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Chris Smith

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  1. Footballwebpages showing crowd as 782.
  2. 1966 World Cup Final for starters. 1967 League Cup Final. Roger Morgan started, Ian Morgan was sub.
  3. Thanks for the info. I was thinking at the start of the tournament.
  4. I’m not a gambler. What odds would Hornchurch have been at the outset?
  5. Would you be willing to post it (UK) ? If so, I will have one. Chris - added to list - yes, we can post it easily - we can set up a link on the web site - or you can send me your address off list. Tony
  6. Magnificent result. I listened to the first 15 minutes on local radio. To be fair, Hereford sounded on top and the commentary was a bit biased as they commentate on Hereford all the time. I decided to do a bit of gardening and fearing the worst I came in and checked Footballwebpages for the result. I mentioned in an earlier post that my first game was in 1968, the year before the moon landing, and that was definitely more likely to happen than a Wembley appearance in my lifetime. i think I’ll have a beer.
  7. How many tickets do people think could be sold if no restrictions?
  8. Congratulations to all concerned. Hereford in the final.
  9. Great result and more prize money. Are the semi finals one off or two legged? Hereford are quite local to me so will keep you updated if drawn against them.
  10. First post. As I live in Shropshire now, I thought I would submit the following which may be of interest. My family moved to Upminster Bridge in 1968. We could see the floodlights during night matches through the gap between the houses opposite until they built an extension. We could also hear the starting pistol during athletics meetings and the band competitions. My previous football attending had been to White Hart Lane and Highbury on alternate weeks with an Uncle. Due to this I got to the stadium at 1.30 for a Saturday 3pm game. I’m not sure that anybody was there at that time and I think I walked in without paying. I don’t recall who Hornchurch played but they were in the Athenian League then. I think the attendance was about 40 and the match programme was a folded A4 sheet in a cover that was used all season. I recall that there was a turnstile at the Bridge House end that you got to by going down an alley at the side of Tripps builders merchants. This may have disappeared when the Squash Club was built. There was also a tea bar on the East side of the ground which sold a very limited fare such as the large arrowroot biscuits in a glass jar. The bar used to be in a wooden building on the left as you came down the driveway from Bridge Avenue. When I was about 16, a lot of us used to go on a Friday night until it was raided for under age drinking. I managed to get away as I was very tall for my age. The last game I went to was an evening game against Maidenhead United just before the financial collapse. I hadn’t been for years and couldn’t believe that Hornchurch were playing at such a level, in front of 400+, paying large transfer fees and rumoured serious wages. The result that night was a 6-0 win. Due to social media, I am able to follow the clubs progress. Up the Urchins.
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