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Nine years ago today

Discussion in 'City Talk' started by Hulmebantam, Dec 11, 2021.

  1. Hulmebantam

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    What a night that was!

    I remember getting into the ground, with my Dad, and hearing the Arsenal team being read out. I just laughed at the strength of it and thought we had no chance...
     
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  2. Idlebantam

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    Great night, probably the coldest night at Valley Parade, but we didn't care did we.
     
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    I keep this photo that I took off the telly highlights programme to cheer me up on the days we are not so good.
    It was the day after my birthday and I had an elbow infection that was excruciatingly painful.
    I didn’t really enjoy the night as much as I should due to my very painful elbow.
    That’s me just behind Wenger and Mrs bbb in the stupid woolly hat next to me.That’s just after they equalised in the last minute and the next frame is my head sinking down to the ground.
    One of the Arsenal subs threw his woolly hat away at the end of the game and the wife pretended she’d dropped it and a steward passed it to her.
    CC5C1484-19A0-4EE4-A1A4-974652BC219F.jpeg Pausing the telly and taking a picture of yourself on it is definitely not sad by the way.
     
  4. bantam65

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    You look a fair bit like Arsene Wenger mate.
     
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    No.
    I’m the one sat down in the main stand.
     
  6. Bronco

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    Nowt like a great result to warm you through, a horrible night traveling down to Villa then 20 minutes late getting in but being amongst those 6,000 + City fans soon warmed me up.
     
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    One of my biggest regrets is not being at Villa away that night.
    We always go to Tenerife for a week at that time of year.
    In 2013 we had a bit of extra money so booked for 2 weeks instead.
    We went on the day of the home leg and flew home on that Tuesday night of the 2nd leg
    Landed at LBA in thick snow and listened to the last 20 minutes on the car radio.
    Worst journey ever.

    My missing Chelsea away story knocks this one in to a cocked hat though.
     
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    Went to them all fortunately!!

    Didn't think I was getting to Villa as the weather in Queensbury was shocking....but got down to VP eventually for the coach and then got interviewed on the coach live on ITV Calendar News...never seen it to this day and didn't realise it was live until my phone started pinging seconds later!!
     
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    Cheers. That makes me feel much better.;)
     
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    Who? The guy with the woolly hat
     
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    *sitting
     
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    I have no regrets
     
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    Decent draw that night but doesn’t compare to today’s draw, proud of how far the club have come.
     
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    I was also interviewed on a coach to Villa Park and it was broadcast, but I think it was BBC.
     
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    My son and I were sat in the front row behind the dugout. Must have been just to the left of you, viewed from the pitch. Several of us kept banging on the roof of the dugout to annoy Mr Wenger. Very mature!
     
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