Barnsley 4 Brighton 1 - League Cup, on this day in 1981

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  1. wolvestyke

    wolvestyke Well-Known Member

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    Just noticed that it's 39 years ago today that we destroyed Brighton in the League Cup 3rd round at Oakwell. I'd forgotten that we went 1-0 after only a couple of minutes but thereafter as I recall we dominated the rest of the game and won easily. In particular I remember a towering Mick McCarthy header from a corner and a fantastic long range chip from Trevor Aylott in the second half.

    That Brighton team was decent too, including Steve Foster who was at the time a England international. Couldn't live with Big Trev that night though.

    These highlights are very grainy but well worth watching anyway:

    And it was the following Saturday that we won 4-2 at Millmoor in another big win.

    What a great team that was - I have some fantastic memories of that side and also of our brilliant support.
     
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    Trev was up Burton Bank when he chipped their keeper and Macca nearly took the nets off their moorings with his header
     
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    Oh no, not this again. He was nowhere near Burton Bank, he was in the Cutting Edge car park...
     
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    Happy memories, thanks for posting mate. We had a great team back then, with some brilliant midweek games too. :D
     
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    Gi'oeeer wi thi, he worrin Wombwell High Street :D
     
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    Prince of Risborough Well-Known Member

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    Deleted because I’m talking wibble!
     
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    Sure I remember him chipping it from high up on Emley Moor
     
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    But he could've bent it into the spion kop end goal.....
     
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    ;):)
     
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    Prince of Risborough Well-Known Member

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    Oops!!

    memory is going it seems.....
     
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    What a team and what a time to be a Barnsley fan.
     
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    39 fekkin years - where did that go?

    Stood here having to hold back the tears - what a side that was and what a time to be a Reds fan.
     
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    Remember that game like it was yesterday - what a side that was
     
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    Someone on here has a 'signature' with a quote from Barry Davies on the night of the Man City game (next round) describing the sights and sounds of Oakwell and an atmosphere of a bygone era.

    Well my memory of the day after the Brighton match - I was 15 and had a part time evening job - was stopping for a cuppa and reading the assorted red-tops that were around to read the glowing match reports. One of them had not only a report, but a back page 'commentary piece' (for want of a better description) on just what a fine side we were, how we had not only beat but thoroughly dismantled Brighton (and others!) and that we were on course to be a force to be reckoned with in the top division. It was the most glowing tribute I ever saw to Normans great time that others have said above were a pure pleasure to watch.

    I would love to find the newspaper piece.
     
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    It truly was a magical part of our history and my only regret is that I couldn’t see every game because I was too far away. I missed this Brighton match but there was no way I was going to forgo the Man City one, long midweek journey or not! What a great decision that was as the Reds played yet another First Division side off the park.

    How this team failed to take the next step is a mystery. Maybe they were just short in one or two positions and, even though Hunter was doing a great job with what he had, the sad fact remains that he couldn’t quite get us up to the top flight. In those pre-Sky greed days we might just have made a good job of it as well. Ah well.....
     
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    It was another amazing night to be savoured , I was on the paddock by the half way line , rammed in like sardines but seeing those highlights has just brought the hairs up on the back of my arms , the best side I have witnessed in the reds shirt , special memories .
     
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    Great game - remember it well. Brighton manager said the Reds were top division quality. Aylott - the standard by which I judge all Barnsley centre forwards since. What a player.
     
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    We beat Brighton Swansea and Man City on that cup run.

    All top flight division 1 teams.

    Who were all relegated that same season I believe.
     
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    I don't think so JT. Swansea finished 6th, City 10th and Brighton 13th. And we lost to Liverpool who ended up as Champions.

    Edit: Think they were relegated the following season.
     
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