"FA Classics" on FSC

Discussion in 'TV, Satellite & Radio' started by Tom T, Jul 13, 2005.

  1. Tom T

    Tom T New Member

    Feb 25, 2003
    Soccer Wasteland
    Monday at 8 eastern FSC showed what appeared to be the entire 1992 Community Shield match - Liverpool v. Leeds.

    Great stuff - a bit more appealing to me as, unlike a lot of stuff on ESPN Classic, I'd never seen it before - it wasn't really a rerun - for me anyway.
    I never saw Cantona before - not even a brief highlight. He had a hat trick.

    I haven't been paying attention much this summer. Is "FA Archives" a regular thing?
     
  2. BocaFan

    BocaFan Member+

    Aug 18, 2003
    Brooklyn, NY
    Not sure but that was the first one that I noticed. They are showing another one next Monday (1996 Charity Shield Classic - perhaps another chance to see Cantona).

    Watching that game made me realize how much better most EPL games are today (especially defensively). Granted a 1992 pre-season match might not be the best choice to draw general conclusions from.
     
  3. TarheelJTK

    TarheelJTK Member

    Dec 14, 2004
    Jersey City
    I just liked seeing that Graham Souness was still crap as a manager even back then. Only back then he looked like a 70's porn star with his moustache.
     
  4. servotron

    servotron New Member

    Mar 4, 2004
    St Paul, MN
    They need to show more of these instead of PAID PROGRAMMING 10 hours a day. I think I set one to record but Hell's Kitchen overruled it. :)
     
  5. sixer1

    sixer1 New Member

    Oct 25, 2000
    Philadelphia
    FSC will also show the 2001 Liverpool-Man Utd Charity Shield on 7/25 and the 2004 Arsenal-Man Utd Charity Shield on 8/1. All leading up to FSC's coverage of the Arsenal-Chelsea Charity Shield on 8/7.
     
  6. writered21

    writered21 Member+

    Jul 14, 2001
    Middle of the Road
    Club:
    DC United
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Leeds-Liverpool was a lot of fun to watch. Of everything in my tape library of games, I realized that this was the first match in my collection played at Wembley.

    The Leeds goalkeeper's jersey was something to behold, too. Yikes.
     
  7. servotron

    servotron New Member

    Mar 4, 2004
    St Paul, MN
    Goalkeeper uniforms (except the current St. Entienne keeper's Spider Man outfit complete with mask and his crazy polka-dot getup) have really been relatively classy for the last 3 or 4 years. I will say, the polka dot outfit was hilarious, and he played well with it!
     
  8. Tom T

    Tom T New Member

    Feb 25, 2003
    Soccer Wasteland

    Souness' mustache, Strachan's long hair, ...and own goal.........neat stuff
     
  9. GutBomb

    GutBomb Red Card

    Aug 28, 2003
    Outside Boston
    how about an [r] on this thread. i still haven't watched this yet

    ;)
     
  10. Evil Genius

    Evil Genius Member

    Jun 6, 2004
    Southern Minnesota
    Does anybody know if this is something FSC will be continuing this once the season starts for most of the European Leagues? I hope so, because these classic games are kinda nice. It'd be even better if they could expand it to include games from more countries.
     

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