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Thirty nine years ago today. Were you there? It was an amazing experience at one of my favourite away grounds. Cassells 2, Joseph 2, Kamara 2, and Roberts. Brilliant day out.
 

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Yes and I mentioned this to a table of mates at a friends birthday gathering..
How particular days remain in the memory and if this one disappeared then I know I have a problem.

A crazy game on a crazy day that didn't end too well for me I have to say, but not a lot I can do about that now.
 

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Didn't go, but remember hearing the goals going in being reported on the LBC Saturday afternoon sports show that I used to listen to when not at an away game, with increasing amazement!!! 😃
 

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Thirty nine years ago today. Were you there? It was an amazing experience at one of my favourite away grounds. Cassells 2, Joseph 2, Kamara 2, and Roberts. Brilliant day out.
I always thought that Keith Cassells was an underrated player for us.
 

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I wasnt there but saw the result in a TV rental shop window in Lancaster......we were walking round the town centre, it was 445....no internet or mobiles then of course, so looked in the window of the local Redifusion.

I was shocked
 

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Thirty nine years ago today. Were you there? It was an amazing experience at one of my favourite away grounds. Cassells 2, Joseph 2, Kamara 2, and Roberts. Brilliant day out.
I didn’t go to this one but I will go along with you. I went there a few times and it was a great away ground.
I remember once (FACup?) when the match had kicked off and disappointingly the away end was half empty.
After a little while you could hear Brentford chants in the distance. Hundreds of our fans had come off the train, which had come in late, and got a police escort to the ground. Anyone there that day?
 

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Yes, I was there. Great day (as Exeter away usually is to be fair). I also remember Chelsea were having a pony season in Division 2 (Championship) that season and I’m pretty sure they lost that day and we thought they might be getting relegated.
 

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Yes, I was there. Great day (as Exeter away usually is to be fair). I also remember Chelsea were having a pony season in Division 2 (Championship) that season and I’m pretty sure they lost that day and we thought they might be getting relegated.
Yes, they got lucky that season. Stayed up by a whisker.
 

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From memory we had just lost out to Wimbledon in a Capital Radio most goals scored in a season completion. So we score 7 week after competition closes. It’s Brentford innit 😊
 

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The 4 goalscorers were amongst some of our best players in the pre-Championship years,can still remember the exciting runs made by Joseph and Roberts.
 
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Thanks for all the responses, I agree with all the sentiments. A few of those players could and should have gone onto better things. Joseph was my all time favourite bee and was unplayable on his day, very pacy and skilful with a powerful left foot. Cassells was another exciting signing from the first division. Roberts career finished through injury but Kammy did play at a higher level after FM released him for a crazy £12k. Funnily enough, the crazy game at Exeter in 2009 (I think) under Scott had the potential for even more goals. Won 4-2 of course but missed two pens and countless other chances. Should have scored 8 that day.
 

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Thanks for all the responses, I agree with all the sentiments. A few of those players could and should have gone onto better things. Joseph was my all time favourite bee and was unplayable on his day, very pacy and skilful with a powerful left foot. Cassells was another exciting signing from the first division. Roberts career finished through injury but Kammy did play at a higher level after FM released him for a crazy £12k. Funnily enough, the crazy game at Exeter in 2009 (I think) under Scott had the potential for even more goals. Won 4-2 of course but missed two pens and countless other chances. Should have scored 8 that day.
Kamara was out of contract and it was a compensation fee. These days he would have left for nothing.
 

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I was there. I remember Len Bond was in goal for Exeter and played pretty well.
There was a boy in my class at secondary school, Carl Southeren. His uncle was Len Bon. Carl didn’t like football at all, he liked windsurfing. I always found the latter fact more amazing than the former 😀 I would have completely forgotten about this otherwise unremarkable boy if it wasn’t for these seemingly paradoxical facts.
 
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One of the great away days of the time...was just a mere 35 years old and in those days you could stand behind the goal and then change ends at half time. Had a good chat with Len Bond who despite conceding 7 had a good game.
 

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Thanks for all the responses, I agree with all the sentiments. A few of those players could and should have gone onto better things. Joseph was my all time favourite bee and was unplayable on his day, very pacy and skilful with a powerful left foot. Cassells was another exciting signing from the first division. Roberts career finished through injury but Kammy did play at a higher level after FM released him for a crazy £12k. Funnily enough, the crazy game at Exeter in 2009 (I think) under Scott had the potential for even more goals. Won 4-2 of course but missed two pens and countless other chances. Should have scored 8 that day.
Was that (2009) the one Stephen Wright made his debut in? Agree that Exeter us a great away day and lovely little ground. Nice away terrace which I seem to remember being about 10 feet above street level.
 
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Was there….great day 👍
Yes it also brings back memories of other away trips to Devon, I can remember leaving Brentford on the coach travelling overnight for a Good Friday match at Torquay the on to play Plymouth away on the Saturday before travelling back overnight in time to see the return match at home with Torquay on Easter Monday in the mid fifties.
 

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We were driving to Cornwall for a family holiday. My dad tried to sell my mum the idea of stopping off in Exeter so she could go shopping and we could go to the game. She didn’t go for it. We were absolutely gutted when we saw the result later…
 

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Yes it also brings back memories of other away trips to Devon, I can remember leaving Brentford on the coach travelling overnight for a Good Friday match at Torquay the on to play Plymouth away on the Saturday before travelling back overnight in time to see the return match at home with Torquay on Easter Monday in the mid fifties.
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Remember that day very well, I was 16 way back then and was sat in the main stand with my Exeter supporting Aunt who lived in Victoria Rd opposite the ground. Was barely spoken to after the game!
 

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There was a boy in my class at secondary school, Carl Southeren. His uncle was Len Bon. Carl didn’t like football at all, he liked windsurfing. I always found the latter fact more amazing than the former 😀 I would have completely forgotten about this otherwise unremarkable boy if it wasn’t for these seemingly paradoxical facts.
Thanks for sharing. Made my day.....
 
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Some other memories from that day. Keith Cassells hit a left footed shot from quite a way out (our third of the day) that arrowed into the top left hand corner as we all looked on from the other end of the ground. Initially the ref didn’t give it because it broke the net but the lino flagged and thankfully the goal was given. For the last goal Kamara ran onto a through ball and just nudged it past Len Bond as he raced out. From memory it was outside the box and was one of those lovely moments as the ball slowly rolled into an empty net from way out. So we had the privilege of seeing four goals in the second half right in front of us. Then after the game, their fans went onto the pitch shouting Godfrey out, their manager was Brian Godfrey, and our lot started chanting Godfrey in. That went down well😂
 

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I remember being on holiday in Plymouth at the time and being able to just walk up to the ground and buy a ticket for the away end without any trouble - no TAPS required.
 

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I remember it well, my late Grandfather was an Exeter City supporter...he was not impressed. Excellent away win, we absolutely trounced them.
 

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I remember being on holiday in Plymouth at the time and being able to just walk up to the ground and buy a ticket for the away end without any trouble - no TAPS required.
Just hand sanitisers then. Just like GP.....
 
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Thirty nine years ago today. Were you there? It was an amazing experience at one of my favourite away grounds. Cassells 2, Joseph 2, Kamara 2, and Roberts. Brilliant day out.
Ah yes, I was there standing in the rain - at least I’m fairly sure it was raining - on that little terrace at St James’s Park. I remember the goal where the ball trickled out of the net at the other end. I stood next to some random fellow who, it transpired, was a Plymouth Argyle fan who lived in Exeter. He enjoyed his afternoon out. My favourite memory of many that day was walking along the road after the game and overhearing the local match report on someone’s portable radio ‘Exeter 1 Brentford 7, and the Grecians were given the runaround for 90 minutes by a superb Brentford side. Indeed, how Brentford aren’t in the promotion mix is a mystery to me….’
 

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Ah yes, I was there standing in the rain - at least I’m fairly sure it was raining - on that little terrace at St James’s Park. I remember the goal where the ball trickled out of the net at the other end. I stood next to some random fellow who, it transpired, was a Plymouth Argyle fan who lived in Exeter. He enjoyed his afternoon out. My favourite memory of many that day was walking along the road after the game and overhearing the local match report on someone’s portable radio ‘Exeter 1 Brentford 7, and the Grecians were given the runaround for 90 minutes by a superb Brentford side. Indeed, how Brentford aren’t in the promotion mix is a mystery to me….’
With that side we really should have been
 

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I remember being on holiday in Plymouth at the time and being able to just walk up to the ground and buy a ticket for the away end without any trouble - no TAPS required.

A good thing that isnt the case now
 

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Ah yes, I was there standing in the rain - at least I’m fairly sure it was raining - on that little terrace at St James’s Park. I remember the goal where the ball trickled out of the net at the other end. I stood next to some random fellow who, it transpired, was a Plymouth Argyle fan who lived in Exeter. He enjoyed his afternoon out. My favourite memory of many that day was walking along the road after the game and overhearing the local match report on someone’s portable radio ‘Exeter 1 Brentford 7, and the Grecians were given the runaround for 90 minutes by a superb Brentford side. Indeed, how Brentford aren’t in the promotion mix is a mystery to me….’
Absolutely p’d down from about 1.30, we had practiced passing it around beforehand. Exeter seemed more keen to stay dry and it showed.
 

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Ah yes, I was there standing in the rain - at least I’m fairly sure it was raining - on that little terrace at St James’s Park. I remember the goal where the ball trickled out of the net at the other end. I stood next to some random fellow who, it transpired, was a Plymouth Argyle fan who lived in Exeter. He enjoyed his afternoon out. My favourite memory of many that day was walking along the road after the game and overhearing the local match report on someone’s portable radio ‘Exeter 1 Brentford 7, and the Grecians were given the runaround for 90 minutes by a superb Brentford side. Indeed, how Brentford aren’t in the promotion mix is a mystery to me….’
Glad someone remembered the rain. From memory, the conditions were pretty poor.
My cousin blagged complimentary tickets from Gary Roberts (she had a soft spot for him) when the team arrived so I had the choice of sitting at a match for the first time in 10 years of support for free or paying for the privilege of the sodden terrace.
Disappointed to say that I went for the seat rather than behind the goal as the chaps on the terrace were having a huge amount of fun jumping around again and again in the deluge while we applauded politely!
 

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Glad someone remembered the rain. From memory, the conditions were pretty poor.
My cousin blagged complimentary tickets from Gary Roberts (she had a soft spot for him) when the team arrived so I had the choice of sitting at a match for the first time in 10 years of support for free or paying for the privilege of the sodden terrace.
Disappointed to say that I went for the seat rather than behind the goal as the chaps on the terrace were having a huge amount of fun jumping around again and again in the deluge while we applauded politely!
The same….sat in main stand but looked much more fun on the soaking away end 🥳🥳😂
 
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When I bought the big book of the eighties I thought I’d remembered a lot about this game. We stayed in Exeter that weekend but I don’t really recall the rain. The goals must have made up for it.
 

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When I bought the big book of the eighties I thought I’d remembered a lot about this game. We stayed in Exeter that weekend but I don’t really recall the rain. The goals must have made up for it.
It was raining goals, or has someone already done that one?
 
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