Greetings from Coconuts! Just remember if we won every game it would get boring…..
This weekend we welcome our visitors from Gwent. Ahh, the black & ambers v the black and ambers, doesn’t happen very happen, does it? Fair dues to Newport, they have been pretty constant with their shade of amber over the years, if we were honest better than us as I don’t recall them playing in primrose which we have been guilty of over the years. I did suggest to an Exile fan once that actually they played more in tangerine in their halcyon days of the late 70s and early 80s (a la Dundee Utd) but he wouldn’t have it.
The photo below is 1981. hat do you think? Amber or Tangerine?
I’ve been back down Cut Throat Lane to check out our form on this date, 10 October. A few interesting fixtures, a 2-2 draw at Fleetwood in 2010 saw a certain R Willmott get a brace for us and Magno Vieira popped one in for the Cods. Five years later Pompey were in town for an eventful fixture which saw two red cards, the U’s take the lead after five minutes but somehow we conspired to lose 1-3. We did only have 42% possession mind, apparently. It would be churlish though not to highlight this day in 1987 when we stuffed this weekend’s visitors 4-0 in front of a meagre 1,847 crowd. David Crown, Wolfie, Mr Beck and Neil Horwood scored that day. An up and down season saw us finish the campaign in 15th, Newport bless them were bottom, 19 points adrift. The programme for that day is attached for your indulgence and indeed memory, if you’re old enough!
Bye for now,