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    Quote Originally Posted by Otis Redd'un View Post
    Forest v the 'dippers, whilst not quite as intense as us v the 'shaggers of the last 40-odd-years, was a fierce rivalry back in the '60s, as much off of the pitch as on it. In the days of the BR football specials, that walk from Leicester station, past Granby Hall and across Welford Road Park was always lively, to say the least.

    The games were always hard-fought and invariably full of incident.
    Even after the 1960's,the walk between Leicester Station and Filbert Street usually attracted trouble when Leicester
    played Forest.
    By the way,the park on Welford Road is now renamed Nelson Mandela Park.

    Last edited by Cloughie1975; 19-11-21 at 19:20.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Eddie Yates View Post
    To be fair the bad blood with the sheepshaggers goes right back to 1898 cup final, I think Otis, Captain & Valspoodle will verify this because they were there



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    Quote Originally Posted by Eddie Yates View Post
    To be fair the bad blood with the sheepshaggers goes right back to 1898 cup final, I think Otis, Captain & Valspoodle will verify this because they were there
    I remember it well Eddie. That horse-driven charabanc took fucking ages to get there.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Cloughie1975 View Post
    Even after the 1960's,the walk between Leicester Station and Filbert Street usually attracted trouble when Leicester
    played Forest.
    By the way,the park on Welford Road is now renamed Nelson Mandela Park.
    Nelson Mandela Park was always the point of conflict when I went to watch Leicester in the 80’s. Nowt special though, there wasn’t much effort to get at Man City or Sheff Utd other than shouting over the road and gesturing.

    In my experience the old Baseball Ground was a much tougher place to visit.


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    Default Re: The ascent of Leicester City

    Early 1960's Alf (Ardent Leicester Fan)would give a lot of grief to Forest in the Football Post's letters section.

    Last edited by David Layne; 20-11-21 at 14:33.

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    Quote Originally Posted by David Layne View Post
    Early 1960's Alf (Ardent Leicester Fan)would give a lot of grief to Forest in the Football Post's letters section.
    There was also a Leicester fan(I can't remember his name) in the early/mid 70's who used to dish out similar
    abuse in the Football Post.
    Funny how the letters stopped from 1977 onwards.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Cloughie1975 View Post
    There was also a Leicester fan(I can't remember his name) in the early/mid 70's who used to dish out similar
    abuse in the Football Post.
    Funny how the letters stopped from 1977 onwards.
    "S. Peel from Gedling" still continued to send critical letters to the FP long after 1977 Cloughie.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Otis Redd'un View Post
    "S. Peel from Gedling" still continued to send critical letters to the FP long after 1977 Cloughie.
    I remember him well Frank. Nothing Clough or Forest did was ever good enough for S. Peel of Gedling. Not even winning two European cups


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    Quote Originally Posted by rockabilly View Post
    I remember him well Frank. Nothing Clough or Forest did was ever good enough for S. Peel of Gedling. Not even winning two European cups
    Must be Emmerson's uncle.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Erik View Post
    Must be Emmerson's uncle.



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    Quote Originally Posted by Otis Redd'un View Post
    "S. Peel from Gedling" still continued to send critical letters to the FP long after 1977 Cloughie.
    Indeed,but the letters from the Leicester fan stopped abruptly in 1977(or possibly slightly before),as Forest
    headed towards the top and Leicester slid towards relegation.
    I think S.Peel was a Forest fan who enjoyed a good moan(good job he's not around now).


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    Quote Originally Posted by Cloughie1975 View Post
    Indeed,but the letters from the Leicester fan stopped abruptly in 1977(or possibly slightly before),as Forest
    headed towards the top and Leicester slid towards relegation.
    I think S.Peel was a Forest fan who enjoyed a good moan(good job he's not around now).
    He could be any one of us on here.


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    Quote Originally Posted by rockabilly View Post
    He could be any one of us on here.
    Very true,Rocka-but we haven't won a League Championship,2 European Cups and 2 League Cups in recent times.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Cloughie1975 View Post
    Very true,Rocka-but we haven't won a League Championship,2 European Cups and 2 League Cups in recent times.
    Aye...


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    Quote Originally Posted by Cloughie1975 View Post
    Very true,Rocka-but we haven't won a League Championship,2 European Cups and 2 League Cups in recent times.
    My grandfather was lucky enough to watch the best Forest teams of all time, from the 50s / 60s to the European Cup-winning sides.

    It's a shame he passed just after our last relegation from the Premiership... He'd think I was taking the piss if I told him the highlight of the last 20 years was watching us edge out Yeovil 3-2 at home in the Third Division.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Cloughie1975 View Post
    There was also a Leicester fan(I can't remember his name) in the early/mid 70's who used to dish out similar
    abuse in the Football Post.
    Funny how the letters stopped from 1977 onwards.
    That was "Clap Your Hands" I suspect.


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    [QUOTE=I'm Red Till Dead;3463125]That was "Clap Your Hands" I suspect.[/QUOTE
    Thanks.
    Yes,I think that was his pen name-he was certainly scathing of Forest until Cloughie transformed us.

    Last edited by Cloughie1975; 21-11-21 at 19:16.

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    I'm not sure what year it was, but must have been late 60's or early 70's, but I remember fetching the Football Post and Derby Telegraph football papers and there being a cartoon on the front page (I think) showing huntsmen on horseback and a tagline of Yoiks Tally-ho and I think it said that Leicester beat Forest. I've looked for it in the old Football Posts but haven't found it yet. I suspect that it was the Telegraph though as it was dig at us losing I'm pretty sure. It's funny how something like that sticks with you all these years isn't it.


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    Default Re: The ascent of Leicester City

    The Nottingham Evening post, Derby Telegraph and Leicester Mercury were rightly praised as quality provincial newspapers back in the day.

    They are all absolute rubbish nowadays.


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    Default Re: The ascent of Leicester City

    Quote Originally Posted by rockabilly View Post
    He could be any one of us on here.
    Where was he/she from again?


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    Quote Originally Posted by gedlingred View Post
    Where was he/she from again?



 

 

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