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Watch England 1-1 Poland; Highlights Of That Disastrous Night for The Three Lions in 1973 [VIDEO]

roy mcfarland 600x436 Watch England 1 1 Poland; Highlights Of That Disastrous Night for The Three Lions in 1973 [VIDEO]

For a walk down memory lane, England played Poland in 1973 with The Three Lions just needing a win to qualify for the 1974 World Cup. The match, which was played at the old Wembley Stadium, will live in history because of the brilliant performance by Poland goalkeeper Jan Tomaszewski who kept England from winning the crucial match.

Before kick-off, Brian Clough infamously referred to Tomaszewski as “circus clown in gloves.” But it was Tomaszewski who made England look like clowns that night despite the fact that England had a side brimming with talent including Peter Shilton, Emlyn Hughes, Colin Bell, Norman Hunter, Mick Channon, Martin Peters and Martin Chivers.

At half-time in the match, Clough told TV viewers in the United Kingdom, “Keep calm. Put the kettle on, mother. Don’t worry – the goals are going to come.”

Watch the highlights from England 1-1 Poland from 1973:

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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. View all posts by Christopher Harris →
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