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15 Years Ago Today, Scunthorpe And Brentford 'Invented Tiki-Taka' With Incredible Tackle Exchange

15 Years Ago Today, Scunthorpe And Brentford 'Invented Tiki-Taka' With Incredible Tackle Exchange

On this day 15 years ago, Scunthorpe United and Brentford players took part in the hardest-hitting tackle sequence English football has ever seen.

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.

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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.

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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.


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Featured Image Credit: SUFCVault/Twitter

Topics: Football News, Football, Brentford, League One, Funny, Tackle, reactions

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Daniel is a freelance journalist for SPORTbible and he has previous experience with Manchester United. He has spoken to some of the biggest names in sport including Rio Ferdinand, Peter Crouch, WWE COO Triple H and WWE legend The Undertaker. May or may not do a decent impression of Jamie Carragher.