- Aug 25, 2011
Knocking Newcastle out of the FAC two years in a row, this one man Buckley breakaway was special.
Did it end up 3 - 3 with a penalty? I remember being right next to the away fans, the banter was terrific!I recall a win against Leeds in which CMS turned up big time. Earlyish AMEX days I think.
Zamora's first goal (AT HOME) after his away one at Leeds, was pretty magical too.
Or the Sheffield Wednesday atmosphereI just think it's brilliant that the Amex is creating its own set of memories now, rather than forever harping back to bloody 1997 or bloody 1983
The atmosphere has been at its best (on 2+ occasions) when we've been wronged.The atmosphere ahead of, and during, the Sheffield Wednesday play-off game.
David Blunkett's quote from that night:
"Well I’ve never experienced anything, in the many years I’ve been a Sheffield Wednesday supporter, like the first quarter of that game last night.
It was a forcefield. It was a forcefield on the pitch and off it. The sound was unbelievable, the emotion was so high that we were all holding our heads in our hands and literally shaking."
Exactly six years ago today, as it happens.THAT Sheffield Wednesday game
I think you will find that was 39 years before THE AMEX opened!Peomotion in sight, but losing 1-0 at home to Torquay with ten mnutes to go in 1972 threatening to derail it.
Won it 3-1 .................. magic night!
Here's a photo I took that day. As you say, it all felt a bit surrealThe game against Chelsea - not this season, but that friendly, the first game in the whole country with fans allowed back after lockdown.
The weirdness of spaced seating, of being told to face the other way when anyone went past you, the feeling of what was so familiar and safe and ours all now feeling a bit surreal and in some ways unfamiliar, staff using sanitising gel on anything anyone's hand had touched, the slightly nervous excitement and the echoey near empty stadium. All of that.
I think also our first chance to see Ben White. Didn't care about the score. Just so good to be back among however few of us were allowed in. And the "can you hear the Chelsea sing?" at the empty away end just joyous.
As we're saying Amex not Albion, I'm going to go with England v Spain in the Women's Euro's too. Took my Mum, wife and daughter so 3 generations, two of them on their first trip to the Amex. Fantastic night and great memories.