Wembley Final


North London

Route: Wembley Way – FA Cup Final 2014

Area: North London

Date of walk: 17th May 2014

Who: Andrew Gilly James David Rob and Barry

Weather: Sunshine all day

Not a walk really but a journey for sure, and one that’s worth recording here, as today was one of the most glorious days in the history of my home town team Hull City AFC. For the first time ever the club had made it to the final of the F A Cup and were drawn against mighty Arsenal. We were the underdogs so win or lose it would be a great day

After checking we had the tickets with us – for the 100th time that morning – we set off from home and met up with David’s brother Barry in London. Barry had flown from America just for this game, partly my fault as I’d told him it was a once in a lifetime opportunity, but then he didn’t need much persuasion

A superb lunch at Moro got us in the mood and we took the tube to Wembley, losing Gilly on the way. After a joyful reunion (was she pleased to see me or the tickets I was carrying’) we walked along Wembley Way mingling with thousands of happy and excited fans and saying hello to a few familiar faces from home

I’ll let the photos tell the rest of the story, save to say that the events which followed made today one of the most wonderful footballing days I’ve ever experienced

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