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A comment by Graeme Souness after tonight's match had me thinking 

Used to be some belting players over in Serie A, my favourite was Del Piero and that Juve era side with Zidane, Nedved etc were quality but I digress.... 

 

Who remembers Gianluigi Lentini

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37 minutes ago, Reesh said:

A comment by Graeme Souness after tonight's match had me thinking 

Used to be some belting players over in Serie A, my favourite was Del Piero and that Juve era side with Zidane, Nedved etc were quality but I digress.... 

 

Who remembers Gianluigi Lentini

Lentini yeah vaguely.

football Italia, what a program

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1 minute ago, HoylandOwl said:

Lentini yeah vaguely.

football Italia, what a program

He became the most expensive player when he joined AC and flopped then had a serious car crash 

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33 minutes ago, Reesh said:

Who remembers Gianluigi Lentini

I remember the name but wouldn't know him if the 1990s version of him walked into my living room.

I liked watching Tomas Skuhravy, just cos he scored headers. And the big Swede (Kennet Andersson?) was also a dab hand in the air.

Genoa and Foggia generally guaranteed goals in their matches, instead of what felt like the perennial 1-0's elsewhere.

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Anselmo Robbiati, Beppe Signori, Alvaro Recobà, Dejan Savicevic, Zvonimir Boban, Maurizio Ganz, Gabriele Pin, Abel Balbo, Daniel Fonseca, Dario Hubner, Gianluca Pagliuca, Diego Fuser, Enrico Chiesa. 

 

Fucking class. 

 

Kenneth Wolstenholme and Peter Brackley sadly no longer with us. 

 

James Richardson's desserts. 

 

I used to have to buy a paper on Monday morning to find out Sunday night's result if Ceefax page 319 wasn't updated. 

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1 hour ago, mkowlthesexynewversion said:

It was novel to have overseas league football to watch, first time that had happened. Sky had the Super Sunday game but it kicked off at 4pm so these games were in the 2pm fuck all else to watch slot. With Gazza going to Lazio as well.

Very true and with sky ( back then 92 ish you had to be fairly well off IMO to afford it) so not that many people had sky, mainly pubs 

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Apparently the reason why C4 settled on the iconic format of James Richardson sat outside a cafe with an expresso and a copy of Corriera Dello Sport, talking about the weekend’s games, was they just didn’t have the budget to do much else.  

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Read a book called Sunday Muddy Sunday, about pub football, and one of the teams in the book called themselves after an obscure East German team after blagging a kit. Decided to try it with the Italian teams by sending letters saying how much we followed them on Channel 4 and how they were our second team. Didn't hear a bean until one day a huge box got delivered containing 15 full Sampdoria away kits so Rawmarsh Star FC changed its name to Rawmarsh Sampdoria for a season. We got our team photo in their programme and had to keep them updated on results. Fantastic Asics kit but it had Daewoo Matiz as the sponsor. 

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20 hours ago, Reesh said:

Remember us being linked with Andersson and wishing it would happen. 

Kent? Big number 9 I think. Yes he was excellent and reckon been v good in England 

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10 hours ago, Wawaw said:

Very true and with sky ( back then 92 ish you had to be fairly well off IMO to afford it) so not that many people had sky, mainly pubs 

I think my first dish and box was about £360. Got it at start of the Premier League in 1992. Not sure I was well off but I treated myself after spending 2 months or more studying for my accountancy exams. Got to see the Kaiserslautern game on SAT 1 - the German Channel. It also had some decent soft core porn, 

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9 hours ago, owl71 said:

Apparently the reason why C4 settled on the iconic format of James Richardson sat outside a cafe with an expresso and a copy of Corriera Dello Sport, talking about the weekend’s games, was they just didn’t have the budget to do much else.  

Its what you do in Rome though 😀

 

I went to watch Roma and Lazio in 2018 with a few mates, one of which was living in Rome at the time and it was a really enjoyable game. Dzeko (not sure that's how you spell it), used to play for Citeh was on fire that day - he didn't score but the Lazio backline couldn't handle him

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I did an 8 day double stag do in 2013 in Magaluf cos my pals couldn't coordinate it for just one trip so we ended up flying home via Milan to save a bit of cash. 

 

Ended going to a Inter game, they lost 5-2 to Udinese

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2 minutes ago, JBO said:

We certainly got fucked by the ref that night

Not that I readily understood it but the German TV commentators seemed more than happy with him.

Didn't the game kick off at 6pm our time or something. I remember getting in from work channel hopping in hope more than expectation. 

Sorry off on a tangent, but my youngest can't quite fathom how few games in comparison there were, but in the early 90s how thrilled seeing foreign football felt 

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51 minutes ago, Reesh said:

Hirsty got suckered in and the ref couldn't fucking wait to do us over 

Can clearly see on the video that the ref is looking the other way when the incident happens

 

Hears the crowd react, turns round and sees their player rolling about and the red comes straight out.

 

Bent twat

 

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On 10/04/2022 at 07:51, Morley Owl said:

Undoubtedly the best in Europe were in Italy in late eighties. The AC Milan team with Van Basten, Gullit and Rijkaard against Inter with Matthaus, Brehme and Klinsman 

 

Fabio Capellos AC Milan team of the early to mid 90s was better in my opinion

I'll never forget his side, depleted by injuries faced Johan Cruyffs Barcelona in the European Cup final. They probably put in the best performance in a final that I have ever seen (better than Guardiolas' Barcelona) and won the game 4-0. 

Tassotti, Baresi, Costacurta, Maldini was probably the dream team defence of all time.

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