I hope everybody is safe and well? This is my second article on classic games I’ve been to (the first was on the 1991 Semi-Final). This one is on my trip on the 8th May to the old Wembley stadium to see the Final between Nottingham Forest and Spurs, and what a classic game it turned out to be. A game that was packed with drama. All the best, Glenn.
My second classic games that I’ve been to: the 1991 FA Cup Final
After the success of my first article, I’ve decided to continue and give you my memories of the Final.
After our great classic victory over Ars*nal, we couldn’t wait until 18th May, Saturday. Our opponents were going to be Nottingham Forest. They had got to the final by beating Palace (after three matches), Newcastle (after two), Southampton (also after two games) and Norwich City in the quarter-finals. Their semi-final was against the Spammers, who they thrashed 4-0. That game was held at Villa Park. Forest was managed, at the time, by the legendary Brian Clough.
Like the Semi-Final, I went up by train. And as always, I left early in the morning. It isn’t just about the match for me, but savouring the moment, meeting friends and other Tottenham Supporters. Like always, I made my way to the programme sellers to get my oversized rip-off programme. I have all the Cup Final programmes that Spurs have participated in, apart from the very first one in 1901 (which I don’t think they produced one for that game).
Once I got my programme, I mingled, met my friend Michael Dolphin and we soaked up the atmosphere. We had a walk around Wembley, and remember, this was the old Wembley that was built in 1923. Not the shambles that we have now (no historic feel to it, in my opinion).
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