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16 October 2014
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Road Trip - Norn Iron style

Espana '82



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Van heading to Spain...from Belfast

The magic of Zico, Socrates, Rossi and Platini..... the rank outsiders Algeria beating the mighty West Germany...Hungary making records by thrashing El Salvador 10:1.....Schumacher flattens Battiston.......and our Norman Whiteside...the "wee" lad, only 17 years and 42 days.

Those great World Cup memories are all ahead of these intrepid fans as they prepare for their overland trip from Belfast to Spain back in `82.
I wonder who did most of the driving? And who did most of the talking and singing ?
Did the van make it all the way there and back in one piece?
Are you featured in this photo? Or one of the thousands of others who made the trip?
Tell us what happened, what it was like and what you remember most about those heady days...

Faces in the crowd in Belfast at the homecoming procession

This was the view from inside the players bus as it drove through Belfast. I think this is Royal Avenue or maybe Donegal Square North. I`m sure plenty of school children "bunked" off to get a glimpse of the team as hundreds came out to pay tribute to their footballing heroes.
Are you one of the faces in the crowd?


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