Tufc v Scunthorpe playoff 1988

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Tufc v Scunthorpe playoff 1988

Post by westyorkshiregull » 18 Jan 2018, 13:32

https://m.youtube.com/watch?t=935s&v=sj3dOXhMG-E


1988 playoff semi final 1st.leg full match

What memories do we have of this match. Well I can remember it very well as it was the day after the Liverpool v Wimbledon fa cup final which my dad attended. So I can remember him being rather tired for this early kick off. Full house , the disappointment of not getting automatic promotion was diluted when we took a 2 nil lead in the first half through Caldwell and Dobson. Trademark goals from them both. Dobson as always could get on the end of a ball and toe it in and caldwell using his presence.
Some really hard people in this team , Phil Lloyd , michnichol , Caldwell and impey. Not players you would mess about with but new how to play the game.
Crowd were fantastic , the weather was wonderful and indeed we took a 2-1 lead back to the Scunthorpe United old showground which was to be the last game ever played there.


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Post by Teigngull » 18 Jan 2018, 20:58

Oh for some of those hard nuts today, we wouldn't be in this predicament that's for surem


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Post by westyorkshiregull » 18 Jan 2018, 21:25

Agree ...phil Lloyd was exceptional for me


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Post by Teigngull » 19 Jan 2018, 19:21

Yeah even Cyril got involved on the pitch & wasn't frightened to put his point across , I think given half a chance he would've taken that centre half round the back & punched him so hard in the gob he'd have had to push a toothbrush up his arse to clean his teeth.


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Post by westyorkshiregull » 19 Jan 2018, 19:42

Cyril was loved by many and will never ever forget the tannoy announcing his death. Such a long time ago but never forgotten


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Post by Teigngull » 19 Jan 2018, 20:14

Went to the first leg of the final v Swansea in '88 , after the game was finished the teams were going down thus tunnel (we were sat right next to it ) when my old man heard Robbie James call Cyril a lucky cnut (after Jim Mc Nichols last minute goal) , the old man called James a pig shagger (he's friggin useless , but we knew what he meant ) we were all Pi$$1ng our selves laughing at my dad when Robbie James lunged at him , Cyril saw this & got in between them both, thanked dad for his support & told James to go & service some bacon !
I'll never ever forget it, good days & nice one Cyril. RIP


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Post by westyorkshiregull » 19 Jan 2018, 21:17

Wow amazing tale from that first leg. I remember radio reports on the 1st leg game sat in my parents caravan in north Devon. Lee Sharpe was not involved I believe Cyril wanted to protect him from the game.

Glad Cyril stuck up for your dad he wasn't to be messed with. Great memories

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Post by Teigngull » 19 Jan 2018, 22:02

It's times like that , that keep you turning up every week hoping that more good memories can be made, I have plenty of excellent ones but I'm greedy I want more & more , is it greed ? I don't think so, Christ I don't think there's another club who have had the white we've had to put up with over the last 10 years.
Happy days


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Post by Plainmoor78 » 26 Jan 2018, 08:09

Teigngull wrote:
19 Jan 2018, 20:14
.....when Robbie James lunged at him , Cyril saw this & got in between them both, thanked dad for his support & told James to go and service some bacon
Made my day that has.

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