Discussion in 'Pure Football' started by mackemglastoid, Mar 20, 2012.
Remember going but it's all a blur?
Swindlehurst, Hodgson, Burley, Gray?
Chants of "On the dole" and "Doleys"....Classic
As a kid in early 70s it cost me 5 shillings (25p) Roker End and 6 shillings (30p) Fulwell End.
Oh - and a shilling for a programme!
You must be older than me. I remember getting on the bus (x12 or x13) for 10p if I stooped and getting a double maxim in the Ivy House for £1:12 if I stood on
cheapest I can remember was a pound, that was when I first started going on my own, before that I had no idea as my Dad would wait with me at the boys gate till I got right to the front and pay the turnstile operator and tell me to wait at the other side for him. Was a scarey couple of minutes as a five year old under that massive Roker End waiting looking for my Dad coming to find me.
2 bob for me as a junior old money or 10p in this metric shit for the Fulwell End. 1/-2d return on the bus from Consett, with just enough left over for a Mars bar and packet of chips.
Definitely early 90s as well, i had a short spell on dole in 93 and they did it then.
Class days them, having a shave just to guarantee you got in
the juniors end.
The sign for it is hanging in the Black Cats Bar. It had 'Gold Card Members Only' added to it at a latter date so i guess that was mid 80's
It was yes. The area was hit really bad with unemployment early/mid 80s, and I mean really bad. Your UB40 was a piece of green card iirc. Tough days for the lads who wanted to walk around in the latest Fila trackie
Definately did it either Christmas 92 or 93.
It was, Sunday game IIRC, there was a section in the Roker where you got in cheap, we beat Watford 3-0 I think, Byrne scoring the first when David James dropped a cross at his feet.
First time was in the 1980s. That's the last time I was on the dole and used mine to get in the Roker. We knew about the match and told the dole we'd lost our cards and got new ones to give out to the working lads
Peterbrough at home we won 2-0, it´s actually one of the chapters in Harry Pearson´s ´The Far Corner´ although he doesn´t mention that it was a pound in.
Half a quid in the Fulwell and a Quid for behind the goal at Wembley.
Just checked on statcat it was Saturday 2nd November 1991 we won 3-1 with Byrne getting 2 and Armstrong the other.
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