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    On this day, 50 years ago

    27 December 1971, the Bees stayed top of Division 4 with a 1-0 win against Crewe at Griffin Park in front of a bumper crowd of 18,237. John O'Mara scored the goal. That 18,237 was not the highest attendance of the season at GP. That came three months later on 31 March 1972 when 18,521 saw...
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    Hereford Utd v Newcastle Utd FA Cup 1972

    In the thread about the condition of the Lionel Road pitch today, someone mentioned Newcastle's famous cup defeat in 1972. No-one who has seen it can forget Ronnie Radford's thunderbolt goal. YouTube has everything and here are the full 15 mins highlights of that game, one of the greatest FA...
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    Barry Thornley

    Barry Thornley played for the Bees in the mid 60s, having joined from Gravesend & Northfleet. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Barry_Thornley . One of the contractors I work with knows him well and used to be in the same Gravesend team as him. I see from Wikipedia that he made 7 appearances in...
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    Griffin Park Street Sign

    I was in Covent Garden on the morning of the Wigan game and came across a stall close to the LT Museum selling ceramic street signs. As well as all the London streets you would expect, they had plates for some football grounds. I liked the look of these and asked if I could order a Griffin...
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    One of the greatest Cup shocks ever, 44 years ago today

    I've just seen a tweet from Ricky George, scorer of the winning goal in one of the greatest Cup shocks ever. It was non League Hereford Utd v Newcastle and it happened 44 years ago today. For some reason, I follow Hereford on Twitter and he was effectively wishing the club and their fans...
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    Well done Wimbledon!

    Great win tonight in Milton Keynes. At last. Brilliant.
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    Well done Stoke

    Great win by Stoke today, sets up a really interesting FA Cup Final. I still can't bloody stand "Delilah" though!
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    Up the City!

    Exeter City that is. Great win over Torquay in today's BSP Play-Off 2nd Leg - means they play Cambridge or Burton at Wembley. Nice club and a tragedy they fell out of the league in the first place. Since the Bees have another season in this Division, being very selfish, it would be lovely to...
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    What a fabulous season!

    I make no apology for bringing this title back - whatever happens today (Sat), the Bees have had a great season. funny enough, this year, for the first time, I printed off the fixture list and put it on a wall by the loo. I didn't expect too much - after all we followed the LDV with a scramble...
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    Yaaaaaaaaay!!!

    We're all going to Cardiff, we're all going to Cardiff, la,la,la,la, we're all going to Cardiff...... you know the rest. Top performance from the lads. Bloody marvellous.
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    ITV Digital

    I see Reading have got the OK to screen the game live at their ground. I don't have a ticket (I'm hoping the club might help, after I wrote to Ron and he sent me a very nice letter back) but obviously I have to prepare for the worst, which means, for me anyway, I can't get in. Since the game...
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    What a great season...so far

    What a fabulous season so far in Division 2 - it's knife-edge stuff and, let's face it, any team in the top half could make a run and get in the playoffs. Of course the main thing is that the Bees are unbeaten in four, and have had those great victories against Brighton and Cardiff. As I am...
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