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Sheffield Wednesday. FA Cup Replay 1994/1995

Discussion in '1990's' started by Derbywolf85, Dec 16, 2010.

  1. Derbywolf85

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    During my 25 years on this planet, I have been fortunate enough to witness some unforgettable Wolves moments. Play off Final 2003, FA Cup Semi Final Villa Park 1997/1998, West Brom 2 - 4 Wolves (Iwan Roberts Hat Trick), the rebuilding of the club from top to bottom, Winning the Championship in 2009.

    But for me, nothing, NOTHING, comes as close to the emotion I felt as a little 9 year old on that cold February night as Wolves took on Sheffield Wednesday in the Fa Cup, 4th round replay at Molineux.

    Earlier in this season I had Watched my now beloved Wolves tear apart a Southend Team 5-0. My memories from that game being the 5th goal from Bully after Froggy's tearing run down the left and the fact that Southend had been given the South Bank flank, to only fill it with about 200 supporters.

    That night in September, shortly before my 9th birthday, I thought I had seen everything I needed to see. Accepting that despite our good league form, promotion was not inevitable, a 5-0 drubbing of Southend was good enough for me.

    Then this replay came along.

    I remember watchign the first leg on T.V somehow. Sky or BBC I do not remember, but I do recall my old man doing everything in his power to point out how Huge the replay would be, and it would be a privelege for me to be there.

    So there I was. Freezing. Wooly hat, Scarf, Gloves, 3 more layers on beneath my coat, but sitting proudly on top my 94/95 home shirt.

    It was pure Bliss when we opened the scoring through Ned kelly. Then equally gutted when Wednesday equalised through Mark Bright. This was also my first experience of a Penalty shoot out for anything.

    First Penalty to Sheffield Wednesday.

    The first penalty taker sent Paul Jones the wrong Way. 1- 0 Wednesday.

    Andy Thompson had never, in my presence at least, failed to find the net from 12 yards. So to see Thommo come walk up and procede to crack the ball off the crossbar was something of a shock.

    1-0 Wednesday. 1 Penalty Each.

    Guy Whittingham Scored. Robbie Dennison missed. 2-0 Wednesday.

    Up steps Wednesday Keeper Kevin Pressman. Possibly the most thunderous penalty I have ever seen taken at Molineux. 3- 0 Wednesday.

    Gordon Cowans. Cool and Calm, bottom right hand corner. 3 - 1 Wednesday. I dont remember the name of the Mullet haired centre half, but he was up next fro Wednesday...And missed. Hitting the bar I think. 3-1 Wednesday, they had taken 4, Wolves 3.

    Up steps Ned kelly...3-2. Straight down the middle. A man who always kept his bottle.

    Mr Chris Bart-Williams...SAVED BY PAUL JONES! 3-2! Wednesday 5 Pens, Wolves 4!

    John De Wolf Steps up...SCORES! Top right hand corner!

    Enter Mr Waddle...SAVED BY PAUL JONES!

    3-3 on Penalties from 3-0 Down! in to Sudden Death and Waddle has missed! Scoring our next Penalty would put Division 1 Wolves through, knocking out PREMIER LEAGUE Sheffield Wednesday! I must have been dreaming!

    Don Goodman...Straight down the bloody middle! Pressman? Dived to his right, NO CHANCE!

    Wolves were through!

    4-3 on penalties having been 3-0 Down!

    I remember my Grandad on this day still jumping around and smiling and being so happy. My mom, myself and my dad embraced and screaming as one. Wolves had Done it.

    Up until April 18th 2009 at approximately 16.52 p.m, this victory over Sheffield Wednesday was only topped by my day in Cardiff in May 2003. It remains to this day, my third most coveted and treasured Wolves memory.
     
  2. Burton Wolf

    Burton Wolf Just doesn't shut up

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    Great description Derby. I could'nt get to this match (one of the games over the years when I have said the dreaded words "I wish I was there!!").
    However I watched every minute of both games on Sky. I have never been as worked up in my life watching that penalty shootout. When Goodman scored my wife and I jumped around the living room in a bear hug screaming at the top of our voices. So much so the neighbours came round to see if everything was OK!! Great memories.
     
  3. itsonlyagame

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    [nomedia="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X_eB25QXUWo&NR=1"]YouTube - Wolves vs Sheffield Wed 1994-1995[/nomedia]
     
  4. Space Wolf

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    Andy Pearce was the mullet haired centre half for Sheffield Wednesday I believe.
     
  5. Derbywolf85

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    Space Wolf...Thanks for that! His name has evaded me all afternoon! That was one of the Most spectacular Mullets I've seen in my lifetime!

    Burton...I remember a similar thing happening in our house when we played Sheffield united at Bramall lane in 1997 I think it was. Bully scored in the last minute and my old man, having just arrived back from a works night out, drunkenly jumped up to celebrate Bully scoring only to hit his head on our chandelier and dislodge the light protectors from it, smashing them all in the process! Comedy genius!
     
  6. TommyWilms

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    I think Waddle had slated us in the press big time before that game so for him to miss a penalty made it even sweeter.
     
  7. What an amazing night that was. I was in agricultural college between Shrewsbury and Oswestry at the time and had watched the first game in the local pub with a mate who is also Wolves. I had a season ticket at the time and while living in college halls of residence during the week I came home on weekends. With the replay match being a mid week game, my old man collected me from college and drove us to the match and then took me back up to college first thing the next morning. I'll never forget that penalty shoot out. It was just immense.
     
  8. itsonlyagame

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    No! Not Harper Adams! :D
     
  9. Dragonwolf

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    every step he took towards the spot the abuse got louder and his head got lower, he was always going to miss
     
  10. Jonny Bull

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    Remember it well, and I forgot how good it was to watch again. Superb.
     
  11. JOSWolf

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    Amazing game and atmosphere. I went to the first game in Sheffield too and remember it was freezing. I will never forget the penalty save right at the end to ensure the game went to a replay.
     
  12. Sideshow Bob

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    What a night. I remember jumping the over the barrier when we won and quickly realising that I was probably going to get nicked for it.

    Someone grabbed me from behind but was hugging me in celebration and when I turned round it was a steward!

    I've got Paul Jones gloves from that night somewhere up the loft.
     
  13. Bostin

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    Watching that video gave me goosebumps! Me and you are of similar age Derbywolf, and have similar memories I guess. I too remember that 5-0 game against Southend.

    The Sheffield Wednesday game will stay in my memory forever. When we scored that winning goal I jumped so far in the air, I must have set a new world record. On the way down, I whacked both my shins on the seat in front and was bleeding all over the place. There was that much adrenaline surging through me though, that I barely felt it! Well, until the next day!

    I did a similar thing when we scored that second goal against Stoke at the Britannia last year. Obviously not as exciting, but same result on my shins!
     
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    Still makes me laugh. Happy days
     
  15. Derbywolf85

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    I think the thing I love the most about watching the highlights from this game is how much the commentators obviously want us to win the game in the wake of what Waddle said. I can never keep a smile off my face when Jones saves the Waddle penalty and the commentator loses his voice =D
     
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  16. cooper_J

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    The penalty from Pressman was the best I've ever seen.
     
  17. Derbywolf85

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    More or less dented the post. The only shot that has ever done more damage to woodwork at molineux was the one from Neil masters against birmingham...That nearly put the goalposts IN the stand behind them
     
  18. RedFlagWolf

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    Wow what a night...remember it like it was yesterday...I became a dad for the first time the same month!!
     
  19. itsmee

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    Just watched the goals on you tube. Brings it all back , still makes hairs on back o my neck stand on end. Brilliant description Derbywolf, cheers!!
     
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    I have very mixed emotions of this game and our cup run in 1995. My 3 year old son was fighting cancer at the time. I watched the replay on TV and was 'over the moon'. A few hours after beating Leicester City in the 5th round his condition deteriorated and he was taken to hospital for the last time and passed away 2 weeks later on March 4th 1995.
     
  21. wolvesultra

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    I often watch this on youtube and feel the goosebumps. I dont know if its down to age (i was around 12 at the point) but i remember this more fondly than 2009 promotion and maybe even 2003 play off final what a night it was i'd say my favourite game at molineux
     
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  22. Great night I remember it well. Why on earth did Dennison take it with his right foot?
     
  23. Robert Niestroj

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    One I the most memorable moments in my life as a wolves fan. Coming back from 3-0 down to beat Leicester in our first season in the prem is another.

    The sherper van trophy final woul have been up there as well but for falling asleep at the start of the second half. I woke up to fin we had won. I was 6 at the time.
     
  24. Locks Heath Wolf

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    I was 24 ish at the time and I remember my Dad turning to me in the South Bank after that game saying something like "Arn't you glad I brought you to Wolves?" he was referring to my first game at home to Everton 83-84.....Awesome!
     
  25. SingYourHeartsOut

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    This was one of the great nights. I felt like we had already lost the tie 3 times - the late (dubious from our view 120 years away) penalty away, a late missed sitter (by Mark Bright?) and I have been told the first time a professional team anywhere in the world had been 3-0 down in a shootout and won. Thanks for the memories and especially the link.
     
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    Didn't Chris Armstrong get a couple of net busters for Palace in an FA cup game at the Mol - one got stuck in the stanchion(sp.?) i think
     

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