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  1. I wonder if our Robins TV memberships have lapsed (based on a regular season) and they haven't extended them due to the prolonged season. Surely wouldn't be something as simple as that, would it?
  2. Same problem here. Video stream worked fine for Blackburn last week. Getting the same "insufficient entitlements" message when trying to access audio on my laptop and phone.
  3. On this day 50 years ago Brazil conjured up a classic team goal - their fourth of the game - to put the seal on an emphatic victory in the 1970 World Cup Final. It was a fitting ending to a superb tournament, the likes of which we will never see again: Pele at his absolute peak, Brazil’s majestic free-flowing football, the allure of foreign culture at a time when world travel still held the promise of mystery and discovery, and the distorted low-fidelity tv coverage that only further enhanced the magical other-worldliness of the occasion. For me, as a football-mad teenager, it was the culminat
  4. Glad to hear you're enjoying the stories, Norn. To be honest, I don't recall hearing anything about the bracelet incident while we were in Guadalajara. The book "Bobby Moore: The Life and Times of a Sporting Hero" by Jeff Powell recounts the bracelet incident in some detail, together with an account of his temporary house arrest in Colombia prior to rejoining the squad in Mexico. As you say, he did acknowledge some time later that one of the younger players may have acted unwisely.
  5. Here are some more memories from the 1970 World Cup in Mexico on the 50th anniversary of the classic England v Brazil game. More about that in a minute. First, let me take you back a few days. So, England have safely negotiated the first hurdle, beating Romania 1-0, and the rickety old shuttle bus has dropped us back at the Guadalajara Hilton. A crowd of about 50 or so people has gathered around a television in the lobby, watching a rerun of the game. I find a place down at the front, sitting on the floor while others behind me are in chairs or standing at the back. The moment Geoff Hurst scor
  6. One correction to the original post: the kick-off picture was from Romania v Czechoslovakia (Banksy didn't wear an all-black kit in Mexico). Here's England v Romania...
  7. On this day in 1970 England began their World Cup campaign with a group game against Romania in Guadalajara, Mexico. And I was there, after winning an all-expenses-paid trip courtesy of the Ford motor company. As a 16-year-old football-mad kid traveling with my Dad it was an absolute dream come true. With the 50-year anniversary now upon us, I’ve dug out some memorabilia from that trip and hope that you’ll enjoy a few of my anecdotes and faded low-res photos from this amazing experience. Our first stop was the Hilton in Guadalajara, the same hotel that the England squad were using. You
  8. Beats me, Red. I guess some memories stick more than others. At this point I'm happy to remember anything from 50+ years ago.
  9. I have a vague memory of beating Rovers 5-0 in the '69 final - at Eastville, I believe. Each member of the forward line scored. For the young 'uns, a 'forward line' consisted of two wingers, two inside forwards, and a center forward (Skirton, Garland, Galley, Kellard, and Sharpe).
  10. I was there, Downend. Won an all-expenses-paid trip to Mexico courtesy of the Ford motor company. Stayed at the same hotel as the England team in Guadalajara, saw all the group matches there, a short break in Acapulco, then on to Mexico City for the W. Germany/Italy semi, 3rd place game, and final. A dream come true for a football-mad 16 year-old.
  11. I participated in the student exchange back in 1969. Saw Hannover 96 play Hamburg and everyone was cheering "Uwe" (for Uwe Seeler, the Hamburg player)... even the home fans. The guy was a national hero. Also spent 6 months working in Hannover prior to starting college in '72 and saw a bunch of games at the old Niedersachsenstadion. That place had a lot of character before it was redeveloped. Many fond memories of the city and have followed the team's fortunes ever since.
  12. I always suspected their attendance figures were inflated.
  13. He was a cracking little player, as I recall.
  14. They look a lot younger than they did when I was a kid!
  15. Any of the longer-standing OTIBers remember these?... A 5-1 humiliation at Cardiff in 1966 and the final game of the 68/69 season when runaway champions Derby demolished us 5-0 at the Baseball Ground.
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