I can’t remember who it was, but I read an interview with a football who said that he never watches his goals on TV as his memory of scoring the goal becomes eroded and replaced by the TV version. I know exactly what he means there.
When you think back to last year’s Europa League run, which parts can you remember from the grounds? Which from the TV images?
I haven’t seen the final on TV so that’s as I saw it, save for the goals, which are TV images.
I didn’t do away games so those are TV images.
The Juve game is almost all TV now. I can sort of remember the Trezeguet goal in person: the ground seemed somehow golden, caused no doubt by the early evening kickoff and the Juve away kits. But while I remember the euphoria and slowness (time stood still) of Dempsey’s chip, the act itself is more or less a TV image.
Roma at home I haven’t seen on TV, so that’s all in my mind.
The Wolfsburg game I can’t remember very well.
The Hamburg game I do remember, but I didn’t enjoy that. I remember not enjoying it, but not what happened on the pitch. I do remember not standing up when people said “Stand up if you still believe” because I didn’t believe.
Does any of this apply to anyone else? Do you see football as you saw it at the ground, or as you saw it on TV? I would rather remember Clint’s chip as it happened at the ground, but to preserve that particular memory you’d have to avoid all TV coverage of it. And who could do that?