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[Albion] If you could go back in time and attend ANY BHAFC fixture, which one would you choose?







albionalba

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Aug 31, 2023
78
sadly in Scotland
The 1-1 cup draw at home with Man U - 23.9.92 (now immortalised as Beckham debut). Can still watch it on YouTube and dream of Goldstone days followed by fish and chips and drive home to Hastings......Especially remember carrying our wooden hop up stool in through the turnstiles for my son to reach the right height on the terrace (imagine trying that now). Now he's in Melbourne and I'm in Scotland and can only get to the Amex when EasyJet to LGW works, so our in-match chat is usually on WhatsApp.....
 


Mustafa II

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Oct 14, 2022
1,241
Hove
Would have to be the Millennium Stadium playoff final for me.

30,000 Albion fans celebrating an incredible result at the end of an unlikely journey against what at the time was a bigger club, against all odds, was a phenomenal experience. A spectacular day. Wasn't a bad game of football either.
 








Comrade Sam

Comrade Sam
Jan 31, 2013
1,579
Walthamstow
Would it be the same knowing the outcome. I often daydream that I'd only attend away games we won - but it would be as predictable as following Man City.
Saying that FA cup semi V Sheff Wed.
 




nwgull

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Jul 25, 2003
13,763
Manchester
Anyone who says Hereford clearly wasn't there. It was horrendous: Terrible view from that shallow terrace and we played terribly causing absolute despair for about an hour and then 30 mins of the most unbearable tension ever. With minutes to go, the sight of their bloke up the other end of the pitch with just Ormerod to beat before lobbing it straight into his arms was heart-stopping. I can't remember if Maskell had that chance to make it 2-1 before or after that close shave, but I think it was our only other decent chance in the game. I never want to repeat that experience in such a high-stakes game.

In terms of going back to games I was at to re-live the feeling, it'd have to be QPR away in 2017, as that was the result that made me certain we were going up to the Premier League - what a week of results that was!

If it's games that I wish I'd been to, I'd have loved to have been there for Sheffield Wednesay 2-1 win with 10 men. I went mental in my living room when Knocky smashed in that late winner; I can't imagine what the atmosphere was like at the Amex.
 
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Wallace

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Nov 9, 2016
125
Hereford, I'd been to so many games over that previous couple of seasons but I'd just started a job where I had to work Saturdays so I missed it. Gutted.
 


Arkwright

Arkwright
Oct 26, 2010
2,790
Caterham, Surrey
I can probably say this for far too many games over the years but as an over excited nineteen year I enjoyed the Duke of York at Victoria too much and the rest of the day was bit of a blur.
I'd love to turn the clock back.
 


Carshalton Seagull

New member
May 18, 2004
28
Sompting
1958 Watford home (I hadn’t been born)
1972 Rochdale home (my first season but no chance of a ticket)
1979 Newcastle away (couldn’t get out of my Saturday job in Boots although I did key the price of Jane Warner’s tampax into my till)
You didn’t need a ticket Crispy. It was queue and pay at the turnstiles. Hence, absolutely rammed. Great atmosphere but if memory serves me right, poor game with 1-1 draw saw us promoted and Rochdale avoid relegation
 




HangletonGull

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Apr 10, 2023
1,374
Anyone who says Hereford clearly wasn't there. It was horrendous: Terrible view from that shallow terrace and we played terribly causing absolute despair for about an hour and then 30 mins of the most unbearable tension ever. With minutes to go, the sight of their bloke up the other end of the pitch with just Ormerod to beat before lobbing it straight into his arms was heart-stopping. I can't remember if Maskell had that chance to make it 2-1 before or after that close shave, but I think it was our only other decent chance in the game. I never want to repeat that experience in such a high-stakes game.

In terms of going back to games I was at to re-live the feeling, it'd have to be QPR away in 2017, as that was the result that made me certain we were going up to the Premier League - what a week of results that was!

If it's games that I wish I'd been to, I'd have loved to have been there for Sheffield Wednesay 2-1 win with 10 men. I went mental in my living room when Knocky smashed in that late winner; I can't imagine what the atmosphere was like at the Amex.
I can absolutely assure I was at Hereford
 




jabba

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Jul 15, 2009
1,322
York
Of the games I've been to Semi-final '83 at Highbury. Just magic. Plus the U-21 game at The Goldstone where Ward got a hat-trick. I'd have found myself and given me some good advice. Of ones I've missed, maybe away at Anfield in that '83 cup run.
 






Crispy Ambulance

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May 27, 2010
2,415
Burgess Hill
You didn’t need a ticket Crispy. It was queue and pay at the turnstiles. Hence, absolutely rammed. Great atmosphere but if memory serves me right, poor game with 1-1 draw saw us promoted and Rochdale avoid relegation
Ah, of course. Absolutely no chance my Dad was going to let me be in a crowd that size and I think it was midweek so that put the mockers on it.
 


pasty

A different kind of pasty
Jul 5, 2003
30,274
West, West, West Sussex
Cup Final. Was in RAF at the time and had a ticket but Sgt Woods refused my leave application so missed it 🤬

Never forgiven the bastard.
 






Lincolnshire Seagull

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Jul 9, 2009
762
You didn’t need a ticket Crispy. It was queue and pay at the turnstiles. Hence, absolutely rammed. Great atmosphere but if memory serves me right, poor game with 1-1 draw saw us promoted and Rochdale avoid relegation
Correct. Not much action in the last 15 minutes of the match as both teams had what they needed.
 


Dancin Ninja BHA

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Jul 6, 2003
2,202
Part of me wants to say Hereford, just for the bundle at 1-1 and the sheer relief at the final whistle

But, but, but it was SO nerve-wracking. Chain smoked 4 fags aLone at half-time, I kid you not.

I think I'd like to go back to the same season and re-watch live Fans Utd vs Hartlepool or the 4-4 Leyton Orient / Scott McGleish game (as I missed it first time around as at the theatre in London with an ex! :confused: )

Anyone who says the Millennium Stadium game needs their head examined if you ask me!!!! So BORING!!!!!
 


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