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Have u read peles autobiography? I don't usually like autobiographies, but it's an excellent read, and he goes into some detail about goodison park and the 1966 world cup in general, I think he mentions that everyone feared the hungarian team at the time. There's some pics of him at goodison in there too.
I was 15 at the time and went to all the qualifying round games at GP with my Dad.We were in the Paddock.I very we'll remember watching Brazil and being almost within touching distance of Pele.Hungary beat Brazil with a fantastic goal from Albert, probably the best goal of the tournament.We even got tickets for the Final. I remember that we got a letter from the FA inviting us to apply for Final tickets quite early in the competition. I sent off the form and my Dad played hell with me when he got home as he said England didn't have a hope of getting there ! He forgot about that when they got there !When we got the tickets we were amazed to find that the 2 tickets were for different ends of the ground. We had never been to Wembley before and so just went to one end and presented the tickets and got in: we thought we had cracked it. However we hadn't realised that there was a second 'cordon' of entrance gates inside. Fortunately we got chatting with a guy who was on his own and he kindly volunteered to swap one of the tickets so that we could go in together.Inside we found that we were behind the goal right next to the German supporters. it turned out to be the goal where the ball hit the bar and bounced down over (or not over if you are a German) the line. To this day I swear it went over but in all honestly I couldn't really see !My hope now is to "do the double" and see England win the Rugby World Cup when it is next played in this country.
went to every game at Goodison I had a pre bought book of tickets that covered every game still got the stubs to this day
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