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Exeter City on this day

david61

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18/2/1981, Exeter 4 Newcastle 0 FAC.
Can't get much better than that !
 

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18/2/1981, Exeter 4 Newcastle 0 FAC.
Can't get much better than that !
Peter Hatch was different class that night. Involved in all 4 goals.
 

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Peter Hatch was different class that night. Involved in all 4 goals.
Had to watch it again! Yes, Hatch was a fantastic player, corners,crosses,shots and of course throw ins! Just get it in the box and see what happens?
Interesting that they opened the gates at 4.30 for that one. Cant remember what time i got there but it was a tight squeeze in the Cowshed that night.
 

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Interesting that they opened the gates at 4.30 for that one. Cant remember what time i got there but it was a tight squeeze in the Cowshed that night.
It was pay on the gate don’t forget, so that’s why it was probably a earlier gates open time..Iirc they were opened at 5pm for the Leicester game.

The lads I worked with met up at the Eagle Tavern at about 4.45pm after asking ‘Spud’ to open up early. Stayed there for a couple, got into the ground about 18:15, I reckon there were over 10,000 in the ground by that time.
 

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18/2/1981, Exeter 4 Newcastle 0 FAC.
Can't get much better than that !
I don't think it does, not even Leicester 3-1 with Kells hattrick the previous round. We would have battered anybody that February night in 81, Newcastle just happened to be the wrong team in the wrong place.
 

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We would have battered anybody that February night in 81, Newcastle just happened to be the wrong team in the wrong place.
I had to pinch myself at HT !
 

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I had to pinch myself at HT !
The crazy thing at that time was that the TV companies were contractually prevented from announcing in advance which games that they were showing In their highlights programmes. So that night although the programme was scheduled, they were unable to say that it would be City v Newcastle being featured. This was somewhat farcical as it was the only Cup replay taking place that night !
Due to work I was unable to get down to Exeter for the game, and had to settle for watching the highlights without knowing the result in advance. In the introduction they referred to "the remarkable match" from SJP Exeter which led to some consternation at half time. Whilst over the moon to be three nil up, I was a little worried that "remarkable" might indicate a second half turnaround by the Toon ! :unsure:
 

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The crazy thing at that time was that the TV companies were contractually prevented from announcing in advance which games that they were showing In their highlights programmes. So that night although the programme was scheduled, they were unable to say that it would be City v Newcastle being featured. This was somewhat farcical as it was the only Cup replay taking place that night !
Due to work I was unable to get down to Exeter for the game, and had to settle for watching the highlights without knowing the result in advance. In the introduction they referred to "the remarkable match" from SJP Exeter which led to some consternation at half time. Whilst over the moon to be three nil up, I was a little worried that "remarkable" might indicate a second half turnaround by the Toon ! :unsure:
I quickly got back to Howell Rd post match, where I’d parked, to tear back home to Dawlish Warren, just got in the door as Sportsnight was starting(9.55pm iirc)
 

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I quickly got back to Howell Rd post match, where I’d parked, to tear back home to Dawlish Warren, just got in the door as Sportsnight was starting(9.55pm iirc)
I strolled back to Herschel Road.
 

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Lost 2-0 away at Brighton on this day 2010.

 
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