Hi all, I hope everybody is keeping well under the lockdown? This article/ blog is on the classic game I went to in 1967. It is the fourth in my serious of classic games. And it is on The FA Cup Final between the two London teams; Spurs v Chelsea. It was the first all London FA Cup Final. A great memory and a great day. Take care and look after yourselves—best regards, Glenn.
Extracts from my latest blog
Classic games I’ve been to: Tottenham Hotspur 2-1 Chelsea (1967 FA Cup Final)
This is the fourth instalment of classic games I’ve been to in my Spurs lifetime. Hopefully, it fills the void of no football (at the moment), and me telling you my tails of the matches I’ve been going to in the season.
The 1967 Cup final wasn’t the first Final I’ve been to; Oh, no! The first one I actually went to, at the age of five was in the Double Season. I have a very vague memory of that match, and the final the following season. I am not sure whether I was smuggled in or my dad had got me a ticket. In those days small children were sneaked in into the grounds, whether that be home, away or finals. People at gates were very sympathetic, and it was easier to slip young children in. In fact, you could find this still happening in the 70s, and maybe the 80s. Anyway, I doubt I could say that those earlier cup games would go under my classic games that I’ve been to, mainly because of my age and memory. Games between 5 to 7 blurred into one. I have rewatched them again on video/ CD, but that wouldn’t be the same. I’ve also seen games from the 20s,30s and 40s, that is on film, but that would be pushing to say I’ve indeed seen them. I know I am old, but back then, I wasn’t even a thought in my parent’s imaginations. But from the age of ten, then a bit more clarity comes through.
In May 1967, I was eleven. In August of that year, I would be twelve. But at that the moment I was eleven. Back then, I lived in Swindon, Wiltshire. In a small village called Blunsdon, to be precise. Even though I was born in London, I grew up in Swindon (Swindon was a London overspill back in the 50s and 60s).
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