Birmingham at the Den 1986....

E1 Wall

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#1
Lost 2-0, was in the Fox pre match, few millwall came in saying they (brum) had slipped their escort at new cross and were at large, the Fox cleared as if someone had farted after a six day booze bender, it became apparent the old bill had them wrapped up by the ground due to an helicopter hovering above the school on the corner of cold blow lane, couple of wall got amongst them calling it on at Covent Garden after the game, to this day god only knows how Millwall’s numbers travelled to CG without detection (although dawn raids were to follow) everyone was in the nags head (James street) when the shout went up they were here, wall marching down floral street and shopkeepers sticking up their metal grills in precaution of a looting escapade, onwards to Bedford street and roar go’s up, a builders skip empties and a surge towards the strand starts, within seconds old bill all over it and the evening finished, apparently brum had gone LB and took liberties with normals, game up there later on that season (night game) was more lively to say the least, boozing in the Eliza Doolittle by Euston beforehand then 30 (if that) creeped away at new street while the other 60/70 got smothered by the law, mad mad events that evening were to follow ....
 

Peckham Lion

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If i remember correctly we had it with them the week before near the punch and Judy. We played Leeds at the Den in an early kick off, fun and games with them afterwards then a good mob of us headed into town for Brums mob. Great times them days around the main train hubs, always firms from somewhere roaming about.
 

kevrelles

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#3
Did not hear a squeak from the cunts after the playoffs .they should count themselves lucky the filth kept them inside the ground.
 
#4
Birmingham had a decent mob at that play off game to be fair. Most people didn’t see them because they didn’t get to South Bermondsey until after KO for whatever reason, only a few dozen of us hung around in Ilderton Rd when the old bill brought them through, a good 250+ with all their old well known faces among them.

The absolute routing they got up Tooley Street back in the early 90s was our best turnout against them but at least they hung about for the meet where as most other mobs and definitely all these modern day Instagram wannabes would have fucked straight off without even coming near us. It was always moody at St. Andrews back in the day, especially the night game after London Bridge and the match in 95 as well.
 
#5
Birmingham had a decent mob at that play off game to be fair. Most people didn’t see them because they didn’t get to South Bermondsey until after KO for whatever reason, only a few dozen of us hung around in Ilderton Rd when the old bill brought them through, a good 250+ with all their old well known faces among them.

The absolute routing they got up Tooley Street back in the early 90s was our best turnout against them but at least they hung about for the meet where as most other mobs and definitely all these modern day Instagram wannabes would have fucked straight off without even coming near us. It was always moody at St. Andrews back in the day, especially the night game after London Bridge and the match in 95 as well.
Agree with all of that
 

bramcoteboy62

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#6
Christ that playoff game. Remember the bramcote stayed open and serving whilst a war went on outside. Still clearly remember bods ripping bricks off the wall from the park opposite and hurling them at the pigs. One of the last times I went to the pub before I started driving with kids to home games
 

ringo_the_lion

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One of my mates got nicked before the game at St Andrews in 1986, however the police released him at about the time the matched finished leaving him to walk the deserted streets of Birmingham trying to find New Street, after a while he saw a mob in the distance, he assumed it was 'Wall getting escorted back to the station so hurried to catch them up, to his horror they were all zulu's looking to ambush us, he kept to the sidelines looking for a means of escape, after a while New Street was in sight and so was the Millwall escort, the police had their work cut out keeping the two warring factions apart but my mate saw a gap that would get him to the 'Wall side and went for it, a eager copper stopped him and tried to push him back to the Brummie side, he told him he was Millwall and the copper wasn't having it "get back!!" he barked, the brummies realised he was one of us and they started calling him back"Dave"(not his name) they shouted, his heart was in his arse and his first thought was to crack the copper and get himself nicked again, fortunately the copper must had seen the fear in his eyes and let him through to join us.
You don't get many days like that anymore, where you survive on your wits.
 

E4CBL

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At the play off game, about 6 of them (all Pakistani looking) jumped through the turnstiles behind our goal, before the game. Saw them leg it along the concourse. Was a good 1/2 hour before kickoff. Never heard, or saw them after. Guess they were grabbed and relocated?
Ballsy move though.
 

Terry_Hurlock

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#11
We don't talk about the play off game.. A fair few of my lot served time.. I was nicked a few weeks after for it but never charged as they didn't have a vid of me doing anything.. They certainly had a good mob that day and they did have the opportunity to break out.. But decided against it when the fireworks and bricks were flying... We peaked that year, no one came near us...
 

bramcoteboy62

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#12
Yes that year 2002 I remember a lot of trouble. Wolves game was lively if I remember rightly. That's the year I decided to pack in boozing heavily pre and post match and get caught up in it all
 

Wippa

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Birmingham had a decent mob at that play off game to be fair. Most people didn’t see them because they didn’t get to South Bermondsey until after KO for whatever reason, only a few dozen of us hung around in Ilderton Rd when the old bill brought them through, a good 250+ with all their old well known faces among them.

The absolute routing they got up Tooley Street back in the early 90s was our best turnout against them but at least they hung about for the meet where as most other mobs and definitely all these modern day Instagram wannabes would have fucked straight off without even coming near us. It was always moody at St. Andrews back in the day, especially the night game after London Bridge and the match in 95 as well.
Tooley street was blinding having them on their toes all the way up the road, then in to the station and down the tracks. That event got me proper hooked on it. The night game that followed up there was well lively and my first time travelling with our mob outside of London. Pulling in to new street and seeing someone putting in a gum shield and another one of ours loading a flare gun, it was an eye opener to say the least. Ended up getting nicked when it went off outside the bullring. Had to jib the over night train home.