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Old 10th September 2021, 09.15:25   #61-0 (permalink)
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England had half of it when we played them in early 80s. Total carnage ensued.
They didn't have half of it - watch the highlights back. It was just a case of some of the English hoolies going in there surreptitiously. There were a lot of them though and I agree with you that it was carnage when they revealed themselves. The Welsh fans saw them off and then sang "The Taffies united will never be defeated". Until they realised that the English were there they had previously been more interested in pursuing the ridiculous Wrexham, Cardiff etc rivalries.
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They didn't have half of it - watch the highlights back. It was just a case of some of the English hoolies going in there surreptitiously. There were a lot of them though and I agree with you that it was carnage when they revealed themselves. The Welsh fans saw them off and then sang "The Taffies united will never be defeated". Until they realised that the English were there they had previously been more interested in pursuing the ridiculous Wrexham, Cardiff etc rivalries.
Here's a decent short highlights video: https://youtu.be/FvoF4ljLkfQ - you can hear the "Taffies united" song right at the start. You can see from the shots of the Kop after the goals who 'had the Kop.'
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All this talk of the university end being reopened has made me wonder where away fans that wanted to sit years ago were catered for . In my time of watching wxm from the mid 80’s they were always given the whole of that end which was both the terrace and the seating above but before the stand was opened , where did they put away fans that wanted to sit ? The old mold road stand ?
I remember being in the front row of the seats and I think it was about 20 Torquay fans being on the terracing. 1984 ish
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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.
Walked to the ground that day and never seen so many away coaches coming into Wrexham. Andy Lochhead the balding Scot at centre forward for them.
Then in 76 after a few close games with them in Div 3 we made the journey to Villa Park in front of 40K to see Whittle score and us take a 1-0 lead early on. Unfortunateley they then scored 5. Even in the third division Villa maintained a great following home and away.
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Then in 76 after a few close games with them in Div 3 we made the journey to Villa Park in front of 40K to see Whittle score and us take a 1-0 lead early on. Unfortunateley they then scored 5. Even in the third division Villa maintained a great following home and away.
Wasn't that an evening cup game , we'd bought tickets in a home stand , jumped up when Whittle scored , didn't half take some stick when their five goals went in.
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Walked to the ground that day and never seen so many away coaches coming into Wrexham. Andy Lochhead the balding Scot at centre forward for them.
Then in 76 after a few close games with them in Div 3 we made the journey to Villa Park in front of 40K to see Whittle score and us take a 1-0 lead early on. Unfortunateley they then scored 5. Even in the third division Villa maintained a great following home and away.

Taken along by my Dad, we normally went on the Kop but ended up in the paddock for this one. He took me home with around 10 minutes to go due to the trouble and the stick my Mam would give him if anything happened to us.

In the 70s/80s there was always a chance of some idiot trying to knock your head off, even on the Kop.
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Wasn't that an evening cup game , we'd bought tickets in a home stand , jumped up when Whittle scored , didn't half take some stick when their five goals went in.
Yes it was. From memory there was no away end so everybody was in the same boat. Villa were unstoppable after we scored.
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Yes it was. From memory there was no away end so everybody was in the same boat. Villa were unstoppable after we scored.
There was an away end as we were in it - i am almost certain it was called the Witton end or something similar.

I remember watching Brian Little score at our end
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bob techend, i think his name was Robert Kirkham mid/late seventies convicted of murdering an old lady
Jeeeezz I'd tried to delete that name from my memory!!

The phrase "they should lock him up and throw away the key" certainly applied to him - and thankfully, because of his depraved activities when he was initially released, they were more or less able to do just that.

Mid to late 70's I seem to recall that "Baggy" was king of the Kop?
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