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Donkeys years ago

I went to watch United play Aston Villa, at Villa Park. It was very early in the season, maybe the first game, but it wasn't the kids debut.

Anyway I couldn't name the team, though it was still Bruce and Pally, or remember the score. But what I do remember is that we tore into them for ninety minutes. Now the Law Charlton team was great, but different. The later Fergie teams were more careful and structured.

It has always stayed with me because it wasn't a style I was used to, but it was great. We were all over them and ran them ragged, whenever we lost the ball it was picked up by one of our players, not gengenpress , different somehow.

How I would like to get back to that, but I don't know how to do it. It was great to watch. The start of Fergie dominance was the best to watch for me.

posted on 30/12/21

91/92 perhaps? First away game. 1-0 win with Kanchelskis beating Staunton the 'old fashioned way'.

posted on 30/12/21

Or a 2-1 win in 93/94 with Lee Sharpe scoring both?

posted on 30/12/21

Was it this game from August 1993?

https://youtu.be/iwoFkYfFPwU

Black Sharp Viewcam kit, the Sharpey Shuffle and Paul Ince bossing things in midfield

posted on 30/12/21

We win so often in the PL and the FA cup at Villa Park it gets hard to single out specific games over the Fergie years

posted on 30/12/21

comment by BruceAndPally (U8201)
posted 52 minutes ago
Was it this game from August 1993?

https://youtu.be/iwoFkYfFPwU

Black Sharp Viewcam kit, the Sharpey Shuffle and Paul Ince bossing things in midfield


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That's the very one, thanks for that. It was a great game and we really deserved the win, despite Villa playing there part.
And Dalien Atkinson scoring for them, recently killed by a police man. A scandal.

posted on 30/12/21

comment by Diafol Coch 77 (U2462)
posted 1 hour, 1 minute ago
91/92 perhaps? First away game. 1-0 win with Kanchelskis beating Staunton the 'old fashioned way'.
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I was there for that too. I loved Kanchelski

posted on 30/12/21

comment by manusince52 (U9692)
posted 1 minute ago
comment by BruceAndPally (U8201)
posted 52 minutes ago
Was it this game from August 1993?

https://youtu.be/iwoFkYfFPwU

Black Sharp Viewcam kit, the Sharpey Shuffle and Paul Ince bossing things in midfield


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That's the very one, thanks for that. It was a great game and we really deserved the win, despite Villa playing there part.
And Dalien Atkinson scoring for them, recently killed by a police man. A scandal.
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their part

posted on 30/12/21

comment by manusince52 (U9692)
posted 27 minutes ago
comment by Diafol Coch 77 (U2462)
posted 1 hour, 1 minute ago
91/92 perhaps? First away game. 1-0 win with Kanchelskis beating Staunton the 'old fashioned way'.
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I was there for that too. I loved Kanchelski
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His directness was great. Could do with some of that now!

posted on 30/12/21

The expression Donkeys Years takes me back to the days of taking my children to the beach at the St. Anne's end of Blackpool. At that time the council had started to invoke regulations in regard to the welfare of the animals so I was OK with them taking a ride. My young son, 10 years old, had become imbued with my own love of nature and was still concerned about their welfare as the donkeys always have that sad Eeaw countenance. He asked me how long they live when doing the rides. Obvious reply was "Oh, donkeys' years son, donkeys' years" to which he replied "Dad, You are supposed to teach me things not have a laugh." So next I asked him "Do you know what the donkeys get for lunch?". " Half an hour, same as I get at work". He looked at me angrily for a second and then burst out laughing. Lovely memory.

posted on 30/12/21

Law, Best and Charlton - triumvirate - best header of a ball, most skilful player ever, and if Bobby caught a shot right then there is only one of the Hibberts that could possibly have hit it harder. The only header of a ball that came close to Denis was Malcolm MacDonald. Messi is good but not better than George Best, Lucky to have lived in a golden age. Biased, no not me!

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