The 90s: The Decade That Connected Us - Netflix

Sat 22 June 2019

The '90s were a decade of highs and lows.

Bill Clinton swept into the United States Presidential office on the promise of change; viewers made new "Friends"; civil war rocked Rwanda; a notorious Colombian drug lord was taken down, and MTV's "The Real World" changed the television programming landscape.

It was a time when technology accelerated us into our digital future, and a time when billionaires were created faster than ever before.

With a star-studded cast of actors, eyewitnesses, politicians and celebrity interviewees, The 90s: The Decade That Connected Us tells the story of 10 years before boom turned into bust; 10 years when the Web was wide open; 10 years before global terror hit hard.

The 90s: The Decade That Connected Us - Netflix

Type: Documentary

Languages: English

Status: Ended

Runtime: 60 minutes

Premier: 2014-08-01

The 90s: The Decade That Connected Us - Premier League 10 Seasons Awards - Netflix

The Premier League 10 Seasons Awards were a set of English football awards which marked the first 10 years of competition in the Premier League, the top-level domestic league competition of professional football in England. The awards celebrated the first decade of the Premier League, which was formed in 1992 when the 20 clubs of the old First Division resigned en-masse from The Football League. Awards were presented in a number of categories for both teams and individuals, covering the period from the inaugural 1992–93 season which kicked off in August 1992, through to the 2001–02 season, which ended in May 2002. The awards were decided by the public through voting on the Premier League website and by a 10-man panel of footballing experts, drawn from representatives of the Premier League, League Managers Association, Professional Footballers' Association, as well as the football television and radio commentators and presenters and football journalists. Voting ran from December 2002 to February 2003, with the awards being announced throughout the month of April 2003. Nearly 750,000 votes were registered from 184 countries, in what the Premier League described as the “most widely subscribed fan awards ever held”. In the team categories, both a Domestic (British) and Overseas Team of the Decade was named, and from those two teams an Overall Team of the Decade was picked as: Peter Schmeichel, Gary Neville, Tony Adams, Marcel Desailly, Denis Irwin, David Beckham, Patrick Vieira, Paul Scholes, Ryan Giggs, Alan Shearer and Eric Cantona. The rest of the Domestic team were David Seaman, Steve Bruce, Stuart Pearce, Paul Ince and Michael Owen, while the rest of the Overseas team composed of Dan Petrescu, Jaap Stam, Fredrik Ljungberg, Roy Keane, Robert Pirès and Thierry Henry. Alan Shearer was named Domestic Player of the Decade and Overall Player of the Decade, and was also given the Outstanding Contribution to the FA Premier League Award, as well as being recognised with the Top Goalscorer Award for scoring the most goals in the decade, at 204 Premier League goals. Eric Cantona was named Overseas Player of the Decade. David Beckham was awarded Goal of the Decade for his 60-yard goal against Wimbledon in 1996, while Peter Schmeichel was awarded Save of the Decade for a reflex save of a John Barnes header in 1997. Manchester United manager Alex Ferguson was named Manager of the Decade, and was also being recognised for the Most Coaching Appearances for his 392 games in charge throughout the decade. The April 1996 4–3 defeat of Newcastle United by Liverpool at Anfield was named as Match of the Decade, while the Newcastle manager Kevin Keegan's infamous 'I would love it' rant just over three weeks later was named Quote of the Decade. Lucas Radebe was recipient of the Contribution to the Community award for his charitable efforts, Martin Tyler was named as Commentator of the Decade, while a photograph of a Michael Owen miss against Manchester United in 1999 was named Photograph of the Decade. Les Ferdinand was recognised as scorer of the 10,000th Premier League goal, David Seaman was credited as the goalkeeper with most clean sheets in the league (130), and Gary Speed was credited with the most league appearances (352).

The 90s: The Decade That Connected Us - Goal of the Decade - Netflix

The award for Goal of the Decade was given to Manchester United midfielder David Beckham, for his goal against Wimbledon at Selhurst Park on 17 August 1996, the opening day of the 1996–97 league season. After goals from Eric Cantona on 25 minutes and Denis Irwin on 58 minutes, Beckham's goal was the last of a 3–0 win for United in the last minute of normal time (90 minutes). Beckham's audacious 60-yard strike was made from 1 yard inside his own half (i.e. behind the half-way line) wide out on the right hand side of the pitch, and passed over the Wimbledon goalkeeper Neil Sullivan's head into the goal. Nine other goals from seven players were short-listed for the public vote for Goal of the Decade: Dalian Atkinson Wimbledon 2–3 Aston Villa, Saturday 3 October 1992 Matthew Le Tissier Southampton 2–1 Newcastle United, Sunday 24 October 1993 Matthew Le Tissier Blackburn Rovers 3–2 Southampton, Saturday 10 December 1994 Tony Yeboah Wimbledon 2–4 Leeds United, Saturday 23 September 1995 Eric Cantona Manchester United 5–0 Sunderland, Saturday 21 December 1996 Dennis Bergkamp Leicester City 3–3 Arsenal, Wednesday 27 August 1997 Paolo Di Canio West Ham United 2–1 Wimbledon, Sunday 26 March 2000 Thierry Henry Arsenal 1–0 Manchester United, Sunday 1 October 2000 Dennis Bergkamp Newcastle United 0–2 Arsenal, Saturday 2 March 2002 Beckham's goal won with 22% of the public vote, beating Bergkamp's goal against Newcastle into second place with 17%, and Le Tissier's strike for Southampton against Blackburn into third place with 11%. Commenting on the goal at the time, Manchester United's manager Alex Ferguson stated, “I've never seen it done, Everyone is scratching their heads in the dressing room to try and remember something similar. Pelé in 1970 is the only one.” Coincidentally, the goal was also Manchester United's 300th Premier League goal.

The 90s: The Decade That Connected Us - References - Netflix