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Discussion in 'Bluemoon forum' started by The blue phantom, 22 Sep 2018.
Sorry just realised that was the Etihad - point still stands!
I agree on the Charlton game. I remember watching it that night on MOTD and thinking we'd been shortchanged though. The BBC did not pick up how great that noise was. I'd have to go back and check but I remember thinking at the time that they didn't have any sound mics or anything and that the only noise picked up was via the commentary mics (from that gantry built into the roof). The Kippax never came across on TV as it should've done because of that.
Obviously, the Bell comeback v NUFC will always be remembered as truly emotional - and it was - and there have been plenty of powerful atmospheres such as most derbies in the 70s & 80s, especially the 5-1, and games with Everton & Liverpool but there's lots of other games that we tend to forget about now. I do remember in the Second Division games of 1983 to 1985 there were a few games that stood out. There was a game v NUFC when they brought about 10,000 down and the noise from both sets of fans was intense throughout, similar with Sheff Wed too. Other games would have crowds of about 19,000 but those had 40k plus and the noise was intense, building up in the 30 mins before the game too.
I arrived late to the Charlton game because of the crowds.
I came out of the tunnel onto the terracing just as City scored.
It was the only time in decades of Kippax attendance that I feared for my life. I remember thinking just stay on your feet man, stay in your feet or you won’t get up!
It was absolutely packed in there, it must have exceeded permitted numbers.
Probably already been mentioned, but the last Maine Road derby was an atmosphere to remember. I’d been there when there were 20,000 more fans but didn’t match the noise and intensity IMO.
Just shows how much we can achieve when everyone makes a contribution.
For me it was king Colins return v Newcastle
Emotionally charged atmosphere, Poor Newcastle didn’t stand a chance
When I hear people talk about this game it makes me really pleased it was my first ever game, I don’t remember a thing really just being a bit scared at the noise when we scored
That clip's a collectors item for the sequence when Nelly jumps up and heads the ball.
Was there in the Platt Lane for the Charlton match and could see the bedlam. Astonishingly when we scored the first goal I heard from mates who were playing for School Cricket team (MGS) at the same time that they could hear the noise - according to Google maps that’s over 2 miles away!!!
My uncle told me Stoke sung WWYWYWS
Mine is and will never be topped. The game against Liverpool when David white scored twice. One of them hit the bar and bounced on (over) the line. we all celebrated half heartedly then it seemed to go quite. The linesman signalled a goal and pointed to the centre spot and then the kippax roof nearly came off. Even the steward had his fingers in ears.