Date: 7th February 2019 at 10:06pm
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They say every fan has one moment in football that makes them truly realise why they love the game and why they love the club that they do.

Those that were Anfield on the 7th February 1984 whitnessed one of, if not the greatest night in Walsall Football Club’s history.

The Saddlers were flying high in Division Three under the stewardship of Alan Buckley  but no one in world football gave us a prayer in the Semi-Final as we faced the greatest team in the world.

For any youngsters reading this it’s like Lincoln City going to Manchester City now and giving them a game. For those that were there say that we were unlucky not to beat Bob Paisleys side that night.

I am talking as if I was there, unfortunately I wasn’t born until a year later (I’m graced to have a middle name as Alan, I’m still sure my dad gave it me because of B-U-C-K-L-E-Y)

An own goal from Phil Neal and Kevin Summerfield sent over 10,000 Saddlers fans home jubilant and confident that they could reach the final of a major cup.

On the thirty-fifth anniversary since that night we shared the goals on our Twitter and Facebook pages and received so many great memories from that night. Memories which we can embrace and try to grasp what that night would have felt like.

Here are a few….

My dad still tells me how Liverpool fans chanted “Walsall, Walsall, Walsall” and demanded our return to the pitch at full time so everyone inside Anfield could appreciate our efforts that night.

The Saddlers lost the second leg due to a Souness masterclass but for one night in 1984 the Saddlers were on top of the world.

I guess the way football is now we will never see another night like that but stranger things have happened and I still live in hope that supporting the mighty reds will give us a night like that again.