September 11th… 1989, (not 2001) 30 years ago this week!
I’d be genuinely interested in knowing how many of us, that are still alive and still post on this forum, travelled over to Glyfada, in Greece, on September 11th 1989?
Monday, September 11th – Starting the tour off in the ‘Queens’ – Buses from the Library - Flight over.
Tuesday, September 12th – Spent most of it ‘lubricating our larynxes,’ ready to out sing 45,000 Greeks the next day.
Wednesday, September 13th – Cup Winners Cup match – Panathinaikos 3 v Swansea City 2 (Olympic Stadium, Athens).
Thursday, September 14th – The infamous incident in ‘The Ship Tavern.’ With about 35 of us, attacked by about 1,000 Greeks (not bearing gifts). (…unless you call hurling ‘chunks of concrete’ as gifts?) The arrested lads were paraded in front of the TV cameras, even in the court itself.
Friday, September 15th – Diplomatic attempts made, to get the remaining 10 out of prison. While the rest of us were then escorted back to the plane, by machine gun carrying police.
Saturday, September 16th – Received a ‘hero’s welcome’ back, from the Swans fans at Craven Cottage, Fulham (lost 2-0).
Has anyone got any stories/memories they’d like to relate about that notorious away trip?
Yes, 30 bloody years ago, this week!?