I wanted to say it was my real hero Terry Paine but questioned my own memory. I was on the half way line and he scored in the goal to my left. I wish I had all these facts at my fingertips like you Weststand.
to.. aceofbase.....not TOO many of our generation on here , but our goal at Forest was an 80th minute effort from Terry Paine, who lobbed Peter Grummit in the Forest goal.
The Dell replay was a totally one-sided game in the first half and many thought it was all over when Forest scored their third. The dramatic comeback to 3-3 was so dramatic and the crowd noise was as a loud as I ever heard at The Dell, and the extra time was just as exciting and the next day people in Shirley said they could hears the crowds roars.
I didn't get to the replay at White Hart Lane, but have heard many stories from others. Knowing that both clubs were far from London, and it was an evening kick-off, Tottenham ground staff only planned to open part of the ground and had a limited staff at the gates.
The official attendance (42,000) wasn't the real figure as around 3,000 Saints fans (arriving late) got in at HT, and several thousand more who never got in, but remained standing outside whilst fans called over the wall to keep them informed of the score.
I recall seeing a few minutes highlights on the evening TV sport programme, and fans at the match said that it was the finest game that Ken Wimshurst ever played for Saints.
Had we played half-as-well in the Semi Final it would have been Saints going to Wembley and not United.
Underweststand You have awakened my memory. I can remember going to Notts forest to see that draw. Did someone score for us from near the halfway line for that equaliser? I have forgotten the home match but My dad and I travelled to London to watch that slaughter of Notts forest. I was also at the semi-final, blowing on my little horn behind the goal where I saw one of my schoolboy heroes knee in that goal. Both of these latter away games were an eye-opener to the size of grounds (spectators) that other team played on. In 1964 I lost touch with Saints as I joined the Royal Navy and travelled the world, eventually moving to Dorset. In my retirement years I follow the games avidly, thank goodness for streaming and the odd cheap game and travel.
I thought he looked a good buy from comments earlier in the season but it didn't work out. We can't predict the outcome of Saints efforts to sign Walker-Peters, especially if Spurs insist on demanding "silly money" for an "as -yet " unproven youngster, who seems to have no place in the future Spurs set-up. Maehle looks a much better bet - especailly if we are talking about an £8 million fee.
A good resume of that vastly-delayed winter seaso n Nick, BUT you failed to mention the most exciting part of our tremendous FA Cup run. Going into the 6th round we drew Notts Forest (a top Div.1 side at the time) . We managed a late goal to come away at 1-1 and a packed Dell crowd saw us concede 3 goals by the 60 min.mark. Then came one of the most memorable fightbacks when we first scored in the 74th minute and went on to draw level by 90 minutes. No-one knows how we didn't manage to win during extra time but that glory was left for the SECOND replay at neutral White Hart Lane.
The majority of the 42000 crowd who turned up that evening were Saints fans - and many more came late and stood outside the ground listening (as Spurs expecting a low turnout had only opened up part of the ground). One of the Saints most memorable Cup games saw up slaughter Forest 5-0 (and it might have been more) . I was one of the 30-odd thousand Saints fans who travelled to Villa Park for the Semi Final v. Man Utd. Sadly one of the most disappointing games I've ever watched as neither side cound string 3 passes together and United won 1-0 after the ball struck Denis Law's knee and was deflected past the grounded Saints keeper Ron Reynolds.
The highlights of that game are on You Tube ...somewhere . FA Cup semi final 1963 ?
A memorable season for Saints who had a disasterous start and were still in bottom place after 10 games, but turned things around ...in part due to Ted Bates signings of veteran FB Stuart Williams. MF David Burnside and the "robust " CF George Kirby. By the end of the backlogged season we finished a respectable 11th place (of 24 teams). That season's top scorer ?...the late-lamented George O'Brien ...(22 league goals ..plus 7 in the Cup run). Maybe modern day fans will tell their grandchildren the story of the 2020 season Corona stoppage - if we all live long enough.
A wonderful day, a wonderful season and a feeling that our club was secure and on the up again thanks to the incredible Marcus Liebherr. That is my favourite picture of him a quiet understated pride in what he enabled Saints to achieve. We will never forget what he did for our club. Coyrs
What are peoples thoughts? Seems to be lots of help for the self-employed, high street shops and pubs/restaurants etc.
Nothing for slightly larger businesses. The only benefit we can apply for is 80% to furlough staff which is an employee benefit, not one for us as the alternative would have been to furlough them unpaid or make redundancies.
Still have to pay BUSINESS rates for my warehouse and offices even though there's no BUSINESS happening as we can't trade from them?
No help with lease or other overheads either.
Generally speaking I think the government have done a great job with benefits for employees and self-employed but many many slightly larger businesses will disappear as they keep having to pay overheads whilst unable to trade