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To take our minds off current news. What are your top 3? This could be your favourite memory, an outstanding sporting achievement that's stood the test of time, whatever. You can only choose ones that you've seen in your lifetime (so I can't mention 1966!)

I guess there will be a lot of different opinions, according to age, but mine are:

1. England hammer Holland 4-1 at Euro 96.
2. Sandy Lyle wins the US Masters (1988).
3. Dennis Taylor beats Davis in World Snooker Final (1985).

Loads of others, I know.
 

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1: Foinavon's Grand National
2: Faldo beating Norman after the swing of over 10 shots on the final round
3: First London Marathon
 

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To take our minds off current news. What are your top 3? This could be your favourite memory, an outstanding sporting achievement that's stood the test of time, whatever. You can only choose ones that you've seen in your lifetime (so I can't mention 1966!)

I guess there will be a lot of different opinions, according to age, but mine are:

1. England hammer Holland 4-1 at Euro 96.
2. Sandy Lyle wins the US Masters (1988).
3. Dennis Taylor beats Davis in World Snooker Final (1985).

Loads of others, I know.

Agree with your snooker one.

My other 2 were England beating Germany
5-0 away in the qualifiers, and Botham v the Aussies almost single handed!
 

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Agree with your snooker one.

My other 2 were England beating Germany
5-0 away in the qualifiers, and Botham v the Aussies almost single handed!

5-1?

Fed v Nadal Wimbledon final for me
 

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Very difficult to cut down to just 3 on this "spur of the moment"
.... I've "been around a while" .... excl football .... so/but, in no particular order:

1981 Botham Ashes
2003 Rugby World Cup Final
2012 London Olympics
 

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Non football one's

1. Super Saturday 2012 Olympics
2. England rugby World Cup win
3. Andy Murray Winning Wimbledon
 

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So many.
Off the top of my head:
Headingley1981
Edgbaston 2005
Lords 2019
Headingley 2019
Brisbane Road 2014
 

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1 FA Cup semi final day 1990 Palace 4-3 Liverpool and Oldham 3-3 Man Utd - These are being re-shown this weekend on BBC TV.
2 Germany 1-5 England 2002 - I had watched Cranleigh 1-5 Raynes Park Vale earlier in the day and Cranleigh also took a 6th minute lead!
3 = Argentina 2-2 England 1998 (lost on pens) - best atmosphere I have ever experienced in a pub.
3 = Italy 4-3 West Germany (AET) 1970 world cup semi final - allowed to stay up late to watch (10 years old) - superb drama.
 

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1: Sunderland beating Leeds in the FA Cup final, which still to this day includes the best double save I've ever seen by Jim Montgomery.

2: Southampton beating Man Utd in the FA Cup final.

3:Yeovil beating Nottingham Forest over two legs in a bonkers play off semi final.

Ask me again tomorrow, and my 3 will be completely different!
 

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Good thread!

Germany 1 England 5
London Olympics "super Saturday" - the only time I've ever stood in a pub screaming at the TV for a non-football event
Brazil 1 Germany 7
Swindon 5 Sheff U 5 in league one playoffs a few years ago
Andy Murray winning Wimbledon
England winning the rugby world cup
 

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Loads of fabulous memories on this list already but for me, Bob Willis 8 for 43 tops them all. If it was a football memory, I'd go for England 4 Holland 1 in 1996.
 

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Willis v Australia 81. Just brilliant bowling which I watched live - on TV.

England v Holland Euro 96

Germany v England 1 - 5 and they scored first iirc.
 

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Adding Liverpool v AC Milan to my list. I was at uni at the time, with my GF (now wife) and a load of other mates who supported Liverpool.

Obviously the game was utterly brilliant to watch, so dramatic and such a release of tension when Dudek saved the final penalty. We'd be watching in a bar and no one discussed going to the Student Union after, it just was the obvious thing to do. Regardless of your alligance, as English football fans, that was a brilliant night for celebratory drinks. No one changed out of their football shirts, we all just went straight out, continuing the already epic night.

At this point it's important to note that a group of us - including my GF - would come to the Bees away games around that time, so were very well-versed in all things Brentford.

So, the booze was flowing and the atmosphere was amazing. Limbs everywhere and people shouting themselves hoarse trying to describe what they'd just watched.

Late in the night, the DJ got on the mic and announced that he was going to play for us a "special song". One which, he said, had particular meaning that night, as there had been a "minor football match" earlier that evening. Cue lots of cheering and hollering as the Liverpool fans made their noise, and we all waited for the opening bars of You'll Never Walk Alone.

Instead, he played....... Hey Jude!!!!

As long as I live, I will never forget the look upon my girlfriend's face when they played our song instead of Liverpool's lol lol lol lol lol

Epic night. God how I laughed. And laughed. And laughed.
 

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...The final day of the Masters at Augusta...easily my favourite event on the sporting calendar.
 

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Two from the Olympics:

1968 Mexico City - "It's Hemery Great Britain, Hemery Great Britain"
Demolished the field in a new World Record which stood for 4 years. (John Sherwood, brother of Watford gk Steve, won Bronze)

1972 Munich - "C'mon Mary"
Peters won GB's only Athletics Gold Medal in Munich, men or women :eek:
 

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Oh just thought of another really emotional one. Hope I've got his name right. Derek Redmond in the Olympics tearing his hamstring and his dad somehow getting onto the track so he could half carry him to the finish line so he completed the race. Had me in tears watching it.
 

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Lots of people can’t count on this thread :nono:
 

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I've been lucky enough to have been there for many of England's (Association Football) great moments like the 5-1, even Heskey scored, win in Munich, Beckham's free-kick v Greece at Old Trafford and his pen v Argentina in Japan and that fabulous 4-1 v Holland in Euro 96 so my 3 tv moments would have to be:
Ashes Headingley 1981 (although that was around a radio in Physics at school - God bless you Mr Rogers)
Ashes Headingley 2019
Lloyd Honeyghan beating Don Curry 1986
 

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3 moments for me:

Trent Bridge 2005, going 2-1 up in the ashes
Mo Farah winning his second gold medal at the 2012 Olympics
Lords 2019, England winning the world cup
 

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...lyle,faldo,woosnam...that order.
 

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Actually, just thinking, the Moscow Olympics of 1980 provided some great sporting tv moments (despite USA boycotting the games) including:
Ovett's Gold, beating Coe (Silver), in the 800m
Coe's Gold, beating Ovett (Bronze) in the 1,500m
Alan Wells winning the 100m Final
 

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Surprised nobody has mentioned , Thomas it’s up for grabs now !!! Brilliant night in the Warren pub Hounslow . The pure hatred for Liverpool was quite a thing .
 

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Surprised nobody has mentioned , Thomas it’s up for grabs now !!! Brilliant night in the Warren pub Hounslow . The pure hatred for Liverpool was quite a thing .

You're right TTB. That was absolutely incredible!!
 

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Surprised nobody has mentioned , Thomas it’s up for grabs now !!! Brilliant night in the Warren pub Hounslow . The pure hatred for Liverpool was quite a thing .

That was the end of season awards night for the Newport Pagnell Pool League, held at Newport Pagnell Football Club. I think there was one bloke in the whole place cheering for Liverpool, the rest of us went completely mental.

On a similar note, the David Platt goal vs Belgium at Italia 90 was watched by both Mercedes pool teams, at the Unionist Club in Newport Pagnell (neutral venue, as it it was a "cup" night). Similar mental scenes ensued.
 

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Surprised nobody has mentioned , Thomas it’s up for grabs now !!! Brilliant night in the Warren pub Hounslow . The pure hatred for Liverpool was quite a thing .

Watched that in local in Northwood , then decided after that i would travel up to glasgow for the scotland -England game.
Was stopped along with untold like minded fans from entering Euston for not having a match ticket by 100's of angry policeman
 

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My first goes way back. The dramatic 1953 cup final (my first experience of televised football). Now referred to as The Stanley Matthews final. Blackpool beat ten men Bolton 4-3.
Another memorable one was the 5-1 win over Germany. I was the only British person among very many Germans watching in a golf club bar in Czech Republic. I ended up pissed and was never allowed to buy a drink all night. At the end one German guy said "I bet that erases a lot of pain". Must admit they took defeat very well.
 

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I and many other Bees were in Munich for the 5-1. Absolute scenes.
 

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What about the Cuban, Juantorena winning both the 400m and 800m at Montreal Olympics 1976 .... not just for his superb tactical running, but because of David Coleman's memorable commentary as Juantorena steamed down the back straight : "The big Cuban opened his legs and showed his class".

Coleman also once said "That’s the fastest time ever run – but it’s not as fast as the world record."

Now my mind is off and runnining (!!!) as many others are remembered, such as :
"He didn't quite manage to get his leg over..." - Jonathan Agnew re Botham (Eng v WI) - just hysterical
& "There’s nothing wrong with the car except that it’s on fire." - Murray Walker
& "I never comment on referees and I’m not going to break the habit of a lifetime for that prat." - Ron Atkinson
& "I don’t want Rooney to leave these shores but if he does, I think he’ll go abroad." - Ian Wright
& .... &....

I'm sure we all have our favourites !!!
 

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Only one 1966 World Cup Final

I wish BBC would show the whole game again, if I’m correct the commentator Kenneth Wollstonehome ( sorry for spelling) said after West Germany had scored “ that the team who scored first lost)
 
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1. 1981 Botham.
2. 2012 London Olympics
3. 2019 Stokes WC and Ashes.

So many more Sporting moments that could easily match the above.
 

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Hemery winning gold in 68 Oympics, 1966 World Cup Final, Coe beating Ovett in 1500 metres final in Moscow.
 

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Me and my two older brothers were football mad, but our Dad hadn't the slightest interest.

Back in the day there were very few live televised football matches, bar the FA Cup Final and England v Scotland etc. The European Cup Final was another one, and when Man U were playing Benfica in the 1968 Final, my two brothers took themselves off to a neighbour to watch, uninterrupted, on his TV. (I was a bit young to be out).

But come the kick-off, Dad sat down, switched over to the football for the first time ever and watched the whole game with me. It was a cracking game, but still not enough to convert him, since he didn't watch another 5 minutes football for the rest of his life.
 

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Hemery winning gold in 68 Oympics, 1966 World Cup Final, Coe beating Ovett in 1500 metres final in Moscow.
I loved Ovett beating Coe in the 800 metres and was disappointed he couldn't double up in the 1500.

Never did like Coe - and that's before I learned he was a Chelsea fan (and all-round smarmy arse)

Also watched GB's thrilling win in the rowing 8's in Sydney 2000 with some mates late at night on a tiny TV in a back street mini-cab office in Chiswick, as we waited for cabs to take us to various locations. We were actually near the back of the queue, but when he saw the state of us, the Despatcher somehow found a couple of cabs to get us out of the place pronto.
 

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England beating Germany 1966
Botham v Aussies 1981
Rugby World Cup Final England v Australia 2003
 

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I could have chosen one of the Ashes tests, or a Gillette Cup Final, or the Davis Taylor final or...

So I've gone for these.

That Barbarians try against the All Blacks.

Allan Wells in the Moscow 100 m final.

Andy Murray winning Wimbledon.
 

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Watched that in local in Northwood , then decided after that i would travel up to glasgow for the scotland -England game.
Was stopped along with untold like minded fans from entering Euston for not having a match ticket by 100's of angry policeman

Was that the game Steve Bull scored in as a 3rd division player at the time ?
 

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Man United v Bayern Munich
Liverpool v AC Milan
England v Australia -rugby world cup

Someone just reminded me of Linford Christie in 92. Can remember where I was like it was yesterday.
 
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Someone just reminded me of Linford Christie in 92. Can remember where I was like it was yesterday.

Me too. When I thought of my favourite moments (mostly late 80s/early 90s), they are so clear to me, and really don't seem 25-30 years ago.
 

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England v New Zealand World Cup Final at Lords last year was just mad.
Botham Ashes, 2005 Ashes and India vs Australia 2001 were incredible, but what we saw at Lords was something different.

Ryder Cup 2012.Miracle of Medinah.
USA 10 - 6 up going into Sunday and Europe win the first 4 singles to even up 10 each.they win the 5th we get the 6th they get the 7th 12-11 to USA.
We get the 8th and 9th,but lose the 10th and it is 13 all with 2 to play.
Martin Kaymer putts a 5 foot winner against Steve Stricker on the 18th to put us 14-13 up and the Ryder Cup is won.
Tiger concedes the last match and we get an outright win 14 1/2 - 13 1/2.
Unbelievable.

Borg - McEnroe Wimbledon 1980 mens final.
The greatest match in Tennis history. It had everything and some.
It may have been equalled later on in years by the brilliant Nadal - Federer finals, but this was the original.
Two players at the top of their game determined to win and neither deserved to lose.
A five set thriller that had me not knowing who I wanted to win.

Others I thought about.
1973 Grand National Red Rum beating Crisp.
1983 Epsom Derby Secreto beating El Gran Senor.
1986 SPL Dundee v Hearts.
St.Mirren v Celtic. Title decider.
2007 PDC Darts Final Barney 7 The Power 6.
Best game of Darts I have ever seen.
 

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Barca 6 PSG 1 overcoming a 4-0 1st leg deficit. March 2017.

Liverpool 4 Barca 0 overcoming a 3-0 1st leg deficit. May 2019.

England winning the cricket World Cup final v NZ. July 2019.
 
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