You’re stranded on a desert island, what footballing memories would you take with you? I want you to pick a game, shirt, goal, player and piece of turf from a stadium to take with you to a desert island, oh and you’re allowed one luxury too.
Next up is Stuart Fuller from the excellent site The Ball is Round.
West Ham United 8 Newcastle United 1 from 1986. A mad evening that saw Alvin Martin score a hatrick against three different Newcastle keepers including Peter Beardsley.
Scunthorpe United away from mid 1990’s. A red shirt which someone had then either flicked blue, green and yellow paint at or someone had simply thrown up a meal of bananas and blueberries on. Add a big “Pleasure Island” logo on the front and you have a design classic. Oh and to complete the ensemble wear the matching shorts.
There can be few better than Marco van Basten’s volley from an impossible angle in the final of Euro 1988 in the Olympic Stadium in Munich against the Russians. Tony Cottee scored one similar for West Ham against Forest the following season as well….If I could take one of mine it would be the winner in the Kent League Divisional Final in 1988 for Milton & Denton when I scored with a flying header from the edge of the penalty area…and then landed in a cow pat.
Julian Dicks would be good company just to scare off any intruders whether human or animal although I will take ex-Glasgow Rangers (allegedly) Gordon Ramsay so he can do all the cooking for me whilst we write our own profanasaurus.
PIECE OF TURF:
The bit of grass from the Millennium stadium in Cardiff from the 2005 FA Cup Final where the ball landed to Gerrard in the last minute of normal time and he equalised for Liverpool.