I am Spartacus wrote:That night in December 1998 is often cited by City fans and historians as their lowest ebb in history. Losing to two Lee Peackock strikes in this trophy. From this point they built themselves, albeit by becoming a ‘faux national side’ into one of the top sides in Europe.
Every time I see the likes of Aguero ripping the back of the net out against the Uniteds of this world (Manchester not Torquay as the purists suggest) I like to think that we’re it not for us they could be playing us every week. Was a great game game, great night and a brilliant journey home that night.
It is such a pity now that due to the aspirations of the Premier League that a night like this, in this competition, will never be experienced by another generation of Stags fans.
Bros wrote:I went to the 1975 game with a couple of friends from Sheffield where I was living at the time. We played well and scored the two best goals. Afterwards drove home in a blizzard over the tops
Your situation reminds me of one Jasper Carrot joked about.london amber stag wrote:I also remember the 1975 game at City, there were loads of Mansfield coaches parked up outside the ground, it was hard to find which one you were on. We arrived late and were thrown into the City end by the Manchester police, really intimidating. It was a great game and we battled hard but we couldn’t say a word when Stags scored as we were surrounded by Mancunians!
Me too. I think Ray Clarke and Birdie scored for us. We missed an easy chance to make it 3-3 ( Terry Eccles I think ). As you say one of our best teams.london amber stag wrote:It certainly was a strange experience. One minute standing next to a coach full of Stags fans who soon dispersed as the City fans swayed up and down the terrace! Great memories of that 1975 team.
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