1. This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More.
  2. You may have to login or register before you can post and view our exclusive members only forums.
    To start viewing messages, select the forum that you want to visit from the selection below.
    Dismiss Notice
Why Not Register?

It only takes a few minutes to register on SixCrazyMinutes

Click Here

88 vs 2019

Discussion in 'The Football Forum' started by bluebell, Dec 5, 2019.

Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.
  1. bluebell

    bluebell Very Active Member

    Joined:
    May 10, 2014
    Messages:
    1,638
    Likes Received:
    446
    Trophy Points:
    395
    Which team is better?
     
  2. LeTallecWiz

    LeTallecWiz Mo(ssa)d Administrator

    Joined:
    Aug 17, 2006
    Messages:
    58,647
    Likes Received:
    9,175
    Trophy Points:
    1,970
  3. Modo

    Modo A contentious scando Member

    Joined:
    Aug 16, 2006
    Messages:
    43,947
    Likes Received:
    7,799
    Trophy Points:
    1,700
    Gender:
    Male
    Can we wait until May?
     
    SaRed, Dreambeliever, Shadey and 3 others like this.
  4. manwithnoname

    manwithnoname Bravo old man. Bravo. Member

    Joined:
    Aug 16, 2006
    Messages:
    36,814
    Likes Received:
    10,680
    Trophy Points:
    1,765
    Location:
    Various
    Those two are both old enough to be my Dad, you cheeky twat
     
    juniormember, moron, SaRed and 12 others like this.
  5. Portly

    Portly Top quality gammon. Member

    Joined:
    Jan 30, 2008
    Messages:
    10,626
    Likes Received:
    3,374
    Trophy Points:
    850
    Gender:
    Male
    Location:
    Liverpool
    Having been fingered in this thread, I am afraid I cannot give a sensible answer to the question.  In my opinion it is fruitless trying to compare teams from different eras.
     
  6. tombrown

    tombrown Very Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Sep 7, 2006
    Messages:
    9,034
    Likes Received:
    7,752
    Trophy Points:
    1,065
    Location:
    Corofin, Co Clare
    I did my time as a match going fan from the 80s to the late 90s

    That 88 team (Grobellar, Hansen, Gillespie, Nicol, Ablett, McMahon, Whelan/Spackman, Houghton/Johnston, Barnes, Beardsley , Aldridge) was fucking brilliant, and their 31 game run was all in one season ... which, in my mind, is more meaningful than split across seasons. They were the best team of the time and completely dominated the league that season.

    Klopp's team is also magnificent and has already achieved what they couldn't by winning in Europe (though obviously that was down to circumstance) and may well prove just as dominant in a league campaign this year.

    That said, I never see the value in comparing teams from different eras. The times, style of football and opposition are completely different and the comparison is close to meaningless. I prefer just to enjoy the fact that I watched that team back then and am watching this team now, albeit mostly via screens from the comfort of the armchair.
     
    moron and SaRed like this.
  7. tombrown

    tombrown Very Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Sep 7, 2006
    Messages:
    9,034
    Likes Received:
    7,752
    Trophy Points:
    1,065
    Location:
    Corofin, Co Clare
    Oh - Portly said the same as me in a much more succinct manner
     
    Portly likes this.
  8. manwithnoname

    manwithnoname Bravo old man. Bravo. Member

    Joined:
    Aug 16, 2006
    Messages:
    36,814
    Likes Received:
    10,680
    Trophy Points:
    1,765
    Location:
    Various
    Portly got fingered.

    *snorts*
     
  9. bluebell

    bluebell Very Active Member

    Joined:
    May 10, 2014
    Messages:
    1,638
    Likes Received:
    446
    Trophy Points:
    395
    I said  2019 as because we have the Super Cup and CL
     
  10. Portly

    Portly Top quality gammon. Member

    Joined:
    Jan 30, 2008
    Messages:
    10,626
    Likes Received:
    3,374
    Trophy Points:
    850
    Gender:
    Male
    Location:
    Liverpool
    Your reply was less boring than mine, though.
     
  11. 6TimesaRed

    6TimesaRed Not a Bot.... Administrator

    Joined:
    Sep 16, 2006
    Messages:
    18,060
    Likes Received:
    5,258
    Trophy Points:
    970
    Gender:
    Male
    Location:
    Right Behind You!!!
    If this team wins the title.. then it has to be this one.  Can only be seen as great  side if we win the league

    But it's very tough to call, given that team of 88 would have probably  easily won the European cup had we been in it and not banned
     
  12. 6TimesaRed

    6TimesaRed Not a Bot.... Administrator

    Joined:
    Sep 16, 2006
    Messages:
    18,060
    Likes Received:
    5,258
    Trophy Points:
    970
    Gender:
    Male
    Location:
    Right Behind You!!!
    That attack trio of Barnes Beardsley Aldridge with Houghton behind
    Was nothing short of phenomenal

    McMahon was your also quite brilliant important to the team as Fabinho is today

    Steve Nicol was your Robertson, he was sensational that season..
     
  13. LeTallecWiz

    LeTallecWiz Mo(ssa)d Administrator

    Joined:
    Aug 17, 2006
    Messages:
    58,647
    Likes Received:
    9,175
    Trophy Points:
    1,970
    You're not a grandfather like those 3 though mate - you cannot really remember those days!
     
  14. 6TimesaRed

    6TimesaRed Not a Bot.... Administrator

    Joined:
    Sep 16, 2006
    Messages:
    18,060
    Likes Received:
    5,258
    Trophy Points:
    970
    Gender:
    Male
    Location:
    Right Behind You!!!
    I well can..

    In remember it vividly..

    Albeit I was 12/13 at the time..
     
  15. LeTallecWiz

    LeTallecWiz Mo(ssa)d Administrator

    Joined:
    Aug 17, 2006
    Messages:
    58,647
    Likes Received:
    9,175
    Trophy Points:
    1,970
    Yah but people like @manwithnoname were in their late 20s ... better understanding, despite different eras.
     
    MaBigTip likes this.
  16. manwithnoname

    manwithnoname Bravo old man. Bravo. Member

    Joined:
    Aug 16, 2006
    Messages:
    36,814
    Likes Received:
    10,680
    Trophy Points:
    1,765
    Location:
    Various
    In my fucking late 20s??!

    I was still at school

    right, that's it
     
  17. 6TimesaRed

    6TimesaRed Not a Bot.... Administrator

    Joined:
    Sep 16, 2006
    Messages:
    18,060
    Likes Received:
    5,258
    Trophy Points:
    970
    Gender:
    Male
    Location:
    Right Behind You!!!

    Fucking hell so you had to repeat a few years then.. ?
     
  18. manwithnoname

    manwithnoname Bravo old man. Bravo. Member

    Joined:
    Aug 16, 2006
    Messages:
    36,814
    Likes Received:
    10,680
    Trophy Points:
    1,765
    Location:
    Various
    Really? Do you really want to do this, of all fucking things?
     
    6TimesaRed likes this.
  19. 6TimesaRed

    6TimesaRed Not a Bot.... Administrator

    Joined:
    Sep 16, 2006
    Messages:
    18,060
    Likes Received:
    5,258
    Trophy Points:
    970
    Gender:
    Male
    Location:
    Right Behind You!!!
  20. manwithnoname

    manwithnoname Bravo old man. Bravo. Member

    Joined:
    Aug 16, 2006
    Messages:
    36,814
    Likes Received:
    10,680
    Trophy Points:
    1,765
    Location:
    Various
    Look, I've been asked, begged then threatened to leave you alone, Ninjy.

    So, you know, at least let me try.
     
    6TimesaRed likes this.
Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.

Share This Page