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Maddest night of Football ever from a Liverpool supporter.

Discussion in 'Molineux Mix memories' started by chester, Feb 16, 2018.

  1. chester

    chester Newbie

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    In 1976 Liverpool needed to avoid defeat at Wolves to win the league. 1-0 down with 15 mins to go we win 3-1. As a Red this was the maddest night of football I have ever witnessed including our first ever European Cup or our two FA Cup Derby wins. The whole night was crazy, I never paid to get in and there seemed to be about 40 thousand reds inside including hundreds on roofs and floodlights. My biggest memory however is rather weird and to this day I have not been able to find anyone in Liverpool to verify it. About 10 minutes before the match started a big skinhead ran from the Wolves end (Why ?) towards the massive end we were in (again why ?) and began taunting us. Unbeknowingly (??) to him a scouser jumps out of the left side of the ground and runs up behind the skinhead, we are all watching and cheering. He hits the skin, the skin hits the deck and he runs into our end to loud cheers. I would like to ask you older Wolves supporters.
    What are your memories of this night ?
    Does anyone remember this particular incident or I am just remembering something that I wished had happened. ?
    And finally, would the skinhead in question, and this is a very long shot, stand up and say, ' I was that skinhead.'
    Thanks for letting me join your site and for sharing my memories and if anyone wants to hear any more of my memories of that night I am glad to share. Cheers.
    Charles
     
  2. Tomcat

    Tomcat Well-Known Member

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    I was in the north bank that night. As I remember we started queuing about 4.30 & got in when the gates opened about 6pm. The ground was rammed about an hour before kick-off. Atmosphere was fantastic. I've never seen the south bank so full probably all liverpool fans. We had to win & bham had to lose for us to stay up. Liverpool had to win or draw or QPR would win the league. There were some QPR fans in the north bank who were made very unwelcome. At half time we were winning & bham losing so the great escape was on. As Chester said we caved in the last 15 mins & the reds won the league. Bham got a draw anyway & we went down. Plenty of us stayed in the north bank after the match to give the scousers who had invaded the pitch some stick. Memorable match though!
    I was not the skinhead!
     
  3. highlandwolf

    highlandwolf Senior Member

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    We were pretty dire that season so no complaints about getting relegated. Don’t remember the incident referred to, but as the North Bank was rammed didn’t see much of the match anyway. I think due to injuries we had a scratch back four, with Mike Bailey and Geoff Palmer as centre halves? No wonder we lost.
     
  4. Marpol

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    There were quite a few QPR fans in the Family after being asked politely to leave the North Bank.. Myself and a few pals were thrown out of the South Bank before kick off. To this day thankful for that.
     
  5. oldschool

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    I've always said to anyone who would listen. That "Walk On" will never be bettered. The whole of Wolverhampton must have heard it. Still gives me goose pimples just thinking about it. I have always hated Liverpool since then, well, always really. I think it's the way the fans were always thought of as being funny and pleasant, when in fact nothing could be further from the truth. You didn't go to Anfield or Goodison those days unless you were "The George" or madder! Even West Ham got battered there in the 70's.
    But anyway, back to that night. When the final whistle went they invaded the pitch and came right up the north bank, but such was the anger of the Wolves fans they didn't try to get in. It was just baiting each other. I think if they had tried they may well have taken it, due to sheer numbers of them. I reckon there were 30k of them that night. On the floodlights, the roofs, everywhere. Great support by them and by us really!
     
  6. Glastowolf

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    I was a 9 year old in the family enclosure, towards southbank end. All I remember from the game is the noise coming from the Liverpool fans after they equalised. Their support practically sucked the ball into the net. This was probably the catalyst for a segregated away end soon after. There was no home advantage that day!
     
  7. Rhoswolf

    Rhoswolf Just doesn't shut up

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    Have posted previously, I went to every single game that season home and away, left Stafford super early and hit traffic jams from Gailey, diverted via Brewood, Codsall and parked miles away. Never got in and physically sick as we got relegated, fighting everywhere including hospital, allegedly but that's a different story.

    If only MM had existed then to vent my spleen about the inequities of the ticketing system and the need for a loyalty points based system.;)
     
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    Can only find this youtube footage

     

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