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Matches you remember fondly

Postby Pretty Boy Lee » Sat May 16, 2020 2:51 am

Obviously title and cup wins stick out for everyone, but while there’s no footy I’ve been watching highlights of old games and some I’ve no memory of. Others will never leave for one reason or another. So which ones stick in your memory that might not be that big of a deal to most?

4-2 against Bolton when Etuhu I think got his first goal?
West Ham opening day under Sven. That Elano change of pace for the opener is etched in my mind.
3-0 v Arsenal and that Robinho chip.
City 3-2 charlton. Was my first league game in about 15 years on my first trip back.
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Postby Dunne's Half-Time Pint » Sat May 16, 2020 1:09 pm

5-1 v Swindon.
3-2 (I think) against Norwich when Tiatto got sent off in the first half.

From memory, both were in 01/02 under Keegan when we were Harlem Globetrotting through Division 1.
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Postby PeterParker » Sat May 16, 2020 1:52 pm

I think for me it's the first City - United derby I went. 4-1, Macken and Sinclair were fantastic that day.

Love also 6-3 versus Arse because I almost missed the game, my flight home and at half time went live via audio skype with the local sports radio where I had a collab at that time, near the bathroom, while a fella was spitting his lungs out for too much drinking, while his pals where singing fuck you Wenger. :lol:

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Postby Mase » Sat May 16, 2020 3:21 pm

Hamburg at home for the second leg when we went out. Unreal atmosphere. Every player gave 110% Elano ran the show. Big Phil was a bulldozer upfront.

From when I was a kid it was when we played Forest in 94 and it finished 3-3 the match was so up and down and they scored an equaliser right near the end. It gave me a taste of what was to come supporting City.
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Postby Tokyo Blue » Sat May 16, 2020 4:29 pm

There are a lot more, but this one sticks in the mind.

Walsall away when "El" Mel Machin was manager. We went 0-2 down then Andy Dibble did his groin. Nigel Gleghorn, the left winger, went in net. We scored 3 to go 3-2 up, including the third maybe five seconds after Walsall kicked off for the second half. City fans behind the goal were talking with Nigel Gleghorn, who seemed a top bloke. Sadly a bad back-pass gifted Walsall an injury time equaliser.

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Postby salford city » Sat May 16, 2020 6:05 pm

Chesterfield away in the 3rd division was one of the weirdest. Early kick off and all the boozers closed. There was a standing home section to our right and all their fans went down to the other end of the stand to watch them attacking our goal and swapped back at half time. Some knob had a Munich top on and his mate was rubbing the badge. From memory, I think(?) Lee Crooks scored a worldy to equalise for us.
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Smashing Bradford 4-2 away on a tuesday night after one of our longest away day losing streaks when I think Bradford were top
Going to Plymourh twice in 2 days in the league cup after the Tuesday game was postponed when we got to Exeter
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Postby Tokyo Blue » Sun May 17, 2020 2:14 am

salford city wrote:Smashing Bradford 4-2 away on a tuesday night after one of our longest away day losing streaks when I think Bradford were top

Cracking night that was. That standing end was packed to the rafters.
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Postby salford city » Sun May 17, 2020 7:04 am

Tokyo Blue wrote:
salford city wrote:Smashing Bradford 4-2 away on a tuesday night after one of our longest away day losing streaks when I think Bradford were top

Cracking night that was. That standing end was packed to the rafters.


Memory is playing tricks there Tokyo. The standing was when Morley scored to take us up. The 4-2 night game was later and seated by then. The other thing I remember about that night was that we gave a lift back to daft Donald anyone of the older generation remember him- mad as a box of frogs
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Postby Pretty Boy Lee » Mon May 18, 2020 1:30 am

Mase wrote:Hamburg at home for the second leg when we went out. Unreal atmosphere. Every player gave 110% Elano ran the show. Big Phil was a bulldozer upfront.

From when I was a kid it was when we played Forest in 94 and it finished 3-3 the match was so up and down and they scored an equaliser right near the end. It gave me a taste of what was to come supporting City.



Nearly added that Hamburg one myself. Still one of the best atmospheres we’ve had.
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Postby Tokyo Blue » Mon May 18, 2020 4:23 am

salford city wrote:
Tokyo Blue wrote:
salford city wrote:Smashing Bradford 4-2 away on a tuesday night after one of our longest away day losing streaks when I think Bradford were top

Cracking night that was. That standing end was packed to the rafters.


Memory is playing tricks there Tokyo. The standing was when Morley scored to take us up. The 4-2 night game was later and seated by then. The other thing I remember about that night was that we gave a lift back to daft Donald anyone of the older generation remember him- mad as a box of frogs

It was the season before, mate. I am sure of it. Paul Stewart was playing.
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Postby Tokyo Blue » Mon May 18, 2020 4:26 am

I was in with the Bradford fans at the other end for the Morley match. :-)
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Postby Two's Kompany » Mon May 18, 2020 7:19 am

Tokyo Blue wrote:I was in with the Bradford fans at the other end for the Morley match. :-)

Yes me too. A group of us joined their membership scheme about 6 months before, reasoning, 'what's the odds we'll need to get something at Bradford on the last game of the season?'
Turns out it was a great decision. They phoned and asked me why I was applying for a membership card when living near Manchester. I said my dad had moved with his job.
They were really good about it and if I remember correctly they automatically renewed my membership the following season I think!!!!!!!!
Come to think of it I was a Bradford City member for about 3 years after that!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Postby Wooders » Mon May 18, 2020 8:49 am

City vs West Ham pearce era - my brother came along with me, now he’s notat all into football but it was either come with me or stay and chat with our nan and her mate

Samaras had a rare good game and scored a couple including this banger
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Now this was the Pearce era so I had to explain to my brother that it wasn’t like this every week, but he enjoyed himself immensely - not managed to talk him into coming again though
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Postby salford city » Mon May 18, 2020 9:54 am

Tokyo Blue wrote:
salford city wrote:
Tokyo Blue wrote:
salford city wrote:Smashing Bradford 4-2 away on a tuesday night after one of our longest away day losing streaks when I think Bradford were top

Cracking night that was. That standing end was packed to the rafters.


Memory is playing tricks there Tokyo. The standing was when Morley scored to take us up. The 4-2 night game was later and seated by then. The other thing I remember about that night was that we gave a lift back to daft Donald anyone of the older generation remember him- mad as a box of frogs

It was the season before, mate. I am sure of it. Paul Stewart was playing.


You're spot on, just watched it on youtube. I'd have lost the house on us being sat down in the away end. Stewart hat trick Whitey with the other ending a run of 35 away games without a win at top of the table bradford
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Postby rosbif cuisson 'bleu' » Mon May 18, 2020 7:28 pm

salford city wrote:Chesterfield away in the 3rd division was one of the weirdest. Early kick off and all the boozers closed. There was a standing home section to our right and all their fans went down to the other end of the stand to watch them attacking our goal and swapped back at half time. Some knob had a Munich top on and his mate was rubbing the badge. From memory, I think(?) Lee Crooks scored a worldy to equalise for us.
[sub]Bell coming back at home versus Newcastle as a sub was electric[/sub]
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Going to Plymourh twice in 2 days in the league cup after the Tuesday game was postponed when we got to Exeter
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Postby nottsblue » Mon May 18, 2020 7:47 pm

City 3-2 at home to Sunderland in the last game of the 1990/91 season when we finished above the rags in the league for the first time in years. Sunderland needed to win to have a chance of avoiding relegation and brought thousands of fans with them creating a cracking atmosphere

White with the last minute winner got us 5th place ahead of the rags in sixth
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Postby ruralblue » Mon May 18, 2020 10:10 pm

Stoke, Boxing Day. Bananas it was!
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Postby patrickblue » Tue May 19, 2020 12:23 am

Wooders wrote:City vs West Ham pearce era - my brother came along with me, now he’s notat all into football but it was either come with me or stay and chat with our nan and her mate

Samaras had a rare good game and scored a couple including this banger
Watch on youtube.com


Now this was the Pearce era so I had to explain to my brother that it wasn’t like this every week, but he enjoyed himself immensely - not managed to talk him into coming again though


Remember it well.
Was drinking with a couple of West Ham guys I know before the game, a discussing Samaras. I told them he couldn't hit a barn door from five yards.
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Postby Slim » Tue May 19, 2020 3:49 am

Wooders wrote:City vs West Ham pearce era - my brother came along with me, now he’s notat all into football but it was either come with me or stay and chat with our nan and her mate

Samaras had a rare good game and scored a couple including this banger
Watch on youtube.com


Now this was the Pearce era so I had to explain to my brother that it wasn’t like this every week, but he enjoyed himself immensely - not managed to talk him into coming again though


Next game we scored at home IIRC.

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