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who remembers when we used to play reserve games at welling

edited July 2012 in General Charlton
I remember giving stan collymore untold stick v palace reserves at welling he even missed a pen,who else used to go
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  • ME !!!! Bit of a rush to have dinner & get there for 7pm ko but always made it in time.

    Met a lot of fellow Lifers there for the first time, including Large & his parents and AFKA.
  • Met my missus there at game......that makes me look a right wrong 'un!
  • Used to go quite a lot.
  • Met my missus there at game......that makes me look a right wrong 'un!

    there is no need for the word 'look'
  • our reserves had a cult following then
  • I can remember when we used to play our reserve games at Welling during the day. Selhurst days, I think...
  • Met my missus there at game......that makes me look a right wrong 'un!

    If you meet a girl at a Charlton reserve game marry her straight away
  • went to them also but loved the night ones,you are right VM it was during our selhurst days i think that why we got a few there
  • edited July 2012
    Great days, I watched a reserve game vs Wet Spam there in about 1988, the look on Liam Brady's face when he came out onto the pitch for the warm up was priceless.
  • Was Tony Adams comeback after being in prison at Welling, seem to remember seeing a clip of him on Premier League Years and sure they said it was Welling.
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  • My own favorite memory was slating Paul Bacon for 60mins only to find out his brother was sitting infront of me.
  • There was a period during our final, miserable, season at Sellout that most of us looked forward to the reserves at Welling far more than the first team games. Gritty was in charge and he had them playing in his image, all commitment and hustle and bustle.

    Does anybody remember the game when the ball dropped over Leaburns shoulder and he smashed it in from 20 yards, a la Norman Whiteside? Bobby Mimms losing it and chasing the linesman?

    Another epic was "One goal went past Perry" directed at the man himself, and the late great Bernie Taylor leaning over the wall and asking "Whats after 9 Perry?" which got the response "My wages!"

    Happy days.
  • you mean booby mimms who also got slated
  • Met my missus there at game......that makes me look a right wrong 'un!

    there is no need for the word 'look'
    You're really spoiling this website for me.

  • se9addick said:

    Met my missus there at game......that makes me look a right wrong 'un!

    If you meet a girl at a Charlton reserve game marry her straight away
    21 years later, married with 2 boys. All 3 are now ST holders.

    Charlton Life Sentence.....
  • Ha! Booby Mimms indeed, excuse the typo
  • went when paul walsh chinned ray clemence
  • cafcdan18 said:

    Was Tony Adams comeback after being in prison at Welling, seem to remember seeing a clip of him on Premier League Years and sure they said it was Welling.

    His first game was Arsenal v Reading at Highbury
  • went when paul walsh chinned ray clemence

    where did you get that from? what year you talking?

  • Simon Royce gave my daughter his goalkeeping gloves after a game.Also remember Andy Reid destroying us for Notts Forest I think from memory that he scored a hatrick.
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  • I used to really enjoy those games at Welling. Remember Garth Crooks last game, winning three in a row against star studded Arsenal, Chealsea and Spurs sides when Gritty managed them and Leaburn looked like a world beater. Also remember Kenny Achampong moaning at me cos I took to long to get the ball back and Peter Eustace strange habit of standing on the terrace and yelling at the youngsters to berate the ref.
  • went when paul walsh chinned ray clemence



    where did you get that from? what year you talking?

    Away to Spurs at White Hart Lane. Clemence subsituted Walsh, Words were exchanged. Walsh thumped him. Early 90's i think.

  • edited July 2012
    Bristol Rovers at home 1987, on a sunny wednesday afternoon in August at Park View Road, when after 5 minutes a young left back wearing the Number 3 shirt according to the team sheet was Paul Mortimore. He got the ball on the halfway line. Ten seconds later after beating 4/5 players he nearly set up the first goal of the afternoon. The rest is history.
  • edited July 2012
    I used to be on shift work so could make a lot of the afternoon games. Used to my take my two young daughters when I could. Playing Spuds one match and my youngest froze staring in amazement at one of the young Spuds reserves warning up on the pitch at half time. The most unlikely looking pro footballer, he must have been about 18 at the time. Peter Crouch, Bambi on ice. We still have a chuckle now about it after all this time. He went on to do quite well in the game.
  • One moment i will always remember Kim Grant freekick 20yards out direct,takes a short run-up hits the ball and his boot flys towards the goal along with the ball.Out-come keeper did not know what way to dive and ended up picking the boot and ball both out of the net.Happy Days indeed.
  • as ST holders got in free I used to get loads of mates in by passing the ticket over the fence (until Hobbins caught us.
  • edited July 2012
    My personal favorite was one freezing evening against I think Southampton (red & white stripes anyway). It was so cold you could hear the studs clacking against the frozen mud. The referee reduced the game to about 25 mins a half and seemed to introduce a no-tackling policy for safety reasons the idea being to just to complete the reserve fixture. The other thing I remember is all the players ran down what they thought was the tunnel, then had to about turn and all run back out when they realised it wasnt actually the route to the dressing room after all. It was so cold my hot chocolate froze, and no one complained about the match only being about an hour long just so pleased to get home early.

    I also remember that Leaburn goal (best he ever scored).
  • I always remember one game during half term, midweek, 2pm kick-off, can't remember who against.

    The opposition goalkeeper kicks out the ball, it hits Andy Jones on the back who turns around and scores.

    Later on in the same half, exactly the same thing happens again!

    Bizarre. I still wonder if this has ever happened twice in the same game before or since.
  • Could hardly miss Jona's back to be fair
  • I was at that one, West Ham I think.
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