40 years ago today

Forums Cockney Latic Main Forum 40 years ago today

Viewing 15 posts - 1 through 15 (of 17 total)
  • Author
    Posts
  • #184342
    vincehillvinceHill
    Player
    • 115 Posts Started
    • 1,400 Total Posts

    Latic’s played in arguably the biggest ever ( bar the final obviously) FA cup tie against Everton at goodison park.
    No weakened sides and a massive build up that you just wouldn’t see today.
    Memorable for the great performance by Latics and a massive brawl at the end of the game and the near 52,000 attendance.

    #184343
    MR BrownbillMR Brownbill
    Player
    • 178 Posts Started
    • 1,707 Total Posts

    Was there and what a fab memory. Pretty sure it was Evertons largest gate that season and Wembley baring Wigans largest ever away support. Don’t recall since as many wigan supporters travelling. Wasn’t Brian Kidd sent off after a scuffle ?

    #184345
    NuneatonlaticNuneatonlatic
    Player
    • 253 Posts Started
    • 4,631 Total Posts
    Was there and what a fab memory. Pretty sure it was Evertons largest gate that season and Wembley baring Wigans largest ever away support. Don’t recall since as many wigan supporters travelling. Wasn’t Brian Kidd sent off after a scuffle ?

    That game saw Evertons gate receipts broken only to be beat again a few week later in the Merseyside derby. Kidd dismissed for a kick at Neil David’s if my memory is correct.

    #184346
    Zeb2Zeb2
    Player
    • 0 Posts Started
    • 273 Total Posts

    Remember it well if only for the fact that I couldn’t go !!

    I worked in Bryn and management had declared a full stock take that weekend ….3 line whip …no ifs or buts ….anyone going off ‘sick’ would be facing disciplinary action or had better have photographic evidence of being in intensive care or dead.

    Without a doubt the biggest game Latics had been in since the Man City cup tie and I couldn’t go …..nor could any of the other lads working in the Parts Dept all of whom were either United or Liverpool fans and home and away regulars

    The Liverpool fans who were St Helens/Haydock lads were blazing because Liverpool were playing away at Nottingham Forest and this was a huge ‘revenge game’ for them…..Forest having knocked them out of the European Cup on their way to winning it the prior season and thus ballsing up the Scousers bid for ‘3 in a row’…..and ….they had knocked Liverpool out the League Cup a week or two previously…..so they were desperate to get to the City ground for the game and in the case of one of them at least …a scrap.

    Over 20,000 Wiganers made that trip or so the legend goes ….and there should have been one more (I’ve not stopped sulking yet)

    Christ I was 21 ….and now I’m not !

    #184347
    EdwardsEdwards
    Player
    • 31 Posts Started
    • 666 Total Posts

    How did 20 k away fans fit into the tiny paddock behind the goal and relatively small stand above?

    For anyone who hasn’t seen it, the highlights are on YouTube

    #184348
    garswood_laticGarswood_latic
    Manager
    • 523 Posts Started
    • 6,405 Total Posts

    Well I was in the Upper Bullens near the half-way line

    #184349
    bickymonbickymon
    Player
    • 208 Posts Started
    • 2,220 Total Posts

    Remember it wll i was in home section latics fans where on my left

    #184350
    dnrdnr
    Player
    • 52 Posts Started
    • 590 Total Posts

    I was in the three tier stand looking down at the Latics fans packed in. Met Elton (of the rovers ) welsby before the match I the stand!

    #184351
    EdwardsEdwards
    Player
    • 31 Posts Started
    • 666 Total Posts

    My question is answered, we were everywhere!

    For the record I was in the Park End stand with my dad, had a great view of John Brown’s save that won “save of the month”

    #184352
    NuneatonlaticNuneatonlatic
    Player
    • 253 Posts Started
    • 4,631 Total Posts

    Still remember the tickets

    Everton v Chelsea or Wigan Athletic or Northwitch Victoria.

    #184353
    pemblue 1932pemblue 1932
    Player
    • 11 Posts Started
    • 728 Total Posts

    Anyone else get asked “where yous from lad” and then get a slap before you could answer.

    #184355
    runcornfan1978runcornfan1978
    Player
    • 311 Posts Started
    • 2,739 Total Posts

    I was only 8.

    #184362
    The EggThe Egg
    Chairman
    • 323 Posts Started
    • 6,673 Total Posts

    I didn’t think we had any history

    #184365
    horchorc
    Manager
    • 176 Posts Started
    • 5,292 Total Posts

    I was in the Park End, squashed in like a sardine, you could hardly breath nevermind move.
    We somehow managed to get up near the back wall where it was a lot safer.
    Latics fans seemed to be everywhere.

    #184367
    cup winnerscup winners
    Player
    • 102 Posts Started
    • 1,882 Total Posts

    I was only a teenager but I remember it well packed into Goodison. I seem to remember been packed in behind the nets (correct me if I’m wrong).

    The one thing I do remember was getting chased for 1/2 a mile by a gang abit older than me and jumping on any coach I could.

Viewing 15 posts - 1 through 15 (of 17 total)
  • You must be logged in to reply to this topic.

Forums Cockney Latic Main Forum 40 years ago today