Originally Posted by JTF
Think that Boro game was the previous away game.
The difference between the support we took to places like Boro, Leeds, Liverpool, Villa etc that season compared to the feeble support they brought to Roker that season was off the scale - we literally had up to 10 times as many fans at their grounds as they brought to Roker...
didn't realise they were that close together.
god only knows how i didn't get lifted at boro as well. probably too much going on at the boro match and slipped through the net. fighting in the holgate, fighting in the paddocks, chased them onto the pitch 3 minutes after kick-off, people diving down out of the seats to join in alongside a constant 90 minute backdrop of fighting in the bobb end. and that was just the lads who weren't in the official away section!!
the away end made up for missing out on most of the action outside.
then onto leeds when we breached the "no man's land" on the terrace and clattered into them. that was my last recollection of the game!! i think riv said a while back there was some steps up the side of the seats and thats how so many got up there. either way leeds got legged left right and centre. we were already past the stairs bit so i never knew how so many could get up there till riv said.
i think we lost 1-0 or drew 1-1 but i'm sure there was something to do with a penalty for us.
they don't do awaydays like that anymore and i think most modern day fans wouldn't believe it actually happened.