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