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Top stuff O.Y/W.

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Top stuff O.Y/W.

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Worse thing that happened to me was a Friday night trip to Norwich in a transit van, leaving Halifax at midnight so technically Saturday morning. 16 year old pissed up. We stopped at some shitty services on the A1 near Doncaster, there were a handful of Sausage Rolls behind a hinged glass door. I opened it, and took a bite out of one replaced it, took another bit it replaced it etc. Shut the door only to find out i'd been spotted and I had to buy the sausage rolls. I was skint for the rest of the trip.

At least I got to hear Leeds fans unleash the Justin Fashanu song, one of our low points.

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Wolves 1977 FA Cup

3 transits van loads of us set off from town at around 10 o clock on the morning of the game. The lads where all pals from town who came from various areas of Leeds such as Beeston, Miggy Tinshill, Armley ,Ireland Wood, Wortley,Old Farnley and Kippax.Our van stunk of beer and farts as most of us had been out in town the night before and some didn’t bother going home. We had a pub stop somewhere near Leicester where we drunk away our hangovers from the previous night. After a couple of hours we set off for Molineux arriving about 20 minutes before kick off, we managed to lose the other 2 vans on the way there. When we got close to the ground our driver dropped us off and went to park the van near the coaches. We soon noticed we were in the middle of the natives ( he’d dropped us at the North Bank end ). Pushing the biggest and daftest lads to the front we marched round to the other end without much more than a bit of verbals. When we arrived at the South Bank we entered the ground at the 1st turnstile we came to and headed straight for the toilet block as we were all pissing ourselves. Having relieved ourselves we headed out of the toilets to be welcomed by a big mob of Wolves fans waiting for us, there were 15 of us so we were heavily outnumbered but had no where to go and had no option but to go for it. Biggest and daftest first again it was ! We threw a few and took a few punches and kicks but there was only ever going to be one winner and it wasn’t us. Luckily for us the coppers rushed down and escorted us round the top of the end to where all the Leeds fans were at the other side of the terrace whilst bollocking us for going in the wrong side. The end was split by a police cordon down the middle with us being in the middle next to the Wolves fans, one of which wore a sheepskin coat and was a fucking lunatic,gobbling off throwing all sorts of shit at us and trying to get through the coppers to get at us. There was a milkcrate that some poor fucker must have brought to stand on so they could see being thrown back and forth between the 2 sets of fans. Just before half time the loony in the sheepskin was led round the pitch by a St. John’s ambulance man holding a cloth over his eye, that’s the last we’ll see of him we thought but no, midway through the 2nd half he was back doing the same again although his aim won’t have been as good with a patch over 1 eye ! We won the game 1-0 with Eddie Gray scoring with a header I think. After the game there was a bit of trouble at the bottom of the steps but nothing to write about so a fairly easy walk to the coach park. When we got there we found we were parked just behind one of the other vans we set off with, and as we were setting off one of the mucky bastards got out and spat what looked like a full bar of chewed up chocolate on our windscreen. As luck would have it we’d run out of screenwash so when the driver turned on the wipers it just smeared all over the windscreen. Eventually one of the lads got out climbed on top of the van and pissed on the windscreen, only for the driver to turn on the wipers and set off throwing the poor fucker off the top of the van. Great day out with a win as well.

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It’s amazing how many memories are associated with a Transit van!

Remember once driving a van to Wolves for a night game.  One of the passengers was The Doctor.  Whilst I was parking up in a pub car back in the suburbs of Wolverhampton, the lads had gone inside, only for the bar staff to refuse to serve them.  The Doctor didn’t take kindly to this so threw a bar stool at the mirror behind the bar.

So I hadn’t even got out of the van and was soon gunning the engine in first with the back doors open as everyone piled in as we drove down the road.

Once went in a van to Boro on a night with a load of lads from Donny. We had a piss stop somewhere near Thirsk, where someone found an old mattress in a field and decided to drag it into the van to sit on.  Everyone got bit to fuck.

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Seldom Seen Kid wrote:

It’s amazing how many memories are associated with a Transit van!

Remember once driving a van to Wolves for a night game.  One of the passengers was The Doctor.  Whilst I was parking up in a pub car back in the suburbs of Wolverhampton, the lads had gone inside, only for the bar staff to refuse to serve them.  The Doctor didn’t take kindly to this so threw a bar stool at the mirror behind the bar.

So I hadn’t even got out of the van and was soon gunning the engine in first with the back doors open as everyone piled in as we drove down the road.

Once went in a van to Boro on a night with a load of lads from Donny. We had a piss stop somewhere near Thirsk, where someone found an old mattress in a field and decided to drag it into the van to sit on.  Everyone got bit to fuck.


I thought an old mattress was a standard fitting in transits...

Leeds United:  Boiling Barnsley's piss since 2018.

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