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Discussion in 'Bluemoon forum' started by BringBackSwales, 5 Nov 2017.
Why did the players set fire to your programme?
The Huddersfield fan i am sat next to and who has got me the ticket has asked me not to let on that I am a City fan, which is fair enough. I was thinking of saying that I am an Altrincham fan?
Still remember the buzz of hearing that City had beat Chelsea 4-1 away..and that Futcher had got a hatrick.That must have been rons greatest day in football, iirc one of the goals was a diving header...1978..think Channon would have been playing that day ,and didnt we wear white with the black and red stripe...never really sure if i liked that kit,still cant make my mind up!
Yeah i can remember everyone being in good spirits despite going down.thinking back now its unbelievable that ud ever be in a situation where your trapped,fenced in a coach park,with nowhere to go/hide,just been relegated,pissed,and being bricked from all sides.
I was at both,& wet spam in the November.
Spuds & Newcastle were fine. We took over 27000 to Sid James Park,more than half the attendance so there were City fans everywhere.
Wet Spam was different. They had a lot of skinhead boot boys with blades and coshes.
Great performance by City that day. Franny ran Bobby Moore ragged & Colin Bell was offered residency at Buckingham Palace.
50 years ago.....jeez.
Funny you shud mention franny running bobby moore ...a couple of years later dec 1970 i think Bell did the same thing; u tube footage is pretty good..you can see that westhams manager (greenwood?) had told moore to keep a close eye on bell,it looks as tho moore is actually trying to man mark him.Bell just made the england captain look stupid, he was two steps ahead,every time...on one occasion The King sidesteps moore like a kipper,leaving the england captain tackling fresh air...moore is actually seen in the footage straying into midfield to mark Bell,but time and again Bell just waltzes round him making the centre back look slow and cumbersome....makes me think either moore was over rated.....or Colin Bell was SERIOUSLY under rated.....
..Back to sid james park 68, were the newcastle fans in good humour,or was there any violence...id heard 20k City were there that day,what makes you say 27k?..on my last trip to newcy i had a chat with an old boy on their executive suite security after the match, he went all misty eyed when i mentioned 68 and said City took 20k that day
I went to Spurs and St James, as well, no trouble at st James park at all, I remember Finglands putting extra coach after coach on, such was the demand, I was stood in the Laisers end but fans were mixed all over the ground, Spurs again we had the complete end behind the goal, I remember standing on the back step straight behind the goal with the Gorton lads, some cockney came up behind and kicked the step behind me, everybody turned around laughed at him and he pissed off, lucky we were winning.
Done plenty of matches in the away end; Newcastle in quite posh seats, rumbled when they scored after about a minute. Blackburn, Everton, Liverpool (last minute equaliser, 2-2, Quinn header? Early 90's). Bury, Blackpool, Preston, Sheff Wed, Sheff Utd, Villa, Arsenal and probably a couple of others. All mostly top days out. Been in the away end at Maine Road, once against Blackpool, first game in third division and also Forest when it was made pay on the gate at the last minute for away fans.
In the Stretford End with Utd mates when Denis Law back heeled that goal.! Managed to contain myself,and we all walked back to Chorlton in complete silence.Almost felt sorry for them.