Sunday, 17 April 2011
Sunday night has to be... Stoke City
And therefore Delilah, which can't, alas, be embedded.
For Billy and Stephen. But to win 5-0 in a Cup semi final is more than extraordinary, it is practically supernatural.
My football memory is quite long, and the teams of Tony Waddington's Stoke in the 70s have left a certain imprint on my memory, though I am bound to mix up the eras a little. Let me see now: Dennis Viollet, Alan Hudson, Jimmy Greenhoff, Jimmy McIlroy, George Eastham, Terry Conroy, Mike Pejic, Alan Durban, and ah, yes, Gordon Banks. That is in no particular order. Waddington was the Autolycus of the decade snapping up considerable number of unconsidered trifles.
Do I support Stoke? No, of course not. But on Cup Final day I will. Blue Moon to stay blue.