I thought the crowd yesterday at 18,539 was very disappointing considering that promotion had already been achieved and a title was likely to be earned . It got me thinking about where I was when previous achievements have been crowned . In 86, I was at Carlisle to enjoy the day and night and after the game we gave Lennie Lawrence a magnum of champagne to enjoy on the bus back . I couldn’t remember where was I in 81 ,couldn’t understand why I wasnt at Carlisle then too , until my mate reminded me yesterday that it was his wedding day . I missed last Sat at Carlisle because we were putting our daughter on the plane for her gap year travels round NZ & Oz.
Of course I made the Wembley play off final and a couple of years later I got to Notts Forest
What about 74/75 as I watched the guy run on the pitch yesterday and display swerves that Gareth Edwards would have been proud of and I muttered ‘stupid boy’ under my breath like Captain Mainwaring.
Well do you know what I was about to do back then ? and do you know what ,the grass is still a bit green almost 40 years later ………………..
Stupid Boy …………………………………………
By the way . next years signings are all going to be like this bloke