David Webb used to do that. Did he come down and clip Marcus Bent around the ear in one game?... but Managers watching from high up in the stand (usually Directors Box?) before poppng down to the dugout sometme in the second half, usually to send on the one permitted substtute.
I have a feeling George Graham may have been one of the last to maintain this?
I once bought a steak and kidney pie from there, around 1980. I had eaten half of it when I noticed it was a month out of date code so threw it down in disgust. That poor rat probably ate the rest of itCirca 1974- the Burger bar to the left of the turnstiles as you entered behind the Royal Oak stand had a foot long dead rat (plus tail) lying along the bottom of the kiosk. It was there for around 10 home matches.
I was talking to my Fulham supporting old school mate about this game a couple of weeks ago. A whole load of us went from school including him. He somehow cracked his head on a crush barrier but must have been bending over or something as we were 15 at the time. Decent crowd iirc.In 1971 we drew at Swansea in the FA cup on the Saturday and lost the replay at GP on the Monday. I was on ER and the Swansea keeper, Millington, was hit by a missile. Steve Tom scored one of our goals. I can't remember what I was doing yesterday though. Not sure when arrangements for replays changed.
I think the Arsenal v. Stoke saga was the start of the slippery slope for Replays in general.In 1971 we drew at Swansea in the FA cup on the Saturday and lost the replay at GP on the Monday. I was on ER and the Swansea keeper, Millington, was hit by a missile. Steve Tom scored one of our goals. I can't remember what I was doing yesterday though. Not sure when arrangements for replays changed.
Ah the old Pink 'Un (often printed on pink paper though sometimes other colours like yellow or green were used to distinguish them from regular evening newspapers.)If I remember properly their was an evening paper that was quickly produced and distributed informing all the footy results. It was especially quick up north!.
Brings back memories for me too.Getting the supporters coach outside St.Paul's Church on Friday at midnight for away games up north on the Saturday - cold, miserable and arriving in Darlington or Barrow or Workington at 6 in the morning was real fun !! With Mary Farley and her mum in charge of coach you had to be on your best behaviour....
I remember listening to these games on Radio 2 Soccer Special when I was a kid .. replays were played at Filbert St?? .. will always remember that Soccer Special theme tune when laying in bed with my small transistor radioArsenal Sheffield Wednesday?
That went to 5 games in 1979 or 80.