It’s half time, last cup of tea before the ale starts flowing. Really hoping I’m not drowning my sorrows in 45 minutes. Got to believe we can do this. Keep the faith Rams, game on. Let’s go. If we do turn this round I’m having extra ale tonight. And hey everyone I’ll buy first round too 👍
Most of you know my family history ( im the ONLY Ram in a family of Leeds...long story, its generally been hideous) so this game, yes this game even at my age having seen 2 league championships, scoring 4 past Real Madrid, giving Benfica a football lesson, seeing Dean Saunders silence Arsenal at Highbury and set up that dramatic Liverpool v Arsenal last game of season match, seeing 5-0 v Forest and so much more... Well, you could add all my Derby highlights together, every great feeling added up and it wont come close to the 2nd leg at Elland Road.
My lovely wife even stayed up late to sit with me she was so worried that football was finally going to see me off. Im standing in my living room at midnight in Swedish Lapland, only a foot away from the telly, screaming, holding myself, making promises to God... Please, please, please let us win. It was surreal, delightful, delicious, perfect.
I dont think I will ever feel that way in victory again. I dont think i even really cared that much about the final v Villa. This was THE one.
One happy happy Ram. Travelled to London next day just glowing.
As a 7 year old I wasn't in charge of the family jam purchasing panel. If it's any consolation, it was that or mixed fruit. I think in the circumstances, raspberry seedless was a more palatable confession.
Raspberry seedless? WTF were you thinking you monster, you had the whole forum hanging on your every last word and you had to go and blow the whole thing out of the water with 'raspberry ducking seedless'. I hope you're proud of yourself....
Think the bloke next to Swindlehurst is roger jones and the bloke front middle might be Andy hill, scorer of the 2nd goal against forest in 1983 fa cup match. Hill only played because bobby Davison was cup tied
Feared the worst as soon as I logged on and saw the thread title. 😪
He was part of my childhood. Perfect humour, at a perfect time.
And most of all, he was one of our own. A true Ram.
Rest in peace TB-T, OBE.
Up The Rams
I think as a tribute first match back after this evil, horrible hiatus. We should all learn the words to Black Pudding Bertha and sing it as the lads run out on the pitch.
In fact in another thread we were discussing a new anthem, there it is!