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Tim W
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Anyone want to explain this for us youngsters? :P

Sure.  In the Mid-80's the club were skint.  Ken Bates owned a farm in Buckinghamshire, Home Farm I think and to keep the costs of pitch maintenance down, he used to bring in his cows and sheep to graze on it non-match days, their sh*t would keep the grass fertile and they'd keep it short by eating it to save the cost of petrol in the lawn mowers.  One day a few animals got out though the Bovril gate (they could see what was coming I suppose) and caused a major pile up on the Fulham Road so he put up an electric fence to keep them in.

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Sure. In the Mid-80's the club were skint. Ken Bates owned a farm in Buckinghamshire, Home Farm I think and to keep the costs of pitch maintenance down, he used to bring in his cows and sheep to graze on it non-match days, their sh*t would keep the grass fertile and they'd keep it short by eating it to save the cost of petrol in the lawn mowers. One day a few animals got out though the Bovril gate (they could see what was coming I suppose) and caused a major pile up on the Fulham Road so he put up an electric fence to keep them in.

Different grade Peckham!

No wonder his ice cream was such high quality.

Does he still own the old farmhouse behind the Shed End?

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Anyone want to explain this for us youngsters? :P

Basically electric fences to keep the fans from going on the pitch - but it was never allowed (but I think it was installed ready to use?). But I'm a bit hazy (my age you know!).  I find it difficult to remember last season sometimes let alone 1985).

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I was 7

 

still can't believe he tried this.

 

Saved our club, but was a little f**ker too.  He also would mix it up with the fans, and then try and take away Matty Hardin'g family tickets after Harding died.

 

I'm not sure if there was ever a more polarizing character at CFC.  To this day I still think the some (not all) of the press hate us because oh Ken and his constant threats to sue them

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