Sunday, May 01, 2016

40 YEARS AGO TODAY....

......I was at the old Wembley Stadium to see Southampton beat Manchester United 1-0 to win the FA Cup.   The goal was scored by Bobby Stokes, who actually came from Portsmuff, and who sadly passed away just a few years later at the age of just 44.

The day was memorable in so many ways that I won`t attempt to describe them all but I think it was highly significant that that was the very last time that HM The Queen attended an FA Cup Final.   She obviously realised it could never get any better than seeing the Saints and the hoard of mushes from that fair city and it`s gratifying to see that even now she has lost none of the enthusiasm that she felt on that very special day....... 


1 comment:

Ray Turner said...

I wasn't at Wembley that day, but I do remember following every moment of it on TV throughout the day and being part of the madness that descended on the streets of Southampton shortly after the victory. there were cars everywhere, all tooting horns. Have never experienced anything like it, before or since...