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Username: Margo

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Posted on Sunday, May 24, 2009 - 02:17 am:   

When the match had finished, We (Susan Fox and me, sorry, I !) rushed out of the house, down Donkey Hill, got on a no 40 trolley bus, and went into Woolworths to buy souvenirs. I still have an engraved glass bearing the FA Cup and all the team's names, but I must have bought that later.
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Posted on Friday, May 22, 2009 - 05:56 pm:   

Forest have produced a DVD featuring the entire 1959 Cup Final in glorious black and white. Complete with the Ken Wolstenholme commentary

The scenes of Tommy Graham (Forest Trainer) waggling Roy Dwight's injured leg about is something to behold - the leg was broken.

Back then I watched the first half at home with Mum and Dad along with my mate Tony Gleadell (we both became Mundellans in Sept 59).

The second half was unbearable for us to watch so we cleared off into the back yard and played football.

My mother did nothing for our nerves by popping out to tell us "Luton have scored" and "your Dad reckons we'll never hold out" and "Luton nearly scored again".

By the time my dad coame to tell us Forest had done it, we were both bags of nerves.

What a day, and what a sight when they brought home the Cup.

Suffice to say I bought the DVD and have watched that "too scary" second half.

Malc "Fred" Fox
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Posted on Saturday, January 10, 2009 - 08:24 pm:   

Can anyone remember joining together to write this poem, when Forest won the FA Cup? I was in 2M, and I can remember 2T and a few older supporters joining in.
Happy Days. I can remember RR Stephens keeping me outside his office every lunchtime for a week, threatening me with the cane, because I went to the City Ground in the lunch hour to buy a ticket for the match against Tooting and Mitcham I think it was.

The singing had finished, the match had begun;
away went the clouds and out came the sun
on the Wembley turf so fresh and green
and on our Forest, that wonderful team.

Right from the start after winning the toss
our lads showed Luton who was the boss.
Then in the ninth minute to Forest’s delight
Imlach centred for a goal by Dwight.

In the fourteenth minute it was well understood
why all the fans sang Robin Hood:
a header from Wilson went into the net
to prove to the critics ‘twas the best final yet.

Forest two, Luton nil:
two players collided as players will.
A stretcher came on to take off poor Dwight,
and that left ten men in red and white.

After half-time now, Forest two up
with only one thought, to win that Cup.
They really played well those ten gallant men,
then Luton altered the score again.

On to injury time now the game nearly done,
still Forest two Luton one.
There goes the whistle, the final blast,
Forest have won the Cup at last.

Up to receive the Cup from the Queen
went the proudest team you ever have seen.
There wasn’t a finer moment than this
when on top of the Cup Burkitt planted a kiss.

Burkitt proudly introduced his team,
Whitefoot, McKinlay, were there to be seen.
Imlach, Dwight, Wilson, Quigley, and Grey
were our forward line on that great day.

Thompson the goalie who guarded the net,
McDonald and Whare, the best defence yet.
Tom Graham our trainer, the swiftest seen,
and Walker, the boss of our wonderful team.

To Nottingham on Monday the team returned,
the FA Cup well and truly earned.
They toured the City on top of a bus
‘midst the cheers of our fans, many thousands of us.

At the Council House in the Market Square
on a balcony the team assembled, where
even Roy in an old wheelchair
was there to hear the crowd cheer.

(Now this is where my memory at last fails, so I have guessed at the bits I have forgotten for the last verse)

Players come and players go
but we keep our faith forever.
We’ll never forget that eventful time
on May 2nd 1959.

It says alot for our English Lit that we used words such as "midst" and "twas".
Come on, lets hear from you. Who else can remember?

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