MY!FOOT­BALL!LIFE

Late Tackle Football Magazine - - CONTENTS -

A fan’s best and worst

Eric Mor­gan, a life­long Arse­nal fan and a proud Welsh­man, re­flects on his favourite and least favourite foot­ball things…

BEST MATCH EVER SEEN:

Some­thing at High­bury in 1964 - no idea... Con­sciously, Arse­nal v Chelsea 1967. Bobby Tam­bling, what a sun tan!

BEST MATCH:

On TV, May 26th, 1989 An­field... say no more. They said it wouldn’t hap­pen but it did! Live... beat­ing the Spuds to win the league at White Hart Lane. Which one you ask? 1971 or 2004? I’ll take the In­vin­ci­bles’ win.

WORST MATCH EVER SEEN:

Los­ing to the Spuds at Wem­b­ley in the 1991 FA Cup semi-fi­nal. Then find­ing my car was blocked in by Spurs fans. And wait­ing for them to fin­ish cel­e­brat­ing be­fore I could go home and cry!

BOY­HOOD HERO:

Bobby Gould. Mr 100%.

BEST BRITISH PLAYER EVER SEEN:

Ge­orge Best. Hon­estly, on those pitches to drib­ble like he did... brave, strong, good in air for his size, two-footed, quick. He had the lot!

BEST PLAYER EVER SEEN:

Cruyff. He threat­ened your goal when tak­ing a cor­ner. Wirey. Quick. And hugely tal­ented. On telly... Messi. Sim­ples.

BEST SIN­GLE PER­FOR­MANCE:

Beck­ham v Greece.

BEST BRITISH TEAM EVER SEEN:

Arse­nal any­time around the In­vin­ci­bles era. Power, pace, could play too. But a pa­per thin squad thanks to the board so didn’t win the Cham­pi­ons League.

BEST TEAM EVER SEEN:

On TV, Brazil 1970. Live, the Barca of Messi, Ini­esta, Xavi etc with a nod to Cruyff’s Ajax.

BEST GOAL EVER SEEN:

Vokes v Bel­gium, Euro 2016. C’mon, it’s con­text…

THE WORST THING EVER ABOUT FOOT­BALL:

Ob­vi­ously Sepp Blat­ter is not about foot­ball, so ruled out of or­der here. So what about the scum that booed black play­ers for a gen­er­a­tion.

BIG­GEST DIS­AP­POINT­MENT:

Arse­nal’s con­tin­u­ing fail­ure to build on the prom­ise we show about once a decade on av­er­age.

MOST AN­NOY­ING:

You mean every­body doesn’t think St­ef­fen Fre­und?

MOST OVER-RATED PLAYER:

Dele Alli. Eng­land fans will re­alise this.

DREAM TEAM:

I have seen all th­ese – David Sea­man; Danny McGrain; Alan Hansen; Peter Simp­son; Kenny San­som; Liam Brady; Pa­trick Vieira; Li­onel Messi; Kenny Dal­glish; Robert Pires; Thierry Henry.

BEST OF THE OLD GROUNDS:

I loved High­bury ob­vi­ously, as a Gooner. To be less parochial, Good­i­son Park. Raw when it needed to be but with a touch of class.

Ge­orge Best Jo­han Cruyff High­bury

Vokes v Bel­gium

Bobby Gould

Dele Alli

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