So memorable you've got your year's mixed upThe promotion in 08 has to be the best.
Firstly, To be 3-1 down on aggregate against your local rivals in a play off and win in the manour we did was almost unbelievable. The Harley goal which went through a sea of players took an age to get in! And then going on to win gain promotion, that was special.
Yes, the Morecombe game wasn't the best, but the lead up to it and the outcome just propelled us to heights unimaginable only a few short years earlier.
Yep, me too - 4 children, so my 'City promotion family' has now eclipsed that ...Favourite promotion, favourite child ? Love ‘em all, for different reasons !
Can't argue with that same order for me - I only have limted memories of 76/77 but probably sneaks in ahead of RotherhamSo In my time supporting City I’ve seen four promotions, but how do they rank? For me Terry Cooper’s sits loud and proud at the top. It was my first so it’ll always be special, but that freakish home record is probably something that’ll never be repeated by any team anywhere ever. Plus we sealed both promotion and the title at home, and that final 5-1 result at Lincoln. Say no more.
Next is tricky but I’m going to just edge this current one. It’s been on the cards for quite some time with the constant threat of the dreaded play-offs, but we have some genuinely exciting players and it shouldn’t be underestimated just how important the Academy has been regularly supplying 50% of the starting 11.
Just behind I’ll take Wembley. Had we done it the year before it might have been a different story: first time in the play-offs, first time at not just Wembley but the new Wembley, and finally escaping the Conference but it wasn’t the first time, we’d seen it and (almost) done it before, it was more relief than joy.
And finally Rotherham. Going through the division is no mean feat, but (I think) three sides had heavy points deductions and the division in general wasn’t of a particularly high quality. But, up’s up so it shouldn’t be dismissed quite so nonchalantly, but for me the other three were more enjoyable, especially given I wasn’t there to see it!
Anyway, over to you!