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FA Cup away day memories

by LUX » 03 Dec 2019 10:19

I did two Cup away days with the supporters club in the 70's.

Wealdstone has already been reported on in extenso. Got beat 2-1, George Duck scored 2 for them. We all ran back to the coaches because Aldershot had about 20 hooligans there to attack us. "Run, they're coming". True story.

Hereford away 1976 (?), they were two divisions above us. Glamour tie for us. We had a supporters club train. Didn't have a shot all game iirc, we lost 1-0. Trouble in their end at half time, apparently Black Russian (Reading/Chelsea's finest) had got in there.

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Re: FA Cup away day memories

by Stranded » 03 Dec 2019 10:36

Slough in 1991 - remember the PA announcer asking the Reading fans to stop jumping up and down as the wall at the front of the terrace was (and did) collapse. Was a bit of a conspiracy theory going around at the time, that the club had thrown the game to allow Slough a money-spinning replay - though only 6.5k turned up as it was an all ticket game.

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Re: FA Cup away day memories

by Hendo » 03 Dec 2019 10:44

Didn't go to either, watched them both on the TV, but the two replays at Liverpool and West Brom in 2010 must live long in the memory of those who were there.

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Re: FA Cup away day memories

by From Despair To Where? » 03 Dec 2019 11:23

Remember an away day to Grimsby in 89. They were bottom of the league and outplayed us. We were trying our hardest to get relegated from Division 3 (saved on the final day by Chesterfield gifting us 4 second half goals from 2-0 up). Coppers drafted in from Scunthorpe ensured a lively afternoon in the away end. We escaped Cleethorpes with a replay and a feisty police escort courtesy of a totally undeserved injury time equaliser which prompted a full time pitch invasion by a large group of disgruntled apprentice trawlermen looking for a fight.

Cue the replay and the prize of an away trip to the holders awaits the winners. (Calm down, it was Wimbledon). Outplayed again but got a totally undeserved equaliser in the last 10 minutes only for Gilkesy to gift them a winner with a woefully underhit backpass about 90 seconds later.

Fondly remember Slough as well. My mate had a Bic safety razor confiscated by the police.
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by From Despair To Where? » 03 Dec 2019 11:30

Ah, Brynaldo.

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Re: FA Cup away day memories

by John Smith » 03 Dec 2019 11:32

Stevenage (a) 2018. A toxic reception for Stam and grabbing a replay by the skin of our teeth. Full of fraudulent day trippers.

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by stealthpapes » 03 Dec 2019 11:38

I'd pick a better venue for my day trip.

That game was grim. Stam unveiling the 4-6-0 formation. At least one throw in went straight back out again.

We've played Stevenage a fair bit as well recently

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Re: FA Cup away day memories

by stealthpapes » 03 Dec 2019 11:41

It's been so long that we've had to play two games to get here. Just working back through the seasons and there's some where the 4th round felt like a proper cup run.

Losing a 2nd round replay vs York, then losing to them again the next season: desolation.

EDIT: 1997 Souness vs Stewards - frozen pitch, bovril at half time, lovely.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iAu8gRCO5z0


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Re: FA Cup away day memories

by Mr Optimist » 03 Dec 2019 12:51

stealthpapes It's been so long that we've had to play two games to get here. Just working back through the seasons and there's some where the 4th round felt like a proper cup run.

Losing a 2nd round replay vs York, then losing to them again the next season: desolation.

EDIT: 1997 Souness vs Stewards - frozen pitch, bovril at half time, lovely.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iAu8gRCO5z0


The best bit was Souness at the end! Giving it large until Big Clive stood in front of him. Looked like an angry toddler with a tache.

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Re: FA Cup away day memories

by Sutekh » 03 Dec 2019 13:55

Barry away in 1985 was a bit special

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by Ark Royal » 03 Dec 2019 14:09

Sutekh Barry away in 1985 was a bit special


Christ, that was bad. When Trevor Senior scored the late winner, bricks were flying everywhere. Me and my uncle just grabbed each other and got the hell out. Mad Cardiff cu nts were jumping all over our coach. Bedlam.

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by Ark Royal » 03 Dec 2019 14:14

Man City in 93. 1-1 and deserved the replay. Another step in McGhee's revolution.


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Re: FA Cup away day memories

by Westwood52 » 03 Dec 2019 14:22

Man City away,when all 43 coaches stopped at the same service station at the same time.

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by Victor Meldrew » 03 Dec 2019 14:53

Ark Royal Man City in 93. 1-1 and deserved the replay. Another step in McGhee's revolution.


Scott Taylor scored but we lost the replay of course (Niall Quinn??)

Talking of City,1968 0-0 at Maine Road, anticipating a giant-killing back at Elm Park.
Little did we know that City had a real off-day in the first game but didn't they turn it on in the replay?
7-0 and it could have been more.
We didn't know until that night that we were watching a City side destined to be FA Cup winners and Top Division champions-their subsequent successful period was no great surprise.

I'll throw in Pompey away in 1978.
We won 1-0 (John Alexander) and looked good in a season when we went on to be champions.
The following week we went back there and got stuffed 4-0.

1997 away at Sheff Utd on a Friday night (13th!!) and we lost 1-0 in the last minute when IIRC Linvoy failed to clear the ball.

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Re: FA Cup away day memories

by Dulwich Royal » 03 Dec 2019 15:21

Football special trains to Bridgwater and Shrewbury in the early 70's - I think we won 3 0 at Bridgwater but can't remember the Shrewsbury score
More recently Derby away in the run to the semi final with Yakubu's winner was good fun

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Re: FA Cup away day memories

by Schards#2 » 03 Dec 2019 15:48

LUX I did two Cup away days with the supporters club in the 70's.

Wealdstone has already been reported on in extenso. Got beat 2-1, George Duck scored 2 for them. We all ran back to the coaches because Aldershot had about 20 hooligans there to attack us. "Run, they're coming". True story.

Hereford away 1976 (?), they were two divisions above us. Glamour tie for us. We had a supporters club train. Didn't have a shot all game iirc, we lost 1-0. Trouble in their end at half time, apparently Black Russian (Reading/Chelsea's finest) had got in there.


In other "running back" news, Swansea away circa 1983(?)

Special train, hammered 4-1, chased all the way back to the station, bricks thrown at the train as it left the station.

Happy days

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Re: FA Cup away day memories

by WoodleyRoyal » 03 Dec 2019 15:52

York City v Reading, 08 December 2001 we lost 2-0

Went on the supporter's coach, someone was taken ill and we had to drop him off at the hospital, we waited for ages and ages on the coach outside. In the end, we left, leaving him up in york ill on his own :shock:

Was one of THE worst performances I'd ever seen from us. and FTR York away on a coach? fook me that took some time.

looking at the line ups i see a one graham potter in the starting line up for york
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Re: FA Cup away day memories

by Hendo » 03 Dec 2019 15:55

WoodleyRoyal York City v Reading, 08 December 2001 we lost 2-0

Went on the supporter's coach, someone was taken ill and we had to drop him off at the hospital, we waited for ages and ages on the coach outside. In the end, we left leaving him up in york ill on his own :shock:

Was one of THE worst performances I'd ever seen from us. and FTR York away on a coach? fook me that took some time.

looking at the line ups i see a one graham potter in the starting line up for york


Reading: Ashdown, Murty, Viveash (Mackie 69), Williams, Shorey, Hughes (Tyson 80), Jones, Harper, Rougier (Igoe 72), Cureton, Henderson. Subs not used: Malessa, Parkinson.

Who the hell was Malessa?

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Re: FA Cup away day memories

by WoodleyRoyal » 03 Dec 2019 15:59

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WoodleyRoyal York City v Reading, 08 December 2001 we lost 2-0

Went on the supporter's coach, someone was taken ill and we had to drop him off at the hospital, we waited for ages and ages on the coach outside. In the end, we left leaving him up in york ill on his own :shock:

Was one of THE worst performances I'd ever seen from us. and FTR York away on a coach? fook me that took some time.

looking at the line ups i see a one graham potter in the starting line up for york


Reading: Ashdown, Murty, Viveash (Mackie 69), Williams, Shorey, Hughes (Tyson 80), Jones, Harper, Rougier (Igoe 72), Cureton, Henderson. Subs not used: Malessa, Parkinson.

Who the hell was Malessa?

Antony Malessa goalkeeper

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