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12:57pm Thu 10 Jan 13

White Ant says...

The first recollection is Graeme Souness telling Match of the Day that Bolton had wasted their chance,after the first game.
On the night of the replay myself and my mate where held up with the traffic headng into Liverpool, as a lot of the fans were.
When we got into the stand behind the net we realised we were on the back row next to the staircase. Before we had sat down Super John had scored.
There were still hordes of fans still climbing the stairs who missed the goal.
I was telling them as they passed by us that they had missed one of the greatest goals ever. Some noticeably upset at being late took a swing at me, thinking I was taking the mick. The only time when my own team have scored that I have been attacked by my fellow White fans
The first recollection is Graeme Souness telling Match of the Day that Bolton had wasted their chance,after the first game. On the night of the replay myself and my mate where held up with the traffic headng into Liverpool, as a lot of the fans were. When we got into the stand behind the net we realised we were on the back row next to the staircase. Before we had sat down Super John had scored. There were still hordes of fans still climbing the stairs who missed the goal. I was telling them as they passed by us that they had missed one of the greatest goals ever. Some noticeably upset at being late took a swing at me, thinking I was taking the mick. The only time when my own team have scored that I have been attacked by my fellow White fans White Ant
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1:35pm Thu 10 Jan 13

crookc says...

Yes remember it well, but first of all I always think back to Burnden in the original game, where Super John scored a simple, but technically brilliant goal. My most vivid memory of Anfield, was David Lee having an absolute blinder, and my highlight was
John McGinlay rising a the the far post to score with a brilliant header from David's cross. I then remember coming out of Goodison with all our Crowd singing. "He gets the ball he scores a goal, Owen, Owen Coyle." I also went to the Arsenal game, and could not believe how well we played,
gaining another unexpected win. Fantastic memories !!!
Yes remember it well, but first of all I always think back to Burnden in the original game, where Super John scored a simple, but technically brilliant goal. My most vivid memory of Anfield, was David Lee having an absolute blinder, and my highlight was John McGinlay rising a the the far post to score with a brilliant header from David's cross. I then remember coming out of Goodison with all our Crowd singing. "He gets the ball he scores a goal, Owen, Owen Coyle." I also went to the Arsenal game, and could not believe how well we played, gaining another unexpected win. Fantastic memories !!! crookc
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1:49pm Thu 10 Jan 13

dazza666 says...

Oh Happy Days!
I went to the Liverpool and Everton games. There was a great positive feeling around at that time. We felt we could match and beat anybody....and we did!
Every time we attacked you felt we could score. David Lee at his peak, Super John being Super John and there's only one Andy Walker.!
I'm tingling again with excitement just thinking back.
Was it really that long ago!
Oh Happy Days! I went to the Liverpool and Everton games. There was a great positive feeling around at that time. We felt we could match and beat anybody....and we did! Every time we attacked you felt we could score. David Lee at his peak, Super John being Super John and there's only one Andy Walker.! I'm tingling again with excitement just thinking back. Was it really that long ago! dazza666
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4:30pm Thu 10 Jan 13

Rememberscarborough says...

I can't believe it's 20 years ago!! I remember going from college in Wigan hoping we wouldn't get pasted. Then, we saw David Lee give the best winger's performance I've ever seen before or since with Mike Marsh still having nghtmares about it. On the way home, I had to stop off at a phone booth (mobile phones were still very rare) to ask my parents to record match of the day. I've still got the recording and get goose bumps every time Gerald Sinstadt describes Super John crossing the ball for Andy Walker to nod in the second. It's probably the greatest Wanderers game I've ever seen in thirty years of watching the Wanderers (including trips to europe).
I can't believe it's 20 years ago!! I remember going from college in Wigan hoping we wouldn't get pasted. Then, we saw David Lee give the best winger's performance I've ever seen before or since with Mike Marsh still having nghtmares about it. On the way home, I had to stop off at a phone booth (mobile phones were still very rare) to ask my parents to record match of the day. I've still got the recording and get goose bumps every time Gerald Sinstadt describes Super John crossing the ball for Andy Walker to nod in the second. It's probably the greatest Wanderers game I've ever seen in thirty years of watching the Wanderers (including trips to europe). Rememberscarborough
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6:33pm Thu 10 Jan 13

welding inspector says...

Rememberscarborough wrote:
I can't believe it's 20 years ago!! I remember going from college in Wigan hoping we wouldn't get pasted. Then, we saw David Lee give the best winger's performance I've ever seen before or since with Mike Marsh still having nghtmares about it. On the way home, I had to stop off at a phone booth (mobile phones were still very rare) to ask my parents to record match of the day. I've still got the recording and get goose bumps every time Gerald Sinstadt describes Super John crossing the ball for Andy Walker to nod in the second. It's probably the greatest Wanderers game I've ever seen in thirty years of watching the Wanderers (including trips to europe).
I remember pulling into a service station, just off the M62 asking some Liverpool supporters the directions to Anfield.
They laughed at us stating we where having a wasted journey.
The match was brilliant, Lee was on fire, and Bolton having the best strike partnership they have ever had in John McGinlay and Andy Walker they where always a threat to any side.
I remember the Bolton fans chanting to Souness asking what the score was towards the end of the game...BRILLANT night
[quote][p][bold]Rememberscarborough[/bold] wrote: I can't believe it's 20 years ago!! I remember going from college in Wigan hoping we wouldn't get pasted. Then, we saw David Lee give the best winger's performance I've ever seen before or since with Mike Marsh still having nghtmares about it. On the way home, I had to stop off at a phone booth (mobile phones were still very rare) to ask my parents to record match of the day. I've still got the recording and get goose bumps every time Gerald Sinstadt describes Super John crossing the ball for Andy Walker to nod in the second. It's probably the greatest Wanderers game I've ever seen in thirty years of watching the Wanderers (including trips to europe).[/p][/quote]I remember pulling into a service station, just off the M62 asking some Liverpool supporters the directions to Anfield. They laughed at us stating we where having a wasted journey. The match was brilliant, Lee was on fire, and Bolton having the best strike partnership they have ever had in John McGinlay and Andy Walker they where always a threat to any side. I remember the Bolton fans chanting to Souness asking what the score was towards the end of the game...BRILLANT night welding inspector
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9:08pm Thu 10 Jan 13

welding inspector says...

I remember pulling into a service station, just off the M62 asking some Liverpool supporters the directions to Anfield.
They laughed at us stating we where having a wasted journey.
The match was brilliant, Lee was on fire, and Bolton having the best strike partnership they have ever had in John McGinlay and Andy Walker they where always a threat to any side.
I remember the Bolton fans chanting to Souness asking what the score was towards the end of the game...BRILLANT night
I remember pulling into a service station, just off the M62 asking some Liverpool supporters the directions to Anfield. They laughed at us stating we where having a wasted journey. The match was brilliant, Lee was on fire, and Bolton having the best strike partnership they have ever had in John McGinlay and Andy Walker they where always a threat to any side. I remember the Bolton fans chanting to Souness asking what the score was towards the end of the game...BRILLANT night welding inspector
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9:41pm Thu 10 Jan 13

trotter1877 says...

I recall arriving late for the game with my father and we struggled to find our seats amongst 8,500 fellow trotters who’d made the short journey along the East Lancs. Soon after finding our seats there was no time to sit down as the whole stand erupted…….unexpe
ctedly!
This was a dream wasn’t it? We’d held Liverpool at home 2-2 in the first game but surely we weren’t going to beat them in their own backyard..... Anfield, were we ? We were just there for a trip out or so we thought?!
After that early breakthrough courtesy of Super John McGinlay, I recall the game being pretty comfortable for us and for large parts we controlled it. David Lee in particular was a constant menace although a 1-0 lead is always a little tenuous, particularly away from home.
No need to worry as the trotters sealed it with a late second from our other star striker...Andy Walker rising ‘like a salmon’ at the far post. Although our fans had been in party mood throughout the game, this had now escalated to an uncontrollable state of euphoria......we’d won the game, we had beaten Liverpool at Anfield!
The Liverpool fans were in gracious in defeat; they stayed behind in their numbers and applauded both our players and our supporters. As we left the stadium’s vicinity, we were approached by a Liverpool fan who with a thick local accent commented ‘well played mate’ as he patted me on the back, ‘you deserved to win, who you’ve you got in the next round?’ A lovely moment and he alone epitomised the gracious spirit demonstrated by the Liverpool fans in the stadium earlier.
I’ve enjoyed many great occasions following the Whites but this is as hot as it gets!
I recall arriving late for the game with my father and we struggled to find our seats amongst 8,500 fellow trotters who’d made the short journey along the East Lancs. Soon after finding our seats there was no time to sit down as the whole stand erupted…….unexpe ctedly! This was a dream wasn’t it? We’d held Liverpool at home 2-2 in the first game but surely we weren’t going to beat them in their own backyard..... Anfield, were we ? We were just there for a trip out or so we thought?! After that early breakthrough courtesy of Super John McGinlay, I recall the game being pretty comfortable for us and for large parts we controlled it. David Lee in particular was a constant menace although a 1-0 lead is always a little tenuous, particularly away from home. No need to worry as the trotters sealed it with a late second from our other star striker...Andy Walker rising ‘like a salmon’ at the far post. Although our fans had been in party mood throughout the game, this had now escalated to an uncontrollable state of euphoria......we’d won the game, we had beaten Liverpool at Anfield! The Liverpool fans were in gracious in defeat; they stayed behind in their numbers and applauded both our players and our supporters. As we left the stadium’s vicinity, we were approached by a Liverpool fan who with a thick local accent commented ‘well played mate’ as he patted me on the back, ‘you deserved to win, who you’ve you got in the next round?’ A lovely moment and he alone epitomised the gracious spirit demonstrated by the Liverpool fans in the stadium earlier. I’ve enjoyed many great occasions following the Whites but this is as hot as it gets! trotter1877
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10:19pm Thu 10 Jan 13

irwell1 says...

The tickets for the Bolton end had sold out so a friend of ours who was a delivery driver for Warburton's around Liverpool got us tickets for the main stand with the Liverpool supporters. On the journey to the ground we agreed to keep a low profile if we scored because we would be in the Liverpool end. It wasn't long though before super John scored a magnificent header, and without thinking we were all jumping around the main stand and celebrating, I can still see the looks on all the scousers faces, not happy, not happy at all. I met John McGinlay at a football do later that year and told him I'd bought a copy of the white hot picture from the Bolton Evening News, he said drop it in to the ticket office and he would get it signed by himself, Andy Walker and David Lee. I picked it up a few days later signed by all three, I still have it in a frame.
The tickets for the Bolton end had sold out so a friend of ours who was a delivery driver for Warburton's around Liverpool got us tickets for the main stand with the Liverpool supporters. On the journey to the ground we agreed to keep a low profile if we scored because we would be in the Liverpool end. It wasn't long though before super John scored a magnificent header, and without thinking we were all jumping around the main stand and celebrating, I can still see the looks on all the scousers faces, not happy, not happy at all. I met John McGinlay at a football do later that year and told him I'd bought a copy of the white hot picture from the Bolton Evening News, he said drop it in to the ticket office and he would get it signed by himself, Andy Walker and David Lee. I picked it up a few days later signed by all three, I still have it in a frame. irwell1
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7:45am Fri 11 Jan 13

middlestump says...

Undoubtedly one of my greatest nights as a BWFC fan. I drove to Yorkshire to pick up my Uncle and then drove back to Liverpool. Like many we were late and missed Super John's opening goal, but Bolton were that dominant we knew that giant-killing was inevitable way before Andy Walker 'rose like a salmon' at the back post to power in the second. After the match it was a mad rush to get to a payphone to ring my Aunty to get her to video Midweek Grandstand. A drive back to Yorkshire and then we plonked ourselves in front of the box and watched the game time and time again, in slow mo, frame by frame and in reverse. I had bought two dodgy cases of French lager for a tenner and woke up the next morning on the settee awash with empty stubby bottles.
Undoubtedly one of my greatest nights as a BWFC fan. I drove to Yorkshire to pick up my Uncle and then drove back to Liverpool. Like many we were late and missed Super John's opening goal, but Bolton were that dominant we knew that giant-killing was inevitable way before Andy Walker 'rose like a salmon' at the back post to power in the second. After the match it was a mad rush to get to a payphone to ring my Aunty to get her to video Midweek Grandstand. A drive back to Yorkshire and then we plonked ourselves in front of the box and watched the game time and time again, in slow mo, frame by frame and in reverse. I had bought two dodgy cases of French lager for a tenner and woke up the next morning on the settee awash with empty stubby bottles. middlestump
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9:02am Fri 11 Jan 13

Clazza29 says...

Without doubt, this is the fondest memory I have as a Bolton wanderes supporter.

I was 9 years old at the time and in complete love with Bolton Wanderes. I vividly remember the 1st game ay home. It was cold day at burnden. The day was extra special day as my grandad, a Liverpool fan, come to the game with me, my brother and my dad. The pitch was frozen and Bolton Bolton played superbly. I was gutted when we drew 2-2.

The replay at anfeild was unbelievable. Me, my dad and our friend (Keith) went to the match that night. I remember everything about that night, the walk to the ground, seeing the Bolton players get off the team coach, all the officiall bwfc fan travel coaches parked along the main road, the 8000 bolton fans.......amazing.

We was sat on the side of the pitch, 4 rows from the front. I can vividly remember David lee skinning mike marsh and crossing the ball. Super John seemed to hang in the air forever before heading the ball in the back of the net. It only got better from there and we poured attack after attack onto them.

Keith Branagan got some great support that night. "ooh arh Branagan!"
Seemed to go on forever.

My hero back then was Andy walker. It was fitting that he won the game with that header.

The atmosphere and the singing has never been better than it was that night.
Those days the club had a feel good factor that I don't believe will ever be recreated. It was a truly special time in my life and for bwfc.

The days of "ding dong doo" and the burnden terrace have gone. I'm just fortunate enough to say I was part of it as a young kid (thanks to my dad for making it happen) to witness how good being a Bolton fan really can be.....

Chris
Without doubt, this is the fondest memory I have as a Bolton wanderes supporter. I was 9 years old at the time and in complete love with Bolton Wanderes. I vividly remember the 1st game ay home. It was cold day at burnden. The day was extra special day as my grandad, a Liverpool fan, come to the game with me, my brother and my dad. The pitch was frozen and Bolton Bolton played superbly. I was gutted when we drew 2-2. The replay at anfeild was unbelievable. Me, my dad and our friend (Keith) went to the match that night. I remember everything about that night, the walk to the ground, seeing the Bolton players get off the team coach, all the officiall bwfc fan travel coaches parked along the main road, the 8000 bolton fans.......amazing. We was sat on the side of the pitch, 4 rows from the front. I can vividly remember David lee skinning mike marsh and crossing the ball. Super John seemed to hang in the air forever before heading the ball in the back of the net. It only got better from there and we poured attack after attack onto them. Keith Branagan got some great support that night. "ooh arh Branagan!" Seemed to go on forever. My hero back then was Andy walker. It was fitting that he won the game with that header. The atmosphere and the singing has never been better than it was that night. Those days the club had a feel good factor that I don't believe will ever be recreated. It was a truly special time in my life and for bwfc. The days of "ding dong doo" and the burnden terrace have gone. I'm just fortunate enough to say I was part of it as a young kid (thanks to my dad for making it happen) to witness how good being a Bolton fan really can be..... Chris Clazza29
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9:53am Fri 11 Jan 13

MarkP27 says...

I am on the picture with Andy Walker, David Lee and John McGinlay - look just above their heads and there I am with my wife and father.
Memorable day for me too as I had just discovered that I was to become a father - she is now 19 and studying at University!!!
I am on the picture with Andy Walker, David Lee and John McGinlay - look just above their heads and there I am with my wife and father. Memorable day for me too as I had just discovered that I was to become a father - she is now 19 and studying at University!!! MarkP27
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11:20am Fri 11 Jan 13

Clazza29 says...

Without doubt, this is the fondest memory I have as a Bolton wanderes supporter.

I was 9 years old at the time and in complete love with Bolton Wanderes. I vividly remember the cold day at burnden park when Liverpool came to town. It was an extra special day as my grandad was a Liverpool and fan came to the game with me, my brother and my dad. The pitch was frozen and Bolton Bolton played superbly. I was gutted when we drew 2-2.

The replay at anfeild was unbelievable. Me, my dad and our friend (Keith) went to the match that night. I remember everything about that night, the walk to the ground, seeing the Bolton players get off the team coach, all the officiall bwfc fan travel coaches parked along the main road, the 8000 bolton fans.......amazing.

We was sat on the side of the pitch, 4 rows from the front. I can vividly remember David lee skinning mike marsh and crossing the ball. Super John seemed to hang in the air forever before heading the ball in the back of the net. It only got better from there and we poured attack after attack onto them.

Keith Branagan got some great support that night. "ooh arh Branagan!"
Seemed to go on forever.

My hero back then was Andy walker. It was fitting that he won the game with that header.

The atmosphere and the singing has never been better than it was that night.
Those days the club had a feel good factor that I don't believe will ever be recreated. It was a truly special time in my life and for bwfc.

The days of "ding dong doo" and the burnden terrace have gone. I'm just fortunate enough to say I was part of it as a young kid (thanks to my dad for making it happen) to witness how good being a Bolton fan really can be.....

Chris R
Without doubt, this is the fondest memory I have as a Bolton wanderes supporter. I was 9 years old at the time and in complete love with Bolton Wanderes. I vividly remember the cold day at burnden park when Liverpool came to town. It was an extra special day as my grandad was a Liverpool and fan came to the game with me, my brother and my dad. The pitch was frozen and Bolton Bolton played superbly. I was gutted when we drew 2-2. The replay at anfeild was unbelievable. Me, my dad and our friend (Keith) went to the match that night. I remember everything about that night, the walk to the ground, seeing the Bolton players get off the team coach, all the officiall bwfc fan travel coaches parked along the main road, the 8000 bolton fans.......amazing. We was sat on the side of the pitch, 4 rows from the front. I can vividly remember David lee skinning mike marsh and crossing the ball. Super John seemed to hang in the air forever before heading the ball in the back of the net. It only got better from there and we poured attack after attack onto them. Keith Branagan got some great support that night. "ooh arh Branagan!" Seemed to go on forever. My hero back then was Andy walker. It was fitting that he won the game with that header. The atmosphere and the singing has never been better than it was that night. Those days the club had a feel good factor that I don't believe will ever be recreated. It was a truly special time in my life and for bwfc. The days of "ding dong doo" and the burnden terrace have gone. I'm just fortunate enough to say I was part of it as a young kid (thanks to my dad for making it happen) to witness how good being a Bolton fan really can be..... Chris R Clazza29
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5:41pm Fri 11 Jan 13

Golbornewhite says...

I remember going to Anfield with my brother,we were in the stand on the side.We went one up with super John's goal and it was just a matter of when will Liverpool equalise.As the game went on we started to feel more as if we were going to cause an upset.
I had been to the first game at Burnden with my dad.When the 2nd goal went in i went to grab our kid and he had fell backwards.
I remember the after match celebrations on the pitch and the Bolton Evening News front page picture.
I bought the BEN picture of super John's goal and it is on my wall to this day.
Great times as a Wanderer.
I remember going to Anfield with my brother,we were in the stand on the side.We went one up with super John's goal and it was just a matter of when will Liverpool equalise.As the game went on we started to feel more as if we were going to cause an upset. I had been to the first game at Burnden with my dad.When the 2nd goal went in i went to grab our kid and he had fell backwards. I remember the after match celebrations on the pitch and the Bolton Evening News front page picture. I bought the BEN picture of super John's goal and it is on my wall to this day. Great times as a Wanderer. Golbornewhite
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7:08pm Fri 11 Jan 13

Reality50 says...

Was a great night.We were at Burnden Park at 6pm and 60 coaches were booked to ferry fans to Anfield. We unfortunately were booked on coach number 60 meaning we were last to leave and inevitably that meant we hit a mass of traffic on the M62 as rush hour traffic plus 9000 Wanderers fans and out of town Liverpool fans converged on the Scouse city.We arrived at Anfield dead on kick off time and were met at the turnstiles at the Anfield Road end with long queues to get in. While in the queue McGinlay scored except the cheers were so loud from within the ground we thought Liverpool had scored!, Within seconds word came back we were one nil up and on we entered the ground. I was halfway back directly behind the net and had a brilliant view. The team looked so comfortable especially David Lee, Scott Green ,Phil Brown-in his twilight years-McGinlay and Andy Walker. Liverpool barely threatened all night and when Andy Walker scored a rare header we were in dreamland as we hugged complete strangers around us in total jubilation. At the final whistle Liverpool fans applauded the Bolton team and fans. Liverpool fans unlike their red counterparts in Manchester have always been a sporting lot!. Certainly one of my top five experiences as a Wanderer in my 37 years of following the club home and abroad. The Bruce Rioch years were the greatest for me even though I appreciate all what Big Sam did. Rioch awakened BWFC and never got the credit he deserved.
Was a great night.We were at Burnden Park at 6pm and 60 coaches were booked to ferry fans to Anfield. We unfortunately were booked on coach number 60 meaning we were last to leave and inevitably that meant we hit a mass of traffic on the M62 as rush hour traffic plus 9000 Wanderers fans and out of town Liverpool fans converged on the Scouse city.We arrived at Anfield dead on kick off time and were met at the turnstiles at the Anfield Road end with long queues to get in. While in the queue McGinlay scored except the cheers were so loud from within the ground we thought Liverpool had scored!, Within seconds word came back we were one nil up and on we entered the ground. I was halfway back directly behind the net and had a brilliant view. The team looked so comfortable especially David Lee, Scott Green ,Phil Brown-in his twilight years-McGinlay and Andy Walker. Liverpool barely threatened all night and when Andy Walker scored a rare header we were in dreamland as we hugged complete strangers around us in total jubilation. At the final whistle Liverpool fans applauded the Bolton team and fans. Liverpool fans unlike their red counterparts in Manchester have always been a sporting lot!. Certainly one of my top five experiences as a Wanderer in my 37 years of following the club home and abroad. The Bruce Rioch years were the greatest for me even though I appreciate all what Big Sam did. Rioch awakened BWFC and never got the credit he deserved. Reality50
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10:15pm Fri 11 Jan 13

Wanderers56 says...

I can only agree with the comments above. this was one of the best nights I have ever had supporting Bolton, probably topped only by the 2-1 victory at old Trafford in the late 70's. we arrived late like a lot of Bolton fans, and had just got to our seats when there was uproar after John McGinley had put us in front. a friend of mine, a Liverpool fan, still has nightmares thinking about "walking in McGinlays wonderland" we were fantastic in the first half, but it was more even after the break, but when Andy Walker scored the second, there was no doubt about the result. I went to Everton and Arsenal, both fantastic nights, and Marseille and Madrid, but nothing can match that white hot night for excitement. It lit the blue touch paper for the Wanderers, a ride that lasted for twenty years, until last season. Praise must go, not only to Bruce Rioch, but to Phil Neal. He may not have been able to get us playing good football, but he did sign a lot of the players that brooooce was able to develop into such a good side. I hope that our demise is only temporary and that somewhere in the future another white hot day or night is waiting.
I can only agree with the comments above. this was one of the best nights I have ever had supporting Bolton, probably topped only by the 2-1 victory at old Trafford in the late 70's. we arrived late like a lot of Bolton fans, and had just got to our seats when there was uproar after John McGinley had put us in front. a friend of mine, a Liverpool fan, still has nightmares thinking about "walking in McGinlays wonderland" we were fantastic in the first half, but it was more even after the break, but when Andy Walker scored the second, there was no doubt about the result. I went to Everton and Arsenal, both fantastic nights, and Marseille and Madrid, but nothing can match that white hot night for excitement. It lit the blue touch paper for the Wanderers, a ride that lasted for twenty years, until last season. Praise must go, not only to Bruce Rioch, but to Phil Neal. He may not have been able to get us playing good football, but he did sign a lot of the players that brooooce was able to develop into such a good side. I hope that our demise is only temporary and that somewhere in the future another white hot day or night is waiting. Wanderers56
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1:00am Sat 12 Jan 13

KimboT says...

As an avid Wanderers supporter, I longed to go to Anfield to watch the match but was banned from attending as I was 2 days away from my due date and had to make do with listening on the radio. I remember standing at home, doing my ironing when John scored the first goal, when Andy scored the 2nd, I was screaming and shouting and thought I would go into labour, The phone must have rang about 5 times that night with my friends ringing to make sure I was ok. What a night and 5 days later my beautiful daughter was born.
As an avid Wanderers supporter, I longed to go to Anfield to watch the match but was banned from attending as I was 2 days away from my due date and had to make do with listening on the radio. I remember standing at home, doing my ironing when John scored the first goal, when Andy scored the 2nd, I was screaming and shouting and thought I would go into labour, The phone must have rang about 5 times that night with my friends ringing to make sure I was ok. What a night and 5 days later my beautiful daughter was born. KimboT
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7:12am Sat 12 Jan 13

Chris page says...

I had the joy of working in Liverpool at this time. It was one of the best nights of my Bolton supporting life and the next day I bought all the papers and photocopied all the back pages and circulated them to all the Liverpool fans in the office. I did the same for the Everton win as well and the Tranmere win the year after! Liverpool fans to a man were gracious in defeat but to be honest that annoyed me I preferred the hard bitten bitter Everton fans who really felt the defeat. I think I identified with them more and felt a bit patronised by the Liverpool fans. There were so many memories frm the night but singing Souness what's the score was pretty good.
I had the joy of working in Liverpool at this time. It was one of the best nights of my Bolton supporting life and the next day I bought all the papers and photocopied all the back pages and circulated them to all the Liverpool fans in the office. I did the same for the Everton win as well and the Tranmere win the year after! Liverpool fans to a man were gracious in defeat but to be honest that annoyed me I preferred the hard bitten bitter Everton fans who really felt the defeat. I think I identified with them more and felt a bit patronised by the Liverpool fans. There were so many memories frm the night but singing Souness what's the score was pretty good. Chris page
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8:42am Tue 15 Jan 13

Boamorty says...

Easily the best night in my lifetime of watching our beloved Wanderers

The best performance by a Wanderer I have ever witnessed David Lee was unplayable he could have scored 5 or 6 himself His run and cross for the first goal was magnificent
The crowd was fantastic and the Kop stayed in at the end to applaud the Wanderers off the pitch never seen that anywhere before or since
Lets hope theres more nights like that to come ...soon Morty
Easily the best night in my lifetime of watching our beloved Wanderers The best performance by a Wanderer I have ever witnessed David Lee was unplayable he could have scored 5 or 6 himself His run and cross for the first goal was magnificent The crowd was fantastic and the Kop stayed in at the end to applaud the Wanderers off the pitch never seen that anywhere before or since Lets hope theres more nights like that to come ...soon Morty Boamorty
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10:31am Tue 15 Jan 13

liss white says...

I remember it well. I travelled over from Leeds with my Dad and we had great seats right behind the goal.
3 overriding memories starting with the first goal - David Lee (he was un playable in the first half until they brought a sub on) skipping past Mike Marsh, delivering a fantastic cross on his wrong foot and Super John hanging on the back post for what seemed liked an eternity to nod it home.
Secondly - almost the entire second half - the constant signing of....'ooh ah Branagan!' and finally the vast majority of the Kop staying after the final whistle to applaud us off....great memories and happy days!
I remember it well. I travelled over from Leeds with my Dad and we had great seats right behind the goal. 3 overriding memories starting with the first goal - David Lee (he was un playable in the first half until they brought a sub on) skipping past Mike Marsh, delivering a fantastic cross on his wrong foot and Super John hanging on the back post for what seemed liked an eternity to nod it home. Secondly - almost the entire second half - the constant signing of....'ooh ah Branagan!' and finally the vast majority of the Kop staying after the final whistle to applaud us off....great memories and happy days! liss white
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10:52am Tue 15 Jan 13

MMHolmes says...

Is it really twenty years ago? We arrived just as the game kicked off and I'd just about found my seat when David Lee sent that beautiful, perfect cross over to the back stick for Super John to head home. Cue absolute madness in the away end.
Andy Walker's goal sealed it late on and we all went home happy.

And to this day, the only reason I've still got a video recorder in the house is so I can watch the highlights in scratchy, low definition whenever I need a lift.

Wonder if you can get it on Blu Ray......?
Is it really twenty years ago? We arrived just as the game kicked off and I'd just about found my seat when David Lee sent that beautiful, perfect cross over to the back stick for Super John to head home. Cue absolute madness in the away end. Andy Walker's goal sealed it late on and we all went home happy. And to this day, the only reason I've still got a video recorder in the house is so I can watch the highlights in scratchy, low definition whenever I need a lift. Wonder if you can get it on Blu Ray......? MMHolmes
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5:54pm Tue 15 Jan 13

Craig R says...

My memories are of thinking if the net hadn't been in the way Super John's header would have landed in my lap. Seeing the entire Anfield Road End full and a block of the Centenary Stand down the side as well was quite a sight. Someone who came in late told us that Bolton fans stuck in traffic on the East Lancs Road were getting out of their cars and dancing in the carriageway when the first goal went in!
I thought looking at the teams that night that of the centre backs the Liverpool duo ofByornaby and Piektnic (SP?) and ours of Seagraves and Winstanley I'd rather have ours. The team were fantastic and the expected onslaught never came. When my hero Andy Walker headed the second and my friend, the late Brian Haslam, hugged me shouting "Beam me up Scotty" we knew we'd done it.
I also remember the next season the Park End Stand at Goodison being packed out with Wanderers fans (The injured Andy Walker was sitting behind me and signed my programme) and seeing our fans along with the entire top tier of the main stand as well.
I'm hoping Dougie Freedman can bring back such exciting times again in the future, our great club and its wonderful fans deserve it.
My memories are of thinking if the net hadn't been in the way Super John's header would have landed in my lap. Seeing the entire Anfield Road End full and a block of the Centenary Stand down the side as well was quite a sight. Someone who came in late told us that Bolton fans stuck in traffic on the East Lancs Road were getting out of their cars and dancing in the carriageway when the first goal went in! I thought looking at the teams that night that of the centre backs the Liverpool duo ofByornaby and Piektnic (SP?) and ours of Seagraves and Winstanley I'd rather have ours. The team were fantastic and the expected onslaught never came. When my hero Andy Walker headed the second and my friend, the late Brian Haslam, hugged me shouting "Beam me up Scotty" we knew we'd done it. I also remember the next season the Park End Stand at Goodison being packed out with Wanderers fans (The injured Andy Walker was sitting behind me and signed my programme) and seeing our fans along with the entire top tier of the main stand as well. I'm hoping Dougie Freedman can bring back such exciting times again in the future, our great club and its wonderful fans deserve it. Craig R
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8:02pm Tue 15 Jan 13

HillyBWFC69 says...

I remember going to the match as a birthday present and sitting just in front of the late, Great Dave "Ding dong do" Higson. He was commentating on the match from the stands as he wasn't allowed on the TV gantry with the BBC. The team were superb that night, to a man , outplaying Liverpool from the first whistle. They couldn't cope with David Lee on the wing and Walker and Super John up front. Tony "Zico" Kelly passed em off the park and Branagan and his defenders kept the clean sheet that the current whites team find so hard to come by. We scored 2 cracking goals but my lasting memory was seeing the entire Kop, standing to applaud the superwhites off the pitch at the end. Can't imagine any other set of fans in the country doing that and probably wouldn't happen today. Happy days , one of mi best ever birthday pressies too.
I remember going to the match as a birthday present and sitting just in front of the late, Great Dave "Ding dong do" Higson. He was commentating on the match from the stands as he wasn't allowed on the TV gantry with the BBC. The team were superb that night, to a man , outplaying Liverpool from the first whistle. They couldn't cope with David Lee on the wing and Walker and Super John up front. Tony "Zico" Kelly passed em off the park and Branagan and his defenders kept the clean sheet that the current whites team find so hard to come by. We scored 2 cracking goals but my lasting memory was seeing the entire Kop, standing to applaud the superwhites off the pitch at the end. Can't imagine any other set of fans in the country doing that and probably wouldn't happen today. Happy days , one of mi best ever birthday pressies too. HillyBWFC69
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12:53pm Wed 16 Jan 13

drewpy64 says...

I went to liverpool ,Everton,and arsenal and watched wanderers beat them all,you just couldnt make this up just had to be there memories that will live with me forever
I went to liverpool ,Everton,and arsenal and watched wanderers beat them all,you just couldnt make this up just had to be there memories that will live with me forever drewpy64
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1:10pm Wed 16 Jan 13

exiled says...

I was a cop working north of the border on a training course. My mind was at Anfield though but didn't get to hear the result until midnight. What a splendid period of our club's history. Very proud, and still am.
I was a cop working north of the border on a training course. My mind was at Anfield though but didn't get to hear the result until midnight. What a splendid period of our club's history. Very proud, and still am. exiled
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4:04pm Wed 16 Jan 13

Colebagski says...

I was studying in Sheffield at the time and skint. I'd been to the Burnden match but couldn't afford to go to Anfield. But on the morning of the match my housemates clubbed together and gave me the money to go. Obviously I didn't have a Wanderers ticket so I paid on the night to stand on the Kop. How I kept quiet as we absolutely outclassed them I'll never know. Super John and the brilliant Andy Walker might have scored the goals but for me David Lee was the main man that night. Liverpool didn't know how to handle him. I had to rush back to Lime Street after the final whistle and my cab driver was an Everton fan. He was nearly as happy as me!
I was studying in Sheffield at the time and skint. I'd been to the Burnden match but couldn't afford to go to Anfield. But on the morning of the match my housemates clubbed together and gave me the money to go. Obviously I didn't have a Wanderers ticket so I paid on the night to stand on the Kop. How I kept quiet as we absolutely outclassed them I'll never know. Super John and the brilliant Andy Walker might have scored the goals but for me David Lee was the main man that night. Liverpool didn't know how to handle him. I had to rush back to Lime Street after the final whistle and my cab driver was an Everton fan. He was nearly as happy as me! Colebagski
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