Discussion in 'The Football Forum' started by bluebell, Dec 5, 2019.
Which team is better?
we'll need the grandparents of this site, like @Judge Jules @Portly @manwithnoname , who actually remember the 80s clearly to give us some guidance here.
Can we wait until May?
Those two are both old enough to be my Dad, you cheeky twat
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.
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.
Oh - Portly said the same as me in a much more succinct manner
Portly got fingered.
I said 2019 as because we have the Super Cup and CL
Your reply was less boring than mine, though.
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
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..
You're not a grandfather like those 3 though mate - you cannot really remember those days!
I well can..
In remember it vividly..
Albeit I was 12/13 at the time..
Yah but people like @manwithnoname were in their late 20s ... better understanding, despite different eras.
In my fucking late 20s??!
I was still at school
right, that's it
Fucking hell so you had to repeat a few years then.. ?
Really? Do you really want to do this, of all fucking things?
Look, I've been asked, begged then threatened to leave you alone, Ninjy.
So, you know, at least let me try.