Not sure about the floodlight situation but I wagged the day off school to go kick off was 3-00 on Tues or Wed .1960-61 was the promotion season. We won 5-0, the half time score was 1-0. Scorers were Russell , Pace 2, Kettleborough 2.
Wednesday 22nd February 1961. You said the match was played in the afternoon, so there were no floodlights at Sincil Bank at the time?
Edgeley Park had an “executive” area?Mine was Stockport (1998 I think, so I’d be 14). My Dad worked shifts and loads of weekends, so I never really got to go away until I was a bit older and could go with mates. But a family friend played for a youth team and they were playing a Stockport youth side on the pitch in the build up to kick off. Long story short, there was a spare space so I was asked if I wanted to go.
Coach got there really early and we went in via some “executive” area. Vividly remember saying hello to John Deehan who was our assistant at the time.
We were then allowed onto the stand. There was nobody in apart from stewards/groundsmen etc (it was probably about 1pm). However: there were several Blades players, all suited and booted out looking at the pitch, presumably having just arrived themselves.
I had got a programme and was desperate to get an autograph or two on it. By the time I’d got a pen from somewhere, there were only 2 players left out, both walking towards the tunnel. I could only bag one, so plumped for the “star” of the two, Petr Katchouro.
I regretted this decision years later, when I realised that had I got it signed by the other guy, I would own a Stockport County match day programme signed by a European Championship winning captain.
Man. United away on April 23rd, 1962.
Not counting the pigs, Man U for me too about 1965. They put 3 past us and Best got a couple. This was Best in his prime, a skinny kid (a bit like Brooks for those who worry about his physique). The other two of the holy trinity, Law and Charlton, were also playing.
http://www.mufcinfo.com/manupag/match_data/match_sql.php?my_match_date=1965-11-20Not counting the pigs, Man U for me too about 1965. They put 3 past us and Best got a couple. This was Best in his prime, a skinny kid (a bit like Brooks for those who worry about his physique). The other two of the holy trinity, Law and Charlton, were also playing.
We got promoted and they got relegated,conceding 100 goals in the processNot many can say they had a better first away match than me.
FA CUP QUARTER FINAL 1960/61
Newcastle United 1 SHEFFIELD UNITED 3
Played in tangerine shirts white shorts and Billy Russell scored a first half hat trick as we led 3-0 at HT completely outplayed them we were challenging for promotion and they were second in old division one
Blackpool...i think it was '69 but could have been 1970,went in the main stand with my Dad along with my Uncle and Cousin who lived there.