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Watch the ’101 Great Goals’ Video Featuring the Best Goals From England Of The 1960s-80s [VIDEO]

101 great goals vhs Watch the 101 Great Goals Video Featuring the Best Goals From England Of The 1960s 80s [VIDEO]

Before there was the Internet, YouTube and 24/7 TV sports networks, VHS tapes were a rare commodity for soccer fans, who could use them to watch soccer highlights over and over again. There was one video collection of goals that was one of the most popular — 101 Great Goals.

The 65-minute videotape was released in 1987, and featured highlights of goals from the golden generation of English football — the 1960s through the 1980s. 101 Great Goals includes so many legendary goals by legendary players including Glenn Hoddle (Tottenham against Watford), Justin Fashanu (Norwich vs Liverpool), Liam Brady (Arsenal against Spurs), Bobby Charlton (Manchester United), as well as goals from Cyrille Regis (West Brom), John Toshack (Liverpool), Emlyn Hughes (Liverpool), George Graham (Arsenal), Alan Sunderland (Arsenal), Ian Rush (Liverpool) and many many more.

Plus, the video features legendary English commentators including Tony Gubba, John Motson, Barry Davies, David Coleman and others.

I remember ordering the videotape via mail order in the late 80s, as a Christmas present. If I remember correctly, it cost $29.95. My cousin and I must have watched the tape literally a hundred times. We loved it. The video was followed by 502 Great Goals, but the quantity of goals didn’t beat the quality of 101 Great Goals.

This is a must-see for anyone interested in English soccer history.

H/T 200%.

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Founder and publisher of World Soccer Talk, Christopher Harris is the managing editor of the site. He has been interviewed by The New York Times, The Guardian and several other publications. Plus he has made appearances on NPR, BBC World, CBC, BBC Five Live, talkSPORT and beIN SPORT. Harris, who has lived in Florida since 1984, has supported Swansea City since 1979. He's also an expert on soccer in South Florida, and got engaged during half-time of a MLS game. Harris launched EPL Talk in 2005, which was rebranded as World Soccer Talk in 2013.
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2 Responses to Watch the ’101 Great Goals’ Video Featuring the Best Goals From England Of The 1960s-80s [VIDEO]

  1. Smokey Bacon says:

    Football in those days seemed much more open than it is today. No fixating on formations, holding midfielders, one up front etc.. Just 442 and up and at them tactics. Muddy pitches, great kits. Good times. And barely an overrated foreigner in sight :)

  2. francis says:

    Love this tape! I think I have a Canadian import version somewhere gathering dust. Great goals and great commentary too

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