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27 minutes ago, santheman said:

You young ones don't know you're living.

I hark back to the Texaco cup games against Stoke Tottenham and Norwich.

Norwich in particular, 6 of us in the back of an old Bedford van with a mattress in the back. Can still remember the pong as someone had severe flatulence due to the amount of swally he had.

Had to follow rivers all the way home from Carlisle on the back roads as the radiator sprung a leak and we had to keep topping it up every 10 miles. Reached Abington before it finally gave up and we hitched it back to Motherwell in the back of a cattle truck.

Happy days

 

Well before my time - but the Texaco Cup stuff sounds like a good laugh whenever I hear about it. A trip to play Spurs would have been brilliant - I would have loved us to get a competitive game against an English team in one of our European campaigns.

 I'm sure I read that the Spurs captain when asked about getting beat at Fir Park, said that "Motherwell was all muck and nettles" - I love that.

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14 minutes ago, Swello said:

Well before my time - but the Texaco Cup stuff sounds like a good laugh whenever I hear about it. A trip to play Spurs would have been brilliant - I would have loved us to get a competitive game against an English team in one of our European campaigns.

 I'm sure I read that the Spurs captain when asked about getting beat at Fir Park, said that "Motherwell was all muck and nettles" - I love that.

I could write a book Swello😁

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2 hours ago, Archie McSquackle said:

We completely underestimated the time it would take us to walk from the centre of Odense to the ground and were running pretty late. Fortunately some locals on their way to the game pulled over and offered us a lift - nice guys the Danes!

If you're going to lose 2-1 in an away leg then a top-corner free-kick in the last minute to make it 2-1 is probably the best way to do it.

 

I also did the overnight bus from Fir Park to Dortmund - for all the complaints about budget airlines they're a hell of a lot better than being on a bus that needs mopped out at Dover.

Did you not do the march?  200 yard long column of ‘Well fans with a police escort.

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1 hour ago, crazylegsjoe_mfc said:

I would've said Dean Cornelius.

Hmmmm...I thought he looked a bit old to be Cornelius although it's not a particularly flattering picture. It could well be him.

Reason I mention is that a recent dip into Steelmen threw up the nugget that we apparently had a trialist playing in that bounce game against Hearts.

With a tip of the hat to @Onthefringes for the info.

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I had visions of Christian Illic looking at the photo. He was blooming terrible.

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Did you not do the march?  200 yard long column of ‘Well fans with a police escort.
Did it in Nancy but not Odense. Think we were quite settled in the pub.

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The march in Nancy was superb. My pals and I got a lift to some nightclub off a French bird who’d had about 8 pints with us. I think we hit every curb on the way there.

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14 minutes ago, Gianfranco said:

The march in Nancy was superb. My pals and I got a lift to some nightclub off a French bird who’d had about 8 pints with us. I think we hit every curb on the way there.

The Nancy-Lorraine Publicans Society still refer to that day as "Golden Thursday", their biggest day's takings since VE Day. 

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2 minutes ago, Swello said:

The Nancy-Lorraine Publicans Society still refer to that day as "Golden Thursday", their biggest day's takings since VE Day. 

When we realised that people were buying drink from the shop off the square we decided to follow suit and were able to grab the last pack of 12 beers, it was 2 bottles in before we noticed the sans alcohol message.

As we passed the red wine shelf the empty bottle of Buckie seemed fitting.

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Aye - it was a free-for-all in all the supermarkets once the bars started running out.

Place Stanislas was one of the finest locations for a day of bevvying that I've ever been to.

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6 hours ago, Archie McSquackle said:

We completely underestimated the time it would take us to walk from the centre of Odense to the ground and were running pretty late. Fortunately some locals on their way to the game pulled over and offered us a lift - nice guys the Danes!

If you're going to lose 2-1 in an away leg then a top-corner free-kick in the last minute to make it 2-1 is probably the best way to do it.

 

I also did the overnight bus from Fir Park to Dortmund - for all the complaints about budget airlines they're a hell of a lot better than being on a bus that needs mopped out at Dover.

FFS Dover? ours didnt' reach Abington, before needing a mop out 🤢

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Nancy...honestly you could write a book on the journey over and more so on the way back. Surreal does not come close. I was so sleep deprived I nearly missed the game and my mates at the last minute got me out the Ibis and into the 1000’s on the march to the stadium. I think I had one pint after the game. The least I have EVER drunk at a European away game. 

My abiding memory of Odense was persuading a very attractive Danish lass to give me a go on her bike at around midnight. She said be careful it is brand new. I told her not to worry as I hopped on and proceeded to cycle about 20 yards into a shop window and fell off. She was not best amused. 

 

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When we were in Europe I was a broke student so couldn't go.

Now we were in Europe and a fucking pandemic tanked any hope of going. 

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Was that not the day down at Killie after we'd just gone into admin?

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