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Author Topic: Happy Rotterdam Day  (Read 10284 times)

Offline nick harper

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Re: Happy Rotterdam Day
« Reply #120 on: May 26, 2022, 05:39:33 PM »
This Celebratory Dinner tonight? Where was it advertised? Not seen it mentioned other than on FB today.

It was here as part of the AV40 celebrations.

https://av40tribute.com/shop/ols/all?sortOption=descend_by_created_at

Offline trinityoap

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Re: Happy Rotterdam Day
« Reply #121 on: May 26, 2022, 06:03:28 PM »
One of my abiding memories was talking to a party of Dutch OAP's in the first pub we went into  in Rotterdam. Their hatred of the Germans was visceral.
And I do mean hatred. Not surprising when you remember what they went through. When the final whistle went  I literally blacked out for a couple of seconds. I still have the scar on my nose where I made a rather undignified landing. I gave away my scarf to a Dutch lad. Mrs. TOAP would not let me take our son even though he was nearly eight weeks old and subsequently lost more brownie points when she lost my ticket. One of the truly great days of my life and I was bursting with pride at what we had achieved especially as much of the press had not forgiven us for having had the temerity to beat media darlings Ipswich in winning the league. Now forty years on I still think of how lucky I and the others were to have been there and still be here to go on about it.

Offline trinityoap

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Re: Happy Rotterdam Day
« Reply #122 on: May 26, 2022, 06:18:55 PM »
Off to watch the match.

Offline Dazvillain

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Re: Happy Rotterdam Day
« Reply #123 on: May 26, 2022, 06:20:35 PM »
Did someone say that the super villans documentary was on BT again tonight ?

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Re: Happy Rotterdam Day
« Reply #124 on: May 26, 2022, 07:13:06 PM »
Did someone say that the super villans documentary was on BT again tonight ?

Yesterday apparently !! Can watch on bt app but need subscription ….. how much , any ideas ?

Offline clash city rocker

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Re: Happy Rotterdam Day
« Reply #125 on: May 26, 2022, 07:47:39 PM »
Remember  the Dutch hating the Gerrans with a passion I never quite got.

Offline Brazilian Villain

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Re: Happy Rotterdam Day
« Reply #126 on: May 26, 2022, 07:51:29 PM »
This Celebratory Dinner tonight? Where was it advertised? Not seen it mentioned other than on FB today.

It was here as part of the AV40 celebrations.

https://av40tribute.com/shop/ols/all?sortOption=descend_by_created_at

A friend of mine flew over for it after getting back from the Toronto Do on Monday. He has a very understanding wife.

Offline astonvilla82

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Re: Happy Rotterdam Day
« Reply #127 on: May 26, 2022, 08:47:21 PM »
What a day that was; the return fare from Birmingham New Street all the way to Rotterdam via train, ferry and coach, plus the match ticket, cost £29.   

I was robbed!  Mine cost £33 for the same package.
I paid 28.50 just for train and ferry to Anderlecht

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Re: Happy Rotterdam Day
« Reply #128 on: May 26, 2022, 09:01:52 PM »
Happy Rotterdam Day all!  Remember watching the game on telly.

40 years ago tomorrow morning, I sang all the way to school...


Offline Exeter 77

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Re: Happy Rotterdam Day
« Reply #129 on: May 26, 2022, 09:07:42 PM »
Just watched the game back and the three things I picked up from this viewing.

The ref gave us nothing all game.
Gary Williams had a really good game.
How did Ken McNaught never win and International cap?

Offline Rudy65

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Re: Happy Rotterdam Day
« Reply #130 on: May 26, 2022, 09:35:55 PM »
Playoff final Just popped up on my Facebook memories. A photo of me, Olaftab, Brazilian Villan and Pat McMahon ( with his lucky Rotterdam Union Jack) in the pub in Kilburn. I say Facebook “memories” - I can’t remember a thing, let alone that photo being taken

Mine too.  Abiding memory of the day, after getting to Wembley early and trying to get a 2nd ticket for my 18 year old lad to no avail, was him staying with me right to turnstiles and then saying "Surely you're gonna let me have it? You saw us win the European Cup, please let me see us win something"  I gave him £30 and said go find a pub!  Met him back on the green after, beer soaked..."Best day ever" he said!  I do wish I could have got him in though!
Don't tell your son but I did the opposite. I was able to get a ticket but my son couldn't. As all his mates were going  I gave him mine. For the Derby game the roles were reversed but he didnt return the favour!

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Re: Happy Rotterdam Day
« Reply #131 on: May 26, 2022, 10:48:21 PM »
Talk of us now going for Gérard Moreno.

Great news with Diego Carlos.

Best Rotterdam Day ever other than the day itself.

Offline eamonn

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Re: Happy Rotterdam Day
« Reply #132 on: May 26, 2022, 10:48:31 PM »
Just watched the game back and the three things I picked up from this viewing.

The ref gave us nothing all game.
Gary Williams had a really good game.
How did Ken McNaught never win and International cap?

And Bremner only one for Scotland. I know they had Archie Gemmill and all those sexy players but still.

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Re: Happy Rotterdam Day
« Reply #133 on: May 26, 2022, 11:16:48 PM »
Can't believe it's been 40 years. So glad I was one of the lucky ones to have witnessed that great night. Being 19 I thought there would be other European glory. Sadly like the rest of us, I'm still waiting. However with our present owners I'm as optimistic as I have ever been that we just might have more European nights to remember.

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Re: Happy Rotterdam Day
« Reply #134 on: May 26, 2022, 11:27:37 PM »
Just watched the game back and the three things I picked up from this viewing.

The ref gave us nothing all game.
Gary Williams had a really good game.
How did Ken McNaught never win and International cap?

And Bremner only one for Scotland. I know they had Archie Gemmill and all those sexy players but still.

Gemmill had gone by 1982. The midfielders chosen were Asa Hartford, Davie Provan, John Robertson, Graeme Sounness, Gordon Strachan and John Wark.

Was before my time so not sure if all of them deserved to be ahead but guess Wark and Sounness both played in Bremner's position, more or less, and were pretty good.

They had some pretty decent centre-halves keeping McNaught out, notably Hansen, McLeish and, of course, Evans.

Still got knocked out in the sodding Group Stage.

 


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