When I was a lad.....

urinal

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It's just occured to my rather adled brain that the city of Exeter has rarely seen such success on a sporting level. Not only have City just mullered Sheffield Wednesday the team whch played in the 1966 FA Cup Final but we will soon be playing Southampton, winners of the 1976 final. Next Sunday we will be playing Swindon who of course, beat Arsenal in the 1969 League Cup Final.

Exeter Chiefs, who this season have beaten Gloucester, Newcastle, Leeds, Saracens, will be playing against Leicester Tigers on 2 January.

When has Exeter ever been a place where teams like this play? In my day the highlight of the Xmas sporting calendar was watching City v. the Sh*tehawks on Boxing Day.

I just hope the younger members of this forum realise how lucky they are to have such a choice.
 

LammieLammieLammie

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Great post, and it's so so true. I know that one day we will be shocking again, hopefully not for many years though!

Thing is, it's not the young uns fault that they done remember 10 years ago!

This is , indeed, a golden time.
 

Antony Moxey

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Great OP and so true. You young 'uns don't know how good you've got it these days, and anyone who remembers the football we played in mid eighties to sub 2k crowds will know just how far we've come since then.

Of course we had the Championship season, but that was pretty much just a blip with the fat end of 20 years of mediocrity either side of it! These things are circular though, and sometime in the future, as Lammie says, we'll be rubbish again, but this current period is probably as good as we've ever been in our history.

Indeed, we may never get a period like this again (there are some who already say we've had our best ever game and it'll never be beaten ;)), so ride the wave and enjoy it as much as you can.
 

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You neglected Wednesdays two visits to wembley in 94 when they lost to arsenal in both the league cup and fa cup!
 
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