Don't be daft, mate, Skippy was far too busy warning people that someone had fallen down the well. What I can't figure is how the bloody hell they understood him? That's if it was a him. If it has a pouch it's a Sheila and if it hasn't, it isn't?Spot on. But it was Skippy that wrote it, not Barnes.
Met molby having a piss at Anfield. Top bloke, really nice guy.The pass back rule changed in 92 apparently, which is later than I thought.
Not disagreeing about the quality of football before then, back in the 80s. I wouldn't have fallen in love with the game otherwise. Rush, Barnes, Beardsley or later Mcmanaman and Fowler were great to watch. Molby was like a magician and a class apart for me but we wouldn't see his like in the modern game.
Football has really evolved into a different beast these days. Players are much more technical and supreme athletes, not drinking pints before matches. The league is even more competitive now with a proper top6. As a team game it has evolved tactically too - uberpress and heavy metal attack leaves Dutch total football or tica taca in the shade. It would be a great game but I think our current crop would demolish some of those great sides of the past. Makes you wonder where it goes next though......
Yeah, people same the game has come on leaps and bounds, but a lot has been lost. It’s no more a working class game and it’s harder to follow clubs these days.I think up until SKY came along.
Then everything changed. I couldn’t afford to go as regularly as I did, my grandad stopped going all together. The prices just kept going up.
And even the live matches on tv became few and far between. You then had to pay a small fortune to get SKY which I wasn’t willing to do.
I drove past my local non league stadium the other day, when I used to pop in in the late 80s it was 50p for kids and £4 for adults. Now it’s £18 for adults and £8 for kids which is disgusting.
I remember there was a little club near where we lived and after each game some of the Coventry/Birmingham/Villa players and away team would pop in and mingle with the locals. I got a picture of me once with Barnes and Ogrizovic.
Now all we get is the yearly trip the players take to the hospital to see ill kids and the quick autograph as they fly by.
So for me, since 93 it’s been shit. Mostly resort to downloading streams these days but the bond me and my grandad had I won’t be passing on. I’ll find some other hobby to make memories with.