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Isolation has been reduced to 6 days if LFT comes out negative so we may have more eligible now
I think the majority of non-attendees are more worried about catching it tonight and ruining Xmas then cutiing short their isolation by a day or two to get there.
How do you avoid going to work ?
Work from home, take a week off. People have loads of holiday stored up as we have been on mandatory work from home and unable to travel abroad for most of the year.

Some people value Christmas very highly especially if their grandparents were locked in a care home for 6 month during the last one so they are going to great lengths to make sure this one pans out. Personally I would take tonight over Xmas all day long but not everybody is like me.
 

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I dunno, there were 7000 of us at Anfield back in the 80's, albeit the FA Cup
That was away, not home. Probably at least half of those who went are no longer with us.
 

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Seem to be quite a few cancellations on Southern/Thameslink due to lack of train crew
 

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Christ that's a depressing thought. I'd better get a check up. :(
A lot gave up on us for good after Crewe so I wasn’t just referring to the dearly departed but also the “oh, you fancy coming now do you?”
 

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That was away, not home. Probably at least half of those who went are no longer with us.
As one of the old brigade that were there I find your post very depressing just before Christmas. 😀

And a lot of us old buggers that were there are still very much alive and kicking thank you very much.....and still enjoying participating in sport.(y)(y)
 

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Fair play to those who are going I know you will raise the roof again. I know I have done the right thing for my family but I am going to miss it soooooo much.
Unleash hell VotB and Mr Logan et al!! My thoughts and heart will be there. COYB.
 

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A lot gave up on us for good after Crewe so I wasn’t just referring to the dearly departed but also the “oh, you fancy coming now do you?”
Ah right. See what you mean. ;) I gave up for good after Crewe. Then again I did most weekends before that era during the 70s and 80s. I was always back the next week though. Surprised to learn Crewegate was a deal breaker for many.
 

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Ah right. See what you mean. ;) I gave up for good after Crewe. Then again I did most weekends before that era during the 70s and 80s. I was always back the next week though. Surprised to learn Crewegate was a deal breaker for many.
That was the season I started, so it was the norm for me.
 

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As one of the old brigade that were there I find your post very depressing just before Christmas. 😀

And a lot of us old buggers that were there are still very much alive and kicking thank you very much.....and still enjoying participating in sport.(y)(y)
Participating? Good effort Sir! The closest I get to playing sport is online Scrabble. And even that makes me need a little lie down after twenty minutes.
 

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Participating? Good effort Sir! The closest I get to playing sport is online Scrabble. And even that makes me need a little lie down after twenty minutes.
Walking football and tennis....good for socialising and comparing injuries.... :LOL: :LOL: :LOL:
 

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Walking football and tennis....good for socialising and comparing injuries.... :LOL: :LOL: :LOL:
Often thought of trying walking football. But I think what puts me off is that I would finally be conceding that I'm never going to play for Brentford. Then again, Wayne Turner did it I suppose. 🤷‍♂️
 

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Got a good feel for us tonight. Think this could be our way into a proper European competition as opposed to the Anglo Italian cup
 

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Got a good feel for us tonight. Think this could be our way into a proper European competition as opposed to the Anglo Italian cup
Only the Europa Conference League, some would say only a marginal improvement ;) You don't even get to pre-qualify against Oxford and Swindon in that I'm afraid.
 

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I imagine someone on here has been to at least one of these...
Are you sure?


Okay, you may need a time machine....but surely we can resurrect this?
 

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I think my great uncle went to all 3
He was at the Chelsea league match a couple of months ago and thought we played wonderfully and could have won but for their goalkeeper’s excellence
Perhaps tonight we might get what we deserved that day...
He must have been quite young for the 1938 game- 83 years ago.
 

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Panko Crumb turkey escalope with Brie and cranberry in The Orchard this evening…I was hoping for something for my delicate palate personally.
 

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7 of us stood on the kop eend for the league cup game
Was that ‘83? I felt quite alone on the Kop in ‘74 but they were very tolerant when I erupted skywards early on as Roger Cross beat Ray Clemence. Just one guy turned, gave me a nice smile and said “Enjoy it son, you won’t get any more”. Alas, he was right.

Sadly though, that spontaneous and irrepressible Scouse humour which pervaded this match had largely disappeared when I revisited for a non-Bees game some twenty years later - only heard the usual uninspired chants against the opposition.

Interested to hear your experience, and that of anyone else, of the Kop.
 

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Fair play to those who are going I know you will raise the roof again. I know I have done the right thing for my family but I am going to miss it soooooo much.
Unleash hell VotB and Mr Logan et al!! My thoughts and heart will be there. COYB.
My thoughts exactly. Really difficult decision but will be testing on Christmas Day before seeing relatives I’ve not seen for over a year. However, so long as Boris allows it I’ll be there (with caution) on 29th. For those going don’t judge just cheer x 2 for me
 

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Was that ‘83? I felt quite alone on the Kop in ‘74 but they were very tolerant when I erupted skywards early on as Roger Cross beat Ray Clemence. Just one guy turned, gave me a nice smile and said “Enjoy it son, you won’t get any more”. Alas, he was right.

Sadly though, that spontaneous and irrepressible Scouse humour which pervaded this match had largely disappeared when I revisited for a non-Bees game some twenty years later - only heard the usual uninspired chants against the opposition.

Interested to hear your experience, and that of anyone else, of the Kop.
Lost 2 1 but when we took lead if my memory serves me correct they gave us space and total respect unlike following year at Old Trafford when it was horrible
 

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My thoughts exactly. Really difficult decision but will be testing on Christmas Day before seeing relatives I’ve not seen for over a year. However, so long as Boris allows it I’ll be there (with caution) on 29th. For those going don’t judge just cheer x 2 for me
And same situation for me. 3 missing in action tonight, hope all those going have a great and safe evening, full of memories! COYB!
 

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Sorry if the answer is already posted but can't see it. Where is it live streamed tonight?
 

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I think the majority of non-attendees are more worried about catching it tonight and ruining Xmas then cutiing short their isolation by a day or two to get there.

Work from home, take a week off. People have loads of holiday stored up as we have been on mandatory work from home and unable to travel abroad for most of the year.

Some people value Christmas very highly especially if their grandparents were locked in a care home for 6 month during the last one so they are going to great lengths to make sure this one pans out. Personally I would take tonight over Xmas all day long but not everybody is like me.

I can't do my job from home , have worked all through the whole of Covid and i am not wasting my holiday (only got 16 days to last me until september 1st ) as i am off to Spain with my mum in March
Thanks for the lecture though :sorted:
 
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