13:23, Wed 13 Jun
Opening game of the season at Maine Rd? I was in the seats opposite having learned the hard way the season before. I was shocked to see the kippax was royal blue. And stayed that way for the whole match.

Baseball Ground was always a mickey take by Blues. Anyone remember the pratt in the yellow trousers? Had his very own edition of No Hiding Place after the match.

Yep. Brilliant times.
13:28, Wed 13 Jun
One Riley
Opening game of the season at Maine Rd? I was in the seats opposite having learned the hard way the season before. I was shocked to see the kippax was royal blue. And stayed that way for the whole match.

Baseball Ground was always a mickey take by Blues. Anyone remember the pratt in the yellow trousers? Had his very own edition of No Hiding Place after the match.

Yep. Brilliant times.
I think we all thought we were on the verge of finally becoming a top club ,then it all went wrong after the sale of Latchford.
13:33, Wed 13 Jun
But we didn't actually throw in the towel until 84 .... when we bought K3n 4rmstrong
Southside Blue , not only keeping the blues alive but also singlehandedly saving the British Manufacturing Industry .
DES
18:48, Wed 13 Jun
Alum rocker yes that league game at hills borough was pretty frantic on the terraces for last fifteen mins as we were giving Sheffield fans proper abuse!
Walk back into town was running battle and it’s a bloody long way!
Kro
18:49, Wed 13 Jun
Southside Blue
But we didn't actually throw in the towel until 84 .... when we bought K3n 4rmstrong
Never realised until I went on Wiki that he never played a single game for Walsall as he bosted his ankle and that he went on to be a social worker
8-)
19:01, Wed 13 Jun
Sorry but the socks on the yellow red and black kit are wrong. As I remember they were hooped yellow, red and black and dazzled in the floodlights.
DES
19:05, Wed 13 Jun
Feb 14th 1974, that’s when we sold our hero for Kendal worst full back imaginable ( Archie styles) and thirty pieces of silver!
Kro
19:07, Wed 13 Jun
Alum Rocker
Thought Hatton got one of the goals at Sheffield Wednesday. The equaliser I think


Yes, you are quite right.....Hatton did score first, Trevor got the winner and was mobbed by Blues fans at the end

Always remember the plod separating supporters in the big open end,leaving to surround the pitch ten minutes before the end, and a spot of mayhem following. Different era.


me and a mate were attacked by Sheffield United fans on that terrace , there were fans of other Yorkshire clubs there including Leeds.....Leeds fans had taken a right hammering from Blues during the FA Cup semi final earlier that month when the Police made the ridiculous and daft decision to escort about 500 of them from their overcrowded Leppings Lane end (that's the same stand used in the Tragedy of 89) into the open terrace at the opposite end where Blues had been allocated all the ticket


remember both those games like yesterdfasy…...I was at that famous Manchester City / storming of the Kippax too.....that was the opening game of the 1973/74 season......Hatton again scored for Blues, I think Rodney Marsh scored one or maybe two for them, they had Denis Law in their side too , we again played in the red penguin that day …..still think red is an unlucky colour for us to this day



KRO
DES
19:12, Wed 13 Jun
Hurricane here’s a question!
Why didn’t we play in red penguin at orient? We played in White that night.
Kro
19:18, Wed 13 Jun
Alum Rocker
Thought Hatton got one of the goals at Sheffield Wednesday. The equaliser I think

Always remember the plod separating supporters in the big open end,leaving to surround the pitch ten minutes before the end, and a spot of mayhem following. Different era.

Other thing about then was the team that stated the next season in the top flight was pretty much the same one. Nowadays half the team is replaced.

Yeah, seem to remember Hatton scoring that day. For me, 71-72 was the most exciting season of my 50 odd years of suporting the team, but then again, I was only a kid. Something I read recently about that season- we played 53 games and Roger Hynd and Bob Latchford played in all of them.
19:20, Wed 13 Jun
DES
As I remember the white kit was used during the FA Cup run. I agree we did ware the white kit at Orient.
The Millwall fans tried to get the game abandoned towards the end and the Blues fans surrounded the pitch to stop them getting on the pitch.
19:24, Wed 13 Jun
DES
DES
Hurricane here’s a question!
Why didn’t we play in red penguin at orient? We played in White that night.
Kro

Orient were playing in their usual red , Des



(tu)
19:26, Wed 13 Jun
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19:27, Wed 13 Jun
I think one of the best scenes was thousands of Blues fans coming out of Piccadilly station and filling the whole of the road, pavements the load, down to the bottom of the hill. God we were run back to the station after the 3-1 defeat.
DES
20:25, Wed 13 Jun
The Hurricane
DES
Hurricane here’s a question!
Why didn’t we play in red penguin at orient? We played in White that night.
Kro

Orient were playing in their usual red , Des

Then why didn’t we play in blue penguin! I’m confused
Kro



(tu)
20:48, Wed 13 Jun
DES
We'd played in all white up at Hillsborough just before , Des

I guess the club felt like using it again as a lucky omen

It was a night game too.....maybe it was to take the p*** out of Millwall as their first choice kit was all white as well...LOL

I'd swear there were actually more Millwall fans than Orient that night …..Chaotic night.....the pre match hoax bomb scare even made News At Ten …..Trevor Macdonald, the butt of many a Lenny Henry gag

One thing that always sticks in my mind ...….we just made the last regular train out of Euston back to New St with seconds to spare....think it was 1115 or 1125 pm



KRO
21:27, Wed 13 Jun
DES
Agreed, never really recovereld from that. I don’t know if it’s anecdotal or not but Bob Latchford was said to be so bitter about the sale he disowned Blues and never attended any reunions although he was/is a regular at Everton events.
DES
21:30, Wed 13 Jun
Spion, he certainly took to life at Everton where they have him down as a lege!
Sadly for us he scored more goals for them than for us.
Here’s a fact! Between 72 & 81 he scored more top division goals than ANYONE ELSE!
Kro
22:04, Wed 13 Jun
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22:05, Wed 13 Jun
DES
Pat Phelan on Corrie has mentioned Bob Latchford more than once ...
Southside Blue , not only keeping the blues alive but also singlehandedly saving the British Manufacturing Industry .