It was a great season to follow The Potters,luckily i managed every game league and cup home and away.So many great moments to recall,big away followings,23 games unbeaten,Steino's bullet at Rotherham and Johnny Butler's Stanley Matthews run down the wing at Fail Park. My favorite moment though was Stigger's equaliser in the last minute at The Goldstone Ground to set a new club unbeaten run.
So many brilliant memories, too many to mention but if I have to choose it would be taking my sons to their first ever game and we drew 0-0 with Bolton. Ironically that was the first game on the start of our unbeaten 25 game run. At the time we were looking average after a couple of defeats. My sons then were 4 and 6.
Post by Assassin of Silence on Dec 27, 2010 12:18:55 GMT
Blackpool away. Going top and staying there. Piss wet through and singin in the rain. The fixture was played during the week where Blackpool shuts down after the lights before re opening for Christmas. Everywhere shut and boarded up, we wandered round a few back street boozers trying to find everyone (few mobiles them days ). Glanced down a side road to see two police horses standing outside a small doorway which was always a sign Stokies were around !! As we drew closer we could hear the chanting from within. Some downstairs bar rammed full of Stokies, brilliant atmosphere, great game and the start of it all for that season. Magic.
That was my first season as a Stokie. Went the Orient match at home and Steino got two right at the end. Remember one of them being a tap in following a sensational volley from Carl Beeston from miles out that came back off the bar to the Golden One. That was it for me, I was hooked from there on in.
Best ever time for me; that and start of following season. Better than today's plasic product and merc players who frankly don't give a flying compared to these lads; there was a great connection between the lads and the fans then. Now it's just a business!
Plus I loved the Macari, up & at 'em way. It's no secret I'm no fan of the boring, passing for passing's sake that we play now. Give me the classic, English way of playing any day of the week.
Of course, it wasn't long after that we had to endure the short but gruelling Jordan era. If folk didn't like Pulis football, then they wouldn't have enjoyed that either.
There was a 92/93 season review on VHS; Here's hoping that it comes to Youtube one day