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The "Ghost" Game.

Posted: Thu Oct 11, 2018 11:34 am
by terrya1965
Phil Parkes and Trevor Brooking talking about the game in the Cup Winners Cup v Castilla in October 1981.West Ham fans were banned for causing trouble in the away tie in which we lost 3-1.They are talking about that game has England are going to play their game with Croatia behind closed doors.

We ended up winning the Home tie 5-1(6-4 on agg).David Cross netting a Hat-trick.I was at Vauxhall Holiday Camp in Great Yarmouth and listened to it on the Radio in the Caravan.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/45786476

Re: The "Ghost" Game.

Posted: Thu Oct 11, 2018 11:36 am
by 4ever-blowin-bubbles
i remember the game i think i was at home listening to the radio

Re: The "Ghost" Game.

Posted: Thu Oct 11, 2018 12:57 pm
by jameskel
12 at the time, first overseas away game, I had ever been to.

Still remember everything about it

Re: The "Ghost" Game.

Posted: Thu Oct 11, 2018 2:02 pm
by Brookbonds73
Remember the Spanish getting the hump at being pissed on from the upper tier. Some people just can't take a joke. :o

Re: The "Ghost" Game.

Posted: Fri Oct 12, 2018 9:53 am
by Flairon
terrya1965 wrote:Phil Parkes and Trevor Brooking talking about the game in the Cup Winners Cup v Castilla in October 1981.West Ham fans were banned for causing trouble in the away tie in which we lost 3-1.They are talking about that game has England are going to play their game with Croatia behind closed doors.

We ended up winning the Home tie 5-1(6-4 on agg).David Cross netting a Hat-trick.I was at Vauxhall Holiday Camp in Great Yarmouth and listened to it on the Radio in the Caravan.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/45786476



For the avoidance of doubt, did you listen to the game whilst at Great Yarmouth or the Brooking/Parkes interview???


:D

Re: The "Ghost" Game.

Posted: Fri Oct 12, 2018 10:12 am
by Flairon
A cracking finish by Geoff Pike for the 1st goal. An unsung hero for me, scoring something like 41 goals in all competitions in 372 games.

According to his Linkedin page, he currently manages a team of 8 National coach developers who are part of the Elite delivery team. I also lead on the development of the UEFA A licence, tutor on the UEFA Pro licence and manage a number of other projects within the FA.

Re: The "Ghost" Game.

Posted: Fri Oct 12, 2018 1:28 pm
by Dolfo
jameskel wrote:12 at the time, first overseas away game, I had ever been to.

Still remember everything about it


It was at Upton Park you numpty! ;)

I was standing outside the Chicken Run with quite a few others singing Bubbles and shouting our support.

It was weird, you could hear everything the players and staff were shouting.

Re: The "Ghost" Game.

Posted: Fri Oct 12, 2018 2:03 pm
by Dicksies Diner
I was standing outside the south bank that night and there was one of them big TV vans and you could glimpse at the game on the monitor inside. There was a fair few outside that night.

Re: The "Ghost" Game.

Posted: Fri Oct 12, 2018 3:33 pm
by jameskel
Dolfo wrote:
jameskel wrote:12 at the time, first overseas away game, I had ever been to.

Still remember everything about it


It was at Upton Park you numpty! ;)

I was standing outside the Chicken Run with quite a few others singing Bubbles and shouting our support.

It was weird, you could hear everything the players and staff were shouting.


WHAT, the away game you fucking melt

:D

Re: The "Ghost" Game.

Posted: Fri Oct 12, 2018 3:40 pm
by Brookbonds73
Given the ethnicity of Green Street even in those days, I suppose it could feasibly be called an away game. :?