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The R.I.P. Thread

Deutsch Wolf

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Worthington is before my time (not Kenny's though) but Le Tissier didn't play because he wasn't as good as either Beardsley or Sheringham.
 

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There's a misty eyed view of the 70's with mavericks like Currie, Bowles, Worthington etc. We didn't qualify for 2 World Cups during that period though.
 

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Unique maybe. Couldn't go with that assessment though.

Ian Wright was more hardly done by in the 90s.
 

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Worthington & some of the other names mentioned didn't get the caps their skill deserved & can understand that as they weren't consistent, but did have they abilty to get you to your feet and wonder how the feck did you do that!

Depends whether you want football to just be an analytical game which you can discuss for hours after or whether you want some random real entertainment & excitement occasionally.
 

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There's a misty eyed view of the 70's with mavericks like Currie, Bowles, Worthington etc. We didn't qualify for 2 World Cups during that period though.
They generally only played a handful of times for England - Worthington = 8, Bowles = 5, Currie = 17 plus you could add Rodney Marsh = 9 and Alan Hudson = 2 - hardly regulars.

England has the best teams in Europe in the 70s and the early 80s - but it never translated into a national team that reflected the status of club football, although there was the disastrous period of Don Revie being England's manager from 74-77.

Oh and by the way I loved all those players (even though they didn't play for Wolves) . . . and so very sad to hear the passing of Frank Worthington.
 
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They generally only played a handful of times for England - Worthington = 8, Bowles = 5, Currie = 17 plus you could add Rodney Marsh = 9 and Alan Hudson = 2 - hardly regulars.

England has the best teams in Europe in the 70s and the early 80s - but it never translated into a national team that reflected the status of club football, although there was the disastrous period of Don Revie being England's manager from 74-77.

Oh and by the way I loved all those players (even though they didn't play for Wolves) . . . and so very sad to hear the passing of Frank Worthington.
paul mariner in comparison ended up with 35 caps.
worth saying also that for the '78 world cup it was either us or Italy not going, and we lost the group on goal difference. italy of course went on to beat argentina in the group (Bettega!) before the argies won the tournament. it was hugely disappointing, but it's not like we got knocked out by Iceland. we only won 2-0 away v luxembourg - mariner scored apparently.

we often seemed to lack creativity in the team - a reason we loved gazza so much. but maybe we just didn't give creative players enough of a chance.