The importance of Wembley 1999

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  1. foggy1974

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    Yeah but we could be at maine road playing fleetwood with billy kee our top scorer and uwe as our manager, this site would have 300 members and wouldn't have atspheres shit, empty seats and I cannot get a ticket on my loyalty points threads then.
    Also all the 4025 left going after 30yrs in 3rd division would still be the best fans in the world.
    ;-)

    going off some of the posters in the match day thread/ facebook we still are
     
  2. ArdwickAlbert

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    Think of the players in the team then, many thinking "I didn't join to be a sideshow in Division 3" and now have a career off the back of it. No way would Goater be in Sky Sports news if it wasn't for that game. I've never felt more confident of a win at any time since once we'd equalised.
    It's ironic that for all their subsequent success, our nadir went under the radar because of the Rags treble, but this was their pinnacle and actually the start of our ascent and of us eclipsing them. They've still a long way to fall mind.
    Felt nothing like that at the time though.
     
  3. Silvas' left eyebrow

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    Same year Bighton finished 17th in the division below.only 7 points clear of falling out of football league. Also they ever homeless I think goldstone ground had been sold......so don't want to rain on city folklore , but possibly nowhere near as important as some think.
    Definitely far more important if true, didn't the Sheik enquire about Everton and Newcastle only to be told NO.
     
  4. bluefrom78

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    I'll occassionally have a read through these:

    https://mcivta.com/newsletter-0505/
    https://mcivta.com/newsletter-0506/

    to bring back memories of the day as well as watching youtube videos as others have linked. Was brilliant reading through them at Uni when I wasn't aware of forums/messageboards etc to see other fans had been through the wringer just as much as I had.
     
  5. ManCityX

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    What on earth are you talking about?
     
  6. BlueAnorak

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    Probably the 2nd most important game in City history over the last 30 years.
    The most important being the 1-0 away win at Newcastle under Stuart Pearce with a stunning goal from Mpenza
    http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/football/eng_prem/6491079.stm
    That win gave us the confidence to keep us up and if we had gone down there would have been No Shinawatra takeover and no Sheikh Mansour take over after that.
     
  7. Silvas' left eyebrow

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    That Brighton were in a far worse position than city . Even if city had lost.
    If you glance at the premier league table they are now there.....?
    May be Wembley was not that important ?

    What are YOU talking about ?
     
  8. ManCityX

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    That has absolutely no relevance to this discussion at all.

    In fact City had dropped far lower than their expected/historic level than Brighton had, and at a time when our main rivals were going through their best ever period as well.
     
  9. BlueMojito

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    Never read them before. They are great to look back on. Thanks for posting.
     
  10. che_don_john

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    I was 15 at the time but I don't remember much of the game; I think the trauma and emotion of what happened at the end just wiped my memory.

    Excitement before the game had been huge. My best mate, our dads and I traveled up from Bedford for the semi-final on a school night; got our photo in the MEN when invading the pitch and skipped school the next day because we were both knackered.

    That all got us buzzing for the final but up until the Dickov goal it hadn't been the most enjoyable day. The traffic was bad and the weather was pretty gloomy. Our seats were on the half-way line but for some reason we were directed into the gate on the other side of the pitch and then made to walk all the way around inside...through the Gillingham half. Not the nicest fans; they all looked like Vinny Jones from Lock Stock and we were goaded, shoved, scarves pulled at.

    Survived that gauntlet and the only things I remember from the game was the gut-wrenching feeling of their second goal, not bothering to celebrate Horlock's and then just pandemonium at the equaliser. Extra time flew by and, as others have said, I've never felt more sure that we would win a game as I did after that goal.

    Best day as City supporter, without a doubt.
     

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