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Old football was rubbish

Discussion in 'Cardiff City Forum' started by PlumberAde, 27 Jan 2019.

  1. PlumberAde

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    Was thinking about what football was like in the 80s when I started going down

    Teams coming from the tunnel separately (used to love booing the away team onto the pitch)
    Teams warming up by actually passing the ball to the 7 year old mascot from Pontypridd.
    Transfer tribunals (Cardiff rate Blake at £1.5m, Sheff U offer £20. FA decide he is worth £50)
    Two players at the kick off.
    Not knowing how long was left in the game after the 90 minutes were up
    Big wooden boards being held up to tell the fans number 4 was coming off.
    Players, when getting a second yellow, were just shown the red card.
    Player numbers 1-11 (OK, that bit was cool, especially when Ashurst went all continental and used a number 10 as a sweeper).
    Two subs (12 and 14)
    Pass back to the 'keeper (OK - that one had to go)
    Referees calling the two captains together when it was getting out of hand.
     
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    Apart from the pass back to goalie rule, I think it was better back then, especially in the sixties, early seventies, when players endeavoured to stay on their feet and try and score instead of fucking cheating/diving everywhere.
     
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    Just rocking up on the day was great too. Season tickets were for the fans with money. You could even pay on the gate in Division one games at places like Anfield - not that I'd ever want to go to that shithole.
     
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    Dogs on the pitch

    Pitch invasions every time we scored

    Bog rolls everywhere

    Having a piss during a night game in the Bob Bank bogs and looking at the stars

    Radio Ninian

    The fella from Ely homes with the plastic coppers helmet

    Rattles and home made scarves with players names embroidered on them

    The Bluebirds club
     
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    Don't forget the football echo.

    Always amazed me how they managed to get (some) of the scores on the back page so quickly.
     
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    And they had all the racing results, the late ones were always in the stop press margin on the back page :hehe:
     
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    Remember those alphabet scoreboards for the half time scores at other matches?
     
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    Loved going for a pint in the Bluebirds club before the match.
     
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    Walking under the old wooden grange end dodging the lighted fag butts and piss coming from above through the floor.
     
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    As someone who works in print I still can’t fathom how they got them out so quickly. Games didn’t finish till nearly 5pm and they’d be outside Cardiff Central by 5:30pm-6pm

    Even with today’s technology and press speeds that’s mightily impressive.
     
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    Getting the scores half time and then football echo at full time was only way to check how your football bets were doing.

    Now I spend more time checking my phone for other scores that I’ve got a bet on than watching the game.
     
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    Never had the chance to drink in there,by the time we looked old enough the place had shut
     
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    It used to get rammed in there when the city were doing well, impressive clubhouse with a big open function hall, posh lounge and a skittle alley.
     
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    Quicker than 3G at the stadium.
     
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    We used to drink in the Cambrian in town,they had a small room out the back :hehe:
     
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    That was a cracking little boozer before Brains ponced it up and tried to make it all upmarket.
     
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    Buying BIF BAF tickets, results on back page of The Echo:hehe:
     
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    Bebbs buses, and later Morris travel buses all lined up outside the ground waiting to take us to away games. That palace away game in our promotion season 75/76, the buses were lined up all the way down sloper road, we must have taken 6 or 7000 to palace that day.
     
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    Buying a platform ticket for 2 pence and jumping on a train to away games.
     
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    It’s better now than when it was that fake Irish nonsense.
     

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