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Wolves vs Arsenal 20th November 1971

Discussion in '1970's' started by John Richards 1974, Sep 2, 2017.

  1. John Richards 1974

    John Richards 1974 Newbie

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    A winters day in Wolverhampton, me at the age of 13 with Dad and my 2 brothers had been to see my uncle who ran the Quarter House on Compton road. My Dad asked if we would like to go to the match to see Wolves and Arsenal (who had just become only the 2nd double winners in history).
    We took our place on the old North bank just as they kicked off. Arsenal's front line was John Radford, Ray Kennedy and Charlie George. Ray Kennedy scored a screamer in the first half attacking the North Bank and Arsenal went in 1-0 up at half time.
    Then the snow began to fall and the wind was blowing the snow into our faces. Wolves kicked off the second half attacking downhill towards the North bank (Years later it was comical to Read Jez Moxey comment that he did not know why Wolves preferred to attack the north Bank in the second half he just thought it was tradition).
    I can remember Davey Wagstaffe hitting an almost identical shot to Ray Kennedy's first half goal past Bob Wilson to equalise. Kenny Hibbitt then added a second before the Doog added a third. With the North Bank calling for a fourth, the Doog was hacked down in the Penalty area and Jimmy McCalliog stroked the penalty into the net, Bob Wilson never moved.
    Unbelievable, here were the Champions and FA Cup winners being torn apart by my team. We had not finished though and Dougan hit another shot which I believe King John converted into the net. Wolves 5 Arsenal 1 what a game, forever to remain clear in my memory.
    All those stars, Munro and Storey trading blows the Ref Mr Pickwick (Roger Fitzpatrick) running about laying the law down. Hibbitt and Wagstaffe passing the ball across the pitch from one wing to the other, I don't think anyone felt cold on the cowshed that day.
     
  2. Big Saft Kid

    Big Saft Kid Just doesn't shut up

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    Saw that game in the company of a Leeds fan who was a mate of mine. He was ecstatic to see Arsenal hammered, as he reckoned Leeds had been robbed of the title the season before by dodgy refereeing decisions in their game against the Albion (offside goal by Astle). Also remember a load of Wolves fans on the way back to the station singing "Waggy Waggy Waggy, here comes Waggy Waggy Waggy, Waggy Waggy Waggy lay it on me!" (a hit of the time, "Johnny Reggae" (by the Piglets?). Waggy was indeed the star of the show. The 5th goal was credited to the Doog, not JR, by the way.
     

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