Hi all, I hope everybody is keeping well?  This is my third article/ blog on my classic matches that I’ve been to; this one was when we faced Bristol Rovers in 1977, and we thrashed them 9-0. Then we were in the Second Division, the previous season we had just gone down for the first time since 1949/50. That was 42 years ago when I was 21. I know, you wouldn’t think that was the case, looking at me know. You probably were thinking; I thought he was 21 now (I get a lot of that, more so when I go into Spec-Savers). Best regards, Glenn. Thank you

Extracts of my article/ blog below

This is my third article on classic games that I’ve been to. This one happened on the 22nd October 1977, and we were in the Second Division.

The preceding season (1976/7) we finished rock bottom in Division one (22[/size]nd). Above us, but also relegated, were Sunderland and Stoke City. Liverpool won the league that season. So, the following season we were hoping to bounce back straight away, but it wasn’t going to be easy.


Before the start of the football season (22nd August) I had just turned 22. One thing I remember above all else, apart from Tottenham, was that 1977 was the year that many famous singers died. Elvis Presley, Marc Bolan (T-Rex) and Bing Crosby. As a music lover, that was a terrible blow. Elvis died on the toilet, Bolan’s last hit was a tree, and Bing Crosby had a heart attack.

Also died that year was Charlie Chaplin, Joan Crawford, Jean Hagen, Groucho Marx and opera star Maria Callas.

In the charts at the beginning of the football season was Float On by the Floaters, Angelo by the Brotherhood of Man, You got what it takes by Showaddywaddy, Way Down by Elvis, I feel love by Donna Summer, The Crunch by the Rah Band, We’re all alone by Rita Coolidge, That’s what friends are for by Deniece Williams, Nights on Broadway by Candi Staton, Nobody does it better by Carly Simon and Ma Baker by Boney M. All those records I had purchased and still got. Showaddywaddy I had seen live in Reading. A year or so later I had seen Boney M (Hammersmith Palais), but we’ll say no more on that.

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