1987 FA Cup memories - Cov City v Sheffield Wednesday

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  1. cov_george

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    HAHA! There's a couple of lads I know who'll be getting the piss ripped out of them after those get around!
     
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    The CT website is too painful to use, gave up trying to page through them all after a while.
    But great memories nonewtheless. I was in that open corner bit wearing my free Telegraph paper hat !
     
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    Mild-Mannered Janitor Kindest Bloke on CCFC / Maker of CCFC Dreams

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    Photo 31, WTF is that person wearing on the right?
     
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    shudder to think, with how tight those terraces are and what might have been us ?
     
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    clint van damme Well-Known Member

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    I'll be asking him next time I see him!!
     
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    One of the by products of more coverage of football on tv etc is that the photography isn't as good. You don't seem to see many great action shots like this one anymore.

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    I was there on the big kop the one that was covered as a 16 year old lad still at school!
    Madness to see the crowds flowing forwards and backwards.
    If anyone wants a Leeds program from the FA cup run plus a final program give me a message. A few beer tokens will be given to the JSB people if they want it to buy resources for the kids who come to the JSB area before home games.
     
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    Ahhhh we were all so young, in picture 9 there is an opaque glass partition between the Wednesday fans and the corner of the Leppings Lane end, I'm behind that and couldn't see a thing.
     
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    My favourite game of all time. The FA Cup still massive then and we'd never been further in the competition. Amazing atmosphere and absolutely rammed. Still get goosebumps when I watch the goals.

    It was the Stoke game when I feared for my life with a crowd crush when the idiot cops crammed us into a small area as we were leaving the stadium.
     
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    I remember the day of that game. I used to swim for cov and was on a coach to a gala...literally no one other than the coach driver and me gave a shit!
     
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    Remember being held there. Everyone started making sheep and cow noises. Seemed funny at the time.....
     
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    I went with a coach load from the Wyken Pippin/Bunters Bar. We stopped off just outside Sheffield and had a good drink, in fact we were on it from early morning. A group of us got in the ground and 3 of us got nicked for being drunk and disorderly, for wobbling unsteady, and my mate for urinating behind the toilets ! They kept us in the cells at the ground and told us Sheffield Wednesday had won so we were gutted. We got charged and had to come back to Sheffield to attend the court a week later. We all got fined but as we won we laughed it off. The coppers that day were well over the top, and found out they grabbed loads of Cov fans, and heard they had a bad reputation.
     
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    South Yorkshire Police, disgusting organisation. Hopefully Duckenfield is convicted this week.
     
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    Yes. I remember that. Police horses stopping anyone moving forward and more and more of the crowd leaving the stadium behind. It was scary at the time but the thought was always there that these people know what they are doing so no real reason to worry. Hillsborough changed all of that.
     
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    They were, they chucked me out and I'm very well behaved.
     
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    They even put a Sheffield Wednesday fan in a big cell with us Cov fans.They wanted us to start on him, but he was that scared we told him we had nothing against him just the coppers.
    He was a good lad and he said he'd never seen as many away fans that day as we took.
     
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    My brother and me got into the pen behind the goal and quickly decided it Was way too crowded for us so we went into that big corner where we had a perfect view of the game. Little did we realise that just a few years later, many poor fans were going to lose their lives in that end of the ground...
     
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    Same here. The two pens behind the goal were way too crowded. We went to that corner too, it was elevated and had a much better view. What a game it was. Little did we know that we’d be back there, in the kop end, for an even better semi.

    And yes, sobering to be there before the tragedy...but based on what happened in ‘87, sadly it was a matter of time.
     
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    There's fellas in the photos in the link that didnt come home for 6 weeks.Got nicked on the Saturday night, court and jail on the Monday!
     
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    We thought they'd keep us in the cells at the ground and let us out later. But no they transferred us to a large cop shop and charged us, and let us out Sunday morning. They also tried to say I assaulted an officer, which I denied. It was comical as a copper grabbed my Greg Downes bald cap of my head, so I grabbed it back.
    I was laughing but him and his mate put me in handcuffs. Anyway I denied I assaulted him and it got thrown out, and the magistrate also laughed when I said that all I did was grab my bald cap back !
     
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    Great pics, i was 14 at that game, it was bloody chaos at the end, will never forget it, 15000 of us all going loopy haha
     
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    When Regis scored I celebrated the goal so vigorously I caught my shin on the seats metal support. The next thing I remember there was a warm gush of blood running down my leg. I knew it was bad, but I couldn't look at it. I plucked up the courage to take a look while I was on the train back to London. It needed stitches just as I thought at the time. But there was know way I was leaving the game. I still bear the scars to this day. Was it worth it?
    You better bloody believe it.
     
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    Was converted to cov this day. Dad took me up as a Liverpool supporting 14 year old. Came back cov till I die. After circumnavigating the police dogs down the leapings lane got to the ground with a few minutes to go before kick off. Was nearly crushed outside and ended up towards the back of the corner terrace. Attmosphere was something I'd never experienced and then Regis scored and I went surfing. What a day...
     
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    Ditto. We were going up the front tunnel behind the goal, two coppers were stood at the enterance. They said its rammed in there lads, we said could we take a look, they said yes sure. They were right so we came back, thanked them, and went up the left tunnel which at that time it was pretty empty.
    We must have been lucky re. the old bill because the ones we spoke to were polite and helpful. There was even a copper at the Leppings Lane turnstyle who has some sky blue tinsel round his helmet, having a laugh with some of us.
     

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