15 Years Ago Today, Scunthorpe And Brentford 'Invented Tiki-Taka' With Incredible Tackle Exchange
The two sides met in League One back in 2005 and it looked to be an ordinary, run-of-the-mill game with Brentford comfortably 3-1 up.
But that all changed just over ten minutes from time when both sides started diving into challenges like their lives depended on it.
Referee Phil Joslin easily could've booked any player for their lunges, but Scunthorpe's Joe Goodwin was the fall guy.
15 years ago today since tiki-taka football was invented between Scunthorpe and Brentford
Never forget pic.twitter.com/exVAoiTocv
- Kristian Reed (@kristianreed) November 26, 2020
Every tackle while firm, was deemed to have been ball first by the referee but Goodwin's two-footer crossed the line.
He received a second booking and his marching orders - but bizarrely won Man of the Match from club sponsors as well as fans after scoring in the first half.
Talk about a bizarre debut for your new team.
Fans on Twitter have reacted to the clip and they think any one of those tackles could've been a sending off in the modern era.
The fine line between 'letting the game flow' and 'dereliction of duty' is tough to straddle...
- Steven Wyeth (@stevenwyeth) November 26, 2020
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These challenges :joy::joy::joy: shit is like mortal kombat theme music. https://t.co/EtTrd5ug7L
- VictoRants (@FullYorubaName) November 26, 2020
How does it take the ref til that very last challenge to see a foul :joy::joy::joy: https://t.co/5sArORqZvH
- Rob (@McCuskerTweets) November 26, 2020
That is better than anything any Pep team has ever produced https://t.co/ERPwgrAoCF
- Cameron Ilderton (@cameronilderton) November 26, 2020
@GingeWire88 @Hill__Aaron imagine VAR getting hold of this one :joy:
- Steve Sheardown (@SSheardown17) November 26, 2020
They don't make tackles like this anymore.
Recently, Calcio Catania manager Giuseppe Raffaele received a four-match ban for tackling an opposition player during the club's Serie C clash against Vibonese.
A Vibonese player managed to win the ball with an impressive slide-tackle on the touchline but before he could create an attacking opportunity, Raffaele stepped in.
He took a step forward, dangled out his right foot and stole the ball in a moment of madness.
To the surprise of nobody, the referee brandished a straight red card.
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