It wasnt pretty but it caused plenty of attacking football and goal mouth excitement and the same team went on to finish 5th (?) In what is now the prem the following season ( beating Liverpool in their own back yard in the process)
That's not rose tinted specs that's fact ,as was 4 trips to Wembley in the space of a few weeks
Now if I was seeing through rose tinted specs I'd say the 14 years that went before it were great but I'd be lying, it was utter shybo , pretty much the same standard we see at home these days in fact ....dull ,non scoring tripe , and the only saving grace was it was relatively cheap for the 8k that turned up to watch it !
As I said you still get the buzz and that is great ,but a lot of us see it as it is, overpaid players that struggle to string 3 passes together being watched by over charged punters
My lad is 23 and he has seen the square root of jack s..t in all that time and even he at his age and his mates have had enough ......think i may get him some of the rose tinted specs you speak of so he can conjure some false memories ,but then again if you still get excited watching non scoring football perhaps it's you that's wearing them after all