Games That Changed My Life

“I STILL WAKE UP IN THE MID­DLE OF THE NIGHT THINK­ING I’M GO­ING TO CATCH MARADONA FOR THAT SEC­OND GOAL”

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Hull 2 Bolton 0 Oc­to­ber 12, 1974 Divi­sion Two

“My full de­but [for Bolton] – I was an ap­pren­tice at the same time as Big Sam. Be­cause of in­juries I played at right-back against Roy Green­wood, but I han­dled it re­ally well. That gave the man­ager a lot of faith in me.”

Liver­pool 0 Everton 1 Oc­to­ber 20, 1984 Divi­sion One

“I’m from the city so play­ing in the Mersey­side Derby was a school­boy’s dream. Graeme Sharp scored a great vol­ley and it gave us the be­lief we could win the cham­pi­onship. The fol­low­ing week we beat Manch­ester United 5-0. Win­ning at An­field was the cat­a­lyst – and we went on and won the ti­tle.”

Ar­gentina 2 Eng­land 1 June 22, 1986 World Cup quar­ter-fi­nal

“This is prob­a­bly one of the most fa­mous games that’s ever taken place be­cause of Diego Maradona’s two goals. Af­ter the ‘Hand of God’, a few of us ran af­ter the ref­eree, but he didn’t un­der­stand what I was say­ing – there were quite a few effs and jeffs in there. I still wake up at night think­ing that I’m go­ing to catch Maradona for the sec­ond goal.”

Manch­ester City 2 Leeds 3 Novem­ber 11, 1990 Divi­sion One

“This might seem like a funny one to choose, but it was my break­through to be­come a man­ager. I was the care­taker and I got the job af­ter that be­cause we played re­ally well. The crowd’s re­ac­tion helped to get me the job, so I have to thank the Manch­ester City fans for that.” Peter Reid is sup­port­ing Scorecher, giv­ing coach­ing op­por­tu­ni­ties to kids all around the world. Visit igg.me/at/team­scorecher

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