Best CCFC atmosphere since????

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  1. Ads87

    Ads87 New Member

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    I started my city supporting career in 1983. Friday nights atmosphere, feel good factor frenzied support was on a par with the 87 fa cup in my view.
    Can anyone remember city support like it?
     
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    Agree the best atmosphere since the cup final - the noise could have even been more as the only negative was that plenty of people i know sat and watched it at home because they could not get a ticket - around 5,000 empty seats doesn't make sense
     
  3. Houchens Head

    Houchens Head Fairly well known member from Malvern

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    Easy one that! City v Wolves 29th April 1967. Now THAT was an atmosphere! 51,455 attendance! :claping hands:
     
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    Preston in the JPT
     
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    Certainly the best ever at the Ricoh & I go with 'Houchens Head', 1967 Wolves at our true home Highfield Road. Sadly now residential, I wonder why?
     
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    That answer was going so well until the last sentence. Must try harder. HELP!
     
  7. Grendel

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    Some of the premiership games at highfiekd road had a far more intense atmosphere.
     
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    Correct.

    Best atmosphere for me was at home to Leeds in approx 97/98, funnily enough it was a defeat (3-2)..... but my god the place was rocking. The previous few years had seen trouble in the ground, this year wasn't so bad, but a bit lively at half time i remember.
     
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    I remember a game the first year in the championship and at highfield road and we beat man city 4-3 last minute David thompson goal I think. What a game that was.
     
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    I remember Leeds fans ripping out the seating and slinging them over to the West End! :slap:
     
  11. Broken Hearted Sky Blue

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    Of course:claping hands:
     
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    Many of the premiership games had far better atmosphere - the large away presence for big games made for a far better and intense experience.

    Beating man utd 3-2
    Draw with arsenal 2-2
    Tottenham game we won 4-3
    Thumping Aston villa on Boxing Day

    All stand out in the memory .
     
  13. Broken Hearted Sky Blue

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    Rose tinted glasses you hate the Ricoh so much wait a minute you're right seem to remember a reserve game at Highfield Road the atmosphere was that intense half the stand woke up.
     
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    deffo the best atmosphere so far at a game at the ricoh.

    best atmosphere ive ever been in at a home game would either when we beat Liverpool 1-0 a few weeks before the cup final, we had just got to Wembley and was mental all game, or the 1st game at home v Spurs after the cup win even the main stand was rocking that day!!
     
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    The best ever atmosphere in my lifetime without a doubt. closely followed by 87 FA Cup
     
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    The atmosphere on Friday was fantastic, especially when the chorus of Stand Up if you Love City went round.

    Other notables, Cov 3 Man Utd 2, Cov 3 Villa 0 (boxing day) and the League Cup Semi Cov 3 West Ham 2, for the fantastic comeback and last minute winner by Garry Thompson.

    Also coming back to me was a 5-0 :League Cup Quarter Final win over Sunderland....now that was sweet!
     
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    So I quote 4 games and you quote a reserve game. Interestingly you haven't confirmed if it was the best or not.

    He quoted 1983 I think so did not include the two best;

    West ham semi final
    Bristol city 1977
     
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    What from 1992 ? No they didn't, not like Friday !
     
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    The atmosphere in the mid to late nineties was far greater.

    Man utd beaten in the last minute vs Friday?

    Behave yourself.
     
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    26/12/92 Cov 3 Villa 0, that was a good atmosphere, as was Friday.
     
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    Yes referred to that one as well - hands down better as the first win against local rivals for decades.
     
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    The Atmosphere at HR before the set stand was poor, it used to sound loud in the west end but most of the noise was captured by the roof. It only got good when the entire ground joined in which was't that often.

    Friday I would say was the best since the FA cup times, there were some after, Beating ManU , the last games against Derby. But for me Friday was the best 'home' atmosphere I've seen. Didn't go in '67 wasn't allowed. But that on Friday was like Hillsborough in '87 or Old Trafford when we beat them 2-0 in the LC, it felt like every fan for 90 mins.
     
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    Given your name hardly surprising. The atmosphere vs west ham in 81 was 100 times better
     
  25. Broken Hearted Sky Blue

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    I was taking the piss. All the games you've mentioned all hah a level of intensity but not from start to finish,on friday I saw people who I've known for years who never chant shout etc giving it large. I saw grown men cry when the players came out and I was one,I saw people who hadn't seen each other since 2013 hugging and kissing,I saw a guy taking his two small chidren home at half time took them there for the first time so they would grow up as City fans. Friday was an outpouring of emotion from City fans it wasn't a reaction from a comeback performance or a performance that guaranteed promotion or a trophy win,it was one thing fans love of their football team and so in terms of this yes this was the best,this was City fans at their best and it showed the world City fans at their best.

    As far as I'm concerned you can keep those other games,every one I went to. I thought my football club was lost,I thought my love for my football club was going and I was just going through the motions but when I saw them come out it was still there but even stronger. So yes that was the best for so many reasons that you probably wouldn't understand. Rant over
     
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    Do you argue with your alter ego and your respective shadows? FFS.. turn it in will you G?
     
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    Best ever home game v Villa Boxing Day...fantastic day!!
    best ever awayish, Hillsborough v Leeds FA cup semi final 87, and the drive home through Cov.
    best at Ricoh v gillingham soo much emotion fantastic.

    it restored my faith in watching the sky blues again. PUSB
     
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    Soon you'll be saying you didn't think you'd see her beautiful face again (which if course wasn't true as you were the first person in the world to know the club were returning)

    Grow up and stop pretending you are a dewy eyed child.
     
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    Tell you what Kevin Fuck off
     
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    Yes remember that now, great come back and as I said about the whole ground joining in, that was one of the fews games they did, but not for the full 90, again at the time that was the biggest game we had since promotion in 67, I game off Wembley for the 1st time all be it over to legs.

    And if your asking if my biased because of my tag - no I'm not. I have very found memories of HR, I also have of my grandparents house, the smell of baking, a hint of moth balls off grand dads suit on a sunday, Chocolates on the christmas tree, the outside loo, tin bath etc. But wouldn't choose to live there now. As a stadium the Ricoh is head and shoulders above HR and 95% off all the traditional old grounds, it just needs some success there.
     
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    Almost correct but not quite. Problems with LinkedIn accounts eh?
     
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    ok - Maybe not the best atmosphere - but certainly the match with the most emotion. Much more personal for us all than any of those other games
     
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    The Arsenal game, think it was Boxing Day, 2000 maybe? 3-2 to us. Best atmosphere I can remember and also, strangely, on the telly. I will say the other night was best at the Ricoh, by far.
     
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    Sheiks nightclub, Bognor Regis pier, circa 1998-2001, or as I refer to them, the 'Uni' years.

    £1 for a vodka and orange. £1.50 a pint of snakey B or waterer down Kronenburg.

    Great days...
     
  35. DazzleTommyDazzle

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    I think that there's quite a bit of overlap in many of the posts in this thread with great games or really important ones.

    The League Cup semi-final against West Ham was a fantastic atmosphere, but it was our first ever semi-final, had a large away attendance and was a cracking match.

    On Friday we played a relatively meaningless third division game against Gillingham, who brought a handful of supporters. We won 1-0 and played OK, but other than Fleck's shot there wasn't too much about the match itself that will live long in the memory.

    And yet the atmosphere was very special - spine tingling at times, hair standing up on the back of necks etc etc. as someone said, it was an occasion as much as a football match
     

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