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Discussion in 'City Talk' started by BeagrieBlakeandMills, Jan 10, 2017.
Only time I've ever felt sorry for a football.
And congratulated the net for being able to stop it!
What a goal.
Love an indirect free kick.
Have they changed the rules regarding obstruction as it's never ever given? Just free kicks/penalties now.
As players tend to launch themselves like they've stood on a landmine these days I think refs tend to give a direct free-kick/penalty in such instances. Last week some of the "shielding" of the ball as it was going out of play was laughable. If the refs aren't giving obstruction for that then it is pretty much extinct in the game.
I went to an England match within a week of that game and Alan Shearer scored a really similar goal ( that's what my memory thinks anyway). Someone more clever than i can probably post that goal.
That wasn't the keeper kit. Even weirder it was Kamaras own weird kit.
Went to a rave in London the night before, got the 9 am national express from oxford street to Bradford interchange which got in 25 mins before kick off, ran to VP and got in just as the teams were coming out.
We were brilliant that day, Tommy Wright the unsung hero at the back end of that campaign. Oh to be young again.
This was a hugely important day on our journey.
Just like Wembley the year before, it was another step towards what happened at Wolves two years later and against Liverpool a year after that.
What a few years we had when you think about it:
1996 - Hull, Blackpool, Wembley
1997 - Charlton and then this
1999 - Beat season ever as a city fan culminating in Wolves away.
2000 - Liverpool to stay up.
I feel absolutely privileged to have been a regular throughout that time. Not sure we'll ever see times like those again.
We haven't done too badly over the last few years either:
Arsenal, Villa home & away, Swansea (apart from the result), Northampton at Wembley, Leeds, Sunderland, Chelsea.
True, the cup runs were a different experience though.
It was the journey from 3rd tier nobodies to the premier league across four or five seasons whilst playing great football along the way that made the late 90s special.
Spot on, let's just hope we don't have the same lean period this time before the next lot of success.
Absolutely. Started going properly during Stapelton's tenure, not good with dates) early 90s, they were a great few years those you mention above. The wembley season and all the big games you mention in that campaign and the first championship season were probably the peak for me as i went to a lot of games. The wolves promotion season i was at final yr at uni and made far fewer games, i never got a ticket for wolves, but was at QPR away when crewe did us an amazing favour by beating Ipswich at portman rd. That was a great afternoon in london. Back to earth with the oxford home draw if memory served correct, in the half open kop. The prem first season was great, from the boro last min win first game, through beating arsenal, sunderland away and liverpool. Many great results for us that i'd never have dreamt City would get. I agree that i feel lucky to have been a regular through most of that era, thankfully the dark league 2 days and the fall from the championship seem behind us, pretty much when i left yorkshire in 2006, i'm glad the new generation of fans have had their own memorable games given to them over the last few yrs - there's been some truly remarkable stuff served up by City. I may have missed a lot of it but that's life
Was that the game Nigel Quashie was through one on one when it was nil nil and our keeper made a great save? Think it was
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Another great City memory!!
You can't exclude Wigan from that list. At the time; we all thought that was the big achievement! It just kept getting better though.
Didn't McCall miss a sitter in the Oxford draw that year?
Yeah headed one over the bar when totally unmarked.
There's a documentary on you tube about that promotion season which shows that chance.
I can't remember when I last saw an indirect free kick in the box!
Do we have any referees here that can advise whether this is still a valid decision that can be made?
Ah Nigel Pepper. Never put the brakes on when going in for a challenge. What a strike! Probably my favourite player after Robbie Blake!
One of my first seasons as a city fan that was . I remember that game well Pepper was a class player for us .