The Maine Road game was played on the Tuesday (?) afternoon to save electricity during the three day week when the miners' strike started to bite. Living in Rochdale at the time, I went along but whether I played truant or schools were shut I have no recollection. Also can remember nothing about the match other than we lost.Yes I think so. We were cup holders and Carlisle knocked us out. However it is the midweek afternoon cup replay against Cardiff two years previously that I recall best. A huge seasons best crowd of almost 40000 as against an average of 16000 with Bobby Kerr taking the game into extra time with a last minute goal. Alas with the prize for the victors a home tie with Leeds we lost the second replay at Maine Road. The Roker roar during extra time would have given the noise from the famous City night in 73 a run for the money. The Cardiff keeper had a blinder. It was a brilliant sunlit February afternoon and Roker looked magnificent
He did though. Our results from the Villa win at New Year was top eight.Was it not because they played in all white and confusion with a white ball blending with their socks?
People thinking Big Sam "saved us from relegation" when he was actually in charge for 8 months of a 10 month season and we finished lower than where we were when he took the job.
He's probably getting mixed up with Di Canio.We were 19th when he took over and had three points from eight games, I'm interested to know how we finished lower than that and managed to avoid relegation.
That was the Cardiff game in 2006 where Chopra got the winner.That derby match against the mags at the SoL when an actual
Magpie flew around the pitch and perched on the cross bar.
That was pretty weird
It wasn’t Davenport it was Matt Kilgallon wasnt it?only one team ever to win all of their home games in an English top flight season - Sunderland
Record looks about to be equalled by Manchester City with only a few games left of the season. Sunderland roll into town with a heavy injury list, play two midfielders at full back, and have to play a centre back who hasnt started a first team game in 2 years.
Said defender, Callum Davenport, makes a Cruyff turn followed by a rabona pass in their penalty area, as we narrowly miss out on going 4-1 up. Ends 3-3. Record remains intact.
Everything about our mad results against Man City over 4 seasons. Bet Guardiola is damn glad we werent shuffling around the Premier League relegation zone this season. Aguero, Sane, Sterling, yeah whatever, some randomeer like Ozturk would smash in a last second piledriver off the referee´s backside to win it for us.
It was against villa, calamity James fouled by ehiogu, we'd have gone top had we wonLate goal at home against Leicester ruled out because of a foul on the keeper. Keeper had been fouled by his own defender.
Jozey goal against Arsenal disallowed because he was fouled and we were made to take a free kick. Defender, last man, only booked and goes on to score the winner against us iirc
Stephen wright iircNo. He scored two and the dubious goals panel decided that one of our defenders (can't remember who) scored the other.