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Blagdon Mike

AN EVENING WITH TINNION AND FRIENDS

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A NIGHT TO REMEMBER AT ANFIELD
LIVERPOOL 0-1 BRISTOL CITY 1994
25TH ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION

SUPPORTERS BAR, ASHTON GATE
THURSDAY 24 JANUARY 2019, 6.30pm for 7.30PM

Those who have indicated they are coming unless circumstances alter are:

Keith Welch, Andy Llewellyn, Martin Scott, Mark Shail, Brian Tinnion, Rob Edwards, Glenn Pennyfather, Tony Fawthrop and Buster Footman.

The night will include footage from the game itself, a pre-recorded interview with yourself to be put on general release the following day, live interviews and a chance for you and supporters to mingle in the intimate environment of the Supporters Bar.
 

TICKETS ON THE DOOR OR:

The Football Club website article advertising the event is:

https://tinyurl.com/Anfield94

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7 hours ago, Blagdon Mike said:

Those who have indicated they are coming unless circumstances alter are:

Keith Welch, Andy Llewellyn, Martin Scott, Mark Shail, Brian Tinnion, Rob Edwards, Glenn Pennyfather, Tony Fawthrop and Buster Footman.

I know a few that have bought tickets so you can add them to that list, Mike. 

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UPDATE

Glenn Pennyfather unable to come - involved with a West Ham team

Buster Footman doubtful

Phil " It's Tinnion with the effort ..." Tottle IS coming

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27 minutes ago, Blagdon Mike said:

UPDATE

Glenn Pennyfather unable to come - involved with a West Ham team

Buster Footman doubtful

Phil " It's Tinnion with the effort ..." Tottle IS coming

I have to be honest, I thought he was dead.

Both him and Colin 'large Rovers contingent' Howlett

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3 minutes ago, BS4 on Tour... said:

This thread title could also describe Sundays in The Sawyers Arms, Nailsea back in the 90s?!

That would explain why I never saw them in there on a Friday or Saturday night! Maybe in the 70s!

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Enjoyable night, great to talk to the players

The sports bars great asset to our club

l wonder how many clubs in the championship would have our current manager, coaches and chief executive attending a night like this.

i believe there is a togetherness in our club past and present that is building to move us to our goal

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5 minutes ago, red mist said:

Enjoyable night, great to talk to the players

The sports bars great asset to our club

l wonder how many clubs in the championship would have our current manager, coaches and chief executive attending a night like this.

i believe there is a togetherness in our club past and present that is building to move us to our goal

Sorry but you sound the same as the sags

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12 minutes ago, red mist said:

l wonder how many clubs in the championship would have our current manager, coaches and chief executive attending a night like this....

Loads I guess, we ain’t unique with this sort of thing, although I think they’d have their staff turn up rather than ‘ours’ as you said.....eg the Sunderland documentary on Netflix showed how the senior management staff turned up to meet the fans at events....and that was when the6 were seriously struggling....do you reckon our guys would be so high profile if we were going down?

 

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48 minutes ago, red mist said:

Enjoyable night, great to talk to the players

The sports bars great asset to our club

l wonder how many clubs in the championship would have our current manager, coaches and chief executive attending a night like this.

i believe there is a togetherness in our club past and present that is building to move us to our goal

I would dispute your final point simply because it's taken 11 (ELEVEN!!!!!) games unbeaten to finally have any semblance of togetherness! Back at the start of December this page looked more like a battlefield from the civil war era than a football forum, and I'm pretty certain that the discontent expressed here was felt in all quarters of the club - dressing room included (and you've got to credit the players and management for not falling to pieces in the face of all that!).

Anyway, I digress. Sounds like a great night, would have dearly loved to be there. Staggering to think this was a quarter of a century ago! I don't just feel old, I feel bloody ancient  comprehending that. What a wonderful night at Anfield that was, as were the previous games against Liverpool in that tie. 

Any gossip to reveal!? Any boozy antics or crazy stories!? 

 

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1 hour ago, BS4 on Tour... said:

Loads I guess, we ain’t unique with this sort of thing, although I think they’d have their staff turn up rather than ‘ours’ as you said.....eg the Sunderland documentary on Netflix showed how the senior management staff turned up to meet the fans at events....and that was when the6 were seriously struggling....do you reckon our guys would be so high profile if we were going down?

 

It was only a few weeks ago, on here, that some were telling us that we are destined to be going down this season..!

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What a special night that was! 

It’s nights like that, that make it all worthwhile supporting a lower league club. 

A feeling that your typical armchair fan will never really understand or appreciate. 

As was the Man Utd game last season & a few stand out league & play off games. 

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I think the best part about that night was how well we played and how much we deserved to beat them. Certainly no fluke.

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12 minutes ago, Bar BS3 said:

What a special night that was! 

It’s nights like that, that make it all worthwhile supporting a lower league club. 

A feeling that your typical armchair fan will never really understand or appreciate. 

As was the Man Utd game last season & a few stand out league & play off games. 

No Brixton based Man United fan can ever feel the same thing. It’s tragic really. 

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On 22/01/2019 at 20:03, BS4 on Tour... said:

This thread title could also describe Sundays in The Sawyers Arms, Nailsea back in the 90s?!

Agreed. The good old days.

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1 hour ago, Bar BS3 said:

What a special night that was! 

It’s nights like that, that make it all worthwhile supporting a lower league club. 

A feeling that your typical armchair fan will never really understand or appreciate. 

As was the Man Utd game last season & a few stand out league & play off games. 

In 25 years time I can see Joe Bryan, Korey Smith, Zlatan, LJ and Jose reminiscing in the Sports Bar, they will bring the ball boy out who will lift LJ out of his HML tipping seat and spin him around, it will be beautiful

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2 hours ago, BanburyRed said:

I'd forgotten quite how many chances Junior missed before we scored! :facepalm:

Unfortunately, I didn't get to see the game live as I was away skiing, but listened to the radio commentary on the car radio.

I have just gone in to the link, skipping until the latter stages to catch the goal, and I pick up the commentary as follows:

How did Junior Bent miss that?

I reckon that makes at least 5 open goals Junior Bent has missed over these two matches.

Junior Bent has not scored for Bristol City this season, and it is not hard to see why.

😁😀

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They also had a dinner on the 20th Anniversary !

I was luckily given 2 tickets by the club. Had a good night but less of the players could make it.

It was great to hear the player point of view of that night when all hell broke loose in the away end when Brian scored. I have to say the Liverpool fans were great!

Graeme Souness resigned as Liverpool manager just after the game.

 

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51 minutes ago, PHILINFRANCE said:

Unfortunately, I didn't get to see the game live as I was away skiing, but listened to the radio commentary on the car radio.

I have just gone in to the link, skipping until the latter stages to catch the goal, and I pick up the commentary as follows:

How did Junior Bent miss that?

I reckon that makes at least 5 open goals Junior Bent has missed over these two matches.

Junior Bent has not scored for Bristol City this season, and it is not hard to see why.

😁😀

Also said "Junior should be playing Rugby with the chances he's put over the goal" (something along those lines)

I wonder how half of those challenges would go down with todays football players.... Referee had a shocker from the bit I watched, Tinnion booking, Bruce staying on the pitch and Nicol not even getting booked taking out Allison as well!!

All I remember is the goal, going mental and staying in the stands after for what seemed like an age - og and Welch having a stormer. What a night

 

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30 minutes ago, redsapper said:

It was great to hear the player point of view of that night when all hell broke loose in the away end when Brian scored. I have to say the Liverpool fans were great!

Graeme Souness resigned as Liverpool manager just after the game.

 

 

2 minutes ago, wood_red said:

All I remember is the goal, going mental and staying in the stands after for what seemed like an age - og and Welch having a stormer. What a night

 

Didn't the Liverpool fans spend a long time applauding City and their fans after the match; as much in acknowledgement of their joint performance as hoping the result might hasten the departure of Souness?  

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7 minutes ago, PHILINFRANCE said:

 

Didn't the Liverpool fans spend a long time applauding City and their fans after the match; as much in acknowledgement of their joint performance as hoping the result might hasten the departure of Souness?  

They did indeed

Remember the night well it was my first ever City away game - not a bad place to start

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1 hour ago, PHILINFRANCE said:

Unfortunately, I didn't get to see the game live as I was away skiing, but listened to the radio commentary on the car radio.

I have just gone in to the link, skipping until the latter stages to catch the goal, and I pick up the commentary as follows:

How did Junior Bent miss that?

I reckon that makes at least 5 open goals Junior Bent has missed over these two matches.

Junior Bent has not scored for Bristol City this season, and it is not hard to see why.

😁😀

It was the chance in front of the Kop inside the 6yrd box from Chief's pinpoint right wing cross that gets me. Other way round, Big Wayne would've buried it.

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1 hour ago, PHILINFRANCE said:

 

Didn't the Liverpool fans spend a long time applauding City and their fans after the match; as much in acknowledgement of their joint performance as hoping the result might hasten the departure of Souness?  

They were incredibly gracious in defeat, they knew they'd been in a game and nobody could really say that we didn't play our full part in a dramatic, compelling cup tie. To look over and see the entire Kop still there after the final whistle applauding us, stays long in the memory that....

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1 minute ago, BanburyRed said:

They were incredibly gracious in defeat, they knew they'd been in a game and nobody could really say that we didn't play our full part in a dramatic, compelling cup tie. To look over and see the entire Kop still there after the final whistle applauding us, stays long in the memory that....

Over 3 games as well including the abandoned first game at the gate when the flood lights failed at 1-1, then the replayed game which was 1-1 again, and then the 0-1 at Anfield, that in itself is impressive

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I was lucky enough to interview; Keith Welch, Andy Llewellyn, Martin Scott, Rob Edwards, Mark Shail, Brian Tinnion, Tony Fawthrop and Phil Tottle for last night's Q&A.

My friend Roger has posted a clip of the Tinman interview on his Facebook page, together with some pics; https://www.facebook.com/rgs42?__tn__=%2CdC-R-R&eid=ARC4NO_qk5ZXm7R9cKOKqdUSFMgAYGTvsN1DyEnr-mc-phL_AdvvK_qfFKg1iaMpdcNPHmmslMvKt4ek&hc_ref=ARQxZDIFWEQTVOipkAJMT2VDHsqBFCksHWMspuiKQp2RhmaEza6TUczQ8qpuLnJEoFU&fref=nf

Please forgive my impression of a teapot!

 

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1 hour ago, PHILINFRANCE said:

 

Didn't the Liverpool fans spend a long time applauding City and their fans after the match; as much in acknowledgement of their joint performance as hoping the result might hasten the departure of Souness?  

 My dad attended the game and said he and his companions were approached by numerous (often crying) Scousers outside the ground, wanting to shake their hands.

Back at their hotel, my dad and his mate had a drink bought for them by the barman. He was an Everton fan of course. ;)

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47 minutes ago, Never to the dark side said:

@PHILINFRANCE

Have you got the radio commentary on audio cassettes?

Or have you got a link where I can have a listen to the match

Unfortunately not.

When I said I listened to the match on the car radio, I was actually driving on a motorway somewhere in Austria and managed to pick up the commentary on MW 693 or 909, or perhaps even 248, which was still going then.  

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Not sure how I missed this thread before, would have been good to come along, what a night that was at Anfield, I can certainly confirm the tales of Scousers shaking hands and wishing us well after, although I think that was partly borne of sportsmanship and mainly of the confidence we’d hastened and finalised the departure of an unpopular Manager.

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Fantastic night, workplaces and schools must have been deserted on the afternoon we travelled up. I saw a lad I had gone to school with outside the ground, hadn’t seen him for a few years and  despite him living fairly near me I’ve not bumped into him since. It felt like half of Bristol were there, plenty drove up in work vans etc, I remember looking out of the coach and seeing all the 0272 dialling codes, funny what you remember.

I’d love to go back. Never got any photos etc. Not going to be this year though is it, I really hoped we were going to draw them.

I had the day after off from work, great decision. I was certainly on a high. Later that day I remember seeing a neighbour who knew I had gone and he was a football fan, not City in particular, and he asked me what the score was. I remember thinking how the hell doesn’t he know! It felt like our win was the only thing in the news that day!

I didn’t get round to going yesterday, must admit I wasn’t really aware of the evening sadly

#Memories

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8 hours ago, BanburyRed said:

They were incredibly gracious in defeat, they knew they'd been in a game and nobody could really say that we didn't play our full part in a dramatic, compelling cup tie. To look over and see the entire Kop still there after the final whistle applauding us, stays long in the memory that....

they weren't very gracious during the games at AG! fair bit of bother from memory at both matches. Couple of brief incidents outside Anfield as well. 

Weirdly, I have no recollection of the kop applauding us at all, I guess I was too caught up in the emotion of it all. before the game, I had actually thought about standing on the kop myself as I figured we were bound to lose anyway and this would be pretty much my only chance to say I'd stood on the kop before it was seated - how glad I was I didn't!

The trilogy of matches against Liverpool were fabulous, each and every one. 

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10 hours ago, redsapper said:

 

Graeme Souness resigned as Liverpool manager just after the game.

 

We got taxi from The Philharmonic (great pub!) to the ground, taxi driver wanted us to win so Souness would get the sack! He'd returned his season ticket renewal with 'not required until Souness ****ks off" written on it ...

Great night!

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10 hours ago, Never to the dark side said:

@PHILINFRANCE

Have you got the radio commentary on audio cassettes?

Or have you got a link where I can have a listen to the match

Ive got a vhs tape of the highlights which was on itv with myself being interviewed after the game telling the t.v bloke it was the greatest night of my life the wife wasent happy said thought getting wed or having the kids would have been they just dont understand do they

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22 hours ago, Tinmans Love Child said:

In 25 years time I can see Joe Bryan, Korey Smith, Zlatan, LJ and Jose reminiscing in the Sports Bar, they will bring the ball boy out who will lift LJ out of his HML tipping seat and spin him around, it will be beautiful

Yep, there's nothing like celebrating the 26th anniversary of the famous win!

 

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Quite funny that night looking for parking and the local youths offering a £10 service to "look after" your car!

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