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The week that was - 23rd January 1981. Fulham 1 Charlton 2

edited January 2008 in General Charlton
It's F A Cup 4th Round week and 3rd Division Charlton reach the 5th round and a tie against eventual UEFA Cup winners Ipswich.

Saturday 23rd January 1981.

Fulham 1 (0) (Davies 51) Charlton Athletic 2 (1) (Shaw 14, Hales 56). Craven Cottage. Att: 17,050

Fulham: Peyton, Clement, Lock (Wilson 46), Beck, Brown, Banton, Davies, O'Driscoll, Mahoney, Lewington, Greenaway.

Charlton: Johns, Gritt, Madden, Shaw, Berry, Tydeman, Powell, Naylor, Hales, Walker (Hazell 88), Robinson.

Referee: A J Hamil. (Wolverhampton)

The league fixture in the same season attracted a crowd of only 7,102. I seem to remember a good away following that day, the cup was certainly still a special occasion.

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    yeah that was a cracker, the league game was good too, though I think we lost and killer got sent off, but it was a bit spicey from memory.

    i remember all of that team, most of em were shiite but I loved em all (in a non hom way)

    berry and Shaw, the ultimate full back pairing. Both eventually ended up half decent players, but it took em a few years to be able to kick a ball straight.
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    remember listening to match updates from LBC on the radio for this one, as good as you could get in those pre gillette soccer saturday days
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    We took a lot of fans to that game - pretty certain we filled out the away end and there were more Charlton dotted around the ground.
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    [cite]Posted By: stonemuse[/cite]We took a lot of fans to that game - pretty certain we filled out the away end and there were more Charlton dotted around the ground.

    Wasn't the league game when Hales got sent off and the ref got coined. Same ref who did the Leeds play-off final.

    Remember Hales being asked if Charlton could win the cup and he replied "Well, we've got more chance than Fulham"
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    All the Charlton in the home end got escorted back around the pitch to the away end - there were too many to throw them all out.
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    Alan Gunn was the referee in the league game when Killer got sent off.

    The local glaziers made a few bob after that game replacing 75% of the windows in The Cottage.
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    yes, that was what I remember most, coining/stoning the cottage. did seem strange that it was where the away fans were, inviting trouble in those days.
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    The magic of the cup, 32 years ago.
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    The papers all week were billing this as Davies V Hales as both were the two top goalscorers in the division. At the end i went down towards the cottage and shouted to Davies that Hales had won the day, to my surprise he turned round to me and pur a digit up on each finger and said no we had 1 each.

    To which i replied well he will be in the next round. They were the days.
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    I went to that one I think - I remember Peter Shaw scoring at craven cottage.
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    Peter Shaw really went from zero to hero that season,I remember him getting injured in the run in and us going through a torrid spell.

    His partnership with Les Berry was very effective in the third tier although I reckon he would not have been as successful had he been given another opportunity in the old second division.
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    I remember when he made his debut - he was terrible and the crowd got at him a bit. But he did improve a little. I was never a great admirer of Les Berry either. I think Warman was our only decent defender and that was our problem as the rest of the team wasn't too shoddy.
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    I remember the game well. We took a great turnout to the Cottage that day and when Killer tucked away the winner (an excellent finish) in front of us, it sparked great scenes in the away end.
    Didn't disgrace ourselves in the next round against the eventual UEFA cup champions!
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    I can remember the pub before the game where the Guvnor rung a bell every half hour or so for happy hour. The rest is a bit of a blur.
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    There are seven players in that Fulham line-up that formed the core of the team that so nearly got up to the 1st Division in 1983. With the additon of Houghton, Hopkins, Coney and Gale they had a superb side that really should've gone up.
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    Brilliant cup run that season and we did take thousands to Fulham. I can remember a lot of Charlton being in the riverside stand. There was a bit of trouble after up by the tennis courts and the park. The league game was when the cottage got stoned after. Their striker Davies was one of the best around at that time.
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    Another good day out, reckon we had around 5-6000 there and just as many at Ipswich for the 5th round.
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    I've managed to expunge this game from my memory. I wonder why.
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    35 years ago. Anyone else feeling old?
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    35 years ago. Anyone else feeling old?

    Positively ancient. The fact that Killer turned 64 in December didn't help !
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    Blimey im only 50, ouch,remember that match ,sat in the riverside stand,my dad often reminds me of killers goal, turning on a sixpence, what a legend.
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