“My Favourite Match”: A Cry For Help

23 By Ian  |   The Ball  |   August 24, 2011  |     7

I have been watching football for thirty-two years, now. It seems scarcely credible, but it is a fact nevertheless. Like most of you, I have seen hundreds – possibly thousands  – of matches, but there is one that sticks out in my mind as my favourite, and I know that you almost certainly have one too. So, here is the idea: a series of paeans to our favourite matches, written by all of us. They don’t have to have been the most exciting matches of all time  – in fact, they don’t necessarily have to have been exciting at all. All we’re looking for is a tribute to your favourite match, and your reasons for it being your match are entirely yours.

If you’re interested in contributing, leave us a comment in the comments below this post so that I can contact you, or alternatively drop us an email via the Contact page, which is at the top of the site, and we’ll make it happen. If someone else has already bagged your favourite match – this will have to be done on a first come, first served basis, obviously – we’ll let you know.  A word of warning, though: I’m reserving the 1984 European Championship Semi-Final between France and Portugal for myself.

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Ian began writing Twohundredpercent in May 2006. He lives in Brighton. He has also written for, amongst others, Pitch Invasion, FC Business Magazine, The Score, When Saturday Comes, Stand Against Modern Football and The Football Supporter. Ian was the first winner of the Socrates Award For Not Being Dead Yet at the 2010 NOPA awards for football bloggers.

  • August 24, 2011 at 6:52 pm

    Anluan Hennigan

    Hello Ian,

    I would happily do something on Czech Republic 3-2 Holland from Euro 2004 if you want.

  • August 24, 2011 at 7:04 pm


    Cheers, Anluan, presuming that the email address that you used when you posted this message is correct, I’ll drop you an email shortly.

  • August 24, 2011 at 7:58 pm

    George Ogier

    Hi mate,

    I’d love to have a stab at Spurs 5-1 Arsenal from the Carling Cup a few years ago, please.

  • August 24, 2011 at 8:17 pm


    No worries, George. I’ll be sending out an email shortly (probably tomorrow) and will stick your name next to this match.

  • August 24, 2011 at 8:52 pm


    would love to do the 2005 Champions League final; Liverpool 3-3 AC Milan. Cheers.

  • August 24, 2011 at 8:54 pm


    Since everyone else is grabbing all the international glory, can I set the sights closer to home and go for the most memorable game I’ve ever seen; Chessington & Hook United 3 – AFC Wimbledon 5 during our unbeaten 2003-4 CCL campaign … ?

  • August 24, 2011 at 9:15 pm


    I’ll happily do you a piece on Wolves 3-2 Birmingham from 1996, if you like.

  • August 24, 2011 at 11:44 pm


    Does it have to be a match you have seen in the flesh, or telly also?

  • August 24, 2011 at 11:46 pm


    It doesn’t even have to be a match that you have been at, if you don’t feel like it, Michael. The gloves, as it were, are off.

  • August 25, 2011 at 8:22 am


    Would love to do something on Plymouth Argyle v Burnley 2004.

  • August 25, 2011 at 8:55 am


    Wouldn’t mind having a crack at Newcastle 5 Man Utd 0 from 1996.

  • August 25, 2011 at 9:13 am

    Jake Miller

    I’d be interested in doing a piece on Ipswich v Sheffield United in the 2002/03 season, if that’s ok.

  • August 25, 2011 at 9:20 am


    Spurs against Feyenoord 1983. Half a match really, but that first half was just sumptuous…I’ve drifted away now…

    Regards, Alan

  • August 25, 2011 at 10:39 am

    Jamie Parkins

    Happily pen some thoughts on the Denmark 6 Uruguay 1 game in ’86 WC

  • August 25, 2011 at 1:38 pm


    Notts County 0 Havant & Waterlooville 1 2007/08 FA Cup. Very happy to talk about my club’s first League scalp!

  • August 25, 2011 at 3:01 pm

    jon fuller

    I’d like to offer some musings on Ash United vs AFC Wimbledon in the 2002/03 CCL please.


  • August 25, 2011 at 6:02 pm


    I would be up for doing a Chilean “friendly” match I saw live between Colo-Colo and Universidad de Chile in Santiago, Chile in February 1999.

  • August 25, 2011 at 8:43 pm

    Nomadic U

    Wouldn’t mind talking about Sutton United 6 carshalton athletic 0 27/12/2003

  • August 25, 2011 at 10:41 pm


    Chester 6-0 Trafford for me. If you’ll have me!

  • August 26, 2011 at 10:53 am


    I would love to relive the Sufc 4-3 Forest play off second leg. Even if it’s just so I can dig out the Peschisolido clip of “oh my god, oh my god” cheers

  • August 26, 2011 at 11:25 pm


    I will happily cover 2004 Polish Cup final Lech – Legia 2:0 if you feel like putting something exotic up on the blog!

  • August 27, 2011 at 9:08 am

    Neil C

    I’ll go for Southampton 6 Man U 3

  • August 30, 2011 at 9:29 pm

    Andrew Harding

    I would happily write on the FA Cup Fourth Round match between Chelsea – Liverpool back on 26 January 1997.

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