So True, Funny How it Seems
Oh my heavens, we had such fun tonight ... we found The Big Match on BT Sports tonight - featuring 30th April 1983. Check out the date in the corner.
Liverpool were playing Tottenham at Spurs - look at the Team List. I can read ALL OF THE NAMES. I recognise at least 8 of them. And check out the Sub. Steve Nicol (See Extra ) He was 3 years above me at school.
Spandau Ballet were number one.
I was working out my notice in the Bank; I wasn't in a happy place. Two weeks before I had made my mind up and celebrated that night with a night out at The Pavillion in Ayr seeing New Order. I don't think I have ever been so drunk before then, or since then.
It was definitely a turning point in my life. in four months I would head off to Edinburgh and my life would take a new direction.
But back to the football. The shorts were short. The stands were 6 ft away from the side lines. The pitches were muddy and lumpy - grass was at a premium. There was football, there were punches, there was no diving, and there was no tantrums.
Men were men, and they had BAD MOUSTACHES.
Take me back.