Historical Sporting Video Vault

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Can we please use this thread to log short video’s of some memorable sporting moments from the recent past, for the enjoyment of current users but also for the enjoyment of their sons and grandsons in years to come. Please don’t use this as a platform to highlight what you deem to be a cracking goal or try or wicket etc etc provide a small bit of substance, scope or cultural reference please.

I saw the below posted on another forum and the best moment comes in the opening 6 seconds but the debate afterwards is just as interesting as messers Hill, Venables and Lynam discuss whether the English league or the players they produced are good enough. The more things change… Lynam gets a nice little dig in about the Republic qualifying with lesser players from the same league and El Tel is sounded out about the Engerland job… Poor old turnip head in the middle of it all.


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#2

11 years ago today… A biased account below in favour of Roy.

The spelling may offend some people.

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great thread

#5

The 2007 Championship was not earth moving by any stretch of the imagination, but it gave us Dan Shanahan and Richie Bennis and of course the now infamous quote from the latter ‘We got 5 goals and Dan got none’. Though many argued the standard was average, the Limerick Tipp trilogy in the Munster Championship that year was still epic. A draw was probably about right in the first game in the Gaelic rounds, but with 64 mins gone and with a 7 point lead, Tipperary should have easily seen out the closing stages of the second game but instead let Limerick draw the game and take it to extra time.

It was the only game I missed that year due to family christening, but still watched it in the pub. Like everyone else I thought it was another Thurles ‘heartbreak’ …But I never tire of watching how it panned out.

#6

Sporting Arsenal. :clap:

#7

The 2007 championship was one of the better ones in recent times aside from the final. Semplegate. Limerick v Tipp trilogy, Waterford v Cork x2, Dan the man, an unfancied Tipp getting the better of Cork minus Kelly and Cummins only to be beaten by Wexford next day out. Limerick v Waterford in the semi’s

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[quote=“carryharry, post: 776420, member: 1517”]Sporting Arsenal. :clap:


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I was driving home there earlier thinking “Carryharry is going to fuck up this thread”. I was right

#9

Eamonn Dunphy and John Giles speaking about Ireland’s historic qualification for the 1990 World Cup

#10

Graham Taylor’s finest hour

#11

Dinamo Zagreb - Red Star Belgrade Riot

The match that started the war.

Yugoslavia was a melting pot of rival nationalism, religious tension and political unrest in the late 1980s. Following the first multi-party elections in 1990 the dominant and unified communist party was defeated by various independent-looking local nationalist parties. Croatia was at the forefront of this quest for separate states, a view opposed by Milosevic’s Communist Party (and most of the Serbian people).

The home team (Zagreb) were supported by the Bad Blue Boys. The away team (Belgrade) were supported by the Delije - lead by Arkan who is seen at 0’50" in the grey suit in the video below.

Before the match even began a riot broke out between the two sets of fans and spilled out onto the pitch.

Boban then famously kicked a Yugoslav policeman (1’19" on the video below) who was attacking the Dinamo fans. Boban was then surrounded by Bad Blue Boys who protected him from the police.

#12

Harsh, but fair.

#13

:slight_smile:

#14

Bandage[/USER] and [USER=1]Rocko can you post up a decent video and type up a prelude to the Mo Johnson transfer, please. I was young but remember the furore this kicked up at the time.

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[quote=“balbec, post: 776450, member: 193”]Eamonn Dunphy and John Giles speaking about Ireland’s historic qualification for the 1990 World Cup


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Different times.

Great clip.

#16

I remember Channel 4 did an excellent documentary following and comparing Derry City and Rangers’ 1988-89 seasons but mainly concentrating on the ethos of the clubs and how politics influenced them. It ends with Johnston signing for Rangers and the supporter the documentary has been following lamenting “the loss of 115 years of history”, and his friends telling the makers they were going to cancel their season tickets in protest. I can’t remember what it’s called and it doesn’t seem to be on YouTube but I have it on VHS somewhere.

How hard is it to get VHS into digital format, has anybody ever tried it? South Limerick Referee perhaps? Bearing in mind that I don’t even have a VHS player anymore, but I’m sure you could pick one up easy enough. I have loads more stuff on VHS that I haven’t seen in years and that I’d like to get into digital format.

Another one I have on VHS which isn’t on YouTube is “The Road to Italy”, a documentary about Ireland’s qualifying campaign for the 1990 World Cup made by UTV which is easily the best programme I’ve seen about the Charlton years.

#17

Ben Johnson is stripped of the gold medal for the 100 metres in Seoul in 1988:

#18

Howard Cosell announces John Lennon’s death:

#19

I found this a few days ago after the Panorama programme about Hillsborough. That was the first time I’d seen any RTE coverage of it since watching it live as a child. Cork’s Tommy Gaynor was the final man to touch the ball before the match was stopped.

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[quote=“Sidney, post: 776542, member: 183”]I found this a few days ago after the Panorama programme about Hillsborough. That was the first time I’d seen any RTE coverage of it since watching it live as a child. Cork’s Tommy Gaynor was the final man to touch the ball before the match was stopped.


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Gaynor was from Limerick, pal. His nephew, Ross, was playing for Sligo against Limerick tonight.