1. This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More.

Probably my favourite world cup....

Discussion in 'Cardiff City Forum' started by thehumblegringo, 8 Jul 2019.

  1. thehumblegringo

    thehumblegringo Youth Squad

    Joined:
    15 Jun 2019
    Messages:
    68
    Likes Received:
    19
    Ratings:
    +75 / 0 / -0
    Though in reality the football was pretty shit!

     
    • Absolutely Spot On Absolutely Spot On x 1
  2. Nid Dave

    Nid Dave Ballon d'Or Winner
    🏆 GOLD MEMBER 🏆 🗐🗐🗐 30 PAGER 🗐🗐🗐

    Joined:
    25 Jan 2018
    Messages:
    5,377
    Likes Received:
    494
    Ratings:
    +3,299 / 169 / -66
    They needed a bit more Gary Medel defending.
     
    Stop hovering to collapse... Click to collapse... Hover to expand... Click to view full quote
  3. TH63

    TH63 How I wish you were here.
    🏆 GOLD MEMBER 🏆 ⚽ MODERATOR ⚽ PICKEM 18/19 - 1st Place PICKEM World Cup 2nd

    Joined:
    5 Sep 2017
    Messages:
    9,279
    Likes Received:
    2,354
    Ratings:
    +15,149 / 523 / -117
    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!
     
    Stop hovering to collapse... Click to collapse... Hover to expand... Click to view full quote
  4. lardy

    lardy pelanty taker
    Fantasy Football 18/19

    Joined:
    14 Oct 2017
    Messages:
    2,335
    Likes Received:
    367
    Ratings:
    +3,071 / 60 / -10
    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.
     
  5. Colonel Cardiffi

    Colonel Cardiffi C'mon CITY!
    ⭐⭐ PLATINUM ⭐⭐ 🏆 GOLD MEMBER 🏆 ⚽ MODERATOR ⚽ 🗐🗐🗐 30 PAGER 🗐🗐🗐

    Joined:
    26 Aug 2017
    Messages:
    25,371
    Likes Received:
    5,861
    Ratings:
    +32,497 / 1,538 / -207
    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.
     
    • Funny Funny x 4
    • Snowflake Snowflake x 1
    Stop hovering to collapse... Click to collapse... Hover to expand... Click to view full quote
  6. lardy

    lardy pelanty taker
    Fantasy Football 18/19

    Joined:
    14 Oct 2017
    Messages:
    2,335
    Likes Received:
    367
    Ratings:
    +3,071 / 60 / -10
    Err ok.

    :shrug:
     
    • Funny Funny x 1
  7. Nid Dave

    Nid Dave Ballon d'Or Winner
    🏆 GOLD MEMBER 🏆 🗐🗐🗐 30 PAGER 🗐🗐🗐

    Joined:
    25 Jan 2018
    Messages:
    5,377
    Likes Received:
    494
    Ratings:
    +3,299 / 169 / -66
    Only if it were televised.
     
    Stop hovering to collapse... Click to collapse... Hover to expand... Click to view full quote
  8. Colonel Cardiffi

    Colonel Cardiffi C'mon CITY!
    ⭐⭐ PLATINUM ⭐⭐ 🏆 GOLD MEMBER 🏆 ⚽ MODERATOR ⚽ 🗐🗐🗐 30 PAGER 🗐🗐🗐

    Joined:
    26 Aug 2017
    Messages:
    25,371
    Likes Received:
    5,861
    Ratings:
    +32,497 / 1,538 / -207
    OK it's Monday morning, I'll save the stand up at its finest till later in the week.
     
    • Funny Funny x 1
    Stop hovering to collapse... Click to collapse... Hover to expand... Click to view full quote
  9. Colonel Cardiffi

    Colonel Cardiffi C'mon CITY!
    ⭐⭐ PLATINUM ⭐⭐ 🏆 GOLD MEMBER 🏆 ⚽ MODERATOR ⚽ 🗐🗐🗐 30 PAGER 🗐🗐🗐

    Joined:
    26 Aug 2017
    Messages:
    25,371
    Likes Received:
    5,861
    Ratings:
    +32,497 / 1,538 / -207
    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.
     
    Stop hovering to collapse... Click to collapse... Hover to expand... Click to view full quote
  10. Nid Dave

    Nid Dave Ballon d'Or Winner
    🏆 GOLD MEMBER 🏆 🗐🗐🗐 30 PAGER 🗐🗐🗐

    Joined:
    25 Jan 2018
    Messages:
    5,377
    Likes Received:
    494
    Ratings:
    +3,299 / 169 / -66
    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.
     
    Stop hovering to collapse... Click to collapse... Hover to expand... Click to view full quote
  11. Crowbar Johnny

    Crowbar Johnny Club and Country Superstar
    🏆 GOLD MEMBER 🏆

    Joined:
    14 Dec 2017
    Messages:
    572
    Likes Received:
    231
    Ratings:
    +803 / 26 / -7
    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.
     
  12. TDA

    TDA slightly clapped out ninja
    ⭐⭐ PLATINUM ⭐⭐ 🏆 GOLD MEMBER 🏆 🎲 GAMESMASTER 🎲 🗐🗐🗐 30 PAGER 🗐🗐🗐

    Joined:
    4 Dec 2017
    Messages:
    9,970
    Likes Received:
    2,204
    Ratings:
    +8,323 / 261 / -26
    Mexico 1970 without a shadow of doubt was the best World Cup, with Brazil, probably the best international side I have ever seen.
     
    • Absolutely Spot On Absolutely Spot On x 1
    • Agree Agree x 1
  13. Goslow

    Goslow Ich bin ein fotze
    🏆 GOLD MEMBER 🏆 🗐🗐🗐 30 PAGER 🗐🗐🗐

    Joined:
    31 Oct 2017
    Messages:
    4,749
    Likes Received:
    565
    Ratings:
    +9,481 / 303 / -135
    ‘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.
     
    Stop hovering to collapse... Click to collapse... Hover to expand... Click to view full quote
  14. Knees up Brian Clark

    Knees up Brian Clark First Team Debut

    Joined:
    9 Apr 2019
    Messages:
    71
    Likes Received:
    16
    Ratings:
    +102 / 9 / -4
    Certainly Brazil were the best international team I’ve seen ,but for me the 66 World Cup was my favourite
     
  15. Charlie

    Charlie Ballon d'Or Winner

    Joined:
    17 Oct 2017
    Messages:
    2,620
    Likes Received:
    700
    Ratings:
    +4,358 / 84 / -10
    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.
     
    • Like Like x 1
    • Agree Agree x 1
  16. Slimfrog's Son™

    Slimfrog's Son™ Player of the Month

    Joined:
    19 Dec 2017
    Messages:
    190
    Likes Received:
    73
    Ratings:
    +213 / 4 / -0
    REPORTED
     
    • Absolutely Spot On Absolutely Spot On x 1
  17. Jamieccfc

    Jamieccfc Ballon d'Or Winner

    Joined:
    16 Mar 2019
    Messages:
    1,312
    Likes Received:
    161
    Ratings:
    +1,697 / 49 / -9
    Too young to remember Italia 90 and the only real memory of 94 is maradona off his tree :hehe:
     
    • Funny Funny x 2
  18. Feedback

    Feedback Ballon d'Or Winner

    Joined:
    25 Oct 2017
    Messages:
    2,904
    Likes Received:
    343
    Ratings:
    +3,512 / 227 / -60
    1990 was a great year all round, and the world cup was great, because you know, the squareheads
     
  19. lardy

    lardy pelanty taker
    Fantasy Football 18/19

    Joined:
    14 Oct 2017
    Messages:
    2,335
    Likes Received:
    367
    Ratings:
    +3,071 / 60 / -10
    :hehe:
     
    • Agree Agree x 1
  20. ViewFromAfar

    ViewFromAfar Club and Country Superstar

    Joined:
    4 Jan 2018
    Messages:
    575
    Likes Received:
    166
    Ratings:
    +1,005 / 4 / -0
    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!!
     
    • Like Like x 1
    • Love it! Love it! x 1

Share