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    "we'll take the Popside in half a minute..."


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    Quote Originally Posted by rockabilly View Post


    "we'll take the Popside in half a minute..."
    Scarrott nearly did, on his own


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    Quote Originally Posted by rockabilly View Post


    "we'll take the Popside in half a minute..."
    "With Chisles & hammers, carving knives & spanners"


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    ĄTip-toe, through the Popside, with a shotgun, and a cut-throat razorÖď

    ĄI 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 socialismď

    ĄDon't forget you're alive. 'Cause sometimes when you walk around the city and you're in a bad mood, you can think, hey, wait a minute, we're alive! We don't know what the next second will bring and what a fantastic thing this is. This can get easily forgotten in the routine of life, and that's something I'm trying to bring to my attention at all times. Don't forget you're alive. We're not dead, you know. This is the greatest thing.Ē

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    Quote Originally Posted by rockabilly View Post


    "we'll take the Popside in half a minute..."
    Seeing this picture reminds me of my first visit to the Baseball Ground(and not to see Forest!).
    My brother had a brief flirtation with Tottenham(until I converted him to Forest!)and my dad was taking him
    to see Derby v Spurs in 1969 as Forest were away that day(a dismal 2-1 defeat at struggling Sunderland).
    Of course,Derby had just returned to the 1st Division under a young upstart called Brian Clough and slaughtered a good Spurs side(Jennings,
    Gilzean,England etc.)5-0.The football and atmosphere was incredible in front of a record crowd of nearly 42,000.
    Luckily,this standard of football was transferred down the A52 by 1977.
    By the way,I only decided to go at the last minute.

    Last edited by Cloughie1975; 24-07-21 at 08:15.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cloughie1975 View Post
    Seeing this picture reminds me of my first visit to the Baseball Ground(and not to see Forest!).
    My brother had a brief flirtation with Tottenham(until I converted him to Forest!)and my dad was taking him
    to see Derby v Spurs in 1969 as Forest were away that day(a dismal 2-1 defeat at struggling Sunderland).
    Of course,Derby had just returned to the 1st Division under a young upstart called Brian Clough and slaughtered a good Spurs side(Jennings,
    Gilzean,England etc.)5-0.The football and atmosphere was incredible in front of a record crowd of nearly 42,000.
    Luckily,this standard of football was transferred down the A52 by 1977.
    By the way,I only decided to go at the last minute.
    The BBG had a good atmosphere I’ll always hand them that, partly due to the closed in design close to the pitch.
    Our CG always felt more open especially when the bridgford end was terrace, noise didn’t travel the same.


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    We were all stood next to the popside on the night of the famous Gary Charles goal.

    I was actually stood in the middle of the Popside with the 5haggers (having earlier been ejected from the Forest end) when Lee Chapman stuck one past Peter Shilton.


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    "Myyy god Miss Jones... football was a man's game when I played, we didn't chase one and other 'round the pitch and give each other love bites when we scored a goal. They're all a bunch sissies that play football now days"




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    Quote Originally Posted by rockabilly View Post

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    We were all stood next to the popside on the night of the famous Gary Charles goal.

    I was actually stood in the middle of the Popside with the 5haggers (having earlier been ejected from the Forest end) when Lee Chapman stuck one past Peter Shilton.
    Any idea what year that aerial picture is Rocka?
    I can’t see the train line that ran by the Ley Stand, I’m sure there was a clear view of the ground from the train at one time. Did the Ley factory get demolished sometime after that picture?

    My parents were on the pop side during the FA Cup defeat in 1982, Forest had half the ossie end and part of the pop side. They said when Derby invaded the pitch at the end how the fences held the Forest fans in they’ll never know.


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    Quote Originally Posted by rockabilly View Post

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    We were all stood next to the popside on the night of the famous Gary Charles goal.

    I was actually stood in the middle of the Popside with the 5haggers (having earlier been ejected from the Forest end) when Lee Chapman stuck one past Peter Shilton.
    I don't recall Gary Charles scoring at Derby Rocka,although I could be wrong.
    I remember the Chapman one though!


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    Quote Originally Posted by Cloughie1975 View Post
    I don't recall Gary Charles scoring at Derby Rocka,although I could be wrong.
    I remember the Chapman one though!
    It was an own goal for Derby, Cloughie.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Cloughie1975 View Post
    Seeing this picture reminds me of my first visit to the Baseball Ground(and not to see Forest!).
    My brother had a brief flirtation with Tottenham(until I converted him to Forest!)and my dad was taking him
    to see Derby v Spurs in 1969 as Forest were away that day(a dismal 2-1 defeat at struggling Sunderland).
    Of course,Derby had just returned to the 1st Division under a young upstart called Brian Clough and slaughtered a good Spurs side(Jennings,
    Gilzean,England etc.)5-0.The football and atmosphere was incredible in front of a record crowd of nearly 42,000.
    Luckily,this standard of football was transferred down the A52 by 1977.
    By the way,I only decided to go at the last minute.
    I was at Sunderland that day to see Joe Baker playing for Sunderland and a certain Mr McKenzie make his debut for Forest


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    Quote Originally Posted by Bryn Gunn View Post
    Any idea what year that aerial picture is Rocka?
    I can’t see the train line that ran by the Ley Stand, I’m sure there was a clear view of the ground from the train at one time. Did the Ley factory get demolished sometime after that picture?

    My parents were on the pop side during the FA Cup defeat in 1982, Forest had half the ossie end and part of the pop side. They said when Derby invaded the pitch at the end how the fences held the Forest fans in they’ll never know.
    There's no date on the picture. Taking a closer look, it must be around the 60s/70s looking at the cars parked outside the main entrance?

    The railway line (Pear tree line) to my memory was only an addition in the late 80s. Although there was a line originally there used by the factory back in it's hey day.


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    Just found out the picture was taken in 1972.


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    Quote Originally Posted by rockabilly View Post
    It was an own goal for Derby, Cloughie.
    Thanks Rocka-was this 1993/4 under Frank Clark?(A 2-0 win).
    I went to this match and now you mention it,I vaguely remember a deflected goal(although the records say Cooper
    and Stone scored).I now think I remember one of them looked like an own goal.
    I also recall a pretty hairy walk back to the station that night.


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    The original Popside.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Cloughie1975 View Post
    Thanks Rocka-was this 1993/4 under Frank Clark?(A 2-0 win).
    I went to this match and now you mention it,I vaguely remember a deflected goal(although the records say Cooper
    and Stone scored).I now think I remember one of them looked like an own goal.
    I also recall a pretty hairy walk back to the station that night.
    That's the one Cloughie, yes it was deflected, but the Forest faithful milked it for all it was worth that night.


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    Quote Originally Posted by duncanmckenzie View Post
    I was at Sunderland that day to see Joe Baker playing for Sunderland and a certain Mr McKenzie make his debut for Forest
    I think this was possibly Sunderland's first win of the season(typical Forest!).
    What did Joe Baker and Duncan McKenzie play like-and did many Forest fans make the long journey to the north
    east?


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    Quote Originally Posted by rockabilly View Post
    There's no date on the picture. Taking a closer look, it must be around the 60s/70s looking at the cars parked outside the main entrance?

    The railway line (Pear tree line) to my memory was only an addition in the late 80s. Although there was a line originally there used by the factory back in it's hey day.
    Thanks mate, that makes sense. Remember going by it mid to late 80ís on the train and there was a clear view of the ground, the factory must have been demolished by then.

    Itís funny how we sometimes have rose tinted memories of the atmosphere of some grounds isnít it. There were times places like the BBG, Victoria Ground, Roker Park, Maine Road etc were quiet depressing places. Suppose it was a reflection of how dire the football was at times.
    Still better than modern stadiums though, nothing comes close to sitting in a half empty stadium like the Madjeski watching two abysmal football teams.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Bryn Gunn View Post
    Thanks mate, that makes sense. Remember going by it mid to late 80’s on the train and there was a clear view of the ground, the factory must have been demolished by then.

    It’s funny how we sometimes have rose tinted memories of the atmosphere of some grounds isn’t it. There were times places like the BBG, Victoria Ground, Roker Park, Maine Road etc were quiet depressing places. Suppose it was a reflection of how dire the football was at times.
    Still better than modern stadiums though, nothing comes close to sitting in a half empty stadium like the Madjeski watching two abysmal football teams.
    Absolutely spot on there Bryn.

    As someone mentioned on an earlier post...

    Only the bogs (debatable) are an improvement on the modern day football stadiums.


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    Quote Originally Posted by rockabilly View Post


    Just found out the picture was taken in 1972.
    I recon that pitch has been 'photo shopped'


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    Quote Originally Posted by Bryn Gunn View Post
    Thanks Otis, itís nice building a visual from written description. Itís one of the things I like about reading nostalgic football books.

    Do you remember any kiosks being under the Trent End? When I first started going it looked half filled in but like something was once under there.

    Never thought to ask my dad, might give him a call later.
    I'm happy to be corrected, but if my memory serves me right Bryn, the Trent End tea-bars and the bogs abutted the stadium boundary-wall, adjoining the turnstile blocks.

    Thinking about it, the last time I was in the old Trent End was probably the '66-67 season. I relocated to the Main Stand paddock shortly after, before graduating to the seats.


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    Quote Originally Posted by rockabilly View Post
    I recon that pitch has been 'photo shopped'


    Quote Originally Posted by Otis Redd'un View Post
    I'm happy to be corrected, but if my memory serves me right Bryn, the Trent End tea-bars and the bogs abutted the stadium boundary-wall, adjoining the turnstile blocks.

    Thinking about it, the last time I was in the old Trent End was probably the '66-67 season. I relocated to the Main Stand paddock shortly after, before graduating to the seats.
    Thanks Otis.
    From the early 80ís I remember the toilets being a separate building in the corner towards the alley that ran behind the main stand and I think the refreshments were opposite closer to the main stand.

    Itís strange isnít it, I canít picture anything at the back of the old Bridgford end and I stood in it for years. All I can remember is the steps leading up to the terraces from colwick road.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Bryn Gunn View Post
    Any idea what year that aerial picture is Rocka?
    I can’t see the train line that ran by the Ley Stand, I’m sure there was a clear view of the ground from the train at one time. Did the Ley factory get demolished sometime after that picture?

    My parents were on the pop side during the FA Cup defeat in 1982, Forest had half the ossie end and part of the pop side. They said when Derby invaded the pitch at the end how the fences held the Forest fans in they’ll never know.
    Luckily,I missed the FA Cup defeat in 1982/83 as I was in Australia watching the cricket.
    My friend and I got up on Sunday morning(no internet in those days!)to hear the radio announcer say-'there has
    been one shock in the English FA Cup'.
    We looked at each other and just knew he would say 'Derby County 2 Nottingham Forest 0'!
    Anyway,at least Cloughie got us into Europe that season.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Cloughie1975 View Post
    Thanks Rocka-was this 1993/4 under Frank Clark?(A 2-0 win).
    I went to this match and now you mention it,I vaguely remember a deflected goal(although the records say Cooper
    and Stone scored).I now think I remember one of them looked like an own goal.
    I also recall a pretty hairy walk back to the station that night.
    Forest put a big screen up at the City Ground for that game for those of us unable to get tickets for the bbg. It was a cracking atmosphere at the CG (helped by the score).
    I think thatís the only time Forest have ever put a screen up for a game?


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