In 1963 we had a lot of injuries prior to the final and no squad depth at all. We fell away badly at the end, I remember banks saying years later that in the final several players played still unfit. This year looks similar and I fear we do not have the mental strength to meet the challenge. I do not mind being proved wrong?
We were flying until May but lost all of the last four league games in the two weeks prior to Wembley [and all away].I was at WBA and we were lacklustre but did not dream we would not win again.
In the Final although second favourites they had more big match players. I sense we are about to see a repeat of this next week...
We had taken a draw and a win from them in April so it was very depressing.