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Has anybody got the attendance and teams?

This game sticks in my head, as I am sure I remember standing on the Oak, it was midweek and freezing and the Oak seemed empty.

It was quite depressing.

I had in my head it was about 4000.
 

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Has anybody got the attendance and teams?

This game sticks in my head, as I am sure I remember standing on the Oak, it was midweek and freezing and the Oak seemed empty.

It was quite depressing.

I had in my head it was about 4000.
I can remember a 0-0 draw withSouthend in 1984 if only because it was Frank McLintocks first game in charge and Bobby Moores firs game in charge of Southend
 
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It might be 84 sorry mate.
 

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I can remember a 0-0 draw withSouthend in 1984 if only because it was Frank McLintocks first game in charge and Bobby Moores firs game in charge of Southend
Feb 14th 1984, 0-0. Crowd 3,961. From 100 years of Bees book that is now 32 years old! BTW we lost at Roots Hall 6 nil on 31st October 83. Crowd 2,902!
 

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Feb 14th 1984, 0-0. Crowd 3,961. From 100 years of Bees book that is now 32 years old! BTW we lost at Roots Hall 6 nil on 31st October 83. Crowd 2,902!
That was the game many bees fans stayed around at the end demanding Fred Callaghan’s sacking. Interesting we survived on the last day but I think Southend were relegated
 

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That was the game many bees fans stayed around at the end demanding Fred Callaghan’s sacking. Interesting we survived on the last day but I think Southend were relegated
Yes they were. Finish 3rd from bottom.
 

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The (very) dark days of the '80s....😐
Genuinely believe only those of us that served our apprenticeships during that period, can fully appreciate what we now have......
83/84 was especially bad. Home game with Bradford that season sticks horribly in my mind
 
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I was at the 0.0 game . It was a midweek game and I have never been so cold behind the goal. Not many there that night and not much action on the pitch either

It was bloody cold and the sparse Oak really stuck with me.
It was like BFC was a basket case and you saw no real future just a slow decline.
 

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Not sure if it was that season but remember we went on a run of not winning a home game and played Lincoln who were doing well, we won that match and every was doing a conga in the oak, it was absolutely taters as I recall.
 

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I can visualise the stands at the time. Braemar would be reasonably full, ealing road would be all concrete with and small gathering around the goal and new road would be a scatter of people but mainly in the middle half.
 

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I remember some very lively games against Southend,
One year it kicked off in the away end ( Ealing Rd) they took such a beating I felt sorry for them for a couple of seconds.
The title denying game at Roots Hall, which I didn't go too, was a bit lively, the JPT Chomp game, which I did, was hilarious.
 

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That was the game many bees fans stayed around at the end demanding Fred Callaghan’s sacking. Interesting we survived on the last day but I think Southend were relegated
I can remember being on the pitch after the final whistle of the last game after staying up, everyone singing 🎶 we’re going up next year 🎶 as a 14 year old I believed them! Only another 8 years to wait
 
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Funny how we all remember strange games.
It just stuck with me standing there and the vast open spaces where there should be supporters or where supporters once stood.
The Swansea league Cup game when they were in the top league and a 2 0 win V Newport midweek when we had a good team also stuck with me.
 

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Interesting thread to read, thanks all. It gives an impression of the 80's and not a great impression of where we were at that time but there did appear to be a loyal group following us who hopefully more than the rest of us are enjoying the current times.
 

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The title denying game at Roots Hall, which I didn't go too, was a bit lively, the JPT Chomp game, which I did, was hilarious.
I remember both of them games like it was only yesterday…

The game when we denied them the tile I remember their fans invading the pitch at the end, one of their fans grabbing a corner flag and trying to attack us with it.

The cup game - I remember we got there really early and took over one of their pubs and there was Brentford flags hung up inside the pub.
We were in one of the side stands and our side of the pitch got pelted with chomp bars, also remember it getting very lively outside afterwards.
 

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was there early 80s and it was 6-0 to them….the 91 game that ruined them winning the league made up for it…prob one of the best turnouts we ever had….some of the snowflake weirdos on here would have hated ir as it was a proper turnout 👊👍👏

End of season game was a good one. One of my main memories was of a bloke right by us who was possibly the most obviously inebriated person I've ever seen.
 

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I can visualise the stands at the time. Braemar would be reasonably full, ealing road would be all concrete with and small gathering around the goal and new road would be a scatter of people but mainly in the middle half.

And to a young me, it was still a beautiful sight. The start of a love that lasts a life time. A love that has let me down more than any other, but when it’s great..... it’s the greatest love of all.
 

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Getting beat 3-0 at home on a freezing Boxing Day in 1984 by Bristol Rovers then finding out afterwards that the buses stopped running. I was so stupid as a kid that I followed the E2 bus route home, zigzagging all through Ealing to Greenford Then the 282 route back to Northolt.
I was so knackered that I puked up in the gutter.
Collapsed through the front door just as Escape To Victory was finishing on the telly.
 
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If the crowd was 3961. There couldn't have been more than 500 on the Oak.
It was bloody cold.
Anybody got the BFC team?

I was 14 - no way would my 14 year old self believe that we would get 16500+ for every home game and samosasos replaced monkey nuts.
 

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Bobby Moore took over as Southend manager from Peter Morris on the day of the match. Steve Phillips was carried off on a stretcher.
 

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Brentford 0 Southend United 0 (Mr C Thomas) Attendance: 3,961

Despite dominating much of the proceedings and creating a host of chances the game ended in a stalemate, and a single point was scant reward for some spells of relentless pressure against fellow relegation strugglers who had former England captain Bobby Moore overseeing his first game as caretaker manager.

Roche, P.Roberts, Wilkins, Salman, Bolton, Hurlock, Kamara, Finney, Joseph, Cassells, G.Roberts
Sub: Booker (not used)
 

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Feb 14th 1984, 0-0. Crowd 3,961. From 100 years of Bees book that is now 32 years old! BTW we lost at Roots Hall 6 nil on 31st October 83. Crowd 2,902!
Y was at Roots Hall for that game. Worst bees defeat I have seen in real life. Stevie Phillips (my all time hero) scored a couple against us sadly
 
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Bobby Moore took over as Southend manager from Peter Morris on the day of the match. Steve Phillips was carried off on a stretcher.

Some good players in the team, but the defence looks a tad weak.

Don't remember relentless pressure😁
 

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was there early 80s and it was 6-0 to them….the 91 game that ruined them winning the league made up for it…prob one of the best turnouts we ever had….some of the snowflake weirdos on here would have hated ir as it was a proper turnout 👊👍👏

One of my fav ever away game to this date. Unbelievable weekend and got absolutely hammered that night in Southend. Was even more enjoyable preventing them winning the league.
 

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This thread brings back some memories. The Southend game was poor but the following Saturday we won three nil at Bournemouth with Keith Cassells getting a hatrick. There was a load of trouble outside the ground right after that game. We had some really poor performances away that year. Losing two nil at Hull and a four nil hiding at Rotherham was awful too. I remember the away game at Bradford, we went one up in the second half in front of the away fans then the ref just seemed to play on forever until they equalised. Seem to recall seven minutes were added. Felt robbed that day. A couple of really good home wins and a very nervy draw against Walsall saw us stay up. 37 years ago and still some vivid memories.
 

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Brentford 0 Southend United 0 (Mr C Thomas) Attendance: 3,961

Despite dominating much of the proceedings and creating a host of chances the game ended in a stalemate, and a single point was scant reward for some spells of relentless pressure against fellow relegation strugglers who had former England captain Bobby Moore overseeing his first game as caretaker manager.

Roche, P.Roberts, Wilkins, Salman, Bolton, Hurlock, Kamara, Finney, Joseph, Cassells, G.Roberts
Sub: Booker (not used)
I’ve got a memory of Graham Wilkins taking so long over a throw in front of New Road that the entire stand ended up baying at him to get on with it, shortly afterwards he was in tears, might be mind playing tricks but I remember him as being truly awful and a perennial boo-boy target
 

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This thread brings back some memories. The Southend game was poor but the following Saturday we won three nil at Bournemouth with Keith Cassells getting a hatrick. There was a load of trouble outside the ground right after that game. We had some really poor performances away that year. Losing two nil at Hull and a four nil hiding at Rotherham was awful too. I remember the away game at Bradford, we went one up in the second half in front of the away fans then the ref just seemed to play on forever until they equalised. Seem to recall seven minutes were added. Felt robbed that day. A couple of really good home wins and a very nervy draw against Walsall saw us stay up. 37 years ago and still some vivid memories.
If I recall correctly Bournemouth fans were so unhappy they threw several hundred seat cushions onto the pitch in disgust
 

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I’ve got a memory of Graham Wilkins taking so long over a throw in front of New Road that the entire stand ended up baying at him to get on with it, shortly afterwards he was in tears, might be mind playing tricks but I remember him as being truly awful and a perennial boo-boy target
Got shipped out on loan to Southend shortly after.
 
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Didn't we try and swop Len Bond for him at one point with Chelsea?
 

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Getting beat 3-0 at home on a freezing Boxing Day in 1984 by Bristol Rovers then finding out afterwards that the buses stopped running. I was so stupid as a kid that I followed the E2 bus route home, zigzagging all through Ealing to Greenford Then the 282 route back to Northolt.
I was so knackered that I puked up in the gutter.
Collapsed through the front door just as Escape To Victory was finishing on the telly.
At least you missed Escape to Victory.
 

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I can remember back in those days,Southend was an eagerly awaited fixture and often fiercely contested games,who would have predicted back in 1984 that one team would be in the top flight,the other non-League. But then came a certain Mr.Benham.
 

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I spoke to Graham Wilkins a few years ago in T4 at Heathrow. He was working as a chauffeur by then. Really nice guy, said the period he spent at Brentford was the unhappiest spell of his career🙁.
 

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No he didn’t set the world on fire did he? Tony Spencer had got injured earlier that season and I think it was make do and mend at left back that year
 

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No he didn’t set the world on fire did he? Tony Spencer had got injured earlier that season and I think it was make do and mend at left back that year
Talking about Tony Spencer , around this time i did a fencing job and a new garden shed in thorpe lea , whilst dismantling the old shed i noticed dozens of Brentford programmes , so when the wife brought out a cup of tea, i said is your husband a Bees supporter ? she said he plays for them, quickly my hero's names were flashing through my head , im thinking Hurlock, Kamara, Joseph, Cassells, gary Roberts, i said whats his name , she said Tony Spencer , i think she could see my disappointment :cry:
 

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Talking about Tony Spencer , around this time i did a fencing job and a new garden shed in thorpe lea , whilst dismantling the old shed i noticed dozens of Brentford programmes , so when the wife brought out a cup of tea, i said is your husband a Bees supporter ? she said he plays for them, quickly my hero's names were flashing through my head , im thinking Hurlock, Kamara, Joseph, Cassells, gary Roberts, i said whats his name , she said Tony Spencer , i think she could see my disappointment :cry:
Pretty sure he worked on the counter at the old Brentford Post Office.
 

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One of my fav ever away game to this date. Unbelievable weekend and got absolutely hammered that night in Southend. Was even more enjoyable preventing them winning the league.
My stag weekend Terry Evans and Jason cousins joined us for a few hours . I woke up in Southend nick with police aware stickers all over me 😂
 

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Talking about Tony Spencer , around this time i did a fencing job and a new garden shed in thorpe lea , whilst dismantling the old shed i noticed dozens of Brentford programmes , so when the wife brought out a cup of tea, i said is your husband a Bees supporter ? she said he plays for them, quickly my hero's names were flashing through my head , im thinking Hurlock, Kamara, Joseph, Cassells, gary Roberts, i said whats his name , she said Tony Spencer , i think she could see my disappointment :cry:
He’d have been about 18 in ‘83! 🤨
 

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My stag weekend Terry Evans and Jason cousins joined us for a few hours . I woke up in Southend nick with police aware stickers all over me 😂

I don't think you have ever mentioned that before :D for me it was a shag-fantic weekend :cool:
 
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