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The day started nice and early for me. I was heading down in the car with my dad and a couple of other usual away day lads. Started the trip down just a casual chat in the car and a few beers for us lads, my dad couldn't join in at this point as he was at the wheel :thumbsdownsmileyani

Got to the tube station about 11.30ish and arrived at the top of Wembley Way at about 11.50am. On a child ticket of course ;)

Headed straight down to The Torch but we were told we weren't allowed in with our cans, so we decided to join the rest of the lads on what we named 'budget zone' :cool: the area where everyone was driniking cans.

A few more pints and the songs got going. Me and the lads I was with were trying to get the place going with 33 years etc but it wasn't happening yet. At this point we grabbed another crate from the handly placed Asda on the corner and my dad went off to meet his mates.

Atmosphere had picked up quite a bit as had our drinking pace, which meant I was on top of a pole at this point singing at the top of my voice :thumbsup:

YouTube - We'll drink a drink a drink < video I took

A few more beers later it was time to head off unfortunatly as it was getting closer and closer to kick off. Walking down Wembley Way got a bit exciting as a bit of aggro kicked off and a few but nothing too much to note, especially considering what happened at The Torch after the game.

Safely into Wembley and the escalators break. I can honestly say it felt worse than walking up to Tier 3 as I was sat practically on the half way line and 5 rows from the back.

I don't need to explain the game as I'm guessing all of you have seen it. Atmosphere wasn't too bad in all fairness compared to what I was expecting. I was glad to say some songs got going by me that you wouldn't normally hear like tra la la la we all hate city and even viva Ken Barlow :p

Penalties were a bit tense but when they missed first, you always had the confidence we could win it.

Anderson slotted home and the League Cup was on its way to OT for only the 3rd time.

Out of the ground and into that ******* tube queue. I swear that thing gets longer everytime we go to Wembley. Back to the car though and grabbed some chips and waited to meet up with the others before heading back up the motorway home.

Highlights of the day included:

Argentina man at The Torch.
Jumping on the poles outside The Torch and using the sand box as our personal drum.
One of my mates getting caught trying a crafty jib and getting thrown out :laugh:
Being close to the Spurs fans to take the ****
And of course seeing United lift another trophy.

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YouTube - Anderson wins Carling Cup

Red Army!
 

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jd, i don't know which one you are in the photo but either way i must have seen you at a fair few games recently as i just remember them as faces that i have seen at aways you know.
and i was in 526, row 36. sounds like you were quite near seeing as you mention halfway line and the spurs fans, plus i remember viva ken barlow (didn't realise it had many verses!)

Haha quality stuff...its a small world :cool:

In the picture I'm the one on the far left with my bar scalf and wearing the black jacket.

Just found my ticket and I was 526 row 40 seat 374. So looks like I must have been really close to you lol.

You going to Fulham on Sat?

And Piazza he wasn't that much more drunk than any of us to be fair to him, I think he just caught the camera at the wrong time ;)
 

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yeah mate, i saw you there and have done before just recognise the face.
yeah, i'm going fulham. chubbed in the ballot but my mates have got together and given up their spares for liverpool in exchange for 3 for saturday so i got a nice birthday surprise when they came round for the game tonight :)
u gonna be there?
Lol top stuff...sounds like you've got some good mates giving up their Liverpool spares ;)

Yeh I'll be at Fulham. 2 of the lads in the pic got tickets off United suprisingly and we've managed to sort out 2 spares. We're getting into London really early as well so I expect to be mashed for the game and dancing on some tables the same as Derby away in the last round :D

I've never been to Craven Cottage but I hear theres a boozer there that we take over every year, I forget what its called. I expect we'll both be in there, if you see me come over for a chat if you like mate. If you recognise me from games chances are I will probably recognise you as well lol.
 

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yeah jd, will come over say hi if i get a chance. managed to get fulham in the league in the ballot 2 years running and its a nice enough away. no aggro and we get a lot of tickets so its usually a bit softer than say west ham or stoke. the boozer i think you mean is 8 bells, just on the corner near putney bridge station. you can usually hear the reds as you come out the tube :D
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Nice one mate, might see you Saturday then!

Yeh 8 Bells is the one. If it's anything like the Crown and Cushion at Derby we're in for a treat :D Hopefully I might be going to the league game at Fulham as well this season because the lad whos sorted me for Fulham in the cup is on holiday that weekend and so probably won't need his tickets :)
 
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