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Jan 5, 2015

FA Cup final 1996 – Liverpool FC’s Cream Suits

Watching tonight’s FA Cup 4th round fixture between AFC Wimbledon v Liverpool for which Liverpool won 2-1 thanks to two Steven Gerrard goals. I was trawling around the BBC Website for match reports even though I watched the match and already knew that there were no surprises that Steven Gerrard was awarded man of the match.

Steven Gerrard, an absolute legend of a footballer who recently announced he’s leaving Liverpool at end of 2014-15 season for pastures new said to be MLS in the US which is yet to be confirmed. Seems like yesterday when Gerrard made his debut as a youngster coming on as a substitute back in 1998.

I stumbled on the BBC website this report about the Armani cream suits the Liverpool players wore to the 1996 FA Cup fixture.

The 1996 FA cup final I remember watching in a pub in Oxford with housemates and their friends which resulted in a lot of beer being drunk that day lol. This very dire match was settled by an Eric Cantana goal in the 85th minute to give Manchester United a 1-0 victory. As a Liverpool fan that was a depressing result which went along with a depressing match and Liverpool had to wear a change strip for the fixture which was green & white which definitely didn’t help matters – yuk!

The press afterwards paid more attention to the fashion faux pax by the Liverpool players where they were nicknamed “The Spice Boys” than the actual match.

Here is the BBC report where the cream suits went down as one of the FA Cup’s 50 Greatest Moments. See it here and watch the video on the BBC website –

It’s funny now looking back but definitely not on that weekend back in the golden era of 1996:)

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Feb 14, 2011

1990s Rugby World Cups – 1991, 1995 & 1999


The 2nd tournament jointly hosted in England, Scotland, Ireland, Wales & France.

The final was played at Twickenham won by Australia defeating England on their home ground 12-6.

The 3rd/4th place play off final consisting of the losers of the semi final was won by New Zealand who defeated Scotland 13-6 in Cardiff.

1995 –

The 1995 tournament was hosted in South Africa.

South Africa defeating New Zealand 15-12 after extra time

3rd/4th play off was France v England with France winning 19-9 to take 3rd place.

1999 –

Hosted in Wales which was the first Rugby World Cup tournament to be hosted in the professional era.

The Millenium Stadium was newly built for this tournament which was to be the venue for the final.

The final was won by Australia who defeated France 35 – 12. Third place was won by South Africa who defeated New Zealand 22-18.

More information on the Rugby World Cup it’s history since it’s inaugaration in 1987 and the results of the tournaments after the 90s (2003 and 2007) can be found here –

The 2011 tournament is to be held in New Zealand from 9th September  to 23rd  October.

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Feb 21, 2010

’90s Sporting Events

Whatever your taste in Sport there were many great moments in Sport in the ’90s, what were your most memorable moments – Could this be Eric Cantona’s Kung Fu kick on a spectator when playing for Man United at Crsystal Palace early on in 1995?

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