Is this our biggest game since '87?

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  1. Skyblueweeman

    Skyblueweeman Well-Known Member

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    Just wondered how folks rate the importance of this game?

    Off the top of my head, I'd say this is the biggest game since that glorious May day back in 1987.

    Thoughts?
     
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    clint van damme Well-Known Member

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    I don't think you'll get consensus on which game was biggest since 87.
    For me, the biggest game was last day against Spurs in 97. I honestly believe if we'd lost and got relegated, we wouldn't be in the mess we're in now so I think the ramifications of that game were huge.
    Of course, at the time, I was celebrating like we'd won the Champions league but with hindsight I wish we'd lost.
     
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    Londonccfcfan Well-Known Member

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    No. Don’t come close To the Last day battles for survival in premiership.

    Ie Wimbledon, Tottenham away and countless home games.

    It’s a big game. But that’s it.
     
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    In the long term it could be but it depends what follows. If we get to the final and go up is it the start of a turnaround or will we be a mid table, looking over our shoulder L1 side trying to avoid relegation every year.

    If we don't go up it can either be built on next season and have a realistic go at the autos or all the better players drift away and we start again.
     
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    I'd probably say it's up there with the biggest games where the outcome is positive, rather than our more common goal of avoiding a negative.
     
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    It's bigger than the Wembley final last season - easily the biggest game since Charlton away in 2008.
     
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    Skyblueweeman Well-Known Member

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    I get what you're saying but those games to stay up probably meant we continued to spend above our means for longer, thus starting the inevitable slide.

    For me (and I appreciate everyone thinks differently) this game is the biggest since 87 as it'll be an opportunity to get to another game, where we'd have the chance to actually physically progress as a club, in the right direction. I'd say for the majority of our fan base, a downward spiral is all we've seen. Moving up is something many of us have never seen.
     
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    I'd managed to blank the Charlton game from my mind. What an absolute stinker.
     
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    its only the biggest game since last saturday........win it & then we've got an actual big game final.....
     
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    Disagree. I don't see everything through the prism of 'top flight games are more important than any others' that some do though.
     
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    It’s big and it’s NOW!
     
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    Big enough!!!
     
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    Biggest game in terms of positivity since 87 for sure.
     
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    Yes. With what we have been through since then, there has been no success, just disappointment. Tonight is huge, feels bigger imo because it is for something positive and not part of a relegation escape.
     
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    Not a chance its the biggest game since '87

    Here's a few:

    1991/1992- Villa away to stay in the league and be a part of the new premier league... lost the game but saved by.... Notts County :happy: £millions & millions riding on it
    1994/1995- Spurs away
    1995/1996- Wimbledon away
    1996/1997- Spurs away
    2000/2001- Villa away
    2004/2005- Derby home
     
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    I think anyone aged 35 and under....this is the biggest.
     
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  17. Ring Of Steel

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    You think this is a bigger game than the FA Cup Final?
     
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    If you were 35 then you were 4....it was meant as in a game youd been too or were aware of.
     
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    yes it is,bigger than checmatrade


    and we will lose
     
  20. Ring Of Steel

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    Its definitely bigger than 'checmatrade', I don't even remember that match at all
     
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    We beat Oxfrod 2-1 at wimrbdhfjly
     
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    Its a big game undoubtedly possibly our biggest for quite a few years, bigger than the game that the Telegraph seem to have focused on today, for a team in another Sport. Pretty shit from the Telegraph as usual.
     
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    That goal by George thomajkf though
     
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    oscillatewildly Well-Known Member

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    Nope. Every single final day survival exercise from Div1/Prem to C'ship knocks this into a cocked hat.
    It's important of course - after all, we desperately want to get back into a division we've hated being in for five seasons prior.
     
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