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Remember first trip to old Trafford we lost 3-1 but we scored in first few minutes chamberlain scored was a a great day the Wednesday fans were louder than man u fans Loved blackburn away when we won 2-1 when spider scored in front of thousands of mad Wednesdayites . Away games in the 80's were the best #happydays

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Have a few stories but going out, just a quick one, I think it was when we won at Liverpool 2-0 with a chorus of "We said we`d be back and we are and we are , we said we`d be back and we are!!" My memories crap but we sung this on our return to Div 1.

 

Happy days...

Was at both Liverpool games - when we started singing we said we`d be back is a memory I will take to my grave it still makes my hair stand on end now - absolutely fantastic - if I remember correctly we won at pool man u & southampton that season

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Op must have a brilliant memory l was at most of those games and can't remember all the details but can remember huge numbers of us landing in places around the country and usually having a great day out.

Only one thing puzzles me having met the op a couple of times you were still at school in the eighties ? did your school have a 6th,7th & possibly 8th form 😊ðŸ˜ðŸ˜.

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I remember our return to the 2nd division in '80/81 around September time

 

West Ham away

 

Chelsea at home

 

Newcastle away

 

 Playing  with the big boys!

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I remember our return to the 2nd division in '80/81 around September time

West Ham away

Chelsea at home

Newcastle away

Playing with the big boys!

Happy days UTO

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Op must have a brilliant memory l was at most of those games and can't remember all the details but can remember huge numbers of us landing in places around the country and usually having a great day out.

Only one thing puzzles me having met the op a couple of times you were still at school in the eighties ? did your school have a 6th,7th & possibly 8th form .

Booooooooooooooooooo

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Went to both semis. Great days out ruined by mediocre performances by the team. Remember some great banter in a pub with some Everton fans at Villa and the weather being glorious at Highbury

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Only ever present season for me and a mate was 86/87 including night matches at West Ham and Southampton!

I have no idea how we did it as we were still at school. Must have delivered thousands of papers to fund that season and told a few porkies to get the afternoon off

Remember every home game buying the match tickets for the next away game and the Inter City Owl coach. London trips were £5. We were always delighted when we got Coach number 1 with the big boys. I think a guy called Steve Lindley was number 1 fan in those days, never missed a game

Highlight that season as a 16 year old was sitting next to Leslie Ash at Oxford when she was married to Chapman

Happy Days

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Only ever present season for me and a mate was 86/87 including night matches at West Ham and Southampton!

I have no idea how we did it as we were still at school. Must have delivered thousands of papers to fund that season and told a few porkies to get the afternoon off

Remember every home game buying the match tickets for the next away game and the Inter City Owl coach. London trips were £5. We were always delighted when we got Coach number 1 with the big boys. I think a guy called Steve Lindley was number 1 fan in those days, never missed a game

Highlight that season as a 16 year old was sitting next to Leslie Ash at Oxford when she was married to Chapman. Don't tell Shandypants about the Chapman/Ash bit!!

Happy Days

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Only ever present season for me and a mate was 86/87 including night matches at West Ham and Southampton!

I have no idea how we did it as we were still at school. Must have delivered thousands of papers to fund that season and told a few porkies to get the afternoon off

Remember every home game buying the match tickets for the next away game and the Inter City Owl coach. London trips were £5. We were always delighted when we got Coach number 1 with the big boys. I think a guy called Steve Lindley was number 1 fan in those days, never missed a game

Highlight that season as a 16 year old was sitting next to Leslie Ash at Oxford when she was married to Chapman

Happy Days

. Don't tell Shandypants about Lesley and Lee!

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Cardiff away 1984 , is without doubt my favourite ever ' Wednesday ' Day.

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Probably stood with most of you all at Furnival Road or the station waiting for the ICO.

 

Derby away - first away match of the 83-84 season.

 

I bought an airhorn specially - IIRC it was a Tuesday night match and finished 1-1.

 

Remember walking along that gennel with 8ft high walls either side from the station to the Baseball Ground kettled in by police horses front and back of the 600 - the police horses stopped us halfway along when bricks started coming over the walls from the other side - nowhere to escape the barrage.  The bricks stopped and horses moved off again - almost as if the police wanted us to receive a welcome.

 

Sat up in the top tier with wooden seats and let the airhorn rip several times with a ' The Wednesday' belted out after burst.

 

Copper behind said to me if that goes again I'll have it.

 

Let another burst go and the bloke next to me said 'gi it ere lad' - the airhorn was then passed all the way along and from front to back with the coppers trying to catch it between more bursts.

 

Thought I'd lost it when the final whistle went but just before I got back on the train, a random bloke said 'ey, young'un - ere's horn back safe!

 

Wednesday away that year in the league and cup was brilliant despite the Stanley knives at Liverpool, The cable drums and pallets of old veg at Newcastle, the train breakdown at Portsmouth and the first loss away at Palace in November.

 

Highlights for me were : -

 

Brighton away with 5000 shouting seagulls in a high pitched voice with a complimentary limp wristed Larry Grayson wave.

 

The 'we will be be back' at Liverpool.

 

Tonking Oxford away 3-0 when expecting to be turned over.

 

Stoke away in the cup with the police in the open van at the front inviting the escorted fans to start something to make their Saturday afternoon.

 

Man City away on the Kippax.

 

Loads and loads more including the semi vs United, the cup finals and Cardiff but that season was the best in my lifetime.

 

Still time for a few more!

 

WAWAW

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Your gunna get your fukinghead kicked in.

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My first away game was Barnsley away 0-0 think it was 82/83 season. Went to Cambridge, Burnley and Highbury. Also Leeds on a tuesday night a week or two after semi- final. Very enjoyable 2-1 win.

Never forget the Brighton game, was stood next to some orange Wednesday fan in a yellow away kit, a daft striped hat and some of those ridiculous Wednesday jeans. lol

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Dad always goes on about his first ever away game to Chelsea for a 3-2 defeat in 1985 ish?

on the wino express from the gate? what exactly was this and does anybody have any stories

from the Gate coach trips? He told me how everybody got off the coach in Chelsea and there

was a long line of blokes pi$$ing down the side of the coach when it pulls away leaving them

all just stood in the street! He followed this with trips to Liverpool for the cup game

(Zulu game?} then off to Blackburn on the wino all within 10 days or so.

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Always went on the Wino

 

First from The Ball in Ecco

 

Then from The gate when no coaches would pick us up from The Ball again. We had exhausted all those from Sheffield, Rotherham and Barnsley even when we payed upfront

 

We ended up bribing the driver (Keith a striking miner doing it for pin money) so 'we do what we want'

 

What happened on The Wino stayed on The Wino, you just had to be there.

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Can remember going to Cardiff around that time or maybe late 70s , not sure. someone walked down the touch line holding up a platter with a real pigs head on it adorned in a red and white scarf, quality!!

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