I think that happened in the early 90’s
I’m 58 tomorrow Chunks.
Times have moved on, but in those days I was always proud that we had some decent lads. Part of the match experience.
I’ll have one for us tomorrow
Happy birthday for tomorrow, you old git.
You obviously have grown up then! I guess people’s experience of football, and life generally is different and tends to condition your behaviour. I’m 62 and went to Fellows park with my dad from the age of 5 and it was always drummed into me that any aggression should be verbal and directed towards the ref and maybe the oppositions players, rather than physical and involving their fans. So when I started to go on my own as a teenager I always avoided aggro and I’ve always struggled to understand why anyone would want to involve themselves either in seeking to harm others or risking harm to themselves. Each to their own I suppose.
Anyway its good to hear that you are no longer involved in such nonsense - could be dangerous at your age! Have a great birthday.
Any UTS members going to cause trouble let us know and we’ll ban you now.
I fear that Shrewsbury will bring on a melancholic mood which in turn could lead to some badly constructed sentences in long and needlessly wordy posts from me on UTS that evening.
If you want to take pro-active measures I get it.
Got the train last year and we was all escorted to the ground, however it was the Shrews fans being escorted on the way back and they broke out of that and cut Walsall fans up at the train station and was a few incidents there
I’ll probably be ■■■■■■ and will write utter tripe.
Doubt anyone would notice the difference though
I won’t be able to read until late Sunday
Oh ye of little faith!
So how many tickets are left to go on general sale Monday morning?
300 i believe mate.
This happened. We got escorted towards the station on the one side of the road, and then when they got us close enough and went to leave, the Shrewsbury lot turned up round the corner. Idiots
So far the Shrews police have only requested 2 from WMP
Absolutely mate. Never dreamt it would matter. Still might not but at least we go there with a bit of acid in our stomach and will now fill the away end with maybe one or two undercover elsewhere in the ground.
I think it will be a galling relegation. The absolute ■■■■ show at home to Wimbledon will be the one that sticks with me. That was the moment I thought we’d gone and it might well be that a point that night (which at the time we might have seen as a poor result) may well have been enough. More recently, a point against Wycombe last week in a game where I think we made six selections to nullify one man might well have been enough too. Unbelievable.
Possibly worse than going down by a fair margin because in echoes of the 03/04 relegation and the 15/16 non promotion we’ll all be thinking of that point or two that we dropped that would have led to us playing in a higher division the next season.
My old man recounts a similar story @geordiesaddler from the 70’s. Having been to the match, adorned in David Soul cardigan, he was off to see some woman he was dating from Wellington I think it was.
West Mercia constabulary were insistent that he got back on Walsall train but the old man wanted to catch the local service. He was complying but decided to make a break for the local train, only to have a dog set after him.
The dog caught up with him and latched onto the aforementioned cardigan. My dad, in his desire to get the thing off, swung his arm and saw the sleeve unravel with dog attached!!
Wish he was coming next week - blooming mother’s 60th so they are going away.
Debating about trying to get ticket but kick off timing a big disadvantage for me.
How long realistically do you think it would take to get back to the station after the game? The last train afterwards I can get home on is 19.52. The ground seems quite a way out.
Probably settle for ifollow (will it be available to watch? I always just listen but would pay to upgrade if it is.)
It’s about a 45min walk back to the station which would mean you leaving the game before the end to get your train.
Thanks. I thought it was probably unrealistic. Would not want to miss train! but no point going unless can see whole game.
iFollow website saying game is currently unavailable. Don’t know if that will change after Sky make their choices. Last year they focused on the relegation fight, but this year I bet they’ll have Barnsley, Portsmouth or Sunderland depending on results this week. May mean our game is available for broadcast?