This one for me. Then after this 1938 cup final63/64 season.Dirty Leeds at home night game.The Black prince clatters Gary Sprake in the first 10 mins,absolutely frozen after that.We win,12yrs old on the north paddock wall 36000 on that night.Can still smell the the pipe tobacco.
The Wigan game is a great callSo many standout and i’m sure the memories are better when you are small......
3 of the best...
Rovers at home on a cold Tuesday night in the 70’s, won 4-1
Blackpool away , super Tony Ellis, won 3-2
Wigan away when we were promoted, won 1-0, Jacko
64 or 05?West Ham game. I’d go back to the night before and place a few laxatives in the West Ham hotel’s evening buffet!
05 for me every time.64 or 05?
Which would have been the greater victory?
Although before my time, I'll go with 64. We'd have been in the CWC the following season which, iirc, WHU won!
Agree 100%. Early start with the whole family kitted out in our PNE best, flags, and a feeling our time had come at last. Beaten them home and away, we were going up! Only to end with numb disbelief, eldest daughter heartbroken. Compounded as you say by THAT long, long journey home, with the WH cars and coaches adding to the gloom.05 for me every time.
If we'd gone up, no reason why we couldn't have become reasonably established. Chances of Cup finals might have come again as well.
Massive, massive missed opportunity. Much better team than West Ham that season but just didn't turn up on the day. Worst trip home ever.