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post Feb 14 2011, 09:42 PM
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We were always going to sell out against Chorley but guiness.gif when were your favourite games when the blues following was better than you thought it would be?

For me two jump out because I had a brilliant day out.
Plymouth FA cup 94? - superb support in the rain. I lived there at the time, Chester fans all over Union st night before.
Blackburn FA cup -TS era - scrum around the bar after the delayed kick off- superb day


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post Feb 14 2011, 09:49 PM
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preston mid 90's new years day 2,500 turned up amazing cityscarf.gif
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post Feb 14 2011, 09:52 PM
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QUOTE (one nill @ Feb 14 2011, 09:49 PM) *
preston mid 90's new years day 2,500 turned up amazing cityscarf.gif


Great shout. How many went to Ewood?


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post Feb 14 2011, 09:54 PM
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FA Cup again, Cheltenham away. Think we'd gone there in the league a couple of weeks earlier, and the turn-out for the Cup game was something else.
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post Feb 14 2011, 09:59 PM
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QUOTE (wobblycoffee @ Feb 14 2011, 09:52 PM) *
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preston mid 90's new years day 2,500 turned up amazing cityscarf.gif


Great shout. How many went to Ewood?


About 4000 turned up and resulted in a delayed kick off. Superb support that day.
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post Feb 14 2011, 10:05 PM
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Cheltenham away, ipswich away, torquay away when there was about 200 chester, drew broughton scored last minute to make it 2-2, quality day.


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post Feb 14 2011, 10:06 PM
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That PNE match was great, spoke to a steward outside and asked him how many they were expecting "about 2-300 mate" he said. We just walked away shaking our heads telling him that they better open more space up!


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post Feb 14 2011, 10:11 PM
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QUOTE (VaughanOut @ Feb 14 2011, 10:05 PM) *
Cheltenham away, ipswich away, torquay away when there was about 200 chester, drew broughton scored last minute to make it 2-2, quality day.

Wasn't it Martinez who scored in last minute with a superb volley?
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post Feb 14 2011, 10:26 PM
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QUOTE (Cooky @ Feb 14 2011, 10:11 PM) *
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Cheltenham away, ipswich away, torquay away when there was about 200 chester, drew broughton scored last minute to make it 2-2, quality day.

Wasn't it Martinez who scored in last minute with a superb volley?

thought it was drew, maybe wrong, but he scored that day as it was chester's 4000th league goal.


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post Feb 14 2011, 10:29 PM
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QUOTE (one nill @ Feb 14 2011, 10:49 PM) *
preston mid 90's new years day 2,500 turned up amazing cityscarf.gif


I remember it well - was stuck behind a huge pillar & could only see both penalty areas & had to guess when the ball would arrive in that part of the pitch!!

Goodness only knows how many fans were actually crushed into that small section of a huge old ground (I think about 50% had been condemned)

Frozen plastic pitch, I seem to remember. The ball was hardly on the pitch as it kept 'pinging' off the frozen surface.

Unless my memory fails me, the final score was 1-1 with Mark 'Ugly' Leonard scoring our equaliser - Oh happy days!!
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post Feb 14 2011, 10:34 PM
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spurs away in the cup a few seasons back got there early and was talking to a steward on the gate i asked him how many they were expecting he said 68 .I said to him well theres about 15 coaches just up the road


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post Feb 14 2011, 11:06 PM
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Bradford away in the FA Cup, November 1993

Stewards were expecting a few hundred, think a good 1000+ turned up crammed in the narrow stand down one side of the pitch. Kept the noise going all match !

If memory serves, Jeff Winter was the ref and had an excellent game !!





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stoke the game of the riot outside, that is all


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QUOTE (VaughanOut @ Feb 14 2011, 10:26 PM) *
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Cheltenham away, ipswich away, torquay away when there was about 200 chester, drew broughton scored last minute to make it 2-2, quality day.

Wasn't it Martinez who scored in last minute with a superb volley?

thought it was drew, maybe wrong, but he scored that day as it was chester's 4000th league goal.

I was at that one. It was a great day. There were 217 Chester fans there - most were enjoying an August Bank Holiday weekend away which happily coincided with the football. It was the day I took a pic of SVJ and MW in the Chip Shop queue!...My report and pix biggrin.gif


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post Feb 14 2011, 11:25 PM
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Peterboro away some years ago we lost 2-1, I think Peter Henderson got our goal. We turned up in a car 4 or 5 of us and there were about 30 on the coach. When we got to the away end all we could here was Chester Chester or so we thought. What's going on here then as our average away following in them days was about 50.

We paid our money and went in only to find three coachloads of Leicester fans whose game had been postponed so they came there instead as they didn't much like the Posh. I don't think they liked us much by the end as the atmosphere got a bit tetchy to say the least.

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post Feb 14 2011, 11:35 PM
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I think being a supporter who has only seen the last 8/9 years, my most memorable was going to Bury, i think it was the 2005/06 season when they were expecting 1000 Chester fans but I remember we took around double that which is pretty impressive to say the least. cityscarf.gif


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post Feb 15 2011, 09:12 AM
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Amazed how many of the above mentioned games i had forgotten i had been to.

Also add to that list Middlesboro away in the Cup,where we had more shots on goal than them but ended up losing 6 nil,Kevin whatsisfaces penalty still floating away in the north sea after ballooning it.

Also remember(in the days before sat navs) my co-driver getting more and more p**sed as the miles rolled by-we ended up in Hull at one point. biggrin.gif




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post Feb 15 2011, 09:34 AM
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I remember during the Macc years we played Manchester City at Maine road in the league cup and for most that meant Man City was easier to get to than Macc. The result was around 3-4000 Chester fans turned up. Chester took about 20-coaches full of suporters to the game, and the look of amazement on the faces of the Man City fans was priceless as coach after coach passed them on the way to the ground. One Man city fan said to me at the end of the game you had more support here than Everton the other week.
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post Feb 15 2011, 09:41 AM
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QUOTE (open yer eyes man @ Feb 15 2011, 09:12 AM) *
Amazed how many of the above mentioned games i had forgotten i had been to.

Also add to that list Middlesboro away in the Cup,where we had more shots on goal than them but ended up losing 6 nil,Kevin whatsisfaces penalty still floating away in the north sea after ballooning it.

Also remember(in the days before sat navs) my co-driver getting more and more p**sed as the miles rolled by-we ended up in Hull at one point. biggrin.gif


1)Manchester United away Third round of the FA Cup Jan 9th 1965. 2-1 but we led 1-0.My first ever away game
2)Aston Villa Semi Final of the League cup was nearly as good but we got beat 5-4 on aggregate. (hated that s**t Brian Little ever since).
3)Newcastle United same year 0-0.


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Preston game was mad, we took shed loads there and it was a good laugh.

Nothing will beat Villa away though (1974/5) as Vaughan Out says.


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QUOTE (BOZ @ Feb 15 2011, 09:34 AM) *
I remember during the Macc years we played Manchester City at Maine road in the league cup and for most that meant Man City was easier to get to than Macc. The result was around 3-4000 Chester fans turned up. Chester took about 20-coaches full of suporters to the game, and the look of amazement on the faces of the Man City fans was priceless as coach after coach passed them on the way to the ground. One Man city fan said to me at the end of the game you had more support here than Everton the other week.

going back to my car from that game i was walking behind a guy with his son the young lad said to his dad 'how amazing was their support?' his dad replied 'yeah it's a good job they don't have their own ground just the fans alone would get them through to the next round' it was one of them moments makes you feel proud.
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QUOTE (wobblycoffee @ Feb 14 2011, 09:42 PM) *
We were always going to sell out against Chorley but guiness.gif when were your favourite games when the blues following was better than you thought it would be?

For me two jump out because I had a brilliant day out.
Plymouth FA cup 94? - superb support in the rain. I lived there at the time, Chester fans all over Union st night before.
Blackburn FA cup -TS era - scrum around the bar after the delayed kick off- superb day

phew were do you start wolves newcastle arsenal villa man city spurs the goats and many others blackburn leeds i was at blackburn me and a mate in the bar chaos all a round us . i turned and said these days are special and he understood theres a warm glow about them any one agree cityscarf.gif guiness.gif citysign.GIF

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Peterborough away first game of the season! Mark Wright was in charge of his first game there, and Keith Curle's first game as manager of us. Stewart Drummond bangs one in to record a 0-1 win at London Road, happy days!

If I'm not mistaken, Luke Dimech also made the best off-the-line clearance I've ever seen, when he bicycle kicked it away, brilliant!

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Who went to Barnsley 1964 F A cup second round.Went on .the special train which arrived 15 minutes late.Over a thousand there from Chester.Just got in the ground Barnsley scored.We had no need to worry.Won 5-2 with mick Metcalfe scoring a hattrick.This set up the visit to old trafford in the next round with a crowd of 45,00.Happy Days.
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Best for me by miles, still makes me smile is the two cup games at Wrexham in 1987 we won both in late circumstances wonderfull memories of the fans singing "Good Bye Wrexham Good Bye " laugh.gif long into the evening!! Mold road end packed to the rafters in blue and white!


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