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Discussion in 'Classic Football' started by Ronny_Glavin, Nov 29, 2011.
Why the chin scratching....
Currently watching The Match Revisted from 1977. The pitches are a mud bath and so bobbly. When the pitches are dry some are covered in sand.
Is weird watching keepers picking the ball up from a back pass then walking three steps before launching it up the pitch.
hasen to grobbelaar, grobbelaar to hasen, hasen to grobbelaar...
No wonder they kept so many clean sheets.
last ten minutes of any game a side were winning were dull as f*ck back then, Liverpool were no worse than anyone else, they just won more so you'd notice it more
I remember the carnage when the back pass rule was introduced in the early 90s. Goalkeepers who weren't good with their feet (hence why they were in goal) were suddenly having to hit the ball first time without taking a touch while under pressure from opposing players charging them down. They'd never trained for it, previously they'd have never hit a ball first time during a match because it's more difficult and why would they when they could always pick it up first? The result was carnage and some keepers really struggled with it with comedy results.
Stoke keeper Carl Muggleton really struggled with it and there were a few nightmares with him and backpasses that unfortunately don't seem to have made it to YouTube. Or fortunately for him
One of the best rule changes was the goalie being allowed to pick up a back pass.