Just looked him up.He was captain when the mugs won the Youth Cup in 1962 and went on to play 20 first team games.Correct. We often went to Sid James's when the Lads were away, but mainly to see great early 60s top division sides like Spurs, Wolves and ManU in action. Also, I knew a lad from The Lane, Colin Clish, who was a youth player for the Mags and he got a few games for the first team, so I had an interest in that. I vividly remember going with my mates to Ayresome to watch him play a in cup replay one freezing night. At the time a little gang of us were footy mad, and would never miss a game at Roker. I would guess your uncle was the same.
Newcastle v Sunderland was abandoned in 1901 because of crowd trouble (probably caused by the Mags)I was just reading the other day we played Middlesbrough at St James' Park back in 1905 (iirc) because we were banned from playing at Roker Park because of crowd trouble. A smidge before my time but something I'd never heard of before.
I wasn’t aware Roker had hosted one, and certainly not for the Mags.I wasn't aware that York reached a cup semi-final...
They’ve got form. Ask us and Forest.Newcastle v Sunderland was abandoned in 1901 because of crowd trouble (probably caused by the Mags)
Of the three cups they won in the fifties they had the fortune of playing against 10 men for two of the Wembley finals.The game was a replay. First game ended 1-1 at Sheffield and one of the players I played with at Annfield Plain , Norman Wilkinson , had a header that hit the bar in the last minute that would have won it for York. He spent many a time reflecting on what if. The mags were even jammy in the fifties. Some things never change.
Leave them to it marra. The chronic are perpetuating this myth so they can make money from them, they are just too stupid, needy, and desperate to see it.
Aye even all those years ago the scum got the easy draws. Third Division North York City. We got Man City in the other semi, got beat 0-1 on a quagmire of a pitch which many thought should not of been played.