Hereford feat 1972, when football was still romanticism
Today, football is giving away moments and epic feats, where not always the richest, powerful or handsome always win. Unfortunately, because of marketing, greed and economic issues, these things happen less and less. Formerly, football had most romantic moments, still true that phrase that measures human melancholy : “any time passed was better”. And the story that we have today and could not miss hanged for football is the best example of this.
Let the reader in a position, we go to 1972, England, a party of the legendary and even romantic English FA Cup. The draw might hold one Newcastle United against Hereford. We're going to give you an idea, It was like a Real Madrid match against a team of people of regional preference. And is that the Hereford, It was a team of amateurs who played football for the essence of the same, but not life earned with the ball and just playing for the fun of it. Newcastle face a, full of professional and international. the tie, they played a single match at St James Park, the fief of Newcastle, so the outcome was foreseen clear and no one had any hope in the modest Hereford.
El Newcastle, He is thinking about winning the match with cap, He fielded a team full of alternate thinking it was all done, and they did not know how they were wrong. The first leg ended tied at two goals, so you must play another game playoff in the field of Hereford. Hereford field, It was the typical English stadium of the time. Small, with only capacity 4000 viewers, fact that made many go up to trees behind the field to watch the game as they say in these parts : “The pin”.
The lawn had four inches of mud and local fans, They were eager to see the idols that only having forced the playoff game, They had already achieved a feat. To encourage more if possible the ” roost”, Malcolm McDonald, star of “magpies”, He went on to say that the replay was going to score ten goals in Hereford, in order to beat the record for top scorer in one match. Man with surname hamburgueseria not know how much was going to regret his words. Newcastle faced the second leg with all its headlines.
The match, Epic and fought on the muddy grass of the tiny stage of Hereford, would yield a capital surprise. The match, he went scoreless until the minute 80, McDonald, the man who was a star of the time and that was to mark ten goals, managed to score the only goal for his team. Had ten minutes seemed that the match would end, that there was nothing to do. At that moment, Ricky George jumped on the quagmire that was the lawn of the stadium Hereford, something that later would become of vital importance. With the stars of Newcastle almost celebrating victory over a field that looked like a pasture for cows, the locals, all honor and claw, They were going to get tied the game with a goal from outside the area marked by Redford, and tying the match and forcing the extension. At that moment, McDonald, the phenomenon that would mark 10 pobrecitos goals to amateur players of Hereford, he was muddy up the pins that looked and discovered that talking on the pitch and not the press.
During the extension, Hereford players as if it were a movie, They ate the team of stars and galactic precursor, the man of the name hamburger. In min 108, Ricky George, the semi-balding blond player who had left the field just after the goal McDonald, I was going to score the goal that gave the victory to Hereford, bringing madness to all the people, to present at the stadium, they would jump on the pitch to celebrate with the players. At the end of the match, McDonald did not know where to hide the pins muddy and had to duck his head to discover that the heart and courage can more than cockiness, the millions and airs.
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