By Chris Wright
Appearing on the fondly-remembered ‘Bad Influence’ youth-centric video games show at some point around about 1993, here’s Leeds United superstars Tony Dorigo, Jon Newsome and Brian Deane (draped in suitably sumptuous club track-suits) giving mid-1990s children’s television behemoth Andy Crane a helping hand during a segment on the new raft of football games to have hit the consoles at the time.
Skip to the 14:45 mark for the start of the segment, which culminates in a huge, blow-off 2v2 FIFA International Soccer battle between Dorigo /Newsome and Crane/Deane.
The tension is unreal(ish)…
Violet Berlin *sigh*
My word, how Pies had a pre-pubescent crush on her!
For example, here’s Andy Cole taking on Andy Crane while Lee Clark grapples with Actua Soccer on the PC.
Check the aforementioned pair’s Twitter timelines for shed loads more of the same.
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Also, if this kind of thing floats your boat, then we heartily suggest you give a3HeadedMonkey’s vintage gaming Youtube archive a shufty.
It’s a treasure trove of old GamesMaster series (hosted by Dominik Diamond with the late, great Sir Patrick Moore in the title role!) with a cornucopia of mid-1990’s football superstars invited on as special guests.
Think Dean Holdsworth, Kasey Keller, Andy Townsend, John Fashanu, Ian Wright, Tony Daley, Les Ferdinand and Vinnie Jones and you’re well on your way!