Exeter City on this day

Bri 'n' God3

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On this day 42 years ago.
Lost 0-4 at Swindon.
My memorable 1st away game outside of Devon.The first of many disappointments on the road.
Great excitement as a 16 year old getting onto one of the five coaches that left the bus station.
You had to be on yer toes in Swindon,the coaches did not drop off or pick up at the ground in those days so avoiding a booting was all part of the excitement.

Mad day looking back,that seemed normal at the time.
Hi. That same match was my first away game out of Devon too. It was our first big league away day after promotion to the old Div 3 (L1). It was a bit of a baptism for us 15/16 year olds - a 4-0 drubbing and running to the coaches at the end I seem to recall.
 

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Went to the Den for a Division 3 game around 1979,a low profile kept.
It was around the time that the National Front were big & visible at grounds like Millwall,just to add to the air of menace about the place.
Not many fans gave it ‘the large’ there in those days unless they were amongst a huge following.
 

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Hi. That same match was my first away game out of Devon too. It was our first big league away day after promotion to the old Div 3 (L1). It was a bit of a baptism for us 15/16 year olds - a 4-0 drubbing and running to the coaches at the end I seem to recall.
Indeed..I was quick on my feet in those days :D.

I remember our coach was stopped on the M4 afterwards by the old bill to check that we had left with a full compliment(we had) because a couple of coaches had left hastily,not counted & left some city fans in Swindon.
 
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