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Memory hazy on the details cos only very young then, and very old now, but the cushion bombardment from the South Stand late 60s, may have been v Bolton.  I know it used to happen quite regularity but first time I saw it laughed my little socks off, all these old guys (dad included) hurling abuse and hired cushions onto the pitch.

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Our first away trip to Anfield (would have been 92/93 season I assume), we got into the ground a little early having not been before, took our seats on the away end and were just saying amongst ourselves what good seats they were, lovely view of the pitch, a mate of mine (Pete) then remarked “I bet some big (rhymes with) shirt front comes and sits in front of me” just has he finished the sentence one of the biggest blokes I’ve ever seen was slowly walking down the gangway to our right with his ticket in front of him looking for his seat, he ten walked along the row and plonked himself straight in front of Pete, he was a bout 6’5” and 5’ wide.

 

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32 minutes ago, toppOwl said:

Our first away trip to Anfield (would have been 92/93 season I assume), we got into the ground a little early having not been before, took our seats on the away end and were just saying amongst ourselves what good seats they were, lovely view of the pitch, a mate of mine (Pete) then remarked “I bet some big (rhymes with) shirt front comes and sits in front of me” just has he finished the sentence one of the biggest blokes I’ve ever seen was slowly walking down the gangway to our right with his ticket in front of him looking for his seat, he ten walked along the row and plonked himself straight in front of Pete, he was a bout 6’5” and 5’ wide.

 

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Always happens to me at gigs. The joys of being a short woman.

 

I get the opposite at Wednesday matches though, I'm always sat near small children. Most of whom never shut up.

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Season 89-90, Coventry away and we surprisingly won 4-1. The coppers had been arsey all game, telling us to sit down and when we got the 3rd goal a bloke had just come back from the refreshments with the hottest pie ever.

As Wednesday scored, a copper told him to calm down in a very aggressive way. So in a flash the fan shoved this steaming hot pie straight into the coppers face.

Didn't see the fan again for the rest of the game.

My abiding memory is seeing lumps of  (ahem) beef and gravy all over this coppers face.

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On 05/04/2020 at 02:22, DJMortimer said:

 

Even years later, Alcock (RIP) insisted it was a totally natural fall. I can't understand why someone would maintain a lie that doesn't even have the tiniest shred of credibility. Gordon Watson's famous dive of 1992 was more genuine than this. 

 

 

Even Tony Towner diving for a pen in front of Wednesday fans was more believable....still hate Towner.

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Away at Barnsley, when their fans made 2 or 3 claims for handball, and the Wednesday fans started claiming handball every time their player touched the ball, culminating in a huge handball roar when a Barnsley player picked it up to take a throw. Occasionally replicated at other games, but never made me laugh as much as that one.

 

Coventry away, Owusu came on and the Wednesday fans were doing 'raise the roof', and the Coventry fans started singing 'what the effing hell is that?' I thought 'yeah fair play, we must look ridiculous' and stopped doing it. 

 

The Wallace note stealing was probably my favourite though. Loved how arsey the Huddersfield player was about it. 

 

Oh and Carlos control / flicking the ball when it dropped from about 1000 feet in front of Benitez. Just coolly nodded at his players to get on with it. 

 

 

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Must have ben in the late '50s. We ha a chap refereeing the game., Reg Leak or Leaf something. who had the lower half of his Left Arm missing for some reason. Used to run with the 'half arm' bouncing up and down . Only a small chap, but an excellent Referee (yes ,there were some then0 always keeping up with play, when a cross pass or something from Dennis Woodhead  struckhim in the full face. He fell like a poleaxed  steer. The players stood open-mouthed until one of the Linesmen realised, reached for his whistle and stopped the game officially. The only ones realising the seriousness of the situation were the St john Ambulance, who were always in the corner. They came dashing onto the field , closely followed by both trainers. When he'd recovered and was o.k the waved to the crowd and the players, then calmly restarted the match with a dropped ball

Often wondered to him in his later career. One of the few genuine, fair Refs.

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22 hours ago, Buxtongent said:

Must have ben in the late '50s. We ha a chap refereeing the game., Reg Leak or Leaf something. who had the lower half of his Left Arm missing for some reason. Used to run with the 'half arm' bouncing up and down . Only a small chap, but an excellent Referee (yes ,there were some then0 always keeping up with play, when a cross pass or something from Dennis Woodhead  struckhim in the full face. He fell like a poleaxed  steer. The players stood open-mouthed until one of the Linesmen realised, reached for his whistle and stopped the game officially. The only ones realising the seriousness of the situation were the St john Ambulance, who were always in the corner. They came dashing onto the field , closely followed by both trainers. When he'd recovered and was o.k the waved to the crowd and the players, then calmly restarted the match with a dropped ball

Often wondered to him in his later career. One of the few genuine, fair Refs.

 Reg Leafe?

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Away to L***s  singing to Brian McDermot on the touchline ( to the tune of Reda Johnson)

humpty, humpty dumpty

humpty humpty

humpty HUMPTY DUMPTY!

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On 03/04/2020 at 21:10, OWL1969 said:

Swarbrick forgetting what colour Villa were in and accidentally giving a free kick to Wednesday was pretty amusing.

Theres quite a few, but I think TWIN still win it.

 

 

Funny!!!! I was sooooooo angry with that match, never seen anything like it.

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Bolton beat us at Hillsborough in around 2013/14? And after they scored one of the fans celebrated too much and ended up falling from the top of the west to the bottom. Everybody feared the worst but then he got up started celebrating and then escorted out by the police.

 

Couldn't stop laughing in the pub afterwards, brilliant. 

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Either late 90's or early 00's, think we were playing Southampton or someone of that ilk. Couple of pigeons in front of the South Stand, stubborn as owt, just pidgeoning around on the pitch as the game went on around them. Was genuinely more exciting watching them on the overlap... sad when they flew away at half time.  

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On 04/04/2020 at 16:00, PortlandOwl said:

Millwall players celebrating disallowed goal while we play on and score at the other end. Brilliant.

 

Thanks for the reminder. At the New Den, too. Remember it fairly well. A right old six pointer.

 

Bullen was in goal because Lucas(?) had picked up an injury that turned him into a bad keeper. Ball comes across from a corner and ends up with Bullen in the Wednesday net. Ref disallows it for the foul and whilst Millwall were celebrating in front of the Wednesday fans, Wednesday took the free kick quickly and went up the other end where Simek shinned it into the ground and it went over their keeper's head into the net. At one stage, it was nine Wednesday attackers versus two Millwall defenders (one of whom was the keeper) and we still only just got the goal. About a quarter of the Wednesday fans cheered whilst the other three-quarters were bent double with laughter.

 

Quality!

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Pat Jennings being snowballed from the Kop in the FA Cup game versus Arsenal at Hillsborough.

 

The was the first of the "best of five" games during a bad winter where we drew at home, drew at Highbury in the first reply and then played three more replays at Leicester's place because their ground  had undersoil heating.

 

I remember one of the replays at Filbert Street, we were underneath the "triple decker" stand. There were huge steel joists supporting the top two tiers and one Wednesday fan had shinned onto the joists for a better view. Plod, jr. come along and asks this lad politely to get down. "I can't, I'm frightened" said the kid from his perch. A couple of minutes later, the rookie copper came back with the seasoned old sergeant who just about knocked him off the girder when he bellowed "GERROFF THAT F___G GIRDER AND GET DOWN HERE ____ NOW!"

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