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NUFC Video Classic, 1984 At Anfield

12 years ago

There’s a lot of good things about modern day football but the clubs and football authorities haven’t got a clue when it comes to how important away fans are to English football.

Along with compulsory sitting at matches, limiting away fans to no more than 3,000 at most matches is just rubbish.

It is even worse if you follow Newcastle as Ashley/Llambias refuse to take more than the minimum number of tickets and so our great club and city will be represented by just 2,000, yes 2,000!!, black & whites on Friday night at Anfield. Plus the eleven on the pitch of course.

Almost any fan of a certain age will regale you with stories of Toon fans taking massive numbers to Old Trafford, White Hart Lane, Joker Park and Highbury and literally almost taking over those grounds.

One night was really special though and we go back 27 years to Keegan’s return to Anfield but in a black & white shirt, live on TV a nationwide audience saw a brilliant display by….the fans.

Never mind the result on the pitch this was a never to be forgotten atmosphere, along with many others I’m still convinced it was true what we sang that night to the home support, ‘we’ve got more fans than you’, watch this and love it for the nostalgia but also weep that kids today are denied the chance of being part of something so magical.

Winning is definitely not everything.

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