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14 hours ago, Herbie6590 said:

Look out for a goal line scramble or two as Rovers go to St James Park

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hI was at this game, sat way up in the Jackie Milburn stand amongst a bunch of knuckle dragging Geordie neanderthals.. Couldn't show my colours, but was nearly found out right at the end with that breakaway attack on the counter where (was it Scott Sellars) the ball was belted at their keeper. As the attack developed I got to my feet, caught up in the excitement and completely forgetting where I was momentarily. When the shot came in I was already celebrating the winner in my head (as you do) and jumped up in anticipation, realising as I landed that all eyes were upon me, at which point I regained my composure and said something lame in my best Geordie accent like, 'Did yee see that. Wankers!" I think I'd been rumbled though, so I sidled off for an early exit before the full time whistle. I probably wasn't in any real danger, and given what I know about Newcastle fans I could probably have had some banter during the game instead of cowering quietly as they bombarded our goal. Suffice it to say I don't count this as one of the finest spectacles in football that I've had to endure over the years. But I survived, and Rovers went on to glory, whilst the barcodes just became the bitter parody of football fanaticism that they remain today - not even quite nearly men!

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2 hours ago, WIR Second Coming said:

hI was at this game, sat way up in the Jackie Milburn stand amongst a bunch of knuckle dragging Geordie neanderthals.. Couldn't show my colours, but was nearly found out right at the end with that breakaway attack on the counter where (was it Scott Sellars) the ball was belted at their keeper. As the attack developed I got to my feet, caught up in the excitement and completely forgetting where I was momentarily. When the shot came in I was already celebrating the winner in my head (as you do) and jumped up in anticipation, realising as I landed that all eyes were upon me, at which point I regained my composure and said something lame in my best Geordie accent like, 'Did yee see that. Wankers!" I think I'd been rumbled though, so I sidled off for an early exit before the full time whistle. I probably wasn't in any real danger, and given what I know about Newcastle fans I could probably have had some banter during the game instead of cowering quietly as they bombarded our goal. Suffice it to say I don't count this as one of the finest spectacles in football that I've had to endure over the years. But I survived, and Rovers went on to glory, whilst the barcodes just became the bitter parody of football fanaticism that they remain today - not even quite nearly men!

I remember sitting in the Riverside in 1996 with my dad when the bloke in front jumped up to celebrate when Batty put them 1-0 up. It was the first point we realised he was a Newcastle fan. A couple of Fenton goals later and the bloke was in tears ?

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11 hours ago, Herbie6590 said:

Stuart Ripley plants a seed in Kenny’s head...SuperAtko inspires a front cover of 4000 Holes...

What a great player Ripley was. I'm not sure we'll see many players like him ever again as the game moves away from the old fashioned wingers. 

Also great to see Sellars in a Rovers shirt as this was just a little bit before I started watching football. I always remembered him being at Newcastle as a kid, but he looked a lovely footballer on this video.

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I remember that game really well. We looked a class act that day against a good 'Boro team. That was the moment I started to think " we're going up this season " !

Stuart Ripley and Alan Wright had a ding dong battle out on our left wing until Ripley decided to try his luck against Richard Brown on the other wing.

I said to my pal as we were coming off the ground - " I like the look of that blonde winger, he's real handful. "

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1 hour ago, Herbie6590 said:

Simon Garner’s last Rovers goal...

 

Remember it well, great following by the Rovers fans on The Cuckoo Road End.

I went the season before and we had around 100 there.

Just watching the Barnsley game at home where Newell sat the Barnsley defence on its arse and slotted the ball home. I think for me that was the game where I thought we’re going up here, no problem.

Then we had the struggles, but came out of the lull at Tranmere away? Wegerle pen?

The rest is history. 

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travelled to oxford by  mini bus on a trip from the local pub,as we arrived early at midday we ended up in a dinghy pub just outside the city centre,landlord was delighted to see 15 lads land on his dilapidated and empty hostelry,we spent a few hours boosting his takings,no wonder he was so jolly, i think we were his only customers of the week,the manor ground was a complete dump,on a par with bloomfield road and a we witnessed garners last goal for rovers,a typical measured finish

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29 minutes ago, simongarnerisgod said:

river,city centre,we travelled in a mini bus,by the time we arrived in oxford,id`e drunk so much carlsberg,i would`nt have noticed if we`de been in the middle of the arctic circle?

some fell on stoney ground ,I think 47 was commenting on your use of the word dinghy.

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