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Old 9th September 2021, 18.33:48   #51-0 (permalink)
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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.
If I remember correctly, your right they were taking a bit of a hiding and the few police there could not break it up, it went on for a while.

I remember the way they got out was over the counter of the kiosk with a couple of them spraying Tomato sauce and mustard from the big bottles used for the Hot dogs over some of the Wrexham lads, a bit surreal at the time.
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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.
I remember that day- my last match before coming to Australia.
I was 10 years old and arrived early on the kop.
Several Villa lads looked at me and said this will be ours today lad and laughed.
Guess they did...I remember having to find my Dad for security.
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i remember Preston coming on the kop, a good mob of them and there was some big lands they moved in silently, no one seen them edge their way in, then suddenly it exploded
they were surrounded on three sides with the kiosk behind them, the Wrexham fans trying to get at them were so packed tight the police could not get through, reminded me a bit of the film 300, while punches and kicks rained down on the Preston fans, little kids were raiding stones and rocks from the bank and hurling them in, i remember the preston fans trying to escape and squirting sauce and mustard, when the police finally took control and escorted the Preston fans out not one of them had escaped some form of injury.
That was the 77/78 season
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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!
England had half of it when we played them in early 80s. Total carnage ensued.
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If I remember correctly, your right they were taking a bit of a hiding and the few police there could not break it up, it went on for a while.

I remember the way they got out was over the counter of the kiosk with a couple of them spraying Tomato sauce and mustard from the big bottles used for the Hot dogs over some of the Wrexham lads, a bit surreal at the time.
My mum always tells me the story her new coat got covered in tomato sauce when PNE got trapped in the hot dog stand.
My dad always says how Vale's bikers scared the shit out of him when they decided to go on the kop.
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Some great memories here - what an interesting read thanks guys
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i remember Preston coming on the kop, a good mob of them and there was some big lands they moved in silently, no one seen them edge their way in, then suddenly it exploded
they were surrounded on three sides with the kiosk behind them, the Wrexham fans trying to get at them were so packed tight the police could not get through, reminded me a bit of the film 300, while punches and kicks rained down on the Preston fans, little kids were raiding stones and rocks from the bank and hurling them in, i remember the preston fans trying to escape and squirting sauce and mustard, when the police finally took control and escorted the Preston fans out not one of them had escaped some form of injury.
That was the 77/78 season
Few of us drinking with them at the Jolly Tavern, they were regulars at Wigan Casino and knew Wrexham soulies.

Rough bunch of lads, they did escape but only into the kiosk, only thing i remember was KitKat's being flung onto the Kop Terrace, it was like a siege and seemed to last for quite some time
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Definitely not Tech, I was front row Bushfield, kop was wrexham
It was a long time ago!! What made me think they were given the Kop was I remember Wrexham fans on the roof of the old tech end terracing and the sheeting gave away. I think one was quite badly hurt.
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