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Old Sod's Army-not so fond memories
« on: July 16, 2017, 09:00:34 PM »
Still cannot make out yesterday's friendly. What was the purpose of playing a team way above us?

However, to continue on an optimistic note, what are your worst home and away defeats?

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Re: Old Sod's Army-not so fond memories
« Reply #1 on: July 16, 2017, 09:15:46 PM »
I already feel hang dog. Too many to mention. I have forgotten the worst ones, as I get nightmares still.
But away to Swindon Town in a League Cup replay in the 70s, losing 0 5, was humiliating, we were outclassed, outfought and outplayed.
Just like yesterday.
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Re: Old Sod's Army-not so fond memories
« Reply #2 on: July 17, 2017, 06:28:49 AM »
Fulham 0 Port Vale 6, didn't feel well coming down on the train,then watching that debacle shaking and sweating and spluttering.
Was in bed with the flu for 2 weeks not a cold as all call that the flu now...Couldn't move eat anything severe temperature.
So the Port Vale game doesn't sit well with me...lol


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Re: Old Sod's Army-not so fond memories
« Reply #3 on: July 17, 2017, 07:41:46 AM »
I already feel hang dog. Too many to mention. I have forgotten the worst ones, as I get nightmares still.
But away to Swindon Town in a League Cup replay in the 70s, losing 0 5, was humiliating, we were outclassed, outfought and outplayed.
Just like yesterday.

Sorry to be pedantic, but it was an FA Cup Replay after a 3-3 draw at The Cottage.

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Re: Old Sod's Army-not so fond memories
« Reply #4 on: July 17, 2017, 07:42:40 AM »
Fulham 0 Port Vale 6, didn't feel well coming down on the train,then watching that debacle shaking and sweating and spluttering.
Was in bed with the flu for 2 weeks not a cold as all call that the flu now...Couldn't move eat anything severe temperature.
So the Port Vale game doesn't sit well with me...lol

Likewise for me. An absolute shambles of Magarth proportions!

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Re: Old Sod's Army-not so fond memories
« Reply #5 on: July 17, 2017, 07:47:20 AM »
Worst away defeat was 0-7 at Chester when the story goes that the team was told that the match was cancelled, had a few drinks at the hotel and then were told that it was now going ahead. Old wives tale or the truth? Either way a long TBT trip back.
The next home game which I think was a 1-2 defeat to Port Vale, Ray Lexington was handed a tin of 7 Up by someone in the Putney End.


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Re: Old Sod's Army-not so fond memories
« Reply #6 on: July 17, 2017, 08:27:26 AM »
They don't have to be big defeats to hurt.

My biggest hurts: 0-1 vs. Preston when we just needed a draw to go up as champions; 0-2 vs. West Ham (you all know when); 1-2 against Atletico when we were heading for penalties.
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Re: Old Sod's Army-not so fond memories
« Reply #7 on: July 17, 2017, 09:11:27 AM »
They don't have to be big defeats to hurt.

My biggest hurts: 0-1 vs. Preston when we just needed a draw to go up as champions; 0-2 vs. West Ham (you all know when); 1-2 against Atletico when we were heading for penalties.

Ricky Heppolette has a lot to answer for!!

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Re: Old Sod's Army-not so fond memories
« Reply #8 on: July 17, 2017, 09:19:27 AM »
Fulham 0 Port Vale 6, didn't feel well coming down on the train,then watching that debacle shaking and sweating and spluttering.
Was in bed with the flu for 2 weeks not a cold as all call that the flu now...Couldn't move eat anything severe temperature.
So the Port Vale game doesn't sit well with me...lol

In fact I will go as far as to say, that this defeat was all your fault. Coming down to the Cottage spreading your germs. No wonder the players had an off day.
Come to think of it, I remember now, I went there full of the days of spring. Then almost immediately I went down with this strength sapening bug, and felt rough all week.
So now I know why, hmmm.
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Re: Old Sod's Army-not so fond memories
« Reply #9 on: July 17, 2017, 09:23:44 AM »
I already feel hang dog. Too many to mention. I have forgotten the worst ones, as I get nightmares still.
But away to Swindon Town in a League Cup replay in the 70s, losing 0 5, was humiliating, we were outclassed, outfought and outplayed.
Just like yesterday.

Sorry to be pedantic, but it was an FA Cup Replay after a 3-3 draw at The Cottage.

Do not apologise Sir Alec of good Stock.
Yes you are indeed correct, and well done.
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By the way, if my superb memory serves me correctly, didn't Bobby Moore, Rodney Marsh and George Best play in that match also ?
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Re: Old Sod's Army-not so fond memories
« Reply #10 on: July 17, 2017, 09:45:04 AM »
They don't have to be big defeats to hurt.

My biggest hurts: 0-1 vs. Preston when we just needed a draw to go up as champions; 0-2 vs. West Ham (you all know when); 1-2 against Atletico when we were heading for penalties.

Ricky Heppolette has a lot to answer for!!

I shall never forget it - a diving header at the Hammersmith end.
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Re: Old Sod's Army-not so fond memories
« Reply #11 on: July 17, 2017, 10:05:11 AM »
Ricky Heppolite scored that goal.....a real painful day.

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Re: Old Sod's Army-not so fond memories
« Reply #12 on: July 17, 2017, 10:08:48 AM »
A mate of mine wanted to come to a game and so we went to the match v Notts County. Lost 5-1 at home. Following season won 5-1 against them. But oddly enough my mate didn't want to come after the first time.
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Re: Old Sod's Army-not so fond memories
« Reply #13 on: July 17, 2017, 12:17:41 PM »
A mate of mine wanted to come to a game and so we went to the match v Notts County. Lost 5-1 at home. Following season won 5-1 against them. But oddly enough my mate didn't want to come after the first time.

Ws that the one when Peter Mellor was injured and Les Strong went in goal?

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Re: Old Sod's Army-not so fond memories
« Reply #14 on: July 17, 2017, 02:08:16 PM »
Two already mentioned. I am with Holders, the loss to Preston, soooo disappointing and then the 5-1 defeat by Notts county.  The great Bobby Moore had a nightmare game against Notts, probably the game that made his mind up to retire at the end of the season. Nobody was upset though, players like B Moore are often cut a lot of slack by supporters.

We were lucky that players like Best, Marsh, Mullery, Moore chose Fulham in the twilight of their careers.