on 19 February 2010
I am not a Spurs fan but I am a collector of old football matches, especially ones with good picture quality and this is one that I recommend to all. It surprised me to discover this is a two disc set, with both legs of the Final covered in full. (The vhs release featured only highlights of the game in Belgium). The second leg features the late, great, Brian Moore as commentator. ILC media are one of the best companies for old games, they usually release the original picture and commentary, which makes a lot of difference.
on 28 October 2013
WHO SAYS ENGLISH TEAMS DON'T DO PENALTYS? 1984 AND SPURS AND LIVERPOOL ARE THE LAST HURRAH OF THE NATIONAL CLUB TEAMS BEFORE THE DARK ONE HAD HIS WAY.I WAS SO HIGH THE NEXT DAY AT WORK I COULD THINK OF NOTHING ELSE FOR THIS IS A CLASSIC MATCH FULL ON,AND ANDERLECT PLAY A MAJOR PART. THE FIRST HALF SEES SPURS GETTING CAUGHT OUT WITH THE PURPLE ONES PUSHING UP WITH SKILL FOR OFFSIDE COULD BE AN ART.SECOND-HALF TO THE HEART-STOPPING ENDING IS A FAST PACED PASS AND SKILL FEST STEVE ARCHIBALD SHOOTING FOR FUN,MICKY HAZZARD SPRAYING THOSE GREAT LONG PASSES AROUND AND THE LIKES OF DANNY THOMAS AND CHRIS HUGHTON PUSHING UP AT EVERY OPPORTUNITY.GRAHAM ROBERTS IS SUPERB-THE REF SHOWS HIM A BROKEN BOTTLE THROWN BY THE CROWD...HE HAS A WORD...OSSIE HITS THE BAR AND BLA BLA THE CAPTAIN ALMOST LIKE ROBSON AGAINST HOLLAND AT EURO 88 SCORES IN FRONT OF ONE OF THE BEST MENTALS I'VE EVER SEEN! THE CROWD OF 46,000 MADE THE SORT OF NOISE THE PREMIER CAN ONLY DREAM OF.THIS WAS KEITH BURKINSHAW,S LAST MATCH..ON LEAVING AFTER FALLING OUT WITH THE BOARD HE SAID "THERE USED TO BE A FOOTBALL CLUB THERE".FOR ME HE COULD BE TALKING ABOUT ALL ENGLISH CLUBS BECAUSE IT SEEMS SPURS ARE ON TV EVERYWEEK IN THE NEVER ENDING EUROPA LEAGUE,AND I HAVE NEVER FELT THE URGE TO WATCH! WHY? WHEN I WATCH THIS MATCH IT REMINDS ME OF BRITISH BORN PLAYERS (AND OSSIE) FLYING THE FLAG LOUD AND PROUD ON AND OFF THE PITCH....SHAME THAT PRIDE WENT DOWN THE TOILET IN 85 AS EMLYN HUGHES SAID "THE YEAR ENGLISH FOOTBALL DIED".BUY THIS CLASSIC FROM AMAZON UK
on 3 October 2013
The first match struggled to get going, mainly due to the state of the pitch which was heavy. The return leg at White Hart Lane was a different matter altogether with two supurb footballing sides really going for it, and on a far better surface. Worth the price of the DVD for this match alone. Excellent buy and at a reasonable price.