Many thanks to Julian Simpson@Julian1970 for sending us a quite splendid selection of his Rubbish Snaps taken at 80s games…
Julian took his camera on his travels following Brighton around Barclays League Division Two in 1988-89 (when Division Two actually was division two, or the second division)…
The County Ground, Swindon Town. Marvellously on the skew, unless I have forgotten about Swindon’s 3:1 slope? A great smattering of Brighton fans on the corner.
Boundary Park, Oldham Athletic. The Seagulls on the attack on Oldham’s lino pitch. Sadly the action is obscured by the right hand upright.
Ewood Park, Blackburn Rovers. Blackburn’s Riverside Stand in the process of being dismantled. What an extraordinary amount of red paint for a team that play in blue.
Filbert Street, Leicester City. A distant view of Filbert Street’s forbidding North Stand, beyond some vicious looking fence spikes and B&HA flags….
Boothferry Park, Hull City. Even more pointy and nasty is the lethal tinsel topping this fence at Hull… revolving spikes from the days before football fans were viewed as customers.
Elland Road, Leeds United. Leeds on the attack in another photo viewed over a spiked fence, in the season of the Hillsborough Disaster…
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More of Your Rubbish 80s Photos 4
Even more photos of 80s matches that are a bit rubbish… 3
More photos of 80s matches that are a bit rubbish… 2
Your photos of 80s matches that are a bit rubbish… 1
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The Leeds way game was the day of the Hillsborough disaster. I remember being at Elland Road when the PA announced the game had been abandoned and it was only after we got back to the car and were driving home (I was a student at he time and stayed over with a Leeds supporting mate who came from Bingley) that the horror of what had happened became apparent.
Leicester beat league leaders Chelsea at home that day – our best win in ages, all meaningless by the time we got home.
I was at Leeds that day as well in the away end. Remember the Leeds fans cheering when news was announced of the disaster. Another reason to hate them.
To tell the truth I went to all these games with Brighton and the St Georges flag without clubs, hearts etc… is mine. Happy days.