So many good memories, great to share these thanks
I first went to a game in December 1972 v Bournemouth. Never forget walking up steps in the main stand upper, to see the bright green pitch and the brand new Ford Stand opposite. Smell of pipe tobacco and whisky of the crowd.
Next season started going at top right of the Chaddy on the old wooden boards. What a season . Alan Groves was my hero and later on moved to sitting on the perimeter boards at front of the Chaddy to get a chance of chucking the ball back to him.
Always remember giving the OPPO keeper a round of applause which was usually recognised. Even got a ' thanks cock' from Jim coombes when returning ball to him.
Away days at Blackburn and york , when woody was injured and Maurice scored a screamer.
Moved away then got the bug when I came back in 1989, had season tickets at back of lookers with the BB guys.
Promotion, then pinch me season .
As a side note I was working in those days for major accountancy firm in Manchester, with a certain Mr Parry. Shared an office with a Wednesday fan and was amazed when I was stood by the fax machine when I saw his team's headed whitepaper, saying they had resigned from the football league. By the time I got in to confirm what I had read, a pile of similar letters were there, Liverpool , arsenal and then Latics. I thought that after all the effort of our first season on first division what had we done?
Later that day it was announced the formation of the Premier league.
Rick Parry I think went on to become it's chairman.
Then came pinch me season, and alongside all the thrills and spills of a title style game, my memories ate after the games we always went to the Houghton arms, and were always beaten to the bar by Jonny hallworth, mark Brennan and often neil Adams.
Years later when he was coach at Norwich, he still came in the pub yo meet up with the this players and got yo chat to him. He missed the atmosphere of the club.
After a number of years away again, got a season ticket last year .
So sad to see where we ate now but as my dad says, he saw us fight of re-election to the old 4th division so we have gone full circle.
Hoping for new memories sometime soonish!