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#1 Eric Way

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Posted 08 August 2017 - 11:32 AM

  I am starting a new thread because i cant add to your post for some reason. Trying to stop abusive language at football matches is like trying to save the Titanic from sinking.  It wont happen.  I have made comments to linesman and refs but not abusively.  When faced with brutal incompetence its hard not too.


I remember a older man constantly striding up and down the  terraces at the old Milton Road in the sixties. .  He was abusive, and kept telling the players they were no good, and nothing like the players of the past.  For a full ninety minutes, quite remarkable   I couldnt help but love him, he cared, there is little passion now.  Maybe things were different in the fifties.

#2 Greenfield John

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Posted 09 August 2017 - 08:33 AM

That guy (Sid?) was a legend at Milton Road, with his constant shouting whilst often wearing his crash helmet.


His notoriety includes being featured in Nick Hornby's brilliant football book "Fever Pitch".

(Page 144 on very old paperback version).

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