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Bulldog, walking onto the barrel roofed terrace (now seating) at Southend; chanting "the Southend came in one by one" and then one punch knocking out some poor shrimp.
 

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1970 World Cup.
Indeed.

It was a few years later before they came into the Football League though.
Despite originally being the brainchild of an English referee, Ken Aston, the FA/FL didn't think to introduce them to English football until 1976.

(Trivia bonus: David Wagstaff was the first British player to receive a red card when he was sent off for Blackburn Rovers at Leyton Orient on 02 October 1976. But if he'd just restrained himself a bit longer, that "honour" would have gone to George Best, who was sent off for Fulham across the city in Putney, later that afternoon)
 

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a) That wasn’t a punch
b) It was an accident that ended Uzzell’s career and saw Gary in court over it.
It also saw the first public appearance of the “compo face” with Uzzell looking sad and thrusting his bad side towards the camera in the soaraway sun.
 

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Can't remember which team it was when two of their players had a full-on set-to waiting to defend a Bees corner at the Ealing road end. Referee was scratching his head, saying "sorry chaps, but I'm still going to have to send one of you off".
Was it Swindon, when we could still only draw 0-0 despite them going down to 9 in the first half? Or Colchester maybe?
 

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Can't remember which team it was when two of their players had a full-on set-to waiting to defend a Bees corner at the Ealing road end. Referee was scratching his head, saying "sorry chaps, but I'm still going to have to send one of you off".
Was it Swindon, when we could still only draw 0-0 despite them going down to 9 in the first half? Or Colchester maybe?
Cambridge 92-93 I think?
Paul Raynor rings a bell for some reason 👀
 

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It also saw the first public appearance of the “compo face” with Uzzell looking sad and thrusting his bad side towards the camera in the soaraway sun.
Indeed. A beautiful genre that has now evolved into The Daily Mail Sad Face, which captures the deep personal distress of First World Problems, when e.g. single mothers on benefits struggle to pay their full Sky package bills, so flog their story of woe to the tabloids:sueme:

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Got a hazy recollection of Brentford v. Rochdale early to mid 70s .Bees attacking the Royal Oak End and whilst a corner kick is on its way , our mustachioed winger Terry Johnson gets properly punched in the face by a Rochdale player. All hell breaks loose, and for a few seconds and it’s a proper fists up brawl . Can’t remember much else though, anyone else remember this one?
 
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Got a hazy recollection of Brentford v. Rochdale early to mid 70s .Bees attacking the Royal Oak End and whilst a corner kick is on its way , our mustachioed winger Terry Johnson gets properly punched in the face by a Rochdale player. All hell breaks loose, and for a few seconds and it’s a proper fists up brawl . Can’t remember much else though, anyone else remember this one?
Think we had two sent off Gordon Sweetzer for an earlier incident and Terry Johnson and their keeper Mick Poole after a fight.
 

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Think we had two sent off Gordon Sweetzer for an earlier incident and Terry Johnson and their keeper Mick Poole after a fight.
Luckily suspensions weren't instant in those days so Terry Johnson was free to play in the FA Cup at Wimbledon the following week, where he scored both goals in a 2-0 win.
 

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There was a good old fashioned punch up by the tunnel back in the 90`s or early 00`s with I think Huddersfield, could have been PNE, I remember at the time thinking we don't see this too often when it use to be an almost weekly event
 

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Not sure who he was playing for at the time but I vaguely remember Chris Kamara getting a lengthy ban for lumping Jim Melrose
 

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Not sure who he was playing for at the time but I vaguely remember Chris Kamara getting a lengthy ban for lumping Jim Melrose
Swindon Town. He got convicted of GBH too because of it!
 

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Blissett's on Stannard has to be the funniest as it wasn't one of these heat of the moment things. Stannard picked up the ball, made to clear, there was no-one within at least thirty yards of him, nothing much was going on, when Blissett decides to run up, in order to close him down I suppose, but just keeps going and then clocks him. Fortunately, still got a point, so not that much damage done.
 

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Blissett's on Stannard has to be the funniest as it wasn't one of these heat of the moment things. Stannard picked up the ball, made to clear, there was no-one within at least thirty yards of him, nothing much was going on, when Blissett decides to run up, in order to close him down I suppose, but just keeps going and then clocks him. Fortunately, still got a point, so not that much damage done.
Yep just like that. I distinctly remember a number of Bees fans booing him from the then open terrace as him disappeared into the cottage having come the complete length of the pitch from the Hammersmith end where if happened. I guess they thought his rush of blood had taken away our chance of a positive result. Herbert couldn't believe this when I mentioned it earlier in the thread but I was there and saw and heard it.
 

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Pretty sure there was a mass brawl in the 2-2 with mansfield in which 4 was sent off and Andy feeley ran the length of the pitch to join in.
 

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Duncan Ferguson landed a few decent body shots in his career, decent with his head too.
 

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Pretty sure there was a mass brawl in the 2-2 with mansfield in which 4 was sent off and Andy feeley ran the length of the pitch to join in.
It was Jamie Bates. He got sent off along with Colin Lee the Mansfield keeper Kevin Hitchcock and their centre back who I think was George Foster. Keith Cassels went in goal
 

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a) That wasn’t a punch
b) It was an accident that ended Uzzell’s career and saw Gary in court over it.
I remember the court bit. Didn't Uzzell have a broken jaw. What actually happened in the incident?
 

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I remember the court bit. Didn't Uzzell have a broken jaw. What actually happened in the incident?
I was there and saw it happen, away at Plainmoor in December 1999. The two went up for an aerial challenge and Gary’s elbow connected with Uzzell. The latter got a fractured cheekbone and eye socket as a result. It genuinely didn’t look bad at the time, but Uzzell was on the ground for a long time and it was only afterwards that the reason became clear.

Gary was charged with grievous bodily harm with intent but was cleared of all charges at Crown Court a year later. I remember at the time being really annoyed - obviously sympathetic towards Uzzell because of the bad injury, but angry that Gary got charged with GBH given that it looked like a normal, innocuous aerial football challenge between the two at the time - which it was, as the Court decided.
 
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Yep just like that. I distinctly remember a number of Bees fans booing him from the then open terrace as him disappeared into the cottage having come the complete length of the pitch from the Hammersmith end where if happened. I guess they thought his rush of blood had taken away our chance of a positive result. Herbert couldn't believe this when I mentioned it earlier in the thread but I was there and saw and heard it.
I was 12 and it was my first ever away game
I thought it was brilliant
 

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Roget and Allsop?
That's the last one I can remember. My brother-in-law went to a gym where Roget was a personal trainer after he retired, and (as suspected at the time) he said it started with racial abuse by Alsop. As I remember it was right down in the corner by Ealing Road so the ref made them go back to the tunnel with a significant time gap between them.
 

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I was there and saw it happen, away at Plainmoor in December 1999. The two went up for an aerial challenge and Gary’s elbow connected with Uzzell. The latter got a fractured cheekbone and eye socket as a result. It genuinely didn’t look bad at the time, but Uzzell was on the ground for a long time and it was only afterwards that the reason became clear.

Gary was charged with grievous bodily harm with intent but was cleared of all charges at Crown Court a year later. I remember at the time being really annoyed - obviously sympathetic towards Uzzell because of the bad injury, but angry that Gary got charged with GBH given that it looked like a normal, innocuous aerial football challenge between the two at the time - which it was, as the Court decided.
apologies, it was 1991, not 1999.
 

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I was there and saw it happen, away at Plainmoor in December 1999. The two went up for an aerial challenge and Gary’s elbow connected with Uzzell. The latter got a fractured cheekbone and eye socket as a result. It genuinely didn’t look bad at the time, but Uzzell was on the ground for a long time and it was only afterwards that the reason became clear.

Gary was charged with grievous bodily harm with intent but was cleared of all charges at Crown Court a year later. I remember at the time being really annoyed - obviously sympathetic towards Uzzell because of the bad injury, but angry that Gary got charged with GBH given that it looked like a normal, innocuous aerial football challenge between the two at the time - which it was, as the Court decided.
It was a bit like the incident where Attwell sent off Nathan Elder in that the defender came in from behind as the forward jumped. Bliss jumped with his elbows out, but he didn't make any obvious movement with his arm. The press gave GB a hard time over this.
 

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Got a hazy recollection of Brentford v. Rochdale early to mid 70s .Bees attacking the Royal Oak End and whilst a corner kick is on its way , our mustachioed winger Terry Johnson gets properly punched in the face by a Rochdale player. All hell breaks loose, and for a few seconds and it’s a proper fists up brawl . Can’t remember much else though, anyone else remember this one?
Yes. 1975-76 season I think. I was right behind the goal when it happened. I seem to recall an occasional GPG poster running on to the pitch to join the affray. Though it could be a case of mistaken identity, M'Lud.
 

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I was there and saw it happen, away at Plainmoor in December 1999. The two went up for an aerial challenge and Gary’s elbow connected with Uzzell. The latter got a fractured cheekbone and eye socket as a result. It genuinely didn’t look bad at the time, but Uzzell was on the ground for a long time and it was only afterwards that the reason became clear.

Gary was charged with grievous bodily harm with intent but was cleared of all charges at Crown Court a year later. I remember at the time being really annoyed - obviously sympathetic towards Uzzell because of the bad injury, but angry that Gary got charged with GBH given that it looked like a normal, innocuous aerial football challenge between the two at the time - which it was, as the Court decided.
Thanks for clearing that up I have just noticed the pictures in #59 as well.
 

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Yep just like that. I distinctly remember a number of Bees fans booing him from the then open terrace as him disappeared into the cottage having come the complete length of the pitch from the Hammersmith end where if happened. I guess they thought his rush of blood had taken away our chance of a positive result. Herbert couldn't believe this when I mentioned it earlier in the thread but I was there and saw and heard it.
IIRC it was something like his second or third red card of the season.

Was that also the season that he had delayed signing a new contract?
 

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IIRC it was something like his second or third red card of the season.

Was that also the season that he had delayed signing a new contract?
The contract issue was a couple of seasons later. I remember him getting stick at the Barnet 5-5 cup tie over this
 

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Darren Powell the tool lumping Kayleigh Osbourne away at muff was the last one I witnessed.
 
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IIRC it was something like his second or third red card of the season.

Was that also the season that he had delayed signing a new contract?
He nearly signed for Notts County at the start of the 91/92 season.
 

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Darren Powell the tool lumping Kayleigh Osbourne away at muff was the last one I witnessed.
That was damn weird given how important that game was ... remember it well and can’t be too many instances where a player is sent off for hitting his own team mate!!
 

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What a performance that day. Billy Clark scored and Beano played like a man possessed.
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What a performance that day. Billy Clark scored and Beano played like a man possessed.
and some great scenes with Ethan elder at half time and a bit of a slap and tickle with muff on return to minibus through that park...
 

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That was damn weird given how important that game was ... remember it well and can’t be too many instances where a player is sent off for hitting his own team mate!!
Didn't Danny Hollands run to the referee crying, asking for them both to be sent off?
 

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What a performance that day. Billy Clark scored and Beano played like a man possessed.
Remember Dickson's lung busting run down the entire left wing with seconds left? Amazing. Bean was incredible that day. We definitely knew we were going up after that; same as Orient a few years later.
 

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and some great scenes with Ethan elder at half time and a bit of a slap and tickle with muff on return to minibus through that park...
Nathan Elder.

Also the day Luton were officially relegated to non-league, a legendary day all round.
 

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I was there and saw it happen, away at Plainmoor in December 1999. The two went up for an aerial challenge and Gary’s elbow connected with Uzzell. The latter got a fractured cheekbone and eye socket as a result. It genuinely didn’t look bad at the time, but Uzzell was on the ground for a long time and it was only afterwards that the reason became clear.

Gary was charged with grievous bodily harm with intent but was cleared of all charges at Crown Court a year later. I remember at the time being really annoyed - obviously sympathetic towards Uzzell because of the bad injury, but angry that Gary got charged with GBH given that it looked like a normal, innocuous aerial football challenge between the two at the time - which it was, as the Court decided.

 

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Whether there was any malice there is not for me to speculate but there was an awful lot wrong with that challenge imo. I'm pleased that the game has changed enough for that kind of collision to be a thing of the past.
 

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Whether there was any malice there is not for me to speculate but there was an awful lot wrong with that challenge imo. I'm pleased that the game has changed enough for that kind of collision to be a thing of the past.
In today's game, yes. But then it was a part of protecting one's own good looks.
 

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Tommy Higginson & Eric Brodie of Shrewsbury back in the late sixties I think ? Took place in front of the New Rd, couple of bloody noses to go with the sending offs ! Iggy never gave inch !
 

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Tommy Higginson & Eric Brodie of Shrewsbury back in the late sixties I think ? Took place in front of the New Rd, couple of bloody noses to go with the sending offs ! Iggy never gave inch !
I've mentioned before I played Sunday league football against Higgi a couple of times out near the airport. He was completely solid. It was like running into a brick wall.
 

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I played in a "friendly" against a team of prison warders. We had a trialist who unknown to us was a previous "tenant" of the prison. He was sent off within seconds of the kick off for lamping one of the opposition players.
 

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I played in a "friendly" against a team of prison warders. We had a trialist who unknown to us was a previous "tenant" of the prison. He was sent off within seconds of the kick off for lamping one of the opposition players.
Great story.
 

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