WHO BETTER than one of Stoke City’s most famous sons Terry Conroy to open a set of Memory Books to help celebrate the Club’s 150th anniversary?
Conroy was invited to write the first entry into the books, recounting some of his favourite moments in a distinguished career with the Potters.
The hugely-popular Irishman was honoured to be selected by the Club to launch the Memory Books which will form part of the compilation of a special 150th anniversary time capsule to commemorate this landmark in the Potters’ history.
It was quite appropriate that he chose a game against Arsenal as one of his greatest memories when he scored one of the goals in a 5-0 victory.
“My favourite goal, however, is against Nottingham Forest on Boxing Day,” he wrote. “The conditions were atrocious to say the least.
“Torvill and Dean would have refused to skate on it. It was ice bound and snow bound. Footwear was a lottery.
“We were losing 1-0 when I received the ball on the halfway line. I waltzed around Terry Hennessey and the other defender. Then I was confronted by the Forest ‘keeper Peter Grummitt. I coolly rounded him and planted the ball in the back of the net.”
He continued: “We won 3-1 and that made the Xmas spirit all the better. How I kept my balance, I will never know.”
Over the course of the Club’s celebrations of the 150th anniversary this season, players, officials, staff members and supporters will all be given the opportunity to write their own entry into the Memory Books.
Details of when the books will be made available for fans to enter their favourite moment will be announced at a later date.