Stuffed us. Believe it or not it was marginally better than the 2-0 up there a year or two before.
The pitch was covered in ice. Birmingham obvious had the right footwear, and we didn't. I've never seen such a one-sided game, and still suspect 2-0 is a typo and it was 12. Freezing. And my friend lost his shoe on the icy terrace steps coming out and had to travel to Cheltenham on one sock.
We wore the red we were wearing when we crushed them 4-1 the year before in the League Cup Semi-Final first leg. Probably the most amazing Rs game I've ever watched, and I only saw the - extended - TV highlights.
Never forget the night when Terry joined us,my old man even then reckoned he was the bees knees. I think if i remember he was live on a programme called Thames Sport with some scottish presenter,explaining why he walked out on them to join us. At the time he was the manager of the so called 'team of the eighties' as Crystal Palace were known then.But you kind of get a warm feeling when you know the right man is in charge, that was a great apponitment in our history!!!!
Giving Les Allen's QPR its first defeat of the season after 4 wins and a draw. August 30, 1969: Birmingham 3 QPR 0
Ex-Notts C, Chelsea, Liverpool, etc Center forward, Tony Hateley makes his debut for Birmingham...Hateley does the destroying...Ex-Chelsea's Bert Murray got the hatrick
QPR Kelly Clement Hazell Hunt Watson Venables Sibley Clark Bridges Marsh Leach
I was there, 3-0 at half time, we drew the second half. One of my memories of that match was Tony Hazell lying down for a rest in the centre circle. It was a frantic match, backwards and forwards and I think Hazell was just knackered and stayed down.
“Whoever would overthrow the liberty of a nation must begin by subduing the freeness of speech.”
Yes. Lovely day, too, if I remember. Pitch gleaming bright green. Our 'good form' before this result - and their poor performances - shows that the next game you play has nothing to do with the last one. The mythical 'good runs' are always carefully edited to right length to make the required point.
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