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Online Rudy Can't Fail

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Re: Fond Memories of Games We Have Lost
« Reply #60 on: May 08, 2018, 05:55:03 PM »
Spartak Moscow were better, or certainly played better on the night.

They completely outplayed us that night which I wasn't expecting as we'd done quite well against them in the away leg.  I can't remember the score.  I thought that night that I had witnessed a new order in Europe emerging but it never happened.

I know what you mean. The only thing I describe it as was slide rule football. I'd never seen football like it before and very rarely since. Mesmerising to watch. Juventus had tonnes more flair but both great teams on the night.

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Re: Fond Memories of Games We Have Lost
« Reply #61 on: May 08, 2018, 06:00:05 PM »
Tranmere away for me in the league cup.
I lower than a snakes belly..........and then the big man scores to keep us in the tie.
I'll always remember a fellow fan putting his arm round me at the end of the game. He assured me Dalian's goal would be enough to see us through at Villa Park

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Re: Fond Memories of Games We Have Lost
« Reply #62 on: May 08, 2018, 06:06:32 PM »
We lost but watching Celta Vigo in the inter-toto ( I think) at the Hawthorns.  They were tremendous to watch and in patticular had two Russians playing for them, Mostovoi and Karpin
 who we could not get near. I'm sure there was a good reason for playing at WBA but I've forgotten why.
Ginola and Alpay were also introduced to the crowd that night.

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Re: Fond Memories of Games We Have Lost
« Reply #63 on: May 08, 2018, 06:53:43 PM »
We lost but watching Celta Vigo in the inter-toto ( I think) at the Hawthorns.  They were tremendous to watch and in patticular had two Russians playing for them, Mostovoi and Karpin
 who we could not get near. I'm sure there was a good reason for playing at WBA but I've forgotten why.
Ginola and Alpay were also introduced to the crowd that night.


They found asbestos in one of our stands. Whilst it was being removed we played at West Brom.

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Re: Fond Memories of Games We Have Lost
« Reply #64 on: May 11, 2018, 06:33:23 AM »
We lost but watching Celta Vigo in the inter-toto ( I think) at the Hawthorns.  They were tremendous to watch and in patticular had two Russians playing for them, Mostovoi and Karpin
 who we could not get near. I'm sure there was a good reason for playing at WBA but I've forgotten why.
Ginola and Alpay were also introduced to the crowd that night.


They found asbestos in one of our stands. Whilst it was being removed we played at West Brom.

Wasnít it due to us redeveloping the Trinity Road stand and we didnít have the basic facilities for UEFA competition such as a drug testing room etc?

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Re: Fond Memories of Games We Have Lost
« Reply #65 on: May 11, 2018, 05:34:12 PM »
Asbestos was found in the new Witton Lane stand that we finished in house and on the cheap, pretty sure that was mid 90s as it wasn't too long after it was finished and they realised anyone above 3 foot tall couldn't sit in the Lower Witton. It was during the work to increase legroom they found blue(?) asbestos.

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Re: Fond Memories of Games We Have Lost
« Reply #66 on: August 09, 2018, 07:38:27 AM »
Spartak may have narrowly beaten us with a last gasp goal that night but they passed us off the park. I was twelve and was blown away by the skill they showed.
Remember it well, clung on for the draw for what seemed like an eternity until the "D" of the last second and the buggers scored to put us out - from going through to going out in literally the blink of an eye.......

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Re: Fond Memories of Games We Have Lost
« Reply #67 on: August 09, 2018, 10:26:14 PM »
Although not actually a defeat, but at the time it felt like it - The 2-2 draw (which was also the aggregate score) against QPR in the home semi final leg of the 1977 League Cup.

As I remember we went ahead, were pegged back (no away goals rule then in the LC at all of course).  I seem to remember it went into extra time and we scored again to go ahead 2-1 - then they got a very late penalty which Burridge saved - only for (I think Eastoe) them to score shortly after - having victory snatched away felt like we'd lost.  Of course at "neutral" Highbury shortly afterwards Brian Little firmly put them in their place.

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Re: Fond Memories of Games We Have Lost
« Reply #68 on: August 10, 2018, 07:35:33 AM »
Seem to remember laughing at the Home game against NK Varteks. They had a fat striker with white boots, who looked like Ginola.

Anyway, he scored a hat trick against us.

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Re: Fond Memories of Games We Have Lost
« Reply #69 on: August 12, 2018, 08:27:56 AM »
Seem to remember laughing at the Home game against NK Varteks. They had a fat striker with white boots, who looked like Ginola.

Anyway, he scored a hat trick against us.


He didnít score a hat trick