Brian Glanville observes the most recent theory regarding the World Cup Goal most contentious goal.
That goal that boundlessly elusive 3rd England 1966 World Cup Finishing goal which twisted the tide.
Did Geoff Hurst’s effort snappy the line when hitting the foundation of the crossbar or not, Bahramov, the Azerbaijani linesman, supposed that it had and England although violent German disapprovals were ahead.
Should they have existed? Now new proof has been progressive after a particular inspection by former Liverpool protector Jamie Carragher acting as a Sky TV guru, who after wide use of present gadgetry promises us that the ball certainly went over. Adding that this was why Roger Hunt – old proof indeed – had supposed it hadn’t he would never have rolled away in triumph.
As one who composed the commentary for Goal the official World Cup picture and consumed much time investigative the goal on the official recording, I acknowledge I could not descry anything significant.
But I would add that in always arguing this goal and its consequences we are begging the query. Which doubtfully leftovers: should the free-kick from which the Germans got their slightly patchy late equalizer have ever remained given at all? Given it was though in contradiction of Jackie Charlton, then England’s center-half for an unproven foul on West Germany’s Siggi Held.
But there was continuously some intention to meditate that the foul was beside Charlton him-self so that the vital free-kick should not have remained beside him and England.
No hesitation the final arguments will be disallowed in Germany. But they confidently liked huge luck when winning the World Cup of 1954 in Berne in contradiction of the red hot favorites Hungary, when it befitted all too pure soon afterward that the German troupes had stood doped, somewhat which suited purer still when football restarted and nearly the entirety of the German squad fallen out with jaundice.
Nowadays, Germany would confidently have remained ineligible. Come to that and though we are on the matter. Should Ferenc Puskas’ late equalizer have been rejected for offside? Mervyn Griffiths, the Welsh linesman, was he who distressed his flag, Bill Ling, the English umpire, rejected the goal. It was at the most precise close judgment.