Thursday, 22 January 2009

My Memorable Sporting Moments

These are some of the most memorable sporting moments in a lifetime of watching motor sport, football and athletics (with the occasional other sport thrown in for good measure).

The 1982 Grand Prix in which Giles Villeneuve kept bumping wheels with team-mate Didier Pironi

The goals and final whistle in the Final of the 1966 World Cup between England and Germany.

Roger Hunt's England goal against Mexico in the (quarter final?) match of the 1966 World Cup.

Mohammed Ali floating like a butterfly and stinging like a bee

Senna and Mansell bumping wheels down the long straight in Australia

Liverpool beating Newcastle in the 1974 F A Cup Final - "I WAS THERE!"

Daley Thompson's Olympic Gold decathlon

Johnny Wilkinson kicking England's rugny team to World Cup glory in 2003

The era of Sebastian Coe, Steve Ovett and Steve Cram in middle distance running.

The Liverpool v Leeds F A Cup Final of 1965.

Johnny Herbert winning the British Grand Prix in 1995. (I was a member of the Johnny Herbert Fan Club – the only fan club I’ve ever joined - and I WAS THERE!)

The Liverpool v A C Milan 2005 European Cup Final. Liverpool were 1-0 down after 1 minute! By half-time it was 3-0 to AC Milan who went into the dressing room feeling like the cup was theirs. Two amazing goals within 2 minutes had the game back on course. Liverpool equalised and then held on for 30 minutes of extra time. After this, it went to penalties and Liverpool won easily

And, sadly, the deaths of Jim Clark; Giles Villeneuve; Ayrton Senna, Roland Ratzenburger, and Greg Moore.


  1. Didn't you blog that before or am I going mad?

  2. Yes, I did - oops. I had forgotten. And you aren't going to believe the date - 22nd January 2008! How's that for co-incidence.

  3. P.S. But I'm afraid that doesn't mean to say you aren't going mad - simply that I'm going forgetful!

  4. Heavens! My predicament precisely! How can we cope with being time-limited while being so immersed in our interests and communities?


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