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12 hours ago, Alan Ramage 4 EVA said:

A little story from the 70s I was about 13 so in 1973 or roundabouts that year .

Derby played leads at home on a Saturday,the following Monday rumours started to circulate. Two school mates who both had older brothers that occasionally dabbled in the then common practice of football hooliganism. The two lads brothers had attended the match and after the game . Driven down Osmaston road ? in a mark 2 Cortina rather quickly, one held the passengers door open with his feet as they drove  very closely past the leads fans under escort back to Pear tree station. When they got to the other side of the police escort the door was SO buckled and bent it would NOT shut ! 

Wish I had a Mark 2 Cortina now !

Anyone else miss those good old days, when you were likely to get smashed up for the audacity of going to watch your favourite team play. Simple, less complicated times. Jeez.

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53 minutes ago, i-Ram said:

Anyone else miss those good old days, when you were likely to get smashed up for the audacity of going to watch your favourite team play. Simple, less complicated times. Jeez.

Ahhhh, you just brought back the sights and sounds of the 70s.....the dull thud of polished ox blood docs pounding the pavements, the crunch of glass from scores of flying bottles, the whizz of a dart flashing past your ear on the way to embedding itself in a police horses arse, the rise and fall of sirens and flashing lights rising to a cacophony of haka like screaming as the mobs ran back and forth in their tribal war dances.....

whats not to like!!!!

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3 hours ago, Alan Ramage 4 EVA said:

You might be correct we used to catch a bus on the bridge on Osmaston road just before Litchurch lane there used to be some gents toilets there .The away fans used to be escorted down  Osmaston road away from town so towards Cotton lane (would the escort go down Cotton Lane to the station )

I have been trying to find out about these "legends " One died a few years ago But I have found the other on F B  

I will try and do some tactful digging 

They used to park the coaches at the back of cotton lane cop shop.

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3 hours ago, Alan Ramage 4 EVA said:

You might be correct we used to catch a bus on the bridge on Osmaston road just before Litchurch lane there used to be some gents toilets there .The away fans used to be escorted down  Osmaston road away from town so towards Cotton lane (would the escort go down Cotton Lane to the station )

I have been trying to find out about these "legends " One died a few years ago But I have found the other on F B  

I will try and do some tactful digging 

The toilets were on Bateman Street just off the junction with Ossie Road.

it was a flashpoint there as the away fans escort came over the bridge toward the station.

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7 hours ago, Alan Ramage 4 EVA said:

Yes they did take away fans that way but before there was another station near the BBG used for away fans

They built a platform near Peartree station called Rams Halt (I think) but it only got used for one game.

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On 09/01/2019 at 19:18, Duracell said:

Can’t belibe grown men still talk about away attendances. 

Especially when all 10k Bournemouth fans look down and giggle away us clutching like fook at any straw possible to cover up long lasting failures at the "big clubs" in the EFL. It means nowt.

 

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6 hours ago, uttoxram75 said:

Ahhhh, you just brought back the sights and sounds of the 70s.....the dull thud of polished ox blood docs pounding the pavements, the crunch of glass from scores of flying bottles, the whizz of a dart flashing past your ear on the way to embedding itself in a police horses arse, the rise and fall of sirens and flashing lights rising to a cacophony of haka like screaming as the mobs ran back and forth in their tribal war dances.....

whats not to like!!!!

Sing up........

 

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