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Re: Liverpool v Nottingham Forest 1988 - fill yer boots
« Reply #80 on: May 7, 2010, 04:52:57 pm »
The link doesn't work for me?
Just has a big quicktime (i think) Q??
Would love to get it going..
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Re: Liverpool v Nottingham Forest 1988 - fill yer boots
« Reply #81 on: May 8, 2010, 12:13:03 pm »

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.
Absoloutly cracking video that one mate(mighty reds),vintage season,honestly think we wouldnt be singing '5 times if that side had played in the European cup...

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Re: Liverpool v Nottingham Forest 1988 - fill yer boots
« Reply #82 on: May 8, 2010, 12:19:36 pm »
OK, help me out, anyone who was there. The cameras failed to catch the full glory of one of the goals (I think maybe it was the Gary Gillespie one). I have a memory of Barnes doing yet another terrific piece of skill in the left hand corner just before the cross was delivered, yet the camera cuts in too late to catch it. The moment was therefore lost forever. But what exactly happened? Another nutmeg, a Cruyff turn, a roulette? What was it Kopites?
Think it was off a throw or short corner,nutmegged someone right on the corner of the 18 yrd box /goalline,the pulled it back for Gillespie,great goal,my fave that night was the second one,the pass from Beardo to Aldo,the way Aldo let it run across his body and the finish was sublime.. Deffo the best performance of attacking footy ive ever seen,shoulda scored 9 or 10

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Re: Liverpool v Nottingham Forest 1988 - fill yer boots
« Reply #83 on: May 8, 2010, 06:08:43 pm »
Right click on the link, choose Save As, and save the file onto your computer as an MPEG. Then you can watch it.

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Re: Liverpool v Nottingham Forest 1988 - fill yer boots
« Reply #84 on: May 9, 2010, 08:10:29 am »
I can't believe how quick the pace of this game is. Its as fast if not faster than most Premier League games these days. What an awesome performance. Needless to say I'd love if we played like that all the time.


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Re: Liverpool v Nottingham Forest 1988 - fill yer boots
« Reply #85 on: July 23, 2021, 09:57:21 pm »
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Liverpool 5 - 0 Nottingham Forest


League Match: Wednesday 13th April, 1988.


Scroll down for more info and content on Liverpool's 1987/88 Season...







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

LFCHistory.net Season Info Page for the 1987/88 : www.lfchistory.net/SeasonArchive/Games/29





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



- 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."















Liverpool's 1987/88 Season - General Reports, Articles & Info...









Some online articles on the 1987/88 season...

'Liverpool's team of 87-88 is perhaps England's finest' - https://thesefootballtimes.co/2016/07/12/why-liverpools-team-of-1987-88-is-perhaps-english-footballs-finest
'1987/88: Liverpool’s most exciting, attractive and attacking team' - www.thisisanfield.com/2016/06/liverpools-most-exciting-attractive-and-attacking-team-198788
'Class of ’88: Liverpool’s Glorious Title Winners' - https://footballwhispers.com/blog/class-of-88-liverpools-glorious-title-winners
'LFC's 1987-88 season remembered when ‘it was like watching Brazil’' - www.liverpoolecho.co.uk/sport/football/football-news/liverpool-fcs-1987-88-season-remembered-3010646
'We are the Champions: 1987-88 – Liverpool' - https://gameofthepeople.com/2018/10/09/we-are-the-champions-liverpool-1987-88
'Were Liverpool’s “Class of ’88” the greatest Anfield has ever seen?' - https://blog.fansbet.com/red-machine-were-liverpools-class-of-88-the-greatest-ever-seen-at-anfield
'Brian Reade remembers the Reds class of 87/88' - www.mirror.co.uk/sport/football/news/brian-reade-remembers-liverpool-class-1827870
'I’m Now Convinced: This Is Liverpool’s Best Team Since 1987/88' - https://tomkinstimes.com/2018/08/im-now-convinced-this-is-liverpools-best-team-since-1987
'Two Hundred Percent: Podcast 69 - Liverpool’s Class of ’88' - https://twohundredpercent.net/200-podcast-69-liverpool-88 (48 minute podcast)
'Liverpool Classics: Liverpool 5-0 Nottingham Forest | Barnes, Beardsley | 1987-88' - https://www.tacticsfc.com/?p=19172 (50 minute podcast)
'The Anfield Wrap articles and pieces on Liverpool's 1987/88 Season' - www.theanfieldwrap.com/tag/1987-88
'Better than the Brazilians: LFC's 1987-88 dream team' (gallery) - www.liverpoolecho.co.uk/sport/football/football-news/gallery/better-brazilians-liverpool-fcs-1987-8379430
'Liverpool by the Numbers – 1987-88' (team selections for each match that season) - https://museumofjerseys.com/2021/02/26/liverpool-by-the-numbers-1987-88





'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>



'Liverpool FC 1987/88 goals + radio commentary' - by Dave Waller:-

<a href="https://www.youtube.com/v/pkqntAdJF6I" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer" class="bbc_link bbc_flash_disabled new_win">https://www.youtube.com/v/pkqntAdJF6I</a>



'Liverpool FC 1987-88 season: Highlights and news clips' - a 24 minute video from The Anfield Wrap:-

<a href="https://www.youtube.com/v/hw-Dj42o4Xk" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer" class="bbc_link bbc_flash_disabled new_win">https://www.youtube.com/v/hw-Dj42o4Xk</a>



'Liverpool: The Best 10 Goals 1987-88' - a 4 minute video:-

www.dailymotion.com/video/x61mt5v



'Liverpool FC 87/88 and 88/89 goals and interviews' - a 12 minute video mainly from 87/88, from Dave Waller:-

<a href="https://www.youtube.com/v/oS9_pYNHMAc" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer" class="bbc_link bbc_flash_disabled new_win">https://www.youtube.com/v/oS9_pYNHMAc</a>



'Liverpool 1 Southampton 1 : 02/05/1988' - a 75 second clip video featuring the League Trophy Presentation for the 87/88 Season, plus brief highlights:-

<a href="https://www.youtube.com/v/-K4ekUjQBdw" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer" class="bbc_link bbc_flash_disabled new_win">https://www.youtube.com/v/-K4ekUjQBdw</a>



'Anfield Rap' - ('oh yeah!'):-

<a href="https://www.youtube.com/v/Kcy3gwwxat4" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer" class="bbc_link bbc_flash_disabled new_win">https://www.youtube.com/v/Kcy3gwwxat4</a>

Wikipedia Page for the Anfield Rap - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anfield_Rap

LFC.com Page for the Anfield Rap - www.liverpoolfc.com/news/first-team/133807-years-since-the-reds-rapped







Some youtube playlists for matches from Liverpool's 1987/88 Season...



Dave Waller's quality video playlist for Liverpool matches from the 1987/88 Season:-

www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLC3KiSUH0twea3fs-VaCGiJdQnYLUtBN2



Paul Collins' video playlist for Liverpool matches from the 1987/88 Season:-

https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLte5vKHiXI7EIZBPPa4BYCH8xI4HFhoTg



Neil Robertson's video playlist for Liverpool matches from the 1987/88 Season:-

https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLDgk_BDLP9v6AZiqb5jeOxKZqvAfBkrE-



idamaria7's video playlist for Liverpool matches from the 1987/88 Season:-

https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLiIQcmZy0mXsyssK3pgM_JJ6KV8-Hh_0b







'Review of The Football Season 1987/88 (BBC)' - 40 minute video:-

<a href="https://www.youtube.com/v/H1uWkbrvYZQ" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer" class="bbc_link bbc_flash_disabled new_win">https://www.youtube.com/v/H1uWkbrvYZQ</a>



'1987-88 Season (ITV)' - 105 minute video:-

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



'BBC Goal of the Season 1987-88 - John Aldridge':-

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














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Re: Liverpool v Nottingham Forest 1988 - fill yer boots
« Reply #86 on: July 23, 2021, 10:25:40 pm »
I’ve mentioned it before (multiple times) but why not, I was at this game. I was only 9 so utterly spoilt to see such a great performance and kind of take it for granted.

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Re: Liverpool v Nottingham Forest 1988 - fill yer boots
« Reply #87 on: July 23, 2021, 11:34:21 pm »
Born in 94', but I'll never get bored of watching clips of Peter Beardsley.

Enjoyed the chant at the end 'Olay olay olay, we are scouse, we are scouse, olay olay olay' ....
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Re: Liverpool v Nottingham Forest 1988 - fill yer boots
« Reply #88 on: July 24, 2021, 01:24:58 am »
I’ve mentioned it before (multiple times) but why not, I was at this game. I was only 9 so utterly spoilt to see such a great performance and kind of take it for granted.

I’d be mentioning it all the time too. Probably the best performance I’ve ever seen. It still blows me away watching any clips of that game. The speed of play, the passing, movement, and the perfect game from Beardsley.
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Re: Liverpool v Nottingham Forest 1988 - fill yer boots
« Reply #89 on: July 24, 2021, 03:25:22 am »

I'll always remember the applause when Beardsley hit the bar . I know it sounds mad but we were all gobsmacked that night and even Tom Finney was lost for words .
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Re: Liverpool v Nottingham Forest 1988 - fill yer boots
« Reply #90 on: July 24, 2021, 03:37:05 am »
Ah bollocks . I've just watched the highlights and the keeper tipped it over 1988 was a long time ago  ;D

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Just watched it again and he did hit the bar later on in the first half  ;) .
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Re: Liverpool v Nottingham Forest 1988 - fill yer boots
« Reply #91 on: July 24, 2021, 06:02:28 am »
What a night, one of my favourites ever, maybe our best ever team.

I decided around 5 o'clock "you know what I'll go the match tonight"; it was cheap - a fiver or so I think - but money was tight, my wife and I had just moved into our own place and I took home less than a ton a week, so I couldn't afford to go all the time, how glad I am I went that night. I met my Dad's youngest brother at the Chippy on Utting Avenue, and Stanley Park South where he lived, got our usual bag of chips, loads of salt and vinegar  :lickin and then the walk up to the ground, in the Kop, middle right, to  watch it all unfold, it was footballing perfection. Tom Finney, Platini, Des Lynam, everyone Eulogized on the telly later that night, this was the best team in Europe - no doubt.


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Re: Liverpool v Nottingham Forest 1988 - fill yer boots
« Reply #92 on: July 24, 2021, 11:26:16 am »
I'll always remember the applause when Beardsley hit the bar . I know it sounds mad but we were all gobsmacked that night and even Tom Finney was lost for words .


Good stuff kesey. Me too

What a night though. I've written about this before, but do you remember the sustained applause on the Kop after the glorious move that ended with Beardsley's rasper nearly breaking bar in two? It seemed to go on for ever. More like a standing ovation given to a brilliant play at the curtain call rather than a football match.

I still think it was one of the most unusual sounds I've heard at a football match. It was almost better that the ball didn't go in the net because we would never have 'celebrated' as we did. The Kop's ovation went on for two or three minutes I seem to remember. We were applauding a great move as well as a brilliant shot. But I think we must have been applauding a great season as well. It felt like a massive 'Thank You' to the manager and the players. An 'enough already!' moment. All the better, that the match was still going on. 
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Re: Liverpool v Nottingham Forest 1988 - fill yer boots
« Reply #93 on: July 24, 2021, 11:39:07 am »
Was there a rendition of Brucie, Brucie give us a goal late on too? He was pretty much a spectator himself that night!

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Re: Liverpool v Nottingham Forest 1988 - fill yer boots
« Reply #94 on: July 24, 2021, 04:26:52 pm »
 The birth of my love for Liverpool FC, this game. I can’t find a way of explaining the depth of emotion it created. Not just the players but the whole thing, the supporters, the ground, the commentary. It’s the game I measure every other LFC experience against.

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Re: Liverpool v Nottingham Forest 1988 - fill yer boots
« Reply #95 on: July 24, 2021, 08:07:31 pm »
Platini was at that game, remembering reading about him waxing lyrical about it.

Tom Finney was blown away as well.

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Re: Liverpool v Nottingham Forest 1988 - fill yer boots
« Reply #96 on: July 24, 2021, 10:47:36 pm »
Probably the best performance I have seen from a Liverpool side. Forest were a proper side at that time and we absolutely dismantled them. Beardsley was like a prelude to a peak Messi. They simply couldn't cope with him.

All played out in front of the standing Kop.
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Re: Liverpool v Nottingham Forest 1988 - fill yer boots
« Reply #97 on: July 24, 2021, 10:51:26 pm »
Platini was at that game, remembering reading about him waxing lyrical about it.

Tom Finney was blown away as well.



I think Platini was at the game we beat Arsenal 2-0 when Aldridge scored after McMahon kept the ball in and Beardsley scored a great solo goal. I somehow was at that game that season too (and the Derby).

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Re: Liverpool v Nottingham Forest 1988 - fill yer boots
« Reply #98 on: July 24, 2021, 11:02:25 pm »
I think Platini was at the game we beat Arsenal 2-0 when Aldridge scored after McMahon kept the ball in and Beardsley scored a great solo goal. I somehow was at that game that season too (and the Derby).

It was the Derby wasn't it? At Goodison I think. He said afterwards he loved it. But in reality it was the day he must have decided to float the idea of eliminating tackling from football.
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Re: Liverpool v Nottingham Forest 1988 - fill yer boots
« Reply #99 on: July 24, 2021, 11:35:11 pm »
Good stuff kesey. Me too

I still think it was one of the most unusual sounds I've heard at a football match. It was almost better that the ball didn't go in the net because we would never have 'celebrated' as we did. The Kop's ovation went on for two or three minutes I seem to remember. We were applauding a great move as well as a brilliant shot. But I think we must have been applauding a great season as well. It felt like a massive 'Thank You' to the manager and the players. An 'enough already!' moment. All the better, that the match was still going on. 

It was a very special night, and I’d urge anyone who hasn’t seen it not to watch just the highlights, but the whole game.

Why? Because then you’ll understand that a) Forest were no mugs, b) that the philosophy of both managers/clubs were similar, and contributed to the spectacle, and c) that the DNA of Liverpool is exemplified in this game in a way that must surely have rubbed off on Rodgers and Klopp - years later - what Motson refers to, I think, as the “Liverpool way”.

It’s significant that this stunning example of the “Liverpool way” was achieved with players such as Spackman, Ablett, Gillespie and Houghton. I’m in no way dismissing nor underrating their footballing ability; rather I’m highlighting the fact that only Barnes and Hansen, from this team, would be in the running should an all-time LFC team be the subject of discussion.

My point is that the “Liverpool way” subsumes individual prowess by always putting the emphasis on team, work ethic and selflessness. It’s why Klopp is the perfect fit, and why I love what he’s done to cement the club’s legacy.
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Re: Liverpool v Nottingham Forest 1988 - fill yer boots
« Reply #100 on: July 25, 2021, 09:16:56 am »
I was there. It feels special to say that. What a performance.
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Re: Liverpool v Nottingham Forest 1988 - fill yer boots
« Reply #101 on: July 25, 2021, 10:34:52 am »
As good as it gets, a showpiece that I am happy to have been be part of, was that good I never wanted lose the memory of it..later bought the video of it which is still in the loft somewhere.



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Re: Liverpool v Nottingham Forest 1988 - fill yer boots
« Reply #102 on: July 25, 2021, 12:35:18 pm »
Probably the greatest team performance I have had the pleasure to witness. 

Simply magnificent.
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Re: Liverpool v Nottingham Forest 1988 - fill yer boots
« Reply #103 on: July 25, 2021, 03:21:10 pm »
Christ that 87-88 team.  Read in Aldo's autobiography, saying he could talk to anyone for hours about that team.  ;D

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Re: Liverpool v Nottingham Forest 1988 - fill yer boots
« Reply #104 on: July 25, 2021, 05:23:56 pm »
Back in the day I recall having a ‘Liverpool fc - team of the decade’ video that had coverage of this game in among other great 80s footage.  Great watch.  Don’t know if that was ever made available on dvd.

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« Reply #105 on: July 25, 2021, 07:49:12 pm »

^ Not sure it came to see a release on DVD mate. Though it can be watched in decent VHS quality here at the superb Dave Waller youtube channel...

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^ this has Platini on it waxing lyrical about us after beating Arsenal. Plus some Candy Dulfer 'Lily Was Here' music on it towards the end too :)


(there was a similarly titled release on DVD - www.amazon.co.uk/Liverpool-Fc-80s-Team-Decade/dp/B00005NBTR - but it isn't the same as the above video. ESPN also did a similar video - and title too.)

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Re: Liverpool v Nottingham Forest 1988 - fill yer boots
« Reply #106 on: July 25, 2021, 08:30:57 pm »
I’ve mentioned it before (multiple times) but why not, I was at this game. I was only 9 so utterly spoilt to see such a great performance and kind of take it for granted.

I was 21 and was also at that game.
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Re: Liverpool v Nottingham Forest 1988 - fill yer boots
« Reply #107 on: July 25, 2021, 09:13:51 pm »
Watched the full game the other night. Thanks for posting, really enjoyed it. Barnes and Beardsley, doesn't get better than that, pure joy.

^ Not sure it came to see a release on DVD mate. Though it can be watched in decent VHS quality here at the superb Dave Waller youtube channel...

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^ this has Platini on it waxing lyrical about us after beating Arsenal. Plus some Candy Dulfer 'Lily Was Here' music on it towards the end too :)


(there was a similarly titled release on DVD - www.amazon.co.uk/Liverpool-Fc-80s-Team-Decade/dp/B00005NBTR - but it isn't the same as the above video. ESPN also did a similar video - and title too.)

Shame the YouTube video has the European games removed due to copyright. I'll watch it full tonight.

Slightly off topic, but I had a VHS of the greatest LFC games. My dad used to wax lyrically about the great sides of 70s and 80s (he's not a fan of the 90s sides  ;D), he went to home and aways early 80s, so he got me some VHS for my 'footballing education' when I was a kid. 1978 Liverpool 7 - 0 Spurs was my favorite. "Johnson, and Johnson the ball into arces of space for Heighway, and Heighway a brilliant cross back, and what a classic goal." Lost count how many times watched those highlights.
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Re: Liverpool v Nottingham Forest 1988 - fill yer boots
« Reply #108 on: July 25, 2021, 09:41:50 pm »
^ Not sure it came to see a release on DVD mate. Though it can be watched in decent VHS quality here at the superb Dave Waller youtube channel...

<a href="https://www.youtube.com/v/TvYLKiZm40U" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer" class="bbc_link bbc_flash_disabled new_win">https://www.youtube.com/v/TvYLKiZm40U</a>


^ this has Platini on it waxing lyrical about us after beating Arsenal. Plus some Candy Dulfer 'Lily Was Here' music on it towards the end too :)


(there was a similarly titled release on DVD - www.amazon.co.uk/Liverpool-Fc-80s-Team-Decade/dp/B00005NBTR - but it isn't the same as the above video. ESPN also did a similar video - and title too.)



Yep that’s the one thx

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Re: Liverpool v Nottingham Forest 1988 - fill yer boots
« Reply #109 on: July 27, 2021, 12:01:02 pm »
Yes I was at this match. Our kid was in the ground somewhere too. Amazing game and I bought the video when it came out. Correct me if im wrong but think it was just the 2nd official Liverpool video at the time. 'History of...' being the first

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« Reply #110 on: July 27, 2021, 02:48:54 pm »
What a game this was. Forest weren’t any mugs at this point either.

Would probably be the equivalent of whacking Leicester or Spurs (2017-2019) nowadays.

That 1987/88 Liverpool team was amazing. Probably the most exciting attacking team I can remember. Arguably 2013/14 is similar in terms of excitement. 1987/88 team was better since the attacking threat wasn’t at the expense of defensive solidity (like 2013/14).

John Barnes was pinnacle of this team. Still arguably the most talented player I’ve seen in a red shirt. Gerrard and Suarez were the only ones close, with Gerrard being a better player than Barnes overall due to longevity at the top of his game.
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Re: Liverpool v Nottingham Forest 1988 - fill yer boots
« Reply #111 on: July 27, 2021, 03:26:33 pm »
What a game this was. Forest weren’t any mugs at this point either.

Would probably be the equivalent of whacking Leicester or Spurs (2017-2019) nowadays.

That 1987/88 Liverpool team was amazing. Probably the most exciting attacking team I can remember. Arguably 2013/14 is similar in terms of excitement. 1987/88 team was better since the attacking threat wasn’t at the expense of defensive solidity (like 2013/14).

John Barnes was pinnacle of this team. Still arguably the most talented player I’ve seen in a red shirt. Gerrard and Suarez were the only ones close, with Gerrard being a better player than Barnes overall due to longevity at the top of his game.

We’d played them twice before in the previous month I think. Once the FA Cup semi final where Aldridge scored that great volley and once in the League on Easter Saturday where we lost to them, our second and last defeat of the league season. Think they might have been second in the League when we played them.

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« Reply #112 on: July 27, 2021, 03:55:29 pm »
^ Yea Clough's late 80s Forest were always a good team, got to loads of finals and did well in the league.

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Re: Liverpool v Nottingham Forest 1988 - fill yer boots
« Reply #113 on: July 27, 2021, 04:42:31 pm »
^ Yea Clough's late 80s Forest were always a good team, got to loads of finals and did well in the league.

It'll never be repeated where a club gets promoted to the top division, wins the league. Nevermind then winning the European Cup the following season, knocking out the holders in the process, then defends the thing. C loughs two wins outshine Fergies two as well, with Bob sitting as the King ;D

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Re: Liverpool v Nottingham Forest 1988 - fill yer boots
« Reply #114 on: July 27, 2021, 08:54:39 pm »
^ Yea Clough's late 80s Forest were always a good team, got to loads of finals and did well in the league.

From 1987 to 1990 they came 3rd twice, got to FA Cup SF twice ( beaten by us) and won League Cup twice. They were definitely one of the best English teams in that period.

In fact between 1977 and 1992 they only finished outside the Top 10 in the league once. Won a league title, 2 European Cups, Super Cup, 4 League Cups and Charity Shield. Got to a couple of other finals plus domestic and European SFs too.

Fell off a cliff after 1992 and only really had 1 decent top flight season since. Think it was the season they had Collymore and Bryan Roy upfront
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Re: Liverpool v Nottingham Forest 1988 - fill yer boots
« Reply #115 on: July 27, 2021, 09:46:28 pm »
It'll never be repeated where a club gets promoted to the top division, wins the league. Nevermind then winning the European Cup the following season, knocking out the holders in the process, then defends the thing. C loughs two wins outshine Fergies two as well, with Bob sitting as the King ;D

That they were still a decent side 10 years later says a lot about Clough as a manager

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« Reply #116 on: July 27, 2021, 10:04:22 pm »
Clough era we always seemed to lose at Forest, but win at home, shame Clough ended up such a c*nt. :no

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« Reply #117 on: July 28, 2021, 01:00:12 pm »
This was simply fantastic. Even though we were top of the league and odds on to win the title, what I remember about this game was the sheer brilliance of the football those lucky enough to be there witnessed.....it was just breath-taking, and against one of our top rivals who were simply blown away. Great stuff !

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« Reply #118 on: July 28, 2021, 01:24:22 pm »
The match at Anfield was supposed to be played early in the season, but was postponed due to the sewers under the kop collapsing, so was moved to April, ended up being part of a trilogy against Forest, as we had Forest away, then the FA Cup semi final, & the rearranged home match all in 11 days, typically we lost the away match 2-1, won the semi final 2-1 [drew 3-3 against United in between both matches] then came this match, & Forest were one of the top 6 teams in that era

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Re: Liverpool v Nottingham Forest 1988 - fill yer boots
« Reply #119 on: July 28, 2021, 01:45:16 pm »
The match at Anfield was supposed to be played early in the season, but was postponed due to the sewers under the kop collapsing, so was moved to April, ended up being part of a trilogy against Forest, as we had Forest away, then the FA Cup semi final, & the rearranged home match all in 11 days, typically we lost the away match 2-1, won the semi final 2-1 [drew 3-3 against United in between both matches] then came this match, & Forest were one of the top 6 teams in that era

Was it really moved from the start of the season until April? I thought we just played our first few away?

I thought maybe this one was postponed because of a cup fixture clash or bad weather but I could be wrong!