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Old 9th September 2021, 17.15:51   #41-0 (permalink)
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First time I can remember the Kop being taken over was 26th September 1970 when Aston Villa beat us 3-2 in a League Division 3 match. The attendance was 18,335.
Still have nightmares about that day. In the Friday Leader the police appealed for home fans to get to the ground as early as possible so they could deal with the large following expected from the Villa. Half a dozen of us got in the ground at 2:00 & walked up the bank onto the Kop to discover there was only us and about 2,000 Villa skinheads who'd been rounded up and were just roaming around the ground (no segregation in those days)! Squeaky bum time to say the least
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Old 9th September 2021, 17.27:28   #42-0 (permalink)
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I also remember away fans sitting in the top tier, and the lower tier being standing for home fans in the very early 90s
Remember this as well, have a memory of getting pelted with coins by Bury fans above us
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Yes. We were playing Peterborough and Preston fans occupied the whole of the Mold Road paddock. Peterborough needed to win to go up instead of Preston.

The game ended 0-0 and Wrexham and Preston fans were celebrating on the pitch together.
It was all "peace and love" with PNE that year, but within a couple of years they were back and decided to pile into the terracing at the back (next to programme shop) under the Busfield Stand. Unfortunately they didn't realise that it was easy to get in there, but practically impossible to get back out again.
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The only one I can think of was Middlesborough when we played them in the cup in the early 70s. The game Smallman scored the winner. I think they had the kop given to them.
Definitely not Tech, I was front row Bushfield, kop was wrexham
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They gave some of the Kop to England for the game that Wales won 4-1. England had just said they were going to get rid of the home internationals because Wales and N. Ireland weren't good enough
Lots of pompey fans in the kop that day kicking off
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Still have nightmares about that day. In the Friday Leader the police appealed for home fans to get to the ground as early as possible so they could deal with the large following expected from the Villa. Half a dozen of us got in the ground at 2:00 & walked up the bank onto the Kop to discover there was only us and about 2,000 Villa skinheads who'd been rounded up and were just roaming around the ground (no segregation in those days)! Squeaky bum time to say the least
Remember it well 13 at the time. My mate went up behind this Villa guy and nicked his scarf on the way to the match.

Remember giving the kop a miss though - some of their skinheads scared the shit out of me and not having the right accent I thought it the most prudent thing to do!!
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Has an Away team ever used to Kop or part of the it - i cant recall in my 33 years watching!
It pains me to say it, but the Jesters took the kop in the mid to late 70's.
It was a boxing day game I think and trains into Wrexham were full of them.
When a group of us got to the ground, we couldnt get onto the kop, because the Jesters had taken over, and so we went down to the techend and I got butted in the face by one of the scumbags as soon as we walked in there: and so were moved into the paddock. Never had much time for Jesters before that day and have despised them ever since.
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Remember this as well, have a memory of getting pelted with coins by Bury fans above us
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It was all "peace and love" with PNE that year, but within a couple of years they were back and decided to pile into the terracing at the back (next to programme shop) under the Busfield Stand. Unfortunately they didn't realise that it was easy to get in there, but practically impossible to get back out again.
Except, that in them days, the police used to escort naughty away fans off the kop and along the side of the pitch and into the away end. I remember it well.

There was that many Preston fans on the kop that when they were being escorted along the mold road paddock, 3 or 4 abreast, they were still coming out or the kop when the front of the queue was entering the tech end!!
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