Fans’ mem­o­ries of Posh’s first day out at Wem­b­ley

The Peterborough Evening Telegraph - - Et Sport -

YOUR mem­o­ries of Wem­b­ley 1992 as told to @Alan­swan­net on Twit­ter or by e-mail. ‘From that de­light­ful mo­ment at Leeds Road, my mind was fully oc­cu­pied by the up-com­ing trip to the twin tow­ers.

The talk on the play­ground was of how that fa­mous sta­dium would be a sea of blue and white. I set my alarm for 3am to be at the front of the queue at London Road to en­sure a seat and stood with my dad with me eat­ing my coco pops while he read the pa­per.

The buzz of ev­ery­one in that queue was awe­some. From The Shay in Hal­i­fax to the fa­mous twin tow­ers, oh how I was proud to love lit­tle Peter­bor­ough.

So on to the big day, ticket, face paint, scarf tied round my head, lucky posh teddy (I was 12) and off to Wem­b­ley we went.

As for the game I can’t re­mem­ber much. I think it was a lot to take in, but from the mo­ment King Kenny scored the great­est ever goal on that fa­mous pitch I knew I’d al­ways be grate­ful to my dad that he made me a Posh boy!

Hope your read­ing from heaven dad, me and dad lov­ing posh for­ever.

LENNY BAR­LETTA ‘Sat slumped on my seat, head in hands af­ter the equaliser, then that pass, that fin­ish and fly­ing down 20 rows of Wem­b­ley steps’

@jones_­jamie ‘Mick Hal­sall be­ing has­sled by the fans at night to say some­thing poignant. so he started the song “we’re blue, we’re white, we’re #### dy­na­mite.

‘Drink­ing the town cen­tre dry in the evening. The Al­der­man lit­er­ally ran out of beer.’

@Tasker40 ‘Missed the game on scout camp. Next to us was a group from...you guessed it Stock­port! Al­most made up for miss­ing the match.’

@con­sul­tan­tjuice ‘My main mem­ory of the game is Lee Howarth’s goalline clear­ance at 1-1. Watched it hun­dreds of times since and it’s in­cred­i­ble.’

@Talk­sport­drive ‘I re­mem­ber the club sell­ing out of kits and hav­ing to bor­row my kit for the mas­cot who was Lil Fu­cillo’s son! Best day out ever’

@mark­lynch7 ‘My mum hir­ing Mor­leys bus to take 52 peo­ple from Whit­tle­sey. She was wor­ried she wasn’t go­ing to get enough peo­ple, but she could have filled it twice.’

@rk­lima ‘Stand­ing at the top of Wem­b­ley Way & ev­ery Stock­port fan that walked past was wear­ing a shell-suit.’

@Paul­mitchymitch ‘Be­ing in Cathe­dral Square at mid­night when Chris Turner and Micky Hal­sall turned up to join the party,’

@Free­kicks ‘A young slim Lee Howarth com­ing on as sub and mak­ing a goa­line clear­ance at 1-1. My hero never has to buy a beer in the Dragon.’

@Buck­rodger­sposh Then: A creative mid­field force. Now: Academy foot­ball man­ager at Moul­ton Col­lege, Northamp­ton. What he said: “I didn’t fancy ex­tra-time in that heat so I thought I’d bet­ter pro­duce some­thing spe­cial. That could be the most im­por­tant pass I ever hit.” WOR­RELL STER­LING Then: Hard-work­ing right-winger with a happy knack of scor­ing im­por­tant goals. Now: Works closely with Posh as part of the Foot­ball De­vel­op­ment Cen­tre run by Peter­bor­ough Re­gional Col­lege. What he said: “It would have been a tragedy if we’d fin­ished that sea­son with noth­ing to show for it,” BOBBY BARNES Then: The wizard of the drib­ble on the left wing. Now: A top-rank­ing of­fi­cial with the Pro­fes­sional Foot­ballers As­so­ci­a­tion. What he said: “I al­ways thought we’d win as there is so much char­ac­ter in the side. A lot of teams would have crum­bled when con­ced­ing such a late equaliser, but we just picked our­selves up and bounced back straight away.” TONY AD­COCK Then: The brains of the for­ward line. Theteddy Sher­ing­ham of Divi­sion­three. Now: A busi­ness man­ager. What he said: “I had a lump in my throat at kick-off and I was cry­ing at the end. It’s the first time I’ve ever been pro­moted and I won’t for­get this mo­ment for a long, long time.” KEN CHARLERY Then: The goalscor­ing ge­nius of London Road. Now: As­sis­tant man­ager at St Al­bans FC. What he said: “Nine times out of 10 Mar­cus Eb­don would have over-hit that pass, but this time he de­liv­ered it per­fectly. I slipped into over­drive and lobbed the keeper and be­lieve me it’s the sweet­est mo­ment of my life.”

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