- 17 Dec 2017
I don’t usually read the Daily Mail, however, for incense there is almost a full page report on the game from Michael Page on P16....good article talking about the run up to the day etc
Yes, that report, penned by Jeff Powell, was an absolute disgrace. He couldn’t get his head out of Merseyside’s a**e and was lamenting the absence of Liverpool or Everton from the game.A good read, much better than the Daily Mail match report on 21/04/1986, I vowed never to read the Mail again after reading that, just broken my vow ?
Think the only person trying to start a riot that day was Villa's Paul Birch, what a scroat, goading the Oxford fans...I got totally rat-arsed that day, so can't remember much of the game. I do, however, remember that I kept nearly falling over and knocking into the same man, who eventually threatened to bang me one, if I did it again. My ex-girlfriend (lovely woman) had to keep propping me up. I must admit, the words 'head' and 'dick' come to mind. At the semi-final at Aston Vanilla's ground, my brother got arrested 'for trying to incite a riot', which was found not to be the case, in court.
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