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« Reply #20 on: October 02, 2019, 11:47:04 am »

Home game getting abandoned against Huddersfield due to the wind causing an advertising hoarding to work loose. I'm sure we were winning 1 0 at the time and then got beat when it was replayed on a Tuesday evening
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« Reply #21 on: October 02, 2019, 12:02:44 pm »

I remember one of the first games at Sixfields where the game got delayed because there was a sink hole in the pitch. Turns out it was a hole for rugby posts or something that had been covered over with a board and then turf and soil. I remember watching a couple of blokes digging about desperately trying to sort it out and thinking at the time, this ground is a bit mickey mouse?

Fulham, if memory serves?

I think quite a few of our fans accusing then Fulham keeper Jim Stannard of "eating all the pies".

He was definitely wide of girth at that stage in his career!
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« Reply #22 on: October 02, 2019, 12:16:33 pm »

Barnet away in the FA Cup (I think) .... Bobby Barnes sinking to his knees and pummelling the ground with his fist after scuffing a penalty straight at their keeper.
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« Reply #23 on: October 02, 2019, 12:35:24 pm »

21st December 1963  in the old division 2. Beating league leaders Sunderland 5-1 on a frozen County Ground. We played in baseball boots and the could not get near us.
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« Reply #24 on: October 02, 2019, 12:37:44 pm »

Ian Taylor throwing his boots over his shoulder as he left the pitch for the final time, just before half the stand emptied as all the Villa fans left!
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« Reply #25 on: October 02, 2019, 14:47:57 pm »

Away at Bolton late 80s they had a massive unbeaten home record, we won 3-0 remember hanging off the fence  Grin
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« Reply #26 on: October 02, 2019, 14:52:04 pm »

I was at that. They gave us the main stand which I found strange. Andy whathisscottishname destroyed us... I thought it was Cambridge who lost and saved us?

Andy Liddle. He was brilliant that day. It was Bury losing which confirmed our survival, Cambridge had already been relegated.

Funnily though, we played them at home on the final day, and they hadn't won away all season. In the 94th minute, John Hodge beat about six men on his own to score and prevent them from beating us  Grin
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« Reply #27 on: October 02, 2019, 15:10:01 pm »

I put an arm round John Frain's shoulder after the play-off semi and told him to go and win it  for us at Wembley...

Ian Atkins telling Carl Heggs he should have been back defending about 10 seconds after he'd run about 70 yards to create a chance in front of the north stand, "F*ck Off" said Heggsy! He was subbed about 30 seconds later.

A Shrews fan saying "who'd 'ave thought bloody Northampton would've done that" after THAT game.
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« Reply #28 on: October 02, 2019, 15:38:13 pm »

A Shrews fan saying "who'd 'ave thought bloody Northampton would've done that" after THAT game.

Pat Gavin's arse  Grin
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« Reply #29 on: October 02, 2019, 18:55:09 pm »

Southend away Boxing Day 99 some fella reading his programme whilst having a p1ss dropped it in the overflowing steaming yellowness. With only a seconds hesitation reached watch deep in the trough to retrieve the sodden pages, gave it a shake spraying the nearby Teyn folk then wandered off like nothing happened.

Buster Bloodvessel “performed” lip up fatty on the pitch and we drew 2-2.
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« Reply #30 on: October 02, 2019, 21:13:42 pm »

Mine are definitely random. Firstly, a dire game against Hereford, mid nineties, in a near empty Sixfields, lost 3-1. Seeing Roy Hunter and his dad in the then Little Chef prior to a game. My son being mascot for the Crawley away game in the championship season . A restaurant on fire while the match played on and finally being part of the 7000 cobblers fans for that fa cup replay.
Hopefully many more to come , UTC
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« Reply #31 on: October 02, 2019, 21:33:07 pm »

Feeling a strange warm wetness down the back of my jeans whilst standing in a packed Hotel End during the seventies and turning around to see some greebo relieving himself behind me . Then having to explain to my mum why I smelt of p*ss in the back of the cortina when she picked me up.

Getting soaked and absolutely freezing at Hartlepool away in 86/87 I think and then the supporters coach heating breaking down on the way home and not stopping shivering until about the Tuesday after the game .
Telling George Reilly he was a useless tw*t when I was about 12 when he was standing right next to me on the cricket side  and then sh* tting myself every time he came close for a throw in .

A Portsmouth fan stealing all the programmes I had been given to sell and then nearly bursting into tears when I then got told off by the bloke in the club shop over the road afterwards .

Eating an Ansell burger about 1979 and touching cloth at the back of the Hotel End because I couldn’t make it in time and one of the cubicles was out of order with the toilet paper on the pitch when I did get there
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« Reply #32 on: October 02, 2019, 22:38:08 pm »

Loads, some more random than others.
Bobby Barnes asking the cricket side if anyone had a match so he could do something to his boot. Someone gave him one and quipped "we've given you a match, now you give us one".
Having to stand on the cold wet cricket outfield for the FA Cup replay with Southend in 1986 because the Hotel End was full and so were the duckboards.
Steve Terry chipping the Mansfield keeper in a 5-1 rout on a Tuesday night. Thinking we were then going to march up the table we travelled to Sc***horpe the following Saturday and promptly got hammered 7-0.
Barry Fry running down the touch line at the County Ground wearing just a pair of red shorts.
My glasses going flying in the North stand after Martin Aldridge gave us the lead in the opening match at Sixfields.
Touch line fights -Martin Wilkinson and the Swindon manager. And Ian Atkins and I think the Preston Manager (possibly David Moyes)?
Singing to the Man Utd fans in 2016 after they sang "champions of Europe, you'll never sing that". We sang "champions of League Two, you'll never sing that".


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« Reply #33 on: October 03, 2019, 06:05:28 am »

Steve Philips goal celebration at the county ground running across the length of the hotel end giving two finger gesture (both hands) to all the fans that had been giving him stick...
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« Reply #34 on: October 03, 2019, 12:37:56 pm »

Barry Richardson turning away and walking to his goal to collect his bag/towel after thinking he has heard the half time whistle. The whistle actually came from the crowd.
Another one involving Barry Richardson was Terry Angus scoring and running the length of the pitch to celebrate with BR after he had commented that he doesn’t get involved in goal celebrations.
Most of mine have come from the County Ground days.
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« Reply #35 on: October 03, 2019, 12:57:14 pm »

Last game of our promotion season from div2 to div1 in April 1965 against Portsmouth. We was already promoted Portsmouth needed a draw to avoid relegation. Match was put back to a 7.30 saturday evening kick off, which would not now be allowed.
This was Jimmie Dickenson's 764th and last game for Portsmouth. Obviously we had arranged for a goal less draw so that Portsmouth got their point, however midway through the 2nd half a Portsmouth defender put through his own goal to give us the lead. Within minutes their right back came down the wing and cut inside past several of our players who offered no challenge and shot from the edge of the box and our keeper dived over it.
I watched this game from part way up the floodlight pylon with several others as we could not find any space.
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« Reply #36 on: October 03, 2019, 14:50:46 pm »

Last game of our promotion season from div2 to div1 in April 1965 against Portsmouth. We was already promoted Portsmouth needed a draw to avoid relegation. Match was put back to a 7.30 saturday evening kick off, which would not now be allowed.
This was Jimmie Dickenson's 764th and last game for Portsmouth. Obviously we had arranged for a goal less draw so that Portsmouth got their point, however midway through the 2nd half a Portsmouth defender put through his own goal to give us the lead. Within minutes their right back came down the wing and cut inside past several of our players who offered no challenge and shot from the edge of the box and our keeper dived over it.
I watched this game from part way up the floodlight pylon with several others as we could not find any space.

I don't understand why we would arrange a draw to save them from relegation, pretty sure they wouldn't for us!
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« Reply #37 on: October 03, 2019, 17:01:24 pm »

In a pub in Hammersmith before a Cobblers game at Fulham,  I saw a very familiar face, thinking he was a cobblers fan, I as passing him on way to the bar asked after his well being and enquired was he going to the game...then it dawned on me, he was the main character of the film I watched the night before! The crying game!
He was very well and wasn't going to game Embarrassed
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« Reply #38 on: October 03, 2019, 19:02:48 pm »

I don't understand why we would arrange a draw to save them from relegation, pretty sure they wouldn't for us!
I was at that game too. We were already promoted, couldn't win the league. It was generally accepted at the time that it was an arranged draw.
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« Reply #39 on: October 03, 2019, 23:14:30 pm »

A few more :

Dancing on the table with Roy Hunter on Christmas Eve in Chicago’s to Livin On A Prayer or some such thing .Roy was a really good lad .

Ian Holloway’s face as the whole ground asked him what the score was in THAT semi final .

The away fans in the Hotel End v Stoke in a cup game and it kicking off during the height
Of football violence .

The queues at Castle Station for the play off final v Swansea. What a day that was
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