Monday, June 4, 2007

Nostalgia Time

When back home in May, I came across a old programme. It was from the Linfield - Portadown 92/93 league game, our last game of the season. Effectively, we had won the league the week before with a come-from-behind win versus the Glens at the Oval, and these are what most of the black and white blurry (sorry, no scanner, just a digital camera) pictures here show.

I don't remember too much about this team and trophy win, even though I must have been at the game, must have been from the 91/92 season...

However, these photos bring back a lot of happy memories. This was Anderson's first league win, and he took over as manager from Bowyer at JUST the right time, any later and it would have been too late to win the league. I loved this title run-in, our team wasn't really good enough at the time, imo, but we showed a lot of guts, Anderson moulded them into a team, and made some inspired loan signings in Dessie Gorman, Martin Bayly, (not so inspired) Geoff Twentyman [oh, and Graeme Harvey, how could I forget? Cheers MB].

You can just see in one of those photos Dessie converting a penalty away to Ballyclare at Dixon Park on Easter Tuesday. I was at that match, and will never forget it, someone threw an apple onto the pitch from the shed on the side we were on, Dessie picked it up, took a bite and then threw it back off again! Classic.

Anyway, enjoy...

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