its 40 years today

Started by: tommy (254) 

since ENGLAND beat west germany 4-2 in the world cup final........can you remember what you did or where you watched it....i was 9yrs old and all my family sat round the telly it was a huge wooden box with a 10ins screen in the middle(you could actually see the valves through the slits in the wood),and it was black and white,once it was over,all the lads round drummond square all met on the field at montrose ave and kicked a ball around for hours...happy days.

Started: 30th Jul 2006 at 12:54

Posted by: plum47 (898) 

can't remember what i was doing that day but i can remember the year,i was always teased that my husband missed it bacause he married me, but he was coddin me as we got married in march.knowing nothing about football i believed him for years.

Replied: 31st Jul 2006 at 10:06

Posted by: mandie (inactive)

i must have missed that match,,, maybe its cos im only 37

Replied: 31st Jul 2006 at 23:10

Posted by: aussie roy (2574) 

And Tommy it was 40years and 2months since I arrived in Australia and I saw the replay on B&W TV but even though Australia got television later than UK I watched the match on a 22inch screen.Not wishing to question your memory but are you sure it was only a 10inch you watched,because that was the size of the first TV I saw in 1951 and that needed a magnifying glass in front of it to see it properly and the last one we had before we left UK was 19inch.

Replied: 1st Aug 2006 at 09:30

Posted by: plum47 (898) 

hi mandie,do you work at lower ince or higher labour club?

Replied: 1st Aug 2006 at 10:02

Posted by: mandie (inactive)

i work at higher ince. im the nice one behind the bar ha ha

Replied: 1st Aug 2006 at 13:28

Posted by: tommy (254) 

well roy,i dont like to brag,but it was 10 inch,ha ha we didnt have much then and a ten inch is what we could afford at the time,some of the valves inside were actually bigger than the screen..mind you i could have done with a magnifying glass.

Replied: 1st Aug 2006 at 13:58

Posted by: mandie (inactive)

tommy whereabouts in lakes are u

Replied: 1st Aug 2006 at 14:03

Posted by: tommy (254) 

sorry mandie i was only on about a screen.......but on a more serious note i am about half a mile from ambleside.where abouts are you?

Replied: 1st Aug 2006 at 17:45

Posted by: tommy (254) 

mandie,just looked at your profile and i see your at hindley green,dont think i know you or anything....but you never know?

Replied: 1st Aug 2006 at 17:48

Posted by: mandie (inactive)

no tommy i lived in hindley green when i wen tschool i live in ince now

Replied: 1st Aug 2006 at 18:08

Posted by: mandie (inactive)

we went thru lakes a couple of years ago and i was just wondering where u were we stayed in ambleside but i cant renenber where abouts

Replied: 1st Aug 2006 at 18:09

Posted by: fishy123 (inactive)

im so sick about hearing about england winning the world cup in 1966..i wish ppl would give it a rest its old news

Replied: 3rd Aug 2006 at 11:26

Posted by: fishy123 (inactive)

everyone knows england won the world cup in 1966 they never let us forget it 2066 they will be saying do you know england have won the world cup once...oh that was in 1966..a 100 years ago

Replied: 3rd Aug 2006 at 16:59

Posted by: tommy (254) 

and in a 100 years they will still be saying SCOTLAND still aint won anything,jealously is a terrible thing......if the roles were reversed and scotland had won it,would they let the english forget it..i dont think so!.

Replied: 3rd Aug 2006 at 17:51

Posted by: aussie roy (2574) 

Fishy,you may not have to wait another sixty years,it could happen again in 2010 and by then Tommy will got a bigger TV set. And Tommy,at your age you should know it's not the size of the cannon,it's the force of the charge;size is only for show,well that's my story and I'm sticking to it.

Replied: 4th Aug 2006 at 10:24

Posted by: tommy (254) 

hi roy....buying a big tv isnt a problem nowadays,and as for you fishy.i have just looked at your pictures on your profile and if thats the best you can come up with,a picture of mel gibson playing william wallace doesnt exactly sum up what scotland is famous for,i love scotland and its people its a beautiful place,but mel gibson isnt scottish and the film was inacurate as well(even though it was good to watch)i am sure you can put some better pics of real scots,rather than an actor...anyway have a look at mine..have a nice day.

Replied: 7th Aug 2006 at 16:16

Posted by: antontrip (240) 

1966 was two years before i was born,i just hope that i live to see an English man lift the World Cup.

Replied: 16th Aug 2006 at 12:31
Last edited by antontrip: 16th Aug 2006 at 15:37:15


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