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Even Jose remembers '87

Even Jose remembers '87

Widely regarded as one of the best FA Cup finals, Coventry City's 3-2 win over Tottenham in 1987 was watched in Portugal by one Jose Mourinho.

Ahead of Chelsea's showpiece encounter with Manchester United this weekend, the Stamford Bridge boss said: 'I'm not English but for me the FA Cup Final means a lot.

'For me, it means remembering my youth, when I was a young fan and in love with the game.

'There were a few trophies I always dreamed of winning, a few matches I always dreamed of participating in, and the FA Cup Final was one of those.

'And something that at the time made it different was that the small team always could win the FA Cup Final. In Portugal, if the final is Porto against a small team, nobody believes the small team can win.

'One final I remember is Coventry against Tottenham, in 1987. That was unbelievably great stuff. Even on the TV.'

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Writer:CCFC
Date:Thursday May 17 2007
Time: 11:37PM

Comments

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Glad that win has been a springboard to success for your lot. ;-)
Othello
18/05/2007 00:01:00
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At least we played a full part in one of the best cup finals ever. If Saturday's is half as good it will be worth watching.
CET Stander
18/05/2007 08:08:00
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34 years unbroken in the top flight of English football Othello...only 3 clubs can better that. If we hadn't been run by a crook for so long in the 90s we would still be there. We'll be back- and planning on staying even longer. If there is one thing us Sky Blues are good at, it's sticking two fingers up at the so-called 'Big' Clubs.
skyblueox
20/05/2007 20:26:00
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Glad to see he has an interest in such teams!
Matt_Us
22/05/2007 10:36:00
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