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Unread 26-01-2018, 01:06 PM
MJ Ramone
 
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top thread with some great stories
 
Unread 26-01-2018, 02:45 PM
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Told this before, but my funniest/scariest moment came at the fa cup semi replay at Goodson v Liverpool in 1979 ( 1- 0, greenhoff)

Had arranged to meet 2 mates in the royal pub in wythenshawe about half five then drive over to dippersville, just before we set off a lad in the pub who was a bit older than us, but we knew just on nodding terms asked if he could come along...he had no ticket but would either jib in or get a ticket outside...his name was Les

Get to the game, park up about a mile from the ground, moody as f***, scousers everywhere looking for us, we just kept our heads down and got to our end, Les got a ticket face value and in we go

Anyway, greenhoff wins it for us and itís wembley here we come

Outside the ground itís very nasty, the 4 of us say stick together, say f*** all and get to the car ASAP

Doing ok until about 100 yards from the car, gang of mickeys on the corner see the 4 of us and sends ove this nipper, aged about 12, who asks ď got the time on yer, la?Ē

Heís waiting to hear our accents, but before any of us responds, Les volleys him in the balls, then starts to stamp all over him. The scouse gang across the road canít believe what theyíve just seen, so it delays them chasing us...we are off like usain bolt, me and a mate ended up lying in this back garden scared to breathe

About an hour later we make our way back to the car, Les is waiting for us

We ask why the f*** he had just battered a 12 year old, he replies ď little c*** was trying to suss us out, if heís old enough for that heís old enough for a kicking...no c*** does that to meĒ

We decided not to debate his viewpoint, which is just as well because when we recounted this tale in the pub the following weekend it turns out Les was a f***ing loon who had periodic mental health episodes and hadnít long been out of Risley

Still laugh when I picture that little scouser getting booted in the knackers, but it could have been bad news for us if we had been caught
 
Unread 26-01-2018, 03:07 PM
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didn't have my first curry till the mid 80s.......

and had a right arm like Arnold Schwarzenegger

although at that age, rumbling in your pockets for change was all you needed to set yourself off
Aye, bigger coins back then.
 
Unread 26-01-2018, 03:28 PM
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Vs blackpool 1975 last game of the season 58000 in the ground and at least 20000 outside. absolute f***ing bedlam, me and the mates fighting to get to the turnstile ( think it was about 50p pay at the gate ) . cop on a f***ing massive horse outside the stretford end made it back up and kick out and just missed my head by a f***ing whisker , nearly shat my flares but brilliant times ,the best years of my life as a United fan.
I was in K Stand with my dad (now in his 80's), at the end of the match he helped us drop down over the wall into the Scoreboard and then over the fence onto the pitch. A day I'll never forget

 
Unread 26-01-2018, 06:01 PM
red in cumbria
 
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Just a bit before my match going time.....around 77 when I started going.
Didn't know you were THAT old, pal
 
Unread 26-01-2018, 07:32 PM
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That was the game that the plod sent dogs into the crowd on long leads, and the porridge **** killed one (iirc)
I remember seeing a dog handler get hit by a lump of white stuff that exploded when it hit his head....he fell to the ground in no mans land between to two sets of fans....and his dog shit itself and ran off in the opposite direction....dragging the copper half way down the terracing

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Didn't know you were THAT old, pal
 
Unread 26-01-2018, 07:45 PM
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Told this before, but my funniest/scariest moment came at the fa cup semi replay at Goodson v Liverpool in 1979 ( 1- 0, greenhoff)

Had arranged to meet 2 mates in the royal pub in wythenshawe about half five then drive over to dippersville, just before we set off a lad in the pub who was a bit older than us, but we knew just on nodding terms asked if he could come along...he had no ticket but would either jib in or get a ticket outside...his name was Les

Get to the game, park up about a mile from the ground, moody as f***, scousers everywhere looking for us, we just kept our heads down and got to our end, Les got a ticket face value and in we go

Anyway, greenhoff wins it for us and itís wembley here we come

Outside the ground itís very nasty, the 4 of us say stick together, say f*** all and get to the car ASAP

Doing ok until about 100 yards from the car, gang of mickeys on the corner see the 4 of us and sends ove this nipper, aged about 12, who asks ď got the time on yer, la?Ē

Heís waiting to hear our accents, but before any of us responds, Les volleys him in the balls, then starts to stamp all over him. The scouse gang across the road canít believe what theyíve just seen, so it delays them chasing us...we are off like usain bolt, me and a mate ended up lying in this back garden scared to breathe

About an hour later we make our way back to the car, Les is waiting for us

We ask why the f*** he had just battered a 12 year old, he replies ď little c*** was trying to suss us out, if heís old enough for that heís old enough for a kicking...no c*** does that to meĒ

We decided not to debate his viewpoint, which is just as well because when we recounted this tale in the pub the following weekend it turns out Les was a f***ing loon who had periodic mental health episodes and hadnít long been out of Risley

Still laugh when I picture that little scouser getting booted in the knackers, but it could have been bad news for us if we had been caught



Oh f*** ... laffing like a f***ing loon at that.
 
Unread 26-01-2018, 08:09 PM
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Told this before, but my funniest/scariest moment came at the fa cup semi replay at Goodson v Liverpool in 1979 ( 1- 0, greenhoff)

Had arranged to meet 2 mates in the royal pub in wythenshawe about half five then drive over to dippersville, just before we set off a lad in the pub who was a bit older than us, but we knew just on nodding terms asked if he could come along...he had no ticket but would either jib in or get a ticket outside...his name was Les

Get to the game, park up about a mile from the ground, moody as f***, scousers everywhere looking for us, we just kept our heads down and got to our end, Les got a ticket face value and in we go

Anyway, greenhoff wins it for us and itís wembley here we come

Outside the ground itís very nasty, the 4 of us say stick together, say f*** all and get to the car ASAP

Doing ok until about 100 yards from the car, gang of mickeys on the corner see the 4 of us and sends ove this nipper, aged about 12, who asks ď got the time on yer, la?Ē

Heís waiting to hear our accents, but before any of us responds, Les volleys him in the balls, then starts to stamp all over him. The scouse gang across the road canít believe what theyíve just seen, so it delays them chasing us...we are off like usain bolt, me and a mate ended up lying in this back garden scared to breathe

About an hour later we make our way back to the car, Les is waiting for us

We ask why the f*** he had just battered a 12 year old, he replies ď little c*** was trying to suss us out, if heís old enough for that heís old enough for a kicking...no c*** does that to meĒ

We decided not to debate his viewpoint, which is just as well because when we recounted this tale in the pub the following weekend it turns out Les was a f***ing loon who had periodic mental health episodes and hadnít long been out of Risley

Still laugh when I picture that little scouser getting booted in the knackers, but it could have been bad news for us if we had been caught


What an interesting picture of the type of 'pond-life' that made football fans loathed throughout the country and got English teams banned from Europe...but which made for absolutely brilliant and exciting Saturday afternoons.
 
Unread 27-01-2018, 12:00 AM
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What an interesting picture of the type of 'pond-life' that made football fans loathed throughout the country and got English teams banned from Europe...but which made for absolutely brilliant and exciting Saturday afternoons.
This is true,
from" Tommy Doc is Dr Doolittle,because every other week he goes to the Stretford End to talk to the animals" headlines, to pictures of lads with darts in their eyesocket/ nose bridge being escorted to the "hospital area" (St Johns Ambulance tent).
Home or away, you knew the chances of you being caught up in mindless violence were high, and were probably the cause of you being there. Football was a rush that you could not get anywhere else, but it all depended on the team that you followed, because not everyone gave a f*** about Bolton, but if United came to town every single brain donor was there to greet us. We had to prove ourselves week in, week out, just like the team we supported, but we didn't come out on top every time,no matter what memories us old f***ers have!
I was never any type of hard man, but our reputation made us out to be mental cases who didn't give a f***.
Maybe we had the numbers over all the others but Cardiff gave us a day out....
But I'm not here to slag it off, they were some of the best years of my life in a group of like minded people that I would have followed or been a part of in any situation.
Most of us grew up/ matured/ aged ( not all of us )but the passion does not leave you, once United forever United.
 
Unread 27-01-2018, 12:20 AM
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This is true,
from" Tommy Doc is Dr Doolittle,because every other week he goes to the Stretford End to talk to the animals" headlines, to pictures of lads with darts in their eyesocket/ nose bridge being escorted to the "hospital area" (St Johns Ambulance tent).
Home or away, you knew the chances of you being caught up in mindless violence were high, and were probably the cause of you being there. Football was a rush that you could not get anywhere else, but it all depended on the team that you followed, because not everyone gave a f*** about Bolton, but if United came to town every single brain donor was there to greet us. We had to prove ourselves week in, week out, just like the team we supported, but we didn't come out on top every time,no matter what memories us old f***ers have!
I was never any type of hard man, but our reputation made us out to be mental cases who didn't give a f***.
Maybe we had the numbers over all the others but Cardiff gave us a day out....
But I'm not here to slag it off, they were some of the best years of my life in a group of like minded people that I would have followed or been a part of in any situation.
Most of us grew up/ matured/ aged ( not all of us )but the passion does not leave you, once United forever United.


A fine reflection of the feelings of following United and growing up in the 70s and 80's.
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