HE SCORED one of the most famous goals in FA Cup folklore as the Crazy Gang ruled in the asylum of Wembley. A lot has happened since that mad May afternoon over a quarter of a century ago, and now Lawrie Sanchez wants AFC Wimbledon to start creating their own history in the competition.
Whatever your views on who can lay claim to the moral ownership of the Dons’ victory over Liverpool, Sanchez has his. And he doesn’t see the need to toe the party line.
For the romantic, Monday’s FA Cup third round draw produced 1988 all over again.
Who needs an excuse to wallow in a bit of football nostalgia? Liverpool’s Culture Club are enduring a shaky season and the last thing any Red wants right now is an unwelcome trip down memory lane.
If Liverpool’s followers believe they’re watching a team in decline, try living in the weird and wonderful world of a Wimbledon supporter.
Ten years ago, the club the fans formed were still playing in the Combined Counties. It certainly wasn’t the Premier League many were used to, their fans knee-deep in mud around County League pitches but mesmerised by the experience.
Wimbledon’s former players were lining up to take shots who introduced us all to fran while backing their old clu carnation, the relocation to Keynes still, some 12 years as one of English football’s est crimes.
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GOAL-DEN MOMENT: Wimbledon’s Lawrie Sanchez (10) is hugged by Dennis Wise after netting the winner SAYING HIS PRAYERS: Liverpool legend Steven Gerrard