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Great Escape
« on: March 26, 2020, 03:36:55 PM »

Manchester City away from our Great Escape will be the next match featured in our Relived series.

Head to the Fulham fc website on Saturday afternoon where we encourage you to hit play at exactly 3pm, so that you can enjoy our Twitter coverage in real time.

With three games left of the 2007/08 season, Fulham headed to the City of Manchester Stadium knowing that we’d likely need to leave with all three points if we were to have any chance of avoiding the drop.

City themselves had plenty to play for, though. They’d already guaranteed their highest ever Premier League placing, and now had eyes on a European spot.

What happened that afternoon in Manchester exemplified the character of Roy Hodgson’s squad, so make sure you tune in on Saturday to relive the match in its entirety.

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Re: Great Escape
« Reply #1 on: March 26, 2020, 04:40:45 PM »
BT3 are showing Leicester at home from 1983 tonight but I can't bring myself to watch that again.

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Re: Great Escape
« Reply #2 on: March 26, 2020, 05:13:27 PM »

Manchester City away from our Great Escape will be the next match featured in our Relived series.

Head to the Fulham fc website on Saturday afternoon where we encourage you to hit play at exactly 3pm, so that you can enjoy our Twitter coverage in real time.

With three games left of the 2007/08 season, Fulham headed to the City of Manchester Stadium knowing that we’d likely need to leave with all three points if we were to have any chance of avoiding the drop.

City themselves had plenty to play for, though. They’d already guaranteed their highest ever Premier League placing, and now had eyes on a European spot.

What happened that afternoon in Manchester exemplified the character of Roy Hodgson’s squad, so make sure you tune in on Saturday to relive the match in its entirety.

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What a game that was.  Relegated at half time and winners after 90 minutes and in with a chance!  Fabulous, can't wait for the Pompey game to be shown again!!


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Re: Great Escape
« Reply #3 on: March 26, 2020, 08:38:06 PM »
The physical scars were worth it.

Up the Fulham.

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Re: Great Escape
« Reply #4 on: March 26, 2020, 10:24:06 PM »
I remember I was playing at the same time, checked the score at the half and kicked people all over the place in the 2nd half in fury, only to find out we'd done it after the game

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Re: Great Escape
« Reply #5 on: March 27, 2020, 09:11:28 AM »
I was at the game, and the talk at hlf time, where people were watching a tv screen ij  the bar area was that we were relegated.

Then that kamara goal, from Danny Murphy's  through ball, and there was pandemonium -then two more, and  people were diving headfirst over seats, and complete and utter joy  celebrating with the players  at the end of the game. Experiences like this, which you  probably can't find anywhere else outside of sport, and football in particular,  make you know why why you're a fan.

But if you want an example to show people how football messes with your emotions, how it can unforgettable drama like you'd never find in a theatre, where it's all scripted, then that game, and the end of that season, would be the  one.


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Re: Great Escape
« Reply #6 on: March 27, 2020, 12:12:48 PM »
Really looking forward to this as I was out in High Wycombe with my wife and couldn't go to the match. I was listening to snippets on the radio in the car and every now and again there would be a groan followed later by raucous cheers.  Never saw a replay so this is going to be a great afternoon.  Well done Fulham.  Please also show all the matches that followed on from the Juve game in that great run all the way to the final.

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Re: Great Escape
« Reply #7 on: March 27, 2020, 04:26:07 PM »
I would love to see the Northampton Town v Fulham game in 1966 our classic relegation avoiding 4-2 win.
One of twelve end of season matches to remember before which we had absolutely no chance of avoiding relegation.