Afternoon and welcome back to the field of dreams, or is it common, to the whites from Bolton. My notes are written before the trip to the Lions’ Den so I am still wallowing in the aftermath of the Marmite-bashing. Nice to record our first home league win against them since our return to normal affairs in 2014.
Not exactly a wistful trip down Cut Throat Lane this one but 28 August 1982 it is and who was in town? None other than Chelsea. Who could forget their three previous visits, eh? Certainly most of the residents between Coldhams Lane and the station couldn’t! More ‘entertainment’ was to follow in the next two seasons culminating in our last league fixture v the Pensioners in February 1984 when the natives got particularly restless. We met ten times overall in those second division halcyon days; eight defeats, one win and a draw so not a side to be missed. On that bright August bank holiday weekend afternoon a certain Robson ‘popped’ up with the winner to send the visiting hordes home happy, a crowd of 8,124 in attendance that day. The programme was a fairly bog standard affair for the time, flicking through a fairly jolly periodical one thing stood out for me on the mascots page. None other than Nigel Looker, son of our dearly departed Carol whose death passed its first anniversary just on Saturday past.
On this day in 1963 200,000 people marched on Washington D.C. in a civil rights movement protest which culminated famously in a certain speech by Martin Luther King, jr. It seems that Abba took a liking to it in a different way sixteen years later!
Enjoy the old programme and today’s game!
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