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erimus74 Posted on 14/01/2018 12:39
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This day, 14th January 1972, we were excited kids looking forward to our very 1st ever FAC match against 1st divison giants[^]
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coluka Posted on 14/01/2018 13:03

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Too right erimus74.

I remember my dad saying to me that we should have won at Maine Rd and we missed some good chances to do it first time round . He reckoned we could not match them for 2 games as they were in the top 2 (I think).

Roll the clock forward and we did match them in an even game as I recall. Then, half way through the second half up steps big John to cap a fantastic victory. My dad told me next day that Big Mal felt they were cheated out of the game by the linesman as he was offside.

Ah well all in all I was hooked due to the size of our achievement, and became Boro daft. I got into trouble at school too for taking the Mick out of a lad at school who had a Man City holdall. I got 15 minutes detention and missed the school bus and had to walk two and a half miles home. It was worth it mind [:D]
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erimus74 Posted on 14/01/2018 13:11

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Nice one [^]

We were leading 1-0 with 11 minutes to go when Franny Lee threw himself to the ground & conned the ref for a penalty, it happened sometimes back then, especially FL the cheat. Malcolm Allison didn't mention that they cheated to earn a replay mind
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coluka Posted on 14/01/2018 13:14

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Yep most of Lee’s penalties were dives. He was a worse cheat than Geoff Eltringham [:D]
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erimus74 Posted on 14/01/2018 16:31

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We also played with an orange ball & snow piled up against the advertising boards around the ground [smi]
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coluka Posted on 14/01/2018 16:52

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We did indeed, locals used to go down and clear the ground or at least the pitch, goal mouths and half way lines to get the game on [^]
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