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On this Day in…………………..

1971, We won our first ever European trophy with a 2-1 victory over Real Madrid in Athens in a replay following a draw two days earlier.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hu9aGWgPeQk

posted 1 week, 3 days ago

comment by sandy (U20567)
posted 4 hours, 25 minutes ago
comment by Blarmy (U14547)
posted 4 hours, 40 minutes ago
I might be wrong but I think we were the first team to be invited to play in the european cup from England after we had won our first league title
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Yes you were, the FA stepped in though and didn't allow participation.
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It was the season after we won the title in 55. The European Cup's inaugural was the following year but as Sandy said, we were not allowed to compete in it.

How knows - had we been allowed we could have been the 1st team ever to win the European Cup!

posted 1 week, 3 days ago

That was the cracker of two memorable occasions that year - the other one? I got married. Seemed like a good idea at the time.

posted 1 week, 3 days ago

comment by bloomike (U7734)
posted 13 minutes ago
That was the cracker of two memorable occasions that year - the other one? I got married. Seemed like a good idea at the time.
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But not such a good idea now!

posted 1 week, 3 days ago

No, actually! It went very well for two daughters and 35 yrs. No complaints at all. We're still friends, and that's all as it should be. I've beeen a very lucky boy, all told!

comment by sandy (U20567)

posted 1 week, 3 days ago

Anybody know if Bobby Smith was given a League Winners medal, because he only played I think four games of that 1954/55 title winning season, and I think you had to play a lot more games than that to get one, unlike today.

posted 1 week, 3 days ago

Hi Sandy, I have no idea but as you said he only played a handful of games that season and left for you in the December. Probably highly unlikely!

comment by sandy (U20567)

posted 1 week, 3 days ago

comment by BrummieBlue! (U3487)
posted 2 minutes ago
Hi Sandy, I have no idea but as you said he only played a handful of games that season and left for you in the December. Probably highly unlikely!
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Afternoon Brummie, you OK? Two months for me without a pint. Tea can get a bit tiresome after a while

Yes I couldn`t find anywhere that gave Bobby Smith a winners medal. Probably right if you only play four games, unlike today, where you can come on for a sub for a couple of minutes, and be given a medal.

posted 1 week, 3 days ago

I'm fine thank you Sandy, hope you and your family are well.

Think you need to see some one about your drink problem though - preferably a licencee!

posted 1 week, 2 days ago

Brum, you're the kiddie for the historical articles on our board!!

posted 1 week, 2 days ago

Here to help 69, here to help!

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