Pages: 1 [2]   Go Down
Print
Author Topic: Napoli V Swindon  (Read 1290 times)
Ticker45


+3/-1
Offline Offline

Posts: 362





Ignore
« Reply #15 on: Saturday, November 4, 2017, 11:35:41 »

I went to all but one of the home games - the ticket price went up (doubled?) at some point so we boycotted one of the matches. And yes I think we were a fortunate generation. I've never seen that riot footage before, looks pretty scary.

In my list of grudges against the football authorities, not letting us enter the Inter City Fairs Cup ranks second only to our demotion post-Sunderland playoff. It'll be disappointing, I just know, when they finally announce the punishment for QPR buying promotion from Div 2. Paying for a player's wedding = demotion 2 divisions. Spending £millions you shouldn't have? Don't do it again (prob).

The AIT did carry on (forgotten the details) with Serie C teams playing the likes of Dulwich Hamlet, so a non-league cup.

This.

Lucky enough to go to all the home games and being in the Town End to boot. The one thing that always sticks in the mind apart from the games was the sight of the warm ups and exercises done by the Italian teams prior to the start, never seen it at a Town game before and a bit of a revelation.  Smiley
Logged

Yesterday is history, tomorrow is unknown but today could be a whole lot better.
Family at War


+1/-2
Offline Offline

Posts: 321

Midfield Maestro




Ignore
« Reply #16 on: Saturday, November 4, 2017, 12:49:32 »

I went to all the home games against some really top opposition who were supposed to win against us at a canter. We really did take some of the best teams in Europe apart. Any one remember Juventus at home where we tanked them 4-0. They completely lost it and the tactics by them had the crowd at Swindon ready to riot with cushions coming onto the pitch. Juve included the great Helmut Haller in midfield and Pietro Anastsia up front. Great games and great times for me.
Logged
scillyred


+0/-0
Online Online

Posts: 103





Ignore
« Reply #17 on: Saturday, November 4, 2017, 13:14:06 »

Went to all the home games - we were awesome  Cheesy
Logged
sir windon


+1/-3
Offline Offline

Posts: 35




Ignore
« Reply #18 on: Saturday, November 4, 2017, 13:26:28 »

Thanks for sharing all those memories folks. Truly wonderful. Munichred's post is indeed the greatest post ever, will never be topped and we can probably hereby declare the whole Townend forum closed!
Logged
Wobbly Bob


+24/-13
Offline Offline

Posts: 730





Ignore
« Reply #19 on: Saturday, November 4, 2017, 13:33:58 »

This is great stuff.
Just before my time, but would be fantastic to be able to follow Town in Europe one day. It won't happen, but can only dream.
Logged

Now you give me everything.
adje


+8/-2
Offline Offline

Posts: 9399





Ignore
« Reply #20 on: Saturday, November 4, 2017, 13:40:28 »

I didn't attend the game in Naples but I've got the match programme. I went to the two home group games against Juventus and Napoli, as well as the 4-0 thrashing of Roma the year before, which Reg refers to, and the home games against Bologna and Sampdoria in 1971.  Happy days!
Same here. Sat in the old "ringside seats" if I remember correctly.
Logged

quot;Molten memories splashing down
 upon the rooves of Swindon Town"
Munichred


+8/-1
Offline Offline

Posts: 216




Ignore
« Reply #21 on: Saturday, November 4, 2017, 15:50:05 »

Really glad to have been able to share my memorable day in Naples and to read other fans' experiences on this forum.   A lot more fun than my last flying visit, a day trip from here to watch the Swindon-Preston play-off debacle.

Reflecting on the Napoli game, it was incredibly brave of the Swindon Town Girls to have calmly marched across that plaza while the rioting was going on around them, albeit with a police escort. We as Town fans were lucky to have been sat well away from the trouble.
Logged
Munichred


+8/-1
Offline Offline

Posts: 216




Ignore
« Reply #22 on: Saturday, November 4, 2017, 16:21:44 »



ps among other memorabilia, my programme was unfortunately stolen from my sister's loft by some cowboy roof lagging installers. In the unlikely event anyone comes across a programme including Gigi Peronacie's signature I'd be happy to pay a reward for it.

btw one of the other stolen programmes was a small one from a Swindon v Northampton game in the early/mid 60s, priced 4 old pence. An identical one was on top of a pile of programmes featured on BBC's Flog It a couple of years ago. Maybe the very one, I'll never know...




Also stolen was a scrap book of photos etc cut out from the Adver and Football Pink, covering Swindon Town in the 40s and 50s. These had been collected by my uncle Edgar (Cottrell) and he gave the book to me when I was young.  After Edgar died in the 80s a small family memorial service was held at the County Ground and his ashes were spread in the Stratton Bank goal.
Logged
Pages: 1 [2]   Go Up
Print
Jump to: