Pages: 1 ... 82 83 84 [85]   Go Down
Print
Author Topic: What's right with football?  (Read 290293 times)
donkey
Cheers!

Offline Offline

Posts: 6345


He headed a football.




Ignore
« Reply #1260 on: Sunday, July 26, 2020, 22:25:13 »

We played them away in the FA Cup in the 90s I think. We were in lower sections and the Watford fans above. Gobbed on us incessantly.

Filthy fuckers. Hated them ever since.

I remember a Chalky hat trick and a beauty from Hoddle.  'Bring on the Geordies' we sang.  They did, and we beat them too.
Logged

donkey tells the truth

I headed the ball.

eeeeeeeeeeeeeee-aaaaaaaawwwwwww
Jimmy Quinn

Offline Offline

Posts: 704





Ignore
« Reply #1261 on: Sunday, July 26, 2020, 22:44:09 »

I remember a Chalky hat trick and a beauty from Hoddle.  'Bring on the Geordies' we sang.  They did, and we beat them too.

91/92 Swindon 3 Watford 2 Shearer 2 Mitchell 1
http://www.swindon-town-fc.co.uk/MatchCentre.asp?Tab=Video&MatchID=19920601
Logged
donkey
Cheers!

Offline Offline

Posts: 6345


He headed a football.




Ignore
« Reply #1262 on: Sunday, July 26, 2020, 23:40:48 »


Yeah, that too.  Smiley
Logged

donkey tells the truth

I headed the ball.

eeeeeeeeeeeeeee-aaaaaaaawwwwwww
Reg Smeeton
Walking Encyclopaedia

Offline Offline

Posts: 34841





Ignore
« Reply #1263 on: Monday, July 27, 2020, 10:33:21 »

Re Watford.  Up until the millenium, they were our most played opponent.  The classic game being the 1-0 (Endean is a wanker) loss which gave them the Div 3 title leaving us as runners up. In the few years before that there had been a bit of trouble between some fans, I recall a mate getting his hair set on fire at Vicarage Road.

 For the biggest ever league crowd game at the CG 28,898, there was a possee of Wovers fans who turned up, as they'd had some problems with Watford, probably the only time I've seen such an event.

Having that bit of a reputation it was what prompted Watford to go down the family route.... the policy decision which probably enabled them to become reasonably successful for a small club.   Whereas in the 70's clubs like ourselves shed fans because of trouble, Watford managed to build a different base.

A classic example of new Watford fan was a fella worked with when living  in N London..... a single chap, I went to watch Spurs in Div 1 , where you still had that edge of bovver, he went to watch Watford in Div 4, as he could take his young sons at a decent price trouble free.

OK it's been a while since we played them but I don't recall any bother between Town fans and Hornets in the intervening 50 years.
Logged
pauld

Offline Offline

Posts: 23276





Ignore
« Reply #1264 on: Wednesday, August 12, 2020, 10:43:30 »

Gloucester City are coming home

https://www.gloucestershirelive.co.uk/sport/football/football-news/landmark-moment-turf-laid-gloucester-4412140
Logged
horlock07

Offline Offline

Posts: 12384


Lives up north




Ignore
« Reply #1265 on: Wednesday, August 12, 2020, 10:48:53 »


Happy days, on a similar vein I note that Harrogate Town are having to play their first few games away from their ground as they have had to take out their 3G pitch and replace with grass now they are in the league proper.
Logged
Pages: 1 ... 82 83 84 [85]   Go Up
Print
Jump to: