This is something that i’ve been wanting to introduce on my website for a while now, but i’m not sure how successful it’ll be.
Football has the capability to throw up the most amazing moments, mixed with the most heartbreaking – Aguero’s 93rd min winner to land City the title, for example.
I want people to give me their favourite memories and experiences of Football in their lifetime – whether it’s a picture, a game, a player, anything. I will post all of them right here – just message me on Twitter @eastterrace00, send me an e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org or leave a message on my facebook page, @eastterracefootball is my handle on there.
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The first entry on this page will be my own. When I think of Football, a game that I have grown up with and have loved my whole life, there is one overriding memory that I always think of straight away.
In 2011, Pep Guardiola’s Barcelona travelled to Wembley to play Manchester United in the Champions League final. Barca, who also beat United in the 2009 final in Rome, were being hailed as one of the greatest club sides to have ever played the game. However, the fixture against United on English soil was the toughest test of Pep Guardiola’s managerial career to date.
In the end, it proved to be a footballing masterclass by Barca. Spearheaded by the brilliant Lionel Messi, who was cementing himself as the worlds greatest footballer, they passed their way to the trophy, with Xavi and Iniesta producing the greatest midfield display ever seen. I doubt i’ll ever see a performance as good as this by a Football team ever again, and this photo is one of my favourites from the whole match.
The Second entry on this feature is by a friend of mine, Indy. A Liverpool fan, he told me that this picture included the greatest moments he has had since being a Reds fan. The comeback in Istanbul is without a doubt in a lot of football fan’s favourite moments.
Next up is Watford fan Jack’s favourite football moment. His memory comes from the Watford v Leicester match at Vicarage Road in their 2013 Playoff win. 20 seconds after Knockaert missed a penalty to send them in to the Playoff Final, Watford surged up the other end of the pitch and Troy Deeney thumped home the goal which instead sent them through to the final. Scenes.
Another football memory was sent in to me by Terry, who is a dedicated QPR fan. Known for being a club who are in between the Premier League and Championship, this moment from 2004 which saw QPR win away at Sheffield Wednesday to secure promotion to the Championship is a memory which will live long in the memory of every QPR fan.
Jon also got in touch with me to share his favorite goal; one which I think is a classic for any Football fan. Marco Van Basten’s first time volley in the 1988 European Championship final for Holland is absolute genius. The cross from Arnold Muhren looked to have missed everyone in the box and seemed to be going out of play, but van Basten thought otherwise and hit a volley first time from an impossible angle, beating the keeper and making history.