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« Reply #195 on: Wednesday, April 7, 2021, 21:16:35 »

I seem to remember coming down was worse than going up

Having a skinful before the game may have been both a hindrance and a help I suppose.
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« Reply #196 on: Thursday, April 8, 2021, 09:25:43 »

Yep, pretty much - climbing up those stairs outside of the Shrivvy stand was not nice - i only remember it as a kid a couple of times so have managed to block it out of my memory Cheesy

I imagine no one on here has been there so this is a bit niche, but the stand at Gateshead when I used to watch them was the steepest raked I have ever experienced, going and up and down that used to be bloody dicey/unnerving on a Saturday afternoon after a very heavy Friday night out!
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« Reply #197 on: Monday, April 19, 2021, 13:11:00 »

Another one https://www.facebook.com/photo?fbid=1147266399029702&set=gm.1102640176923441
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« Reply #198 on: Monday, April 19, 2021, 13:17:27 »

I used to stand about there:



Or it might have been at the crush barrier behind it, but definitely in that area.
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« Reply #199 on: Monday, April 19, 2021, 13:19:21 »

My word. Right where I used to stand.  Hmmm
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« Reply #200 on: Monday, April 19, 2021, 13:27:57 »

My word. Right where I used to stand.  Hmmm
Me too !!!!,  Now we are showing our age.
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« Reply #201 on: Monday, April 19, 2021, 13:30:27 »

And me Cheesy though I did used to go to the back too but always down that end
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« Reply #202 on: Monday, April 19, 2021, 14:27:54 »

Anyone confirm the game / season?
My first ever game I stood in the middle of the away fans under the seats.
That is when no segregation with the Stratton Bank.

Switched to the TE very soon after that.
Stood back on the Shrivvy Road just where everyone else appeared to stand when the atmosphere moved to the side.
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« Reply #203 on: Tuesday, April 27, 2021, 09:25:29 »

Another one from 1964...

https://www.facebook.com/photo?fbid=10223116996249761&set=gm.1107610863093039
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« Reply #204 on: Tuesday, April 27, 2021, 11:47:19 »

Yep, pretty much - climbing up those stairs outside of the Shrivvy stand was not nice - i only remember it as a kid a couple of times so have managed to block it out of my memory Cheesy
My first game as a young boy was seen from the Shrivvy Stand.  Those steps were part of the adventure.  Enhanced by  the excitement of that first glimpse of the green pitch from on high.  Coming back down after the game was at the hair raising end of the excitement spectrum, a preparation for the surges of the terraces which would follow as a teen.

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« Reply #205 on: Tuesday, April 27, 2021, 17:11:02 »

My Dad took me to my first game in 1967 - a 0-1 home loss to Reading. We stood near the corner of Shrivvy Red and the Town End.
By the 1980s I used to stand not far from where FH has indicated - in front of a barrier between half way and the centre circle, TE half I think.
Used to be a bloke behind us always calling for a long ball down the middle if anyone passed it square. Ardiles’ team drove him mad.
I sit in the Arkells now, but have never shouted “get it forward”
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« Reply #206 on: Tuesday, April 27, 2021, 17:36:14 »

Started off behind the bog wall in the TE in 1968. It’s a damning indictment of the club that the fucking thing is still there.
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« Reply #207 on: Wednesday, April 28, 2021, 10:21:36 »

I can remember my uncle taking me to a game around 1974 when Birmingham City were the visitors and there was constant fighting throughout the game where the Town end met the shrivenham road stand as there was no segration in those days.
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