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39 years ago today -I was there.

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  1. Jonzy54

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    Our last proper major trophy.
    May that end soon .
     
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    As was I. We imagined we were going onto bigger and better things - how wrong we were.

    We hung around outside Wembley for an hour or so after the game and bumped into Cloughie who was heading for their coach I guess. He saw our Wolves scarfes, and said "well done lads" - nothing like his TV personna.
     
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    Memorable day, I remember having to run round my post round (I was a postman then waiting to go into the RAF) and catching the coach to Wembley. 10 days later I was in the RAF :)
     
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    What about the Sherpa Van? ;)
     
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    I was “enjoying” a tour in Osnabruck (Swindon on the Rhine) and didn’t make it home for this one.
     
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    SHUT UP I AM NOT THAT OLD!!!! :tearsofjoy:

    Yeah, I was there too. Can't remember much of it though, was only a little nipper.
     
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    I was 8 and me mom wouldn't let me travel on me own, found her reasoning ironic, as she let me walk the 1 mile round trip to fetch her fags
     
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    10 months old so my dad wouldn’t take me :mad:
     
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    I did say Major
     
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    Small world. I was there 74 to 77 with the Staffordshire regiment
     
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    Quebec barracks 78 to 80 with 3 Para
     
  14. Deano's Golden Boots

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    I was there with my wife and 5 other family members. Unforgettable nerve shredding 90 minutes followed by an unforgettable night of celebrating in London. Let's hope I can say the same again by our lifting the F.A. Cup.
    I thought Cloughie was a real star, applauding our fans after the game. What a bloke.
     
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    So was I. 11 years old. Magical.
    Still got the ticket stub too.
    Went at the home leg of the semi final as well.
     
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    The old man told me about Cloughie doing that. Very gracious.
     
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    I seem to remember on the highlights as he went back to the tunnel in his green top he applauded and gave the thumbs up to the Wolves fans.A true legend .
     
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    So did Peter Taylor
     
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    I was in Roberts Barracks in 65. Stationed in London this day all those years ago and yes I was there too.
     
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    And me....(8 that is, not collecting fags for mum). Don't remember much, but can visualise being under overhanging roof, broadly in line with the penalty spot and Andy Gray scoring.
     
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    Abiding memory stuck in a traffic jam/slow moving traffic leaving Wembley, passing drinks back and forwards with Forest fans on a coach alongside, after the obligatory initial insults of course.;). Allegedly later collected a flag we dropped in the middle of the M1 but have to admit I had no recollection of that part of the journey.
     
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    Yeah, you took over from us. I was an armourer with the REME, I think our staff sergeant, a guy by the name of Jim Leighton, who was long time Para trained, mostly with 3 Para, stayed with you in Osnabruck. I moved to Fallingbostel with 3 RRF
     
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    Still got the programme and the tickets. My Dad sorted tickets out through knowing a bloke, who knew a bloke Emlyn Hughes owned a race horse with. We waited for the team bus by the big blue gates at Wembley, where they used to drive the bus into the tunnel. Once the bus was inside the tunnel, we were allowed through the small door. Players all got off the bus, with me and my Dad waiting there for Emlyn, who handed my Dad the tickets as he got off. We thanked him, wished him all the best and off he went saying enjoy the game in his very distinctive voice. I was 14 years old and it was a brilliant day. We thought it was the start of exciting times for Wolves... oh how wrong we were!
     
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    Still got my programme and ticket but not my jumper which was around my neck and snatched by some scuzzy Forest fan. There were 4 of us who were staying with a mate who went to Uni in Twickenham. All got split-up after the game as we had to push our way through Forest fans to get to our tube. They didn't like losing and scuffles broke out. We got on separate trains and from memory had to change at Kilburn. Had a quick pint with one mate at Kilburn then back to his college. Supped cheap beer in the Uni bar all night where all 4 of us were reunited. Other students in the bar didn't understand all the fuss (or the noise). Memories like these will never go away, including seeing the big grin on Andy Gray's face as he puts the ball into the open goal down at our end. 39 years and still as fresh as though it were yesterday.
     
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    I was there in 74 and 80. Interesting stat is that Wolves have never lost at Wembly including The Millenium `stadium since the second world
    war. So if we win against manure the cup is ours.
     
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    Great thread. Life is about collecting memories to recall in later times. This has certainly awoken some memories, including my own. I have this image of Pitbull racing around stuffing post in the nearest letter box and depositing the last few in the postbox, before rushing off to the match.
     
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    Me too
    I was on the 11.05 special from Wolverhampton to Wembley after being in the George for about an hour before
    What a great day
    Newborn Newbon what's the score
     
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    I remember it well...I was 10 and my dad got tickets from a friend of his who he worked with...wasn't until we got to the seats that we realised the tickets were smack bang in the middle of the Forest fans. I didn't understand at the time why my dad said not to cheer for Wolves! I know I did when Gray scored that 'amazing' goal though!
     
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    Hold on


    Let me get a medal out
     
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    What about the Championship?
     
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    Yes but I am talking about the 3 major honours
     
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    Just to clarify Sutton wolf saying we have not lost at Wembley since WWII without trying to seem pedantic it's not 100% correct. Everton 2 WWFC 1 (a Robbie Dennison cracker) in the FA centenary trophy.

    Sorry Sutton
     
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    As was I as an excited 12yr old that hadn't sleep the night before.

    Let's hope it's an omen that on the weekend of that anniversary we pull what will be considered another unlikely victory.

    Lovely Peter Daniel punt upfield. Shilton and Needham make a rights pigs ear of it leaving Gray with a tap in and Gary Newbon a case of champagne lighter.
     
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    I only did the back end of the tour as I was going through Sandhurst/ P Company etc. Then return to Aldershot in summer of 80.

    My Dad attended the Cup final though and he got me a programme
     
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    Thought it was 1-1 and we lost on penalties.
     
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    IT was a great day, and like the 1974 final we were underdogs. Though the winner must have been the easiest goal in the history of Wembley.
     
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    It was
     
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    It was 1-1.
     

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