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View Pete53's Profile Pete53 Flag Hassocks 10 Sep 22 11.21am Send a Private Message to Pete53 Add Pete53 as a friend

In 1960 Crewe travelled to White Hart Lane for a midweek cup replay in which they were trounced 13-2.

Some intrepid Crewe fans made the journey to London but a number arrived at the stadium late due to adverse weather. Apparently one of them, on getting into the ground just as half time arrived , asked, not surprisingly, "what's the score"?

On being informed it was 10-1, replied "who to?"

 

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Originally posted by Pete53

In 1960 Crewe travelled to White Hart Lane for a midweek cup replay in which they were trounced 13-2.

Some intrepid Crewe fans made the journey to London but a number arrived at the stadium late due to adverse weather. Apparently one of them, on getting into the ground just as half time arrived , asked, not surprisingly, "what's the score"?

On being informed it was 10-1, replied "who to?"

I think there have been a number of games where one team was being absolutely trounced only for the game to be called off for bad weather and in the replay the losing side then won.

I'm sure Willo can advise specifics.

 


One more point

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View Teddy Eagle's Profile Teddy Eagle Flag 10 Sep 22 11.25am Send a Private Message to Teddy Eagle Add Teddy Eagle as a friend

Originally posted by Pete53

In 1960 Crewe travelled to White Hart Lane for a midweek cup replay in which they were trounced 13-2.

Some intrepid Crewe fans made the journey to London but a number arrived at the stadium late due to adverse weather. Apparently one of them, on getting into the ground just as half time arrived , asked, not surprisingly, "what's the score"?

On being informed it was 10-1, replied "who to?"

And they supposedly left from platform 13 and arrived back at platform 2.

 

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View ripleyeagle's Profile ripleyeagle Flag Ripley Surrey 13 Sep 22 4.59pm Send a Private Message to ripleyeagle Add ripleyeagle as a friend

Originally posted by Teddy Eagle

And they supposedly left from platform 13 and arrived back at platform 2.

I remember a photograph in my football annual from that era showing the station platform numbers with Danny Blanchflower on the platform as they had recreated the scene.

 

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View Plumpton eagle's Profile Plumpton eagle Flag East Sussex 13 Sep 22 5.43pm Send a Private Message to Plumpton eagle Add Plumpton eagle as a friend

I remember the Xmas after Liverpool thrashed us. The first present I opened was a vhs video titled Liverpool 9 CrystalPalace 0. It did not get a lot of viewing.

 

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View Teddy Eagle's Profile Teddy Eagle Flag 13 Sep 22 6.03pm Send a Private Message to Teddy Eagle Add Teddy Eagle as a friend

Originally posted by Plumpton eagle

I remember the Xmas after Liverpool thrashed us. The first present I opened was a vhs video titled Liverpool 9 CrystalPalace 0. It did not get a lot of viewing.

I had a friend who was a huge Celtic fan who was at an airport with his wife. She bought him a book which surprised him as he wasn't a big reader but she told him it was about football. Turned out to be the Mo Johnston story.
He didn't read that one either.

 

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View kingdowieonthewall's Profile kingdowieonthewall Flag Sussex, ex-Cronx. 13 Sep 22 8.01pm Send a Private Message to kingdowieonthewall Add kingdowieonthewall as a friend

Originally posted by Plumpton eagle

I remember the Xmas after Liverpool thrashed us. The first present I opened was a vhs video titled Liverpool 9 CrystalPalace 0. It did not get a lot of viewing.

remember that infamous night well, had to work late.

cant remember exact circumstances, but heard it was 9-0
mate said '' how many did wright get ?''

 


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Then leave home, get a job & pay your own bills, while you still know everything.

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View NE14T's Profile NE14T Flag 13 Sep 22 10.10pm Send a Private Message to NE14T Add NE14T as a friend

I seem to remember even a flushed Steve McManoman (spelling) cracked one in at the end.

 

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View Henry of Peckham's Profile Henry of Peckham Flag Eton Mess 14 Sep 22 7.16am Send a Private Message to Henry of Peckham Add Henry of Peckham as a friend

Originally posted by kingdowieonthewall

remember that infamous night well, had to work late.

cant remember exact circumstances, but heard it was 9-0
mate said '' how many did wright get ?''

I remember reading the newspaper hoarding at Sutton station ... it said:
"Liverpool 9,
Palace 0,
(Yes, blooming
NINE!!!!)"

 


Denial is not just a river in Egypt

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View Plumpton eagle's Profile Plumpton eagle Flag East Sussex 14 Sep 22 8.11am Send a Private Message to Plumpton eagle Add Plumpton eagle as a friend

I was working the evening of the Liverpool game and had not been aware of what was going on. I got home as News aTen was just turning to sport. The newsreader said “and now a shock result from division 1 (premier league?)”. I remember thinking “wow we must have won”……………….

 

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View Teddy Eagle's Profile Teddy Eagle Flag 14 Sep 22 8.23am Send a Private Message to Teddy Eagle Add Teddy Eagle as a friend

Originally posted by Plumpton eagle

I was working the evening of the Liverpool game and had not been aware of what was going on. I got home as News aTen was just turning to sport. The newsreader said “and now a shock result from division 1 (premier league?)”. I remember thinking “wow we must have won”……………….

I had exactly the same experience PE. I'd gone to France and heard the "shock result" patter then found out the score. My granddad had just died after being a Palace fan for about 75 years and that night there was a massive thunderstorm which cheered me up a bit thinking he hadn't taken it well.

 

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