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Travelling back in time . . .

 



southend statto
First Team Star

Apr 15, 2011, 5:55 AM

Posts: 1977
Location: East Anglia (South Division)
Team(s): most of my local sides

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If you could travel back in time, would you:

watch your team's early matches,

get some early programmes,

visit long lost grounds

or what?


PonteCarlo
First Team Star


Apr 15, 2011, 8:58 AM

Posts: 2331
Location: Pontefract
Team(s): Grimsby Town, Pontefract Collieries

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I'd do a lot of things(!), but would have loved to have seen Grimsby's Clee and Abbey Park Stadiums for some very early FL games. I'd probably also get the first ever GY programme, put it in a box, and never look at it again! Tongue



Proud spectator of real football.

Hop, hop, hopping on heaven's door


jimmyjazz
Chelsea Transfer Target


Apr 17, 2011, 7:40 PM

Posts: 3397
Location: Milton Keynes
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All of those things and more. And I'd make sure I ticked off the old Nuneaton Borough ground. Mad


Andrelux
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Apr 19, 2011, 10:05 PM

Posts: 1213
Location: Luxembourg
Team(s): Brentford (for my sins - obviously done something really bad in a past life

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I'd make damn sure I had a copy of the next day's paper with racing results, winning lottery numbers & co...

More to the point, I'd love to have been older than 8 years old when England won the World Cup (much of it passed me by... and I thought we'd always win it in the future). Certainly would have moved heaven and earth for tickets to the England matches (and with my winnings on the horses from next-day's papers, would have been easy to throw the required money at the problem).


jrev61
Man City Transfer Target!

Apr 19, 2011, 11:39 PM

Posts: 7907
Location: Northampton
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I'd travel back in time to Old Trafford in May 1974.
Manchester United 0 Manchester City 1 (Denis Law).
United relegated.
Happy days.Smile



jrev61


blackdouglas
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Apr 20, 2011, 12:45 AM

Posts: 3296
Location: Northwood, Middlesex
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Make sure I was in the crowd at Anfield for the title decider in 1989. Happy Happy Days.

For the youngsters not in the know, Arsenal had to win the game by two clear goals to win the Title. Anything less, leaders Liverpool would be Champions. Liverpool hadn't lost at home by two clear goals for three years. Arsenal hadn't won there in fifteen. More history can be found here http://en.wikipedia.org/...al_%2826_May_1989%29



Northwood, Threave Rovers, Arsenal, Rangers (the real ones, NOT qpr),Watford, Rochdale, queen of the south and a few others.


cope1
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Apr 20, 2011, 1:50 PM

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It is officially the closest title race ever, as it was decided on goals scored, not even goal difference.

My favourite part (apart from Mickey's last minute goal) was when the first one went in and Liverpool were claiming it hadn't been touched by Alan Smith. The free-kick for the cross was indirect so it would've meant it wasn't a goal. There is a wonderful shot of the ref talking to the linesman with three Liverpool players looking on intently with tiny little 1980s shorts making a lovely contrast to their incredibly serious looking faces :)

ps. good to note that they looked on intently, several yards back from the officials with hands on hips quietly waiting for the outcome of the decision. If it were the Man Utd team of today you'd have several of them just inches from the officials' faces baracking them with Rooney spitting fury while the officials kept backing off until they were nearly in the crowd.

 
 


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