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With the new season almost upon us lets just wallow in a bit of nostalgia.

Everyone who was there at the time will always remember Wilkie's goal at Everton, Burnett's at Wembley, Jevvo's at Liverpool etc, but what your ONE clearest random memory at a Town game.

Mine is Shaun Cunnington climbing up on the fence in front of the 1000 Town fans after he had scored the winner at Reading in the 4th Round FA Cup replay at Elm Park in 88/89.



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Oh no, reading these stories make me want to kill my mum and dad for not having me alot sooner.  
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Isiah Rankins goal in the 03/04 season when it could have kept us up and everyone was going mad!
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Donovan screaming that volley in at Turf Moor in the AWS Northern Final.Realising that I was going to see Town at Wembley was amazing.
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david soames breakaway goal at pride park on boxing day to make it 3-1 to town at no point in that passage of play did he look like scoring and it still found its way into the net.
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1982 ish vs Barnsley. 2-0 down at half time, Nigel Batch getting no end of stick and pelted with coins from 1500 of their fans. Three second half goals to win the game and Batch ran the length of the pitch to the osmond to "enquire" about the score
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Paul Groves' goal at Chesterfield in 'that season'.  I remember Donovan running practially the length of the pitch with the ball and crossing it for Grovesey to volley it in from the edge of the box.  The best Town goal I've ever seen.  

Or Paul Futcher's goal. I was there!


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I have a couple, one isn't even by a town player...muzzy izzets goal from outside the box, i just remember standing up and clapping and thinking 'what a flipping goal'.
I remember Mendonca scoring past us when charlton got relegated and all the town fans cheered when he scored lol.

Donovans goal at BP to get us to the play offs, thinking about it now makes me feel weird, it was strange, we were the best side that season and although we had already been to wembley, actually scoring a goal at BP to get us to wembley was mega.


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Alan Pouton scoring an own goal from the halfway line against Reading. Still aint seen that since.
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The first mass exodus of Town fans - to Coventry in the 72-3 FA Cup. 20,000 plus fans descended on Highfield Road to give Coventry their biggest home attendance for nearly 5 years! I remember the huge queues of traffic en route, and I think it was at Newark in those days, that the coaches were nose to tail and not miving that dozens of folk jumped off the coaches into a nearby pub, grabbed a pint and walked about another 10 yards to pick the bus up again.
The heartbreak of being put out of the Cup by a Micky Coop penalty, 5 minutes from time, was all the more saddening because Mick was a Grimsby lad.
Liverpool in the79-80 season as well when we took 20,000 plus to Anfield - whole of the Anfield Road end, half the Kemlyn Road stand, and also a big overflow in the Kop, which only lasted a short while as the Scousers weren't keen on being "invaded". Evening Telegraph had the headline on day of the game "Will the last person out of Grimsby please turn off the lights?"


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4-0 victory over Sheff U to win the league in May 1980, apart from a few false dawns, its been downhill since then!


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Some of those mentioned above relate to huge triumphs but in keeping with the random thread i'd go for

Town beating Peterborough 3-2 near the end of the 71-72 season. It was the featured game on Anglia TV. I think we were 2-0 down. Neil freeman in goal (?) and if my memory serves me right Dave Worthington scored that dayfrom the edge of the box at the Pontoon end?

Oldfootbaler may be able to confirm?
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Some of those mentioned above relate to huge triumphs but in keeping with the random thread i'd go for

Town beating Peterborough 3-2 near the end of the 71-72 season. It was the featured game on Anglia TV. I think we were 2-0 down. Neil freeman in goal (?) and if my memory serves me right Dave Worthington scored that dayfrom the edge of the box at the Pontoon end?

Oldfootbaler may be able to confirm?


That's what I'm really after Chris. Not any memories of games that clinched us promotion or got us to Wembley just one particular game that wasn't really that huge.


Another memory of mine is when we won 2-1 at Plymouth when Super Clive scored his first ever goal for us and 100 or so Town fans doing the conga in the pouring rain around the away end.




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There are so many great and picture perfect memories of Town players scoring against great teams or putting away important goals.  I have a few that I hold dear

1.  John Cockerill handing out leaflets on a cold and wet winters night trying to raise support for the Mariners who were 4th from bottom in what is now League 2.

2.  Mendonca in tears as he played his final game for us at BP.

3.  Loads of Town fans hugging Woods when we got relegated at Burton.

2 & 3 almost had me in tears and 1 gives me the heart to carry on following this great club.


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April 26 1960, a Tuesday evening, Town at home to Southampton who had just achieved promotion to Div 2 while Town had flattered to deceive and would finish 4th.

Southampton had Terry Paine, England winger and record appearance maker to be. They also had a centre forward called Derek Reeves who scored 40 odd goals that season including all 5 in the League Cup when they beat Leeds 5-4. Also playing for Southampton that night was a lad called Brian Clifton who quite a few may know. I was in the open corner between the Osmond and the Barrett, next to the old Boys' Paddock.

I can't remember the sequence of scoring but I do remember Alan Barnett saved a penalty. Then there was a goal which will always be the best I've seen at Blundell Park. Don Donovan at right back picked the ball up on halfway and chipped a ball perfectly over a defender to Johnny Scott on the touchline. Scott being Scott he waited for the defender to turn round and run back in front of him before leaving him on his backside and looked up. He put the most accurate cross I've ever seen, between the penalty spot and the 6 yard box, and Ralph Hunt steamed in from the edge of the area and headed it like a bullet just under the bar. There were 11,000+ in the ground for this meaningless league game that night and they simply erupted.

Hunt scored 33 goals in 39 games that season. Rafferty got 24 in 46 games and Scott 14 in 45 matches.


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When we were going well in what's now The Championship, on a winning run, maybe with Dave Beasant still on loan. Think we went one down, equalised fairly late and Mendonca scored the winner from miles out in the last minute, with the help of a massive deflection in front of the Ponny, which went mental.
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winning away at leicester (at filbert street) to stay up, two whymark goals if my memory serves me correctly, all the players coming over to the town fans in the corner at the end, seeing my normally restrained dad going as crazy as me.


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Anyone recall when we played Swindon at home in the 79-80 season?

It was a top of the table challenge, a really tight game at 0-0 in the second half, when one of their players dived across the goal to "save" a certain goal...instead of us getting a penalty though, the ref gave a corner, assuming the save must have been made by their keeper?

The outrage at the decision was over-turned about 30 seconds later though when we scored from the corner (can't remember who it was - we had a good routine on corners back then)

Justice was done and then to finally see their challenge off, in the last minute or so Tony Ford got the second

I look back on that game and think maybe because we stuck to our task in the face of an appalling decision against one of our promotion rivals, that spurred us on to take us up as the champions a couple of months later

Nostalgia eh...it ain't what it used to be!  
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Alan Buckley's reaction to the "perfect" team goal when we played Palace at home 98/99. Culminating in a Coldicott chest down for Widdrington to volley from edge of the box.

The famous "hop hop diop" chant to the injured Wrexham man Diop a few seasons back

The skanky old guy with the black and white striped hair in the pontoon who always rants nicking my hot chocolate flask and drinking it all....male private!

Martin pringles leg break right in fron of me in the Lower Smiths and the ref bottles it and gives Challinor a yellow but later realises his mistake and send Palmer off instead.

Turning up at Millmoor when the match was at Don Valley.Such a mammary!!!
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winning away at leicester (at filbert street) to stay up, two whymark goals if my memory serves me correctly, all the players coming over to the town fans in the corner at the end, seeing my normally restrained dad going as crazy as me.


Remember that really well...think there was a heart stopping moment in the second half where everyone stopped for an offside that wasn't given and their guy just had to beat Batchy with no-one around but messed it up and we clung on to our 2-1 lead till the end

I actually had a friend come along with me at that game who some years later went on to join Scunny's board of directors and even he was jumping up and down cheering our success in avoiding the drop  
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April 26 1960, a Tuesday evening, Town at home to Southampton who had just achieved promotion to Div 2 while Town had flattered to deceive and would finish 4th.

Southampton had Terry Paine, England winger and record appearance maker to be. They also had a centre forward called Derek Reeves who scored 40 odd goals that season including all 5 in the League Cup when they beat Leeds 5-4. Also playing for Southampton that night was a lad called Brian Clifton who quite a few may know. I was in the open corner between the Osmond and the Barrett, next to the old Boys' Paddock.

I can't remember the sequence of scoring but I do remember Alan Barnett saved a penalty. Then there was a goal which will always be the best I've seen at Blundell Park. Don Donovan at right back picked the ball up on halfway and chipped a ball perfectly over a defender to Johnny Scott on the touchline. Scott being Scott he waited for the defender to turn round and run back in front of him before leaving him on his backside and looked up. He put the most accurate cross I've ever seen, between the penalty spot and the 6 yard box, and Ralph Hunt steamed in from the edge of the area and headed it like a bullet just under the bar. There were 11,000+ in the ground for this meaningless league game that night and they simply erupted.

Hunt scored 33 goals in 39 games that season. Rafferty got 24 in 46 games and Scott 14 in 45 matches.





Oh my heavens,that is a memory.     20 goals a season eh,mmmm.


Whenever these threads come up always the image of Ron hitting that one from the halfway line which if it hadn't gone in would have killed hundreds behind the goal springs to mind.  I cannot even remember who it was against but he then became Rocket Ron and was greeted by shouts of shoot every time he got the ball.
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When we were going well in what's now The Championship, on a winning run, maybe with Dave Beasant still on loan. Think we went one down, equalised fairly late and Mendonca scored the winner from miles out in the last minute, with the help of a massive deflection in front of the Ponny, which went mental.


West Ham IIRC.



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West Ham IIRC.


I'm thinking Bristol City?
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The one thing that sticks out in my memory is when we played Norwich in the early 60's,

Some idiot threw a bottle on the pitch and their winger threw it back into the crowd, hitting a young lad standing in the barrett stand,

The crowd went mad as you can imagine plus the poor lad was a Norwich supporter.


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Alan Buckley's reaction to the "perfect" team goal when we played Palace at home 98/99. Culminating in a Coldicott chest down for Widdrington to volley from edge of the box.

The famous "hop hop diop" chant to the injured Wrexham man Diop a few seasons back

The skanky old guy with the black and white striped hair in the pontoon who always rants nicking my hot chocolate flask and drinking it all....male private!

Martin pringles leg break right in fron of me in the Lower Smiths and the ref bottles it and gives Challinor a yellow but later realises his mistake and send Palmer off instead.

Turning up at Millmoor when the match was at Don Valley.Such a mammary!!!


Unfortunately I remember the Pringle leg break well, sat in the Lower smiths, not pleasant.


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I'm thinking Bristol City?


It was yeah. I think Mendonca scored a similar long range effort a couple of games earlier when we drew with West Ham.



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West Ham I'm sure

And Hop Hop Diop was Kidderminster


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Couple of randoms for me... The first we where playing Norwich at home and went 2-0 up they pulled 1 back and then got the equaliser in the 5th min of stoppage time out of the three tops that should have been allowed... I remember it because as the Norwich player was getting closer town was backing off and I was screaming at Handyside (I think) to close him down, well whoever it was didn't close him down and the Norwich player got to about 20 yards out and curld it into the top corner... I was fuming, I had just got to BP in time for kick off after getting my foot plastered, I had broken it in a drunken stuper the night before... Come to think of it, it might have made it 3-2 to them, either way I remember the goal if nothing else..

The second was a burst of pace from our manager, Mr Woods. I think it sticks out because it was the only time I had seen any pace from him... He got the ball layed off to him in the centre circle burst onto the pass, jinked round 2 players and was through on goal with just the GK to beat, he pulled the trigger near the edge of the box and I can't remember but think it went way over the bar or hit the bar... Anyway good bit of skill and pace from the carthorse...

God my memory is shocking... what am I going to be like when I reach the ripe old age of the Icey man...


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West Ham I'm sure



The game I'm thinking of was Bristol City - think Andy Cole might've scored their goal?
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Anyone recall when we played Swindon at home in the 79-80 season?

It was a top of the table challenge, a really tight game at 0-0 in the second half, when one of their players dived across the goal to "save" a certain goal...instead of us getting a penalty though, the ref gave a corner, assuming the save must have been made by their keeper?

The outrage at the decision was over-turned about 30 seconds later though when we scored from the corner (can't remember who it was - we had a good routine on corners back then)

Justice was done and then to finally see their challenge off, in the last minute or so Tony Ford got the second

I look back on that game and think maybe because we stuck to our task in the face of an appalling decision against one of our promotion rivals, that spurred us on to take us up as the champions a couple of months later

Nostalgia eh...it ain't what it used to be!  


That was the same season that both us and Swindon had great League Cup runs. We lost in the quarter-finals to Wolves and I think Swindon actually got to the semi-finals that same season.



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Oh my heavens,that is a memory.     20 goals a season eh,mmmm.


Whenever these threads come up always the image of Ron hitting that one from the halfway line which if it hadn't gone in would have killed hundreds behind the goal springs to mind.  I cannot even remember who it was against but he then became Rocket Ron and was greeted by shouts of shoot every time he got the ball.


Far be it from me to question the memory of so distinguished a poster but are you thinking of Cannonball Cockerill, signed from Huddersfield in 1958, father of John and Glenn, by any chance?



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Far be it from me to question the memory of so distinguished a poster but are you thinking of Cannonball Cockerill, signed from Huddersfield in 1958, father of John and Glenn, by any chance?




Cannon Ball, Rocket but above all a gentle  man with a superior footie brain and yes a father of a dynasty.

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Cannon Ball, Rocket but above all a gentle  man with a superior footie brain and yes a father of a dynasty.



He was also uncle to Clive Wigginton if my memory serves me well.


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Gallimore missing a penalty for Barnsley in the last minute to win the game in front of the Town fans is another one I'll never forget.



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He was also uncle to Clive Wigginton if my memory serves me well.


He was indeed, he was also our "man from the Pru" for many years.

Ron was the hardest striker of a (proper) football I ever saw. The only one who came close was John Stone.



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What about the when we all shouted, Boulding, Boulding, what's the score.  When we thrashed Barnsley 6-1?  He was sat on the bench as an unused sub I seem to remember.


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He was indeed, he was also our "man from the Pru" for many years.

Ron was the hardest striker of a (proper) football I ever saw. The only one who came close was John Stone.



Lew Chatterley could strike a ball too!
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Toomy Watson scored a brilliant diving header against Bristol,  Yes I think Cole did score for them and w ewon 2-1,  was that a beasant game though


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What about the when we all shouted, Boulding, Boulding, what's the score.  When we thrashed Barnsley 6-1?  He was sat on the bench as an unused sub I seem to remember.

They actually brought him on towards the end. I think it was 5-1 at the time.



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Lew Chatterley could strike a ball too!



Yes he could Chris. Nice bloke too. But even Lew couldn't hit one from as far out as Ron did that was still going up when it hit the net.



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Beating Burnley when they had Gazza playing - he came and took a corner in front of the Ponny who were all chanting "Gazza whats the score" he looked at us held up his hands showing the score and applauded us before taking the kick.

Pouton going down about 3 minutes after being challenged against Barnsley which got their keeper sent off. I think that was the game their keeper had to wear our keeper shirt because of clashes with the shirts.

Livvo getting knocked out - I have never heard a grown so silent for so long - a horrible period.

Livvo scoring when he eventually came back, I don't remember who we were playing or how he scored but I remember him being dragged into the Ponny afterwards.


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Some of those mentioned above relate to huge triumphs but in keeping with the random thread i'd go for

Town beating Peterborough 3-2 near the end of the 71-72 season. It was the featured game on Anglia TV. I think we were 2-0 down. Neil freeman in goal (?) and if my memory serves me right Dave Worthington scored that dayfrom the edge of the box at the Pontoon end?

Oldfootbaler may be able to confirm?


I remember that game really well because I invaded the pitch at the end (I was about 11) and saw myself on telly the next day when it was on. Blundell Park was a mudbath, it was near the end of that great season. I remember going to the friendly against Japan before the start of the season and we won 7-2. I think we scored four goals in the first three games too and it carried on all season like that: Mike Hickman, Matt Tees, Dave Boylen, Dave Worthington. Brilliant. The season before that was absolutely terrible too with Bobby Kennedy in charge. Let's hope the new season has a similar turnaround.

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Hoddle was my favourite player I'd never seen play a live game, until he brought Swindon here on Valentines night 17/18years ago when he was player manager (I sulked until the missus took me to the game!).
I think it was midway through the second half Tony Rees, with Hoddle marking him and his back to goal, turned on a sixpence and lashed one into the bottom corner from about 30yards to put the mariners 2-1up and win the game.
Sad to see my hero embarrassed like that at the end of his career, but by far the best goal I ever saw Rees  score..
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I have only supported town since their decline (last season in the championship) so I barely have any good memories  


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That's what I'm really after Chris. Not any memories of games that clinched us promotion or got us to Wembley just one particular game that wasn't really that huge.


Another memory of mine is when we won 2-1 at Plymouth when Super Clive scored his first ever goal for us and 100 or so Town fans doing the conga in the pouring rain around the away end.



Was there that day i believe, and i also think the history books would reveal he tucked it in past Rhys Wilmot who we signed a couple of years later!!!!!!!!!!!!


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John Oster' wonder goal at Wednesday when we were 7 down (I think), which was definitely goal of the game, everybody celebrated it like it won the game!
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[quote=618]With the new season almost upon us lets just wallow in a bit of nostalgia.

Everyone who was there at the time will always remember Wilkie's goal at Everton, Burnett's at Wembley, Jevvo's at Liverpool etc, but what your ONE clearest random memory at a Town game.

Mine is Shaun Cunnington climbing up on the fence in front of the 1000 Town fans after he had scored the winner at Reading in the 4th Round FA Cup replay at Elm Park in 88/89.[/quote]

and the subsequent ripping down/ collapse of the fence by the packed away terrace that night. Same evening we got stopped four times on the way home by three different constabularies for driving too slow. The car i was a passenger in had just had a recon engine put in and the driver was running it in, doing 50mph after midnight on straight deserted country roads looked too suspicious!!!


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That Reading game was the most tired I have ever been I think. I had worked until 3pm, picked up 3 mates and driven all the way there. It was an 8pm kick-off I think and IIRC the ko was put back a further 15minutes because of crowd congestion. I think they were expecting us to bring a couple of hundred fans but we had well over 1000 there that evening.

Tired myself out even further celebrating during the game, got caught up in a load of traffic trying to get out of Reading and I remember driving up the A1 about 1am in the morning with the other 3 lads snoring their heads off and I was nearly dropping off. Had to open the window to get some fresh air in only to be bollocked by my mates for waking them up.

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Birtles hat trick aganst Wrexham, Drinkell hat trick against Sheff Utd, both on last days of season in brilliant sunshine for glory moments.

Livvo scrapping with Shaun Teale in one of his early appearances at Blundell Park,getting sent off and making himself an instant cult hero in the process

The Ivano effect, all the fundraising events to get the money to secure his services, publicity and interest he raised in GTFC has to be unrivalled, i know a similar thing happened earlier with Joe Waters ( i think) but the wave of interest Ivano brought i dont see ever happening again.

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I've got loads of memories. I remember filtering out the pontoon after a 0-0 draw against Carlisle (?) and seeing that FA Cup semi at hillsborough had been abandoned due to "overcrowding" on the scoreboard, completely oblivious to the events that were to unfold.  

Super Clive scoring a right foot curler into the top corner in the last minute as I was stood right behind him in the open corner waiting to get out, can't rem who it was against though.

John cockerill scoring a 30 yard screamer against York I think in the cup

The opening day of the div 3 (L1) promotion season at Preston when we played them off their plastic pitch and won 3-1, with Neil woods making his debut.

Wimbledon away in the cup when we invaded plough lane with Harry haddocks!

My first ever town game at home to aldershot, we drew 1-1 and the late Marc north missed a pen that would have kept us up.

Must be more but they're the ones that stick in my mind.

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Quoted from siy2k5
I've got loads of memories. I remember filtering out the pontoon after a 0-0 draw against Carlisle (?) and seeing that FA Cup semi at hillsborough had been abandoned due to "overcrowding" on the scoreboard, completely oblivious to the events that were to unfold.  

Super Clive scoring a right foot curler into the top corner in the last minute as I was stood right behind him in the open corner waiting to get out, can't rem who it was against though.

John cockerill scoring a 30 yard screamer against York I think in the cup

The opening day of the div 3 (L1) promotion season at Preston when we played them off their plastic pitch and won 3-1, with Neil woods making his debut.

Wimbledon away in the cup when we invaded plough lane with Harry haddocks!

My first ever town game at home to aldershot, we drew 1-1 and the late Marc north missed a pen that would have kept us up.

Must be more but they're the ones that stick in my mind.

Utm.

It's not often we win our opening game of the season.

Here's a reminder for you.





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Please forgive me i'll give you my best Wednesday moment.

Beating Sheffield United 2-1 in the last minute of extra time (Mark Bright) in the FA cup semi final at Wembley sat with 80.000 Sheffielders.
Never will that atmosphere or day be beaten again for me.


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Quoted from Les Brechin

It's not often we win our opening game of the season.

Here's a reminder for you.




Cheers les. I really was spoilt in my early days as a town fan lol. Aside from the aforementioned aldershot game under bob Roberts, I was brought up on Buckley I. Them were the days...


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Bruce Grobilar turning boo's, jeers, and taunts of "how much for a goal" etc into Cheers, laughter, and a standing ovation from the Ponny.  Absolutely awesome.


The wife was going away for a girly weekend.
I jokingly remarked  'I don't know whether to spend it watching porn or watching football'
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She said 'Well you already know how to play football'  
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1] Going to a mid-winter 'friendly' against Hibernian in the early 60s and seeing Graham Taylor charge down a full-blooded clearance at point blank range without flinching. A big, angry bruise appeared on his thigh almost immediately but he carried on as if nothing had happened. I realised at that point that I had to add something to my game!
2] Going to Preston on a wet and miserable Tuesday night in December 1980 when Town were 2 points above the relegation places. We won 4-2 and went on a run which took us to 3rd place in March.
3] Seeing us run out of steam against West Ham on a dead pitch at BP the following April. We lost 5-1 and I realised then that this was the best it was ever going to get for Grimsby Town.
4] Going to Griffin Park for a run of the mill fixture against Brentford in the 92/3 season. There was a betting shop on the ground [Ladbrokes, I think] which was offering 8/1 against Mendonca  scoring the first goal. He got 2 and paid for the whole trip for me and my boy!
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Tony Rees giving me a proper evil look when I shouted at him "to run you fat b'stard" when he lazily gave up on a loose ball which he could have easily kept in. When I was a youth I used to sit on the bars at the front of the Ponny and we sort of stared each other out for a good 30 seconds, I'm sure if I was an adult he would have stuck one on me.

A referee being hit by a till-roll thrown from the Ponny when we were playing Crewe during a midweek game in the late 80's, people say that Jurgen Klinnsman invented the dive but that referee was years ahead of him with his comedy lunge.

That away win against Stockport in the paint trophy when we were moved to the covered seating area (Aside from a few have a go heroes   ) due to the heavy rain. Likewise the area final after that against Morecambe when some fella was barracking Phil Barnes after 2 minutes of the game only to be shouted down from a few Town fans and for Barnes to produce one of the best goalkeeping displays I can remember. Both games summed up a great midweek cup game with fantastic atmospheres.


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gettin served with a hot dog and boverill  and gettind back to my seat   before the second half started  lol
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I shouted at him "to run you fat b'stard".


That is an odd thing to shout in his defence.


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1] Going to a mid-winter 'friendly' against Hibernian in the early 60s and seeing Graham Taylor charge down a full-blooded clearance at point blank range without flinching. A big, angry bruise appeared on his thigh almost immediately but he carried on as if nothing had happened. I realised at that point that I had to add something to my game!
2] Going to Preston on a wet and miserable Tuesday night in December 1980 when Town were 2 points above the relegation places. We won 4-2 and went on a run which took us to 3rd place in March.
3] Seeing us run out of steam against West Ham on a dead pitch at BP the following April. We lost 5-1 and I realised then that this was the best it was ever going to get for Grimsby Town.
4] Going to Griffin Park for a run of the mill fixture against Brentford in the 92/3 season. There was a betting shop on the ground [Ladbrokes, I think] which was offering 8/1 against Mendonca  scoring the first goal. He got 2 and paid for the whole trip for me and my boy!


I remember that game. And the Cup game round about the same time when Clive scored in both games. What a player. Will we see his like again?
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That is an odd thing to shout in his defence.


I agree, would have understood if you shouted "run lazy p!sshead..."
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My Favourite Town Goal in a Not Hugely Significant Game - Groves away v West Aaagggghm in the League c 93. He picked up the ball wide right around the halfway line, played keepy uppy with it down to the penalty area and lashed it in. We lost (2-1?) with that aggressive Scouse full back they had banging in a penalty.
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gettin served with a hot dog and boverill  and gettind back to my seat   before the second half started  lol


That must have been an away match.

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Some of those mentioned above relate to huge triumphs but in keeping with the random thread i'd go for

Town beating Peterborough 3-2 near the end of the 71-72 season. It was the featured game on Anglia TV. I think we were 2-0 down. Neil freeman in goal (?) and if my memory serves me right Dave Worthington scored that dayfrom the edge of the box at the Pontoon end?

Oldfootbaler may be able to confirm?


It was Ian Turner's debut.



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John Cockerill scoring a Van Basten type goal v Donny in the cup and the Main stand erupting.Also what about Buckley 3 against Accy his first home game back it just seemed like Magic was in the air again a Town side playing fast attractive football to feet what a shame the great man couldnt pull it off for a 3rd time.
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It was Ian Turner's debut.



That's right. I knew there was something about the keeper

Some other games mentioned like Les and the game at Reading. I was there that night & I seem to think macca was the victim of an awful tackle that day? May have had to go off?

The games in quick succession at Brentford. i think for the first one i paid to go in what had previously been the away end only to find they had reversed the home/away stands. Thw game started and i decided i'd ask to move ends. As i was escorted round the pitch we scored (Super clive i think). The first game we had Beasant in goal and for the 2nd one a week or two later Wilmott returned

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Surprised no one's mentioned the mayhem that was Stoke City away at the old Victoria Ground.  Massive pitch invasion by Stoke fans.  Town fans singing "Always Look on the Bright Side of Life".  Can't remember the year.  Happy days!
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Big Keith netting 2 in the rain away at Southend in the pouring rain 1000 Town fans going mad with delight.
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Big Keith netting 2 in the rain away at Southend in the pouring rain 1000 Town fans going mad with delight.


Friday night.  I was there.


The wife was going away for a girly weekend.
I jokingly remarked  'I don't know whether to spend it watching porn or watching football'
'you may as well spend it watching porn' she replied
That's understanding darling what makes you say that? I asked

She said 'Well you already know how to play football'  
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Friday night.  I was there.

So was 999 others your not getting another medal.

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So was 999 others your not getting another medal.



Thak fcuk for that,

No Room     

(and it's YOU'RE not YOUR)


The wife was going away for a girly weekend.
I jokingly remarked  'I don't know whether to spend it watching porn or watching football'
'you may as well spend it watching porn' she replied
That's understanding darling what makes you say that? I asked

She said 'Well you already know how to play football'  
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Thak fcuk for that,

No Room     

(and it's YOU'RE not YOUR)


I had a teacher like you at Havelock i never listened to him either.
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Thak fcuk for that,

No Room     

(and it's YOU'RE not YOUR)



Nothing like a chest full of Naafi medals.

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In no particular order;

Wimbledon away in the cup.
Southend away on that wet friday night - I didn't get a medal for that one either.
Stoke away even though I wondered if we'd ever get out alive.
Liverpool away in the FA cup, on the Kop ditto Stoke away.
Not being able to watch the last 10 mins of the Exeter (h) game when we went up. Typical town, boss a match then try to loose it.
Newcastle away when Dobbin put that one in the top corner in the last minute, ditto Stoke away.

Best of the lot;

Futcher scoring the screamer against Boston in the Lincs Cup.

It's been said before but nostalgia just ain't what it used to be.

UTM.
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It was Ian Turner's debut.



Indeed - I was 8 and couldn't understand why Harry wasn't in goal, at 2-0 I felt the world was imploding and it was all Turner's fault. Of course he turned out to be super keeper and won a FA Cup winners medal in 1976 for Southampton who beat some minor club that has since gone out of business - I think they were replaced in the League by an American outfit.

Ian Turner was also a useful outfield player and played up fron for Town during part of an away game at Bournmouth that was on Match of the Day - he'd injured his hand but Town had already used their sub so Lawrie Mac put up front rather than go to 10 men - can someone remember who went in goal?
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Nothing like a chest full of Naafi medals.



Sussed.          

However, the NAAFI in Iraq was quite dodgy  


The wife was going away for a girly weekend.
I jokingly remarked  'I don't know whether to spend it watching porn or watching football'
'you may as well spend it watching porn' she replied
That's understanding darling what makes you say that? I asked

She said 'Well you already know how to play football'  
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Sussed.          

However, the NAAFI in Iraq was quite dodgy  



True.

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Travelling down to Brighton for a night match, think we where 3 - 0 down after 20 odd minutes??  and Cockers sent off, mate got thrown out for "suggestive behaviour" was it you Moosey???
Reckon there was only 20 ish town fans

The first game of the season at Preston and how bright that plastic pitch was, 90 minutes of squinting!!

The Stoke away game at the Victoria Ground where they invaded the pitch

Newcastle away & Dobbins goal

winning promotion against Exeter at home 14,000 crammed into BP

losing 5-0 to West Ham in the old second division, stood on a milk crate in Constitution Corner


memories  





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Travelling down to Brighton for a night match, think we where 3 - 0 down after 20 odd minutes??  and Cockers sent off, mate got thrown out for "suggestive behaviour" was it you Moosey???
Reckon there was only 20 ish town fans

The first game of the season at Preston and how bright that plastic pitch was, 90 minutes of squinting!!

The Stoke away game at the Victoria Ground where they invaded the pitch

Newcastle away & Dobbins goal

winning promotion against Exeter at home 14,000 crammed into BP

losing 5-0 to West Ham in the old second division, stood on a milk crate in Constitution Corner


memories  
I was at that Brighton game fella and remember the Moosey Club and the banner but your eyes need testing we had at least 250 at Brighton.A little spat broke out after the game near a Park after a little bit of homophobic GY chanting lol.




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West Ham IIRC.


Drew 1-1 with West Ham that season....


I have an inferiority complex-It's not a very good one though.
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Ivano Bonetti's celebration after his goal against the Baggies. Just about the only time I've heard ALL the home fans shouting a players name. Still sends a shiver down my spine now thinking about it.

Being 6-0 up against Darlo at half time (and losing the second half 2-1) (1979)

Gordon Walker somehow extending his leg Inspector Gadget style to score on his home debut in 1968. Even he was surprised. First in 1000's of false dawns over the last 40 odd years..

The famous "Roly Godfrey favourite goal ever" against Huddersfield in 1990 scored by Cockers.

Alan Woodward scoring in the Pontoon end against York in 1970 with a flying volley from about 15 yards from a cross.


I have an inferiority complex-It's not a very good one though.
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Drew 1-1 with West Ham that season....


I know we did. If you look at my post just after that you'll see.



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I know we did. If you look at my post just after that you'll see.


Oooops! Sorry...well it is early in the morning  


I have an inferiority complex-It's not a very good one though.
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Whenever anyone mentions Darren Flash Manseram I see the the one real goal he got in front of the Pontoon. Both feet off the ground a volley that would suit many a player,sadly the only one I remember.
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Whenever anyone mentions Darren Flash Manseram I see the the one real goal he got in front of the Pontoon. Both feet off the ground a volley that would suit many a player,sadly the only one I remember.


The one he got at Tranmere stands out more for me, simply because (I thought at the time) it meant more.







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Whenever anyone mentions Darren Flash Manseram I see the the one real goal he got in front of the Pontoon. Both feet off the ground a volley that would suit many a player,sadly the only one I remember.


3-3 v Preston if i remember rightly and what a game it was.
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Clive wiggington went in goal


You fill up my senses
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Travelling down to Brighton for a night match, think we where 3 - 0 down after 20 odd minutes??  and Cockers sent off, mate got thrown out for "suggestive behaviour" was it you Moosey???
Reckon there was only 20 ish town fans

The first game of the season at Preston and how bright that plastic pitch was, 90 minutes of squinting!!

The Stoke away game at the Victoria Ground where they invaded the pitch

Newcastle away & Dobbins goal

winning promotion against Exeter at home 14,000 crammed into BP

losing 5-0 to West Ham in the old second division, stood on a milk crate in Constitution Corner


memories  





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Anyone recall when we played Swindon at home in the 79-80 season?

It was a top of the table challenge, a really tight game at 0-0 in the second half, when one of their players dived across the goal to "save" a certain goal...instead of us getting a penalty though, the ref gave a corner, assuming the save must have been made by their keeper?

The outrage at the decision was over-turned about 30 seconds later though when we scored from the corner (can't remember who it was - we had a good routine on corners back then)

Justice was done and then to finally see their challenge off, in the last minute or so Tony Ford got the second

I look back on that game and think maybe because we stuck to our task in the face of an appalling decision against one of our promotion rivals, that spurred us on to take us up as the champions a couple of months later

Nostalgia eh...it ain't what it used to be!  


I'd forgotten all about that! That was a big match as our biggest league defeat had been at Swindon 3 0 and they had lots of games in hand over us at the time. We could have ended up playing them in the League Cup semi that year if we'd got past Wolves. Funny how things turn out as Swindon finished mid table and went down a year or two later. You're right, it did spur us on.
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With the new season almost upon us lets just wallow in a bit of nostalgia.

Everyone who was there at the time will always remember Wilkie's goal at Everton, Burnett's at Wembley, Jevvo's at Liverpool etc, but what your ONE clearest random memory at a Town game.

Mine is Shaun Cunnington climbing up on the fence in front of the 1000 Town fans after he had scored the winner at Reading in the 4th Round FA Cup replay at Elm Park in 88/89.


I'd just finished living in Reading and thought the townsfolk were tw**s of the highest order so enjoyed that win. My memory was it was a last minute goal and we were all bouncing up and down before he slotted it in. I saw it on BBC News the next morning and you can see the Town fans cavorting before the ball has crossed the line and a wildly waved huge inflatable fried egg taking pride of place in the clip. Oh, and the home fans scattering as the Town fans piled forward as they celebrated.

Always nice to see yourself on telly having a complete "manie".

The local press weren't impressed as part of the fence came down as a result of our exuberance.
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Whenever anyone mentions Darren Flash Manseram I see the the one real goal he got in front of the Pontoon. Both feet off the ground a volley that would suit many a player,sadly the only one I remember.



What about that one he scored against Burnley I think, where he got the ball on the left wing and ran with it all the way across the edge of the area. It looked like he'd ran in too far, like he always used to, but he then cut back towards the D and lashed the ball in from the edge of the area.



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What about that one he scored against Burnley I think, where he got the ball on the left wing and ran with it all the way across the edge of the area. It looked like he'd ran in too far, like he always used to, but he then cut back towards the D and lashed the ball in from the edge of the area.


silencing all the crowd momentarily who were thinking where the f"ck is he going!!!


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silencing all the crowd momentarily who were thinking where the f"ck is he going!!!



That jogged my memory.  Oh happy times.

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I'd forgotten all about that! That was a big match as our biggest league defeat had been at Swindon 3 0 and they had lots of games in hand over us at the time. We could have ended up playing them in the League Cup semi that year if we'd got past Wolves. Funny how things turn out as Swindon finished mid table and went down a year or two later. You're right, it did spur us on.


One of many great games that season...

Others that spring to mind are the two 3-2 away wins at Chesterfield.

The first one in the cup we were two down and came back to win at the death with 2 late goals and then the second one (actually on my birthday so a great present!) we were cruising it 3-0 and then Kev Moore was sent off and we hung on despite them going all out to get the equaliser.

Again against other promotion rivals our resolve back then was immense...team spirit, call it what you want but if we could instil that again now, we might start moving up again  

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One of many great games that season...

Others that spring to mind are the two 3-2 away wins at Chesterfield.

The first one in the cup we were two down and came back to win at the death with 2 late goals and then the second one (actually on my birthday so a great present!) we were cruising it 3-0 and then Kev Moore was sent off and we hung on despite them going all out to get the equaliser.

Again against other promotion rivals our resolve back then was immense...team spirit, call it what you want but if we could instil that again now, we might start moving up again  



At that 3-2 win in the cup at Chesterfield I remember they were saying that tickets would be on sale for the next round the following day just before we scored 2 goals in injury time.

Not sure whether it was the league or the cup win but in one of the 3-2 wins the goals were scored by the 3 Kevins (Moore, Kilmore and Drinkell) I think.



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At that 3-2 win in the cup at Chesterfield I remember they were saying that tickets would be on sale for the next round the following day just before we scored 2 goals in injury time.

Not sure whether it was the league or the cup win but in one of the 3-2 wins the goals were scored by the 3 Kevins (Moore, Kilmore and Drinkell) I thing.


Is that the game where there is a brilliant black and white picture of Drinks and Kilmore wheeling away in celebration and a bog roll is sailing through the air from the town end?
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One of my favourites was beating Crystal Palace 1-0 at home in the eary 2000's, cant remember which season but it was a Paul Groves penalty (on my birthday too   ).

Steve Coppell was manager at the time and my dad went down to meet him and shake his hand before the match(hes a Man Utd fan, yeah i know) as he was his idol when he was younger, and for some reason I cant remember there was a minutes silence before the game, so my dad ended up standing right next to the away dugout with his idol until it ended.
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david soames breakaway goal at pride park on boxing day to make it 3-1 to town at no point in that passage of play did he look like scoring and it still found its way into the net.


WHS! Amazing as was Oster in that game.  
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Or, how about Donny in the cup 6/7 years ago and Disco Des lamping that guy when they were on the floor. Random
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WHS! Amazing as was Oster in that game.  


yeah i seem to remember him popping up all over the shop with the ball and breezing past people, he is a lovely player to watch when in the mood.
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Another random memory of mine is when Nigel Batch came back to BP with Darlo. I think that was the only time when the entire ground rose to give a former player a standing ovation.



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yeah i seem to remember him popping up all over the shop with the ball and breezing past people, he is a lovely player to watch when in the mood.


Yeah, he really had a point to prove in that loan spell. Think he thrived being the big fish in a small pond with us. That game, he was by far the best player on the pitch. That freekick was special.
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January 6th 1962 Town v Bournemouth in the old Div 3. Town had started the season quite well but had then gone down 7-0 at Northampton and 4-1 at Crystal Palace. before losing both games over Christmas. Amazingly Johnny Scott missed a penalty against Lincoln as well so the season looked doomed.

The attendance was at the time the lowest ever for a home game, around 5000, and injuries meant Town had been forced to play a reserve striker called Willie Purvis for his first game. It was freezing cold but it was in the days when you could walk right round the ground so I was behind the Osmond goal first half and the Pontoon second half. Purvis played a few more times that season - a pity he never really made the pro game but a great character.

I remember Town being rubbish for most of the first 45 minutes but it all suddenly came together with a header from Purvis that went in like a bomb. That was followed by one from Scott and one from my hero. From that point Town went on a run and lost only 2 more games that year and finished second.

The other memorable moment that season was on Good Friday against Bradford I think when we got a penalty and Scott took it - the first one since he missed. He set the ball off with the outside of his right foot to the goalkeeper's right but with so much swerve over 12 yards that it moved back and went almost to the other corner. From behind the goal at the Osmond this looked amazing to see the keeper stretched out one way and ball going the other. I spent the next 12 months trying to copy this with absolutely no success.


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I also remember in the Soames/Oster Derby game on Boxing Day every single person in the ground knew exactly what Oster was going to do with that free-kick apart from the Derby keeper.



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Super Clive' hat trick penalty in season opening 3-3 home draw.
Think we had same result same opposition a year earlier...
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Does anyone remember a sublime chip from livvo away at stoke, unbelievably he beat the offside trap and chipped it in from about 20 yards it was pure class.
we won 2-1 and Darren Mansaram got the other town goal i think.
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Couple of randoms for me... The first we where playing Norwich at home and went 2-0 up they pulled 1 back and then got the equaliser in the 5th min of stoppage time out of the three tops that should have been allowed... I remember it because as the Norwich player was getting closer town was backing off and I was screaming at Handyside (I think) to close him down, well whoever it was didn't close him down and the Norwich player got to about 20 yards out and curld it into the top corner... I was fuming, I had just got to BP in time for kick off after getting my foot plastered, I had broken it in a drunken stuper the night before... Come to think of it, it might have made it 3-2 to them, either way I remember the goal if nothing else..


Think it was a young Akinbiyi, shot in from the main stand side of the osmond.  I think there were a few games around that time when we blew 2-goal leads and conceded very late goals.  

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Kevin Moore scoring a last minute rocket shot at the Baseball Ground to earn a 1-1 draw when a lot of Town fans had left the ground.

Paul Emson against Brighton at Blundell Park ripping their defence apart. Think we won 5-0 and Joe Corrigan was their keeper.

Beating Manchester City 4-1 and a certain Town fan getting ejected from the ground for throwing bananas at Alex Williams their coloured goalkeeper.

1998 pre-season tour of the Isle of Man when I was walking in Ramsey and Daryl Clare said hello there, are you off to the match tonight !! We lost 1-0 to Stockport that night by the way.

I was celebrating at Anfield when we scored the winner. A female steward came across and shouted "Sit down". I retorted "Is it time of the month for you or are you just mardy because you are losing". She actually laughed and said "Both"
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Also Gordon Hobson ripping Millwalls defence apart. Think he got a hat trick and we won 5-1

Beating the Scunts 7-1
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January 6th 1962 Town v Bournemouth in the old Div 3. Town had started the season quite well but had then gone down 7-0 at Northampton and 4-1 at Crystal Palace. before losing both games over Christmas. Amazingly Johnny Scott missed a penalty against Lincoln as well so the season looked doomed.

The attendance was at the time the lowest ever for a home game, around 5000, and injuries meant Town had been forced to play a reserve striker called Willie Purvis for his first game. It was freezing cold but it was in the days when you could walk right round the ground so I was behind the Osmond goal first half and the Pontoon second half. Purvis played a few more times that season - a pity he never really made the pro game but a great character.

I remember Town being rubbish for most of the first 45 minutes but it all suddenly came together with a header from Purvis that went in like a bomb. That was followed by one from Scott and one from my hero. From that point Town went on a run and lost only 2 more games that year and finished second.

The other memorable moment that season was on Good Friday against Bradford I think when we got a penalty and Scott took it - the first one since he missed. He set the ball off with the outside of his right foot to the goalkeeper's right but with so much swerve over 12 yards that it moved back and went almost to the other corner. From behind the goal at the Osmond this looked amazing to see the keeper stretched out one way and ball going the other. I spent the next 12 months trying to copy this with absolutely no success.




Ah,you see Johnny had a corkscrew in his boot.       Well it seemed like that,I cannot remember a player having so much control of an old leather ball.  God knows what he would have done with these modern beach balls they play with these days.

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Joe Waters scoring the fastest ever goal at BP after 10 seconds against Cambridge.


And another one a few minutes later from Mike Brolly as I recall?

If you got there late you'd missed most of the action (though I think it ended up 3-1 to us?)

Another one where I did miss out is Wednesday away about '82 where we were 2-0 up after 3/4 mins and there were loads of us still outside the ground trying to get in to the Leppings Lane end with South Yorkshire's finest keeping control of us at the turnstiles...something of a foretaste of the semi disaster in '89

Having missed the goals, the best part of that night for me was Nigel making a penalty save to keep the Yorkies at bay  
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Danny Coyne performance at Deepdale. Drew 0-0. Apparently Preston had 27 attempts. David Moyes stated that it was one of the finest goalkeeping performances that he had ever seen.

Gordon Walker and Dave Boylen in the centre circle at Belle Vue, Doncaster for the kick off. One was about 6'5" the other 5'3".
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Gordon Walker and Dave Boylen in the centre circle at Belle Vue, Doncaster for the kick off. One was about 6'5" the other 5'3".




Did you work out which one was which?  
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Is that the game where there is a brilliant black and white picture of Drinks and Kilmore wheeling away in celebration and a bog roll is sailing through the air from the town end?


It was from that though I didn't go to either of the Chesterfield games. I have the picture in the 1979/80 souvenir and it made me laugh when I saw it. I think it was Kev Moore wheeling away. Amazing what we can remeber from 30 years ago...

Sheff Utd 4 0 was the best game ever for me.
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Super Clive' hat trick penalty in season opening 3-3 home draw.
Think we had same result same opposition a year earlier...


Remember the other 3-3, we were 2-0 up after about 5 minutes at Burnden Park, Kevin Jobling with a right cracker
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Also Gordon Hobson ripping Millwalls defence apart. Think he got a hat trick and we won 5-1

Beating the Scunts 7-1


I remember that 5 1 win. I did my ankle in earlier that summer during a drunken trip to Glastonbury mudbath and it gave way pogoing for the fourth or fifth goal.

I seem to remember giving Gordon Hobson and the Exeter fans some sh*t* after he missed a penalty for them against us in 1990. We had a lively "discussion" with the home fans afterwards, not a ground you associate with trouble from the locals. Cracking day out all the same. The bar at Yeovil station on the way down was dry by the time we left.
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I remember that 5 1 win. I did my ankle in earlier that summer during a drunken trip to Glastonbury mudbath and it gave way pogoing for the fourth or fifth goal.

I seem to remember giving Gordon Hobson and the Exeter fans some sh*t* after he missed a penalty for them against us in 1990. We had a lively "discussion" with the home fans afterwards, not a ground you associate with trouble from the locals. Cracking day out all the same. The bar at Yeovil station on the way down was dry by the time we left.


I'd parked in a nearby multi-story car park for that Exeter game and me and my mate were chased through it by a group of Exeter chavs after the game.




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Anyone remember the nutter who shimmied up one of the beams in the Ponny in the late 80s? Copper tried to catch him but slid down to chorus of 'He's going up he's going up - you're not, you're not!'

Boulding and Allen destyoying Palace and Wimbledn's defenders in back to back league games in second tier in 2002.

Tiny Jamie Forrester chipping Luton's giant keeper in the 7-1 FA Cup drubbing in late 90s?

Livvo half killing Casey Keller as he bundled player and ball into the net against Leicester in League Cup in 1997/8 season

Watching Ivano glide through a sea of Norwich defenders before producing an inch perfect cross for Groves (I think?) to head home in 2-2 at Carrow Road in 95/96
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Also Gordon Hobson ripping Millwalls defence apart. Think he got a hat trick and we won 5-1


He was pretty good at that wasn't he? I recall a brilliant hat-trick away at Burnley when they were top of the league (W 4-1) in his 2nd spell for City, plus he gave me discount on a pair of Adidas Samba trainers I bought from his shop on The Cornhill.





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He was pretty good at that wasn't he? I recall a brilliant hat-trick away at Burnley when they were top of the league (W 4-1) in his 2nd spell for City, plus he gave me discount on a pair of Adidas Samba trainers I bought from his shop on The Cornhill.



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my top ten random memorys contain,man city,leeds,chelsea,villa,wolves,qpr,middlesboro,newcastle,sheff wed and united,everton,w ham,liverpoool........whats yours aryan


Hmmmm .... I know what you're insinuating here dapperz but,

Man City, Birmingham, Wolves, Sheff Wed & Utd, Everton, West Ham, Tottenham, Stoke, Cardiff and Millwall ..... but you never know Leeds might just be added to this list anytime soon  








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Hmmmm .... I know what you're insinuating here dapperz but,

Man City, Birmingham, Wolves, Sheff Wed & Utd, Everton, West Ham, Tottenham, Stoke, Cardiff and Millwall ..... but you never know Leeds might just be added to this list anytime soon  






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That Akinbiyi Norwich game mentioned above; I remember it for Childs and Southall scoring two absolute screamers within a minute of each other in the first half.

Jonny Rowan missing from an inch against Forest in 2001.

Groves somehow getting enough on the ball to get a late winner against Watford in 1998.

Stuart Campbell kick-starting the survival bid with a winner against Sheff Utd in 2002 and Terry Cooke's equaliser at Norwich a few weeks later.

Winning a shoot-out at Barnsley in the League Cup in 1992 or 1993.

Coldicott and Handyside scoring early in the second half to beat Watford near the end of the 00/01 season.


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Charlie Nicholas scoring 2 brilliant free-kicks at BP when Arsenal beat us 4-3 in the FA Cup in the mid 80's

Just about the only time I really enjoyed a game that Town lost.



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Beating Spurs and only losing 1-0 to Newcastle.

Being minutes away from promotion the same season and thinking we was there, only to be denied it.  
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Charlie Nicholas scoring 2 brilliant free-kicks at BP when Arsenal beat us 4-3 in the FA Cup in the mid 80's

Just about the only time I really enjoyed a game that Town lost.


i thought it was 4-2 but anyway he was superb that day
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i thought it was 4-2 but anyway he was superb that day


I'm 99.99% sure it was 3-4



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I'm 99.99% sure it was 3-4


jan 86 3-4 to the goons  
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jan 86 3-4 to the goons  

And IIRC our infamous manager Mike L**ns scored one of our goals that day.




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And IIRC our infamous manager Mike L**ns scored one of our goals that day.



First time i can recall the phrase " Grimsby grit " being used was the build up to that game,by ML, he also referred to Arsenal as "fancy dans" haha.
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Is that the game where there is a brilliant black and white picture of Drinks and Kilmore wheeling away in celebration and a bog roll is sailing through the air from the town end?


That was the league game. I think the three Kevins scored that day.....(Kev Moore got sent off!)


I have an inferiority complex-It's not a very good one though.
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Forrester scoring a third against West Ham in a cup replay and two West Ham defenders running back to try to stop him with "What the f**k is going on here" expressions on their faces..


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My mate being smacked straight in the face by a 25 yard screamer , knocking him off the barrier behind the ad boards just to the left of the goal in the ponny against wigan in that cup game early 90's . He fell 4ft onto the concrete and picked himself off the floor , his nose pi ssing blood and the ponny giving him a massive aaarrrhh ! Brilliant .

.... and then he left early , missed crofts last minute winner and got smacked by a wigan lad outside the imp !!


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jan 86 3-4 to the goons  


Also on MOTD after it had been off the air for about a year due to funding issues I think. Charlie Nicholas's only hat trick for the bottom.



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this could be completly wrong but we was playing forest at home, dave beasant playing for forest handled ball outside of area, and nearly every town fan applauded him going off and he was clapping aswell and from the resulting free kick we scored and it was a cracker ,seem to remember it resulting in a 4-2 win ?
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They say that dreams are more important than memories.  At the moment, we are safer and happier looking back. I have a mixed bag of memories - good and bad.  Most from my earliest Town matches:

Doug Collins' outstanding performance against Burnley in the League Cup - around 1968.  They were established Premiership equivalent, we were fourth Division.  Doug was not a great player for us - but he was that night.  He had a 30 - 35 yard from shot from in front of the Barrat stand that hit the bar.  We drew 2-2.  We lost the replay by 6 or 7 goals.  Burnley bought him (for £27K I think) and he became an outstanding midfielder for them over a number of seasons in the Prem.   He is regarded by them as a legend now.  At the time they had a number of outstanding players.

Stan Bowles playing for Crewe, as an unknown star, in a night match at Blundell Park.  Around 1970.  The pitch was water-logged but he danced through our team whilst all others were slipping over.  We wondered "who is this guy with the great ball skills?". This is the fourth division.

Matt Tees scoring at home against Hull at home -mid to late 60s.  I was in the ground at 1-30 as I was so excited.

Kevin Kilmore hat-trick in 3-2 FA Cup win at Chesterfield (1979).  We were 2-0 down.   We drew the first game and did not think we had much of a chance.  This win set up the money-spinning glory match at Liverpool.  I was in Germany at the time in the RAF and would have missed the great game.  However, managed to get a course in the UK and went to the game.  

Losing 5-1 at home to West Ham in80/81, when we thought we had a fair chance of getting in the Premiership equivalent,  Roger Cross got 3 goals I think.  WHU were far too good for us and had 7 or 8 players selected in the divisional team. West Ham fans were in at least 3 stands.

Michael Owen's first senior hat-trick.  The second goal was one of his best.

The crowd at Blundell Park chanting to Spurs "What is is like to be out-classed", as we outplayed them but could not score.  Then Lineker scored 3 goals for Spurs to win 3-0. He showed us what class and clinical finishing in front of goal really is.

THE goal at Liverpool.  I thought it was going to burst the net and come toward me.

Wayne's golden goal at Wembley.  Again, I was in the right place behind the goal.  We thought the cup was "micky mouse" but we sure did want to win it!

Do any other old-timers remember Doug Collins v Burnley and Stan Bowles on that very wet night?
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Yep,I sure do remember Dougie playing out of his skin in that game.   He had been leading up to it,occassional flashes in the games before it but for that game he put it all together.  All that blond hair flying about the place too which kinda made him popular with the distaff side.  Our very own Denis Law.


And what do you say about Stanley,he was a genius with the ball at his feet.  Earlier Johnny Scott was mentioned and I asked what he could do with todays football,don't you just wonder what Stan would do on the billiard tables they play on now with todays beachballs.
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Mendonca's hat trick in comeback game against Ipswich 1996.

7-1 win against Luton in FA Cup 1996. First time i'd seen a game in the lower findus.

Sheffield Wednesday 7-1 Town 1997. First time i'd seen us score away at a Premiership ground. Great goal too.

Atmosphere's at the West Ham cup replay at home and the Buckleys WBA home game. Best i'd seen/heard up to then.

Beating Coventry at Highfield Road in 2001 after they just came down from the premiership and we were fighting to be top of the championship. Great to be singing "we are top of the league" that day. Even though we were actually 2nd as Bradford had won as well.

3-3 with Sheffield United in the league cup the round before Liverpool. The day 9/11 happened. Often gets forgotten because of what happened at Anfield but a great game for 120 minutes and a penalty shoot out win.


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Another one-

After scoring 1 goal in the first 6 games of 1998/99, beating WBA 5-1 at BP.


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Another one-

After scoring 1 goal in the first 6 games of 1998/99, beating WBA 5-1 at BP.


Was that Buckers WBA? Or am I thinking of a different game?

Memory is a tad hazy lol


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Was that Buckers WBA? Or am I thinking of a different game?

Memory is a tad hazy lol


No, this one was when Buckley was back here for his second spell and at the beginning of the season in the championship after winning the play off final at Wembley months before.

The one you are probably thinking of is the one i mentioned in my post straight above that one, when Buckleys WBA came to town in about 1996 and Ivano Bonetti's goal won it 1-0.


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No, this one was when Buckley was back here for his second spell and at the beginning of the season in the championship after winning the play off final at Wembley months before.

The one you are probably thinking of is the one i mentioned in my post straight above that one, when Buckleys WBA came to town in about 1996 and Ivano Bonetti's goal won it 1-0.


Ah right my bad, knew Buckley was involved somewhere


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The crowd at Blundell Park chanting to Spurs "What is is like to be out-classed", as we outplayed them but could not score.  Then Lineker scored 3 goals for Spurs to win 3-0. He showed us what class and clinical finishing in front of goal really is.



I thought Lineker only scored the 1 that night. I'm sure Gordon "Jukebox" Durie got one of the goals and the other was David Howells I think.



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I thought Lineker only scored the 1 that night. I'm sure Gordon "Jukebox" Durie got one of the goals and the other was David Howells I think.


That sounds right
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John Cockerill's goal against Huddersfield in the 4-1 win at BP. Gilberts superb first time reverse pass that sent Cokers away down the left and finishes at keepers near post. Pure class
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[quote=1541]They say that dreams are more important than memories.  At the moment, we are safer and happier looking back. I have a mixed bag of memories - good and bad.  Most from my earliest Town matches:

Doug Collins' outstanding performance against Burnley in the League Cup - around 1968.  They were established Premiership equivalent, we were fourth Division.  Doug was not a great player for us - but he was that night.  He had a 30 - 35 yard from shot from in front of the Barrat stand that hit the bar.  We drew 2-2.  We lost the replay by 6 or 7 goals.  Burnley bought him (for £27K I think) and he became an outstanding midfielder for them over a number of seasons in the Prem.   He is regarded by them as a legend now.  At the time they had a number of outstanding players.

Stan Bowles playing for Crewe, as an unknown star, in a night match at Blundell Park.  Around 1970.  The pitch was water-logged but he danced through our team whilst all others were slipping over.  We wondered "who is this guy with the great ball skills?". This is the fourth division.

Matt Tees scoring at home against Hull at home -mid to late 60s.  I was in the ground at 1-30 as I was so excited.

Kevin Kilmore hat-trick in 3-2 FA Cup win at Chesterfield (1979).  We were 2-0 down.   We drew the first game and did not think we had much of a chance.  This win set up the money-spinning glory match at Liverpool.  I was in Germany at the time in the RAF and would have missed the great game.  However, managed to get a course in the UK and went to the game.  

Losing 5-1 at home to West Ham in80/81, when we thought we had a fair chance of getting in the Premiership equivalent,  Roger Cross got 3 goals I think.  WHU were far too good for us and had 7 or 8 players selected in the divisional team. West Ham fans were in at least 3 stands.

Michael Owen's first senior hat-trick.  The second goal was one of his best.

The crowd at Blundell Park chanting to Spurs "What is is like to be out-classed", as we outplayed them but could not score.  Then Lineker scored 3 goals for Spurs to win 3-0. He showed us what class and clinical finishing in front of goal really is.

THE goal at Liverpool.  I thought it was going to burst the net and come toward me.

Wayne's golden goal at Wembley.  Again, I was in the right place behind the goal.  We thought the cup was "micky mouse" but we sure did want to win it!

Do any other old-timers remember Doug Collins v Burnley and Stan Bowles on that very wet night?

It was the 71-2 Championship season, and the only time that the promotion bandwagon took a wee funny turn. We'd just won at the Old Show Ground 2-1 with Matt Tees getting both the Town goals, the gates were into 5 figures, and bang, we lost 2-3 at home to Crewe, and then 0-1 home to Southport the following Saturday. A 0-3 reversal at Northampton the following Saturday really made it look like we'd started to bottle it, but after the turn of the year we won 17, drew 4 and lost 4 out of the next 25 games and the rest is history.
Bowles was totally something else....but Crewe have always had the knack of turning up gems....David Platt, Peter Beardsley and others.



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I thought Lineker only scored the 1 that night. I'm sure Gordon "Jukebox" Durie got one of the goals and the other was David Howells I think.
You are correct Les

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They say that dreams are more important than memories.  At the moment, we are safer and happier looking back. I have a mixed bag of memories - good and bad.  Most from my earliest Town matches:

Doug Collins' outstanding performance against Burnley in the League Cup - around 1968.  They were established Premiership equivalent, we were fourth Division.  Doug was not a great player for us - but he was that night.  He had a 30 - 35 yard from shot from in front of the Barrat stand that hit the bar.  We drew 2-2.  We lost the replay by 6 or 7 goals.  Burnley bought him (for £27K I think) and he became an outstanding midfielder for them over a number of seasons in the Prem.   He is regarded by them as a legend now.  At the time they had a number of outstanding players.

Stan Bowles playing for Crewe, as an unknown star, in a night match at Blundell Park.  Around 1970.  The pitch was water-logged but he danced through our team whilst all others were slipping over.  We wondered "who is this guy with the great ball skills?". This is the fourth division.

Matt Tees scoring at home against Hull at home -mid to late 60s.  I was in the ground at 1-30 as I was so excited.

Kevin Kilmore hat-trick in 3-2 FA Cup win at Chesterfield (1979).  We were 2-0 down.   We drew the first game and did not think we had much of a chance.  This win set up the money-spinning glory match at Liverpool.  I was in Germany at the time in the RAF and would have missed the great game.  However, managed to get a course in the UK and went to the game.  

Losing 5-1 at home to West Ham in80/81, when we thought we had a fair chance of getting in the Premiership equivalent,  Roger Cross got 3 goals I think.  WHU were far too good for us and had 7 or 8 players selected in the divisional team. West Ham fans were in at least 3 stands.

Michael Owen's first senior hat-trick.  The second goal was one of his best.

The crowd at Blundell Park chanting to Spurs "What is is like to be out-classed", as we outplayed them but could not score.  Then Lineker scored 3 goals for Spurs to win 3-0. He showed us what class and clinical finishing in front of goal really is.

THE goal at Liverpool.  I thought it was going to burst the net and come toward me.

Wayne's golden goal at Wembley.  Again, I was in the right place behind the goal.  We thought the cup was "micky mouse" but we sure did want to win it!

Do any other old-timers remember Doug Collins v Burnley and Stan Bowles on that very wet night?
Roger Cross ? David Cross scored 4

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The day 9/11 happened.


9/11?  


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9/11?  


It was actually 11/9 but the yanks seem to think they reinvented time.


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Precisely. 11th of September 2001. Always remember going to the Sheffield United Worthington cup game that night after watching the news for a couple of hours after what happened. A great game, 3-3, extra time, penalties, and us going through to the next round where Jevons wrote himself into Town history.


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Both goals at Bradford City in our 2-0 win 90/91 I think. Tommy Watson and Diddy Gilbert. Pure football class.

Clive Hickman 1972 against Reading or was it Cambridge on an easter Monday game in an absolute mudbath. Injury time minute winner to make it 2-1 My Dad and many others had left to get the bus home thinking it was a draw. I believe the crowd was around 13,000 that day and we had already played a game at home just a couple of days before  in front of another 5 figure crowd.

Another was the Matt Tees goal against Exeter 1972. What a night


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Very random..... [don't ask me to remember the years, let alone the dates]

Keith Hickman scoring a hat-trick against a Japanese side pre-season

Always going to Sincil Bank and losing!

Graham Taylor going off injured after a bad tackle against York, then a free-for-all involving all the players, GT coming back on, and Town winning!

That FA Cup match with the "brick" incident

Marching band at half-time in the cup match vs Pompey, drew 1-1 and gave up hope only for Town to win the replay 3-1 - Portwood and Rafferty [?] scoring

Being able to watch the first half from the Pontoon, then decamping to the Osmond stand for second half

Newspaper sellers with half-time results in the GET going round inside the ground mid-way through second half

The first Exeter match in the McNenemy era postponed due to fog, walking out into bright sunshine on Grimsby Road by the ABC cinema

Getting tanked 5-0 at Selhurst Park in the early 2000s

Any game with Tees and Green up front

Ringing up BP Ticket Office before our first Wembley appearance and asking "have you sold many tickets?", only to be told "You're lucky, we've just had some more come through, the first 30,000 went like hot cakes" [note that I was living in London and could be excused for not knowing the level of fervent support]

Sitting in an empty away stand at Wrexham, 0-0 bore draw, but Burnett ran the midfield, then meeting the same guys I had sat behind on Wembley Way

Duncan Mackenzie [yes that Duncan Mackenzie!] setting fire to Roy Starling's hair in the Pontoon

Singing the Blaydon Races [why????] during the late 1960s in the Pontoon

is that random enough for all of you?
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Both goals at Bradford City in our 2-0 win 90/91 I think. Tommy Watson and Diddy Gilbert. Pure football class.



Great game that. I remember the whole of the away end singing "Yorkies, Yorkies, what's the score" which the bearded bloke who used to present The Big Match, Nick someone I think, mentioned on the highlights.



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1971-72 Championship season, players running around the pitch with placards saying "thank you" and "champions". The dozens of fans who watched the game on top of the Barratt Stand roof. The crowd invasion at the end. The 100th goal of the campaign when the 3rd goal went in (Chatterley?)
23,000 plus at the game, absolutely fcuking mindblowing.......


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hull city away when drinkell scored to make it 2-2 , went on the longest special train ever, down the embankment and through the fence straight in the ground without anyone paying. the whole match was chaos in the stands and the best atmosphere ever. the train full on the way there was so full on the way back you couldnt move
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Lots of my best memories have already been mentioned but there are so many more:


Winning 4-2 away at Cardiff (84-85?) after being 2-0 down, with a forward line of Drinkell, Wilkinson and Lund, and crosses put in by Paul Emson.

Winning 6-1 at Millwall in the FA Cup in '81 after being 1-0 down. Trevor Whymark's best ever goal for us. Winning at Newcastle in the Cup the same year as well with Nigel Batch pulling off a world class save from Imre Banana near the end.

Managing to get to Exeter from London for a fiver with a Network South East railcard and a voucher from Boots (early 90s?) - only a 0-0 draw but a great day out, especially as we shared the coach with a load of trainspotters who were taping the journey and kept shoving a microphone out of the window every time the train went through a tunnel. They wanted to hear the sound of the wheels on the track but instead got an earful of Town songs each time.

That Goal by Joe Waters to beat Barnsley 3-2 after being 2-0 down at BP - better than Ricky Villa and Archie Gemmill but not a TV camera in sight.

Seeing a sensational winning goal away at Cardiff on a Tuesday night in the early '80s hit from near the halfway line with a huge tail wind which beat the keeper at our end and dropped in but the ref and linesman didn't give it as they were nowhere near (can't remember who 'scored').

Beating Wolves 5-1 (84-85?) in a televised match and then hearing their manager Tommy Docherty saying one was offside, one was an own goal and they almost had two more so it should have been a draw. John Helm said afterwards it was just about the most entertaining match he'd ever commented on.
Beating Huddersfield by the same scoreline on New Year's Day and getting drunk in the alcoholic fumes emitted by just about everyone in the Pontoon.

Calling out to ref George Courtney from the pontoon during that Huddersfield game and telling him to watch out as we were about to score from a corner. Which we did!

Bob Cumming's goal at Wrexham in the early 80s to make it 2-0 when the fog was so thick you could barely see the halfway line. Having got to the ground late I went into the home end by mistake with one other Town fan on the same train. As far as I am aware, we were the only Town fans who actually saw the goal. As the players went back into our half there was a belated roar from the away end as Nigel told them we'd scored.

The inflatables, from the fried egg and fire extinguisher at Reading to the Harry Haddocks at Wimbledon. No-one has ever done it better than we did at Plough Lane.


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hull city away when drinkell scored to make it 2-2 , went on the longest special train ever, down the embankment and through the fence straight in the ground without anyone paying. the whole match was chaos in the stands and the best atmosphere ever. the train full on the way there was so full on the way back you couldnt move


my first ever away day on a special,what a night
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Lots of my best memories have already been mentioned but there are so many more:


Winning 4-2 away at Cardiff (84-85?) after being 2-0 down, with a forward line of Drinkell, Wilkinson and Lund, and crosses put in by Paul Emson.

Winning 6-1 at Millwall in the FA Cup in '81 after being 1-0 down. Trevor Whymark's best ever goal for us. Winning at Newcastle in the Cup the same year as well with Nigel Batch pulling off a world class save from Imre Banana near the end.

Managing to get to Exeter from London for a fiver with a Network South East railcard and a voucher from Boots (early 90s?) - only a 0-0 draw but a great day out, especially as we shared the coach with a load of trainspotters who were taping the journey and kept shoving a microphone out of the window every time the train went through a tunnel. They wanted to hear the sound of the wheels on the track but instead got an earful of Town songs each time.

That Goal by Joe Waters to beat Barnsley 3-2 after being 2-0 down at BP - better than Ricky Villa and Archie Gemmill but not a TV camera in sight.

Seeing a sensational winning goal away at Cardiff on a Tuesday night in the early '80s hit from near the halfway line with a huge tail wind which beat the keeper at our end and dropped in but the ref and linesman didn't give it as they were nowhere near (can't remember who 'scored').

Beating Wolves 5-1 (84-85?) in a televised match and then hearing their manager Tommy Docherty saying one was offside, one was an own goal and they almost had two more so it should have been a draw. John Helm said afterwards it was just about the most entertaining match he'd ever commented on.
Beating Huddersfield by the same scoreline on New Year's Day and getting drunk in the alcoholic fumes emitted by just about everyone in the Pontoon.

Calling out to ref George Courtney from the pontoon during that Huddersfield game and telling him to watch out as we were about to score from a corner. Which we did!

Bob Cumming's goal at Wrexham in the early 80s to make it 2-0 when the fog was so thick you could barely see the halfway line. Having got to the ground late I went into the home end by mistake with one other Town fan on the same train. As far as I am aware, we were the only Town fans who actually saw the goal. As the players went back into our half there was a belated roar from the away end as Nigel told them we'd scored.

The inflatables, from the fried egg and fire extinguisher at Reading to the Harry Haddocks at Wimbledon. No-one has ever done it better than we did at Plough Lane.


Hi Jim.

Some crackers there. On that train to Exeter, the trainspotters were getting all the swearing as well as we caught each other out cheating whilst playing cards. The looks we got drinking Scrumpy Jack at half nine in the morning.

What about those cross country trips to the West Midlands and further north via Reading to avoid the booze ban and chanting "trainspotters hahaha" every time we came into Birmingham NS followed by "Where's your anorak?". Giving all that abuse made me realise that it was well and truly matchday.

Going to Asda near Molineux and getting cases of lager with free bottles of vodka and singing all the way back to Reading in First Class. Then getting that p*ssed up Chelsea fan to buy all the rounds after he was sick in the bin on the train door.

Going back to Heathrow on the railair bus from Reading, I'd always have a snakebite and back in my hand and the driver would just say "Terminal 1?"

Coventry in the minibus in 1989 where we trashed the lamp post and had to tie the bumper to the van with Town scarves.

Gillingham away in 1990 and abusing those pikeys outside the ground who were having a domestic.

Meet the gang 'cos the boys are here.

What a great thread!

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Bolland's goal at Morecambe - the night of the earthquake


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Bob Cumming's goal at Wrexham in the early 80s to make it 2-0 when the fog was so thick you could barely see the halfway line. Having got to the ground late I went into the home end by mistake with one other Town fan on the same train. As far as I am aware, we were the only Town fans who actually saw the goal. As the players went back into our half there was a belated roar from the away end as Nigel told them we'd scored.



That was an amazing game. Batchy had so much "free time" he was able to practically give us a kick by kick report on what was going on. How the game finished is a complete mystery.

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In no real order (and trying not to repeat anything)

burnley away for the auto windscreens, on the way out the ground some of burnley's finest telling me we'd never fill Wembley and me brave with elation telling them at least we were flipping there

away at Bolton at burnden park. (92/3 ish) We'd gone on the family coach and ended up with tickets slap bang in the middle of the home end behind the goal. Town scored a last minute winner (possibly equaliser and going absolutely mental. On the telly the next day you saw a little pocket of town celebrating.

Hereford away a couple of seasons ago - my stag do last game of the season. drunk as a fart.

Stoke away - an impressionable 11/12 year old "always look on the bright side of life"

when milky bar used to go in the ponny


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Matt Tees first game back in his second spell. As I recall the fans had chipped in with the money to bring him back from Luton(?) We played York in the last match pre-Tees in front of 4000. The Messiah returns and the crowd goes up to 7295. Must have nearly got the fee back in his first two games...Of course he managed to score...Thus are fairy tales written....


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The barrow which used to sell sweets and snacks which went round the ground inside the fencing. Run by a chap called Ron I think. He also used to do the half time score boards pre electronic scoreboard.


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Mighty mariner for entertaining the fans over the years - he is a hero


Remember the original in the scruffy yellow waterproofs and sowester??

Haha and mini mariner


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Matt Tees first game back in his second spell. As I recall the fans had chipped in with the money to bring him back from Luton(?) We played York in the last match pre-Tees in front of 4000. The Messiah returns and the crowd goes up to 7295. Must have nearly got the fee back in his first two games...Of course he managed to score...Thus are fairy tales written....


The first move of that brilliant Chairman Paddy Hamilton.   The memory of the atmosphere at that game still brings a tear to the eye. I doubt it could ever be repeated.  Old Footballer got the other goal, a pen.

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Me and Morph finding an old style brown pay packet in the Cons open corner about 1980. Had about £25 in it, we blew it on an Atari game and about 5 flavour concentrates and a spare gas bottle for the soda stream on the way home, mixed them up in a River Phoenix style frenzy, overgassed the soda and were sick as f\/ck .
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Me and Morph finding an old style brown pay packet in the Cons open corner about 1980. Had about £25 in it, we blew it on an Atari game and about 5 flavour concentrates and a spare gas bottle for the soda stream on the way home, mixed them up in a River Phoenix style frenzy, overgassed the soda and were sick as f\/ck .
Rock and Roll if you were 12!!!!!!!!!!!!!


Oh it was you was it? I wondered where I dropped it. The wife & kids starved that week.

Now then, let's see what you owe ...... £25 ..... an average of 5% interest over 30 years ........... that'll be ........





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Oh it was you was it? I wondered where I dropped it. The wife & kids starved that week.

Now then, let's see what you owe ...... £25 ..... an average of 5% interest over 30 years ........... that'll be ........



I think he still has the game and half a bottle of tizer concentrate so p.m him and he can arrange delivery, only fair.


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Another good one was Brighton away in the mid '80s - the year the Great British Beer Festival was held in... Brighton! A group of us turned up at the Goldstone around 3.05pm (the London Mariners never make the kick-off) nicely lubricated and holding carrier bags full of liquid takeaways, commemorative glasses, bar towels, etc, and just about saw Town manage a 2-2 draw. Brighton was always a good fixture, another fun one was just after Robert Maxwell had topped himself and we were cracking jokes all night about Brighton 'Going down with the Maxwell', Town's defence being as watertight as Bob Maxwell's suit, etc. That was also the season they wore matching blue and white striped shirts and shorts and we laughed at them for looking like Tesco bags. I think that was a 0-0. Chris Hargreaves played a blinder that night.

Millwall was always good for a laugh too, like when were taking the mick out of Casey Keller with chants of 'Ho Chi Min's Black and White Army' and 'Where were you in World War Two?' We lost the game 2-1 but played well and Macca scored a rare goal. Never had a problem at Millwall games and nearly always had some banter with the locals. A proper club with proper supporters, just like us.


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Tony Rees scoring after 20 seconds at Millwall. The first Millwall player to touch the ball was the keeper picking it out of the net. I was in the home end and instinctively went to jump up to celebrate till I remembered where I was.

We ended up losing the game 2-1. Jamie Moralee (sp?) got both their goals I think, the winner in the last minute.



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remeber going to millmoor in the late eighties was a boxing day, was with my dad ( perhaps the only away game we went to together) we got there nice and early and went in the rotherham pub near the ground, got moved out from there and sent to the cub bar thy used to have as part of the ground. had a few in there and someone opened the emegency door and we realised we could walk straight in. In 2 mins the bar was empty with every in for nothing. Can remember my dad laughing at everyone chanting ee by gum , ee by gum. cant remeber the score tho
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extremely random, but always sticks in my mind:

not so long ago away at chester, in  the end i think we won 2-0 with 2 identical late goals by andy taylor(?)

anyway the game was dull as fook up to then and the reff was awful, i will never forget a kid (no older than 6/7), shouting really cheesy insults at the reff, then out of nowhere came the high pitched voice 'REFFEREE YOUR FCUKING SHYTE!!!!' ha and it was of course the little nipper... made me chuckle
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Town being led out by their we mascot in the 1960's, Clive Spencer. Used to play in the same B.B. team.


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Social club behind the Main stand in the early 70's, pints in plastic cups, and usually missing  couple of goals a season so we could get in at half time early to get served. Graet atmosphere.


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Jeez, I was at a lot of those games,
Foggy Wrexham,  NIgel Nigel whats the score
Foggy Exeter at home abandoned
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One of the best away games I can remember is beating Tranmere 1-0 at Prenton Park. Ivano got the only goal and John Aldridge missed a late penno. I think they might have battered us a bit and Crichton played a bit of a blinder. We went second in what's now The Championship with those three points. Remember coming away thinking we might just make The Premiership.
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Another one...

Remember BT running telly ads with a theme on "Save money"  and in the background clips of great saves, including one by Paul Crichton against Chelsea at Stamford Bridge in the FA Cup 95/96 season?  

That year's run in the cup started with hammering Luton 7-1 at BP, with Bonetti untouchable, then the "plate of chicken" incident at Luton; next round West Ham away, but postponed to a mid week because of snow; everyone cheering Ivano at Upton Park, then Laws scoring late on to earn a replay.
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Millwall was always good for a laugh too, like when were taking the mick out of Casey Keller with chants of 'Ho Chi Min's Black and White Army' and 'Where were you in World War Two?' We lost the game 2-1 but played well and Macca scored a rare goal. Never had a problem at Millwall games and nearly always had some banter with the locals. A proper club with proper supporters, just like us.


Bloody hell, I can remember you lot and that chant!

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Beating Wolves 5-1 (84-85?) in a televised match and then hearing their manager Tommy Docherty saying one was offside, one was an own goal and they almost had two more so it should have been a draw. John Helm said afterwards it was just about the most entertaining match he'd ever commented on.


The first game I ever took my ex-missus to. Got there a couple of mins late and missed the first goal. She seemed to enjoy it and I thought, that's that Saturday problem solved then. She only made 2 more games over the next 2 decades.

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I remember that West Ham FA Cup game wasn't called off until the Saturday morning. Because of the heavy snow on the day the A46 was blocked at Cabourne hill so our coach went down The A180/M180 to the Lincoln A15 turn off. We got about 5 miles down the A15 when news came through that the game was off.

A good job it was really as the weather was worsening by the minute and I doubt we would have got there anyway.

I also remember the Chelsea replay in the following round when there was an IRA bomb scare in London that evening and all the roads into London were gridlocked. We finally arrived about 30 minutes late and after the game found out that our coach had had its front tyres slashed.



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Anyone remember the nutter who shimmied up one of the beams in the Ponny in the late 80s? Copper tried to catch him but slid down to chorus of 'He's going up he's going up - you're not, you're not!'

Boulding and Allen destyoying Palace and Wimbledn's defenders in back to back league games in second tier in 2002.

Tiny Jamie Forrester chipping Luton's giant keeper in the 7-1 FA Cup drubbing in late 90s?

Livvo half killing Casey Keller as he bundled player and ball into the net against Leicester in League Cup in 1997/8 season

Watching Ivano glide through a sea of Norwich defenders before producing an inch perfect cross for Groves (I think?) to head home in 2-2 at Carrow Road in 95/96


I just about remember that Norwich game*. Very cold day in December. Millwall were top of the League that day, I think we were 4th and look how it ended up for us both that season. But there was real belief that we could be in with a chance that year.

* I ended up having "more than enough" that night. Travelling back to London on my own and meeting 3 other Town fans (2 of whom lived within a couple of miles from where I was living). We persuaded the steward(ess) to keep the buffet bar open and she entertained us by sitting on the floor and catching peanuts in her mouth. Then on to Coopers at Waterloo which had a deal on and you could get a round of 3 pints for £5, but we'd run out of cash and there was a min £10 charge for using cards so we made every round a pint and double whiskey chaser.
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That was an amazing game. Batchy had so much "free time" he was able to practically give us a kick by kick report on what was going on. How the game finished is a complete mystery.

This is a BRILLIANT thread


Funny how others remember this game....it was quite surreal,  cheering goals we hadn't seen but just knew about because the players had told us and we saw Town line up when Wrexham kicked off again!

It's my only visit to the Racecourse and though you could hardly see a thing, it stands out in my memories
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Bloody hell, I can remember you lot and that chant!



Guilty as charged. Think the chant went over most people's heads though. Think we sang "Jack the Ripper is our friend" on the Underground as well.

We always missed the kick off because we would have yet another drink at London Bridge, miss another train and have another and so on.

As Jim said, never had a problem. Always a good day out. Watering hole used to be the Market Porter near London Bridge but in latter years, the Founders.

Away wins at Charlton bring back fond memories. Always a good day out.

Playing the sodden pitch perfectly at Brentford in 2003.

The packed White Hart for an hour before the footie specials left for Sheffield and everyone guzzling as much as possible in that time.
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The Liverpool cup match when we lost 5-0 and the first time Dean Crombie played left back.

We went on one of Peter Sheff's "reserve" coaches, the ones with an outside toilet and an interior exhaust pipe.

Walking down to the turnstile was a lad of about 10 with his dad in front of us. A group of Liverpool yobs walked by them and ripped the Town scarf and hat off the lad and were away.

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Ivano Bonetti's celebration after his goal against the Baggies. Just about the only time I've heard ALL the home fans shouting a players name. Still sends a shiver down my spine now thinking about it.


'kin hell Barra, that's just made the back of my neck go all tingly too! The release of tension when that goal went in was extraordinary. Ivano Ivano Ivano!
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remeber going to millmoor in the late eighties was a boxing day, was with my dad ( perhaps the only away game we went to together) we got there nice and early and went in the rotherham pub near the ground, got moved out from there and sent to the cub bar thy used to have as part of the ground. had a few in there and someone opened the emegency door and we realised we could walk straight in. In 2 mins the bar was empty with every in for nothing. Can remember my dad laughing at everyone chanting ee by gum , ee by gum. cant remeber the score tho


I remember going to Millmoor earlier in the 80's some time in the winter....round about Xmas time

For most of the game we had it in for Ronnie Moore singing to him,

Ronnie Moore, Ronnie Moore, Ronnie Ronnie Moore,
When he gets that ball, he does feck all, Ronnie Ronnie Moore

It really seemed to puzzle him why we were singling him out for such grief but the more he looked bemused, the louder we sang....had to keep ourselves amused though really as the Yorkies won 3-0
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Guilty as charged. Think the chant went over most people's heads though. Think we sang "Jack the Ripper is our friend" on the Underground as well.

We always missed the kick off because we would have yet another drink at London Bridge, miss another train and have another and so on.

As Jim said, never had a problem. Always a good day out. Watering hole used to be the Market Porter near London Bridge but in latter years, the Founders.

Away wins at Charlton bring back fond memories. Always a good day out.

Playing the sodden pitch perfectly at Brentford in 2003.

The packed White Hart for an hour before the footie specials left for Sheffield and everyone guzzling as much as possible in that time.


Yeah, it didn't get as good a response as it deserved!

The Porter is an ace boozer! Great beer, erm .... "presentable" bar staff   and great buzz around the Borough area on a warm evening. [And that's not a euphemism by the way!]

Slightly tarnished memories of the Founders though - I left there one night and by the time I remembered I had a jacket and went back for it some girl private had made off with it.
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And who remembers the tie before the Everton league cup game in 1984. We had drawn 0-0 at Rotherham but absolutely mullered them 6-1 in the replay.



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Yeah, it didn't get as good a response as it deserved!

The Porter is an ace boozer! Great beer, erm .... "presentable" bar staff   and great buzz around the Borough area on a warm evening. [And that's not a euphemism by the way!]

Slightly tarnished memories of the Founders though - I left there one night and by the time I remembered I had a jacket and went back for it some girl private had made off with it.


I heard the Porter had been gentrified a bit. Hope not.

The Hole In The Wall at Waterloo was a good meet up point. It did five different ciders at one time so that was me sorted.

West Ham fans were buying us drinks there after we only lost 2 1 at Pompey in 1993 and they had subsequently been promoted. And talking of that game, when we were leading, we were chanting "We're so good its unbelievable" with 25000 or so silent Pompey fans having to take it.
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Brick fight at valley parade about 1979 ish, easter I think it was


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Funny how others remember this game....it was quite surreal,  cheering goals we hadn't seen but just knew about because the players had told us and we saw Town line up when Wrexham kicked off again!

It's my only visit to the Racecourse and though you could hardly see a thing, it stands out in my memories



Bob's goal came from a one-two a few yards over the halfway line and he scooted throught the defence and banged it in. Me and the other Town lad in the Wrexham forgot ourselves and were leaping up and down in a sea of red and white scarves. Luckily we were wearing waterproof anoraks as we were showered with saliva straight after (must be a Welsh welcoming custom!)

I always enjoyed Charlton away games, Kilmore's winner in a 1-0 in '81, Kev Drinkell's hat-trick in a 3-3 draw the day they were bought out in the mid '80s, and the 3 goals in 4 minutes to win 3-1 (or was it 3-2?)in the 90s. It was good to see Derek Hales play for them in 1980 before the end of his career. Hayles and Nigel Batch were two players you always included in a Bearded Players XI. Sir Garry Birtles was another.


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Bob's goal came from a one-two a few yards over the halfway line and he scooted throught the defence and banged it in. Me and the other Town lad in the Wrexham forgot ourselves and were leaping up and down in a sea of red and white scarves. Luckily we were wearing waterproof anoraks as we were showered with saliva straight after (must be a Welsh welcoming custom!)

I always enjoyed Charlton away games, Kilmore's winner in a 1-0 in '81, Kev Drinkell's hat-trick in a 3-3 draw the day they were bought out in the mid '80s, and the 3 goals in 4 minutes to win 3-1 (or was it 3-2?)in the 90s. It was good to see Derek Hales play for them in 1980 before the end of his career. Hayles and Nigel Batch were two players you always included in a Bearded Players XI. Sir Garry Birtles was another.


It was 3 1 at Charlton at Upton Park. Midweek game and we singing that daft Pizza Hut song on the bus afterwards.

That 3 3 draw was a corker, I think it went in off everyone. They scored late on and we equalised in the last minute.
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Another game I'll always remember is when we lost at home to Brighton 4-2 in the 80's. We were 2-1 up with about 5 minutes left but Brighton scored 3 in the last 5 minutes and could have even had a 5th.

I remember that Peter Grotier was in goal that game and I think Terry Connor scored at least one of Brightons goals that evening. (I think it was an evening match anyway)



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Another game I'll always remember is when we lost at home to Brighton 4-2 in the 80's. We were 2-1 up with about 5 minutes left but Brighton scored 3 in the last 5 minutes and could have even had a 5th.

I remember that Peter Grotier was in goal that game and I think Terry Connor scored at least one of Brightons goals that evening. (I think it was an evening match anyway)


It was an evening match at the end of the 1984/5 season and Brighton had an outside chance of promotion. I think we were 2 0 up with just over 10  minutes to go.

Mind you, we scored some goals that year. 6 3 at home to Cardiff and the 5 1 win against Wolves that has been mentioned. 6 1 against Rotherham and that 1 0 win at Everton.
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The Porter is a bit gentrified - well it is right by Borough market - and obviously full of City folk on weekdays, but its still pubbish.

Never tried the Hole ITW. What was Coopers and is now the Wellesley (I think) on the concourse isn't a great pub in itself (being stuck in a basement with no windows) but its a good laugh on a Saturday with all the toing and froing of football fans. It serves a similar function as that crap bar at Brum New Street.
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Here's a few more

Away at Wrexham; new years eve under slade, not just for the Downey goal, but all the injuries and controversy; we started with a back four of  Crofty RobJones Rambo and Newey, ended with Bolly Gary Jones Newey and Downey.

A home game vs huddersfield, sat in the main stand, their keeper steve francis made countless saves; the away fans sang Super Super Steve Francis. Talk about tempting fate. Livvo scored, most of the main stand celebrated with a Super Super Steve Livingstone chant

Travelling with my dad to an away game at Stoke, parents were living in the north-west by then, persuaded him to come see this new wonderkid John Oster. Oster off injured after about 15 mins....Rest of the game we were shocking.

Kevin Ball clattering countless town players at the stadium of silence and getting away with it.

Finally, going to Wigan's excrement old ground in our promotion season. Just before kickoff Mark Lever tried to clear an extra ball off the pitch and smashed it into a photographer. He was still apologising at kickoff and macca went to centre half briefly.

Of those that have been mentioned already; loved the Clive return from injury game v Ipswich, and the Oster goal in the 7-1 defeat, and the 6-1 on my birthday vs Barnsley.




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Playing QPRin the league cup 92/93 ish. Woods was getting alot of stick at the time for not scoring. Remember him getting the ball on the edge of the area and despite everyone screaming for him to shoot he played a delicate chip in for Tommy Watson to score. Woods then scored the second with his head before missing a penalty in the shoot out. Remember the Pontoon afterwards singing'Andy Sinton is a male masturbation@r'

Going to Hartlepool (8-1) and Oldham (6-0) in the same god awful season.

Newcastle getting promotion at our place.

Bolton 3-3 first game of the season. Think it was just after the fences had been taken down from the Osmond and their fans were on the pitch before kick off - remember one dribbling a ball to the pontoon end and a town fan running on the pitch to go in goal. Remember their fans singing Super John McGinly and us replying with Super Clive Mendonca - think he got a hat trick and that's where the Super Clive chant started?

Fulham away in the 98 play off semi final - great ground, great game, great weather

A home game against Middlesborough around 93 where we battered them for 90 minutes but only drew 1-1

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Beating lincoln 3-0 in the snow, all 3 goals where brilliant


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Oo, that's just sparked off the memory of the Boxing Day game from 1992. 2-0 down to T'Tykes but fought back to win 4-2 with a Diddy Gilbert inspired performance. He was the only one who could keep his footing on the icey surface. Something to do with a low centre of gravity!
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Oo, that's just sparked off the memory of the Boxing Day game from 1992. 2-0 down to T'Tykes but fought back to win 4-2 with a Diddy Gilbert inspired performance. He was the only one who could keep his footing on the icey surface. Something to do with a low centre of gravity!


Are you sure that's not the game when we were 2-0 up and they got it back to 2-2 before we won it 4-2 with 2 late goals. I remember Buckley saying at the time that we had to win the game twice. I think David Currie scored for them and Watson and Gilbert scored late on to win it for us.



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Been reminded of this one tonight as Connell did a similar thing first half,

Barnsley away, Bobby Cumming running down the wing, his opposing full back squares him up and Bobby bends over and feigns to just pick the ball up for no reason, the Barnsley player buys it and turns to the ref with his arm up as Bobby straightens up, completes the dummy and just runs straight past him.



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Had been extolling the virtues of the Town to a Rangers season ticket holder mate of mine, and he agreed to come down to watch a game with me, the Luton 7-1 game. He was gobsmacked b y it, so much so he wanted to come again the following season. When the time came to arrange it I told him that the F.A.Cup tie at Hillsborough would be a good game....it was, in reverse!


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3 - 1 home to Leicester in league (?) cup.... my pal Mike Riley reffed it... got me and friends in for free... we had silver service in the lounge... ha !
1 - 0 down at half time.... second half... fook me.... superb !!! oh yesssss.........

4 - 1 home v. Huddersfield . My youngest daughter was mascot...... demolition job !!! best goal I ever saw at BP in this game.... never be surpassed....

2 - 1 home v. Scunny... think we were 1 - 0 down at half time... when the winner went in they heard the roar in Scartho..... some
folk thought there was an approaching thunder storm.....

and of course... 1 - 0 v. WBA.... Ivano... what a hero... BP exploded.......... unbelievable !!!

Town beating West Ham... sat in front row on ponny near the goal.........
I was there the night Doug Collins tormented the shxt outta them too in the sixties....

7 - 1 v. the scunts.... Keegan looking lost on the wing... Clemence proving what a prat he was....

13,500 of us at Anfield... OK... so we got beat by 5 goals.... THE FANS WERE MAGNIFICENT !!!!

beating spurs 1 - 0..... my oh ferkin my... what a finish to a game.....

watchin Justin sort Alan cry baby Shearer out... brilliant....

players who would die for the shirt..... Cumming.... Livvo.... Macca.... Rafferty.... Portwood... Drinkell... Waters....

sighhh...... I hope for our young fans sake we get their like again.....


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Are you sure that's not the game when we were 2-0 up and they got it back to 2-2 before we won it 4-2 with 2 late goals. I remember Buckley saying at the time that we had to win the game twice. I think David Currie scored for them and Watson and Gilbert scored late on to win it for us.


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3 - 1 home to Leicester in league (?) cup.... my pal Mike Riley reffed it... got me and friends in for free... we had silver service in the lounge... ha !
1 - 0 down at half time.... second half... fook me.... superb !!! oh yesssss.........



Remember saying to my mate at half time that we were heading for a real hammering. The second half was so un-Buckley like I half expected to see him on YTV's mid-week match later apologising for the way Town played. From a fans eye view it was magnificent.

IMO Kevin Jobling had his best game in a Town shirt that night...superb./


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League Cup away game v Huddersfield late 70's early 80's(?). It was the second leg of a two legged round. We won 1-0 at B.P. first leg and the Hudders fans thought they'd cracked it with the home leg to come. We went there and won 4-1


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Reading away in 79/80 towards the end of the season. A lot of Town fans flew down to Heathrow.

At half time the Reading hooligan element sent one of their members round with a white flag and a letter inviting the Town faithful to a fight....Unfortunately no-one had an RSVP


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Remember saying to my mate at half time that we were heading for a real hammering. The second half was so un-Buckley like I half expected to see him on YTV's mid-week match later apologising for the way Town played. From a fans eye view it was magnificent.

IMO Kevin Jobling had his best game in a Town shirt that night...superb./


Jobbers.... one of the most un-appreciated grafters in a town shirt... just one of those rock-steady get on with it players....


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Livvo getting knocked out

Coming back from Preston away and seeing Fulham (I think) in the services, Dave Beasant was with them so I got his autograph and had my pic taken with him

Jack Lester's hat trick against Oldham


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working in Turkey... suffering from severe food poisoning... so ill I was unable to get out of my bed for three days...
to be woken up on a saturday by a watford fan to be told we had won 1 - 0 at Newcastle ( thank you Jim  Dobbin )
and dragged to the bar where I was fed medicine ( grape juice ) in copious amounts whilst still in pyjamas...
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League Cup away game v Huddersfield late 70's early 80's(?). It was the second leg of a two legged round. We won 1-0 at B.P. first leg and the Hudders fans thought they'd cracked it with the home leg to come. We went there and won 4-1


That was a cracking performance by Town and I remember the Huddersfield manager afterwards using it to motivate his team, saying if his lads wanted to play the game the same way as we did, they'd get their rewards....and I'm pretty sure they got promoted the following season

The only bad thing about the night was after we'd obviously put them out of the cup loads of their fans left early but then started throwing bricks over on to the open terrace where we were...it was a pretty mean feat trying to dodge them coming out of the night sky
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That was a cracking performance by Town and I remember the Huddersfield manager afterwards using it to motivate his team, saying if his lads wanted to play the game the same way as we did, they'd get their rewards....and I'm pretty sure they got promoted the following season

The only bad thing about the night was after we'd obviously put them out of the cup loads of their fans left early but then started throwing bricks over on to the open terrace where we were...it was a pretty mean feat trying to dodge them coming out of the night sky


Reminds me of winning 4 1 at Middlesbrough in 1982 and going top of the old second division.
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My thanks to Les Brechin and 1 or 2 others who corrected my memory.  At least it shows I did not rely on any reference books.  It was DAVID Cross of course for West Ham.  Well it was late in the day and I was rushing.  I only have a vague recollection of him scoring a 4th goal.  I remember one goal was a header from abour 3 yards out in front of the Pontoon.  

I also remember Gordon Durie scoring now.   It was very neat and clinical.  Even Linekeresque!

Somebody mentioned big Gordon Walker in an earlier post.  He scored one crackering shot from outside the box.  The Telegraph forecast that he had more potential than X or Y.  He soon disappeared without trace though. Great shame.

My Dad and his dad were also keen Town fans.  It is quite possible that both of them went to the famous Old Trafford FA Cup Semi Final in the late 30s. My dad is in his late 80s now, but we do not have a good relationship so I can't ask him.

The match, against Wolves,  is still the record attendance at OT (76,962).  It is still the record FA Cup semi defeat (5-0).   However, and it is a big however,  there were no substitutes allowed in those days. I believe that we had George Tweedy, a good England keeper, injured a few days before the match.  During the game the reserve keeper also went off injured.  We were down to 10 men with no goalie.

The game was possibly the biggest Town away following in our history.  Who knows?  Maybe Wolves as a bigger club were given more tickets?

Any very old timers still alive may remember going to the match.  I hate to mention any possible names on here!
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It is also documented somewhere that if Town got to Wembley we were planning on sailing several trawlers down The River Thames for the final.

Whether that's just a myth I'm not sure though.



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My thanks to Les Brechin and 1 or 2 others who corrected my memory.  At least it shows I did not rely on any reference books.  It was DAVID Cross of course for West Ham.  Well it was late in the day and I was rushing.  I only have a vague recollection of him scoring a 4th goal.  I remember one goal was a header from abour 3 yards out in front of the Pontoon.  

I also remember Gordon Durie scoring now.   It was very neat and clinical.  Even Linekeresque!

Somebody mentioned big Gordon Walker in an earlier post.  He scored one crackering shot from outside the box.  The Telegraph forecast that he had more potential than X or Y.  He soon disappeared without trace though. Great shame.

My Dad and his dad were also keen Town fans.  It is quite possible that both of them went to the famous Old Trafford FA Cup Semi Final in the late 30s. My dad is in his late 80s now, but we do not have a good relationship so I can't ask him.

The match, against Wolves,  is still the record attendance at OT (76,962).  It is still the record FA Cup semi defeat (5-0).   However, and it is a big however,  there were no substitutes allowed in those days. I believe that we had George Tweedy, a good England keeper, injured a few days before the match.  During the game the reserve keeper also went off injured.  We were down to 10 men with no goalie.

The game was possibly the biggest Town away following in our history.  Who knows?  Maybe Wolves as a bigger club were given more tickets?

Any very old timers still alive may remember going to the match.  I hate to mention any possible names on here!




Icey senior was there,with my Grandad,my Grandmother and my Great Uncle.    He doesn't do computers so it's second hand through me.
George Moulson was injured about twenty minutes into the game and Jack Hodgson went in goal which left us one short at the back. The result shows we had a hole at the back.
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Icey senior was there,with my Grandad,my Grandmother and my Great Uncle.    He doesn't do computers so it's second hand through me.
George Moulson was injured about twenty minutes into the game and Jack Hodgson went in goal which left us one short at the back. The result shows we had a hole at the back.


I take it you couldnt get the time off work then Icey?
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I take it you couldnt get the time off work then Icey?



Nah, those days if you didn't fillet fish you got sent up chimneys, who the hell wants to smell of soot.

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Lay off fella's.

One of Icey's random memories is what the fucck he had for breakfast.  


The wife was going away for a girly weekend.
I jokingly remarked  'I don't know whether to spend it watching porn or watching football'
'you may as well spend it watching porn' she replied
That's understanding darling what makes you say that? I asked

She said 'Well you already know how to play football'  
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Indeed - I was 8 and couldn't understand why Harry wasn't in goal, at 2-0 I felt the world was imploding and it was all Turner's fault. Of course he turned out to be super keeper and won a FA Cup winners medal in 1976 for Southampton who beat some minor club that has since gone out of business - I think they were replaced in the League by an American outfit.

Ian Turner was also a useful outfield player and played up fron for Town during part of an away game at Bournmouth that was on Match of the Day - he'd injured his hand but Town had already used their sub so Lawrie Mac put up front rather than go to 10 men - can someone remember who went in goal?


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League Cup away game v Huddersfield late 70's early 80's(?). It was the second leg of a two legged round. We won 1-0 at B.P. first leg and the Hudders fans thought they'd cracked it with the home leg to come. We went there and won 4-1


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Have a memory of Jack Lewis wanting to come on as sub in that game, but Lawrie just carried on with Ian Turner regardless? Remember the bus drive down there leaving Gy at midnight Friday. Everybody blootered.



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Vague memories but, Phil Crosby scoring a great chip/lob in a 5-1 thrashing of Shrewsbury, night time game early 80's late 70's.
Vince Hilaire scoring a cracker for Palace in a 0-1 win, again a nightime match early 80's late 70's.
Town beating Pompey at home in what I think was Mick Lyons first game in charge, not sure if he scored as well. Pompey were the runaway leaders of our division at that time, another evening match too. In front of the Ponny too, everyone going mad!!
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speakin of Palace... think it was them.... nite match... Barretts stand... Mike Czuzman scored and jogged towards the Barretts with both arms held aloft..
think we won 2 - 1 that nite... the noise was incredible....  there was around 8,500 in the ground.... it was electric...
for some reason which I cant recall there seemed to be a bit of needle and pre-match hostility due to something Malcolm Allison (?) had sed ????

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speakin of Palace... think it was them.... nite match... Barretts stand... Mike Czuzman scored and jogged towards the Barretts with both arms held aloft..
think we won 2 - 1 that nite... the noise was incredible....  there was around 8,500 in the ground.... it was electric...
for some reason which I cant recall there seemed to be a bit of needle and pre-match hostility due to something Malcolm Allison (?) had sed ????

I know I know... I cant recall much... its my age...   now.... nurse... where's me tablets.....


Wasn't it because in the previous year's game there had been 3 players sent off for fighting? Czuczman was one and Whittle and Cannon ? for Palarse.
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Have a memory of Jack Lewis wanting to come on as sub in that game, but Lawrie just carried on with Ian Turner regardless? Remember the bus drive down there leaving Gy at midnight Friday. Everybody blootered.



When Lewis eventually got on he had the wrong colour shorts on for some reason. Perhaps that's why Lawrie didn't want to put him on with MOTD cameras being there.
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We beat York 1-0 maybe 1989ish. I`m sure Steve Sherwood saved a penalty and Tony Rees scored a header after 30 seconds.
York had a captain called Tom Kelly who looked like Ali from Eastenders. Everytime he got the ball, the Town fans shouted `Ozcabs` and it totally put him off his game.
Might not be the most memorable but certainly a very random memory - someone must have been there with me!
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Always used to be needle games in the mid to late 70's with any team Alan Ball's father managed, Preston spring to mind. A feisty character just like his son. Rather confusing them being called Alan Ball and Alan Ball senior as well!


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Wasn't it because in the previous year's game there had been 3 players sent off for fighting? Czuczman was one and Whittle and Cannon ? for Palarse.
Dave will remember.


That might have beem the same game because i seem to recall it was a night game that we eventually won 2-1, when the 3 sendings off happened. Whittle in particular was very wound up and allison, with fedora, wasnt a happy bunny!

I think Jim Lumby got one of the goals that night?
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Boxing Day 1989 away at Glumford Park. We were 2-0 down to the Scunts but pulled a goal back and then Big Keef (RIP) struck the ball from the edge of the box. It looked to be going well wide and the whole of the away end groaned but then the ball somehow bent in the air and went into the top corner sending the Town fans wild. Then not long after that Paul Reece saved a penalty to keep it at 2-2.



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That might have beem the same game because i seem to recall it was a night game that we eventually won 2-1, when the 3 sendings off happened. Whittle in particular was very wound up and allison, with fedora, wasnt a happy bunny!

I think Jim Lumby got one of the goals that night?


Could be but in the 2-1 win I seem to remember our goals came from Jim Lumby (as you say) and Roy Coyle. Don't remember Czuczman scoring so assume that was a different game.
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Could be but in the 2-1 win I seem to remember our goals came from Jim Lumby (as you say) and Roy Coyle. Don't remember Czuczman scoring so assume that was a different game.


The game you are both thinking of was played on April 8th 1975. Town won 2-1 with goals from Lumby and someone who's name I cannot put a face to-Brown?? According to the seminal work "Grimsby Town- A Complete Record 1878-1989.

I can't find any reference to Churchy scoring against The Eagles.

The thing about that game was although Palace were flying high, our win set them back. They didn't get promoted that year and had to wait another 12 months. Think they had Peter Taylor playing for them who had the distinction of being one of, if not the first, third division footballer to play for England before his move to Spurs...


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The game you are both thinking of was played on April 8th 1975. Town won 2-1 with goals from Lumby and someone who's name I cannot put a face to-Brown?? According to the seminal work "Grimsby Town- A Complete Record 1878-1989.


Oh that's right Keith Brown. Long dark haired left winger. I have a photo of that team in my living room because my Dad is on the photo. That book is brilliant, pity it hasn't been updated.
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Keith was always a talented footballer. He was in the year below me at the Technical School in Eleanor Street, and had school teams not been drawn specifically on age lines, he'd have been more than capable of playing in the age group at least two years above him. Remember playing in a  friendly one Saturday morning at the St. James school about 1969 (no age worries in friendlies) and he announced that his mum had promised him 2 bob if he scored a hat trick. He only got two, but announced at school on the Monday that he'd got 1 shilling and 4 pence (2.3 of  2 bob, worth about 7 pence in today's money)
The Grimsby Town Complete Record is often available on ebay and Amazon, and can often be picked up for about the £25 mark.


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Going to big spending Crawley away on the first game of our first non-league season in 100 years and winning 3-0.

Well I hope that will be the way it goes!!

Talking of which a classic moment when big fat tax-evading convicted fraudster Steve Evans got ejected from BP springs to mind


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It always used to make me laugh at how Mike Czuczman's name was pronounced over the tannoy at away games. At Chelsea he was once referred to as 'Sezuckerman' but the best was probably (can't remember at which ground) 'Crutchman'.  

That and other clubs' attempts to spell Grimsby on their scoreboards, usually Grisby, Grimbsy or Grimby.


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I remember standing and applauding at Anfield when Michael Owen bagged his first senior hat-trick against (at the time of the match) the tightest defence in the league and John Oster's sublime chip in the 7-1 tanking at Hillsborough.

I also remember the God that is Mark Lever playing the mother hen role with Oster. On one occasion he ran half the length of the pitch to get involved after Oster had been clattered infront of the Pontoon. I can't remember who it was against though.


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I remember standing and applauding at Anfield when Michael Owen bagged his first senior hat-trick


The cheating little prick dived for the penalty though!


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The cheating little prick dived for the penalty though!


Mark Lever told me he had a "discussion" with Owen and Macmanaman on the way off the pitch, and was told that it definitely wasnt a pen but hey this is Anfield!
Another random memory, Lever doing pre-season training with our Sunday league team and looking the worst player there!
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I can't find any reference to Churchy scoring against The Eagles.



as I said... wasnt sure... just remember the raised arms and revelling in the tumultuous din that erupted forth from the old
Barretts.... remember the sendings off... time sometimes does things to the memory... I think.... what time is it now ?

We will have to wait a long time for anything similar methinks....

but it was GOOD !!!

Tablet time... NURSE !!!


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Oh that's right Keith Brown. Long dark haired left winger. I have a photo of that team in my living room because my Dad is on the photo. That book is brilliant, pity it hasn't been updated.


Paddy: The best book for updated facts and figures is "The Grimsby Town Story" by Dave Wherry, the Louth Town fan. The team photo from that season is in the book.


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Paddy: The best book for updated facts and figures is "The Grimsby Town Story" by Dave Wherry, the Louth Town fan. The team photo from that season is in the book.


Cheers Barra I'll get a copy. I was looking for the Complete History one today because of the anecdotes on the game versus Palace. Couldn't find it anywhere. Thinks the misses has thrown it away (female dog, she supports Norwich).
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Keith was always a talented footballer. He was in the year below me at the Technical School in Eleanor Street, and had school teams not been drawn specifically on age lines, he'd have been more than capable of playing in the age group at least two years above him. Remember playing in a  friendly one Saturday morning at the St. James school about 1969 (no age worries in friendlies) and he announced that his mum had promised him 2 bob if he scored a hat trick. He only got two, but announced at school on the Monday that he'd got 1 shilling and 4 pence (2.3 of  2 bob, worth about 7 pence in today's money)
The Grimsby Town Complete Record is often available on ebay and Amazon, and can often be picked up for about the £25 mark.


Keith was a good Nunsthorpe lad, just like Tony Ford.



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Keith was a good Nunsthorpe lad, just like Tony Ford.



The temptation is too great and no offence meant Ron but



Those that get on the pitch from the Nunny these days aren't as good.

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That might have beem the same game because i seem to recall it was a night game that we eventually won 2-1, when the 3 sendings off happened. Whittle in particular was very wound up and allison, with fedora, wasnt a happy bunny!

I think Jim Lumby got one of the goals that night?


The Palace match with the big fight was April 1975, we won 2-1 in the end, but Whittle and Czuczman definitely got sent off, and I think you're right, it was Jim Cannon, too. That was a violent match full of needle.

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The temptation is too great and no offence meant Ron but



Those that get on the pitch from the Nunny these days aren't as good.



You may be right Icey. Perhaps they don't have the encouragement and coaching they used to get.

The ones that actually kick footballs as opposed to advertising boards I mean.



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Two London games,winning 3-2 at Chelsea(year of the Harrods bomb),eerie passing through Knightsbridge on the tube,three Kevins scoring for Town,Moore,Kilmore and Drinks, the other game i remember well Town winning 6-1 away at Millwall in a re-arranged FA cup third round match at the old den,about 70 Town fans there,i think we where 1-0 down at half time,5 off us went down in an old skoda,bit nervy after the match.Won at Newcastle in the next round.
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fentyatemyhamster brought up some awful memeories on another thread mentioning the '252 club' of which i am a fully paid up member, the horror of that night in hartlepool will never be forgotten and my most vivid memory is my hull supporting mates ringing me after the game from a night out and enquiring about the score, it was an embarrassing time to be a town fan when you throw in the other away drubbings we got that season. Were you in the 252?
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Standing on the open terrace at Brisbane Road holding a black and white blow up zebra on April Fools Day watching Town get spanked 5-0 by Leyton Orient helped by a hat-trick from a young Kevin Campbell who was on-loan from Arsenal at the time.


I was there that day but it didn't really register as that much of a bad result....end of season ish performance where despite the goings on out on the pitch, from what I recall it was a pleasant enough day.

Can't imagine Buckley was that pleased though!

Actually going back a bit further, it was a bit like the thumping I saw us get at Cambridge at the end of the 80-81 season....despite the goals raining in, still a good day out

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Now then.

Gary Childs' 30 yarder against Hull in the league cup, must've been 89? And I think he did it again the following week against league opposition.

Gordon Hobson's individual goal against Norwich. We won 1-0. Norwich then signed him. 86/87? Always thought that division two football came a bit too late for him. Awesome player.

Getting stuffed 4-0 at Ipswich in the FA Cup. Probably 92/93? A thoroughly miserable afternoon.
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Now then.

Gary Childs' 30 yarder against Hull in the league cup, must've been 89? And I think he did it again the following week against league opposition.

Gordon Hobson's individual goal against Norwich. We won 1-0. Norwich then signed him. 86/87? Always thought that division two football came a bit too late for him. Awesome player.

Getting stuffed 4-0 at Ipswich in the FA Cup. Probably 92/93? A thoroughly miserable afternoon.

southampton signed him.
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Now then.

Gary Childs' 30 yarder against Hull in the league cup, must've been 89? And I think he did it again the following week against league opposition.

Gordon Hobson's individual goal against Norwich. We won 1-0. Norwich then signed him. 86/87? Always thought that division two football came a bit too late for him. Awesome player.

Getting stuffed 4-0 at Ipswich in the FA Cup. Probably 92/93? A thoroughly miserable afternoon.

Gordon Hobson never played for Norwich. I think you must be thinking about Kev Drinkell who went to Norwich for the criminally low fee of £105,000




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Now then.

Gary Childs' 30 yarder against Hull in the league cup, must've been 89? And I think he did it again the following week against league opposition.

Gordon Hobson's individual goal against Norwich. We won 1-0. Norwich then signed him. 86/87? Always thought that division two football came a bit too late for him. Awesome player.

Getting stuffed 4-0 at Ipswich in the FA Cup. Probably 92/93? A thoroughly miserable afternoon.


Random Gordon Hobson memory an hat trick v Sunderland in some crappy cup or other and what an hat trick he really was a top player shame he left under a cloud.

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Driving down to Colchester with my school mates and one very accommodating parent for a midweek game under Buckley mark 1.  Arriving late to the ground and searching for the local radio station to hear the first 15mins of the game 'and it's bad news for you Colchester fans', cue wild celebrations by all the travelling party, 'but tonights game has been called off due to a waterlogged pitch'!!! sodomist!!!

Have many wonderful memories GTFC related but nothing is as clear in my mind as that moment.
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Funny how the memory plays tricks. I could have sworn he signed for Norwich. I stand corrected - must be getting mixed up with Kev Drinkell's transfer.
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Funny how the memory plays tricks. I could have sworn he signed for Norwich. I stand corrected - must be getting mixed up with Kev Drinkell's transfer.


It was Southampton, Lincoln then Exeter after he left here IIRC. He missed a penalty for Exeter against Town late on one season when the score was 0-0.



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Random Gordon Hobson memory an hat trick v Sunderland in some crappy cup or other and what an hat trick he really was a top player shame he left under a cloud.



What cloud was that mate?

Best/favourite player I've ever seen at SB btw!









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What cloud was that mate?

Best/favourite player I've ever seen at SB btw!





Hobson was one of the best I have seen in a GTFC shirt. Could turn defences inside out. If my memory serves me correctly, he left us
the same day as Gordon Simmonite who was a coach. Wasn't he one of your lot also ?

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fentyatemyhamster brought up some awful memeories on another thread mentioning the '252 club' of which i am a fully paid up member, the horror of that night in hartlepool will never be forgotten and my most vivid memory is my hull supporting mates ringing me after the game from a night out and enquiring about the score, it was an embarrassing time to be a town fan when you throw in the other away drubbings we got that season. Were you in the 252?


Was on the supporter bus that night, which backed up over a bollard outside the ground before the game and damaged something, so had to wait a while after the game for a replacement bus to arrive...all we wanted to do was get out of Hartlepool that night!
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Hobson was one of the best I have seen in a GTFC shirt. Could turn defences inside out. If my memory serves me correctly, he left us
the same day as Gordon Simmonite who was a coach. Wasn't he one of your lot also ?



Yeah, Simmonite was a decent enough defender for a couple of seasons signed from Blackpool, didn't realise he went to you as coach?







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Being tied to the open corner seats against West Brom a week before getting married in 2000. Lee Ashcroft's idea.
As luck had it the stewards unchained me at half time as it was raining. We won 2-0. I know David Nielsen scored, not
sure is Smudge got the other. Anyone know.

Went to Vicarage Road the following week, the day before the wedding to receive a phone call that Lee Ashcroft was
taken off injured at (Rotherham I think) so he couldn't be best man. I asked the late great Bernard Morley if he
would oblige to be his replacement only to find that Ashy was okay. Ashy has supposedly lost his voice so couldn't
do the wedding speech (Swanny stood in as replacement). As soon as speech was complete Ashy got his voice back !!
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extremely random, but always sticks in my mind:

not so long ago away at chester, in  the end i think we won 2-0 with 2 identical late goals by andy taylor(?)

anyway the game was dull as fook up to then and the reff was awful, i will never forget a kid (no older than 6/7), shouting really cheesy insults at the reff, then out of nowhere came the high pitched voice 'REFFEREE YOUR FCUKING SHYTE!!!!' ha and it was of course the little nipper... made me chuckle
Didn't Gary Jones score one of those. 2006-2007 season ?

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Town being led out by their we mascot in the 1960's, Clive Spencer. Used to play in the same B.B. team.


Haven't seen Clive for years. I played in the Main Stand Junior Club team of the mid-sixties guided by the late Bernard Morley. Clive was one of our strikeforce. Des Chapman, John & Dave Mawer, Steve McCormick, Chris Meadows to name but a few were also part of the team
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