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Best ever atmosphere at an away game you attended

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21 hours ago, Roboram said:

This is a cracking thread & as I’m now in my 60th year I remember some brilliant away days of years gone by just like my fellow oldies who have already posted.

Any away victory at the city Ground is bound to be accompanied by a fantastic atmosphere in our end. In my lifetime these have only ever happened when a Clough has managed us. The 3-2 cup game & the 10 men were fantastic but one that sticks in my mind for atmosphere from yesteryear wasn’t a victory but the 1-1 draw on Boxing Day 1978 (hark now hear ... etc). We were a detiorating team under our worst ever manager, Tommy Docherty, whilst they were league champions who went on to be European cup winners that same season. 

On police advice the match kicked off at 11am & was all ticket, both rare in the day. There were around 8000 Rams on the old east terrace (replaced a few years later by the the BC stand). Their idiots in the Trent end were throwing coins & all sorts of other stuff at us when Gerry Daly stuck a penalty past Shilton just on half time & the match eventually ended  1-1. I remember the atmosphere in our section being electric, it was one of the first times we sung ‘we are Derby, we are Derby ...’ & it lasted the whole of the second half.

I also remember many of the other games already mentioned, especially the Sheffield United games in the 80s. But we also had around 8-10k at Hillsborough in ‘86 & ‘87 for cup games, both night time FA cup ties, both cracking atmospheres but both ended in defeats so aren’t remembered so readily.

The big ones for me though always ended up being Leicester away. I remember some of those mentioned already, as well as some others that haven’t  (eg. 1-0 night match, league cup 1978) 

However, the 0-0 draw at Filbert Street in 1975 will live with me forever. It was a candidate for worst match ever but the result meant we were all but champions —- again!!. There were at least 10,000 of us crammed onto their poxy side terrace with a few thousand more locked outside. My ear drums were exploding with the noise made by our lot. At the final whistle when the other results came over the tannoy we knew we’d all but made it & stormed onto the pitch with our flags, banners & silk scarves.

Happy days !!

Forgot about Boxing Day 78 game.

Derby fans in the Trent End etc. Also looking at my pas Diaries I add a good time at Cambridge in 1980 and Bournemouth 84!

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No, the FA Cup game (Rob Hindmarsh) was in ‘86 when we were 3rd division. The ‘87 game (Phil Gee) was when we were on our way to the 2nd division title.

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1980 v Bristol City away in 3rd round FA Cup. 3,500 Rams taunting the home fans with 2:6! 2:6, 2:6! 2:6 and Roger Davies staring in admiration at the away end with his hands on his hips and a look of dis-belief. 🤪

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Norwich away, last game of season, when Derby already relegated. Chants of 'Swindlehurst and Biley' and at the end, we were 'locked in' and we all sat down on the terraces and sang 'We shall not be moved'.

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Maracana. Brasil circa. 97. When Brasil scored it felt like there was an earthquake.

In fact it was just a very old stadium on the verge of a catastrophe!!

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23 hours ago, Roboram said:

No, the FA Cup game (Rob Hindmarsh) was in ‘86 when we were 3rd division. The ‘87 game (Phil Gee) was when we were on our way to the 2nd division title.

I find it very difficult to distinguish between those 2 games, they've basically merged in to 1. It was 2-0 and there was about 25,000 Rams there 🙂

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13 hours ago, ShoreRam said:

I find it very difficult to distinguish between those 2 games, they've basically merged in to 1. It was 2-0 and there was about 25,000 Rams there 🙂

I can still see Phil Gee running towards goal (of which about 10k Rams fans' were behind) he got closer and closer then pegged it through John Burridges legs and into the onion bag! Yeeessssssssss!!! Four king magic! Ahhhh yesteryear eh!!?

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