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Tag Archives: Classic Match

What Makes A Classic Football Match? Part 4: Manchester United 1-4 Liverpool

Posted on by Ethan Armstrong

4.) Manchester United 1-4 Liverpool – 14 March 2009 Even after the mind-shattering come-from-behind win on 13 September (see Part 3), I couldn’t let myself feel too optimistic about the trip to Old Trafford. (Going into the biggest matches, I … Continue reading

What Makes A Classic Football Match? Part 3: Liverpool 2-1 Manchester United

Posted on by Ethan Armstrong

In Parts 1 & 2 I nominated Manchester City 2-3 Liverpool and Portsmouth 2-3 Liverpool for Classic Match consideration. These nominees come from a supporter’s perspective. I invite others to say what they deem a potential classic from their own … Continue reading

What Makes A Classic Football Match? Part 2

Posted on by Ethan Armstrong

Yesterday I covered the Perfect Drama Classic. Today, I’ll look at the You Were Right I Was Wrong Classic… 2.) Portsmouth v. Liverpool – 7 Feb 2009 I try to be the biggest proponent of Rafa Knows Best whenever I … Continue reading

What Makes A Classic Football Match? Part 1

Posted on by Ethan Armstrong

In Fever Pitch, Nick Hornby tells us what a match requires to be “really, truly memorable.” He wants as many of the following as possible (and I paraphrase): goals, bad refereeing decisions, a noisy Crowd, rain etc, opposition misses a penalty, opposition … Continue reading