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Author Topic: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving  (Read 3026827 times)

Offline Hookeysmith

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Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
« Reply #20265 on: November 09, 2018, 01:16:38 PM »
Tomorrow will be thirty years to the day since we beat Small Heath 6-0 at Villa Park in the Simod Cup with two goals from Alan McInally and one each from David Platt, Bernie Gallagher, Allan Evans and Mountfield. I have still got the cheap and cheerful Villa produced VHS tape of the match (although I haven't got anything to play it on). It also happened to be my eighteenth birthday. It is quite frightening how quick those thirty years have flown by.

Thirty years - where does it go???

Was that not the 13-0 aggregate score over 3 games

I remember 2-0 at their cesspit for league cup game

5-0 at ours in the return leg*

*I recall a Nose friend of mine using as an excuse that they had a young debutant keeper hence the score

Following week with real keeper we put six past them

those were the days

Online pooligan

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Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
« Reply #20266 on: November 10, 2018, 12:59:14 PM »
I was at all three games and boy did i enjoy them .Even Bernie Gallagher scored Small Heath were that poor !

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Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
« Reply #20267 on: November 11, 2018, 07:20:28 AM »
Fewer shots, shots on goal and possession than Hull at home.

These are fucking shite.

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Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
« Reply #20268 on: November 11, 2018, 09:11:19 AM »
Fewer shots, shots on goal and possession than Hull at home.

These are fucking shite.

Yeah, but they've got pashun, Ads, loads of pashun.

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Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
« Reply #20269 on: November 11, 2018, 11:31:05 AM »
21,468 at Small Heath yesterday for the Hull game What a pathetic attendance and that is when they are on a good run.

Offline saunders_heroes

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Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
« Reply #20270 on: November 11, 2018, 11:55:03 AM »
21,468 at Small Heath yesterday for the Hull game What a pathetic attendance and that is when they are on a good run.

They’ll probably claim that as a “sell out”. Anytime they get over 20k they claim the stadium as “packed out”.
You gotta laugh.

Offline PeterWithesShin

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Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
« Reply #20271 on: November 11, 2018, 01:59:08 PM »
Never forget the way a couple of years ago they were creaming themselves and going on about "code red" every few posts at the thought of selling 25,000 for a game against us.

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Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
« Reply #20272 on: November 11, 2018, 02:14:30 PM »
Below 20,000 is a "poor away following".

20,000-24,999 is - "tremendous atmosphere, KRO ringing out".

25,000+ is a "packed house, best fans in the country, nowhere like it".

Offline FrankyH

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Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
« Reply #20273 on: November 11, 2018, 02:47:11 PM »
Below 20,000 is a "poor away following".

20,000-24,999 is - "tremendous atmosphere, KRO ringing out".

25,000+ is a "packed house, best fans in the country, nowhere like it".

I read that and immediately thought of Tom Ross saying "You'll do for me son, Bronx hat on the way."

Offline KRS

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Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
« Reply #20274 on: November 11, 2018, 07:43:44 PM »
"Doesn't that team have many fans?" was the comment of a friend who knows nothing about Blose when she saw how empty the Sty looked on the SSN highlights last night.

Offline aj2k77

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Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
« Reply #20275 on: Today at 11:17:32 AM »
Championship average attendances
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Home
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1. Leeds 32,630
2. Aston Villa 32, 596
3. Notts For 27,647
4. Derby 26,255
5. Norwich 25,267
8. Bitters 23,869
11. Rags 21,699

Away
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1. Aston Villa 2,732
2. Leeds 2,587
3. Sheff Wed 2,447
4. Stoke 2,190
5. Derby 2,007
7. Bitters 1,906
14. Rags 1,246  (worse away following than Wigan)

Offline Damo70

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Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
« Reply #20276 on: Today at 12:16:41 PM »
Below 20,000 is a "poor away following".

20,000-24,999 is - "tremendous atmosphere, KRO ringing out".

25,000+ is a "packed house, best fans in the country, nowhere like it".


To be fair, I tend to agree with the "nowhere like it" bit. ;)

Offline Hookeysmith

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Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
« Reply #20277 on: Today at 01:33:58 PM »
Championship average attendances
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Home
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1. Leeds 32,630
2. Aston Villa 32, 596
3. Notts For 27,647
4. Derby 26,255
5. Norwich 25,267
8. Bitters 23,869
11. Rags 21,699

Away
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1. Aston Villa 2,732
2. Leeds 2,587
3. Sheff Wed 2,447
4. Stoke 2,190
5. Derby 2,007
7. Bitters 1,906
14. Rags 1,246  (worse away following than Wigan)

There would be a few Premiership clubs that would not mind the top 5 attendances in the Championship. Is it great marketing by Sky like in the top flight or is it the fact that the top 1-8 all think they have a chance to be Champions so adds to the hope and excitement

Offline Marlon From Bearwood

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Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
« Reply #20278 on: Today at 03:37:54 PM »
Championship average attendances
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Home
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1. Leeds 32,630
2. Aston Villa 32, 596
3. Notts For 27,647
4. Derby 26,255
5. Norwich 25,267
8. Bitters 23,869
11. Rags 21,699

Away
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1. Aston Villa 2,732
2. Leeds 2,587
3. Sheff Wed 2,447
4. Stoke 2,190
5. Derby 2,007
7. Bitters 1,906
14. Rags 1,246  (worse away following than Wigan)

I kid you not - a Bloser called up WM a couple of weeks ago to mock our away support as we’d only taken about 1,000 away to Norwich on a Tuesday, whereas he reckoned he’d never known Blose take less than 2,000 anywhere.

They really are a bit special.