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20 years ago today...

Post by quaker4life » Wed Dec 11, 2019 4:48 pm

We played Villa away in the FA Cup after being drawn back in as the "lucky losers" in the second round following Man Utd's withdrawl to take part in the World Club Championship's in Brazil.

A certain Gareth Southgate played that day along with Paul Merson, Dion Dublin and David James. I don't remember too much about the game itself other than Carbone's screamer and the celebrations in the away end when Paul Heckingbottom smashed in the rebound.

A great occasion and hopefully we won't have to wait another 20 years for another!

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Post by Darlo_Pete » Wed Dec 11, 2019 11:32 pm

I remember being sat right behind the goal & seeing the size of James in goal. I thought it would be impossible to get the ball past him, as he filled up the goal. Luckily I was wrong, haha.

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Post by piggy » Thu Dec 12, 2019 3:53 am

Love watching those old vids. Interesting exchange between Reynolds and Deadly Doug Ellis five minutes in!

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Post by don'tbuythesun » Thu Dec 12, 2019 11:04 am

What a day out that was. Cardiff turned up too when their cup match with Bolton was postponed. Huge following and we gave Villa a good go.

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Re: 20 years ago today...

Post by Old Git » Thu Dec 12, 2019 1:43 pm

Can’t remember the reason why the 3rd round game was played in December that season instead of the usual date the first weekend in January.

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Post by spen666 » Thu Dec 12, 2019 2:20 pm

Old Git wrote:
Thu Dec 12, 2019 1:43 pm
Can’t remember the reason why the 3rd round game was played in December that season instead of the usual date the first weekend in January.

Can't remember either, but it is only 2nd time I have seen a club game with 3 lots of fans segregated. They eventually moved a lot of Cardiff fans into the Main Stand

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Re: 20 years ago today...

Post by quakerste » Thu Dec 12, 2019 3:24 pm

Yeah I remember that. Their game had been postponed so they pitched up at Villa and put in the lower section of the stand to the right of us.

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Post by Mister e » Thu Dec 12, 2019 3:40 pm

Old Git wrote:
Thu Dec 12, 2019 1:43 pm
Can’t remember the reason why the 3rd round game was played in December that season instead of the usual date the first weekend in January.
It was because the powers to be wanted to end the season early to give England more time to prepare for euro 2000 not that it did us any good we flopped against both Portugal and Romania in the group stage despite beating Germany with an Alan shearer goal.

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Post by Spyman » Thu Dec 12, 2019 8:29 pm

I remember Gabbiadini was suspended or injured. James made what I recall as an absolute worldie of a save from Duffield.

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Post by Fleurrose » Thu Dec 12, 2019 9:19 pm

Old Git wrote:
Thu Dec 12, 2019 1:43 pm
Can’t remember the reason why the 3rd round game was played in December that season instead of the usual date the first weekend in January.
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Re: 20 years ago today...

Post by Mister e » Thu Dec 12, 2019 10:51 pm

Did you not bother reading my post above which tells you.

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