18 years ago: Port Vale 1-1 Arsenal, FA Cup replay

Yes it really is eighteen years ago since that night of “biscuit tins”, Wayne Corden, Allen Tankard, penalty shootouts and cup drama.

Infamously, the “official” attendance was given as 14,500 but those there (including the author) would say it was closer to a full house of 20,000. An urban legend was born that the gate receipts were gathered in a “biscuit tin” by then Chairman Bill Bell.

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