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[Archived] Footballs Worst Tackles! Ouch!


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There's been phone ins and discussions on websites but I think people just remember high profile fouls that have received a lot of coverage. Obviously it's a gruesome topic but one people often talk about.

Three I remember at Rovers are Ball on Dunn (Burnley Rovers) and Keeley on Kennedy (Rovers v Portsmouth) and in the same game which Jimmy HIll on MOTD referred to as a disgrace and 'not a football match', the outrageous rabbit punch by Colin Randall.

There's an awful selection here (love the music);

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7nN1ztwY2Ik

but I think it misses out horror tackles pre-saturation-tv, Jim Beglins borken leg and the lad at Wednesday who had his broken by that loony skinhead (cant remember names so help required) circa 88-91?

Goikeoicea on Schuster and then Maradona and his 16 match ban for the Maradona one... Souness in some international...?

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Killer Keeley taking out Fucillio who played for Luton. That was an allt ime classic and the little fella was lucky not to break his neck never mind his leg and body !!

Definitely.

For those who don't remember it it was a home game at Ewood around 1976 on an absolutely bone hard white icy pitch which they probably wouldn't even contemplate playing on these days.

Keeley kicked Fuccillo about six feet up in the air, the poor chap went up over Keeley's shoulder and landed vertically on his head and neck.

Seriously lucky he wasn't killed.

To make the incident more infamous, it was one of our extremely rare appearances in those days on MOTD - cue much indignation from Jimmy Hill and Co.

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Worst away from Ewood:

Souness in the late 80's on some poor guy from Steaua Bucharest - stamped on his privates and kept his foot in there for good measure. Agony!

Vinnie Jones on Gary Stevens - he'd picked the ball up to take a throw in and Jones steamed in. Ended his career!

Dean Saunders on Peter Elliott - almost shattered his leg and ended his career

The Cameroon defender on Cannigia in the 90 world cup

Maradona on Zico (i think) in the 82 World Cup

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The Keeley block tackle on Bobby Davidson pretty well ended that player's career as a decent striker.

My favourite was that guy bouncing off Samba at the end of last season. Was it somebody nicknamed the beast at Arsenal?

Julio Baptista. I too enjoyed that.

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The worst i have seen is that little ****** Keane on Haaland, ended his career and Keane meant to do just that.

Don't think it did...that is a bit of a myth. Haaland said afterwards that he retired because of an injury on his other knee rather than the one that Keane tackled him on.

Horrible tackle though that is true enough.

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Harald Schumacher on Patrick Battiston from the 1982 World Cup must be the most famous unpunished tackle / assault.

It's about 1min20 into this clip: youtube video

I think Schumacher offered to pay the poor guy's dental bill.

I remember watching this live on TV

The restart is a goal kick!

The keeper should have been sent off and I think that France were the best team at that World Cup

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Don't think it did...that is a bit of a myth. Haaland said afterwards that he retired because of an injury on his other knee rather than the one that Keane tackled him on.

Horrible tackle though that is true enough.

It was a shame for Haaland. I remember him from our 5-1 win at the City Ground in '95(?). Forest had 10 puddings and this brilliant youngster on the wing.

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Lucas neil on jamie caragher

that was one of the worst

left him with a broken leg

high 2 footed

disgracefull

absolute bolluxx. you need to get your facts right. that tackle has been debated fully on here.

1. it was not two footed.

and in fact

2. it was the trailing foot that caught carragher. I've played plenty of football and believe me if you are going 'to do' an opponent you do not go for him with the leg thats tucked up under your body.

Carragher, the media and even Houllier gave up on apportioning blame once they had seen the slo motion.

i bet you even think that todd was at fault for van persie running into him at cardiff. :rolleyes:

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Strictly speaking not a tackle (I think), more of a accident, but Dave Busst colliding with the post at OT in 95 (?) was an awful one.

No post involved mate, his leg gave way underneath him and practically just snapped in half. Schmeichel was being sick at the side of the pitch because of it

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Killer Keeley taking out Fucillio who played for Luton. That was an allt ime classic and the little fella was lucky not to break his neck never mind his leg and body !!

That was the one I was thinking immediately I saw this thread. Don't think I have ever seen a player fly so high in the air from a tackle, this at the halfway line too. Had a good view of it, right in front of us in the Riverside.

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