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The Mighty Reds 87-88


floyd the barber

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Just dug out the video (well dvd as i converted it ;) ).......had to cheer myself up..

 

Amazing really, we all hear about how football is much faster now with players showing better fitness than ever before, well watching us during this time, what struck me was how quick we were, how good our movement of the ball was and HOW it looked like every player wanted to win..

 

How you you would see players actually get to the touchline and put a cross in..ie barnes and c johnston, HOW now you see players consistently cut in......

Also HOW whelan and Mcmahon would work their socks off closing down players in midfield, why dont we see this now? why do we see players stuck in their positions and allow opposition teams to keep the ball..

 

So my reaction to watching this is a strange once, joy for how f`king great we were and sadness for how far we have fallen......players at the club that do not deserve the shirt (and this has been going on for a long,long time)

 

 

I was 15 during that season.....remember going to the game at Arsenal where Steve nicol scored a stunning header, also i was at the anfield QPR game where Barnes really announced himself with a genius performance...

 

also... i miss barry davis :o some great comentary on our games......."and he gets a kiss for it, from a man in a blue and white striped shirt" go ahead.....name the scorer and game?.....................................

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ah..Barnes v QPR, stuff of dreams, magic goal in a magic team, doubt I've seen a better goal since, poise, balance, touch, beyond description, its needs a video to do it justice and I cant be bothered to link one here, go to youtube and admire the brilliance, I'm of to search for it now, greatness.... on a stick

 

so quick this google lark

 

 

some may be interested to hear that he 'won it from brock', long time posters here may know the signifiance of that pharse and the poster on here who references it!

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Was at the QPR game too. I don't think I've seen a better home debut though not playing at anfield for the first games helped build up the expectation. He was truly world class.

 

A broken sewer would have been helpful this season too. Time for us to get backroom stuff stuff sorted and not playing too much!

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A broken sewer would have been helpful this season too. Time for us to get backroom stuff stuff sorted and not playing too much!

What I would give to see players of the class of Barnes, Beardsley and Aldridge being signed at the start of this particular season. There is no point complaining again about the quality of Hodgson's signings but a comparison does put in to start contrast the comparative financial muscle, ambition and capabilities of the two managers.

 

 

 

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What I would give to see players of the class of Barnes, Beardsley and Aldridge being signed at the start of this particular season. There is no point complaining again about the quality of Hodgson's signings but a comparison does put in to start contrast the comparative financial muscle, ambition and capabilities of the two managers.

 

 

 

 

I had this argument a few months ago, saying Kenny was a genius in replacing Rush with those 3. Do you remember the early games at Highfield Road, Arsenal 1st game of the season.....Derby at home....happy days!

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Just dug out the video (well dvd as i converted it ;) ).......had to cheer myself up..

 

Amazing really, we all hear about how football is much faster now with players showing better fitness than ever before, well watching us during this time, what struck me was how quick we were, how good our movement of the ball was and HOW it looked like every player wanted to win..

 

How you you would see players actually get to the touchline and put a cross in..ie barnes and c johnston, HOW now you see players consistently cut in......

Also HOW whelan and Mcmahon would work their socks off closing down players in midfield, why dont we see this now? why do we see players stuck in their positions and allow opposition teams to keep the ball..

 

So my reaction to watching this is a strange once, joy for how f`king great we were and sadness for how far we have fallen......players at the club that do not deserve the shirt (and this has been going on for a long,long time)

 

 

I was 15 during that season.....remember going to the game at Arsenal where Steve nicol scored a stunning header, also i was at the anfield QPR game where Barnes really announced himself with a genius performance...

 

also... i miss barry davis :o some great comentary on our games......."and he gets a kiss for it, from a man in a blue and white striped shirt" go ahead.....name the scorer and game?.....................................

 

 

 

 

Peter Beardsley in the Anfield Derby (without looking it up!)

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What was great about that side was that apart from Barnes and Beardsley, there were no superstar names just a f***in great team. Remember Forest coming to Anfield as title-contenders and getting blown away. One of our best ever sides that team was.

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1 of my favourite goals from that season (I'm pretty certain it was 87-88) was against Arsenal at home, Barnes waltzs past 3 defenders whilst the ball doesn't move from the byline, cuts it back and Arsenal just about clear, then McMahon chases the ball down despite it going to be our throw anyway, stops it on the line beats Winterburn? and somebody else, through ball to Beardsley shot saved, and Aldridge taps in.

 

The finish was easy but like has already been said Barnes was breathtaking and McMahon kept the pressure on rather than just settle for a throw

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Also HOW whelan and Mcmahon would work their socks off closing down players in midfield, why dont we see this now? why do we see players stuck in their positions and allow opposition teams to keep the ball..

It was a great midfield pairing - one of our best ever. They hunted down the ball in tandem and when they got it they both used it well.

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1 of my favourite goals from that season (I'm pretty certain it was 87-88) was against Arsenal at home, Barnes waltzs past 3 defenders whilst the ball doesn't move from the byline, cuts it back and Arsenal just about clear, then McMahon chases the ball down despite it going to be our throw anyway, stops it on the line beats Winterburn? and somebody else, through ball to Beardsley shot saved, and Aldridge taps in.

 

The finish was easy but like has already been said Barnes was breathtaking and McMahon kept the pressure on rather than just settle for a throw

 

 

I thought that was when we won Forest 5-0. McMahon stopped the ball on the line, ran out of play, got back an tipped the ball passed the oncoming Forest player. Great stuff.

 

As someone remarked the great Liverpool teams were not 11 world class players but as a TEAM they played some fantastic stuff.

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I thought that was when we won Forest 5-0. McMahon stopped the ball on the line, ran out of play, got back an tipped the ball passed the oncoming Forest player. Great stuff.

 

As someone remarked the great Liverpool teams were not 11 world class players but as a TEAM they played some fantastic stuff.

 

 

no it was the Arsenal game

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I thought that was when we won Forest 5-0. McMahon stopped the ball on the line, ran out of play, got back an tipped the ball passed the oncoming Forest player. Great stuff.

 

As someone remarked the great Liverpool teams were not 11 world class players but as a TEAM they played some fantastic stuff.

 

 

deffo arsenal

 

Adams wanted offside

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I thought that was when we won Forest 5-0. McMahon stopped the ball on the line, ran out of play, got back an tipped the ball passed the oncoming Forest player. Great stuff.

 

As someone remarked the great Liverpool teams were not 11 world class players but as a TEAM they played some fantastic stuff.

 

just found the one i was thinking of, definitely Arsenal, about 1.30 in

 

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lol, was only 3 at the time so wasn't there but must've watched that Mighty Reds and a Liverpool team of the 80's VHS about 20 times a week when I was 4-7!!

 

As Motson said it looked simple but it was all about the movement. Always having a player available to pass to. Compare that to how the team plays this season!

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As Motson said it looked simple but it was all about the movement. Always having a player available to pass to. Compare that to how the team plays this season!

 

exactly, every player comfortable on the ball from back to front, a top quality winger helped and players who worked their socks off but were also very very good.

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