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Discussion in 'General football forum' started by chris63, 21 Jun 2017.
What a fucking sweet strike.
Unlike many City fans, I actually prefer Tottenham to most of the other London clubs.
However, I recently stumbled upon a curious statistic from our 2-0 victory at White Hart Lane in January 1986, which as it transpired, was our last away victory for almost two years, until we beat Bradford 4-2 in October 1987.
The attendances for those two games
So the First Division fixture at Spurs was only 2,190 higher than the capacity crowd at Second Division Bradford.
I was serving with the RAF in Shawbury, and Steve McKenzie turned up one week and played for us. First half only as it became fucking obvious that he was different. Scored a screamer from 25 yards. The other team rumbled something was up. Decent bloke.
That's some memory right there fella!
I'm one of those blues who can recall the smallest detail from 30 years ago, (Spurs forgetting to bring the correct away kit to Maine Road in Sep 85 etc) but struggle to remember games from this season.
Hadn't we beaten Wolves in a league cup tie away and the Bradford game was the first win away in the league for two years or is my memory playing tricks. Was at both the games and seem to recall trouble at both
Yep, the Bradford game was our first away league victory since White Hart Lane.(Neil McNab missing a last minute penalty at Shrewsbury the previous Saturday)
Only 3 players, (Nixon, McNab, and Simpson) featured at both Spurs and Bradford.
I don't recall trouble at the Valley Parade, but I do remember the kick off being delayed by 15 minutes, due to crowd congestion (I think it was Bradford's first big game since the fire).
There were on'y two stands open at Molineux, so it was pretty obvious that you were a City fan, as you walked up the slope towards our turnstiles, with all the Wolves fans walking in the opposite direction.
There was definitely a feisty atmosphere, although I don't recall any specific violence.
From memory and it is somewhat hazy the problems at Bradford were because as usual they had put prices up for City fans and many went in the Bradford end behind the goal. We scored and loads started celebrating which the backward locals didn't like. At Wolves it was after the game around the subways and I am sure there was a paper report about a Wolves fan being stabbed after they had tried to ambush City fans. Think it may have been his own knife used on him. Think there was a large following that night of Cool Cats
Fucking hell mate i had to squint a bit trying to recall what i had for dinner yesterday, fair bloody play to you :-)