50 years Ago Today
As an 18 year old on Saturday 30 July 1966 I went with my late Father to Wembley to see the World Cup Final. Dad had managed to get us tickets for all the matches played at Wembley & the White City Stadium. The tickets were issued before the draw for the Finals were made. Due to work I was unable to see all the matches but managed to see all the games which involved England. Our tickets in the old block B were standing and were high up. We were at the end where our 3rd goal was scored. My young eyes saw the ball hit the net behind the cross bar then bounce onto the line. Anyway it made up for the fact that the ref gave West Germany a free kick in the last minute of normal time which resulted in them scoring.
Both Dad & I were so shattered when we got home as we had given our all supporting the team. We never had a drink & were in bed before 10pm. Come 5.30pm today I intend to raise a glass to Dad & I expect that I will have a tear in my eye. How lucky was I.