What wonderful memories I have of that day. I went to Notts County with my Dad, who sadly died shortly before our promotion to the Premier League. He had been at the Burnden Park Disaster as an 18 year old and as soon as we walked into the Stand behind the goal, he turned to me and told me that we weren't staying there! We watched from the Paddock directly behind the dug-outs and I remember one of the coaching staff shouting to the players that they only had 6 minutes (or someting like that) to score if they wanted promotion After the game we went to meet some friends at the Post House Hotel in Nottinghem. We hadn't seen them for years but they had travelled up from Colchester for the game. We had been there about an hour when the entire Stoke Team came in! They were fantastic and i got a few autographs on my programme, although I have no idea where it is now. I probably threw it away or just didn't take care of it - you don't appreciate as a young lad how rare days like that are going to be in your life! I probably thought that every week would be like that the follwing season! A marvellous day.
What a fantastic day any stories from Blythe bridge please get in touch, I was 14/15 great times I moved to Poole in Dorset over 30yrs ago and travel to stoke home and away as much as I can. Up the potters stoke mad. Stokea 127