fowlpenlooney Posted on 02/10/2012 08:33

Of course Young scored ,he always scored against us!but it was a very soft goal,Banksy misjudged the shot and it went under his body and into the net,cue for thousands of delighted Mancs to invade the pitch,i would not take any notice of Leicesters attendance figures Mickey ! it was a common joke amongst football fans of all clubs at that time ,regarding the way clubs fiddled thier attendance figures ,another thing about that night was there was community singing before the game led by the man in the white suit (overalls) who used to appear at the cup final every year.

sgt_wilko Posted on 02/10/2012 08:39

Apart from the football my favourite was when the George Michael tribute was on the pitch at half time singing Don't Let The Sun Go Down On Me and he gets to the "Ladies & Gentleman Mr Elton John" bit and out waddles an Elton tribute.

scoops Posted on 02/10/2012 14:02

That was comedy gold Wilko - remember it well now.
Everyone around was XXXXXXing themselves laughing !!

mac_ Posted on 07/10/2012 11:43

RIP Billy.

SohoFox Posted on 07/10/2012 12:46

Mac - Is anyone on the case for funeral details, flowers and perhaps something in the Garden of Remembrance for him a bit more permanent like?

wallington Posted on 08/10/2012 12:03

One of my most memorable days at Filbo (and it has a bip63 connection) was 14 May 1983. At home to Burnley where the 0-0 draw gained us promotion in front of a full house with a good old fashioned, good natured pitch invasion at the end.

Another reason it sticks in the mind is because of the events at Kettering train station earlier that day. I knew Billy at the time – he was part of a wider group of us who used to go to City games and this being a big day there were 30+ of us on the platform waiting for the train to Leicester. We had failed to do our homework and didn’t realise that Millwall were at Chesterfield that day and needed a win to stay in Div 3. The train was rammed with them and as it pulled in and they could see a group of Pringle/Tacchini clad lads on the platform they were straight off the train and straight into us. It was like the Wild West for a few minutes until the plod arrived and order was restored. I remember Billy saying to his pal that his shirt had been ripped at the back. What his friend didn’t realise was that he had been slashed by one of the nice Millwall chaps down the whole length of his back but with all the adrenalin he couldn’t feel a thing. Anyway, Billy took him down to the General Hospital and they both still made it to Filbo later on to join in the celebrations.

I hadn't seen Billy for years but soon worked out that bip63 was him from some of his tales/posts on here. A proper City fan who will be sadly missed.

RIP Billy...

Baker-Boy Posted on 08/10/2012 15:39

RIP to my big brother...we may have had our ups and downs and our differences at times (what family doesn't) but I loved you so much. Thinking of your always, you've got Mum and Dad to look after you and take care of little Kyian xxx

grahamcross Posted on 08/10/2012 16:48

to many to mention but oxford 91 realey got to me , last game at v spurs was a tear full moment , god bless filbert street

borebage53 Posted on 08/10/2012 17:05

Looking up skywards at the match where the aeroplane flew over trailing the PLEAT OUT banner. Nice one P.T.

Mustapha_Teabreak Posted on 08/10/2012 19:15

Weller's volley against Newcastle.

SohoFox Posted on 08/10/2012 19:40

Rodney's overhead kick against Brum in 1971.
First game back in the First Division.

Edit - as it happens wasn't it our first game in Div 2 after being relegated?
So it was August 1970 possibly.
XXXXXX brain is addled.

alanwoolettsbuspass Posted on 09/10/2012 08:10

My father taking me to my first g ames the arsenal v sheff wed fa cup replays.
Chelsea bonfire night.
Newcastle pitch invasion game.
The foxy ladies.
So many happy memories of my favourite place on earth.

bnet Posted on 09/10/2012 08:30

So many, but one that always sticks with me was when l was about 9 or 10 going to my first game with out an adult. Forest where in the cop early, could hear them singing and there where hundreds of city fans queuing up out side patiently to get in and sort it out.

Another is sitting on the running track for that Man City game and just missing out having my picture in the
Mercury the next day, as some of the kids near got in it.

lts the early buzz's that you get that XXXXXXs you for life, worse than drugs !

Wombat Posted on 09/10/2012 09:03

Beating Man Utd 3-0 back in Tony Cuninghams time (what a player....)

Shrewsbury cup-tie 5-2

Squeaking past Leatherhead in the cup replay after going behind

Beating Norwich i the cup when Weller ran on in whight tights...WTF?? but he played magic that day just to remind everyone it was the football that's important, not your atire!

northleicsblue Posted on 09/10/2012 09:46

Anyone remember that bloke in a cap staggering across the pitch and waving his season ticket at the MOF. That was a classic moment.

The Leatherhead game.

RIP bip

billsballbag Posted on 09/10/2012 10:48

Walking over the hill on Welford Road by the graveyard and seeing the double decker half a mile away, bigger than anything on the dark skyline, bright flood lights shining like beacons through the evening drizzle.


wallington Posted on 09/10/2012 11:55

Great views of the old Main Stand from out of the window of the 10th floor of the Attenborough Tower at Leicester Uni nervously waiting for the Politics tutorial to start and wondering how long I could keep the tutor talking about football.....

hackneyfox Posted on 09/10/2012 12:12

The Shrewsbury game

Lynex swimming

The pitch invasion against Villa.

Chelsea storming Pen2 at the end of the game.

RIP Billy

outfoxed Posted on 09/10/2012 14:21

For me it was the Oxford United game, I was about 15 and it was the first game my dad let me go in the Kop with my mate from school.

The elation at the final whistle and the following pitch invasion was like nothing I've experienced before or since.

God bless Billy.

mickythehoss Posted on 09/10/2012 14:31

This is my favourite

Bip used to give me so much encouragement when I was building it

Link: RIP

Hubert Posted on 09/10/2012 14:52

Dennis Bergkamp's hat-trick. Stunning goals from a genius at his peak. But they still couldn't beat us!

But also that game demonstrates exactly why the fourth official "indicating" how many minutes injury time there will be should never have come in to the game.

We thought all of the three goals that took it from 2-1 to 3-3 could have been the last kick of the game when they went in.

The joy of our equaliser for 2-2 would not have been the same we knew there were still 5-6 minutes more injury time to come.

The despair of Bergkamp completing his hat-trick for 3-2 would not have been as bad if we'd known we still had a couple more minutes to drag it back.

The equaliser for 3-3 sent the place loopy and a good bit of niggle after between Walshy and Ian Wright rounded it off nicely!

I honestly think you can't beat the joy or pain of a last minute winner/equaliser, that game had three!

RIP Billy

wearthefoxhat Posted on 10/10/2012 23:20

What Hubert said,god what a night,felt like we'd won the world cup,the banter down the pub the next day was full of it and sky still show it in their top ten memorable matches every year[^]

DagenhamFox Posted on 11/10/2012 16:14

Turning the corner onto Burnmoor Street when there was a big game and hearing the Kop already in full voice, especially night games. Enough to make you get a trot on to make sure you got in.

Games, Newcastle twice, once in 92 and again for the first game in the Premiership, revolving ad boards & all.

The Cambridge 5-0

The last game at Filbo, the only time I went on the pitch.

An odd memory is we played Wimbledon once and had some right banter with their fans. Wombles get you're guts out Wombles get your guts out la la la la la la la la. Most of the Dons fans and a few Pen 1 & 2 were also topless.

Roma08 Posted on 10/11/2012 22:58

First game 3-2 win over Man Utd in 64, Graham Cross hat trick 2 for us, 1 for Forest, Glasgow Rangers, Filbert street was never the same after fencing the Kop and Pop side.

grahamcross Posted on 11/11/2012 21:16

first game sunderland fa cup 70 , cambridge 92 ,arsenal 97 , Scunthorpe 09 ,tranmere 94 , derby wembley 94 , burnley 83 , shrewsbury 82 , and many more .

blue_eye Posted on 12/11/2012 17:53

Mad heads watching from the EAST STAND ROOF throughout the 80s.

The slutty looking bird who walked round the pitch with her mates at half time going to the burger bars.

The surges in the Kop.

Chelsea in the DD '89.

arsenal having a pop in the Wing stand 84.

Sheff United 1990 last day pitch invasion and a yorkie minor dressed as a police woman lifting his skirt to SK3.

Rob1742 Posted on 12/11/2012 19:23

The first time I ever went. 1974 I think, it was v Norwich for a night game. We won 3-0 I didn't see the goals but from the instant I got near the ground I was hooked. I loved it and wanted to go again and again.

two_stroke Posted on 18/11/2012 12:42

My 16 year old daughter was telling me about her favourite football moments last night. She can remember me taking her to see City v Celtic when MON came back for an evening friendly... she loved all the jocks being everywhere and this big Ginger Haired one who kept rubbing her head calling her sonny

GTIF Posted on 24/11/2012 21:40

Rambos solo comeback against Leeds. The Geordie game with Walshies og.
For some reason a 1-1 with Man U in 1987 stands out, Rob Kelly scored with a buckin lob.
The Gunners 3-3 game was good.
But probably the best for me was a 3-1 win over the Trees.
Tony Sealey bucked the goalie up, Ian Bowyer went in goal, and Gary Mac scored a penalty.
It wasn't so much the match as the whole day that was dead good.

hand_of_jod Posted on 29/11/2012 20:44

The arsenal 3-3 was great, Bergkamp hatrick, City fightback twice.
But i reckon the mid-week 3-3 against Liverpool in the 80's tops it. Lynex got a couple. Atmosphere was electric, 26,000 odd there if i remember rightly. Absolutely brilliant.

IceAgeChampions Posted on 17/05/2013 07:47

F.A. Cup vs Man City in 1968.

4-3. The greatest game played at Filbert Street since the War.

bnet Posted on 16/06/2013 09:31

The best ever City game 1AC !![^]

borebage53 Posted on 16/06/2013 13:02

Leicester City,
Peter Shilton,Peter Rodrigues,Willie Bell,Bobby Roberts,John Sjoberg,David Nish,Rodney Fern,Frank Large,Mike Stringfellow,Graham Cross,Davie Gibson.
Scorers: Fern,Large(2),Nish.
Manchester City,
Ken Mulhearn,Tony Book,Glyn Pardoe,Mick Doyle,George Heslop,Alan Oakes,Mike Summerbee,Colin Bell,Francis Lee,Neil Young,Tony Coleman.
Scorers: Summerbee,Bell,Lee.
Attendance:39,107(and a 'few' more,I think!).

dirtybollard Posted on 10/07/2013 19:03

Ah got to be the three all against arsenal at the old filbo in the MON years. Just when we though the barstards had nicked with Bergkamps second great goal, up pops Walshy for the equaliser. Filbo went nuts and we really believed anything was possible under MON, and it was.

sydrock Posted on 02/10/2013 20:35

Bip's passing a year ago, bless him.
Lets make it a ton for him!

Baker-Boy Posted on 02/10/2013 23:49

My very first game with my brother (bip63). Miss him so much x

hackneyfox Posted on 03/10/2013 13:40

RIP Billy

sydrock Posted on 03/10/2013 18:44

This ones for you Bip.

bnet Posted on 07/02/2014 20:09

Keep this moving for a proper City fan,

The game at Forest last year is now in my to 5, that goal and the celebrations after, FUKC IN BRILLIANT ![:D][:D][:D]

borebage53 Posted on 09/02/2014 15:35

Didn't have the pleasure of knowing the lad.Guess he would have loved last weekends 'party' in Bournemouth. Bet he was there in spirit.Best wishes to his loved ones and friends.

tokyo_fox Posted on 01/03/2014 11:10

Mine was in the 1992-93 season and I think it was against Cambridge at home. Nothing to do with the football on the pitch which I can't recall at all! was standing on a packed terrace in front of the main stand with it absolutely p*ssing it down but where we were stood also happened to be directly beneath a gutter of some sort which was dripping even more water down on us. I may as well have been stood under a shower I was so soaked! Why we didn't move I don't know!! maybe we expected it to get lighter or we were penned in!! who knows!!
Other than that all the obvious ones which have been mentioned above!

neverbemastered Posted on 08/04/2014 13:16

Mickey Galloway giving Duncan Ferguson serious grief when he had been sent off 4/03/95 all the way from one side of the pitch to the other. Ferguson could do nothing but take it.

billsballbag Posted on 21/10/2014 19:29


BertFill Posted on 17/05/2015 11:31

Oxford great escape for sheer tension and then relief.
Maybe Sunderlad 5-2 for pure pleasure (even if it subsequently acquired a rather wistful 'what might have been' tinge?
Last game there for sadness and emotion. Still wish we were still there.

psb1 Posted on 26/05/2015 18:24

1. My first game was 13th January 1968 v Wolves. City won 3-1. It was cold. Wolves played in all old gold. The Wolves goalkeeper was called Evan Williams (replacement for the regular Phil Parkes) and he wore track suit bottoms because of the frozen ground.

2. Not long after that came the FA Cup reply with Man City. At 9, I was deemed too young for evening matches. I remember the excitement at school the next day though.

3. The quarter final v Everton. Lost 1-3. Nish scored a belter. 42,000 there.

4. Nottingham Forest April 68 (won 4-2) and my first taste of hooliganism. Those who offended had their pictures posted in a

filbertfoxy00 Posted on 20/07/2015 18:21

Most memorable, for all the wrong reasons, was Tottenham at home...the last ever game at Filbert St. The immense sadness I felt leaving the ground that day knowing I would never go back still cuts like a knife even to this day. I/we lost something that day, something we will never ever have again. The 'new' place is faacking awful and I have never once enjoyed it there as much as I did the least enjoyable day I ever had at wonderful old Filbo.

DagenhamFox Posted on 22/08/2015 09:31

I've just been reading this thread again, so many wonderful memories, many from way before I was born. Thanks Bip.

Many of these are memories of cup games, replays, games with huge crowds. Above all else it's still the holy grail to us City fans.

kushiro Posted on 30/08/2015 09:23

Being up here was one.

grahamcross Posted on 30/08/2015 10:53

That is top class .

Philpott_Fogg Posted on 04/12/2015 12:55

Loads of good memories listed here but I can't see City 5 Sunderland 2. Heskey and Collymore! The future is *soooooo* bright!


sydrock Posted on 26/04/2016 08:43

This season is for you Bip and all the others not with us now[^]

Philpott_Fogg Posted on 03/05/2016 16:26


billsballbag Posted on 05/05/2016 21:21


southstandfox Posted on 19/06/2016 20:34

it has to be the game vs aletico madrid at filbo in the 90s , all them balloons and ticker tape such a fantastic night , shame about the score. champions league here we come

hidewalkamillionmiles Posted on 29/05/2017 17:56

Man City game 4-3 , nothing comes close[:D]