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    It was of course 1968, but it won't let me correct it.


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    Not me Gov, honest, I was in New York.


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    I weren’t even born!

    (And it isn’t often nowadays I can say that).

    „I believe in socialism because it seems more humanitarian, rather than every man for himself and 'I'm alright jack' and all those arsehole businessmen with all the loot. I made up my mind from viewing society from that angle. That's where I'm from and there's where I've made my decisions from. That's why I believe in socialism“

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    I remember going to the game with my older brother, I would have been 11 years old in '68. I seem to recall there were some lads having a kick about on the pitch in the Trent end goal......
    We alus stood in Trent End behind the goal. The only legitimate pitch invasion I ever participated in.


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    I was in Portsmouth.

    I fell in love with football as I was later to fall in love with women,. Suddenly, uncritically giving no thought to the pain it could bring. - Nick Hornby

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    I was stood close to the players' tunnel on the Main Stand terrace that afternoon. Looking back, the complete lack of any panic was remarkable considering how quickly the fire eventually seemed to take hold.

    Being stood on the pitch alongside thousands of other fans and all of the players and officials watching the inferno unfold is one of the most memorable and bizarre experiences of my life.

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    I'm sure the shock kicked in later though Otis

    Another set of reports I came across were those of the bomb found on the railway line on the day of the 1992 Rumbelows Cup semi final at White Hart Lane. It was about 400 yards from WHL station. I wasn't at the game, but it was a busy weekend for the IRA. That was the third bomb of the weekend. On the Friday they left a bomb in the toilets on the platform at London Bridge Station and I had walked past the toilets about 15 minutes before the bomb exploded.


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    Quote Originally Posted by I'm Red Till Dead View Post
    I'm sure the shock kicked in later though Otis
    Actually Nicola, I can't say that it ever did if I'm being honest. I woud have been 19 at the time and like others within that age-group, it was something I just took in my stride, being unappreciative of the real danger involved.

    It was only when the Bradford fire occurred almost 20-years later (and I was by then a father of three) that I realised just how lucky so many of us were at the CG that afternoon.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Otis Redd'un View Post
    Actually Nicola, I can't say that it ever did if I'm being honest. I woud have been 19 at the time and like others within that age-group, it was something I just took in my stride, being unappreciative of the real danger involved.

    It was only when the Bradford fire occurred almost 20-years later (and I was by then a father of three) that I realised just how lucky so many of us were at the CG that afternoon.
    I can relate to that I guess. I've been in car crash, in a white out on a mountain where we could easily have fell off. The London Bridge bombing, a fire at the place where worked where the fire burned through the fire alarm, numerous bomb threats around one of our offices and anthrax scares. There were probably more close shaves. I'll just glad that nothing happened as after all those I found a guy collapsed in his car and got him help and found a guy dropped down drunk on the street in the middle of a very cold night and got him home to safety.

    Isn't it funny how interconnected our lives are?


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    Quote Originally Posted by I'm Red Till Dead View Post
    I can relate to that I guess. I've been in car crash, in a white out on a mountain where we could easily have fell off. The London Bridge bombing, a fire at the place where worked where the fire burned through the fire alarm, numerous bomb threats around one of our offices and anthrax scares. There were probably more close shaves. I'll just glad that nothing happened as after all those I found a guy collapsed in his car and got him help and found a guy dropped down drunk on the street in the middle of a very cold night and got him home to safety.
    Blimey!!


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    Quote Originally Posted by Otis Redd'un View Post
    Blimey!!
    And yet all in all, I think I've had a pretty boring life.


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    Quote Originally Posted by I'm Red Till Dead View Post
    And yet all in all, I think I've had a pretty boring life.
    Up until winning the LTLF League that is.


    Bloody hell Red Till, have you ever considered you might be a jinx?? Only joking of course!


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    Quote Originally Posted by Garry-Balding Red View Post
    Up until winning the LTLF League that is.


    Bloody hell Red Till, have you ever considered you might be a jinx?? Only joking of course!
    Of course I did realise that

    I could well be. I dreamt the night before the crash that it would happen. I wasn't driving the car BTW. I even told the guy I was travelling with just after we set off, Even the road was pretty much the same though I put it into a more familar place.

    Weirder than that was that there were two street lights that would almost always switch off when I went past them then come back on after I'd gone a certain distance. One was outside the house next door, the other at Uni, and it only ever happened when I was on my own. It was very strange. They were both the old style tungsten bulbs. It probably happened to loads of other people when I wasn't around. If not I'd better change my name to Carrie!

    I did start to worry when two people standing at the side of me feinted within a two month period.

    EDIT: I just did a search and saw there is a term for this https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Street...nce_phenomenon LOB I'm sure

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    Hey Champ,

    I've come across a reference to an article supposedly from the Daily Mirror 26th Jan 1930 - "Clubs that have made football history - Nottingham Forest"

    The date is a Sunday so would have been the Sunday Mirror (or whatever it was called back then) but archive sites I've looked on (Daily Mirror archive, National Newspaper archive) draw a blank for that date / year.

    Is this something you've found in the past or are able to bring up? Wondered what it was saying about us - even more so because I can't find it!


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    Quote Originally Posted by I'm Red Till Dead View Post
    Of course I did realise that

    I could well be. I dreamt the night before the crash that it would happen. I wasn't driving the car BTW. I even told the guy I was travelling with just after we set off, Even the road was pretty much the same though I put it into a more familar place.

    Weirder than that was that there were two street lights that would almost always switch off when I went past them then come back on after I'd gone a certain distance. One was outside the house next door, the other at Uni, and it only ever happened when I was on my own. It was very strange. They were both the old style tungsten bulbs. It probably happened to loads of other people when I wasn't around. If not I'd better change my name to Carrie!

    I did start to worry when two people standing at the side of me feinted within a two month period.

    EDIT: I just did a search and saw there is a term for this https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Street...nce_phenomenon LOB I'm sure
    Ow-er Chuck!

    By the way, telling your driver you'd dreamt about having a crash is what's called 'tempting fate' - and fate just loves low odds.

    I can't use laptops because I must have a high magnetic field or something. Things just 'happen' with my hands only hovering over the key pad. I have a problem with touch screens too, though in their case I struggle to make them do anything at all.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Garry-Balding Red View Post
    Hey Champ,

    I've come across a reference to an article supposedly from the Daily Mirror 26th Jan 1930 - "Clubs that have made football history - Nottingham Forest"

    The date is a Sunday so would have been the Sunday Mirror (or whatever it was called back then) but archive sites I've looked on (Daily Mirror archive, National Newspaper archive) draw a blank for that date / year.

    Is this something you've found in the past or are able to bring up? Wondered what it was saying about us - even more so because I can't find it!
    Unfortunately they only appear to have issues for 1939 for the 1930's.

    Quote Originally Posted by Garry-Balding Red View Post
    Ow-er Chuck!

    By the way, telling your driver you'd dreamt about having a crash is what's called 'tempting fate' - and fate just loves low odds.

    I can't use laptops because I must have a high magnetic field or something. Things just 'happen' with my hands only hovering over the key pad. I have a problem with touch screens too, though in their case I struggle to make them do anything at all.
    Yes, he dismissed it when I said it. It happened hours later and as I said the road bore an uncanny resemblance to my dream and I didn't tell him what the road looked like.

    You are Magnito Man! Does the Crimson Dynamo come along for the ride?

    Are you sure that it's not static? At work I used to be able to run my finger across the monitor and weird stuff would happen. I always thought that was static. These days I just have cats that do weird things on my laptop and monitor like turn the desktop upsidedown. I know how they do that now so it's not so bad.


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    Quote Originally Posted by I'm Red Till Dead View Post
    Unfortunately they only appear to have issues for 1939 for the 1930's.
    BOOO!!

    But it obviously does exist as I found it here:
    https://www.historic-newspapers.co.u...football-book/

    Go to near bottom of page and click on 'View Contents List (pdf)' and it's 6th item on list - though I'm not about to buy one just to find out what it says!


    Quote Originally Posted by I'm Red Till Dead View Post
    You are Magnito Man! Does the Crimson Dynamo come along for the ride?

    Are you sure that it's not static? At work I used to be able to run my finger across the monitor and weird stuff would happen. I always thought that was static...
    'Magnito Man' - like it! Crimson Dynamo sounds like a Russian football team. lol.

    As for it being static - dunno. Other than static is form of electricity and a changing magnetic field can create an electric field (and visa versa) so no doubt there's a connection Champ.


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    Quote Originally Posted by I'm Red Till Dead View Post
    I'll bet a few of you on here were there -

    (The People, Sunday, August 25, 196

    Revie and his men flee big blaze

    There were no casualties – that is the miracle of Nottingham Forest, where the £100,000 main stand was burned out yesterday.

    The fire started as the players went down the tunnel to their dressing-rooms at half-time.

    Don Revie, Leeds manager, said: “I had just started talking to the lads when the lights went out and we heard some crackling noises. Then someone shouted, “Everybody out.”

    “We went out through dense smoke into the car park and within minutes the whole stand was ablaze. It was a frightening experience.”

    Norman Hunter, Leeds and England wing-half, was one of the last out and had a lucky escape when part of the roof dropped behind him.

    Forest players Bobby McKinley and John Winfield charged down a locked door to find an exit.

    Skipper Terry Hennessey said: “When we got down the tunnel we could not get any further because of the smoke. It was a nightmare. We had to barge down the door or we would have been trapped.”

    Leeds players travelled home by taxi, having lost all their personal belongings in the fire.

    Fans filed out in a magnificently-controlled evacuation.

    Hours later Forest officials were still trying to fathom the cause of the blaze.

    Third blaze

    This is the third major blaze at a football ground this year – Coventry and Swansea both had their main stands badly damaged.

    The match was abandoned with the score at 1-1.
    I remember it well - Ian Storey-Moore hit the bar just before half time and we were hoping for a win over the champions. Then the stand caught fire, match abandoned, Forest played six home games at Meadow Lane and didn't win one...it was the worst of times, it was the worst of times.


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    I've added around 100 pages to vol 2 of the Scrapbook since you had the last one. Given that it's a Bank Holiday weekend, do you want me to upload it to Dropbox tomorrow to stop you getting bored?


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    Quote Originally Posted by I'm Red Till Dead View Post
    I've added around 100 pages to vol 2 of the Scrapbook since you had the last one. Given that it's a Bank Holiday weekend, do you want me to upload it to Dropbox tomorrow to stop you getting bored?
    I have to take three flights between three different countries in the next three days so you know my answer to that.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Strummer View Post
    I have to take three flights between three different countries in the next three days so you know my answer to that.
    Ok, I was going to work on the index a bit more before I put it up there, but if pictures don't cross page boundaries I will try and get it put up for you before I go to bed. it's just typos and name variants anyway.


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    OK, I've put a new one up and it looks like everyone who had access still should have. If you can't see it for any reason let me know. The easyway to be sure you see *** new one is to look at Brown, Richard (Dick) in the index. The new version has lots of transfers shown for him.

    I should think of adding an upload date in the future.

    Enjoy.


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    Quote Originally Posted by I'm Red Till Dead View Post
    OK, I've put a new one up and it looks like everyone who had access still should have. If you can't see it for any reason let me know. The easyway to be sure you see *** new one is to look at Brown, Richard (Dick) in the index. The new version has lots of transfers shown for him.

    I should think of adding an upload date in the future.

    Enjoy.
    Right. I just did a search for 'Brown (Dick)' and quite frankly I did not 'enjoy'.

    Too late to pop back in time and get us to sign Fanny Walden from Spurs?


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    Quote Originally Posted by Garry-Balding Red View Post
    'Magnito Man' - like it! Crimson Dynamo sounds like a Russian football team. lol.

    As for it being static - dunno. Other than static is form of electricity and a changing magnetic field can create an electric field (and visa versa) so no doubt there's a connection Champ.
    I guess you didn't get the reference -




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    A City Ground First.

    The following is an extract from an article on a pre-season trial game

    (Nottingham Journal, Wednesday, August 17, 1921)

    ...It is interesting to note that another record can be claimed for the City Ground in that the new elliptical goalposts were last night used there for the first time of any club in the country.


 

 

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