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Keith Hill's FA Cup Memories

26 January 2018

Dale boss Keith Hill says he has super memories of the FA Cup success he has experienced during his time at the club.

This campaign is the fourth in the last five that Dale have reached the fourth round of the competition.

“There’s been some great goals and great performances,” said Hill.

“I just remember certain individual performances, such as Joe Rafferty against Michail Antonio for Nottingham Forest. The age of that team that I put out against Forest and to be able to beat them 1-0.

“The Leeds fixture, wow! That was a Championship performance from a League Two side against a Championship side. There was no fortune in that result or performance, that was special, it was almost a complete performance and the goals that we scored. It was an amazing performance.”

Hill also said it was watching the FA Cup as a child that gave him the thirst for football.

“My first memory is Manchester United winning the FA Cup in 1977, beating Liverpool. I thought that was a tremendous FA Cup final.

“I remember the family sat around the TV watching it. Everybody came together for a 3 o’clock kick-off and that really gave me a thirst for the FA Cup and for football.”


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