I am not a football person. I have never been athletic, never came from a family who supported a team, or even watched an entire game. But it is impossible not to get swept up with the romance and excitement of the 1972 Hereford v Newcastle match.
Speaking to the BBC in the run up to his retirement he said: “The FA Cup as a tournament was very good to me. I’d like to think I can still have some association with that because it was the Ronnie Radford goal for Hereford against Newcastle which really put me on the map in 1972.”
Ron Parrott, knowledgeable archivist and long-term fan of Hereford United, discusses how that epic match against Newcastle, in the FA Cup third round replay of 1972, changed things for the club.
Colin Addison, former manager of Hereford United, talks about the surprise draw between Hereford United and Newcastle United on 24th January 1972, held at St James' Park, Newcastle upon Tyne.
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