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TuckerJenkins
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Town had some amazing highs and lows in the 1980s, like the whole decade really.

What was the greatest moment? And the worst?
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In this months issue of When Saturday Comes there is a piece on our 81-82 addidas kit and also mentions Town winning the 1982 Group Cup. Was this our finest moment of the 80's? I was only 4 at the time but does anyone remember this as all it states on wiki is that we beat Wimbledon 3-2 in the final. Anyone any idea what sort of status the Group Cup had, was it some sort of Simod Cup/Zenith Data Systems Cup pre cursor?


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In this months issue of When Saturday Comes there is a piece on our 81-82 addidas kit and also mentions Town winning the 1982 Group Cup. Was this our finest moment of the 80's? I was only 4 at the time but does anyone remember this as all it states on wiki is that we beat Wimbledon 3-2 in the final. Anyone any idea what sort of status the Group Cup had, was it some sort of Simod Cup/Zenith Data Systems Cup pre cursor?


6th April 1982 beat Wimbledon at home 3-2. I was stood in the Pontoon.

In that format it was only held in 1981/82 and 1982/83 when Millwall won it beating the duffers from down the A46.
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High point - 1988 Alan Buckley becomes manager.
Low point -1985 Mick Lyons becomes manager.
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Got the Champions 40th Book delivered today, that season was just so special.  Tend to forget that we were hoveiring just above relegation late October time.....what a team they turned out to be.
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Coming fifth in Division 2 in 83/84 which if it happened now would've seen us in the play offs for the top flight was one hell of an achievement.


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In this months issue of When Saturday Comes there is a piece on our 81-82 addidas kit and also mentions Town winning the 1982 Group Cup. Was this our finest moment of the 80's? I was only 4 at the time but does anyone remember this as all it states on wiki is that we beat Wimbledon 3-2 in the final. Anyone any idea what sort of status the Group Cup had, was it some sort of Simod Cup/Zenith Data Systems Cup pre cursor?


It was the forerunner of the ZDS Cup. There was a surprisingly semi decent turn out at BP for it as well.



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One moment that sticks in my mind is Joe Waters scoring (what is still) the fastest ever goal at BP after 10 seconds v Cambridge.

A low one was Marc North (RIP) missing that penalty against Aldershot in the last game of the season that would have kept us up had it gone in. (Had the score remained the same obviously) Although had that goal have gone in we may never have experienced the AB years.



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Highlight of the 1980s? Has to be THAT night at Goodison when we beat Everton 1-0 in the League Cup.

To put it in to some kind of perspective, Everton were League Champions that season, and would have been playing in the 1985-85 European Cup had England not been banned from European Competition. Only Chelsea beat them at home in the League that season, but only Grimsby prevented them from scoring on their home turf that year.

Town's greatest giant killing act? It has to be, despite later wins at Anfield etc. We didn't beat any other top division league champions apart from Everton.


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It was the forerunner of the ZDS Cup. There was a surprisingly semi decent turn out at BP for it as well.



There were only 3 first division sides in it across the 2 years though. The Full Members Cup (ZDS) was first and second divsion only.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Football_League_Group_Cup


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