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Red Army 75

Strangest or funniest thing you’ve seen at Ashton Gate

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33 minutes ago, Offside said:

A supporter getting onto the pitch to take a swipe at the ref - he missed and fell over.

Wow I'd forgotten that. We lost the game 3-2 as I recall, was it Peterborough? If he had connected that would have made all kinds of history that we don't need.

My personal pick I wasn't there for myself, but it was when people went to AG before 2pm to get a discount on a pie.

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When Tottenham tried to take the East End, were driven out and a few hundred were marched around the pitch to the Park End.

While most of the Park Enders had gone into the East End for the match, a few of us were scattered around the dividing fence. The Tottenham fans were gathered on the running track while waiting to be funnelled into the away pen. All full of bravado, congratulating themselves for getting on to the East End (albeit not getting beyond the side terrace) and giving it the big’un to their mates up on the terrace.

Now the pies were good in those days with lots of gravy and a nice thick crusty edge. One of our lot launched this pie, which looped up and hit this Spurs yob full square in the face. An absolute belter of a throw. The Spurs fan face was a classic, not just as it was covered in pie ingredients but also the shock that City were in ‘their’ end as well. 

Happy days.

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1 hour ago, The Horse With No Name said:

Tom Ritchie for some reason taking his shirt off during a game, and putting it back on back to front , and playing the remainder of the match with a big number 8 on his chest, 

Bilge I remember that  wasn' it because we had two players with the same number and when the ref noticed he made sir Tom change his shirt? He then promptly put it on the wrong way round  doh!

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After going to the bog at the gate the other day looked in the mirror not sure if that's the strangest or funniest thing I have seen.

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2 minutes ago, nebristolred said:

Think it might have been against Colchester. A player got stretchered off injured and they dropped one corner of the stretcher.

Think that was Lloyd Owuso and Brentford in the League Cup but may have that wrong.

 

 

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44 minutes ago, Thornbury Red said:

Bilge I remember that  wasn' it because we had two players with the same number and when the ref noticed he made sir Tom change his shirt? He then promptly put it on the wrong way round  doh!

Yes that actually rings a bell, but he must have deliberately put it on back to front surely? Was a surreal site anyway. I reckon if we knew the year it happened I would have the programme from the next home match which would surely have a photo of it. 

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Toss up between food vouchers & ‘stupid question’.

hang on...just remembered Colin getting clobbered, ‘through his belly for a telly’, and the time the pitch was turned into a mock battlefield at HT.

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Tom Ritchie squaring up to Micky Droy...

A Millwall player scoring Directly from an indirect free kick, then running the length of the Dolman in celebration only to find he was the last person in AG to realise it was disallowed...

 

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Funniest thing in recent times was my foster son, who when we went 1-0 up against Man U came running back in to where we stand (he’d gone to see his dad who’s a steward and missed our opener) excitedly screaming that he’d been given a free burger by the van outside who had started giving them away. 

Me, my brother, and my two godkids stood there in silence for a moment until I said “Er, but we’re bloody beating Man United!” And he replied with “yeah but I got a free burger” whilst we fell about laughing! 

Kids these days! Maybe one of those “you had to be there” moments but it was hilarious at the time - honest! 

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I watched 89 minutes of a home match against Blackpool believing we had won 1-0 ( got in a minute after kick off).

It was only when the final whistle went and nobody celebrated,  that I found out Blackpool had scored in the first 30 seconds and it was a 1-1 draw :yes:

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A bloke next to me who I know well and is a Full on city die hard stand up and fully celebrate an Oxford goal amidst complete silence and it taking him a good few seconds to realise he was celebrating the wrong teams goal. 

Oxford. in their bright yellow kit. To this day it is a mystery how he managed it. On the very attack that led to the goal he had commented on how dangerous it looked. 

Guess that's just what the dolman can do to a man.

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Not football,  but standing on my usual spot  in the eastend watching  american evangelical preacher billy graham was just  f+*kin  weird ....seem to remember  it was free  and there was sod all else to do . 

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7 hours ago, Bouncearoundtheground said:

A bloke next to me who I know well and is a Full on city die hard stand up and fully celebrate an Oxford goal amidst complete silence and it taking him a good few seconds to realise he was celebrating the wrong teams goal. 

Oxford. in their bright yellow kit. To this day it is a mystery how he managed it. On the very attack that led to the goal he had commented on how dangerous it looked. 

Guess that's just what the dolman can do to a man.

That is brilliant! Properly made I laugh. 

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Mate of mine once was in such a state of advanced refreshment that at HT he thought the game was over so went to leave. Got dragged back and told it wasn't. Then at full time he left, but went back in to get his coat. Only problem was he hadn't brought one in the first place. Scenes ensued, naturally. 

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Can,t remember the match, but the games were sponsored by local company's

This match was sponsored by Bowyers and there were lots of young ladies with a trays ,throwing pork pies into the crowd . The pies were thrown back at the girls sooo funny

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15 hours ago, RED4LIFE said:

Ian Baird giving the City fans the finger etc when he got subbed to loud cheers.

He deserved it though for being so shit.

To this day it remains my favourite cover of a "One Team" issue.

A drawing of Ian Baird doing a two fingered salute to the crowd with the caption "Yes Ian, we know which division we're in but whose fault is it?"

 

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15 hours ago, Olé said:

 

Wow I'd forgotten that. We lost the game 3-2 as I recall, was it Peterborough? If he had connected that would have made all kinds of history that we don't need.

My personal pick I wasn't there for myself, but it was when people went to AG before 2pm to get a discount on a pie.

Was the discount just on one pie ? 

Could have turned nasty .

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When LJ was still a player for us, attacking (can’t remember who against), ball bounces toward him, he tries to head it and it went completely over his head cause he’s so small. Think it was about Chest height to the ‘average’ sized man! Remember there being about 14k people all bursting out laughing at the same time 

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The old First Division was fabulous for many reasons. Not least the Half Time "entertainment" served up at Ashton Gate.

The two that spring to mind were the Police Dog Display (against Coventry), and the showing of the latest exotic animals at the Zoo... Llamas (Norwich I think)

The Police Dog display was memorable for the confused Police Dog who chased the wrong burglar. One Cop had his arm suitably wrapped for the Dog to chase and bite into. The lyother didn't. They ran from the "incident" and to a thumping roar from the East, the Dog was let loose. The noise obviously put the dog off and to hysterical laughter (and a mild amount of concern) the Dog sank it's fangs into an unprotected arm.... and the din level reached a crescendo as Coventry were hell bent on joining the mirth.

The Llama incident was just too good. Cruel....but funny. The poor bloody Llamas were led toward the East and an appeal went out to keep quiet for the Llamas. Cue pandemonium. A roar came from under the low roof of the East and the Llamas pegged it toward the Open End. The second half had to be delayed as llama crap had to be cleared from the pitch

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14 hours ago, B1ackbird said:

Tom Ritchie squaring up to Micky Droy...

A Millwall player scoring Directly from an indirect free kick, then running the length of the Dolman in celebration only to find he was the last person in AG to realise it was disallowed...

 

:clapping:

I was sure it was Trevor Tainton which made it even funnier because he was a foot shorter!

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14 hours ago, B1ackbird said:

Tom Ritchie squaring up to Micky Droy...

A Millwall player scoring Directly from an indirect free kick, then running the length of the Dolman in celebration only to find he was the last person in AG to realise it was disallowed...

 

:clapping:

I think another time that happened was v Boro in the Joe Royle game. I think it was John Craggs and would have made it 1-1 (?) if it had counted. Who knows whether Joe would have gone on to get four that day if it had.

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One bizarre and splendidly funny moment I recall took place leaving the ground after a 2-1 win over a Hull a few years back. As Hull fans were being frogmarched through the carpark at the back of the EE, there was a tense moment as they merged briefly with us City fans, also making our way out (heading for Winterstoke road exit).

Cue scenes. Hull fans started showering us with coins. Police got right in their faces, and there was some pushing and shoving. Me? I ducked for cover and sped on, in case it kicked off bad. Too old for all that crap. The coins kept coming, hitting us in the legs, bouncing off the pavement. People covered their faces...

Not one old geezer. Amidst the carnage, this old bloke went down on hands and knees and started picking up every single coin he could find, and stuffing them in his coat pocket.

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I remember a game when our old left back John Bailey was having a bit of a torrid time against a lower league right winger. He’d been beaten to the bye line at the eastend but the ball went out for a corner. As Bailey was on the near post someone shouted out “Come on Bailey stick with him” or words to that effect. 

Bailey turned round to the eastend as the ball was in mid flight from the corner and said in his scouse accent “I’m getting there as quick as I **** ing can”! 

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Honourable mention for Bradley Orr's cousin who stripped down to his underpants  and ran on to the pitch and jumped all over said Bradley Orr.

Can't remember the match but I was sitting directly behind the cousin in the Williams and thought it decidely strange that someone should decide to disrobe in the middle of winter, he was no Erica Roe.

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15 hours ago, The Horse With No Name said:

How about Chris Garland nearly starting a riot when he rounded the keeper and got down on his hands and knees and headed the ball in during a Gloucester Cup game with the Gas. We were leading about 5-0 at the time and all hell broke loose.

Was that at Eastville about 1969 or 1970. I missed tha game because I couldn't get a bus from London Inn due to usual Bristol traffic chaos. Really pissed off when I heard the result next day.

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My event was at Eastville a long time ago when Jackie Pitt and "Ginger" Peacock threw right hooks at each other simultaneously just outside penalty area at Muller Road end. 

Ref sent both off and they trudged to the tunnel with their arms round each other's shoulders. Miserable wet day, got soaked and 0-0 so not even a goal to cheer or boo. 

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3 hours ago, Gimme Shelton said:

I was sure it was Trevor Tainton which made it even funnier because he was a foot shorter!

I could have sworn it was Streaky, it was a long time ago, you could be right.

Droy was a beast, I've not seen much bigger at AG. Maybe Razor Ruddock or Sol Campbell?!?

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28 minutes ago, B1ackbird said:

I could have sworn it was Streaky, it was a long time ago, you could be right.

Droy was a beast, I've not seen much bigger at AG. Maybe Razor Ruddock or Sol Campbell?!?

deffo trev .....him and Micky droy both red carded

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2 hours ago, cidered abroad said:

Was that at Eastville about 1969 or 1970. I missed tha game because I couldn't get a bus from London Inn due to usual Bristol traffic chaos. Really pissed off when I heard the result next day.

No definitely at AG and at a guess, I would say about 1977

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14 hours ago, Odd socks said:

Can,t remember the match, but the games were sponsored by local company's

This match was sponsored by Bowyers and there were lots of young ladies with a trays ,throwing pork pies into the crowd . The pies were thrown back at the girls sooo funny

That was against Chelsea 1975/76.  Peter Bonetti came out to the East End at the start of the second half and was bombarded with the bloody things!

 

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On 16/02/2018 at 21:58, nebristolred said:

Think it might have been against Colchester. A player got stretchered off injured and they dropped one corner of the stretcher.

 

On 16/02/2018 at 22:01, Calculus said:

Think that was Lloyd Owuso and Brentford in the League Cup but may have that wrong.

 

 

It was definitely a league match as I was watching nearby in the Lower Williams and I have never attended a League Cup game in my life.

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On ‎17‎/‎02‎/‎2018 at 01:12, rat23 said:

Not football,  but standing on my usual spot  in the eastend watching  american evangelical preacher billy graham was just  f+*kin  weird ....seem to remember  it was free  and there was sod all else to do . 

Talk of the devil, (pun intended, sorry)

After all this time this week of all weeks you mention the Billy Graham thing at Ashton Gate,, he died today.

Billy Graham aged 99  R I P 

 

 

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One funny moment always stands out for me, forgive me if this has been mentioned already. 

I can't recall the finer details but it must've been sometime in the early/mid 00's where a ball got hoofed onto the roof of the Williams stand, everyone assumed that the ball was stuck up there after 10 seconds or so and carried on. The ball decided to make a reappearance after a small delay and came rolling back off right onto a stewards head. 

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On 17/02/2018 at 00:53, myol'man said:

Paper planes vs Cardiff 

I reckon my programme from that match is going to worth a fortune one day, can't be many that made it out of AG that evening could be one of the rarest City programmes ever!

I couldn't help but feel sorry for the company who had bought them all up to give to fans as part of some advertising thing....and then saw them all launched onto the pitch!

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On 17/02/2018 at 09:12, rat23 said:

Not football,  but standing on my usual spot  in the eastend watching  american evangelical preacher billy graham was just  f+*kin  weird ....seem to remember  it was free  and there was sod all else to do . 

that certainly won't be happening any more after today.

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On 2/16/2018 at 17:14, BRISTOL86 said:

Shedman

Whatever happened to this guy?

Was he actually a City fan or someone who just took advantage of a demolished stand?

On 2/16/2018 at 17:42, JBFC II said:

Vivacity, still wish we had them back... 

No names (cough cough) but can remember an end of season event and girls of a similar ilk were helping out, when an ex international GK sheepishly appeared from behind a curtain with one of the girls, much to the amusement of us that thought we had been given a crap end of the room table - there is another better story about the same player but one not for on here 

On 2/16/2018 at 20:38, Offside said:

The Dolman bugler. Whatever happened to him?

One that used to play late 90's started following Yeovil when they came up the leagues, always remember him as his daughter was stunning and was not best pleased bumping into her in  a Yeovil bar wearing the hoops

 

Did I imagine or wasn't there some kind of TA display on the pitch with explosives etc going off, which descended into farce?

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14 minutes ago, MC26 said:

One funny moment always stands out for me, forgive me if this has been mentioned already. 

I can't recall the finer details but it must've been sometime in the early/mid 00's where a ball got hoofed onto the roof of the Williams stand, everyone assumed that the ball was stuck up there after 10 seconds or so and carried on. The ball decided to make a reappearance after a small delay and came rolling back off right onto a stewards head. 

Blimey @MC26 I can remember that vividly - the closest I've come to pissing myself during a game

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On 2/16/2018 at 17:59, Unan said:

Sat just above the crossbar in the Atyeo, nobody could believe it.

 

Probably the best thing he did all season, he was dropped for the rest of the season after this game and as a result we stayed up

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Watching them film the football skills challenge game 'All In The Game' for TV in the 70s was quite a surreal  'experience'  ... Several hours spent bored in the Williams stand one Sunday, trying to make sense of it all.. :) 

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