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On this day

by Jerry St Clair » 24 Sep 2018 09:44

24 September 1994
Watford 2 - 2 Reading

One of my favourite away games in a season full of cracking away games. We filled the whole lower tier of the Rous Stand with a cracking, boisterous away following. There were definitely plenty of people on the pitch after the goals.

My hazy memory recalls that we came back twice to equalise, but not sure if that’s correct?

24 years ago, though. Christ.

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Re: On this day

by Mid Sussex Royal » 24 Sep 2018 10:34

I actually think we were 2-0 down at half time if that game is the play-off season and McGhee was still around then.

Remember Simon Osborn scoring....

I'm pretty sure we were along the touchline somewhere as the ground was in the middle of re-development; I could be completely wrong though and that may have been a different season....

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by Stranded » 24 Sep 2018 12:16

Mid Sussex Royal wrote:I actually think we were 2-0 down at half time if that game is the play-off season and McGhee was still around then.

Remember Simon Osborn scoring....

I'm pretty sure we were along the touchline somewhere as the ground was in the middle of re-development; I could be completely wrong though and that may have been a different season....


Yep, the away end behind the goal was either closed off or already demolished. Recall we had to walk around the allotments to get to the away end. We were 2-0 before goals from Lovell and Osborn.

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Re: On this day

by Old Man Andrews » 24 Sep 2018 12:20

This is a good and overdue thread idea. Should post links and photos of stuff that happened in our history on a daily basis, would be a real time passer.

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Re: On this day

by Old Man Andrews » 24 Sep 2018 12:22

Two years ago today..... Oh for a couple of missed penalty kicks.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BVSzPtjR8lQ


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by paultheroyal » 24 Sep 2018 13:02

Old Man Andrews wrote:Two years ago today..... Oh for a couple of missed penalty kicks.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BVSzPtjR8lQ


That was a great red card. Idiot.

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Re: On this day

by Stranded » 24 Sep 2018 13:03

Old Man Andrews wrote:Two years ago today..... Oh for a couple of missed penalty kicks.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BVSzPtjR8lQ


Last game I actually managed to attend,

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Re: On this day

by Old Man Andrews » 24 Sep 2018 13:06

paultheroyal wrote:
Old Man Andrews wrote:Two years ago today..... Oh for a couple of missed penalty kicks.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BVSzPtjR8lQ


That was a great red card. Idiot.


Love how f*cked off his mate is with him too.

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Re: On this day

by Old Man Andrews » 25 Sep 2018 08:57

I think we lost 4-0 to Swindon Town away from home on this day in 1987.


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Re: On this day

by Jackson Corner » 27 Sep 2018 03:59

Stranded wrote:
Mid Sussex Royal wrote:I actually think we were 2-0 down at half time if that game is the play-off season and McGhee was still around then.

Remember Simon Osborn scoring....

I'm pretty sure we were along the touchline somewhere as the ground was in the middle of re-development; I could be completely wrong though and that may have been a different season....


Yep, the away end behind the goal was either closed off or already demolished. Recall we had to walk around the allotments to get to the away end. We were 2-0 before goals from Lovell and Osborn.


One of my fav away games from that season we filled that bottom tier made loads of noise even when we were two down. A small pitch invasion when Archie scored happy days.

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Re: On this day

by Kulshaw72RFC » 27 Sep 2018 07:43

Jackson Corner wrote:
Stranded wrote:
Mid Sussex Royal wrote:I actually think we were 2-0 down at half time if that game is the play-off season and McGhee was still around then.

Remember Simon Osborn scoring....

I'm pretty sure we were along the touchline somewhere as the ground was in the middle of re-development; I could be completely wrong though and that may have been a different season....


Yep, the away end behind the goal was either closed off or already demolished. Recall we had to walk around the allotments to get to the away end. We were 2-0 before goals from Lovell and Osborn.


One of my fav away games from that season we filled that bottom tier made loads of noise even when we were two down. A small pitch invasion when Archie scored happy days.


Simpler times.

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by Victor Meldrew » 27 Sep 2018 12:44

Old Man Andrews wrote:I think we lost 4-0 to Swindon Town away from home on this day in 1987.


I remember that game and being caged in alongside their fans.
It was only later that we got the upper tier opposite.
Unless we can maintain the spirit and application shown on Saturday I fear that we will be playing them again next season.
Oh joy.

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Re: On this day

by Denver Royal » 27 Sep 2018 14:07

Victor Meldrew wrote:
Old Man Andrews wrote:I think we lost 4-0 to Swindon Town away from home on this day in 1987.

I remember that game and being caged in alongside their fans.
It was only later that we got the upper tier opposite.
Unless we can maintain the spirit and application shown on Saturday I fear that we will be playing them again next season. Oh joy.

Heh, I hear you. Blackpool aside, not sure of 'all the cracking away days to look forward to' that some bang on about in League 1.


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Re: On this day

by John Smith » 27 Sep 2018 15:45

Victor Meldrew wrote:
Old Man Andrews wrote:I think we lost 4-0 to Swindon Town away from home on this day in 1987.


I remember that game and being caged in alongside their fans.
It was only later that we got the upper tier opposite.
Unless we can maintain the spirit and application shown on Saturday I fear that we will be playing them again next season.
Oh joy.

Victor, they're a mid table League 2 side! Have some positivity man!

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Re: On this day

by RoyalSwine90 » 27 Sep 2018 16:20

On this day in 2011, having played terribly for 70 mins and to be 2-0 down, yet end up leaving with all 3 points was truly spectacular!

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Re: On this day

by Kulshaw72RFC » 27 Sep 2018 17:12

Denver Royal wrote:
Victor Meldrew wrote:
Old Man Andrews wrote:I think we lost 4-0 to Swindon Town away from home on this day in 1987.

I remember that game and being caged in alongside their fans.
It was only later that we got the upper tier opposite.
Unless we can maintain the spirit and application shown on Saturday I fear that we will be playing them again next season. Oh joy.

Heh, I hear you. Blackpool aside, not sure of 'all the cracking away days to look forward to' that some bang on about in League 1.


So you are telling me you aren't looking forward to Accrington Stanley away on a Tuesday night? Fleetwood away on boxing day?

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Re: On this day

by Jagermesiter1871 » 27 Sep 2018 17:43

Old Man Andrews wrote:
paultheroyal wrote:
Old Man Andrews wrote:Two years ago today..... Oh for a couple of missed penalty kicks.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BVSzPtjR8lQ


That was a great red card. Idiot.


Love how f*cked off his mate is with him too.


How oxf*rd clumsy does JDVB look in that video. I'd almost forgotten.

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Re: On this day

by Kulshaw72RFC » 27 Sep 2018 17:49

Jagermesiter1871 wrote:
Old Man Andrews wrote:
paultheroyal wrote:
That was a great red card. Idiot.


Love how f*cked off his mate is with him too.


How oxf*rd clumsy does JDVB look in that video. I'd almost forgotten.


Good lord!

We had almost forgotten about him! Can't remember a player who looked more clumsy and gormless then him. Well maybe Luke Chadwick but he had unfortunate genes.

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Re: On this day

by Muskrat » 27 Sep 2018 19:43

Mid Sussex Royal wrote:I actually think we were 2-0 down at half time if that game is the play-off season and McGhee was still around then.

Remember Simon Osborn scoring....

I'm pretty sure we were along the touchline somewhere as the ground was in the middle of re-development; I could be completely wrong though and that may have been a different season....


Yeah McGhee went 3-5-2 then swapped back to 4-4-2 at half time and we bossed them. Admitted after the game that he got wrong to begin with so fair fukks.

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Re: On this day

by windermereROYAL » 27 Sep 2018 21:03

Victor Meldrew wrote:
Old Man Andrews wrote:I think we lost 4-0 to Swindon Town away from home on this day in 1987.


I remember that game and being caged in alongside their fans.
It was only later that we got the upper tier opposite.
Unless we can maintain the spirit and application shown on Saturday I fear that we will be playing them again next season.
Oh joy.


Worst away day of my life, or any other life for that matter.
easy target practice for the Swindom scum. and lost 4-0 in the bargain, what was there not to like?

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