Away games in home end

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  1. JCB001

    JCB001

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    Home end ,Away games ? It was the norm for our lot back in late 60s/early 70s ....crazy times..with Lee Thompson
     
  2. Crumpsall abroad

    Crumpsall abroad

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    Great stories that bring back old-school memories......like a lot of us, there's too many to remember. My baptism of fire was in '76 , when as a young kid I ended up in the wrong end at Wembley watching Dennis Tueart's act of God. My first feeling of being in a ground that was about to collapse through the sheer number of people.

    The ones that stand out are United on too many occasions , Blackburn on 'That Day' , and jibbing in the director's box at the end of the game......... Millwall when we were banned at the New Den and you had to have a piss at half time in a South London accent..... and Luton , when we had to register as home fans in a portakabin to get in. The rest are the usual , " I'll get in if it kills me"....but the most bizarre was Chesterfield when a few of us got in the 'main stand' and got in the club's post match lounge where there was a 'bar' , darts and crib etc , only to see City's 'heroes' of the day bowl in in full Kappa kit, (minus boots) and waltz off with 3 trays of beer. Happy days and more power to getting tickets in more ends for away games...........
     
  3. CrownPointBlue

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    Limp along Lee from Haughton Green was with us on the Boothen End in 67.

    Are you a Dentonian. We are the HULME's from Crown Point. Do I know you ?
     
  4. its a Barm

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  5. BillCarlisle Ex-Manchester

    BillCarlisle Ex-Manchester

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    In the '70s & early '80s it was usually possible to buy seats in the home supporters main stand direct from the club in question. We simply phoned the club and booked our tickets on the basis of pay on collection. I've lost count of the places we went to but there were were a few of us who travelled together so we did that as it avoided being treated like cattle. We had some great days out and the bonus was that we usually got a flyer after the match on the road back to Manchester. We also had some great craic with the home fans around us win, draw (or as mostly the case) lose. How times have changed.
     
  6. bridgeblue

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    Luton. the first year of the ban, we got in because my mate knows Danny Wilson who managed Luton at the time. After that we always managed to get tickets from the Leicester and Rugby branch.
    United/ Everton/Liverpool/Bolton/Blackburn.
    Managed to get a few City fans into the Wigan play off game at Springfield park. Living in Wigan I knew the area at the back of the away stand was only boarded up with rotted old doors. you couldn't get access to it from the away turnstiles and had to go part way round the ground to get to the hill. I pointed this out to blues without tickets outside, sure enough, just before kick off, a fair number got in after they kicked one of the doors in and legged it down the grass bank to join the City on the terrace.
     

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