That 1980s Sports Blog
A blog about anything to do with sport in the 1980s.
Tuesday, 9 May 2023
Book review: Everybody Wants to Rule the World
Tuesday, 2 May 2023
1983 European Cup Winners' Cup final: Aberdeen v Real Madrid
Monday, 24 April 2023
1989: The David Elleray experiment
This is what referees really say to footballers during a game... 🗣️— Amazon Prime Video Sport (@primevideosport) April 18, 2023
A fascinating insight from Ligue 1! 👀🇫🇷 pic.twitter.com/jfBcyhSe0g
Tuesday, 4 April 2023
1983 US Masters: Seve Ballesteros
If the modern day Michael Fishes - or their American equivalents - are to be believed, then there seems a strong possibility that the 2023 US Masters may be hugely impacted by a depressing weather forecast. With thunderstorms and rain predicted to hit Augusta, Georgia, there have even been rumours circulating that the tournament may have to conclude on the Monday.
Hardly ideal for those of us who love settling down in front of the television for the traditional conclusion to the Masters on the Sunday evening in the UK. Whether first fears will be realised remain to be seen. But if play is extended to a fifth day then it will be the first time this has happened since 1983.
Thursday, 30 March 2023
Golden goals: John Hewitt (1983)
It seems some footballers are not content with just one golden goal in their career. Some get a little greedy, gorging on the glory, delighting at making their mark in history. In 1983, Aberdeen's John Hewitt achieved this and some, inflicting pain on two European giants and cementing his place in the Dons' Hall of Fame.
This piece could just as easily be about that winner on that rainy night in Gothenburg. But before Hewitt's header against Real Madrid came a goal on a memorable evening in the north east of Scotland that surely must rank as the most remarkable in the history of Aberdeen's Pittodrie stadium. You can't have one without the other.