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Re: Wealdstone FA Cup Countdown

Postby s.k.khanna » Thu Oct 22, 2009 12:04 am

...am I right in thinking the game was on a Sunday?


...quite correct...Sunday 11 October 1992 to be exact!
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Re: Wealdstone FA Cup Countdown

Postby russpa » Thu Oct 22, 2009 11:29 am

either we are going to be facing a club who really are not in tune with their side fans wise or a club who are all agreed to be very hush hush about this game cos on their web forum any chat about the game or events in almost non existant except for argument after argument on aylsebury v aylesbury united off the pitch in a suggestion they merge...
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Re: Wealdstone FA Cup Countdown

Postby Stones Throw » Thu Oct 22, 2009 12:28 pm

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Re: Wealdstone FA Cup Countdown

Postby Stones Throw » Thu Oct 22, 2009 12:43 pm

from their history

The club recently adopted the nickname ‘The Moles’ in honour of the little creatures residing under the pitch and who proved to be such a stubborn force to eradicate!


Thank god Karamoko isnt playing as I am sure the ball hit a mole popping its head out the ground when we played Hastings at Earlmead a few seasons ago.
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Re: Wealdstone FA Cup Countdown

Postby russpa » Thu Oct 22, 2009 12:47 pm

yeah that the website forum i saw hardly an interest in our game with them. it like they not too bothered you think a majority would be showing their excitment under a few new posts hmmm well it shows just how many dedicated fans we got with hopes and dreams
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Re: Wealdstone FA Cup Countdown

Postby Wobs » Thu Oct 22, 2009 3:26 pm

attic wrote:So who can't get this effing Aylesbury game out of their head!!

Time to roll back the years to what still remains my favourite FA Cup match involving Wealdstone.

September 1992. Wealdstone were a dead man walking. The Vicarage Road disaster had only taken a year to really take hold, the administrators had been called in, had done the maths, and had more or less come to the conclusion that the only way to 'save' the club was to suspend the playing side. However, there was a 'blitz spirit' building up amongst the supporters who were well aware of the clubs position and determined to show the administrators there was life in the old dog yet.

A run in the FA Cup was quite literally going to be the saviour of the club. Stones were drawn at home to Wivenhoe in the 2nd round qualifying, and played out a hard fought 0-0 draw. The midweek replay saw around 150 supporters travel to deepest Essex and raise the roof from the off. Wivenhoe squandered several chances early on but we held firm to go into the break level. The second half saw quite literally everyone packed under the covered end and get behind the players like never seen before. We were beginning to get on top but couldnt create and clear cut chances. The 'We'll never die' song was heard for the first time as the militant mood amongst the Stones reached fever pitch. 70 minutes or so, a corner was not cleared properly and there was 'Drax' Hippolyte to head the Stones in front and spark the first pitch invasion of the evening! Wivenhoe piled on the pressure, the ball hit the post, was cleared off the line as we hung on for dear life. However, a long clearance from a corner saw Hippolyte in acres of space on the left hand side. The keeper hesitated, and with the outside of his boot, Drax curled a superb chip from 40 odd yards out with the keeper rooted to the penalty spot. What followed was bedlam, supporters on the pitch, players on the terraces, you get the picture. Full time came soon afterwards and the celebrations went on for quite some time afterwards.

Stones played Dagenham in front of around 900 fans in the next Round and were stuffed 6-1.

However, it was that game at Wivenhoe which stands out as the moment where the supporters simply refused to let the club die.............


Wasn't the home game a 1-1 draw with Dave Venables scoring?
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Re: Wealdstone FA Cup Countdown

Postby BKK » Thu Oct 22, 2009 5:08 pm

russpa wrote:either we are going to be facing a club who really are not in tune with their side fans wise or a club who are all agreed to be very hush hush about this game cos on their web forum any chat about the game or events in almost non existant except for argument after argument on aylsebury v aylesbury united off the pitch in a suggestion they merge...


I think it's more down to the fact that they normally have only about 100 regular fans (or less) so a forum is not really that relevant to them. I'm sure that they will have a lot more than that number there on Saturday though!!
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