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posh v plymouth in the 70s

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Re: posh v plymouth in the 70s

Post by ashman » 10 Jan 2018, 22:08

Disgraceful day in the city. I remember going to the market on the Saturday morning to get the vegetables for the weekend. I got there at about 8.30 am and the majority of the market had already been completely overturned. In addition nearly every bridge around the parkways was vandalised with PAFC spray paint, along with loads of shop fronts along Bridge Street. The hoards of Plymouth fans had arrived the previous evening and had gone on drunken riots across the city. They were still there in the morning, most of them still carrying cans and bottles before heading off to the game. Unfortunately this was what it was like in the 1970s but nothing as severe as this. I was in the London Road end and was scared out of my wits!!
Below is an account by an Argyle fan of the chaos that ensued. They had already been promoted and I think that they needed to win to take the title. They lost 1-0 to a Tommy Robson goal.

'These are my photos which i posted on my face book site a couple of days ago .. Ian saw them and told me he was going to display on this site so i have decided to have a read of all your comments ..
The first photos were taken about 30 mins before kick off .. by then Argyle fans had already invaded the pitch twice.
I was one of those who broke into the ground or walked in which ever way you want to explain it at about 12.30 that afternoon .. They did announce over the tannoy that if we did not leave then the game would not take place.
Everone trudged out .. about 20 mins later even more rushed back into the ground .. after a wander about and the same threat regarding the game we all left again.
There was chaos outside the ground for the the next hour and i guess they decided to start letting Argyle fans inside to try and calm the situation outside and in the town centre. The opened the turnstiles but i know many got in for nothing, i saw a side gate burst open and lots of fans charge in .. as well as the ones who climbed the walls etc
The other photos of the fans on the pitch were taken before the kick off .. the Peterborough fans only filled their end about 20 mins before kick off time .. as soon as they sang their first song everyone just charged straight down the pitch and into the London Road End .. This resulted in a massive scramble of Peterborough fans trying to get away and leave the ground.
I have loads more Photos from this game .. also some other good ones from Blackburn away etc ...
Anyone remember the Toilet Seat at Peterbro ?
Anyone remember the workmens hut at Peterbro ?
Who was the Famous Comedian who was surrounded by fans in the market in the morning but they all chanted the wrong name ?'


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Re: posh v plymouth in the 70s

Post by stuie » 10 Jan 2018, 22:20

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10 Jan 2018, 22:08
Disgraceful day in the city. I remember going to the market on the Saturday morning to get the vegetables for the weekend. I got there at about 8.30 am and the majority of the market had already been completely overturned. In addition nearly every bridge around the parkways was vandalised with PAFC spray paint, along with loads of shop fronts along Bridge Street. The hoards of Plymouth fans had arrived the previous evening and had gone on drunken riots across the city. They were still there in the morning, most of them still carrying cans and bottles before heading off to the game. Unfortunately this was what it was like in the 1970s but nothing as severe as this. I was in the London Road end and was scared out of my wits!!
Below is an account by an Argyle fan of the chaos that ensued. They had already been promoted and I think that they needed to win to take the title. They lost 1-0 to a Tommy Robson goal.

'These are my photos which i posted on my face book site a couple of days ago .. Ian saw them and told me he was going to display on this site so i have decided to have a read of all your comments ..
The first photos were taken about 30 mins before kick off .. by then Argyle fans had already invaded the pitch twice.
I was one of those who broke into the ground or walked in which ever way you want to explain it at about 12.30 that afternoon .. They did announce over the tannoy that if we did not leave then the game would not take place.
Everone trudged out .. about 20 mins later even more rushed back into the ground .. after a wander about and the same threat regarding the game we all left again.
There was chaos outside the ground for the the next hour and i guess they decided to start letting Argyle fans inside to try and calm the situation outside and in the town centre. The opened the turnstiles but i know many got in for nothing, i saw a side gate burst open and lots of fans charge in .. as well as the ones who climbed the walls etc
The other photos of the fans on the pitch were taken before the kick off .. the Peterborough fans only filled their end about 20 mins before kick off time .. as soon as they sang their first song everyone just charged straight down the pitch and into the London Road End .. This resulted in a massive scramble of Peterborough fans trying to get away and leave the ground.
I have loads more Photos from this game .. also some other good ones from Blackburn away etc ...
Anyone remember the Toilet Seat at Peterbro ?
Anyone remember the workmens hut at Peterbro ?
Who was the Famous Comedian who was surrounded by fans in the market in the morning but they all chanted the wrong name ?'


See this link for the team lineups.

http://www.uptheposh.com/matches/1911/
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Re: posh v plymouth in the 70s

Post by Chompy » 11 Jan 2018, 01:38

Amazing that this sort of thing ever happened really. Society has come a long way in 40-odd years.

The good old days really weren't that good.

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Re: posh v plymouth in the 70s

Post by poshnipper » 11 Jan 2018, 06:24

:stupid:
It was a widespread problem in those days, wasn't it? Shocking pictures.
Thank goodness we've, mostly, learned to be more civilised.
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Post by Brianposh » 11 Jan 2018, 08:23

Pictures of the crowd in the enclosure. I am in there somewhere, so far cannot spot myself.
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Re: posh v plymouth in the 70s

Post by tonyp » 11 Jan 2018, 08:29

Brianposh wrote:
11 Jan 2018, 08:23
Pictures of the crowd in the enclosure. I am in there somewhere, so far cannot spot myself.
I had been living in Brisbane for nearly 10 years. I don't recall it being reported here.
I'm pretty sure that in those days I found the football results in the paper on Monday morning.
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Re: posh v plymouth in the 70s

Post by Wycliffe » 11 Jan 2018, 08:37

The plymouth bloke somewhat exaggerates.
They did not iirc invade the pitch pre match, in those days a massive group of 'lads' would ceremonially march from Cathedral Square to London Rd at around 2.45.
Stupidly/bravely we tried it that day, it is safe to say that wasn't the wisest decision. :lol:

Anyway, again excuse an old mans memory but I recall getting in to LRE after a quicker than normal walk/run/sprint (I could in those days) and it was virtually empty.

I don't remember any charge at LRE until the final whistle when they did indeed decide to have a go, despite what many will tell you not everyone ran away and not all that many got in although it is fair to say there were as many green as blue in there.

As 'exciting' as it was for a wannabee tough boy 15 year old they weren't good times and it is incredible to think back and the police allowing thousands of fans getting to their opposition's city 12 hours before kick off!!!

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Post by Steamy Nin » 11 Jan 2018, 09:22

This was the last game of the 74/75 season and they needed to win to claim the 3rd Div Championship but they didn't, Tommy Robson scored in the first half in front of their fans at the Moys End and that shut them up and it sounds like they are still brooding about it because they have been s**t ever since.

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Post by bristleposh » 11 Jan 2018, 09:26

This season has to be one of the first occasions the fixtures home and away have been scheduled for a Saturday 3pm kick off, since then.
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Re: posh v plymouth in the 70s

Post by Chompy » 11 Jan 2018, 10:48

poshnipper wrote:
11 Jan 2018, 06:24
:stupid:
It was a widespread problem in those days, wasn't it? Shocking pictures.
Thank goodness we've, mostly, learned to be more civilised.
Crazy really. I was a youngster in the 70s but remember well what it was like in the 80s. Police everywhere and that wire fence at the front of the LR end. Getting bundled around by the tidal wave of Poshies heaving forward after goals being scored. Getting beaten up twice in Cambridge. Being too afraid to wear a Posh scarf at away games. Ridiculous.

This country is far from perfect now and there's still an undercurrent of thuggery waiting to explode at any time (see London riots) but it's a lot better than it was in those dark times.

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Re: posh v plymouth in the 70s

Post by stuie » 11 Jan 2018, 11:12

tonyp wrote:
11 Jan 2018, 08:29
Brianposh wrote:
11 Jan 2018, 08:23
Pictures of the crowd in the enclosure. I am in there somewhere, so far cannot spot myself.
I had been living in Brisbane for nearly 10 years. I don't recall it being reported here.
I'm pretty sure that in those days I found the football results in the paper on Monday morning.
It would not have been reported, because unfortunately, this types of stupidity took place week in week out inside and outside many football grounds. This is why we were then all caged in until the Hillsborough disaster
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