Discussion in 'Cardiff City Forum' started by thehumblegringo, 8 Jul 2019.
Though in reality the football was pretty shit!
They needed a bit more Gary Medel defending.
It was pretty memorable for me. I was on honeymoon for the first few games. I remember leaving the Mrs by the pool while I snuck off to a bar to watch a game. Group of lads there were so impressed with my laddishness they insisted on buying me a couple of beers.
But the one that really stands out was 1970. It was about the time that I first started going to NP with my dad. That Brazil team was something else. Me and the lads in school were trying to bend free kicks in the yard and sinking to our knees crossing ourselves in celebration. That went well in a Catholic school!
It's fondly remembered by many. I think it's the cultural impact more than anything. The football was poor, the final was absolutely terrible. It's at the bottom of my list of world cups.
A modern World Cup would have everyone paid the same from the ball boys to the golden boot winner, every seat would be occupied by a corporate drone wearing only official sponsor clothing and drinking official sponsor soft drinks, extra points if it's a female corporate drone (preferably gay and/or muslim), while Stormzy hops around a stage calling you a racist for not liking knife crime.
I bet you'd love that, wouldn't you.
Only if it were televised.
OK it's Monday morning, I'll save the stand up at its finest till later in the week.
Well it wouldn't be on terrestrial TV, it would be split between 5 different commercial subscription services with the "big" games on pay per view with 5 ad breaks per half.
Fortunately I'm so tight I would find it very easy to refrain from buying subscriptions though as I get free BT Sports having BT broadband I'd stand a 1/4 chance of seeing it free.
Wow 29 years ago feels like a few lifetimes back I was living in NYC and watched a lot of the games in a bar on Park Avenue.
Mexico 1970 without a shadow of doubt was the best World Cup, with Brazil, probably the best international side I have ever seen.
‘78 for me,it was the first time actually sat and watched a game of football, I’m still gutted Holland lost.
I also have a fondness for ‘94 but I can’t remember why.
Certainly Brazil were the best international team I’ve seen ,but for me the 66 World Cup was my favourite
Yep, '78 for me as well. I was 10 and its the first one I watched.
The colour and spectacle was superb. I had only just started going down the city and seeing a massive crowd and all that ticker tape thrown about was literally a different world.
Too young to remember Italia 90 and the only real memory of 94 is maradona off his tree
1990 was a great year all round, and the world cup was great, because you know, the squareheads
Agreed re Brazil, absolute quality throughout the Team.
It could also be quite memorable as it was the first World Cup televised in colour as far as I can remember -
1st W C I remember on a colour tv..and that was a neighbours across the road!!