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    Argus69Neil Ferguson
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    Anyone else old enough to remember these games?

    13/04/79 Port Vale H 5 – 3 Houghton 3, Brownbill, Moore 8,452
    14/04/79 Crewe Alexandra A 1 – 1 Purdie (pen) 4,604
    16/04/79 Hartlepool United H 2 – 2 J. Wright, Purdie 8,217

    3 games in 4 days. I went to all 3 and the Good Friday game v Port Vale is one of the best matches I’ve ever seen.

    #129974
    originalgolbornebluedean kidman
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    I went to the Port Vale and Crewe games.
    Agree that the Port Vale one is still one of the best games I have seen.

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    SammySammy
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    If memory serves me right I believe Crewe had a certain Mr Grobbellaar in goal that day and he was shown a yellow card before the game started for marking out his goal and penalty area.

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    Shrewsathome74Chris hollinshead
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    Best come back ever v port vale and went to the Crewe game. Mind you the Arsenal game was a good come back as well

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    chockerkevin webb
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    The match against Port Vale was on Good Friday.
    As Bruce Cherry wrote in his book ” The League At Last ”

    Good Friday ? It was bloody brilliant.

    According the the book Bruce Grobbelaar wasn`t in the Crewe goals in the next game (I think that must have been the season after ) it was someone called Rafferty.

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    Argus69Neil Ferguson
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    I was 22 at the time and was working at the Co Op Glass Works at Platt Bridge.

    I’ll never forget the Port Vale game. 3-0 down with 20 minutes to go. Ian MacNeils masterstroke in taking off a centre half Noel Ward and bringing on on Mickey Moore – I think.

    Any road things changed dramatically after that and we took them apart and Pey Pod got a hat trick. “Good Friday??? It was Bloody Marvelous”.*

    As for the prats who chucked their season tickets into the tunnel and left at half time ……………. some things never change do they?

    Saturdays game was an anti climax after that.I went to Crewe in the back of a bread van as my mates Dad who took us worked for Harveys in Cale Lane. Not sure if Bruce G was in goal but ex Man U player Peter Coyne scored Crewe’s goal ,also a penalty.

    Easter Monday I was posh and sat in the main stand. I still remember Purdie’s equalizer to make it 2-2, he ran on to a right wing cross and scored with a volley over the keepers head from just inside the box.

    We ended up 6th that first season.

    Great memories and great days.

    Hope today is memorable as well.

    Enjoy !! :)

    * – Quote from The League At Last. I wish I still had my copy! :(

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    runcornfan1978runcornfan1978
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    I was 22 at the time and was working at the Co Op Glass Works at Platt Bridge.

    I’ll never forget the Port Vale game. 3-0 down with 20 minutes to go. Ian MacNeils masterstroke in taking off a centre half Noel Ward and bringing on on Mickey Moore – I think.

    Any road things changed dramatically after that and we took them apart and Pey Pod got a hat trick. “Good Friday??? It was Bloody Marvelous”.*

    As for the prats who chucked their season tickets into the tunnel and left at half time ……………. some things never change do they?

    * – Quote from The League At Last. I wish I still had my copy! :(

    I remember going to the port vale & hartlepool games. I was only 7 at the time enjoying my first ever season as a latics mon/kid.

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    The saintThe saint
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    Wigan port vale game in my top five games I have watched great comeback from 3-0 down

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    chockerkevin webb
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    It was one of the best games I`ve ever seen. It had a bit of everything.
    Gordon Banks must have been the Port Vale goalkeeping coach as he came out before kick off in the warm up with the goalkeeper.
    Cue a mini pitch invasion with kids looking for his autograph.
    There was also no segregation which resulted with a large gang of Vale supporters stood on the Town End terracing. It seemed to kick off about every 10 minutes.
    At the end of the game it felt like my head was on a bloody swivel

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    truelatic4evatruelatic4eva
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    I was 22 at the time and was working at the Co Op Glass Works at Platt Bridge.

    Not sure if Bruce G was in goal but ex Man U player Peter Coyne scored Crewe’s goal ,also a penalty.

    * – Quote from The League At Last. I wish I still had my copy! :(

    Top man Peter Coyne,he works at Manchester Airport these days.

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    Argus69Neil Ferguson
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    Well today was bloody marvelous as well.

    That was a comprehensive battering wasn’t it?

    Well played Roger.

    That side sholud play the rest of the season.

    Brilliant

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    Goole Away 71Goole Away 71
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    Hoping I don’t get accused of being a pedantic tw@t, it was Derek Brownbill who came on for Noel Ward. Hence the cry from the West Standers “Get Brownbill on” when we are losing at home!

    …and I seem to recall one newspaper recording a goal for a Brown, W, instead of Brownbill. But as it was in the paper it must be true e.g. no money, no fans, no future, etc.

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    vincehillvinceHill
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    Port Vale game was my first ever game at Latics and what a start to my supporting career with them.
    I remember the game like it was yesterday and in typical Good Friday style the weather changed from bright sunshine to dark forbidding clouds as the third Port Vale goal went in.
    Cue the five Latics goals and out came the sunshine again and sheer joy from the home fans ,I also went to the Hartlepool game which was played in beautiful sunshine like yesterday and again can remember this game and were I stood.
    I seem to remember the father( Mark) of Alex Oxlade- Chamberlain played in the Port Vale game along with his brother Neville I think mark went on to play for England.

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    muttywhitedogmuttywhitedog
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    I went with my dad. He was one of the many who did the “Wigan Walk” that day. I stayed to the end.

    He didnt believe me when I came home and said it was 5-3 to Wigan. Cue “Final Score” confirming the reasons behind my smug grin.

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    Argus69Neil Ferguson
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    Hoping I don’t get accused of being a pedantic tw@t, it was Derek Brownbill who came on for Noel Ward. Hence the cry from the West Standers “Get Brownbill on” when we are losing at home!

    …and I seem to recall one newspaper recording a goal for a Brown, W, instead of Brownbill. But as it was in the paper it must be true e.g. no money, no fans, no future, etc.

    Thanx for the correction !! :)

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