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For Hampden Park read Ushaw Moor as officials return for one night only From The Northern Echo

For Hampden Park read Ushaw Moor as officials return for one night only10:54am Tuesday 24th November 2009THE venue, the occasion and the crowd could hardly have been more different. Thirty years later, only the linesmen remained the same.The first was Hampden Park on June 2 1979, Scotland v Argentina, attendance pushing 62,000. The second was last watery Wednesday on the all-weather pitch at Ushaw Moor, New College Durham v Rotherham College and not even a man and his dog.The Hampden match had also been the unforgettable afternoon that the 18-yearold Diego Maradona confirmed his unique ability to the world.“It’s not very often that you’re bamboozled by pace and control, and it’s very rare in an 18-year-old,” Alan Hansen – part of the Scottish line-up – once recalled.

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