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Wolves v Newcastle 10th April 1976

Discussion in '1970's' started by long ball man, Jan 28, 2015.

  1. long ball man

    long ball man Just doesn't shut up

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    My daughter found this on YouTube this week.

    Special memories for me as this was the first game I went to. We won 5-0 with a King John hat-trick. Look out for a wonderful chest trap and volley pass all in one movement by Kenny Hibbitt.

    Enjoy.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4pJIAW0K7ws
     
  2. hankin

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    Fantastic memories. One of the first games that I attended on my own and one of my favourite games ever, despite getting my silk scarf nicked by Villa fans in Birmingham on the way. John Richards was King. We really thought that we would stay up at the end as Birmingham lost away at, I think, Stoke that day, so our joy was immeasurable. Trouble is, we put in a dismal performance the following week at Coventry which really stuffed us.
    How did that team ever get relegated after promising so much in the early 70's? Bill McGarry inherited a fantastic young squad from Ronnie Allen but never build on it properly.
     
  3. Big Nosed Wolf

    Big Nosed Wolf Just doesn't shut up

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    The 'too good a side to be relegated' season which proved an absurd cliché in the Liverpool game a few weeks later.

    Not my first game by any means and I watched from the North Bank.

    Jimmy Kelly at No 11 for Wagstaffe who played three time that year and Bell wearing Dougan's shirt, gone the previous year. Other options for these two key replacements were, Kindon, Gould (on his second spell) Farley and possibly Daley who always was a better midfield player than winger. Sunderland a very good footballer in any position was at full back but his best role in the side was that he played at Wembley 1974.

    Two years later he was at Arsenal of course scoring that last minute goal at the FA Cup final.

    Willie Carr had been bought the previous year and was an excellent addition and with Hibbitt and the nearly finished Bailey it was still a top class midfield.

    Good additions were not good enough though and the McGarry years came to an end with the legacy of failing to keep the side good enough and complacency on replacements for the match winning Wagstaffe and Dougan.

    Apart from the 'Indian Summer' of '79-82ish' the last season when the club could really be considered 'top six' material.
     
  4. ricki herberts moustache

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    thanks for posting: thats a great video

    where were away fans housed in molineux at that time? On part of the south bank?
     
  5. long ball man

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    This was before segregation. I can remember sitting on the wall at the front of the old Waterloo Road stand next to a boy and his Dad were Newcastle fans as late as FA cup tie in 1978 or possibly 1979. I think the South Bank was divided into home and away around then.


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  6. Big Nosed Wolf

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    Excellent point.

    The 'troubles' which affected the game are well known and often exaggerated.

    I attended quite a few away games and 'mingled' with home fans. These included Old Trafford, Filbert St, Victoria Ground Stoke, Birmingham, Villa, Hull City,all of these were in the seventies after 'ends' were being segregated.

    That problems existed (still do) is not in doubt. That it has been used to justify damaging and divisive legislation is also not in doubt.
     
  7. ricki herberts moustache

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    cheers for that

    yes I thought so because you can see newcastle fans on the south bank in the above video yet there were no segregating fences between the fans so I was a bit confused: i thought fans had been segregated since the early 70's at least but this doesn't seem to be correct.

    Out of interest when did the powers that be decide to keep home and away fans apart in english football grounds?
     
  8. long ball man

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    I don't know if it was legislation or just something individual clubs did. I think, but am not 100%, that the last time Molineux was unsegregated was when we won Division 2 the season after (1976/77)
     
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    interesting: always assumed it would have been earlier than that.
     
  10. The segregation fence went up at the end of January 1978. The last game without it was the 3-1 home win over Everton.
     
  11. Williamstown Wolf

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    I was at that game, 0-0 at half time. My dad took me as I was only 10,
     
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    I remember being on the South Bank v Everton as a kid 1975 (had to look it up). Everton scored a late goal to win 2:1 and their fans were celebrating amongst ours. Ironically my Dad took me in there as he thought the North Bank was too rough for me at that age.
     

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