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« on: Thursday, May 28, 2020, 13:07:11 »

Not sure if this is the right section to post this but anyway...

I've been going through some old audio tapes of late 80s commentaries and have uploaded them to soundcloud.

You probably have to be in your 40s or older for them to be of much interest but the matches are :-


Notts County (A) Div 3 April 1887
Full second half commentary and after-match reaction.
https://soundcloud.com/andrew-hounsell-622926801/notts-co-v-swindon-1987

Wigan (A) Div 3 play-off semi-final first leg
Full second half commentary and after-match reaction.
https://soundcloud.com/andrew-hounsell-622926801/wigan-v-swindon-1987

Gillingham (A) Div 3 play-off final first leg
Commentary on final 15 minutes plus after-match reaction
https://soundcloud.com/andrew-hounsell-622926801/gillingham-v-swindon-1987

Gillingham (H) Div 3 play-off final second leg
Final 80 minutes commentary plus after match reaction
https://soundcloud.com/andrew-hounsell-622926801/swindon-v-gillingham-h-1987

Gillingham (N) Div 3 play-off final decider at Crystal Palace
Whole match commentary plus after-match reaction
https://soundcloud.com/andrew-hounsell-622926801/swindon-v-gillingham-final

Norwich (A) FA Cup 3rd round replay
Second half commentary and after-match reaction
https://soundcloud.com/andrew-hounsell-622926801/norwich-v-swindon-1988

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« Reply #1 on: Thursday, May 28, 2020, 13:11:04 »

Thanks for this, how times have changed!

I remember the documentary on the title winning season from Div 4 was released on cassette tape at the time, I lost mine many years ago, that would be a good listen if anyone has it still.

The only part I do remember was Shaun Hodgetts listing all the players names who played a part at the very start of the doc.
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« Reply #2 on: Thursday, May 28, 2020, 13:13:54 »


Notts County (A) Div 3 April 1887
Full second half commentary and after-match reaction.
https://soundcloud.com/andrew-hounsell-622926801/notts-co-v-swindon-1987


This is quite the find, it being 8 years before radio was invented!  Wink

On a more serious note worth a listen so thanks!
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« Reply #3 on: Thursday, May 28, 2020, 13:16:29 »

Not sure if this is the right section to post this but anyway...

I've been going through some old audio tapes of late 80s commentaries and have uploaded them to soundcloud.

You probably have to be in your 40s or older for them to be of much interest but the matches are :-


Notts County (A) Div 3 April 1887
Full second half commentary and after-match reaction.
https://soundcloud.com/andrew-hounsell-622926801/notts-co-v-swindon-1987


Wigan (A) Div 3 play-off semi-final first leg
Full second half commentary and after-match reaction.
https://soundcloud.com/andrew-hounsell-622926801/wigan-v-swindon-1987

Gillingham (A) Div 3 play-off final first leg
Commentary on final 15 minutes plus after-match reaction
https://soundcloud.com/andrew-hounsell-622926801/gillingham-v-swindon-1987

Gillingham (H) Div 3 play-off final second leg
Final 80 minutes commentary plus after match reaction
https://soundcloud.com/andrew-hounsell-622926801/swindon-v-gillingham-h-1987

Gillingham (N) Div 3 play-off final decider at Crystal Palace
Whole match commentary plus after-match reaction
https://soundcloud.com/andrew-hounsell-622926801/swindon-v-gillingham-final

Norwich (A) FA Cup 3rd round replay
Second half commentary and after-match reaction
https://soundcloud.com/andrew-hounsell-622926801/norwich-v-swindon-1988



Brilliant I will check them out when I get chance.
I remember recording Ipswich away in the league cup back in 86 and and listening to it at 3am when I got home even though we got hammered it was great listening to the Swindon fans singing throughout
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« Reply #4 on: Thursday, May 28, 2020, 13:37:49 »

The game at palace will be interesting to see if the atmosphere was as good as I remember.
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« Reply #5 on: Thursday, May 28, 2020, 13:40:41 »

I am sure there must be a few of us who taped games on the radio back in the day. I used to even tape the match updates every 15 minutes on GWR. Vic Morgan was definitely the voice of that era.

Danny Baker used to talk about watching football scores on Ceefax waiting for the page to update and looking through your hands and the despair especially sending offs or missed pens which were a different colour.
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« Reply #6 on: Thursday, May 28, 2020, 14:00:15 »

The Ceefax flash was brutal for Swindon in the late 90s.

I remember covering my hand over the TV when Grandstand were showing latest scores. Unveiling the opposition score and then checking Swindon's.

Did something similar this season for the Northampton (a) game using the Sky Sports app.
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« Reply #7 on: Thursday, May 28, 2020, 14:06:35 »

Thanks for this, how times have changed!

I remember the documentary on the title winning season from Div 4 was released on cassette tape at the time, I lost mine many years ago, that would be a good listen if anyone has it still.

The only part I do remember was Shaun Hodgetts listing all the players names who played a part at the very start of the doc.
I had it as well. I'll have a look to see if I've still got it somewhere (not sure as my wife got rid of a load of cassettes a couple of years ago, possibly including it). If I find it I'll upload it for you.
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« Reply #8 on: Thursday, May 28, 2020, 14:10:28 »

I've just finished listening to Wigan away and remember it well from pis*ing down all the way up there to Swindon fans getting chucked out of their end, to standing on the grass bank and getting lost down some industrial estate after. Only 20 seconds of extra time planted and Vic Morgan referred to 37 & 42 minutes played in the second half.....how times have changed!
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« Reply #9 on: Thursday, May 28, 2020, 14:12:28 »

When I first started going any mid-week game involved leaving the CG are 9ish (usual final whistle 9.10) so I could catch the last train back to Chippenham.

Get home and check out the final score on News at Ten.
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« Reply #10 on: Thursday, May 28, 2020, 14:14:18 »

I've just finished listening to Wigan away and remember it well from pis*ing down all the way up there to Swindon fans getting chucked out of their end, to standing on the grass bank and getting lost down some industrial estate after. Only 20 seconds of extra time planted and Vic Morgan referred to 37 & 42 minutes played in the second half.....how times have changed!
Remember digging up chunks of grassy mud and flinging it all over the place. Proper shithole
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« Reply #11 on: Thursday, May 28, 2020, 15:30:41 »

Remember digging up chunks of grassy mud and flinging it all over the place. Proper shithole

Yeah a right dump and not helped by all the rain before kick off
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« Reply #12 on: Thursday, May 28, 2020, 15:36:12 »

A copper confiscated my celery at priest field , I tried to argue it was my lunch but no joy
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« Reply #13 on: Thursday, May 28, 2020, 15:58:19 »

Remember digging up chunks of grassy mud and flinging it all over the place. Proper shithole

I remember it well, awful stand.

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« Reply #14 on: Thursday, May 28, 2020, 16:20:05 »

I remember it well, awful stand.



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