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Dai the Swansea Eagle
15-09-1999, 06:18 PM
It was that long pause between the ball leaving Hopkins boot and seeing the net bulge. And then minutes of total madness, unbelievable. A couple of Sheff United fans described the walk back down Wembley Way listening to us screaming Glad All Over in the stadium behind them after the final whistle as the worst moments of their lives. Thats what made it so sweet - we'd been there before.
Al From Bromley
15-09-1999, 07:40 PM
I chanced upon a recorded copy of the last moments on a video the other day and it almost made me cry watching it and thinking about how great I felt that day and for weeks after and how **** I feel about our prospects now. Look at the difference in personnel. Only Linighan and Rodger remain. I was lucky enough to meet Carlo and play golf with him during the close season (the day afterMillwall). He was in seventh heaven. And then it started to go pear shaped!
15-09-1999, 11:41 PM
I was so worried that day. We just had to win it because another season staying down would have meant players leaving and it was going to be a difficult league the next year. Also, I don't think I could've taken defeat at Wembley 2 years on the trot. So I couldn't eat, didn't feel like drinking and was just sh*tting myself all day, before and during the match. But when I saw the ball hit that net there was this very brief moment of disbelief, followed by absolute ecstacy. All that pent up worry just exploded. I wonder if I'm going to be going through the same emotions if we have to win our last game to stay up this season?
16-09-1999, 02:09 AM
I love that goal because we, the fans, deserved it. The year before the support had been ***** but we really sung our hearts out for those last twenty minutes (and most of the 70 before).
16-09-1999, 04:53 AM
When i see that brilliant last minute wonder goal, I still always get a shiver down my back, and the hairs DO stand up on my neck.
Why is this?
Is it because it was just superb(considering position we was in..last minute..at Wembley)
Was it because im proud to say I WAS THERE.
I DONT KNOW
IT JUST DOES
HOW ABOUT YOU???
JUST NOTICED THAT GEOCITIES IS WORKING.
PREPARE FOR A GREAT SITE.
16-09-1999, 10:39 PM
I had to get back to work in Willesden (not very far from Wembley) quickly,so i had to leave not long after the final whistle,i must have passed 50 sheffield United coaches,and been on the receiving end of 1000 obscene gestures from them,but i didn't give a damn.I just smiled back at them.I was walking on air.
16-09-1999, 11:12 PM
Originally posted by johnny on 09-16-1999 06:39 PM
I was walking on air.
Like Aled Jones?
16-09-1999, 11:33 PM
17-09-1999, 03:37 PM
I flew in from Budapest the previous year for the Leicester game. Got hammered in the Greyhound on Streatham Common on Friday night and was found by my brother lying on my back in the middle of the common at closing time in the pouring rain. Apparently I said to him "see that <pointing vaguely in the direction of Balham> its Chelsea that way, <pointing towards the city> that way is Millwall, but that way <waving an arm in the direction of Norbury> thats all Palace as far as the coast.
Had to get off the tube at Finchley Road to relieve myself the following afternoon, ducked up an alley to be accosted by a couple of Palace fans who handed me a big spliff, I was so happy, off my face and back amongst the worlds greatest supporters.
Anyhow being a superstitious old Hector I decided that Palace could do without me the following year and watched it in a Budapest pub with my son.
When Hoppy struck in the last minute we bounced around the boozer for about 20 minutes. Magic!
20-09-1999, 09:14 PM
I also have a confession to make - i watched in tears as Claridge shinned the ball into the net the year before and then decided to get married the following year.
With an appalling sense of timing, I set the date not realising that the play-off final would be held during the time I was on honeymoon - when I realised this I didn't think it would be a problem as for a while I though A - we may go up automatically and later B - we woulnd't make the play-offs.
I was in sunny LA when the play-off final took place, trying to find a bar that would show the game...but to no avail...
I was even considering flying back for the final and flying back afterwards...until the good lady threatened instant divorce...
24-09-1999, 03:14 PM
What a nightmare! How did you feel when you found out how we won?
24-09-1999, 03:47 PM
F*cked is probably not the right word to use as he was on his honeymoon - but you get the idea,, http://cpfc.org/ubb/wink.gif
08-08-2012, 08:30 PM
This goal is on Youtube
18-08-2012, 11:39 AM
No shit sherlock.
18-08-2012, 11:42 AM
HOPKIN!!! No "S"!
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