size and for us all to be smug bastards hated by everyone else.
     
  2. lfc.eddie

    lfc.eddie "¿Plata... O Plomo?" Valued Member

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    Pretty sure you don't need trophies to be that these days.... :-)
     
  3. Mascot88

    Mascot88 Yours for £1m. Need to make room for Dean Saunders Moderator

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    It is hard to know how long that dominance would have lasted, but around the early nineties it was United's speed off the mark in terms of commercialism, and our indolence, as English football entered the Premier League Era that led to their dominance.
     
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  4. norwegian wood

    norwegian wood TIA Regular

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    Chelsea at home in 13/14. Three points there would possibly have secured the title for us, which would have been monumental for the whole club, not least for the fanbase in general. Maybe we would have been less neurotic and prone to collective depression, and more relaxed and positive about everything.

    I briefly thought about the Europa League final last season, but I don't think it would have made much of a difference to Klopp's project. Same with the final in 2007; it felt bad there and then, but in the end it's just a lost final. They still did the hard bit and got in position to lose it.
     
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  5. Jimmyscase

    Jimmyscase DoctorJimmy: knee-high flying tackle specialist

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    Tragically, there's only one answer to this question. And it's a game we won that has to be changed.
     
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  6. Lostmyfunk 3421

    Lostmyfunk 3421 Standing on the verge of getting it on

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    Michael Thomas, Alan Smith, Lawrie Sanchez would be the victim of me going back in time a year before each of their births in order to sabotage their respective parents ever getting to know each other. Kinda Backtothe future 4, but based in London during the swinging Sixties. I need the right equipment of course...and a clock tower..Highbury would do...I would be in a Morris minor or maybe an old Lotus.

    So basically '88 Fa Cup
    Final as it just confirmed to me, after Maradona's handball that cheating dirty gits do win. Also, that game at Anfield v the Gunners. That was heartbreaking. Lastly, Everton 4 4.

    As I grew into my teenage years with Robbie and Macca in the 90's. Defeats stopped having such a dramatic effect...I was crying against Wimbledon in 88. All day the build-up on Grandstand. Then after we missed our penalty, I went in the garden and practised my shooting. My step dad is spurs fan and he thought it was funny (after Coventry did the Spurs) the year before.

    The next year was terrible, but my Dad turned off the telly pretty much straight away saying very little. I didn't remember much.
     
  7. TheSweetSilverSong

    TheSweetSilverSong Well-Known Member

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    In priority order:

    1) Athens 2007, Liverpool vs Milan. Us winning it. Thus level with Milan with 6 European trophies in 2nd place, instead of level with Barca and Bayern with 5 trophies in 1st place. I'd choose it over Haysel because Haysel wouldn't have robbed Milan a trophy, just get us to 6, Athens would have been twice blessed for us. Also, A trophy blackened by disaster would not be as sweet as the one in Athens, which would also mark our dominance in Europe and make a huge difference in our campaign 08/09, giving us that extra push perhaps.

    2) 1989 vs Arsenal, to a result that would see us Champions.
    That would have possibly not been the start of our downfall (although there were other factors that played large part), and would see us within closer gap from Utd. I'd choose it over Villa vs Utd 08/09 that may or may have not led us to a title, because it hurt more and because it's more certain to earn us a title. And I'd choose both the 1989 game and the 08/09 game over the Chelsea 13/14 game - firstly because had we won it in 13/14 Suarez would have still left, Rodgers would have been deified and stayed on and we'd think it's a revolution but the cracks would take longer to realise, and Klopp wouldn't have been here (probably at all, ever)...secondly because although I'd love Gerrard to win a medal, I'd prefer it to be in 08/09 with Benitez and Torres (which would also maybe make it possible that Torres would have stayed and paired with Suarez later on, drool drool), than the Rodgers consequences.

    3) Last Year's EL Final, but not just for the 4th EL title - also because we lived each and every game with my son, and because it was an amazing story, and because I think we would have been able to attract more/better players in the summer in order to be able to compete in Europe as well.
     
  8. EnglandTillIDie

    EnglandTillIDie New Member

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    Chelsea 13/14 for sure.
     
  9. Listerofsmeg

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    Agree with this one. Remember watching it and the little black and white square was in the top corner of the tv so I knew time was nearly up and it went in and I just couldn't believe it. Recently chats game and the Gerrard slip
     
  10. Danny_

    Danny_ Well-Known Member

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    Arsenal vs Liverpool 1989 or Heysel European cup (assuming we could stop what happened also).
     
  11. Klopptinho

    Klopptinho Well-Known Member

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    Liverpool 4–0 Brentford 18 March 1989 i would change this so we didn't qualify for the semi final @ hillsborough
     
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  12. Danny_

    Danny_ Well-Known Member

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    Will change my answer to this! Good point - I think you win this.
     
  13. RedSeven

    RedSeven On the one road Valued Member

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    Chelsea game 13/14 simply because that slip by steve will be remembered by most as the reason we lost the league.After all he has done for this club he doesn't deserve to carry that responsibility.
     

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