Our Top 10 Horror Tackles got a big, big response, so here’s another 10 (not all of them are football tackles, cause YouTube doesn’t have much in the way of action from the 1970sâ€¦
10 Daniele De Rossi on Brian McBride Short, sharp elbow to the temple. To his great credit, McBride, a true tough nut, played on.
10 More Horror Tackles (with video, natch) continuedâ€¦
9 Julien Rodriguez on Edson May have been accidental, but still painful.
7 Roy Keane on Neil Poynton As his mullet shows, Poynton was a real man – he just got up and carried on, like an old-school pro.
6 Denis Irwin on David Busst Irwin was in no way to blame for this awful incident, which I hesitate to call a tackle. It’ s one of the worst injuries in football history, if not the worst – this doesn’t show it from a great angle, which is just as well, cause it’s truly horrific. Peter Schmeichel’s reaction says it all.
5 Henrik Larsson on himself Not for the squeamish.
Ok, and now, for all the football-haters who think the beautiful game is played by pussies, here are a few horror tackles/hits from other sports (also cause I couldn’t find any more decent football videos â€“ I wish I could post some 70s tackles from the likes of Tommy Smith, Norman Hunter or Ron Harris, but they’re hard to track downâ€¦
4 Rugby league tackles Rugby league players are generally harder than your average footballer, I admit that.
3 Ice hockey hits Those hockey players sure do wear a lot of padding, but I’ll admit that they know how to take a good hit.
2 Aussie Rules tackles AFL players know how to take a shot tooâ€¦