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Offline chipperclark

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Happiest memory as a Baggies fan
« on: December 04, 2018, 06:09:44 AM »
 ;D Someone had to start this post...as the "worst baggies memory"is already posted.

So will set the ball rolling with my first ever Albion Match October 10th 1964,at the Hawthorns,The Kings home debut.

Albion 5  Wolves 1 (The King 2 goals)....say no more. :D A very happy 10 year old.
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Re: Most happiest memory as a Baggies fan
« Reply #1 on: December 04, 2018, 07:32:54 AM »
I think I was October 1976 we beat man United 4 0 at a sunny hawthorns , great day
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Re: Most happiest memory as a Baggies fan
« Reply #2 on: December 04, 2018, 10:53:42 AM »
I think I was October 1976 we beat man United 4 0 at a sunny hawthorns , great day

My first game (apart from a few reserve and Youth Cup games).

One of the happiest was the 5-3 at Old Trafford, 5-1 against the wolves, 3-1 against the vile January 84
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Re: Most happiest memory as a Baggies fan
« Reply #3 on: December 04, 2018, 11:10:04 AM »
No feel has come close to the great escape for me.

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« Reply #4 on: December 04, 2018, 11:14:00 AM »
Cannot remember being happier than witnessing Darren Bradleys screamer of a goal against the dingles in 1993. The play off final at Wembley in the same year was a brilliant day out as well......
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Re: Most happiest memory as a Baggies fan
« Reply #5 on: December 04, 2018, 11:52:06 AM »
A couple that come to mind


Balis - no more need to be said.

Beating the Dingles in the play-off semi-final under Mowbray. Maybe more a huge relief than joy. Especially after dominating them away and having a lead at home. Just was never so nervous about a game; fearing we could fail having built up a great position against our fierce rivals that slither of a chance that it could still be messed up. In a way I probably cared way more about that outcome than the actual final.

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Re: Most happiest memory as a Baggies fan
« Reply #6 on: December 04, 2018, 12:16:21 PM »
Play off final 1993.
First promotion, first trip to Wembley, 7 or 8 years of disappointment gone in an instant, one of 45,000 very happy Baggies. Nuff said.

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Re: Most happiest memory as a Baggies fan
« Reply #7 on: December 04, 2018, 12:37:06 PM »
The playoff final was special, but the Swansea semi final at the shrine was probably the happiest I’ve been as a baggie. Never ever (and probably never will again) been part of  the greatest atmosphere at the back of the old brummie road end.
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« Reply #8 on: December 04, 2018, 12:38:21 PM »
Bomber at Oldham.

Second goal against Swansea in play-off semi. I still have the bruises from the mayhem in the Brummie.

Balis.

The day Pulis left.  ;D

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« Reply #9 on: December 04, 2018, 12:42:37 PM »
The Great Escape

The win against Palace to seal promotion the first time.

The 5-5 with United was a mental game.

And of course, any time we beat the Wolves / Villa, but especially the 5-1 at Molineux.

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« Reply #10 on: December 04, 2018, 12:47:10 PM »
2-1 against villa Mulumbu winner,
1-2 against villa Sharner winner,
0-1 against villa Berahino winner
1-0 against villa gardner winner

Noting in sport makes me happier than beating Vile

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« Reply #11 on: December 04, 2018, 01:35:53 PM »
D1ngle5.


St Peter Odemwingie.  8)
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« Reply #12 on: December 04, 2018, 03:21:36 PM »
Any victory against Vile or the dog heads.

But one of the standouts for me was The Invasion of Pompey, dread to think what would have happened if ref had of played the full 90 and they had equalised.

For atmosphere, 1978 cup quarter final against Forest, I was in the Smetheick as an 11 year old and climbed on top of the wall at side, and the steward let me into the old corner seats where the Forest fans were, incredible game, result, atmosphere, after all we had beat Forest, no way we weren’t going to win the cup .....

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« Reply #13 on: December 04, 2018, 04:34:42 PM »
Oldham 0- WBA 1
The great escape
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« Reply #14 on: December 04, 2018, 05:23:40 PM »
Oldham for sure, one of the best football away days of my life 
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Re: Most happiest memory as a Baggies fan
« Reply #15 on: December 04, 2018, 05:46:33 PM »
Catching the Dingles when we overturned that 11 point lead.  8)

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« Reply #16 on: December 04, 2018, 06:05:42 PM »
5-1 at the molineux

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« Reply #17 on: December 04, 2018, 10:19:14 PM »
F.A cup semi final 3 rd replay ,50 years ago 1968.
WBA v LIVERPOOL semi final at Main road Manchester.
Me and my mate Pete listening on a little transistor radio in the entry between his house in Hockley.
A truly great match,I remember it was pouring down but we didn't care,Astle & Chipper scored in a 2-1 win that took us to the final which of course we won.
The king went on to score in every round.
Can't believe its 50 years ago ,I was 16 years old and I went on to play for Albion's youth team,those were the days,listening to the music of the Beatles and Cream,great great times for me.

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Re: Most happiest memory as a Baggies fan
« Reply #18 on: December 04, 2018, 10:21:33 PM »
Catching the Dingles when we overturned that 11 point lead.  8)

me too mate. impossible to top to be honest

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« Reply #19 on: December 04, 2018, 10:24:08 PM »
The 5-1. Didn't even cheer when the 5th went in, just near p***ed myself laughing.

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« Reply #20 on: December 06, 2018, 01:29:07 PM »
My dad (now 83) was there for two FA cup wins and would count these days out as his best.  I would have to say the day we went back up to the Premiership for the first time.  The anticipation when we were catching the Wolves, the Balis penalty and that last game (Palace?).  One ear on the radio listening to Tony Butler who I miss greatly... at one stage saying that the Palace striker "could not even aim a wee".  The not even vaguely hopeful announcement not to invade the pitch as the entire crowd started to move forward at the end and then the pitch invasion.  A number of people were in tears such was the joy.  Back to the Vine afterwards.  I have never seen so many elated people in one place.

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« Reply #21 on: December 06, 2018, 01:51:35 PM »
My dad (now 83) was there for two FA cup wins and would count these days out as his best.  I would have to say the day we went back up to the Premiership for the first time.  The anticipation when we were catching the Wolves, the Balis penalty and that last game (Palace?).  One ear on the radio listening to Tony Butler who I miss greatly... at one stage saying that the Palace striker "could not even aim a wee".  The not even vaguely hopeful announcement not to invade the pitch as the entire crowd started to move forward at the end and then the pitch invasion.  A number of people were in tears such was the joy.  Back to the Vine afterwards.  I have never seen so many elated people in one place.

I was in the Vine following the final whistle too.

Had a cigar on the go courtesy of a pal and I don't even smoke, well, except for when I'm on fire  ;D .
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« Reply #22 on: December 06, 2018, 02:49:25 PM »
For shear intensity of emotions and what it meant for the club and re-building it has to be Swansea semi and Port Vale final. The Portsmouth win at Fratton Park to keep us up and the Great Escape. For the magic it has to be in the year we won the FA cup we beat United 6-3 in front of +40,000 at the Hawthorns.
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« Reply #23 on: December 06, 2018, 02:56:28 PM »
I was in the Vine following the final whistle too.

Had a cigar on the go courtesy of a pal and I don't even smoke, well, except for when I'm on fire  ;D .
I remember standing in the centre circle and doing a 360 around the stands, the gamut of emotions was unforgettable: Elation, relief, disbelief and, most of all, pure, pure joy.  :D Had Monday off and went on the beer round West Brom and Tipton, fantastic memories.



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« Reply #24 on: December 06, 2018, 06:32:01 PM »
2-0 v Valencia apparently 40 years ago
2-0 v Swansea play off semi
5-3 v Man Utd 1978
many other decent games around 78/79 ish
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Re: Happiest memory as a Baggies fan
« Reply #25 on: December 06, 2018, 07:45:20 PM »
2-0 v Valencia apparently 40 years ago
2-0 v Swansea play off semi
5-3 v Man Utd 1978
many other decent games around 78/79 ish

Coventry 7-1 was a good one when they had that brown kit on.
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« Reply #26 on: December 06, 2018, 07:50:23 PM »
Simply, being born, breed and raised as a Baggie through thin and thinner :D
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« Reply #27 on: December 06, 2018, 09:43:04 PM »
beating villa 3 -1 in 1984, hilarious watching big Cyrill racing from the half way line miss hitting his shot but scoring and two villa defenders left in his wake.

some odd statistics between the two teams, odd that both teams do better away from home.

                                       WBA   AV   

                                       W    L.        D
Total Matches         113   37   48.        28
At The Hawthorns    57    13   34        10
At Villa Park            56.   24    14.      18
FA Cup Matches       1     0       1          0
Total Goals Scored   316   150   166   
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Re: Happiest memory as a Baggies fan
« Reply #28 on: December 06, 2018, 10:46:25 PM »
Bradford away -that year....

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« Reply #29 on: December 07, 2018, 01:20:12 PM »
Bradford away -that year....

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RWCFYp3F4Ck

I still get goose bumps watching this and to be honest, I'm still not sure he's going to score!

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« Reply #30 on: December 07, 2018, 03:46:52 PM »
This is tough usually as a baggie you carry some doubt so although I share the thought of many of those posted the fear during an important match such as the playoff final would discount it for me.
Loved beating wulfs 3-2 although Bradders nearly gave me a heart attack.
Loved beating vile 1-0 in the qtr final of the Lge Cup.
What gave me the most satisfaction and pride was our first promotion under Meggers back in the big time and beating the wulfs to boot could hardly be better.

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« Reply #31 on: December 07, 2018, 05:30:22 PM »
Hope it’s tonight 🤩
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« Reply #32 on: December 07, 2018, 05:58:51 PM »
Might sound odd but mine is the 5-3 win over Palace in about 1988 when Goodman outshone Wright and Bright scoring a hat trick. It was the first time I had seen us not be crap. We then went on a great run - including a 6-0 win over Stoke before we got hacked out the cup by Everton who crocked Diego and that was an end to our hopes that year.

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« Reply #33 on: December 07, 2018, 06:40:57 PM »
93 play off semi final vs Swansea

The place rocked! And I still have massive affection for that team.  We're on our way to Wemberleeeee!!!

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« Reply #34 on: December 08, 2018, 05:45:18 PM »
Promotions and great escape aside that Livermore goal against Tottenham last season was really overwhelming.
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