She wore a scarlet ribbon..
FC United travel to the north east to take on Norton and Stockton Ancients on Saturday in the FA Cup. To get us in the mood, we nicked yet another idea off The Guardian website and trailed through video footage of some of our favourite days of yore in the competition that holds a special place in the heart of every red.
Many of us weren’t born in 1963, but our fathers and grandfathers brought us up with stories of Denis Law and that FA Cup win, which set United on their way back to the top of English football as Busby rebuilt the club. Footage of the final against Leicester City isn’t shown every five minutes on TV, so it’s nice to see it here:
The FA Cup run of 1985 holds many fond memories for reds of a certain vintage. Everyone remembers Whiteside’s winner in the final and the semi final battles, but here is rarely seen footage of the quarter final against West Ham at Old Trafford:
Just for good measure here’s the semi replay at Maine Road and the final too. Why not eh?
Semi-finals have been generally kind to United. Here’s a few to remember.
Arsenal replay 1999
Oldham at Wembley in 1994 and the goal that ‘saved our season’ (copyright every lazy journo, including me). And the replay at Maine Road infront of a roaring red army in The Kippax. I got mugged before this game, but sadly no footage of this exists. Please forgive me, I was 15.
Villa Park is a great FA Cup venue. Here’s two crackers from the last eight years. The great comeback and pitch invasions that shocked the Daily Mail in 2002.
The Fletcher match in 2004, played out in front of one of modern United fans’ best atmospheres
Sod it, here’s Whiteside’s wonder volley from the 1983 semi too
We could put Cantona’s goal from the 1996 final win over Liverpool here, but instead let’s savour the 1999 comeback at Old Trafford
That’s enough nostalgia for now. Enjoy Saturday.
Norton & Stockton Ancients – admission & travel
The FA Cup 3rd Qualifying Round – Norton & Stockton Ancients v FC United of Manchester, Saturday 9th October 2010, Kick Off 3pm
This game is to be played at Norton (Teesside) Sports Complex, Station Road, Norton, Stockton-on-Tees, TS20 1PE.
This game will be pay on the gate. Admission prices are as follows:
£3 over 65s and under 16s
In the event of a draw the replay will be held on Wednesday 13th October 2010 at Gigg Lane, kick off 7:45pm.
By Coach: The official supporters coach will leave Chorlton Street at 10:30am.
The cost will be £16 for adults and £8 for juniors under 16.
Due to demand a second supporters coach has been booked. We urge supporters to book a place as soon as possible.
Email firstname.lastname@example.org or ring the FC United office on 0161 273 8950
By car: Leave the M60 at junction 18, then at roundabout take the 3rd exit, then join the M62 motorway. Leave the M62 at junction 29, then join the M1 motorway. At Junction 43 take left hand lanes to continue with M1. Continue forward onto the A1(M). At Junction 46 continue forward onto the A1(M). At Dishforth Interchange leave the A1(M) at junction 49, then merge onto the A168. Continue forward onto the A19. Branch left, then at roundabout take the 1st exit onto the A1027 (Norton). At roundabout take the 3rd exit onto Junction Road – B1274 (Carlton). Turn right onto Station Road.
Train: The nearest train station is Stockton.