Thursday, December 27, 2007

Falling in love with West Bromwich Albion all over again

Eight goal thriller over the Christmas period?

Forget yesterday's Villa/Chelski match, Man Utd versus WBA from 1978 will always stick in the memory.

Cyrille Regis should have got a hat trick, but for two brilliant saves from Gary Bailey; Laurie Cunningham blistering and unstoppable on both wings; the brilliant second goal from West Brom prompting the question, whatever happened to Len Cantello?; and with Stewart Houston, Mickey Thomas, Sammy McIlroy, Steve Coppell, Gordon McQueen and David McCreery in their line up, Man Utd must have been the ugliest football team in history, save for that 14th century village football team from Gloucestershire who were struck down with the bubonic plague after that European away fixture in Sicily.

Love to see the modern day marketing bods at Old Trafford selling that Man Utd first eleven's image rights to the Asian soccer market.

I just wish that Big Ron hadn't spoil it at the end of the clip by his words that brought it home that the seventies were a long time ago.

1 comment:

gray said...

once upon a time, we had footie on a Saturday on Danish TV. This game is the most popular amongst Danes!