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Best opposition player/team you've seen at Hillsborough

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On 17/12/2019 at 20:32, Carl Shutt is God said:

Brian Roy and Stan Colleymore ripped us to peices when Forest smashed us 7-1 at Hillsborough.

Yes they were good but this result was only down to the tactical ineptitude of our manager  - that was the day I knew Francis would have to go.

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On 17/12/2019 at 20:52, Anlaby Owl said:

John barnes and that dalglish liverpool side.  Thrashed us 5-0 and from memory i think barnes played as a central striker that day.  We werent a bad side at the time but liverpool were sublime. 

This was the first game that came to my mind.

Last game of the season, at Hillsborough. They just completely outclassed us and won 5-1. Beardsley and Barnes were on a different planet.

 

I seem to remember a similar game some years later when Michael Owen (probably in his first season) was simply devastating.

 

I also remember George Best scoring two late goals to beat us in a night match at Hillsborough - he made it look so easy.

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On 17/12/2019 at 20:22, torres said:

Ruud Gullit, a midweek game against Chelsea.

 

Best player on the pitch and hardly broke sweat 

 

 

 

I think this was my first ever game

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On 17/12/2019 at 21:42, SiJ said:

 

Believe I was there for the Kanchelskis game (5-2?)

 

 League cup semi first leg?

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On 17/12/2019 at 21:11, peacock1961 said:

Maybe showing off here, but I think I should have won the night. 

 

Pele and George best. Downside is that I'm that old I've not seen any better and I was at junior school when it happened. 

 

Go on beat that. 

 

I think you won the night too. On a global level and over an extended period of time Pele had no peers. On that day at Hillsborough he wasn't great. Best was always imperious at our place and for a few seasons was the greatest player on the planet. No ifs no buts.

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Ian Rush. Always hated it when he visited Hillsborough and hated that he didn't play for us. Incredible striker. 

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Collymores best game was when he played here in the FACup for Southend. We should have signed him after that match. 

 

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On 17/12/2019 at 20:30, Justbeanz said:

Jurgen Klinsman and Duncan Ferguson. 

Ferguson...

I remember Graham Hyde standing on his foot and head butting his knee cap. 

A brave man. 

 

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On 17/12/2019 at 20:10, Burnsie said:

The premiership days are a little bit of a distant memory for me... 

 

So player it would be one Mr J Rhodes playing for Huddersfield when he scored four.

 

Team, tough one. I think we played Watford and got absolutely dicked on on a cold Tuesday night, lost 0-4/5 or sommat. 

The 5-0 thumping from Liverpool sticks in the mind, but Dalian Atkinson was unplayable when he came back with Villa.

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7 hours ago, rickygoo said:

Stan Collymore was a pain in the arse

 

And a wasted talent.

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Santos weren't bad for a 60's team... that Pele bloke might make it in football

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George Best,he was some player,always played well at hillsborough too,superlatives are often used to describe him and all are accurate.

Even our own fans loved watching his skills and applauded him,I once sat a row behind three teenage girls with owls scarves on and they screamed and stood up when he was on the ball or used some of his magic,twas like being at a beatles concert,long day,great game as well

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In a few of the papers we were linked with him while he was at southend,what a signing that would have been!

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Brian Little put in a great performance for Villa when they secured promotion last game of the season in a 4-0 win.

 

WBA's Brown score a 30 yard volley in either a 2-1 win or 2-2 draw. Can't remember.

 

The day we beat Everton 5-1 was something different. Daren Ferguson dominated us from long crosses into the box. I think he won everything and hit woodwork at least 4 times.

 

Barnsley Ronnie Glavin and Chesterfield Ernie Moss both dominated us in games yet we ran out 3-1 and 4-1 winners respectively.

 

Cassidy and Keegan destroyed us in the FA cup. Prendergast minute 1 to put us in front but the rest of the game was torture as Scunthorpe put us out of the cup.

 

Just a few of the memorable games from the past. 

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On 17/12/2019 at 22:37, Ian said:

Bryan Robson in the New Year’s Day game at Old Trafford that we won 2-1....first season I was old enough to appreciate the premiership and Robson’s intensity was something else


Their CM duo that day was Robson and Remi Moses....their tackling was unreal. Fast and viscous.

 

Never forget Varadi’s bullet-header winner if I live to be 500.

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Many many quality players mentioned but for me gazza was the best I’ve seen absolute class, as for teams Everton mid 80s always impressed me great football side with power and a bit of menace 

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On 18/12/2019 at 16:38, jonnyowl said:

Bale when we drew 3-3 with Southampton.

 

The only time I've known a left back run the show!

I always remember this game as the Bradley Wright Phillips game. Still have no idea how we got a point but I loved it

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On 18/12/2019 at 09:29, sibon said:

Andrei Kanchelskis ripped us apart in the mid 1990s. Scored a fabulous hat trick. That was the single, best performance I think I've ever seen.

Agree, was an insane performance he ripped ha apart  ..

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