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  1. Vintage Blues pictures and film

    R.I.P Peter, taken from us far to soon. Remember the FA Cup game at Orient, when we lost 3-2. If memory serves me right, there was a pitch invasion & DH remonstrated with him about his performance?.
  2. Vintage Blues pictures and film

    That pic looks like he had a 'decent one' to match his name!
  3. Vintage Blues pictures and film

    Arsenal under Johnny Hoys leadership, in my opinion had their best days between 1969-73. It wasn't until 75-76 onwards, when both us and Tottenham went into the North Bank with numbers, and took it on more than one occasion. West Ham were the first London team to have a mob in both ends, their South Bank one being the haunt of the 'Mile End' men. I'd say West Ham because they were more consistent over the years, no doubt. Lets be honest, in the 70's no-one really looked forward to going to Upton park?. Only time I saw us having a good go at their North Bank was in 71, a good mob from Stockwell, which has been documented on here before. And as the years progressed, they caused more battles in The Shed, than Arsenal did?.
  4. Vintage Blues pictures and film

    Guy near the bottom on left wearing a Sheepskin & Suit, he must have been hot!!. Look up behind him, looks very much like D.H.??
  5. Vintage Blues pictures and film

    Rubbish day all round, never stopped raining if I recall.
  6. Vintage Blues pictures and film

    First time I saw our fans wearing the white Butcher coats in numbers, was at Tottenham in the League cup semi 2nd Leg in Jan 72.
  7. Spuds Vs Chelsea (PL) Sun 20 Aug 2017 KO 16:00 GMT

    Slightly off topic, but after the game did the Police keep our fans in for several minutes until the queues to Wembley park eased?. Or just let us leave, and wander up to the station unaided?.
  8. Spuds Vs Chelsea (PL) Sun 20 Aug 2017 KO 16:00 GMT

    Jenas still hasn't got over us beating them in the F.A. Cup Semi Final. Remember after he started rowing with Shearer in the studio, and looked like he was gonna cry!.
  9. Vintage Blues pictures and film

    Think Ossie's getting excited!.
  10. Vintage Blues pictures and film

    Was in the West Stand for that match, watched Pat Nevin collect the ball in our half, then went on a run, must have dribbled past 6 players before scoring one of the best individual goals I've seen at The Bridge.
  11. Vintage Blues pictures and film

    Irish S*** I recall?.
  12. Premier League Fixtures 2017-2018

    Anyone know what the away clubs allocation will be when playing Spurs at Wembley?. Would presume around 7-8,000, allowing for however they segregate it?. Also be interesting if any local pubs are designated for 'away' fans there.
  13. Vintage Blues pictures and film

    Remember we rented a decent sized colour TV in 1980, for £12 per month. Brought a Beta ( doh! ) Video in 82/83 for £285!.
  14. Every cloud has a silver lining. Best news since last week!.
  15. Stayed overnight, if anyone turned up in Cardiff that night, not knowing the result, they would have thought we'd won it. Was in the 'Walkabout Bar' throughout the evening, heaving with Blue's fans, as were many more Pubs around there. Dancing & singing every 15 mins, when the DJ turned the music off, to let us have song!. Disappointing result, but absolute fantastic evening. Cant believe it was 15 years ago!.

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