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Why are kops called kops?


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Guest Johnbloodaxe

if you have a look at an old photo of our pointy kop from  the outside it is almost the same shap of the one in the battle.

 

from the inside of the ground the view from the pitch shows the steep slope to the right and the more gradual slope to the left, where the original Spion Kop is the other way around.

 

BUT they do have similarities and ours was first to be called that.

 

The Anfield one was flattish at the top and bore NO resemblance at all as didn't the Arsenal one...

 

When we covered the Kop and it was still standing on the terrace we had the biggest capacity of any covered stand in Europe

22,500....

 

 

We are MASSIVE ... we are original and we are first!!

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Guest Johnbloodaxe

ooops Dave beat me too it.,.. but it does show how similar they are... it can be no coincidence can it.. nailed on we were first...

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By the way it wasnlt troops returning from the Crimea that named it, as the war was in 1854 and obviously we hadn't moved to Hillsborough then lol

 

 

It was old troops with  a memory of the Crimea that must have  named it....

 

No you couldn't fall off the back as there was a fence but it was a steep drop beyond with a tea hut at ground level...

 

 

NOTE THIS IS ALL poo   AS IT WAS THE BLOODY BOER WAR OF COURSE....  I LOOKED UP THE DATE OF THE WRONG BLOODY WAR.... wot a nob...

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OldKop1985.jpg300px-Boers_at_Spion_Kop,_1900_-_Project

 

Undeniable.........some one sort that Wiki page out, or we sue them and the Arse.

Always used to make me smile when we went to Filbert Street and the announcer used to refer to the poxy terrace underneath the stand behind the goal as "the Kop"

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Guest intercity0wl

Too young to remember the old uncovered kop. But serious question ... could you fall off the back of it?

If ya cliimbed over the fence, then yea it would be possible to roll down the banking at the back.

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By the way it wasnlt troops returning from the Crimea that named it, as the war was in 1854 and obviously we hadn't moved to Hillsborough then lol

 

 

It was old troops with  a memory of the Crimea that named it....

 

No you couldn't fall off the back as there was a fence but it was a steep drop beyond with a tea hut at ground level...

You may remember JBA (I asked someone last week....) when you entered after the turnstyles and turned left to the south east corner wasn't there big white letters painted on the wall "TO THE SPION KOP" next to that was a pie and bovril stall right in the corner 

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By the way it wasnlt troops returning from the Crimea that named it, as the war was in 1854 and obviously we hadn't moved to Hillsborough then lol

It was old troops with a memory of the Crimea that named it....

How would troops in russia/ukraine remember a hill in africa?

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