Rob wrote:Marky Mark wrote:Foster's goal against Wigan is easily the winner of this, definitely my favourite all-time goal - I was in the Quarry End lane of lower West at the time as a 12 year old, and I think I got carted a good 40 yards by the celebrating crowd, took my Dad 10 minutes to find me.
Also glad someone has mentioned Wilkinsons goal at Burnley in 91/92, that still remains the best game of football that I've seen with my own eyes. I'm glad someone also confirmed that Castledine's goal actually happened against Blackpool because I'd convinced myself that it was a figment of my imagination. I remember seeing a Castledine run and dribble from his own half, I think a reserve game against Sheffield Wednesday or someone, where it felt like he had the ball for about 5 minutes and beat everyone twice, only to be stopped by a great save from the keeper. I even think their players had their heads in their hands at being deprived the best goal anyone had ever seen.
I think Cyrille's goal was against Rochdale, and I remember Whitehall scoring a couple of crackers in his season with us.
I, along with loads of other Stags fans, got a parking ticket at that Burnley game. We parked near the ground and the local police said we were OK to park where we did - only to return to a yellow sticker and glue that took 2 years to get off. It was a great game. George's goal is right up there for loads of reasons, the atmosphere and roar when he scored, the quality of the goal and the fact it was Big George - a proper legend.
Agreed re Foster, legend on the field and off it as one of the few managers over the decades to get us a promotion. I was saddened when I read what he remembered the most was the way he was hounded out by the boo boys when things started to go wrong for him as it clearly soured his legendary status, at least from his perspective.