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Liverpool v Nottingham Forest 1988 - fill yer boots
« on: April 26, 2010, 07:55:05 pm »
Original link isn’t there any more, but here's oojason's post from the other day, woohoo!

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Liverpool 5 - 0 Nottingham Forest


League Match: Wednesday 13th April, 1988.







LFC XI: Grobbelaar; Gillespie Ablett, Hansen, Nicol; Houghton, Spackman, McMahon, Barnes; Beardsley, Aldridge.
Subs: C. Johnston, Molby.

Forest XI: Sutton; Chettle, Foster, Walker, Pearce; Gaynor, Webb, Wilson, Glover; Clough, Rice.
Subs: Wassall, Crosby.



LFCHistory.net Match Info Page : www.lfchistory.net/SeasonArchive/Game/1632

Liverweb.org Match Info Page : https://web.archive.org/web/20141226110310/http://www.liverweb.org.uk/report.asp?rec_id=4717

Wikipedia Page for Liverpool's 1987/88 Season : https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1987%E2%80%9388_Liverpool_F.C._season





Match Highlights....




'Full Match Replay':-

<a href="https://www.youtube.com/v/6Dc0E_c7fCM" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer" class="bbc_link bbc_flash_disabled new_win">https://www.youtube.com/v/6Dc0E_c7fCM</a>



'Full Match Replay':-

www.dailymotion.com/video/x1lgkvk



'32 minute highlights':-

<a href="https://www.youtube.com/v/q3VPRfK0Ov8" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer" class="bbc_link bbc_flash_disabled new_win">https://www.youtube.com/v/q3VPRfK0Ov8</a>



'22 minute highlights':-

<a href="https://www.youtube.com/v/K0ODCWNPN_0" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer" class="bbc_link bbc_flash_disabled new_win">https://www.youtube.com/v/K0ODCWNPN_0</a>



'11 minute highlights':-

www.dailymotion.com/video/x7508s7



'8 minute highlights':-

<a href="https://www.youtube.com/v/jy-uQT3AqyI" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer" class="bbc_link bbc_flash_disabled new_win">https://www.youtube.com/v/jy-uQT3AqyI</a>



'6 minute highlights':-

<a href="https://www.youtube.com/v/RhwWS3FoQ2g" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer" class="bbc_link bbc_flash_disabled new_win">https://www.youtube.com/v/RhwWS3FoQ2g</a>



'5 minute highlights' - (no sign-in or facebook account required - very good quality; from LFC):-

www.facebook.com/LiverpoolFC/videos/468337474385992



'3 minute highlights' (mainly just the goals):-

<a href="https://www.youtube.com/v/Z46vRy-SHFc" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer" class="bbc_link bbc_flash_disabled new_win">https://www.youtube.com/v/Z46vRy-SHFc</a>













Match Reports & Info:-


'Best performance ever?' article - www.lfchistory.net/Articles/Article/439
'BBC World Service Sports Roundup transcript' - www.lfchistory.net/Articles/Article/706
'John Barnes - A beauty to behold' - www.lfchistory.net/Articles/Article/3765
'Match of the Century' - www.thesportsman.com/articles/match-of-the-century-liverpool-5-0-nottingham-forest-on-april-13-1988
'Liverpool were better than Brazil' - www.liverpoolfc.com/news/first-team/297649-liverpool-fc-nottingham-forest-1988-on-this-day (with free 12 minute video)
'The greatest of all time?' - www.liverpoolecho.co.uk/sport/football/football-news/gallery/greatest-time-liverpool-fc-5-3248067
'Liverpool 5 Nottingham Forest 0' - www.theanfieldwrap.com/2017/04/liverpool-5-nottingham-forest-0-when-beardsley-and-co-brought-brian-cloughs-boys-to-their-knees
'The Finest Exhibition Of Football' - www.soccersouls.com/liverpool-5-0-nottingham-forest-the-finest-exhibition-of-football-classic-clashes
'From The Archive – Liverpool 5-0 N'ham Forest – April 17, 1988' - www.adifferentleague.co.uk/2009/12/From-The-Archive-Liverpool-5-0-Nottingham-Forest-April-17-1988

More Match Reports & Snippets at www.lfchistory.net/SeasonArchive/Game/1632

A look back 1 : www.thisisanfield.com/2020/05/the-finest-exhibition-of-football-unrelenting-liverpool-slice-nottingham-forest-for-five
A look back 2 : www.thisisanfield.com/2009/08/no-18-liverpool-5-0-nottingham-forest
A look back 3 : https://tomkinstimes.com/2017/10/post-match-analysis-liverpool-5-nottingham-forest-0-april-13th-1988 (with analysis)
A look back 4 : www.liverpoolfc.com/news/announcements/277807-no-4-liverpool-5-0-forest-lfc-s-greatest-ever-performance
A look back 5 : 'Liverpool Songs: “We Hate Nottingham Forest” – Erm, Why Is That?' - www.theanfieldwrap.com/2016/07/liverpool-we-hate-nottingham-forest-erm-why
A look back 6 : 'Throwback Thursday: Liverpool vs Nottingham Forest, 1988' - www.pastemagazine.com/soccer/throwback-thursday-liverpool-vs-nottingham-forest
A look back 7 : 'Liverpool's team of 87-88 is perhaps England's finest' - thesefootballtimes.co/2016/07/12/why-liverpools-team-of-1987-88-is-perhaps-english-footballs-finest



- The legendary Sir Tom Finney certainly enjoyed Liverpool's performance:-

"It was the finest exhibition I've seen the whole time I've played and watched the game. You couldn't see it bettered anywhere, not even in Brazil. The moves they put together were fantastic."












'The Mighty Reds' on VHS - sort of a 'Season Review of Liverpool 1987-88' (and included all 90 minutes of the 5-0 match vs Nottingham Forest):-

<a href="https://www.youtube.com/v/qxwYcid_uSM" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer" class="bbc_link bbc_flash_disabled new_win">https://www.youtube.com/v/qxwYcid_uSM</a>



the superb Dave Waller's home-made quality 'Liverpool FC season review 1987/88':-

<a href="https://www.youtube.com/v/3IteEEzLgnw" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer" class="bbc_link bbc_flash_disabled new_win">https://www.youtube.com/v/3IteEEzLgnw</a>






Some memorable / atmospheric Liverpool matches in Europe (1991+) - Auxerre '91 : Barcelona '01 : Roma '02 : Olympiacos '04 : Juve '05 : Chelsea '05 : Barcelona '07 : Chelsea '07 : Inter '08 : Arsenal '08 : Real Madrid '09 : Man Utd '16 : Dortmund '16 : Man City '18 : Roma '18 : PSG '18 : Napoli '18 : Bayern '19 : Barcelona '19.

A few more memorable games - Saint Etienne '77 : Howard Gayle & Bayern '81 : Forest 5-0 in '88 : Newcastle 4-3 in '96 : Newcastle 4-3 in '97 : Everton 3-2 in '01.


Victories vs Everton : from 2000 onwards - www.redandwhitekop.com/forum/index.php?topic=112969.msg14854588#msg14854588

Victories vs Manchester Utd : from 2000 onwards - www.redandwhitekop.com/forum/index.php?topic=109143.msg17867008#msg17867008
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Re: Liverpool v Nottingham Forest 1988 - fill yer boots
« Reply #1 on: April 26, 2010, 08:07:59 pm »
Links not working.
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Re: Liverpool v Nottingham Forest 1988 - fill yer boots
« Reply #2 on: April 26, 2010, 08:10:29 pm »
Cheers! Cracking game.
those people were scared off by the distress chatter and the organised internet terrorism campaign that was directed against people involved.

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Re: Liverpool v Nottingham Forest 1988 - fill yer boots
« Reply #3 on: April 26, 2010, 08:13:57 pm »
Links not working.

No? OK - go here: http://rawk.impulsed.net

And search from it from the list.

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Re: Liverpool v Nottingham Forest 1988 - fill yer boots
« Reply #4 on: April 26, 2010, 08:15:22 pm »
No? OK - go here: http://rawk.impulsed.net

And search from it from the list.

sorry my mistake. I have the arsenal game on VHS from 89-90 my first game, if anyone whats to transfer it.
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Re: Liverpool v Nottingham Forest 1988 - fill yer boots
« Reply #5 on: April 26, 2010, 08:23:17 pm »
Working fine for me

This is excellent
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Re: Liverpool v Nottingham Forest 1988 - fill yer boots
« Reply #6 on: April 26, 2010, 08:45:17 pm »
Remember queing up for that one outside the kop waiting to pay on the day (yes kids we did do that!! Plus the horses kept us in line but that is a whole different story) and my mate was moaning about how long it was taking and the weather was cold and raining I think. He just wanted to go home but I didn't want to move and that was one of the best decisions I made. The match was great and it was one of them days were the players made the atmosphere and we didn't have to get behind them to get them going, what a team that was, pure class.

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Re: Liverpool v Nottingham Forest 1988 - fill yer boots
« Reply #7 on: April 26, 2010, 09:05:35 pm »
cheers for this

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Re: Liverpool v Nottingham Forest 1988 - fill yer boots
« Reply #8 on: April 26, 2010, 09:07:07 pm »
Just finished watching the first half now. I have heard in the past that this game was stuff of legend, but I've never had the chance to see it until now. The passing and movement is just out of this world. Incredible stuff.
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Re: Liverpool v Nottingham Forest 1988 - fill yer boots
« Reply #9 on: April 26, 2010, 09:12:27 pm »
Got the full 'Argentina 3  - Korea 1' from the 86 World cup if ya interested Roy (Foreign language though) ?
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Re: Liverpool v Nottingham Forest 1988 - fill yer boots
« Reply #10 on: April 26, 2010, 09:16:17 pm »
Nice! PMs much appreciated lads...

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Re: Liverpool v Nottingham Forest 1988 - fill yer boots
« Reply #11 on: April 26, 2010, 09:18:59 pm »
Do you have the Liverpool - Everton game from that season where I believe Mcmahon and Beardsley scored? I remember watching Barnes tear them a new one :D

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Re: Liverpool v Nottingham Forest 1988 - fill yer boots
« Reply #12 on: April 26, 2010, 09:28:21 pm »
Do you have the Liverpool - Everton game from that season where I believe Mcmahon and Beardsley scored? I remember watching Barnes tear them a new one :D


I have the 87/88 season review called "The Mighty Reds" on DVD that I could get up. I've got a lot of games that would be good to get up on there. 7-0 against Spurs, 9-0 against Palace. Will have to be reminded how you do it.

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Re: Liverpool v Nottingham Forest 1988 - fill yer boots
« Reply #13 on: April 26, 2010, 09:35:18 pm »
Thanks for posting this!

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Re: Liverpool v Nottingham Forest 1988 - fill yer boots
« Reply #14 on: April 26, 2010, 09:49:22 pm »
There's a thread for this already, I know, but courtesy of TheChulloran and Slidey, you can now get the Liverpool v Forest game from 1988 here:

http://rawk.impulsed.net/Liverpool%20Vs%20Nottingham%20Forest%2013-04-1988%200116-0104(CVBS).mpg


If you have any bother viewing it, just download VLC Media Player:
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brrap!  brrap!  8)

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Re: Liverpool v Nottingham Forest 1988 - fill yer boots
« Reply #15 on: April 26, 2010, 10:04:52 pm »
Check out the St Johns Ambulance man at 42:00 - sums up everything about that night

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Re: Liverpool v Nottingham Forest 1988 - fill yer boots
« Reply #16 on: April 26, 2010, 10:36:58 pm »
Yeah remember it well,a footballing masterclass which made me buy the video too.

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Re: Liverpool v Nottingham Forest 1988 - fill yer boots
« Reply #17 on: April 26, 2010, 10:41:24 pm »
There's a thread for this already, I know, but courtesy of TheChulloran and Slidey, you can now get the Liverpool v Forest game from 1988 here:

http://rawk.impulsed.net/Liverpool%20Vs%20Nottingham%20Forest%2013-04-1988%200116-0104(CVBS).mpg


If you have any bother viewing it, just download VLC Media Player:
 http://www.videolan.org/vlc/
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Re: Liverpool v Nottingham Forest 1988 - fill yer boots
« Reply #18 on: April 26, 2010, 10:45:00 pm »
my dad took me to 3 Games that season, forest, the derby mentioned above and arsenal where aldo and beardsley scored amazing goals. lucky, lucky boy!

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Re: Liverpool v Nottingham Forest 1988 - fill yer boots
« Reply #19 on: April 26, 2010, 10:45:13 pm »
Didn't Tom Finney say it was the "Finest exhibtion of football he had ever seen"?
those people were scared off by the distress chatter and the organised internet terrorism campaign that was directed against people involved.

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Re: Liverpool v Nottingham Forest 1988 - fill yer boots
« Reply #20 on: April 26, 2010, 10:49:20 pm »
Thank you very much for this Roy, was not around to experience this when it happened, feel privileged to see this.
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Re: Liverpool v Nottingham Forest 1988 - fill yer boots
« Reply #21 on: April 26, 2010, 10:50:23 pm »
Didn't Tom Finney say it was the "Finest exhibtion of football he had ever seen"?

yeah one of the finest he said,just dug the vids out from me archive "the mighty reds" it was called.

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Re: Liverpool v Nottingham Forest 1988 - fill yer boots
« Reply #22 on: April 26, 2010, 10:53:27 pm »

glory days big man.

this is the game that turned dr dre on to being a mighty red.

brrap!  brrap!  8)

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Re: Liverpool v Nottingham Forest 1988 - fill yer boots
« Reply #23 on: April 26, 2010, 10:58:54 pm »
I miss playing Forest, used to enjoy a few beers in the TBI then a fight round the back of the cricket ground.
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Re: Liverpool v Nottingham Forest 1988 - fill yer boots
« Reply #24 on: April 26, 2010, 11:48:37 pm »
'Nuthin' but a 'G' Thang' Was about Gary Gillespie.

Haha ;D

Not working for me, sadly, though I suspect it's my internet connection at the moment. Cheers for posting Roy. In the same vein, does anybody know where one can find that BBC Goal of the Season from '87-'88 (featuring all Liverpool goals)?
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Re: Liverpool v Nottingham Forest 1988 - fill yer boots
« Reply #25 on: April 26, 2010, 11:56:15 pm »
That was great - thanks for posting. 

John Barnes in full flow really is about as good as it gets in football!

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Re: Liverpool v Nottingham Forest 1988 - fill yer boots
« Reply #26 on: April 27, 2010, 12:02:04 am »
Talking about fill yer boots......Aldo's right boot hit me on the head and my mate then stuffed it up his jumper :)

Aldo nearly stripped bollocko at the end and threw all his gear into the Kop :)
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Re: Liverpool v Nottingham Forest 1988 - fill yer boots
« Reply #27 on: April 27, 2010, 09:04:11 am »
No? OK - go here: http://rawk.impulsed.net

And search from it from the list.

mate, i have problem downloading it. The download keep stopping at 16mb.
are u able to email me the file ? PM me pls. Thanks.

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Re: Liverpool v Nottingham Forest 1988 - fill yer boots
« Reply #28 on: April 27, 2010, 09:11:34 am »
Do you have the Liverpool - Everton game from that season where I believe Mcmahon and Beardsley scored? I remember watching Barnes tear them a new one :D

Everyone remembers barnes back heel assist for the second goal, but his disguised sideways pass to split the Everton defence for macmahon to run onto for the second was awesome.

Also, the goal celebration for that goal was hilarious - Aldridge and Macmahon do a sort 'chest rubbing' tribal dance whilst barnes trots over to congratulate them. Then from out of picture Craig Johnstone comes flying in and nearly flattens everyone. F hilarious.

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Re: Liverpool v Nottingham Forest 1988 - fill yer boots
« Reply #29 on: April 27, 2010, 09:13:20 am »

I have the 87/88 season review called "The Mighty Reds" on DVD that I could get up. I've got a lot of games that would be good to get up on there. 7-0 against Spurs, 9-0 against Palace. Will have to be reminded how you do it.

Yes please Garstonite - that would be tremendous...

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Re: Liverpool v Nottingham Forest 1988 - fill yer boots
« Reply #30 on: April 27, 2010, 09:48:06 am »
Remember queing up for that one outside the kop waiting to pay on the day (yes kids we did do that!! Plus the horses kept us in line but that is a whole different story) and my mate was moaning about how long it was taking and the weather was cold and raining I think. He just wanted to go home but I didn't want to move and that was one of the best decisions I made. The match was great and it was one of them days were the players made the atmosphere and we didn't have to get behind them to get them going, what a team that was, pure class.

It was a beautiful, balmy evening wasn't it? That's my memory.

The crowd reaction throughout the match was weird, in a wonderful way. In the 1980s we were the most educated footballing audience in Britain. That's not surprising. We'd been to the best school. But we were also in danger of becoming a bit spoilt and a therefore a bit complacent. The '88 season gave everyone on the Kop a jolt. Right from the start it was clear that this term we were going to be treated to an fresh and exhilarating set of lessons. And there's no doubt about it - the Forest game was the climax. It was the game where everything came  together - a pure alignment of theory and practice. The crowd knew this, even while it was happening. You knew you present at a great act of creation. I've never heard a football crowd murmur before, but it did that night. Every time Beardsley got the ball there was a loud appreciative hum. Not a footy sound. More like a theatre sound. They were the artists. We were the connoisseurs.

What made it especially sweet for me was that I'd taken my best mate on to the Kop - he was a Man Utd fan. There was no point rubbing it in afterwards. The whole 90 minutes had been a demonstration of our ever-lasting superiority. I sort of think I've been paying for that experience ever since.

But it was worth it.
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Re: Liverpool v Nottingham Forest 1988 - fill yer boots
« Reply #31 on: April 27, 2010, 10:18:02 am »
It was a beautiful, balmy evening wasn't it? That's my memory.

The crowd reaction throughout the match was weird, in a wonderful way. In the 1980s we were the most educated footballing audience in Britain. That's not surprising. We'd been to the best school. But we were also in danger of becoming a bit spoilt and a therefore a bit complacent. The '88 season gave everyone on the Kop a jolt. Right from the start it was clear that this term we were going to be treated to an fresh and exhilarating set of lessons. And there's no doubt about it - the Forest game was the climax. It was the game where everything came  together - a pure alignment of theory and practice. The crowd knew this, even while it was happening. You knew you present at a great act of creation. I've never heard a football crowd murmur before, but it did that night. Every time Beardsley got the ball there was a loud appreciative hum. Not a footy sound. More like a theatre sound. They were the artists. We were the connoisseurs.

What made it especially sweet for me was that I'd taken my best mate on to the Kop - he was a Man Utd fan. There was no point rubbing it in afterwards. The whole 90 minutes had been a demonstration of our ever-lasting superiority. I sort of think I've been paying for that experience ever since.

But it was worth it.

Lovely piece! I know the game has moved on before anyone starts, but it really does demonstrate the 'we had the best eleven in the country and we just went out and played' mentality that we had. There is no stiffling of tactics and ridgid movement, its free flowing and beautiful!

The pieces are perfect for me though, forget individuals just look at the hole pattern. We had Aldo who was there to get on the end of things, we had barnsey who could land a cross on a 50pence peice, we had beardo who could drop into the hole and would always offer a shimmy! Steve nichol was a fantastic right back who would support the attack at every opportunity, and Houghton would support Aldo at everty opportunity which would leave space for Nichol to attack. Gillespie was our towering centre half and Hansen was our classy defender who could bring the ball out from the back. That left macca as our hard man and our driving force from midfield!

we are not that far away in my honest opinion, Aqu to be our beardsley, maxi to be houghton, Johnno to be our nichol, mash to be our macca, torres is more complete then aldo, Agger to be our hansen, all we need is a barnsey and we have the advantage today of having stevie G!

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Re: Liverpool v Nottingham Forest 1988 - fill yer boots
« Reply #32 on: April 27, 2010, 10:24:44 am »
Absolutely brilliant.  Thanks for this and to whoever put the St Etienne one up as well.

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Re: Liverpool v Nottingham Forest 1988 - fill yer boots
« Reply #33 on: April 27, 2010, 10:46:03 am »
Did anyone else notice how anonymous the ref was in the match?  Not only did the game flow but when a decision was given (or not given) there was very little reaction from the players.

A few of the refs and players from today could do with watching that and seeing how they should conduct themselves. 

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Re: Liverpool v Nottingham Forest 1988 - fill yer boots
« Reply #34 on: April 27, 2010, 11:19:21 am »
I remember it being a nice warm night too - towards the end of my first season as a season ticket holder....how lucky was that timing?

Should have been at least 10, the finishing was shite.

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Re: Liverpool v Nottingham Forest 1988 - fill yer boots
« Reply #35 on: April 27, 2010, 11:21:16 am »
And while I'm in picky mode - we lost the league cup final 2-1 in '87 (first time Rush scored and we lost) not 2-0 as listed.

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Re: Liverpool v Nottingham Forest 1988 - fill yer boots
« Reply #36 on: April 27, 2010, 12:03:01 pm »
No thanks for me by the way - this was done by The Chulloran and Slidey. :)

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Re: Liverpool v Nottingham Forest 1988 - fill yer boots
« Reply #37 on: April 27, 2010, 12:13:42 pm »
Went out onto the street straight after this and recreated the goals with me mate...in the dark.
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Re: Liverpool v Nottingham Forest 1988 - fill yer boots
« Reply #38 on: April 27, 2010, 12:18:08 pm »
Cracking game that 1988 Liverpool v Forest. I haven't watched any old matches for ages, takes a bit of adjustment getting used to the old rules (back passes, physios on the pitch etc).

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Re: Liverpool v Nottingham Forest 1988 - fill yer boots
« Reply #39 on: April 27, 2010, 12:25:27 pm »
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