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They were before my time, but are these the ones that used to get thrown on the pitch after a bad performance? What was the story? Were they just put on the seats before every game? Were they ever thrown on the pitch during games? Did people / players ever get hit?

 

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I used to sell them for the Supporters club, so no they weren't free and they were thrown on the pitch for various reasons especially bad reffing. Collecting them after was a pain especially the wet and muddy ones that had been thrown on the pitch.

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I sold these on the north, don't remember them looking like that though.  The ones I sold were square plain blue and flat. Weighed quite a bit used to knacker me out collecting them at the end. Never had to go on the pitch to collect them though.

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They take me back . I used to have one . Took it to every home game back in the day

 

wouldnt be allowed now a days as SP Plod  would no doubt class them as offensive weapons.

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My Nan used to buy one at each match in 70's / 80's. A few got thrown at garbage refs that's for sure.

 

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I can remember renting one of those a few times.  Think it was about 5 or 10 pence a time.  But my memory is fairly poor.

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The creeping barrage from the cantilever towards a hapless linesman was a sight to behold...

 

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Rember seeing photos of such incidents. Anyone got one? Dunsbyowl ?

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Its what they deserve.  Were soft nowadays a bit of cushion violence never hurt anyone.

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Ref took players off the pitch after Gerry Young's late equalizer was ruled out for handball. North Stand touchline was covered in them.

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If you haven't set one on fire and thrown it the opposition winger, you aren't a Truefan.

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First time i remember cushions being thrown on the pitch was after David "Bronco" Layne was sent off.

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North and South had some pretty handy "chuckers" .... refs and linesmen usually kopped for it...or just a general full time show of dismay at yet another classic performance!!

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4 minutes ago, Paolo Di Catio said:

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Wow, great picture. It definitely was one of those then.

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4 minutes ago, Paolo Di Catio said:

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They're pretty light compared to the old canvas covered ones that were thrown from the south stand when Bronco was sent off. 

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1 hour ago, Miffed said:

Is this one?

 

They were before my time, but are these the ones that used to get thrown on the pitch after a bad performance? What was the story? Were they just put on the seats before every game? Were they ever thrown on the pitch during games? Did people / players ever get hit?

 

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Is it for sale?

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1 hour ago, Paolo Di Catio said:

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Well done PDC.

 

In all the cushion threads over the years on here, this is the first photo of cushion carnage I have ever seen.

As a nipper, I always admired those that could wind themselves up like a discus thrower and manage to launch one into the centre  circle.

There were better athletes in the stands than on the pitch in those days...

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