Hypothetical question.

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  1. moz

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    Is that Tommy doyle or Mike booth ;)
     
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  2. TonyColemansbagofapples

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    To us old 'uns, Mike Doyle was often referred to as 'Tommy'
     
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  3. Psychedelic Casual

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    You only have to watch full 90 minutes of games from back then to see that football is on another planet to what it was decades ago.

    I’ve seen the England 1966 World Cup final, the City 1969 FA Cup final and the Brazil 1970 World Cup final in full in recent years and these games and players aren’t even at Chanpionship level or speed of game, pace of players, athleticism of players or even quality of passing, skill and goals. What was classed and given as examples as wonderful skill and play from back then is just run-of-the-mill play from today.

    Look at this goal from a Championship team in recent years:


    If that was scored in 1970 it’d still be shown today, yet I hadn’t even seen of that Blackburn goal until someone else showed me.

    Most of all, the defending was absolutely woeful back then. The Italy side that played Brazil in 1970 gave Brazil ten metres of space for every pass, if that happened today there’d be an inquiry about not trying and match fixing. Bolton made it a damn site harder for Blackburn to score that^ goal than Italy did that famous goal of Brazil’s.

    Today’s City team would absolutely hammer the 1968 City side. I’d go for 7-1.
     
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  4. denislawsbackheel

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    How old are you?
    I’m 67 and I never heard him called Tommy on the Kippax.
     
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  5. Dave Ewing's Back 'eader

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    If yesterday's team played a duplicate game and the '68 team were at the top of theirs, it wouldn't be a contest. I can't think of any team I've seen that could have lived with us yesterday!
     
  6. Horlocks walk

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    I reckon you could cherry pick players from every city team pre mansour and this current crop would still give them a game
     
  7. IOWBlue

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    Ive read it in one of the books just cant remember which one.
     
  8. happyman

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    It would all depend which rules we'd be playing to, would todays players be able to handle the agricultural brutality of that late 60's side. Yes todays players would be fitter on average but could they take being nudged battered and scythed down with the blessing of a ref.
    If it were todays rles this side would batter our old side but if it was yesterdays rules I'm not sure they'd win.
     
  9. jimmygrimblesboots

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    Tommy was his nickname to his fellow players , not sure why , my old fella referred to him as Tommy as well , but in my formative years he was always Mike Doyle to my junior self , and my favourite ever player to pull on a blue shirt.
     
  10. Stoned Rose

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    I watch a lot of ‘old’ matches on a show called The Big Match (through BT).

    The standard in the 70s and 80s was fucking diabolical.

    Even watching the dominant Liverpool sides is cringeworthy as fuck.

    The team of today would muller that City team about 13-0.
     
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