July 4 1990 - where were you?

Discussion in 'World Cup 2018' started by belboid, Jul 10, 2018.

  1. belboid

    belboid TUC Off Your Knees

    That was the last time England were in a World Cup semifinal.

    As mentioned on another thread (The Thread That Shalt Not Be Named) I was somewhat ABEish in 1990. To the extent that on the night of the match, I was introducing a political meeting discussing the lessons of the Iranian revolution of 1979. Only two people walked out as extra time beckoned, so I think I did fairly well, considering.

    And you?
  2. twentythreedom

    twentythreedom Patterdale Terrorist R.I.P.

    At a rave in a field, off my nut. Living the dream :thumbs::cool:
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  3. Kaka Tim

    Kaka Tim Crush the Saboteurs!

    In my house in Clacton with my brother and a mate. When lineker equalized we all jumped up in unison and send the glass coffee table flying and we ended up jumping up and down on the shattered glass with my missus looking on in complete disbelief.
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  4. imposs1904

    imposs1904 Thread Killa'

    In the family house in Hemel Hempstead watching it with my Dad.

    (I'm expecting at 27 likes for that really interesting contribution to the thread.)
  5. imposs1904

    imposs1904 Thread Killa'

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  6. Dr. Furface

    Dr. Furface One small step for man

    I know I watched it in the Silver Cross pub on Whitehall with some guys from work (we worked nearby) but that's about all I remember.
  7. steveo87

    steveo87 Procrastinating for....a while

    I was three, so probably very nearly on the verge of pissing myself for no logical reason.
  8. spanglechick

    spanglechick High Empress of Dressing Up

    Umm. I think my sister wanted to watch the football (she was home from uni having picked up some odd ideas). And I was doing something in the living room, whereby I could only see the match from an odd angle. I think that was the match. It was the Gazza crying one.
  9. krtek a houby

    krtek a houby Share knowledge, don't weaponize it

    Haringey, North London. We were young, probably beered up and in the main, focussed on Ireland's efforts that tournament. The one thing that I do remember is the next day, for some reason, there were a lot of German cars around that had their symbols/hood ornaments missing.

    I imagine it was a Beastie Boys thing.
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  10. DotCommunist

    DotCommunist slowtime

    keystage 2.
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  11. dessiato

    dessiato Life is a lemon, and I want my money back

    In 1990 I wasn't interested in football. I have no idea where I was nor what I was doing. I wasn't married, although I'd met the woman who became my wife, I was teaching at the local university/college, I was happy.
  12. Rebelda

    Rebelda Nearly as bad as Badgers

    Me too :thumbs:
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  13. Plumdaff

    Plumdaff joy in people

    And Why Not? gig at Birmingham Irish Centre. It was the first time my mate and I had been allowed to get a train into Brum and go to something by ourselves. They showed the match before the gig which somewhat backfired when everyone was absolutely gutted.
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  14. souljacker

    souljacker innit

    Cartoons, a little pub in reading that was the centre of the rave scene at the time. They had a little TV at the end of the bar, next to the pot luck quiz machine. Everyone was gutted at the end so we all took some acid.
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  15. Geri

    Geri wasn't born to follow

    I was in the Bristol Tavern on Stokes Croft with a bunch of friends. After the game, we went clubbing and one of my friends got into a fight and we were thrown out.

    Good times.
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  16. smmudge

    smmudge Sissy that walk!

    Me three (hmm pun not intended :hmm:) :D
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  17. S☼I

    S☼I walk the water like a sun

    In a shared house that made the Young Ones look like the Fresh Prince's gaff. Can't remember the match, just the disappointment afterwards. A chair got totalled and everyone went to bed about seven hours early.
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  18. marty21

    marty21 One on one? You're crazy.

    I watched it with my parents in Bath , went down for the weekend . They weren't that bothered about England losing.
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  19. Pickman's model

    Pickman's model every man and every woman is a star

    I was in West Berlin and in no mood to watch the game having dropped a big fuck off bit of the Berlin Wall on my foot that morning. I spent the evening drinking in a bar just off the kurfestendamm and was invited to several parties to celebrate the result but declined
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  20. Pickman's model

    Pickman's model every man and every woman is a star

    The police were flying West German flags out their car windows, I wonder what would have happened if England had won
  21. MrSki

    MrSki Who am I to say you're wrong

    In a pub in Warren Street. Table & lots of pints went over then it went down hill.
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  22. ska invita

    ska invita back on the other side

    good nostalgic package this
  23. ska invita

    ska invita back on the other side

    That opening WGerman goal is one of the jammiest in history....
  24. butchersapron

    butchersapron blood on the walls

    Oddly enough, Bristol Tavern followed by joining the semi-violent angry idiots march around town trying to get it to kick off against the police, then to the same club as you - which was, i think, the twee indie Kandi Klub running that night then a drinking party in Cotham which turned very heavy very quickly. So a varied night.
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  25. Pickman's model

    Pickman's model every man and every woman is a star

    sounds like quite a decent night
  26. Spymaster

    Spymaster Cockney Wanker

    I lived in New York so the match was in the afternoon there and our wanker boss wouldn't let us out to watch it. I didn't see it live but I was made to attend the company's compulsory Independence Day party that night.
  27. krtek a houby

    krtek a houby Share knowledge, don't weaponize it

    Compulsory? The bastards
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  28. nuffsaid

    nuffsaid But this goes up to 11

    In a pub in a West London suburb. The previous games had been great to watch, I particularly remember Platt's winner against Belgium and it wasn't just the beer and glasses going in the air, I remember jumping up and down and realising the tables were doing the same.

    As for the semi, that was totally gutting, I never thought I'd ever see England get that far again and I was so disappointed it was the last game I saw in that tournament, I couldn't bear to watch the Germans win and the 3rd place play off was pointless.

    But here we are again....:)
  29. S☼I

    S☼I walk the water like a sun

    The Belgium match I watched in the boozer with just one mate, Chris Tuna - everyone else I knew stayed in. Was dreading penalties but Chris confidently announced "we're gonna score now" as he placed two fresh pints on the table. Needless to say David Platt owes us a pint each. Was weird, only me and him were going nuts whereas everyone else in the pub - admittedly a Goth and indie pub - were studiedly dismissive of the whole idea of football and didn't react.
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  30. not-bono-ever

    not-bono-ever Alles hat ein Ende nur eine Wurst hat zwei

    In a pub on the tail end of an impromptu dole funded afternoon session . Portable telly behind the bar next rack of peanut bags showing a half naked woman partially exposed. The beer may even have been the famed Newcastle bright - a lagered ale that refused to shift

    A mate began to cry. I was leathered.We moved onto another pub without a telly.

    A glorious evening
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