At Upton Park behind the goal for Gordons penalty save and getting chased back to the tube station after.
What a night standing on the Stretford End at the second replay when we almost filled Old Trafford.
Queueing up overnight three times that season on the car park behind the Boothen in the depths of winter.
Got an extra ticket by saving the vouchers in the programmes all season.
Final tickets for 60p!!!
Bought a bottle of Champers after the final and had to run back to catch the train. Opened the bubbly on the train and every drop hit the roof. ???
That night at Old Trafford. It didn't half rain. Got home at goodness knows what time and soaking wet. Did I mind, not one bit - what a feeling!! ;D
Spot on M4. It was pissing down. I remember we came out of the Stretford End after the game and a Stokie was kneeling down washing his hair in a huge puddle.......and some think we are mad nowadays. ;D
Post by granthampotter on Oct 7, 2009 19:03:49 GMT
i remember my best game was notts county away i remember as a 16 yr old going with my dad from grantham , we stood in that open end jam packed wi stokies never seen such a large away following since then of stokies, and course richardsons goal 2 mins from time wow .
Like many others on here I took the train with my Dad and can remember it like it was yesterday.
Unfortunately like Northants Stokie, and others, I was also at the the first Semi at Hillsborough and to this day I still get upstet about it. The replay at Villa was worse, and just for good measure I thought I would also attend both semis the year after. Even now I still can't bring myself to think anything but animosity about Arsenal.
Like others have posted, at the time as a 14/15 year old I expected many years of glory to follow. How wrong could we be!!!
Looking back over the years. We had a real go at glory before and after the 2nd World War and again in the 70's. I really think the present set up is our 3rd real crack at glory. I know its harder now with the Big 4, but perhaps in one of the cups - who knows ;D
Was there alright! (-as a 10 year old). Thanks Stoke City for the memory. It made up for some of the disappointments around the time. (Hillsbro' nd Goodison especially). Went with my dad, brother and brother-in-law on coach. Sat on a crate going down M6/M1 (one of the many filled with Newcy Brown). Brother in Chelsea end (and lived to tell the tale). Also at Old Trafford for semi 2nd replay. In paddock under unfinished Cantilever Stand. Managed to stay reasonably dry unlike you poor lot who were in the uncovered Scoreboard End.
More great things around the corner for Stoke; of that I am confident.
Can't miss out on this thread. I got a ticket via a former Stoke player. Fantastic day. Lots of memories. What a match at Old Trafford! For such an argumentative board it's interesting as to what most of us agree upon. Hudson the finest player I've ever seen in a Stoke shirt-and Storey committed the most disgusting foul ever made against us.
Went to every game that season home and away. remember the crowds of fans waiting all night at the boothen end to get cup final tickets.what a great night that was, me and my mate got home sunday morning about ten thirty and about two hours later mick brnard called him and gave us sixty tickets with the exspress wish that they only went to genuine potters. we sold all the tickets plus a coach to wembly .did not make a penny profit because everyone was a stokie through and through and you don't do that nto uther stokie's.
Good lads Bernie, spiller5521 & Spiller5521's mate.
Post by Lakeland Potter on Dec 6, 2010 10:56:52 GMT
I was at Wembley in 1972. I lived and worked in Wolverhampton at the time (I was 26) and went down by train. Never actually thought we'd win it until it happened. Great days - but the club now is getting close to the buzz we had in the early 1970s.
My 1st memories of Stoke was watching the semi final on tv and although I didn't get to the final my mum and dad drove us up to somewhere near Barlaston to cheer the lads on their bus ride back.It was another 2 years before I went to my 1st match
I too was at Notts County,I made a big banner that said 'Stoke City are Magic' for the match and me and a mate went on the pitch waving it like mad at the final whistle and we had it hanging out of the car all the way back,peeping everyone we saw on the way....blah blah,blah blah blah,blah blah blah blah,CITY ! lol
I was there as a13year old.Went down on the coach with Hydronyl factory that was in Fenton(byJTF).Got Tommy Trinder and Harold Wilson`s autograph on my programme. Remember all the grown men crying at Wembley after we had won.I hope one day my young`un can share this and I will be the old man crying. Up early on the Sunday,sat on a window ledge on the Kings hall for hours waiting for the team to arrive waving my home made Stoke flag. I can still see the fans that managed to get on top of the tower of St.Peter`s church. It meant so much winning the league cup in those days,and was considered a major trophy. Happy Days
I couldn't afford a season ticket in '72, but went to most home games & a few away. Used to play for the school footy team on saturday morning, get chips & a pickled onion & then walk 5 miles with mates along the canal into Stoke.
We always got into the ground an hour before KO to get a place on one of 'the drops' in the Boothen, so we could see better.
I think we ended up queuing overnight, around the car park at the back of the Butler St Stand, 3 times for match tickets that year. There was a fantastic supporter community spirit.
60p to go to THE EMPIRE STADIUM, WEMBLEY to watch a game that still makes me shivver & proud whenever I think about it. Then I touched the cup when the team train stopped at Barlaston & the lads got onto the open top bus, to make their way into the Potteries.
Do you remember - I think the then League Cup had 3 handles?
It was just like a King's/Queen's coronation, only it was better - OUR LADS had won the cup.
Post by costkickaboagenawo on Mar 3, 2011 13:00:24 GMT
Yeah I was there.....in the bloody Chelski end!! Me Dad got tickets on 'the cheap' so instead of being with all the Stokies... me, dad, nan & grandad with other rellies were the lone red and white figures amongst all the blue! For a while anyway as I had me Stoke hat and flag whipped away from me by some irate Chelski fan as we went one-up! We were a little quiter when George got the winner! Still a great day, and the spectacle of seeing the Stoke end a mass of red and white still gets the hairs on my neck (none on me 'ead!) prickling!
I was there in '72 as a 16 year old, best feeling in the world winning at Wembley, semi final's V the arse were also epic,seem to remember big John Richie had a golden opportunity at Hillsborough to put us three up then it all went belly up!
I was there with my owd man and I was a 13 year old.Full of optimism that we would win and WIN we did. The Stoke team of the 70's were in my opinion the best team we have ever put out on the turf. That said I mean no disrespect to the boys who made us proud last Sunday. Speechless performance. Watched it in Spain on tv and scared my daughter half to death with my screaming! Shame we had such a poor ref against Arsenal in the semi's then when Charley George was at least 120 yards offside!
Who else was in the Boothen end against Man United when we had a massive attendance of 49,000 + and the United fans came in behind the Boothen enders in around mid 70's? Don't know the exact date but here fans were totally mental and were throwing bits of roof stuff down into the crowd. We were getting squashed big time from the surge of the United fans behind. Some plonker let them in at our end!
I don't remember that but can recall 45,000 against BIll Shankly's Liverpool on Easter monday to see us win 2-0. This was when Shankly patted Hudson on the back for one of the greatest performances he had ever seen.
Yeah, i was at the Man U game. It was a midweek game as i recall. The Stoke End was full; the Man U fans couldn't get in so they let them in the Boothen. There were still thousands outside te ground when the game kicked off.
The FAC (when it really did mean something) semis against Arsenal were great to be at but felt we were cheated at the time and almost 40 years later still do, I can do bitter and twisted.
Never made Wembley in 72 as a 12 year old we got 10 bob(50p) pocket money all in loose change so yer trousers fell down when you put it in yer pockets ;D My oldest brother was 17 and worked on Lotus shoe factory if I remeber right he took me Stoke every week god bless him hes no longer with us.