Another of my most memerable matches was Tottenham vs Man City in the fa cup 4th round, im not a city fan but watch city's second half comeback with a man down was just something special.
AC Milan vs Liverpool
I was a neutral but this game really impressed me because of how the Liverpool players were playing with all their hearts. Getting cramps and tired as hell but fighting to the end to win it.
Nice and not so nice remarks - I have really thought hard about this topic and would like to mention a few things to allow you follow my process of thought.
just as there are variations to what makes a good goal, i.e. different factors which combines in various degrees of randomness to produce a beautiful expression for interpretation, there are also many different factors which if balanced, will lead to an entertaining match.
Something I think really needs to be grasped are great distinctions, which I beleive are
4. Memorable (very simlar to classic)
1. An Epic is a tense match that an be viewed by those who are involved in teh situation; the situation is relative (meaning it is what we need to be involved in to understand) as was the case with the game of Arsenal and Manchester UNited match of 1999. It is teh subjective take on a great match. It usually contains tense moments, some drama. but it's main characteristic is the competitiveness
2.Classic - a bit ironic, and anti-climatic, I beleive that these are more the matches which are over-emphasis due to what they meant to the preferred ideals of certain people, i.e. 'and smith must score...', however, these, due to some element of trying to appeal too vast, are really not what they are made out to be. An example, would be someone remembering the English victory of 1966 (not for the match becuase I haven't seen it) but because, it is a piece of history for them (as opposed to a historic moment in football for the game itself, as is the case with memorable game).
3. Great matches, extremely rere, are more to the side of being objective, and for this reason, though still conditional, can be viewed generally
4. Memorable games are those which I feel are really subjective and need to be explained well. They tend to be knitted into their time frames i.e. there may have been a great build up, a new sensation, a hype... or in a more neutral sense, they have specific moments which touch us forever i.e. Ronaldinho goal in Chelsea v Baraca game in (i think) 2005, or more specifically, Munich V Man U - who could have expected such a twist. They are sort of like the detective games, where their are many different aspects of evidence to bring together to see the real essence.
As you may deduce, this is a tier system, similar to the one proposed by 'shineon112001'[member of another forum linked to this site} - used for classifying players.
Now that that is 'in' the way, let us take that out and advance back onto our path
We must not allow ourselves to be taken off course from our natural game, No matter what, we must stick to our natural game
Hope that has settled a bit of confusion. See you soon