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Author Topic: Leicester 1970. The goal that never was.  (Read 423 times)

Offline Andy_Lochhead_in_the_air

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Leicester 1970. The goal that never was.
« on: September 21, 2020, 02:22:24 PM »
I was sat in the upper tier of the main stand in line with the goal at the Leicester end.





Shilton is quoted as saying "It could have been a goal...there was definitely no mark on the post afterwards. "
Not quite sure if he meant the post or the stanchion there. The ball went straight up the other end and Leicester put the ball in our net, in the ensuring pandemonium at our end Shilton was then inside his net wiping the mud off the stanchion.                                                                                                                                               
« Last Edit: September 21, 2020, 02:24:25 PM by Andy_Lochhead_in_the_air »

Offline dcdavecollett

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Re: Leicester 1970. The goal that never was.
« Reply #1 on: September 22, 2020, 12:04:11 AM »
The Leicester goal was disallowed for offside.

Clearly, an issue with McMahon's 'goal' was that visibility was so poor as it was a night game and the weather was horrible. Does anyone know why this game kicked off on a Saturday evening and why it couldn't have kicked off at three o'clock, as normal?

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Re: Leicester 1970. The goal that never was.
« Reply #2 on: September 23, 2020, 07:29:29 PM »
I've a vague recollection that it was something to do with The Grand National. Strangely the following season Leicester benefitted from another unseen goal when the ball hit the net support and bounced out versus Portsmouth.

Offline dcdavecollett

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Re: Leicester 1970. The goal that never was.
« Reply #3 on: September 24, 2020, 12:15:46 AM »
Yes, their stanchions at Filbert Street were very shallow. At least on this occasion, there was photographic evidence for the 'goal'.

Offline oldtimernow

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Re: Leicester 1970. The goal that never was.
« Reply #4 on: September 24, 2020, 06:41:02 AM »
I was at the opposite end and in line , could not believe it was not given.

Offline Pat McMahon

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Re: Leicester 1970. The goal that never was.
« Reply #5 on: September 25, 2020, 10:38:27 PM »
I still remember the fuss around this from my dad and grandad on that Saturday  night. As a 7 year old Villa mad kid I was distraught.

Offline dcdavecollett

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Re: Leicester 1970. The goal that never was.
« Reply #6 on: September 25, 2020, 11:40:02 PM »
Yes, they actually broadcast a report on the game on that night's Match of the Day, detailing the highly contentious decision.

 


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