What. Why. He was a young lad who has just won us promotion and celebrated like a loon. He was caught up in an emotional moment and didn’t try to control his emotions or try an act cool. Just went berserk.
It was some journey to end up there from where we were as a club in the late 70s n’all.
We’d finished 2nd in the league in 1977, averaging over 40,000 gates (third only to United and Liverpool in that era), and we’d won 6 trophies in a decade and should have gone on to win the UEFA Cup in ’79. We were one of the top handful of clubs in the country.
Then came Swales and decades of poor leadership and mismanagement, and we ended up there in the third tier of English football.
i agree with everything written here mate, they were great times, the camaraderie we all shared, our humour, the madness of in particular the 98/99 & 99/2000 seasons were somethings else, till my last breath i’ll remember those days & our part of it with a wry smile & a sense of despite how great our success is now & we don’t half deserve it & enjoy it, we sadly won’t experience what it was to be a blue at all those away grounds away in those leagues & at maine road and our beloved pubs anymore sadly,We had the best support in the country back then, and I’d argue there hasn’t been a club with support like it since.
Leeds fans have been fantastic since fans have been allowed to come back from Covid lockdowns, but they didn’t have the support we did in the third tier (Norwich had better third tier attendances than Leeds in two of Leeds’ three seasons in the third tier), especially when they are a one club city. And they never had anything like we had at Blackburn. That day was one of the peak moments of support any club has seen in this country it was fucking brillliant!
We had an ultra-Mancunian thick-skinned fanatical defiance back then. It was a cool anti-mainstream sub-culture to be a City fan. We don’t seem to have that these days. Which is a real shame because we could still have that cool anti-mainstream sub-culture feel to our support with all the UEFA/Cartel/media shit we face these days if we really pushed it but I think the club’s yearning for the opposite dilutes and overrides it (and prices it out!) and also a lot of our fans seem thin-skinned and brow beaten by all the UEFA/Cartel/media shit we face these days instead of standing defiantly tall against it.
Imagine if we had today’s club and team but the support of that era…
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Yeah got mine off one of their season ticket holders.Because it was the last day of the season and they had nowt to play for, people were selling their season tickets at inflated prices. I know a few who bought them for £30 or whatever on the morning of the match. It was the same at Bradford in 89 too.
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