For those of us old enough to remember the 1977 FA Cup Semi-Final v Liverpool at Main Road when we were robbed, all thanks to ref, Clive Thomas, well here now after 35 years is our chance to get our revenge.
We have not lost an FA Cup semi-final since 1980 v West Ham at Elland Road. That's 6 games unbeaten (84 Southampton, 85 Luton, 86 Sheff Wed, 89 Norwich, 95 Spurs and 09 Man Utd).
As well as getting revenge for that "disallowed" Bryan Hamilton goal, a win at Wembley would only be our second win v Liverpool (Charity Shield 84 being the only other time at the old Wembley).
Let's hope it's our 7th successive semi-final success and we go on to lift the Cup!
Mark McDonald, Posted 28/03/2012 at 05:29:00
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160 Posted 28/03/2012 at 07:48:27
Plus, does anyone recall Howard Kendals comments on Cup final day in '84: "We're not here for the party, we're here to win" or something along those lines. We have nothing to fear if we play like last night.
177 Posted 28/03/2012 at 09:35:38
Much more of the same please Moyes.
I was at the FA Final 1988?89, McCalls last mintue equaliser is the single greatest football memory for me, then onto despair with that twat Rush being allowed to score 2.
Lets set a few records straight by winning. Don't just believe we are better than them, know it.
181 Posted 28/03/2012 at 09:49:28
We battered them last night and the shite will be as nervous as hell.
Just pick your best team Davey boy and tell em to go out, enjoy the game and batter the Red Bastards !
190 Posted 28/03/2012 at 10:07:23
193 Posted 28/03/2012 at 10:23:20
199 Posted 28/03/2012 at 10:28:13
200 Posted 28/03/2012 at 10:28:51
201 Posted 28/03/2012 at 10:36:10
205 Posted 28/03/2012 at 10:38:18
It was a massive boost as a kid and I seized the opportunity to ask him about the incident , he was surprised that someone my age would ask him about it and he said with total honesty that the ball connected with his side and not his hand , furthermore he reiterated what bob latchford said about Thomas
207 Posted 28/03/2012 at 10:37:30
208 Posted 28/03/2012 at 10:45:03
Just going back to '77. My mate Frank was so incenced by Thomas' decision not to award a penalty, that he picked up the radio and promptly flung it through his mum's kitchen window before going out to get pissed.
209 Posted 28/03/2012 at 10:48:43
But apart from that, well no, it is a pretty good list.
210 Posted 28/03/2012 at 10:53:37
212 Posted 28/03/2012 at 11:08:15
That McAllister free kick was also well beyond the end of time added on... a horrible day.
219 Posted 28/03/2012 at 11:28:40
222 Posted 28/03/2012 at 11:40:08
Penalty shoot out and Tony Hibbert to score the winner!
223 Posted 28/03/2012 at 11:51:54
224 Posted 28/03/2012 at 11:55:25
And Thomas - did he ever explain what he claimed the decision was for? Handball, perhaps; Hamilton scored with midriff as the cross was too low for his head, too high to volley in; or did he claim it was offside?
Replays showed it was comfortably neither.
When I wrote an email to my redshite-supporting brother whether I was blinkered a few years back about perceived bias from refs, as I could only remember dodgy decisions against us - denied penalties in 84 league cup final, 86 Cup Final, in various league; he replied:
Clive Thomas Appreciation Society.
Those fuckers remember it too.
ps, I was at the 3-0 Johnson game and my bruv was in with the other lot in Bullens. At 2-0 up, Liverpool shoulda got a pen and didn't, and I texted him: This is in the bag, you didn't get a fair pen shout. We never get decisions against you; today is karma.
233 Posted 28/03/2012 at 12:30:25
For me,I want revenge for the sickening 1986 FA Cup final loss,what I still regard as the worst day I've had as a Blue.
Leaving Wembley that day with my Uncle was the lowest feeling ever.
Time to give those twats a taste of their own medicine.
246 Posted 28/03/2012 at 13:11:24
Problem is of course that beating them wins us nothing... but how sweet would that victory taste?!!!
Come on blues, if the support is anything like what i witnessed last night we will hammer them!!
258 Posted 28/03/2012 at 14:19:06
It turns out loads of them had already booked their train tickets, flight and hotels before the replay. Cheeky fuckin' bastards!
Serves them fuckin' right..........
We were magnificent last night and I was proud to be a part of it; proud to be a Blue...
Now, lets beat them twats and win the Cup.
309 Posted 28/03/2012 at 16:02:29
I couldn't have put it any better myself.
You forgot to mention when Cadamartteri had the shirt ripped off his back at Anfield and the Harrow Housemaster missed it.
332 Posted 28/03/2012 at 17:33:21
341 Posted 28/03/2012 at 17:58:08
345 Posted 28/03/2012 at 18:11:37
383 Posted 28/03/2012 at 19:54:57
Come the KO, would the boys need any more motivation?
389 Posted 28/03/2012 at 20:42:25
391 Posted 28/03/2012 at 20:51:09
398 Posted 28/03/2012 at 21:07:48
430 Posted 28/03/2012 at 22:38:32
451 Posted 28/03/2012 at 23:54:37
455 Posted 29/03/2012 at 00:45:10
As for all the decisions against us at the top, we have all been there and all seen these shocking decisions. It is the shites lack of admittance to these dodgy decisions and their mocking of us for years that will lead to that stupid scarf being the least bought product ever...in history. I hate them with a passion and I have no doubt that my hatred will only get worse. Lets FTRS!!! COYB!!!!
491 Posted 29/03/2012 at 08:50:21
550 Posted 29/03/2012 at 13:35:05
679 Posted 29/03/2012 at 23:32:31
The FA have annouced who the referee and assistants will be for the Semi Final.
Assistants J.Carragher and L.Suraez
Fouth Official K.Daglish
692 Posted 30/03/2012 at 02:08:25
A.Green, R.Stubbs and A.Parry
798 Posted 30/03/2012 at 14:51:43
804 Posted 30/03/2012 at 14:58:26
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