Classic Programmes #6: The Anglo-American Cup, One Long Free Kick For Mankind

Hull City vs. Tampa Bay Rowdies, Anglo-American Cup, 1984

Hull City vs. Tampa Bay Rowdies, Anglo-American Cup, April 8th 1984

This week’s classic programme is. . . a classic. A match-up between Hull City and Tampa Bay Rowdies in an obscure 1984 tournament, the most far out part of the whole fixture was the forward to the programme by Hull City chairman Don Robinson, whose excitement has clearly gotten the better of him.

As transcribed by the brilliant footysphere, who has kindly let us borrow from his scans for this series, Robinson is ready for lift-off:

During the tour we will also be able to check on the exact spot from where we shall be leaving our ‘Lunar Fixture’ in the near future – of course I refer to the NASA Space Centre at Cape Canaveral and our intention to be one of the first two Teams to play on the moon. We have played Dynamo Kiev from one side of the Earth, we now play Tampa Bay Rowdies from the other – the only other way to now go is ‘UP’!! Incidentally the opposition for this Match has yet to be finalised but no matter who they are, it is sure to be ‘one short pass for Man – but a long free kick for mankind.’


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