Monday, December 27, 2010

English Leagues the 70s: The Manchester Derby City United First Division 1971 1972

Maine Road
6 November 1971

Manchester derbies in the 1970s were frequently bad tempered. In the December 1970 derby, a tackle by George Best broke the leg of Glyn Pardoe; the severity of the injury almost resulted in the City defender losing his leg. The following season, an entertaining 3–3 draw saw Francis Lee accuse George Best  of diving and emphasised the point to the referee by throwing himself theatrically to the floor. The first derby of the 1973–74 season saw Mike Doyle and Lou Macari each receive a red card  in a dour contest which finished 0–0. Both players refused to leave the pitch, leading the referee to take both teams back to the dressing room until the two players accepted their dismissals...

Resume 35mnts
Codec H264, Mkv
Adapted 16:9e


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