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Lincoln Mariner 56
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That Donny game was extraordinary. In my long years of watching Town I cannot remember a bigger turnout for a league game. Mansfield and Chesterfield away in the great 79/80 season were big but in those days very little seating so hard to guage


Remember being pelted with bricks inside the ground, good job we didn’t win!!!!

Think if we had of won we would have been champions that night rather than after Exeter game but could be remembering things wrong given the timeframe 😄
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Been a few Notts County games with big followings.

2009 is the one Forza mentions i think, when Rob Atkinson and Boshell scored in a 2-0 win.

and 2017 under Hurst when we'd just got back into the FL and squandered a 2-0 lead to draw 2-2 was a big following too.


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I remember going to Barnsley with over 5,000 mariners with a gate of 21,000 I think,

Can not remember what year might have been under Laurie Mac  71/72 plus we took over 5,000 to other games as well that season,

Don't ask me who or when as I think  I  am going senile.  


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How many did we take to Rochdale the season we went down to the Conference when the club laid on free coaches? Won't be one of the highest but I remember it being the only time I've been in that side stand and it was anywhere near full.

We got smashed but we shut them up with about 20 minutes of constant "40 years is all it took" in response to them singing "we are going up". Probably the best bit of that entire season actually.
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Quoted from Lincoln Mariner 56


Remember being pelted with bricks inside the ground, good job we didn’t win!!!!

Think if we had of won we would have been champions that night rather than after Exeter game but could be remembering things wrong given the timeframe 😄


My recollection was all the Town Bootboys there in white butcher coats and silk Town scarves


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How many did we take to Rochdale the season we went down to the Conference when the club laid on free coaches? Won't be one of the highest but I remember it being the only time I've been in that side stand and it was anywhere near full.

We got smashed but we shut them up with about 20 minutes of constant "40 years is all it took" in response to them singing "we are going up". Probably the best bit of that entire season actually.


1990 as well at Rochdale was a large following. Gilbert got the winner and Keith Alexander (sub) was subbed by AB


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Mansfield 1980 must have been big - we had 3 sides of the ground.


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Mansfield 1980 must have been big - we had 3 sides of the ground.


Ah yes. I'd forgotten about that one. The game when we clinched promotion before beating Sheff Utd the following Saturday to clinch the title. Not sure what the attendance was but we must have had about three quarters of the gate.



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Was there a large away following at Rotherham around 1979-1981?  About 5,000? (A league game).

Just a very distant recollection.  
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Testing the old grey matter, but seem to remember being in large league followings to these clubs over the years. Pushing 2k or over..

Some as a kid in the 70s and a few sponsored by Persil in the 80s..

Chesterfield (90ish)
Hull (midweek, league, late 70s early 80s?)
Halifax ((90ish)
Man City (league and cup, early 80s?)
Cambridge (two stands,late 70s early 80s)
Lincoln (several occasions)
Scunny (several occasions)
Wendies (league and cup)
Blackpool (90s)
Barnsley (a few times)
Derby (80ish)
Leicester (80s or early 90s)
Stoke (90s)
Leeds (80s and 90s)
Donny (a few times)
Huddersfield (xmas in the 90s)
Sheff Utd (a couple of times)
Notts County (a few times)
Bradford (90s)
York (a few times)
Forest (90s?)
Scarborough (80s?)
Stockport (late 80s early 90s?)
Rochdale (80s)
Bury (80s)
Brentford (70s)
Preston (90)
Bournemouth (00s)
Rotherham (a couple of times)
Peterborough late 70s?)
Burton (ugh)
Tranmere (ugh)
Bolton (late 70s early 80s)
Mansfield (a couple of times)
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