As some of you know, I'm doing a series of articles for TVOS, focusing on the first promotion season. I hope to do one piece which imagines us all meeting up in this virtual pub where we share our memories of that season. Time travel back to the evening of 10 May 1969 and put down your memories of that season in this thread. What were your highlights? Who was your favourite player? Who did you go to matches with? Do you still go to matches with the same people? Many of you have shared these memories before but it would be great if you could put them here and I'll collate. PM me if you would like your real name mentioned in the write up which will be early New Year I think. Join me in the Virtual Cemetery Hotel - the first drink is on me - it's going to be a lock-in.
A plug for the inaugural Exiles away day at AFC Wimbledon on 8 December. We have promoted this again on the Trust website but still have a handful of places left and the invite is extended to any Dale Trust member who would like to join us. Cost is £40.00 for a pre-match meal at 1.00pm, match ticket, programme, and a visit from Dale legend Alan Reeves now on the staff at AFC Wimbledon. Full details on link below to the Trust website but you'd better be quick; deadline is 4 November.
How were 24,231 squeezed in to Spotland v. Notts County in 1949? I went to matches in the promotion season 68/69 when there were 13000 versus Halifax and it seemed pretty full to me so how could another 11000 be accommodated? Was the ground configured differently then? Can Chalky ask his forbears? Any insights welcomed from the generation above me with knowledge.