Italia 90

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  1. Mazzarelli's Swiss Cheese

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    Some soft arse off the other thread will start saying they cried when England went out. I didn't, but Pearce and Waddle got told to fuck off a lot iirc.
     
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  2. bobbymimms

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    Gary lineker had the trots on the pitch against ireland..
     
  3. The Preacher

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    Would recommend Pete Davies’ “All Played Out: The Full Story of Italia ‘90”. A great read.
     

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  4. Mancity1980

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    You are right about that. There seem to a consensus effort to convert England fans over to St George Cross at that tournament, which worked and has endured. At the time the shops and newspapers were covered in the flags, some were given away free.
     
  5. Mazzarelli's Swiss Cheese

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    Was it an attempt to bury negative associations with the union jack from 70's/80's thuggery, or was it just that we needed an English rather than union flag because those useless Scottish ****s had actually made it to a final for once?
     
  6. Mancity1980

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    Good question, probably both reasons.
     
  7. Bluearmy

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    Seems to get grief Italia 90, for not enough goals possibly but there was drama from the off with Argentina/Cameroon right up to the final, which was in itself atrocious (the semi’s had epic drama)!!

    baggio, Schillaci, matthaus, ireland/romania, voller/ridjkaard, higuita, massing assault on caniggia, Scifo, a 38 year old roger milla, gascoigne yellow card, platt, maradona tears, Pavarotti and New Order!!

    will look forward to watching this tomorrow, cheers!!
     
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  8. Cellarite

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    It was their 5th consecutive World Cup in 1990 but only our 3rd. Neither of us qualified for 94 but both did for 98. So for a solid 30 years, they had a better record than us for qualifying.
     
  9. Mazzarelli's Swiss Cheese

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    Yes I know, I was trying to troll that @Magicpole fucker.
     
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    As if I would rise to that. ;)
     
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