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Re: Happy Rotterdam Day
« Reply #150 on: May 28, 2022, 01:37:55 PM »
Allan Evans only got 4 caps for Scotland. I thought he was a brilliant centre half.

Yup, him and Sid were probably my favourite players from the '82 team.

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Re: Happy Rotterdam Day
« Reply #151 on: May 28, 2022, 01:42:37 PM »
Robertson was the best player in Europe for two seasons, absolutely unplayable at times. Completely two footed and amazing ability to drift past players. Set up the winner in one European Cup final, and got the winner the following year.

Perhaps that's why I didn't like him.  😋

I quite liked that when Forest first signed Francis, the fabled first million pound transfer, Clough's first team talk to him, in front of all the others, was "now young Trevor. If you get the ball, don't be nervous. Just pass it to John Robertson. Because he's a better player than you".

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Re: Happy Rotterdam Day
« Reply #152 on: May 28, 2022, 04:48:24 PM »
Never gets old


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Re: Happy Rotterdam Day
« Reply #153 on: May 28, 2022, 05:22:07 PM »
Allan Evans only got 4 caps for Scotland. I thought he was a brilliant centre half.

Yup, him and Sid were probably my favourite players from the '82 team.

I agree Sid was a class above but Gary Shaw had the world at his feet, cruelly ripped away by injury. 

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Re: Happy Rotterdam Day
« Reply #154 on: May 28, 2022, 06:26:06 PM »
Just watched the documentary on the official site. Really good interviews with the team. Gary Shaw made me laugh a few times,  but I was really taken with Kenny Swain. He retained a stiff upper lip, but was close to getting emotional a couple of times. Loved the pre match interview with Tony Barton and Brian Clough

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Re: Happy Rotterdam Day
« Reply #155 on: May 28, 2022, 06:55:07 PM »
The Villa part of 'When English Clubs Ruled Europe' is on ITV tonight if anyone needs a palate cleanser after the Liverpool game.

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Re: Happy Rotterdam Day
« Reply #156 on: May 29, 2022, 12:54:03 AM »
Having had the privilege (nay, honour!) to meet messrs Shaw, Morley, Swain and Blair recently. I realised, after 40 years, that it's no longer hero worship, as such, but a real affection that our generation holds for these blokes; they've been (and still are) such a huge part of our lives!
    A good old giggle was had with Mr Shaw about a certain Barca defender "colliding" with the elbow of Peter Withe in the Super Cup game, and I must add that Mr Swain really is a proper gent. Nothing was too much trouble for any of them, and they patiently posed for photos, and signed whatever the 150 or so punters asked for.
    They made us feel that we're all as important to them as they are to us. I'll always be indebted to them, and the rest of the squad, for giving us something we'll cherish forever.

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Re: Happy Rotterdam Day
« Reply #157 on: May 29, 2022, 09:20:31 AM »
Nice post Coop.  If you haven't already done so, wait until you meet Des Bremner, a true and most obliging gent.  When I met a few of those players you mentioned at Eamonn Deacy's memorial match at the after-match function, he made sure I met them all and got as many photographs as I wanted.  He also told me that they all enjoyed meeting the fans and talking about those glory days.  As I said, a proper and extremely likeable gentleman.
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Re: Happy Rotterdam Day
« Reply #158 on: May 29, 2022, 10:56:42 AM »
Is the BT sport documentary going to be repeated any time soon? I sat down to watch it yesterday and got the bloody post mortem on the Rangers game.

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Re: Happy Rotterdam Day
« Reply #159 on: May 29, 2022, 11:04:26 AM »
Who is See Brenner?

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Re: Happy Rotterdam Day
« Reply #160 on: May 29, 2022, 12:20:31 PM »
Is the BT sport documentary going to be repeated any time soon? I sat down to watch it yesterday and got the bloody post mortem on the Rangers game.

The club should push to get it on a streaming service. It would be great exposure if it ended up on netflix in the way that Forrest one did.

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Re: Happy Rotterdam Day
« Reply #161 on: May 29, 2022, 12:43:30 PM »
Who is See Brenner?

Bloody autocorrect.  Should have read it properly before postsing.

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Re: Happy Rotterdam Day
« Reply #162 on: May 29, 2022, 01:38:00 PM »
Thanks Dave. Not had the pleasure yet, but hope to get the full set before I run out of time. ;)
    I'm sure you'll agree that it's been a fantastic month or so for us old 'uns. I've even managed (after years of trying to pick myself out on the final DVD footage) to find a single crowd shot with me in it. Sadly, it's one of those covered in Alamy watermarks, and I wouldn't want to risk a copyright issue.
    Whenever I find myself wishing that I wasn't quite so far along the road to decrepitude, I remind myself that I'm so lucky to be one of the golden generation that witnessed such wonderful events.  :)

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Re: Happy Rotterdam Day
« Reply #163 on: May 29, 2022, 02:16:46 PM »
Looking back and bearing in mind last night's events, I'm so pleased that the final was played in the unglamorous city of Rotterdam, relatively easy and cheap as it was to get to.  As a relative youngster and student at the time (21), had the game been played in a city such as Rome, Athens, Madrid, Munich or even Paris I very much doubt that I would have been able to go.  Hats off too to the efficient way in which the travel and ticketing arrangements were made.  To be honest, the get 'em to the game and get 'em away again asap approach suited me very well, and made it all about the match, and not the occasion (albeit that the occasion now lingers long in the memory, just as does the match).
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Re: Happy Rotterdam Day
« Reply #164 on: May 29, 2022, 02:26:09 PM »
Thanks Dave. Not had the pleasure yet, but hope to get the full set before I run out of time. ;)
    I'm sure you'll agree that it's been a fantastic month or so for us old 'uns. I've even managed (after years of trying to pick myself out on the final DVD footage) to find a single crowd shot with me in it. Sadly, it's one of those covered in Alamy watermarks, and I wouldn't want to risk a copyright issue.
    Whenever I find myself wishing that I wasn't quite so far along the road to decrepitude, I remind myself that I'm so lucky to be one of the golden generation that witnessed such wonderful events.  :)

And I  think in those days it meant more.

 


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