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Your favourite away day memories?

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As per title.

Doesn't necessarily have to be a memory related to a great game because otherwise this thread will die pretty quickly! I’m looking for those odd memories, ones that you still think and laugh about to this day. Ones you only really get from playing away.

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Beating Cardiff 3-0 in the pouring rain at Ninian Park in the 89-90 promotion season, which included a wonder-goal by Bob Taylor. My first away game (other than Wembley). 

Being 1-0 up at h-t at Man City a couple of years ago. 

5-4 at Mansfield. Sheer ecstasy  when that winning goal went in.

The carnival atmosphere at Bournemouth in the first game after Pulis had left . 

Beating Liverpool at Anfield in 1994  


 


 

 

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the 4-3 televised game at Derby County was fabulous: had it all and more - the bizarre Baseball Ground as the venue; a cramped terrace; red cards; comedy own goal; an outfield player in goal; and a last minute winner from the head of our Wayner. Cue a storm of rocks and rubble. An electric atmosphere with us coming back after going 2-0 down to moneybags Derby; as a young teen it was of course my duty to be up by the fence closest to the home fans and the atmosphere was just electric. I seem to remember, while he wasn't playing that match, we spent a fair while turning around 'doing the Dziekanowski', because that's what it was all about :D 

Another few randoms I fondly recall: Birmingham away 1-0. It was their first match under the pornographers and that bimbo, so it was a bumper crowd on a blazing day. Massive following from us on that giant terrace, and a flukey win where you're just hanging on by the fingertips. A proper cider army we had up there that day as well! 

Millwall in 92 I think. My one and only trip to the Real Den and what a ground that was. That was middle of our mini-Dennis Smith escape. Cole looked world class, and Ray Atteveld scored one of the goals of the season. Unforunately for the wrong side, but a cracking effort regardless :D A match where the terrace was probably only a third full, yet the noise under that roof we made was fabulous. A real proper day out! Can't imagine what it must have been like in the 80s!!  

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plunging the barrel, there's been calamities aplenty. Palace away getting tanked 4-1. IRC we's taken 8,000 to Liverpool a couple of weeks ago, but for this match normal service resumed and we couldn't have had more than 200 on that sweeping, open end at Selhurst - I believe the away pen used to hold 4,500 so wow, there was more social distancing than found on the Moon. I was in my final year at school that year, so remember skiving the Tuesday to go up to London with a couple of friends and spend the afternoon monkeying around Soho before the football ruined everything. Sleet and goals flying in at all angles and that bloody awful lime kit. Utterly miserable, though I recall a (very) small huddle of us singing You'll Never Walk Alone for no real reason other than it seemed wrong to sing City songs during such a diabolical night. 

Masochists as football fans are, getting mauled at Brentford 5-1 was also a fun day out. Incredible following from us and, I think, possibly the debut of our purple and lime kit? I think Brian Mitchell put in the worst shift I have ever seen a City player put in. "Mitchell, **** off home," went the song over and over again. Great backing from us, with loads of Doobie Dooing and Let's Go *ing Mental throughout and again, just one of those matches you love as a teen - sod the football, a great laugh and a piss-up in the smoke! We had the last laugh as well by relegating Brentford on the last day of the season in the return fixture. 

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27 minutes ago, glen humphries said:

Bolton away think it was around 1990 lost 1-0 but was a absolute mental day, left at 6 am Saturday morning and got back home 10-30 Sunday morning, mental days, sadly never to return.

You had to be there to really appreciate it 

enough said .......

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1 hour ago, glen humphries said:

Bolton away think it was around 1990 lost 1-0 but was a absolute mental day, left at 6 am Saturday morning and got back home 10-30 Sunday morning, mental days, sadly never to return.

If it's the one I am thinking of, that was the last time I saw really bad scrapping before, during and after the match.

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8 minutes ago, One Team In Keynsham said:

If it's the one I am thinking of, that was the last time I saw really bad scrapping before, during and after the match.

Yeah that was the game mate, can remember city fans climbing the flood lights, got some crazy stories of the day but wouldn’t be right to put them on here , coyr.

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Meet Bolton on my travels and they said it was one of the biggest and lively mobs they had ever seen 

but this was a game from  30 years ago in a totally different era 

still a brilliant day 

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Promotion season 89-90 away to Swansea City on a Tuesday night on my birthday 20th March. A hat trick from Super Bob , one from Biffer Newman and Chris Honour , correct me if I’m wrong . A little tasty before and after as I recall. Packed in like sardines . Magic 

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2 minutes ago, shelts said:

Promotion season 89-90 away to Swansea City on a Tuesday night on my birthday 20th March. A hat trick from Super Bob , one from Biffer Newman and Chris Honour , correct me if I’m wrong . A little tasty before and after as I recall. Packed in like sardines . Magic 

Had the windows on our mini bus put through while we were stopped at some traffic lights, the bus emptied out in about 5 seconds.

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Far to many to mention but Bolton away was unforgettable, Sheff U when we beat them in the play offs to send them down, Mansfield 5-4..got thrown out at half time but managed to sneak back in for the finale, Boro away one year was "interesting"  Chester when we started the climb back from the depths of division 4, Palace in the play offs, Gas in the Martyn Hurst game, Walsall in the play offs..not for the result, Bradford and Forest in the league cup run obviously Liverpool in the cup and bizarrely Hereford when we were rock bottom of the 4th division and we beat them in a night match and you would have thought we had won the Champions League, great memories 👍

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Liverpool 0-1 City, 25 January 1994.

Cardiff 1-3 City, 29 December 2001.

I was fortunate to be at both games and had a ticket for the Mansfield game in 2002 but was as sick as a dog and had to listen on the radio - the only game I missed in 2002/03 and it still annoys me now. We played proper football back then. 

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26 minutes ago, Mike Hunt-Hertz said:

Away at Chester...1984. City started the great climb back!

Always my first thought when these threads pop up. Brilliant day, train up, ditch the police escort, on it all day . Fence being cut, Cooper nearly being dropped out of the stand, just one long day of fun.... oh and we won.

 

Pisa, is always next , City in Europe who would have thunk it.

Leicester in the cup, we were half way to watch Spurs thanks to radio Bristol saying the game was off. 

Swansea 5-0

Sunderland 3-1, in Chester le Street for opening time . 

Beating Millwall at the Old Den, and coming back with all out windows

Derby 4-3

Carlisle 3-0 , Tommy Doc having a stormer. I worked Friday night home at 5:30, picked up at 6am and in the Services outside Carlisle by 10. Win and back to Blackpool.

G*s at Eastville 4-1, my first League derby.

Loved Man City in the cup.

Really so many, shame I don't get to so many now.

 

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7 minutes ago, tin said:

Liverpool 0-1 City, 25 January 1994.

Cardiff 1-3 City, 29 December 2001.

I was fortunate to be at both games and had a ticket for the Mansfield game in 2002 but was as sick as a dog and had to listen on the radio - the only game I missed in 2002/03 and it still annoys me now. We played proper football back then. 

Will always be my personal favourite.  Incredible day out and result.  

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Swanage (a) in a pre-season friendly in, I think, summer 98. Great little ground and Carl Hutchings was unplayable. My walk to the Crow’s Nest for a beer mind was a bit of an unnecessary trek at half time. 

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Too many to mention when we were in the top tier of English football, but since then, and all for many, many different reasons ...

Bradford 1989: 0-1

Eastville 1983: 1-2

Pompey 1993: 2-3

Brum 1990: 0-4

Cardiff 2001: 1-3

Port Vale 2000: 1-2

Wrexham 2001: 0-2

Posh 2002: 1-3

Middlesbrough1993: 0-1

Stockport 2002: 1-4

Bournemouth 2000: 2-3

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Must mention 2 trips to Newport, the one when it could have been our final league game and another when the locals didn't seem to like me much and after hitting me to the ground decided they wanted to throw " the English b@@@@@d " through a shop window....luckily they missed!!

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Too many away days to put on here as many were a bit sketchy to say the least. Bolton away 1990 was just one long mad day. Millwall away a few times in the 80s at the Old Den was memorable. Newport, Hereford, Cardiff, Plymouth, Bournemouth, Walsall, Brum, Swansea, Forest in the Cup, Leicester in the Cup,  the list goes on.

Just to say, the away day was also about some of the great mates I have made which without them would not make the away day. Great memories. Stay safe all you Reds.

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Can’t remember the year but Scot Murray running down the side of pitch to us fans behind the goal  at NP. What a fantastic wind up to the Cardiff fans when he cupped his hand behind his ear......brilliant, brilliant result and day out. I’ll never forget it.

I always loved away days at NP. What a shit hole and the most hostile away ground ever. 

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Went to mabbutt 78 hat trick at man utd

The demolition of Birmingham 90

Rovers cup 83

Mansfield 5 4  02

Fulham tomlin 16

Cardiff Murray game 01

Old den bonfire night 90

Forest semi 89

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1 hour ago, Mike Hunt-Hertz said:

Away at Chester...1984. City started the great climb back!

My favourite away day too.didn't enjoy another visit there though as we got ambushed by a large mob by the river!

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Can't believe I missed the Bolton game, was following City everywhere at that time!

Personal favourites - 

Liverpool away, Tinman at the Kop end, then watching the Kop stay til the end and applaud us

Mansfield away 5-4, scenes scenes scenes, made even more memorable as my daughter lives there and every weekend when I visit, we pass the ground and the day comes flooding back

Bradford & Forest away, Littlewoods Cup, so many fans in the way ends at both, JJ was immense @ Valley Parade, the surging @ City Ground, Walshy shuffle

Leicester FA Cup 3rd round, Jacki, Jacki, Jacki - like an ice skater without skates, freezing conditions, red hot performance!  Made friends that day that are still friends til this day, even discovered we drank in the same pub in Hanham (Maypole)

For some bizarre reason I recall a group of us trying to set fire to a Rovers shirt in the away end @ Manor Ground Oxford one year, @Harrymight be able to help me here?!

Cardiff 3-1, super Scotty Murray - we all know the rest. Piss throwing?  Nah, better to take the piss!

Birmingham 4-0, 89/90 promotion season, my first understanding of some 'proper' boys in the away following (plenty there not for the football, shall we say!)

Swansea 5-0 on a wet Tues night, old Vetch Field, shit ground, great atmosphere! Super Bob Bob!

Rovers 4-2, Trumpton, 'on it' before the game in Bath, rocked up in a taxi right on kickoff, not sure how we made it through the turnstiles, Agostino, Seal, Ted Nugent et al.....up on the fences for each of the goals.

Too many I've forgotten, too many I can't remember!

Love an away day!!

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Anywhere when I saw City win for the first time, especially at places I'd never thought I'd see us win at such as Boro Sheffield United and Forest, but wins in our first season back in the 1st Division take the prize. It would be easy to highlight the win at Highbury on the opening but I pick the win at White Hart Lane. After trouble in the ground forced the police to corral us in a corner of a stand we watched a Hoddle inspired Spurs totally outplay us but fail to score. Sweet victory then as a rare attack saw us snatch the points in the dying minutes. 

Special mention must go to our win at Bolton in 78 though, when having seen the game live at Burnden Park I managed to get back to Gloucester Road, London just in time to see it on match of the day in the Ben Trueman bar at the tube station. I can still visualise the Jimmy Mann screamer to this day. 

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There have been a few but my favourite was probably;

10th January 2004

Meadow Lane, Notts County away.

It was Brian Tinnion’s 500th appearance for us, I decided to travel up alone on the day of the game. Lee Peacock put us ahead only for Tony Butler to score an OG to bring them level.

Heading for a draw as the game entered stoppage time, Tinman stood up a cross to the back stick where debutant (sub) Marc Goodfellow nodded in. Mental scenes in the away end. It was fantastic! 

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6 hours ago, mozo said:

Mansfield 4 v 5 City. Close the thread.

Don’t think that will ever be beaten in my days,as much as I loved the city win at at Cardiff with Murray taking the piss and a 4-4 at notts county when we were denied by a finger tip save last minute (stood behind the goal and its heading top corner but he somehow got fingertips to it) the Mansfield game will always live long in the memory 

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9 hours ago, BS4 on Tour... said:

Too many to mention when we were in the top tier of English football, but since then, and all for many, many different reasons ...

Bradford 1989: 0-1

Eastville 1983: 1-2

Pompey 1993: 2-3

Brum 1990: 0-4

Cardiff 2001: 1-3

Port Vale 2000: 1-2

Wrexham 2001: 0-2

Posh 2002: 1-3

Middlesbrough1993: 0-1

Stockport 2002: 1-4

Bournemouth 2000: 2-3

we beat boro away was the chant

at old ayrsome park

 

there was only 100-150 city there that day as I remember? And home end was quiet but still a great win

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"One nil diwn two one up we knocked rovers out the cup "

Eastville 83......sokd out away end so like a true tw*t i got tickts for myself and bro in law from the gas supporters shop on stapleton rd so ended up stood on the side that didnt burn down with all the gas...my bro in law shat himself when we scored the late winner and i went mental....no problems tho...several others in there celebrating as well..

 

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48 minutes ago, MattWSM said:

we beat boro away was the chant

at old ayrsome park

 

there was only 100-150 city there that day as I remember? And home end was quiet but still a great win

Tinnion penalty? I had travelled on my tod from Manchester. Didn't enjoy the walk back to the station.

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24 minutes ago, One Team In Keynsham said:

Tinnion penalty? I had travelled on my tod from Manchester. Didn't enjoy the walk back to the station.

yes I think so, would have to look back.  It was a very bleak day with weather and surroundings but great feeling for us. full steam straight back down the A1 to Papillons by midnight and Patrick refused entry 

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As I’ve said on previous similar threads,nothing beats the 2-1 win at Eastville,I think that was the day we had turned a corner.Great day from start to finish,we had joy,we had fun,we had Rovers on the run...............😇

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Brentford away, Boxing day 2003 (Losing play off final season). Had a call to go last minute, 1-0 down with about 20 mins to go, Fans started chanting for Lita, on he came. Scored two in about 5 mins, we won 2-1. Vaguely remember Cider and Wurzels in one of the pubs before and after as well? Great day. 

 

Torquay away as well, again Lita the star, Hat-trick (I think) although we didn't know he'd scored until he came running out of the fog, celebrating. Couldn't see the goal at the other end! 

 

First trip to Fleetwood away was decent as well, mainly because a group of us had stayed in Blackpool for the weekend, and obviously some good memories of Tinnion Park, including Christian Roberts and bricks at coach windows! 

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Going to Notts County with some college mates one of whom had alway banged on about Notts County so when they were relegated into Div 3 and playing us somebody suggested going because they knew I was a City fan.

We drove up in one car and as we got close to the centre we looked to the County fan to direct us.  He was a bit vague but we put this down to the fact that he didn't drive so didn't know the road system.

Eventually we got to the ground sometime after two.  We parked easily nearby and then began to wonder if we had the right day because nobody was about.  Then we noticed that the side of the ground we could see was red.  We walked towards it and could see through a window a picture of Brian Clough.  It was the Forest ground.

At that point, found out, this "diehard" Notts County fan had to admit that he'd never been to Meadow Lane or seen them play and has never been allowed to forget it since.  We left the car there and walked over the bridge.

City lost but we did have a bit of fun before the game when Stuart Naylor kept kicking balls up for us to knock about.

 

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13 hours ago, 1960maaan said:

Always my first thought when these threads pop up. Brilliant day, train up, ditch the police escort, on it all day . Fence being cut, Cooper nearly being dropped out of the stand, just one long day of fun.... oh and we won.

 

Pisa, is always next , City in Europe who would have thunk it.

Leicester in the cup, we were half way to watch Spurs thanks to radio Bristol saying the game was off. 

Swansea 5-0

Sunderland 3-1, in Chester le Street for opening time . 

Beating Millwall at the Old Den, and coming back with all out windows

Derby 4-3

Carlisle 3-0 , Tommy Doc having a stormer. I worked Friday night home at 5:30, picked up at 6am and in the Services outside Carlisle by 10. Win and back to Blackpool.

G*s at Eastville 4-1, my first League derby.

Loved Man City in the cup.

Really so many, shame I don't get to so many now.

 

I remember passing a coach of some glory hunters (Liverpool, I think), who were all quite staid. Our lot, on the other hand, were going mental, gesticulating, mooning, taking the piss. We were only Div 4, but it meant far more to us to get that lowly promotion!

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33 minutes ago, Eddie Hitler said:

Going to Notts County with some college mates one of whom had alway banged on about Notts County so when they were relegated into Div 3 and playing us somebody suggested going because they knew I was a City fan.

We drove up in one car and as we got close to the centre we looked to the County fan to direct us.  He was a bit vague but we put this down to the fact that he didn't drive so didn't know the road system.

Eventually we got to the ground sometime after two.  We parked easily nearby and then began to wonder if we had the right day because nobody was about.  Then we noticed that the side of the ground we could see was red.  We walked towards it and could see through a window a picture of Brian Clough.  It was the Forest ground.

At that point, found out, this "diehard" Notts County fan had to admit that he'd never been to Meadow Lane or seen them play and has never been allowed to forget it since.  We left the car there and walked over the bridge.

City lost but we did have a bit of fun before the game when Stuart Naylor kept kicking balls up for us to knock about.

 

What an odd team to lie about supporting!

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15 minutes ago, redsince1994 said:

What an odd team to lie about supporting!

He was from just outside Nottingham and didn't like Clough was why it was Notts County.

I think he actually was a fan but wasn't sufficiently interested to ever watch them!

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3 hours ago, MattWSM said:

we beat boro away was the chant

at old ayrsome park

 

there was only 100-150 city there that day as I remember? And home end was quiet but still a great win

Was that the tinman penalty?  If so, I was there.  A Boro supporter ran on to the pitch and ripped his ST up. 

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