Originally Posted by Confucius
85 Milk Cup Final. Heathrow Penta Hotel, playing football as jumbo jets landed 500 yards away
A disco in the hotel and the DJ finally gives in and plays "Nellie the Elephant" by the Toy Dolls. That was until Davy Dowell decided to fall onto all the disco equipment in his drunken haze and bring the shenanigans to an abrupt end
What a fella he was. Short lad with hair like an explosion in a mattress factory
Davy Dowell, now there's a name from the past.
85 MCF we went with the Sacriston lads. On the way down we stopped off the M1 at Leicester, a WMC about a mile or so from the motorway. LCFC were playing WHU IIRC and there were some Cockneys in the place when we arrived.
It was like the Cantina star wars scene with the lads form Sacriston like, high as kites, flags up on the walls, sing song etc. Near London the bus broke down, smoke spissing out of the bottom grates inside the bus. I remember an empty coach passing us as we hitched it the rest of the way and we all jumped on. Luggage arrived later.
Crazy on the Saturday night in London. Saw an SAFc lad get stabbed in the neck at Leicester Sq Tube station, there was a right old barny at the end of the tube line with some Chelsea lads and one of the lads who was with us from Fram got lifted.
We stayed somewhere near Mill Hill way at a service station, if I have my geography right and the police were called late on when one of the lads fell through a glass coffee table in the bar area.
There were too many lads booked into the room next to us so one of them slept in the bath.
As for the match? Rank bad.