Match of the Day had just been launched, the latest James Bond film, Goldfinger, was premiering at the cinema and we were about to witness the launch of the soap classic that was Crossroads.
It was September 1964 and, in case you weren’t aware, during that month – on the 26th to be precise and with Herman’s Hermits at number one with I’m Into Something Good – just under 20,000 fans at Hillsborough witnessed something that hasn’t been since … Wednesday beating this Saturday’s opponents, Wolves, at S6.
Goals from Colin Dobson and Tom McAnearney gave us a 2-0 win that day but little did we realise that, 50 years on, we would still be waiting to repeat the feat.
We’ve since played them 13 times at home in the league without sealing victory, our last league win in games with Wolves was nine matches ago, 3-1 at Molineux in 2006 (two goals from Marcus Tudgay and another from Deon Burton), and that has been the only success in the last 22 league meetings between us.
But then we know all that is going to change for the better on Saturday … don’t we?