Some new FA Cup memories on the way for West Ham fans tonight, as we take on Manchester City at the London Stadium. Let’s hope so.
But how about sharing your favourite FA Cup memories with us?
I’ll start with the FA cup run of 1975.
You might enjoy the latter stages of the competition in the video montage below.
You’ll love seeing the state of the pitches – especially the surface for the quarter-final with Arsenal at Highbury. And you’ll allow yourself a smile at the haircuts and fashion as we meet the team at their hotel.
On the day of the 4th round replay against Swindon Town I passed my driving test and in the evening I was then glued to the radio, kicking every ball in my bedroom as we cruised through. OK, I’ll admit cruise might not be the right word – it was very tense – but we can pop the rose-tinted specs on after this amount of time has elapsed.
I was then able to be at the fifth round win over QPR at Upton Park, saw the quarter-final drama first-hand at Highbury and then my Dad managed to get us semi-final replay tickets for a memorable night at Stamford Bridge against Ipswich, when it snowed. I somehow managed to get tickets for the final, too. Felt strange seeing my hero Bobby Moore lining up for the opposition that day.
Enjoy the clips below and then share your favourite memories.