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2 minutes ago, Locke said:

It certainly was mayhem. 

The game against West Ham at our place around the same era was worst.

That was the only time I ever remember away fans actually coming quite close to getting in our end.

Would that be in the cup in January 84? It was totally different tho, west Ham was literally toe to toe fighting everywhere, rather than the mass mayhem v Leeds, where it was mostly Blues vs the old bill.

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11 minutes ago, The Realist said:

Would that be in the cup in January 84? It was totally different tho, west Ham was literally toe to toe fighting everywhere, rather than the mass mayhem v Leeds, where it was mostly Blues vs the old bill.

Yes and agreed.

West Ham came for it that day. 

I really thought they might take the Kop at one point. They were inside at the back but couldn't make it up steps or embankment.

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7 minutes ago, boro_boy said:

Ayresome Park was good went to a few games as a kid. 

 

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Never been to Ayresome Park or Riverside mate.

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3 minutes ago, Locke said:

Never been to Ayresome Park or Riverside mate.

Not missing much haha. 

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7 minutes ago, boro_boy said:

Not missing much haha. 

I have been to both, Ayresome was what it was, The Riverside is like many modern stadia devoid of any sort of atmosphere, and nearby pubs. Tho it was better than Roker park, where the wind in the open away end, was horrendous.

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Realist referred to Brockville Park, the home of Falkirk FC before it was demolished and the club moved to another area of the town. If I recall correctly the building of the new stadium caused a bit of a stooshi as it was built on what was considered 'green belt' land. Here is a picture of Brockville. When full it created a fantastic atmosphere. The record attendance was 23,100 against Celtic 1953.

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The following picture shows a view from the Watson Street end. Just hidden nearby to the right of the exit sign was the toilet. This was simply a 'brick shit house' which could hold no more than half a dozen people comfortably but regularly had a lot more than that in it as it was the only toilet for that end. Too bad if you needed a shit. Most punters just stood at the wall at the top of the terracing and pissed against the low wall which overlooked the back gardens of adjacent houses.

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