third earl of jean wrote:Voice_of_Reason wrote: Hilsborough 2003.
Magical night - evening game at an iconic ground, amazing turnout from the Green Army and the realisation that yes - we were the real deal and promotion was a formality if we kept our key players fit.
Friio, Trigger, Cocko and the much maligned Steve Adams were all superb that night, the spine of team was set, we looked way too good for League 1. Only a late consolation stopped it from being the complete performance. How it made me smile that when we got back into the car and tuned into the local radio - the first three callers i heard all said the same thing - we played the winners of the league tonight - a truly magical feeling coming away from an Argyle away victory and having complete faith in the manager, the goalkeeper, the defence, the midfield and the forwards. No doubting the formation, the commitment or talent of anyone involved. I dont ever remember that feeling before or since!
Great shout, what a night that was. We'd just put 5 past Port Vale on their patch the previous Saturday as well if I remember rightly. What a performance and what a season that was.
Which, I think, has to be mine.
After seeing Argyle lose away from home so much over the years, including at Port Vale on more than one occasion, it was a revelation to see us take a side apart so easily on their own turf.
It also included that goal from Friio, which, like the Hargreaves one at Reading in the FA Cup, you just knew was going in as soon as it left his foot. I was right behind the goal.