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7 minutes ago, ralphindevon said:

Having read Ska Junkies post I'm just glad I've been lucky enough to come home in one piece after over 40 years of away games. There's certainly been a few close scrapes.

Nothing on the pitch will come as depressing as 02/05/90 

More recently, last season at Luton had bad tactics, players out of form and an embarrassing section of our own fans, so that wasn't a barrel of laughs.

I was there on 2nd May 1990 too, must be me. 

What happened to us was extremely unlucky, that's how I handle it to this day. Could have been anyone but, unfortunately for us, it was us that were jumped. The results were extremely sad but we have no choice but to move on. I'll despise Brentford until the day I shuffle off this earth though.

 

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2 minutes ago, Ska Junkie said:

I was there on 2nd May 1990 too, must be me. 

What happened to us was extremely unlucky, that's how I handle it to this day. Could have been anyone but, unfortunately for us, it was us that were jumped. The results were extremely sad but we have no choice but to move on. I'll despise Brentford until the day I shuffle off this earth though.

I'm guessing we've shared a few away ends over the years and seen a fair bit of trouble back in the day but getting jumped like that is as you say extremely unlucky and sickening. I don't blame you holding a grudge against Brentford and I expect Chelsea too.

Glad you were able to move on, hopefully we'll get to see our best away day ever in the not too distant future 

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1 minute ago, ralphindevon said:

I'm guessing we've shared a few away ends over the years and seen a fair bit of trouble back in the day but getting jumped like that is as you say extremely unlucky and sickening. I don't blame you holding a grudge against Brentford and I expect Chelsea too.

Glad you were able to move on, hopefully we'll get to see our best away day ever in the not too distant future 

It would have to beat Highbury and Highfield Rd for me Ralph but we live in hope! 👍

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Come to think.of it, I remember us getting smashed at Blackpool last game of the season. 5-0 I think..

That was an awful day

8 minutes ago, allyolly said:

Blackpool away 2002 when we had a pretty good chance of the play offs but needed to get something from the game. 4 - 0 down at half time and lost 5 - 1. 
 

Any away game v Wolves too. 

You stole my thunder!!! 😆, I thought it was 5-0, but I'm sure you're right 

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Much more recent one, 5-0 loss to villa a couple of years ago on New Year’s Day. Absolutely despise villas fans and seeing them enjoy themselves as we capitulated on the pitch in front of them was awful. Tried to leave early but the car was boxed in by other cars at the car park, so ended up sitting in the car park for almost 45 mins until the last smug brummy came to move their car around us. Not a good start to that year. 

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1 hour ago, allyolly said:

Blackpool away 2002 when we had a pretty good chance of the play offs but needed to get something from the game. 4 - 0 down at half time and lost 5 - 1. 
 

Any away game v Wolves too. 

Indeed another Blackpool away game for me, mid feb late 1990’s freezing, peeing it down, awful

 

Wigan away when Danny Coles got sent off was another FFS, ditto Brighton at Mem Stad. 

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1 hour ago, Matthew me said:

Come to think.of it, I remember us getting smashed at Blackpool last game of the season. 5-0 I think..

That was an awful day

You stole my thunder!!! 😆, I thought it was 5-0, but I'm sure you're right 

There was definitely a 5 - 0 defeat at Blackpool. Think that was Millen’s last game in charge, obviously quite a few years later. 

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Northampton 7 City 1

19 Sep 1982

We were refunded  £1 of our entry fee because of the restricted view (basically in a huge cage at the Northamptonshire cricket ground where they used to play). We should have paid them for not being able to see two sending off and 7 goals conceded.

Thinking about it I may be getting two different trips to Northampton mixed up (the refund may have come at a later defeat) but either way it was a crap place to go.

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Most scared ive ever been at a away game, was when we lost 3 2 to barnet, in the cup under tinnion.

This bloke got on the tube, and started showing me what he had bought shopping that day, im pretty sure he had been to soho.

Then he asked me would i like to come back to his house for a tarot card reading, i got up and legged it at finsbury park.

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10 hours ago, Riaz said:

QPR away.

was in a pub on Shepherd’s Bush before the game. Police for some reason surround the pub and then insisted on escorting all the city fans in the pub, to the ground... the longest route possible! Should have taken 10-15 minutes. Took about an hour.

Missed the first half hour, by which time we were 3 nil down.....

Reckon I was in the same pub! Met Police were complete 🛎️ends that day. Kettling, provoking, covered numbers - all the old tricks.

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10 hours ago, Lanterne Rouge said:

Dunno if it counts but Brighton at the Millennium takes some beating for shit days out.............................

 

Tranmere away on a Friday night in pouring rain and we lost 6-0.

Brighton definitely counts (and still hurts) and yes I was at Tranmere too!

Blackpool away when we could have got in the play offs but didn’t turn up. 

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Cardiff pre-segregation. Lost, I think, 1-0. While everyone else was chased off the Grange Town End, we for some bizarre reason stayed, were identified and suffered for the full 90 minutes. 

The capitulation to Brighton in Cardiff, who were their for the taking, who’s fans were far more concerned about their ground situation, was majorly depressing and sums up our unerring ability to always snatch defeat from the jaws of victory.

 

Overall though, the likes of ‘those’ trips to Highfield Road, Highbury and Forest’s City Ground, not forgetting Eastville,  more than make up for the odd bad ‘un.

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Can't remember the year (90's) but we had Preston away last game of the season and iirc we needed to win to clinch the title/promotion.

Didn't have a ticket but thought we could get one at the ground. Unfortunately, it was sold out and nobody had one for sale anywhere.

The pubs were shut so me and 1 of the guys i went up with (the other 2 already had tickets) went back to the car to listen to the game on the radio only to find the only game on local radio was Burnley v Gas.

City lost 2-0 (?) and we lost one of our mates. Spent hours driving around trying to find him (none of us owned mobiles) going to police stations and hospitals etc. 

Eventually got back to our local at 10:45 to find our mate in the bar drunk. He couldn't find our motor so just jumped on a minibus and went home.

Terrible day all round.

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4 hours ago, CiderJar said:

Northampton 7 City 1

19 Sep 1982

We were refunded  £1 of our entry fee because of the restricted view (basically in a huge cage at the Northamptonshire cricket ground where they used to play). We should have paid them for not being able to see two sending off and 7 goals conceded.

Thinking about it I may be getting two different trips to Northampton mixed up (the refund may have come at a later defeat) but either way it was a crap place to go.

Got unceremoniously put of my arse from a great height by a copper whilst trying to climb out of that cage, then on the way home got involved with a couple of Northampton fans at the train station and came a distant second. Bruised and fed up all the way home to WSM.

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2 minutes ago, RED4LIFE said:

Can't remember the year (90's) but we had Preston away last game of the season and iirc we needed to win to clinch the title/promotion.

Didn't have a ticket but thought we could get one at the ground. Unfortunately, it was sold out and nobody had one for sale anywhere.

The pubs were shut so me and 1 of the guys i went up with (the other 2 already had tickets) went back to the car to listen to the game on the radio only to find the only game on local radio was Burnley v Gas.

City lost 2-0 (?) and we lost one of our mates. Spent hours driving around trying to find him (none of us owned mobiles) going to police stations and hospitals etc. 

Eventually got back to our local at 10:45 to find our mate in the bar drunk. He couldn't find our motor so just jumped on a minibus and went home.

Terrible day all round.

1-2 defeat if it's the one I am thinking of: 1997/8. All 3 goals in the first 10-20 minutes from what I recall.

12 hours ago, Vincent Vega said:

Luton away last season will take some beating. 

Luton away under Tinnion, 0-5 defeat, was not a barrel of laughs.

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10 hours ago, allyolly said:

Blackpool away 2002 when we had a pretty good chance of the play offs but needed to get something from the game. 4 - 0 down at half time and lost 5 - 1. 
 

Any away game v Wolves too. 

Last away game of the season, I think?  Huge turn out and that sort of performance. Wilson should have gone at the end of that season really - we had too many shit away days like that under his tenure.

Stoke 2008 was defo a bad one.  Also Chesterfield away one year where Tins ended up in goal? Again DW era where we'd routinely get dicked by poor sides away from home.  

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1 minute ago, One Team In Keynsham said:

1-2 defeat if it's the one I am thinking of: 1997/8. All 3 goals in the first 10-20 minutes from what I recall.

Yep, we needed the win for the championship. Having already sold Goater we were pretty light up front.  McCarthy scored the goal for us then injured himself in the celebration. Not a good day. 

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9 hours ago, Geevy said:

Much more recent one, 5-0 loss to villa a couple of years ago on New Year’s Day. Absolutely despise villas fans and seeing them enjoy themselves as we capitulated on the pitch in front of them was awful. Tried to leave early but the car was boxed in by other cars at the car park, so ended up sitting in the car park for almost 45 mins until the last smug brummy came to move their car around us. Not a good start to that year. 

Yeah that was a poor day for me too. I was up there with some mates. I was on my own in the away end while 4 of them were in the home end. I had to spend the rest of the evening with them... 2 Villa fans, 1 Brentford fan and a gashead. 

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21 minutes ago, TomF said:

Last away game of the season, I think?  Huge turn out and that sort of performance. Wilson should have gone at the end of that season really - we had too many shit away days like that under his tenure.

Stoke 2008 was defo a bad one.  Also Chesterfield away one year where Tins ended up in goal? Again DW era where we'd routinely get dicked by poor sides away from home.  

We were truly terrible away from home against sides below 10th under DW. 

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Rovers away losing 1-0 in that LDV area final. probably the worst feeling i've had at a game. will stay with me forever.

Swansea away losing 7-1 was pretty bad. bubble game and all that malark that goes with it topped it off.

Millwall away losing 1-0 as the OP mentioned. had exactly the same experience, was a terrible day. the following game was Rotherham at home 3-1, so made up for it.

 

also this

11 hours ago, Northern Red said:

Chesterfield at their old ground on a cold, wet midweek night during the losing run at the start of GJ's reign. We had a team full of loanees, put in an appalling performance and got beat 3-0.

and also this

11 hours ago, allyolly said:

Any away game v Wolves too. 

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3 hours ago, BS5_RED said:

Reckon I was in the same pub! Met Police were complete 🛎️ends that day. Kettling, provoking, covered numbers - all the old tricks.

Remember it well. Strolled out of the Walkabout in Shepherd’s Bush and a copper threw us in the herd, breaking two of my fingers in the process. Complete 🐔s

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1 hour ago, TomF said:

Yep, we needed the win for the championship. Having already sold Goater we were pretty light up front.  McCarthy scored the goal for us then injured himself in the celebration. Not a good day. 

Pretty sure if my memory serves me right we had to better Watford’s result to win the title, having gone on a slump after selling Goater on deadline day, so the defeat was academic in the end as Watford won.

McCarthy scored his only goal for us in that game to give us the lead & then as you said did a hilarious celebration which involved some completely inappropriate attempt at gymnastics for someone so portly. Also remember he had lost his father in the week leading up to the game, so although he was pretty rubbish, I always thought that took some bollocks to play, for a bloke who was only on loan & left us immediately afterwards.

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