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Old 24-01-2018, 11:30 PM
Wez
 
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cheers pal !

ive had a look myself but not come across it....but if you come across it, it would be great to see......id told my mum I was on a school trip in the lake district ....when United scored the equaliser, apparently, the camera zoomed in on the United fans and I was going mental at the top of a fan avalanche ....a mate saw it and pointed it out to his mum, who told my mum she'd seen me on the telly ......and I got a right bollocking

ive never seen it.

on the plus side, I found 2 fivers wrapped together on the station platform on the way home....paid for the ticket, the train fare and a pie at half time
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crazy times Doctor S ........ so much violence back then, she didn't let me go to games to I spent a lot of time on school trips or roller skating at the Nevada in Bolton (I think I went once)

I was so shocked at being rumbled that I didn't think to deny it on the spot.

on another occasion, another school trip I'd gone to a game in London (arsenal I think it was) and thought id not get back till sunday afternoon.....but I got a lift back with some reds and I was back before midnight....so I had to sneak into the garage and sleep in there because I couldn't go back into the house bloody freezing it was.
Fucking superb Den, love it
 
Old 25-01-2018, 10:34 PM
denis lawless
 
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f***ing superb Den, love it
those weren't even the craziest things I got up to back then getting to games. Wez........

first away for me was QPR ....on my own, 9decided to go on a school trip) ...set off Friday night hitchhiking down to London ....got a lift off some bloke to the M62/M6 junction....on the slip road....stood there for about an hour, cars shooting past at 70mph plus...I decided I wasn't gonna get a lift there, so I started walking along the hard shoulder...got to the first junction tried there for a bit but hardly any cars were coming on....so I decided to walk to the next junction.....only trouble was, a big fuck off bridge...the Thelwall Viaduct

walking sideways between the crash barrier and the bridge railings .... looking down over the edge, It still has me in a cold sweat remembering it now .....eventually got over it and to the next junction, and not long after got a lift to Knutsford services....thank god there were no CCTV cameras around in the 70s
hopped from one service station to the next and finally got to the end of the M1 at around 7am.......knackered.

at the match....0-0 at half time, everyone sat down...I fell asleep....despite the mayhem around me, I slept through both the goals in the second half in a 1-1 draw
 
Old 25-01-2018, 10:52 PM
Wez
 
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those weren't even the craziest things I got up to back then getting to games. Wez........

first away for me was QPR ....on my own, 9decided to go on a school trip) ...set off Friday night hitchhiking down to London ....got a lift off some bloke to the M62/M6 junction....on the slip road....stood there for about an hour, cars shooting past at 70mph plus...I decided I wasn't gonna get a lift there, so I started walking along the hard shoulder...got to the first junction tried there for a bit but hardly any cars were coming on....so I decided to walk to the next junction.....only trouble was, a big fuck off bridge...the Thelwall Viaduct

walking sideways between the crash barrier and the bridge railings .... looking down over the edge, It still has me in a cold sweat remembering it now .....eventually got over it and to the next junction, and not long after got a lift to Knutsford services....thank god there were no CCTV cameras around in the 70s
hopped from one service station to the next and finally got to the end of the M1 at around 7am.......knackered.

at the match....0-0 at half time, everyone sat down...I fell asleep....despite the mayhem around me, I slept through both the goals in the second half in a 1-1 draw
Bloody hell mate

Some effort that to get to a game
 
Old 25-01-2018, 11:12 PM
red in cumbria
 
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Tbf that's such an amazing story I don't really care if its actually true or not
 
Old 25-01-2018, 11:12 PM
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Bloody hell mate

Some effort that to get to a game
Looking back, any sane person would have chosen a much closer to home fixture for their first away game

The nativity of youth .......

On one occasion, with a mate in tow....we tried to get to Wolves away and ended up in Nottingham ...via Blyth () ....an hour before kick off......missed the game, obv.

I blame him entirely.....for some reason he thought the M1 was the best route down to Wolverhampton ....fuck knows how we ended up in Blyth though.....i suppose I should be glad the driver didn't want to shag us

How I survived a trip down to another London away with some reds that picked me up hiking again AND brought me back , I'll never know......they took some spare petrol with them in the boot....not in a proper sealed container.....but in a bucket, with a plank of wood on top

Really mental times tbh
 
Old 25-01-2018, 11:17 PM
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Tbf that's such an amazing story I don't really care if its actually true or not
Absolutely true riccers.......one other snippet about that trip.....i had a morning to kill so I decided to spend in in Soho....an eye opener for a school kid ....blew my dinner money on a handful of goes on the peepshows
 
Old 25-01-2018, 11:23 PM
Wez
 
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Looking back, any sane person would have chosen a much closer to home fixture for their first away game

The nativity of youth .......

On one occasion, with a mate in tow....we tried to get to Wolves away and ended up in Nottingham ...via Blyth () ....an hour before kick off......missed the game, obv.

I blame him entirely.....for some reason he thought the M1 was the best route down to Wolverhampton ....fuck knows how we ended up in Blyth though.....i suppose I should be glad the driver didn't want to shag us

How I survived a trip down to another London away with some reds that picked me up hiking again AND brought me back , I'll never know......they took some spare petrol with them in the boot....not in a proper sealed container.....but in a bucket, with a plank of wood on top

Really mental times tbh
ffs
 
Old 25-01-2018, 11:23 PM
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A bucket of petrol.
 
Old 25-01-2018, 11:30 PM
denis lawless
 
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ffs
I know ....absolutely mental, even at that age I thought it was wrong......but i just thought, f*** it, I'm getting a lift straight there n back

I remember the car being a total shed......doing anything over 40 mph, the wind was getting under the plastic inner lining and pushing it downwards....most of the journey it was resting on our heads

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Old 25-01-2018, 11:41 PM
Denis Irwell
 
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Bucket of petrol + plank

Up at Newcastle, the day Best was threatened with an IRA bullet (said he never stood still all game) got split up after the match and given a chasing by geordies. Gave em the slip but was totally lost. Thought I was fucking dead with them marauding all over. Mini screeches to a halt and lads jump out. Turns out they were Reds, one of them with an eye half hanging out. They gave me a lift to the station and I got on the waiting train - found mates. Under siege with geordies raining bricks and stuff down on the train, one of our lads had a stammer and had his head out of the window giving it the f-f-f-f-fuck off you g-g-g-Geordie..... and got hit full in the face with a meat pie. You had to be there.
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