Actual punch landed on pitch

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My wife was watching the Bournemouth match with me which is a very rare occurrence and she was mostly texting . When there was a ruckus with some pushing and shoving she asked why they do it if nobody really punches anyone. anyone remember when someone actually landed a real punch
 
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The QPR fan who foolishly wandered around the pitch to confront the Brum Scum fans behind the goal at Loftus Road. Now that was a punch...
 

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Forgot Paul Robert’s , Punched at the Den by fan who ran on pitch to punch the former Millwall player who celebrated a Bees winner with a clenched fist towards the Millwall directors box . Same player also got a slap at GP by a Bees fan when taking a throw in for Southend .
 

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70's and 80's. Brian Clough, Franny Lee, Norman (bites your legs) Hunter etc.
 

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Terry Bullivant landed a neat right hook on a Swansea player at the Vetch Field many years ago, probably mid 80's.
 

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The QPR fan who foolishly wandered around the pitch to confront the Brum Scum fans behind the goal at Loftus Road. Now that was a punch...
That is classic. a nothing punch too.
 

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Is there any footage of that
I think that’s the nub of the matter. All the instances quoted are now in the dim and distant, watched by a few locals, less aways, and the St John’s
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Too many cameras everywhere today for much other than posturing/handbags.
I suspect this wasn’t the beginning of their long-running TV partnership!
 

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Roger Cross took out a Reading player with a great left hook at GP in the mid 70's happened right in front of me, as a then 10 year old he became my instant hero
 

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zidane has to be the most famous act of violence on a football pitch surely?

Punches? Tough one. Too many people frightened nowadays that they can’t post on Instagram for a few weeks with a risk of a black eye

Bowyer and Dyer?
 

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Chic Brodie booted the ball up field and carried on running while everyone was following the ball and chinned the opposing centre forward leaving him laid out while he peddled back to his goal area.Got away with it Oh how we laughed in the Oak end
 

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Roger Cross took out a Reading player with a great left hook at GP in the mid 70's happened right in front of me, as a then 10 year old he became my instant hero
If this was 75/76 You must have been standing a few feet from me.

The replays in my memory show Roger Cross being flicked in the face as he chased a ball into touch. Retribution was a forearm smash across the defenders shoulders. The reprobate who instigated the disagreement crumpled to his knees.

I was outraged when RC was sent off, simply for the swift application of justice.

Could well be the first ever instance of political correctness gone mad.
 

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Welterweight content between Higgi and a Shrews player in 1964. I think both got sent off which was quite something in those days.
 

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If this was 75/76 You must have been standing a few feet from me.

The replays in my memory show Roger Cross being flicked in the face as he chased a ball into touch. Retribution was a forearm smash across the defenders shoulders. The reprobate who instigated the disagreement crumpled to his knees.

I was outraged when RC was sent off, simply for the swift application of justice.

Could well be the first ever instance of political correctness gone mad.
It's weird how memory plays tricks with our mind, I remember it as a left hand sideways hook straight into the side of the players face, I was in the Braemar paddock when it happened, the Reading player went like a sack of spuds
 

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Forgot Paul Robert’s , Punched at the Den by fan who ran on pitch to punch the former Millwall player who celebrated a Bees winner with a clenched fist towards the Millwall directors box . Same player also got a slap at GP by a Bees fan when taking a throw in for Southend .
Was stood right next to that incident at GP. Paul Roberts used to take a long throws and was leaning back on the Braemar hoardings about to launch when he was grabbed from behind and punched a couple of times from behind by this big unit who then got nicked. I could'nt work out why, it seemed personal.
 
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Roget and Allsop?
I don't know if this is the same incident but I remember a game at GP when Allsop got into a scrap with a Bees player and ended up in the crowd lashing out at everyone and everything, I remember him getting a few digs from Bees fans and I must admit I put in a sneaky ankle tap a la Dougal in Father Ted,
 

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Welterweight content between Higgi and a Shrews player in 1964. I think both got sent off which was quite something in those days.
I remember it so well as if it was yesterday. The Shrews guy was funnily enough called Brodie and was a proper thug.

Talking of punches Chile v Italy in the 1962 WC was something else.
 

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Didn’t Mark Kendall get poked in the eyes making his way down the players tunnel by a fan.
 

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Brentford v Millwall 1965 (the "hand grenade"game). Brentford fan ran onto pitch at the final whistle and tried to attack Millwall keeper Alex Stepney. Large man wearing a camel coloured overcoat appeared from nowhere and laid the Bees fan out with one punch. I believe I read somewhere the Bees fan suffered a broken jaw and was also prosecuted for his attempted attack on Stepney.
 

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Graeme Le Saux once broke his hand punching David Batty:



They were teammates. 😲

And there was a famous on pitch bust-up between Charlton players Derek Hales and Mike Flanagan - not sure whether it involved actual punches, but it was more than mere handbags (if I'm allowed to use that term).
 

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Was stood right next to that incident at GP. Paul Roberts used to take a long throws and was leaning back on the Braemar hoardings about to launch when he was grabbed from behind and punched a couple of times from behind by this big unit who then got nicked. I could'nt work out why, it seemed personal.
Personal, but perhaps a little foolhardy, given that Paul Roberts’ cousin was the boxer Mark Kaylor!
 

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Pray tell the story... I knew “Feeley’s gonna getcha” but not to that degree 😁
He was having a disagreement with a local then one punched him knocking him out and dislodging a tooth.
 

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