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Re: 1970-71: Outposts of English football
« Reply #1 on: December 08, 2021, 07:12:29 PM »
My first season.
Gillingham first game.
Bristol Rovers, twice
Chesterfield
Remember the Torquay game. We battered them for 80 mins, then Cave scores
I also remember Torquay as they wore yellow and the other four wore blue and white

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Re: 1970-71: Outposts of English football
« Reply #2 on: December 08, 2021, 07:59:44 PM »
Oh those memories.  I was on holiday on the Norfolk Broads for the opening game against Chesterfield and the cup game against Notts County.  Drove home hell-for-leather for that Plymouth draw. I purchased a jungle hat on that holiday and I still have it, wear it for gardening duties.  I also travelled on that special out of New St to Bristol for the League Cup and got caught up in the trouble at the station afterwards.  I could go on for hours about that season.

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Re: 1970-71: Outposts of English football
« Reply #3 on: December 08, 2021, 08:46:04 PM »
Had forgotten that Reading used to be The Biscuitmen.

A lot more interesting than The Royals.

See also Barrow being The Ziggers.

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Re: 1970-71: Outposts of English football
« Reply #4 on: December 08, 2021, 09:36:40 PM »
The biscuitmen sounds like a cheap but quite scary B movie

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Re: 1970-71: Outposts of English football
« Reply #5 on: December 08, 2021, 09:47:57 PM »
This is when I started going regular home and away.
Rochdale and Halifax were without doubt the two biggest dumps we went to, accompanied by just about the smallest crowds .
This was pre M42, so lots of trips by road via Tamworth, Measham, Ashby to reach the M1.
Man U in the home semi final is without doubt the greatest atmosphere ever at Villa Park.

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Re: 1970-71: Outposts of English football
« Reply #6 on: Today at 09:41:54 AM »
Nice posts fellas. Mustíve been very strange times to both live in and be a Villa supporter.

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Re: 1970-71: Outposts of English football
« Reply #7 on: Today at 10:11:14 AM »
This is when I started going regular home and away.
Rochdale and Halifax were without doubt the two biggest dumps we went to, accompanied by just about the smallest crowds .
This was pre M42, so lots of trips by road via Tamworth, Measham, Ashby to reach the M1.
Man U in the home semi final is without doubt the greatest atmosphere ever at Villa Park.

Same as me, home and away employing various modes of transport. One of them was a Ford Thames van, Anglia style, two in the front and usually three in the back. A tad uncomfortable at times and we broke down more than once but it didn't matter. On one trip we stopped at a services on the M1 around Leicester and we met Andy Lochead who was waiting for the team coach to pick him up en route to the game. Somehow I don't think that would happen today.

 


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