Jelang Chelsea vs Spurs - Kilas Balik Tottenham Menang di Stamford Bridge 26 Tahun Lalu

Stamford Bridge Too Far - How the World has Changed since Tottenham Last Won at Chelsea

Editor : Ismail Gani
Translator : Novita Cahyadi


Jelang Chelsea vs Spurs - Kilas Balik Tottenham Menang di Stamford Bridge 26 Tahun LaluKiri ke kanan: Gary Lineker rayakan kemenangan Spurs, Nelson Mandela bebas, bir dingin masih murah, mendiang PM Inggris Margareth Thatcher dan penyanyi Sinead O`Connor (Foto2: The Sun)

TOTTENHAM akan menjalani laga tandang ke Stamford Bridge, Sabtu, mencoba untuk menemukan kemenangan pertama di selama 26 tahun terakhir.

Tidak sejak 12 Februari 1990 ketika Spurs mencicipi sukses di kandang lawan terbesar mereka - dan hanya empat pemain mereka yang telah lahir saat kemenangan itu terjadi.

Mereka hampir memenangkan peluang tersebut musim lalu, tapi terpaksa harus menyerah dan sempat memimpin dua gol untuk secara resmi menyerahkan mahkota bagi Leicester mencetak sejarah menjadi juara Liga Premier.

Dunia ini hampir tak bisa dikenali ketika orang-orang seperti Paul Gascoigne dan Gary Lineker menang di Stamford Bridge.

Dunia adalah tempat yang sangat berbeda ketika waktu diputar kembali ke Februari 1990.

Jauh dari sepak bola, lagu klasik karya Sinead O'Connor, Nothing Compares 2 U menduduki puncak tangga lagu Inggris.

Margaret Thatcher masih menjabat Perdana Menteri Inggris dan George Bush Snr. adalah Presiden AS.

Perdana Menteri Pakistan, Benazir Bhutto, menjadi kepala pemerintahan modern pertama yang melahirkan saat masih menjabat presiden.

Namun berita besar di seluruh dunia adalah bebasnya Nelson Mandela hanya sehari sebelum kemenangan Tottenham di Stamford Bridge.

Jerman secara resmi bersatu pada 1990 setelah Tembok Berlin runtuh pada 1989.

Pejuang kemerdekaan itu dipenjara selama hampir 30 tahun dan menghabiskan sebagian besar waktunya di penjara terkenal Pulau Robben di Cape Town.

Sementara reunifikasi Jerman terjadi sehari setelah laga bersejarah tersebut, menyusul runtuh Tembok Berlin setahun sebelumnya.

Dalam cabang olahraga lainnya, juara dunia kelas berat, Mike Tyson, dibuat gusar oleh tindakan calon lawannya satu malam sebelum duel menghadapi Buster Douglas dan Ivan Lendl mencapai peringkat pertama dunia tenis putra, dan Steffi Graf petenis wanita terbaik sejagat.

Dan server web pertama diciptakan, yang menjadi pondasi utama layanan internet, yang berarti tidak ada penggemar Spurs yang pernah membaca laporan pertandingan tentang kemenangan di Stamford Bridge via online.

Film Driving Miss Daisy meraih predikat Film Terbaik dari Oscar hanya sebulan kemudian dan film animasi The Simpsons pertama kali muncul di TV.

Dalam berita yang lebih kecil, McDonald dibuka pertama kalinya di Rusia.

Eropa Barat masih belum pulih dari tragedi tragis Badai Hebat (Burns' Day Storm) yang mengakibatkan 97 orang.
Liverpool sedang dalam perjalanan untuk memperpanjang dominasi sepakbola Inggris sejak dekade 1970-an dan 1980-an dengan meraih gelar liga pertama pada 1990.

The Reds pulih dari kekalahan dramatis kejuaraan Divisi Pertama dengan tendangan terakhir musim melawan Arsenal dalam kampanye sebelumnya untuk meraih rekor 18 kali juara - tapi mereka kemudian sulit menang lagi.

Sementara itu, Alex Ferguson - yang belum mendapat gelar kebangsawanan hingga sembilan tahun kemudian - masih memburu gelar juara pertamanya.

Hanya lebih dari sebulan sebelumnya, Mark Robins memimpin kemenangan Nottingham Forest di Piala FA dan dilaporkan berhasil menyelamatkan pekerjaan pelatih asal Skotlandia,

Ryan Giggs akan membuat debut profesional 13 bulan kemudian.

Arsenal adalah tim Inggris kedua yang paling sukses dengan sepuluh gelar liga, sementara Everton yang berikutnya dengan sembilan dan Manchester United dan Aston Villa masing-masing tujuh gelar. Chelsea hanya meraih satu gelar.

Sementara itu, raksasa AC Milan menjadi juara Eropa, setelah menampilkan permainan kelas dunia di Nou Camp.

Ruud Gullit dan Marco van Basten - yang meraih Ballon d'Or - mencetak gol masing-masing di Piala Eropa final menang 4-0 atas Steaua Bucharest dalam pertandingan yang sering disebut sebagai salah satu pertandingan terbesar sepanjang masa.

Sementara Diego Maradona - yang tiga tahun sebelumnya memimpin Argentina meraih trofi juara Piala Dunia - kembali menjadi bintang bagi Napoli memenangkan Piala UEFA seperti dilansir The Sun.

TOTTENHAM travel to Stamford Bridge on Saturday, trying to find a first victory on King’s Road for 26 YEARS.

Not since February 12, 1990 have Spurs tasted success at the home of one of their great rivals — and only four of their current players were even born.

They came close to it last season, but famously capitulated and blew a two-goal lead to officially hand Leicester their historic Premier League title.

The world is almost unrecognisable to when likes of Paul Gascoigne and Gary Lineker won at Stamford Bridge.

The world was a very different place back in February 1990.

Away from football, Sinead O’Connor’s classic Nothing Compares 2 U was No.1 in the UK charts.

Margaret Thatcher was still British Prime Minister and George Bush Snr. was the US President.

Pakistani Prime Minister, Benazir Bhutto, became the first modern head of government to give birth while in office.

But the big news around the world was the release of Nelson Mandela just a day before Tottenham’s victory at Stamford Bridge.

Germany was officially unified in 1990 after collapse of Berlin Wall in 1989

The freedom fighter had been locked for nearly 30 years and spent most of his time in Cape Town’s notorious Robben Island prison.

While the reunification of Germany took place a day after the clash, following the collapsing of the Berlin Wall a year earlier.

In other sports, World Heavyweight champions, Mike Tyson, suffered one of boxing’s great upsets the night before the clash against Buster Douglas and Ivan Lendl was the No.1 ranked men’s tennis player, with Steffi Graf the greatest woman in the world.

And the first web server was invented, which laid the foundation for the internet, meaning no Spurs fan has ever read a match report about a victory at the Bridge online.

Driving Miss Daisy would win Best Picture at the Oscars just a month later and The Simpsons first appeared on TV.

In more minor news, Russia opened its first-ever McDonald’s.

Northwest Europe was still recovering from the tragic Burns’ Day Storm, which had caused the death of 97 people.

Spurs fans would have enjoyed the occasion while knocking back pints of beer, which would have knocked them back about £1.09, with 20 cigarettes would set you back £1.65.

A pint of milk was just 30p and it cost just 40.2p for a litre of petrol with a brand new Range Rover Vogue costing a little under £29,000.

Liverpool were en route to extend their 1970s and 1980s dominance of English football by claiming the first league title in 1990.

The Reds had recovered from dramatically losing the First Division championship with the final kick of the season against Arsenal in the previous campaign to make a record-extending 18 titles — but they wouldn’t win one again.

Meanwhile, Alex Ferguson — who would not be knighted for another nine years — was still searching for his first honour.

Just over a month earlier, Mark Robins’ winner at Nottingham Forest in the FA Cup was reported to have saved the Scot’s job.

Ryan Giggs would make his professional debut 13 months later.

Arsenal were the second-most successful English team with ten league titles, while Everton were next with nine and Manchester United and Aston Villa followed level on seven each. Chelsea had just one.

Meanwhile, the great AC Milan were champions of Europe after delivering a masterclass at the Nou Camp.

Ruud Gullit and Marco van Basten — who was the reigning Ballon d’Or winner — scored a brace apiece in the 4-0 European Cup final win over Steaua Bucharest in what is often considered one of the greatest performances of all-time.

While Diego Maradona — who three years earlier had led Argentina to World Cup victory — was again the star as unfancied Napoli won the Uefa Cup.