One of my aims for this blog is to have more participation from readers, I have therefore started, on a trial basis, a discussion topic section.
Each time, I will present two discussion topics and hopefully have other readers input and ideas on the subject.
Sérgio Bernardino ‘Serginho Chualapa’ of São Paulo Futebol Clube has always been presented as the scapegoat for Brazil not winning the 1982 World Cup.
Despite scoring two goals in the World Cup, historically, he has been perceived to be the weak link in that fine squad.
For all (specially Brazilian readers out there), what are your theories as to why?
Photo from: Onze-Mondial, December 1989(Serginho and Daniel Passarella, July 2, 1982, World Cup, Brazil 3-Argentina 1)
It has long been suggested that had Mark Robins not scored for Manchester United, in the FA Cup vs. Nottingham Forest in January 1990, Alex Ferguson would have been fired.
While that may be true for the moment, in retrospect, I believe the 1991 Cup Winners Cup victory vs. Barcelona seems more critical.
Without this victory he may still have been fired in the then near future.
This triumph was the catalyst for Manchester United making a push for the League Title in the following seasons.
What are your theories as to why?
Photo from: Onze-Mondial, June 1991(Mark Hughes and Ronald Koeman, May 15, 1991, Cup Winners Cup, Manchester United 2-Barcelona 1)