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brentford v city match day thread

arthur

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I was there for that one.
My brother used to live in Ealing so his place was a convenient base camp for matches at Griffin Park.
I think we sat down that day in a stand high above one of the goals.
I remember Fleetwood scoring for us and I vaguely remembered the match ended in a draw.
So I’ve just looked up the details but hadn’t recalled that their equalizer was so late in the game.
At least we got a point though.
I watched us once from the main grandstand there many years earlier when we were drubbed 4:0.
And that came in the same 1982/83 season I saw them stick 7 passed us at SJP!
I missed that one, but I'd been to earlier encounters at Griffin Park. Favourite moment was the chant at an impassive steward watching over us "Smile in a minute, you're gonna smile in a minute" until we realised he didn't speak English...
 

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Yep, loved that one too. Remember going into one of the four corner pubs after the game, I think only two of them are there now?
Thought that was a great old ground.
 

Devon Red

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One of my favourite away days. Can't beat an away day in the capital and I am I right in thinking we had 1800 fans there? Amazing atmosphere.
 

iscalad

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Was this the one where Harley put a sublime through ball to Fleetwood to score? If so I was there.
 

wiveygrecian

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Was this the one where Harley put a sublime through ball to Fleetwood to score? If so I was there.
Yes that’s the one , Paul Jones saved a second half penalty as well
 

iscalad

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Yes that’s the one , Paul Jones saved a second half penalty as well
Ah, I was sat in the stand above that standing section.
 

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Ah, I was sat in the stand above that standing section.
With smallest leg room I have ever experienced
 

grecIAN Harris

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15 years ago today. One of my favourite awaydays. It was LOUD.
I was convinced that had we won that game we would have gone on to win the League.
 

Super Ronnie Jepson

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One of my favourite away days. Can't beat an away day in the capital and I am I right in thinking we had 1800 fans there? Amazing atmosphere.
Yes 1800ish and for that reason there was a load of plod outside after.
 

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Good to meet so many exewebbers, many for the first time and a great turnout by the City fans as a whole.
Don't recall much about the game (although it appears I was paying attention)! I do recall the atmosphere on the terrace being superb.
Main memory is of drinking in the corner bars beforehand, & meeting up with Po*ltice & Mackster - were you there Sturtz? Po*ltice took it upon himself to beguile a full cohort of jamblets with a continous spiel of "anecdotes" told in "colourful" prose. I don't think I'd ever seen my kids so rapt 🤣

(the frequently banned one is now so completely non grata around these parts that his name gets asterisked out - sort it out Modalethorpes 😁)
 
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