Newport County Away About 77/78

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Anyone remeber this trip i think it was a night game as i bunked school to go as you do.
Coach would not stop for us all the way there to go toilets so on arrival we used the wall of the ground as we were desperate the old bill were not impressed by this.
It then started to rain and rain hard the away end was flat tarmac so they moved us around the pitch to the covered home end where we settled in much to the dissapointment of the home fans with just a small wall to seperate us.
Well what a screamer from our number 3 25 to 30 yards out Barry Tucker top corner then up goes the flag and we all wait the ref gives the goal and total delight from us in both sides of the home end yes the boys had got into there side where it all kicked off again well we held on to the 1-0 win and what a trip that was,anyone else remember the trip who went.
 
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Was one crazy trip that just sticks in the mind.
 

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Remember it well. Travelled to this one in Dave (Blondie) Hayward's cortina.
 

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Me and Ricko went to this one, two County fans dressed in dungarees tried to take the 'away end'.. It was an evening game!!

Although I think the one we went to was possibly early eighties..
 
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Thought it was a night game seemed to take ages on the coach even without a loo stop dont know about taking over ourside but some of our lads definatly took over there side.
 

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77/78 away at Newport was an Easter Saturday game and we had a special from Ealing Broadway and a fleet of double dekcer buses to the ground from the station. Won 2-1 which was very important at the time and the plastic taff were not amused.

It was 81-82 when we won 1-0 with Barry Tucker scoring
 

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Also bunked afternoon afternoon school for that one - went by train - guy at West Ealing tried to refuse me a day return to Newport at 2.30pm as he reckoned we couldnt get back the same day. Took a while with his books to find out there was a train at 9.30

Had to leg it through Newport back to catch last London train. (good old 7.30 kick offs). Pouring with rain so put white plastic bags over our heads and looked like something out of the Klan. Thing is white plastic bag had been holding my physics homework.

Following day at school:

Teacher: Why is your book wet.
Me: It was raining Sir.
Teacher: It didnt rain yesterday.
Me: Did in Wales Sir.
Teacher: Why were you in Wales?
Me: Brentford Sir. One Nil. Tucker Sir. Screamer.
Teacher: Detention!
Me: Sir.
Teacher: Not for the homework mind - just for being stupid enought to go to Wales on Tuesday night to watch a football match.

It was worth every minute of that hour after school. Happy days.
 

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My taffy physics teacher was called Mr Griffiths & supported Newport.
When I mentioned the score to him a few times too many the morning after the game he gave me detention the 'tacheface twonk. :)
 

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went to a near end of season midweek game in 84 where we needed the points......ended 1-1 and also had to do the 2 miles back to the station in record time to get the last train at 9.30pm........the thought of missing that train and having to spend the night in that godforsaken hole was all the inspiration i needed;) lol

remember a few bees casuals went in their seats and came a cropper that night.......always been a nastly little town:cool:
 

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The best thing about Newport.. you can see England at the top of the hill.
Annnd drunkenly sing Land of Hope and Glory when you're up there.

It's not all bad though, and the girls are willing to do pretty much anything ;)

One day I hope to go there to see a Bees game like you lot.
Just on the basis they come up, rather than we go down. :sorted:
 
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so it was 81 god my memory is getting bad thanx for putting me right on that
 

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77/78 away at Newport was an Easter Saturday game and we had a special from Ealing Broadway and a fleet of double dekcer buses to the ground from the station. Won 2-1 which was very important at the time and the plastic taff were not amused.
I went to that one I was in the main stand with the rest of The Bees fans in the covered end done the other end, We took loads to that game but the crowd was still only about 2,500.
It p!ssed down that day but it was an important win on the way to promotion.
 

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Went to Newport v Brentford circa 1972/73. Ground resembled something rejected from behind the iron curtain i.e. one great pile of rancid mud. Watched from a mud hill as we drew 0-0 in the pouring rain. Nice to see some things never change.
 

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