Down Memory lane v Torquay lge cup 87

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Gudge nonmember

September 87 out comes another mouthwatering draw for the league cup, Torquay away first leg, nothing better than a trip down the 303 to the English Riviera to watch the famous lilywhites.
Left the day before and the driver decides to go M4/M5 , fu*k me i was looking forward to sharing a few yarns with the hippies at Stonehenge been the Autumn Solstice i was sure they’d be on the acid and scrumpy dancing round the stones .
After a few pints in Exeter meant to be a well lively place but not when we stopped it was back on the road and up Telegraph Hill and over the top to Appy Torquay Torquay appy Torq. managed to get a el cheapo b&b and off into town to get a few pints down . every boozer or club had loads of Mancs and Scousers in either working the bar or cleaning up any loose wallets.
i managed to last into the early hours and felt well seedy the next day, nuffin like a bit of seas air to liven things up and the palm trees looked a treat along the prom as we headed onto the beach for a kickabout . ended up having a game of North v South with the local mancs before retiring to the boozer for pre match drinks only 5hrs to Kick off.
we ended up drinking in the supporters club bar and they took great delight in having the wide boys down from the smoke in , we got to see the trophy cabinet consisting of two Devon county cups won against their great rivals Plymouth .
now the ground aint much to write about , 5,000 capacity sort of non league standard with about 5 steps of terracing for us behind the goal with all the neighbours watching from their upstairs rooms and the game was Torquays cup final and a chance for there Manager Cyril (nice one ) Knowles to get one over on his beloved Spurs and win they did 1-0 much to our embarresment.
Into town for post match pint and found a club with about 10 people in , i settled in with two Scouse Birds and thought i was well in when they both agreed to come back to the B&B , hand in each of me back pockets they escorted me out of the club only to leg it as we were about to jump in a cab , lagging and gutted i felt for me wedge only to find the fukin tarts had rifled me pockets leaving me shagless and potless, the other lads had a good larf and we decided to fu*k off the B&B and head home, i woke up in the back of the motor as we rollercoastered it down Telegraph hill shitting it as the lad driving was doin his best Donkey Adams impression , how we made it to Bristol by First light i dont know but we decided to stop for a greasy spoon i managed to do me best Jarvis hard luck story and get the full monty with a steaming mug of PG . luverly all though most of it came up within half an hour, as we got back into the motor this Brass the worst looking old haddock you’d wish to set your mincies on offered her services that was enough for a full English and me mates liver and bacon to it the kerb.
Back into London town by Thursday arvo and it was a less than 48 hrs that we’d be on the train to Old Trafford in front of nearly 50,000 for our next league game . oh what fun we had .
We managed to win the second leg 3-0 , Nice one Cyril enjoyed his day out back at the lane , he passed away a few years later a true legend of WHL .
it proved to be the end of an era of total football including 14 home wins straight , a few weeks later that old brass had come back to Haunt Pleaty and he was on his bike , the rest of the season was dire knocked out by Villa in the next round and by Port Vale in the Fa cup , El Tel arrived to a full house against Liverpool but it was not until the end of the season and the signing of Gazza that things started to pick up again.
The end of the season saw the Old Shelf been demolished to make way for a badly planned new East stand which nearly cost us 3pts at the start of the new season cos the ground had been passed unfit 3hrs before the new season kicked off with Coventry.
still cant believe that only 15,000 turned up for the last home game to see off the Shelf on a good day it had felt like 15,000 crammed in on the old terrace singing im only a poor little yiddo.

Ardiles nonmember

Gudge, keep up the good work.

I didn’t make it down Torquay, but certainly remember the second leg, ‘cos as a horny 17 year old, after heading home from the Lane, went to Manhattans on a Wednesday night (dodgy nightclub on Green Lanes/North Circular) to meet up with a girlfriend (as they were called in those days) I’d met very recently.

Thomas Trent D’Arby/Level 42/Bros were amongst the playlist that night………

Ardiles nonmember

The main point of the story being – pity anyone who had the misfortune to have ventured in to that very ropey joint………….

Cockspur nonmember

Mr. Gudge where is CBTY these days, haven’t seen him on this forum for donkeys??

Gudge nonmember

@Cockspur wrote:

Mr. Gudge where is CBTY these days, haven’t seen him on this forum for donkeys??

just got back from Thailand , hes still jetlagged 4 days later.

Gudge nonmember

@Ardiles wrote:

Gudge, keep up the good work.

I didn’t make it down Torquay, but certainly remember the second leg, ‘cos as a horny 17 year old, after heading home from the Lane, went to Manhattans on a Wednesday night (dodgy nightclub on Green Lanes/North Circular) to meet up with a girlfriend (as they were called in those days) I’d met very recently.

Thomas Trent D’Arby/Level 42/Bros were amongst the playlist that night………

Manhatten 42nd st, Leaders manor .
Never made it in there but it sounds like Manhatten lights(fights) on the Muswell Hill Broadway , many nights spent in there btn 87 and 93 similar music and the three smoochies at ten to two when all the pisseads grabbed and groped at the local Doris for three slowies and a shag.
can remember one night in 91 just before the cup final when i was shot at by 3 German bombers and nearly got knocked over by Bodie and Doyle on the roundabout , i think i was on something , another night i met waht i thought was a smashing blonde only to discover it was ginger as i made a move on the beef curtains , got me coat and swiftly away ripping me Farahs on the gate on the way out. shes still got me Tilburys

HOOPERMANN nonmember

Keep them memories/mamories comin Gudge
Magic stuff.
You should have stayed in Fawly Towers down Torquay way,
siad hello to the major and prity polly !
I remember that Cov match 88/89, had travelled over land and sea (and Leicester !) to be there with my old man, hes afraid of flying, so we always
caught the boat, will never forget that blackboard in one of the tube stations, TOTTENHAM V COVENTRY MATCH OFF. Talk about gutted
Had been looking forward to first game all summer long. Instead we went to Chalton v Scallies at Selhurst Park, and had to endure Alridge hatrick.
What a nitemare
Long trip home.
Well done Tottenham on winning the bizzare Peace/moonies Cup.
Could do with the silverware.

Finally good tip for yous at Goodwood this week.
Nag running in the 4.20 Tuesday,
Its Called Clothesline

Put your shirt on it………….. 😆 😆 😆

GREAVSIE nonmember

Trying to suss where this famous Manhattens was,then it
came back to me , this was the Cock at Palmers green.Use to ave
alot readin an writin wiv a firm from Wood Green,nice sorts though.then
down the frog to fishmongers via the nightingale.Gudge why she still
got your almonds,they’d pen an ink a bit. or was that the attraction.

Chrissy Boy The Yiddo nonmember

Gudge, you’re a liar.

You told me you were up a tree with Alfie for all of September 1987.

Ornithology, innit.

Chrissy Boy The Yiddo nonmember

Cockspur, I’ve been doing more important stuff.

Like cutting me toenails, studying Law, you know…

I’m Gal’s solicitor should anything happen regarding any of his more “unsightly” posts on this forum…an Uncle of mine was born in Dewsbury you know.

Gudge nonmember

@GREAVSIE wrote:

Trying to suss where this famous Manhattens was,then it
came back to me , this was the Cock at Palmers green.Use to ave
alot readin an writin wiv a firm from Wood Green,nice sorts though.then
down the frog to fishmongers via the nightingale.Gudge why she still
got your almonds,they’d pen an ink a bit. or was that the attraction.

Greavsie , she had a bit of a foot fetish my son, get them wee willems out for Edgar

Gudge nonmember

wont be goin down Torquay for a while just gone down to the Conference to be replaced by Dagenham &Redbridge , draw them in the cup could be interesting .

Gudge nonmember

one of 72 grounds i,ve knocked off

Berba_King nonmember

I remember that game, was in the stand behind the goal Torquay scored. Didn’t know whether to laugh or cry considering Torquay was my team as well………..if I remember correctly, it was a guy called Derek Dawkins that scored for Torquay. I can’t remember the score though, did it end up 1-0 to Torquay in that game? All too much for a 7 year old kid. Great memories.

I wonder if Lee Sharpe was playing in that game?

Gudge nonmember

@Berba_King wrote:

I remember that game, was in the stand behind the goal Torquay scored. Didn’t know whether to laugh or cry considering Torquay was my team as well………..if I remember correctly, it was a guy called Derek Dawkins that scored for Torquay. I can’t remember the score though, did it end up 1-0 to Torquay in that game? All too much for a 7 year old kid. Great memories.

I wonder if Lee Sharpe was playing in that game?

dont know if sharpe was playing have a feeling he was popping a few tabs down the local nightclub . i know the fukin programme was a4 size a nightmare to put in the back pocket , speaking off there were some dodgy programmes around years ago Derby had a newspaper and Watford had a rectangle shape also a pain in the arse. up until the second div days we had a much smaller offering similar to the goons. sorry to bore you all

Gudge nonmember

here you go kingaloony , an insult to all those yids who spent their hard earnt on a league cup awayday. Even done the screen sport super cup at the Dell when we were all kicked out of Europe.

SmudgetheYid nonmember

Gudge

You missed a good chance to get a legover if you had stayed there and visited the sulabrious night club BOOBS you wouldn’t have failed. I used to call it the 10 to 2 club because if you hadn’t pulled by then we used to stand on the edge of the dance floor and any birds who hadn’t pulled would pull you. Obviously it was best to be slaughtered by then as some of the “ladies” were not the most sought after especially if her name was Fat Pat but that’s a different story. 😀

Gudge nonmember

@SmudgetheYid wrote:

Gudge

You missed a good chance to get a legover if you had stayed there and visited the sulabrious night club BOOBS you wouldn’t have failed. I used to call it the 10 to 2 club because if you hadn’t pulled by then we used to stand on the edge of the dance floor and any birds who hadn’t pulled would pull you. Obviously it was best to be slaughtered by then as some of the “ladies” were not the most sought after especially if her name was Fat Pat but that’s a different story. 😀

had plenty of those sorts at Manhatten lights. 10 to 2 sues if not then a kick off on the way out opposite the swiss made up for it

Ozspur 1 halloffamer

you have a book in you Gudge… no doubt.

C’mon you Spurs

SmudgetheYid nonmember

Gudge

When the season kicks off I’ll meet up with you and the guys if it’s a saturday kick off, trouble is I live in Happy Valley so gonna get stung for a taxi fare, unless you guys can meet say Glenelg or somewhere closer than town. At least in Glenelg we can look at the local talent before getting blown out

Gudge nonmember

Jockney can sort out a venue in Glenelg. warm em up for the hundred or so coming over in April

Gudge nonmember

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Gudge nonmember

Who’s smudge ? Sounds well suss

Enfield Shane nonmember

These stories are insane !!!!!!

Are they from a Spurs book?

Can I buy it online? Amazon?

Gudge nonmember

Enfield Shane you fucking doughnut , sound like a right plastic . Let’s ave some

Silver administrator

I’m desperate to know who Enfield Shane is. Seems far too witty to be on of the likely suspects.

Enfield Shane nonmember

Hey guys, I’m Shane from Enfield SA

Massive Port fan too, like Spurs were the original London team so were Port in SA till the crows came along and stole our state colours!!!!

I had a yarn with a guy here who told me about the OZSPURS

Enfield Shane nonmember

@Gudge said:
Enfield Shane you fucking doughnut , sound like a right plastic . Let’s ave some

I’m not sure what that means but ‘YEAH COME ON LETS AVE SOME’

“Come on you Spurs”

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@Enfield Shane said:
Hey guys, I’m Shane from Enfield SA

Massive Port fan too, like Spurs were the original London team so were Port in SA till the crows came along and stole our state colours!!!!

I had a yarn with a guy here who told me about the OZSPURS

Nice one. Welcome aboard.

chanticleer nonmember

Happy Torquay Torquay Happy Torq

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