My favourite game: Sheff Utd v Nottm Forest, Division One play-off 2003

06 April 2020 10:59
On a wild Thursday night, the Blades fell 2-0 down in the first half before staging a Paul Peschisolido-inspired fightbackThere are moments in football fandom that, in retrospect, you realise were the emotional high-water mark. The time when it mattered that much more, when the blade, now long dulled by experience, cut right through to the core. For me, that peak came at Bramall Lane on 15 May 2003.In truth I can’t recall much about events surrounding the game. Googling the date today reveals – unexpectedly – that it was a Thursday. So I must have got the train up from London where I was at university. My dad would’ve driven up from Derby with my brother, uncle and cousin, parking up near Heeley City Farm in an awkward traffic-bothering style that had long been known as The Manoeuvre. At that time my uncle’s superstition was, I think, at the everybody-has-to-have-a-lucky-mint stage. Related: My favourite game: Holyfield v Tyson, WBA heavyweight title fight 1997 | Kevin Mitchell Continue readingreadfullarticle

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