A picture postcard blue sky. The sun is one big infectious smile. Heavy traffic on the dual carriageway. A BMC ambulance doodles along in the slow lane comfortably observing the speed limit. The ambulance crew are in a relaxed mood, the shift over for the day. ‘Better get our skates on, Bert’, the man in the passenger seat says. Bert nods and presses the switch to set the blue lights flashing and the siren ringing, the old two-tone dee-dah that existed before the emergency services decided to go all American. Bert pulls out into the fast lane and puts his foot down as the other cars slow and filter left to let the drama pass. The 1974 FA Cup Final, Liverpool vs Newcastle is due to kick off in twenty-five minutes and Bert’s wife has put a chicken in the oven.