Games you've seen in the opposition's home end

20togo

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Yep, remembered another.
Won 3-0 at Newcastle in an early 70's night game in the Cup. Was down the side and Geordie fans were coming down the side to get in the away end. Not many Blackpool fans there that night from memory.
 

bleach51

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Mentioned on a recent thread re Vetch Field.Won 2 1 which meant we avoided relegation.Locals far from friendly.

Swindon Town .though most did get moved on before Kick Off( they Closed the gates on a full house) when we laid the foundations for our promotion back to the old 1st Division a few days later at PKE with a 1-1 draw as they were close rivals for promotion themselves..Think It fair to say that night at Deepdale Blackpool Fans occupied every bit of the ground given there were around 26000 of us there( another full house).
Definitely two games I Have very fond memories of.
 

value4money

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On the Bradford Kop in 1996 when we won 2 0....Kind of shouted with delight when we scored,which I quickly turned into a gesture of anger !!!!
Was in the Nobbers Stand,right by our fans when Wes dinked the penalty.....Kept as quiet as I could.....a few mins before final whistle guy behind me suggested I left!!!
 

scunner

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Port Vale in 1987, we won 6-1.

Travelled from Uni in Birmingham, had to walk from Stoke Station to Burslem as I was skint. Got to the ground and had to go in the home end as it was cheaper. The local skinheads weren't happy that day.
 

CleveleysPete

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Sheffield United away 1979 - I was 19 at the time and drove myself and 3 mates there in my Cortina Mark 2.
It's not like the away end was full for a midweek game in Division 3 but being young and daft we somehow managed to go in the wrong turnstile into the home end.

Tony Kellow scored for us and after our initial reaction of jumping up and down etc. we thought better of it and kept ourselves in check for the remainder of the game. There wasn't too much danger of getting overexcited as they came from behind and beat us 3-1 😥.

My overriding memory from that game was having to listen to a couple Yarkies behind us constantly shouting "give it t'Alec" in Yorkshire accents broader than Amos Brearley and Brian Glover combined. I can't imagine that Alec* had any clue what they were on about

*Alejadro "Alex" Sabella - an Argentinian who went on to play for dirty Leeds but then had the good sense to leave and return home
 

Leither

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On the Bradford Kop in 1996 when we won 2 0....Kind of shouted with delight when we scored,which I quickly turned into a gesture of anger !!!!
Was in the Nobbers Stand,right by our fans when Wes dinked the penalty.....Kept as quiet as I could.....a few mins before final whistle guy behind me suggested I left!!!
I was also in the Bradford kop for this game . . . my girlfriends mate was from Bradford and got the tickets. Both times we scored she turned round and asked me in a very loud voice why I wasn't celebrating !!! Just about managed to get out in one piece!!!
 

1953

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Stretford End for the final Premier League game - stood up and screamed when the Charlie free kick went in but, being grey haired, nobody really bothered.
 

Shootz

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Norwich away when that lad we got from Hull whose name I have forgotten bagged a brace in a 2-1 victory and also when we got tonked about 4-0 a few years ago. My uncle is a Norwich legend so free tickets and into the lounge afterwards. Not an ounce of trouble from the home fans as they just cannot be bothered. Amusingly on leaving the ground after the defeat spotted The Rapist with his minder being abused by a few Seasiders , which was nice.
 

Fargo99

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20s remember the time when we went to Rochdale years ago on a Devvy coach.
We had a few sherberts and found it was £8 in the away end and £6 in the home end and no queue so we went in the home end and the Plod escorted us to the Blackpool end.
The lads on the bus were still queuing outside when the game kicked off.

We lost 4-2.
 

20togo

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20s remember the time when we went to Rochdale years ago on a Devvy coach.
We had a few sherberts and found it was £8 in the away end and £6 in the home end and no queue so we went in the home end and the Plod escorted us to the Blackpool end.
The lads on the bus were still queuing outside when the game kicked off.

We lost 4-2.
Yep, remember it. Sure there seemed to be a couple of thousand Blackpool fans there but only gave the crowd as 1700 or something like that.
 

Sooty59

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Just remembered we were down in Brum & pool were playing Walsall on the last day of the season & I just happened to have got tickets for me & 5 year old son. Drove to the ground from Sutton Coldfield about 10 miles & got stuck in traffic, arrived with about 5 minutes to spare to be told by the police we couldn't go in as there had been a charge on the gate & they were not letting anybody else in. I told the copper do we look like we're here to cause trouble & I've got tickets, but before he could think of an excuse not to let us in a guy on the gate heard & said come in here. We ended up in the away family stand. I suppose this counts, there wasn't much to cheer about & my lad was cold so I gave him my coat to wrap round him. From memory even after the loss there was still a chance of promotion but some other team scored as we were leaving the Bescot lots of people had transistor radios pressed up to their ears & there was a collective groan amongst the leaving Pool contingent. At least I didn't have far to travel back to my ex's nans where we were staying over. I suppose that may count as in the opposition end. Colin Methven played a stormer for them & was almost apologetic to some pool fans, but he was just being professional & I think he may have travelled back with some of of our lot.
 

the_dog

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Stretford End for the final Premier League game - stood up and screamed when the Charlie free kick went in but, being grey haired, nobody really bothered.
I was in the United end for that game as well - one of the most souk destroying experiences of my life because their fans just simply didn't care.
 

PETER SPRUCE 1

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Chesterfield the old stadium couldn't get tickets ,went in away end ,got some funny looks sure they knew (how I kept my missus quiet every time Bret came towards their goal I don't know to this day 😀 funny though).
 

TangerineSeasider

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Liverpool in the Premiership, in the Centenary stand.
A work colleague is a Liverpool season ticket holder and got me a spare season ticket being unused from one of his mates.
Nothing more than friendly banter from those sitting around us ... ( fortunately he knew most of them )
 

Scaramanga

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Bradford Away years back, plenty of pool on their job that day scary factor 8 out of 10

Liverpool away in the prem, scary factor 2 out of 10

United away in the prem, scary factor 9 out of 10

Bournemouth away years ago, scary factor 1 out of 10

There may be a few more but I’m struggling to remember them.
 

Walthamstow_Seasider

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Millwall 96 or 97 I think it was just after we'd signed Chris Malkin. Went with a Millwall supporting colleague and Malkin scored early on, forgetting which end I was in I was about to jump to my feet when my colleague put his hand on my shoulder and said "If you want to get out alive stay in your f'kin seat"

Arsenal for the cup game in 99.
 

Lewis_Winthorpe

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Barnsley away Boxing Day 2011 (Ithink) won 3-1. Sat in the Ponty end, mate is a huge Barnsley fan. Had to sit on my hands.

Sheff Weds away around 2009 drew 1-1 that was Boxing Day also. Sat in the North Stand

Oldham away around 2003, sat in the Chaddy End. Think we won or drew. Greg Strong scored I think

Newcastle away 2010, sat in the Gallowgate end. Lost 4-1. Sussed as a pool fan because of constant moaning when we gave the ball away. Geordies kept laughing at me, all good natured.
 

M61Exile

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Was in corporate at Deepdale for the classic penalty - fair to say we got dog’s abuse when Wes scored 😁😁😁
 

Loco

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Swindon away many years ago when we won 6-2. We were with locals and just had a really good time and home fans weren't too bothered.
Premier League - Wigan and Arsenal away. Couldn't keep my gob shut for differing reasons. Wigan fans weren't too bothered. However, a lady at Arsenal reported us to the stewards after I lost it following Evatt's sending off. Some were OK though, especially one lad who'd been on the Liverpool Kop and fully understood.
We were 4-0 up at half time at Swindon and I was still convinced we were going to lose.
 

Loco

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Sheffield United away 1979 - I was 19 at the time and drove myself and 3 mates there in my Cortina Mark 2.
It's not like the away end was full for a midweek game in Division 3 but being young and daft we somehow managed to go in the wrong turnstile into the home end.

Tony Kellow scored for us and after our initial reaction of jumping up and down etc. we thought better of it and kept ourselves in check for the remainder of the game. There wasn't too much danger of getting overexcited as they came from behind and beat us 3-1 😥.

My overriding memory from that game was having to listen to a couple Yarkies behind us constantly shouting "give it t'Alec" in Yorkshire accents broader than Amos Brearley and Brian Glover combined. I can't imagine that Alec* had any clue what they were on about

*Alejadro "Alex" Sabella - an Argentinian who went on to play for dirty Leeds but then had the good sense to leave and return home
I was on the Sheffield United kop myself at that very same game. A friend from Uni supported them so I went with him. I recall we had our reserve keeper playing and their fans were asking why. They were a bit curious as to how I knew all about it. I had to stifle leaping off the ground when we scored first. Then it all went downhill fast. My recollection was that it was packed on that end. I didn't enjoy the experience very much.
 
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