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World Cup stories   Message 46845Wed, 04 July 2018 21:59  Go to next message

Thought I'd see if anyone wanted to add their own memory to this...

I was 10 when we won the World Cup. I had a brand new bright orange Frido (remember them?) plastic ball, and we used to write slogans to identify our footballs in black ballpoint pen.

As the final whistle approached I boldly etched 'England World Cup winne...' on mine. In capitals. The last two letters were overtaken by Weat Germany's equaliser.

As the nation willed us to win in extra time, I realised I would never be able to use my new football in public unless we triumphed.

They think it's all over? It nearly was!

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Re: World Cup stories   Message 46846 is a reply to message 46845Wed, 04 July 2018 22:58  Go to previous messageGo to next message

Vivid memories here too Mickey.
I was 19, and playing for a local Club when the Secretary received a letter inviting sports Clubs to apply for tickets to the group games at Wembley, which we did and were lucky to be allocated 10 group game tickets.

Then a question of who can afford it?? Worked out around a weeks pay for me!!, but scrimping, borrowing and any other jobs I could get, found me the money!!

So ten of us climbed in to an old Ford mini bus, driven by the Hon Sec., and travelled up to all the games at Wembley, plus the one at White City which most people forget. ( Friday night 0-0 and lashing with rain!! awful)

It was exactly like the Italian job bus, and I'm reminded every time I see that film.

Anyway we managed all the England group games, 1/4 final semi final, third/fourth play off and the final itself!!

Still think the England/Portugal game was the finest I've ever seen. Eusebio?, what a player, NO ONE has ever matched him in my books.

Great days, never forgotten, and I still have the group programme, and all the match day stubs locked away safely, plus other memorabilia, and the World Cup Willy badge of course!!

They did individual programmes for each game, but on the final day they produced a version with all the groups and results printed in it with just the final in the centre page to fill in if you wished, I never did, didn't want to spoil it.

Lets hope someone one day will have a more modern one to match it up with eh??

Fingers crossed it might not be too far away!!!

Remind when we look likely to meet up during the season, and I will bring them along.

All the best,

COME ON ENGLAND!!!!








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Re: World Cup stories   Message 46857 is a reply to message 46846Fri, 06 July 2018 19:03  Go to previous messageGo to next message

Wow Bob, what a great story... Thank you.

Would love to see that prog before it hits the Antiques Roadshow 😂


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Re: World Cup stories   Message 46858 is a reply to message 46857Sat, 07 July 2018 00:35  Go to previous messageGo to next message

It's been there Mickey.

There was a 'sports special' Antiques Roadshow edition, held in The Long Room at Lords Cricket ground, a couple of years ago, so I wrote to them and got invited up, and took all the World Cup stuff up there.

Actually got to walk down the famous steps from the Long Room and on to the hallowed pitch too!!
Great feeling, dreaming of opening the batting for England!!. I wish!!!

I didn't get TV featured though, got outbid by someone with connections to 'Wor Jackie' Milburn, and Bobby Charlton, and lot of their stuff, but I had quite a long discussion with one of the valuation team, and it did cause some interest.

Interesting value too, which means it's staying locked away for now, until I hand it down to Son or Grandson!!





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Re: World Cup stories   Message 46859 is a reply to message 46846Sat, 07 July 2018 17:09  Go to previous messageGo to next message

Lets hope someone one day will have a more modern one to match it up with eh??

Fingers crossed it might not be too far away!!!


One more game Mickey!!, One more game!!

COME ON ENGLAND!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Re: World Cup stories   Message 46860 is a reply to message 46859Sun, 08 July 2018 12:45  Go to previous messageGo to next message

Amen to that, Bob!

It's coming home...

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Re: World Cup stories   Message 46872 is a reply to message 46845Fri, 13 July 2018 17:03  Go to previous message

Mickey wrote on Wed, 04 July 2018 21:59
Thought I'd see if anyone wanted to add their own memory to this...

I was 10 when we won the World Cup. I had a brand new bright orange Frido (remember them?) plastic ball, and we used to write slogans to identify our footballs in black ballpoint pen.

As the final whistle approached I boldly etched 'England World Cup winne...' on mine. In capitals. The last two letters were overtaken by Weat Germany's equaliser.

As the nation willed us to win in extra time, I realised I would never be able to use my new football in public unless we triumphed.

They think it's all over? It nearly was!


Mickey's story reminded me of this: https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-44805960

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