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Chelsea Vs Sunderland, Milk Cup Semi Final - 1985

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There has been quite a good thread regarding the above match on the main Sunderland forum, so I thought it would be interesting to get your opinion, which is mainly rememberd on Wearside due to the terrace violence.

http://www.readytogo.net/smb/showthread.php?t=353051

Thanks for sharing that....happy days (suppose I shouldn't say that)....can't believe it was so long ago!!!!!!!!--thanks again

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KeithB   

The recollections on the SAFC forum are pretty much as I remembered it inside the ground. I was so pi55ed off at he result I went straight home and missed all the 'fun'. My dad told me the next morning how him and his mates all piled out of the British Legion to watch the pitched battle with Wes 'tam on Parsons Green after their train got ambushed coming back from Wimbledon.

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rigablue   
The recollections on the SAFC forum are pretty much as I remembered it inside the ground. I was so pi55ed off at he result I went straight home and missed all the 'fun'. My dad told me the next morning how him and his mates all piled out of the British Legion to watch the pitched battle with Wes 'tam on Parsons Green after their train got ambushed coming back from Wimbledon.

yeh mate the way I saw it was we took the piss up in wearside even after the game was postponed once because of ice but back at the bridge it was mostly old bill we had it with inside the ground with the benches being used as spears against mounted police but outside we wall went to parsons green to wait for the pikies after they turned up before the game

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chi blue   
The recollections on the SAFC forum are pretty much as I remembered it inside the ground. I was so pi55ed off at he result I went straight home and missed all the 'fun'. My dad told me the next morning how him and his mates all piled out of the British Legion to watch the pitched battle with Wes 'tam on Parsons Green after their train got ambushed coming back from Wimbledon.
Being 15 my mate and I left the old man and his mate at the car before game and agreed to meet back there after game, WOW! what a night never known an atmosphere like it shed never been so crammed hostile not the word what joy when speedo scored early.The second half watched the benches and gate 13 for most of it.After the game walking back to the car 3 or 4 Sunderland were giving it large quite near where away coaches use to park we walked past them then 5 secs later clonk they were laying on ground a group of chels behind us had decided to let them have a short sleep!.The next day at school in West Sussex me and my mate spent the day explaining the night to everyone,we were treated like hero"s in our school that day for being there!(thats the 80"s).Years later in the 90"s on holiday in Greece starting speaking to a lad at a bar, onto football the conversation went and when I told him I was Chelsea he went into a story that although being a NUFC fan he went to game with Sunderland mates on coach,the experience was cold on the way home as by the time it left West London the coach had no windows left. He said the game was still talked about up there years later although their bruises had gone their memories remained of that night.Although I now go with my sons and for their sake its a better environment to go as kids something has certaintly gone out of football the nervous edge when approching the ground on a big game night(anyone got a time machine?)

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QueSera   

The kids today, they don't know how easy they've got it!

Happy days!!!(?)

ps - I remember a copper on horseback being on the pitch (not far from the football action) when their 3rd goal went in!

The next day one of the red tops said that Chelsea were the biggest hooligans in football and published a league table to prove it. Of course this then caused Millwall to riot at Luton to try and claim the top spot!

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This was the game I remember most in the old days,There was such a crush by the gates that they opened it briefly and we got in for nothing into the Shed.We then sneaked into to the benches without paying the extra quid,and then a guy we were with pretended he had hurt his leg and needed to see the medics which were in the East stand ,the steward let about ten of out to go with him,and on my life the ball came over from the pitch and he booted it with said bad leg.We then stood briefly in the empty little terrace on the north stand ,getting bottled and pelted by the Sunderland fans.SO we moved to the east stand for the remainder of the game,I remember distracting a guy in the pie place and nicking a couple ,I said to mate Mick " ill get punished for that" and the ball then flashed into the net from Clive Walker!

Its the only time I have done all sides of the ground in one game,I wasnt around when you could just walk around.To cap it off next day in school the year master said a teacher had seen me walking around the pitch ,I said id been nicked and only just got out of the cells and he believed me.That game was the biggest game id been to until the Semi in 1994 against Luton,How many semi's have we had since!

Carefree

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8000 Sunderland fans in the ground. Do me a fcukin' favour. I was in the North Stand that night, Chelsea had 2 of the 4 bays there pretty packed and Sunderland were in the other two (nearest the East Stand). There might have been mackems locked outside but there was less than 2000 in the official away end and, if there was any dotted around SB, they certainly weren't drawing attention to themselves in any way!

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CFC1966   
8000 Sunderland fans in the ground. Do me a fcukin' favour. I was in the North Stand that night, Chelsea had 2 of the 4 bays there pretty packed and Sunderland were in the other two (nearest the East Stand). There might have been mackems locked outside but there was less than 2000 in the official away end and, if there was any dotted around SB, they certainly weren't drawing attention to themselves in any way!

Went to both legs - damn cold up there! The OB were escorting coaches to a car park and then splitting us up in pockets so that we weren't one big mob and then escorting on foot to the ground - we must have taken 7,000-8,000 and the escort back to the coaches was an education!

No way was there more than 2,000 away fans in the North Stand - I remember West Ham turning up at Fulham Broadway, big stand off, loads of OB trying force them back in supported by Chelsea (the only time that night we worked with the OB) - Parsons Green has gone down in folk lore whether we like it/agree or not - that's what it was like in them days, can't deny the history although I'm sure the Pikeys do.

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