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The one thing worse than watching Ronnie Radford score THAT goal

6 years ago

Ronnie Radford, a name to strike terror into the hearts of all Newcastle fans.

Many (most) of us weren’t even old enough in 1972 (or even born) to realise the magnitude of what unfolded on 5 February 1972.

On a ploughed field in Hereford, the greatest FA Cup shock ever (apparently!!!) took place.

Whilst other matches since have seen just as big an upset, or maybe even greater ones, that Hereford 2 Newcastle 1 third round replay has stayed the course.

The fact it was televised undoubtedly was key and the whole retro look of that day, sadly ticks a lot of boxes for neutrals.

The sea of mud, the fashions of the age and the army of kids who invaded the pitch…plus the dramatic first goal for Hereford which flew in off the boot of Ronnie Radford.

We are used to seeing the Ronnie Radford goal year after year when the third round comes into play.

This month though it has taken a step even further than being forced to watch the goal.

BT Sport have filmed Ronnie Radford, watching the goal being shown on a tablet he is holding and commentating on his moment in the spotlight, that has endured for 44 years…so far.

Ronnie Radford:

“Here we go, one nil down…out it comes, right what have we got…hit it!

“I’m on my way ha ha ha, yes, look at the kids, just look at them, the police as well, they are all jumping up and down ha ha ha.

“That is the magic of the FA Cup, that is the FA Cup.”

If you want to watch the Ronnie Radford BT Sport moment go here, or if you feel an urge, for some strange reason, to watch both Hereford goals and subsequent celebrations, watch them below.



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