Exiledin cardiff wrote:John Cushley, takles are like that song. Things that made you go FFS
In fair does he was an upgrade on Alan Stephenson.
signed from Palace..
I think I recollect this properly but here goes..
Think it was Joe Royle, in the days when no one wore shin pads, and had their socks rolled down, went over the top of Stephenson and ripped his shin open. Crowd went mad. We were in the old East Stand when half was standing and the upper was seats.
Anyway, all hell broke lose, my Scottish mate who was about early 30's I guess went over the wall after Joe Royle. Billy Bonds put his arm around his shoulders, told him it was silly or something to that effect (we learned later) and walked him off the pitch. Stratford Express (might have been the Newham Recorder but I think Express) said, two youths went on the field and a "near adult."
We pissed ourselves. Had to go over to East Ham nick to get him, told his missus that we got separated in the crush and were trying to meet up.
Got probably a 5 or 10 quid fine and bound over...never banned from going..