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Worst FA Cup Defeat?

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I felt worse after the Wasall defeat ( that was when we really did have a sh•t manager!)

Exeter wasn't much fun either - I got stuck in Devon for two days ( long story).

Worst though, easily worst, was the crushing pain of our Cup Final defeat in 69.

That's one of the problems of being an old git - you've got a deeper fund of disappointment to draw on!

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12 hours ago, Foxey id said:

I was there too, played at an athletics stadium and city fans turned the burger van over at the end of the game

proper supporters . Wouldn't get that level of commitment from today's plastics:scarf:

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14 hours ago, Foxey id said:

I was there too, played at an athletics stadium and city fans turned the burger van over at the end of the game

No wonder the burgers were crap.😎

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As a one off result, it has to be 2nd to Harlow.

 

We're 74 places above Newport and as horrendous it is, I don't think it feels bad as 10-man Millwall. Millwall went up from League One that year and Newport will finish mid-table in a league below, but watching the Millwall fans run on the pitch and realising that we'd totally ****ed everything up from winning the league. 

 

Obviously the Wycombe result had huge repercussions too.

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4 hours ago, Stoopid said:

I felt worse after the Wasall defeat ( that was when we really did have a sh•t manager!)

Exeter wasn't much fun either - I got stuck in Devon for two days ( long story).

Worst though, easily worst, was the crushing pain of our Cup Final defeat in 69.

That's one of the problems of being an old git - you've got a deeper fund of disappointment to draw on!

As a fellow old git do you remember the home game against Leatherhead? Two nil down at half time and just won 3-2, it was like winning the cup!! And Leatherhead could have gone 3 nil up but it was cleared off the line.

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You lot weren't at Bristol Rovers in 1985-6 when we stood in the pouring rain getting gubbed 3-1. Harlow was worse, Wycombe much worse.

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4 minutes ago, Wortho said:

As a fellow old git do you remember the home game against Leatherhead? Two nil down at half time and just won 3-2, it was like winning the cup!! And Leatherhead could have gone 3 nil up but it was cleared off the line.

I bear the scars of that memory too.   Although Harlow gave me nightmares for some time.

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My Dad always talked with great disappointment about the defeat to Harlow in the 80s. Apparently we battered them for 90 minutes but couldn't score and they won the match with their only shot... 

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18 hours ago, Viva said:

No, Wycombe was far worse. 

Always hate seeing the clips of Sanchez running out of the back room where he was watching the game on a tiny screen after he'd been sent off. And the chunky lad in the crowd draping his Wycombe scarf over his face *shudders*.

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10 minutes ago, Wortho said:

As a fellow old git do you remember the home game against Leatherhead? Two nil down at half time and just won 3-2, it was like winning the cup!! And Leatherhead could have gone 3 nil up but it was cleared off the line.

Yes - remember it vividly. Chris 'the lip' Kelly & all that, And true, they could have gone 3 up, But we turned it round in the 2nd half so it's actually quite a positive memory.

And Steve Whitworrh didn't try to stop any crosses with his elbows either, so it beats last night in that respect too.

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My order would be

 

Harlow Town (1980) (drew at home and lost away 1 - 0 - the winner was scored by an accountant!)

Wycombe Wanderers (2001) (Quarter Final at home of course)

Exeter City (1981) (drew at home and then lost there mid week to a Tony Kellow Hat Trick)

 

and then Newport County

 

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I was actually thinking about this today while I was watching some porn in my van letting huge traffic jams build up because I was too angry to get up and switch the lights to green. It has already been said by some that Wycombe was the worst and I concur. It was not that we lost one match,the ripples from the defeat echoed over to the following season . 9 defeats ensued followed by relegation the following season. The club imploded in spectacular fashion. City took years to recover. I just hope that this will not happen this time. Harlow was the next worse. I lived in Germany and the next morning asked my dad by how many goals did City win by. I have never forgotten the look on his face. It was the firtst time in my young life that I nearly cried over a football match.

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I also remember the Hereford games being pretty frightful affairs given that they were a conference side and of course Leatherhead gave us a run for our money in 74 (long before my time), something the people down there like to bring up whenever I've been to visit the family or go to a game at Fetcham Grove.

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I remember a couple of defeats at selhurst park in 80s/ 90s  - absolutely brass monkeys and shit games losing to a goal from Gilbert and a few from Vince Hilaire 

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Whereas I understand the sentiments around the Harlow and Wycombe matches, we are a much bigger club now than we were back then. 

 

We weren't 7th in the Premier league at the time we played Harlow and Wycombe. ..and we didn't have a squad that included 3 England international players (4 if you include Vardy) as well as a host of other regular international players.

 

So Newport was by far the worst FA Cup defeat in my opinion!

 

I think I'm going cry again!

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Wycombe was bad.

 

Yesterday annoys me though, especially when the theme all weekend has been "even the gulf between premier league reserves and the lower leagues is just too much" and we go and do that.... lol 

 

Also shocks are much rarer now... Fulham (pretty much no hopers right now) were the only other Prem team to lose this weekend (to lower league opposition).

 

I don't think we quite realise how bad yesterday was yet.

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In my lifetime it goes 

Wycombe 

Newport

Millwall

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