London Road 1985

London Road 1985

Jack M
In November 1979, the club was taken over by dutch billionare Maaten Visser, who claimed he would invest millions into the club. However, the fans realised he was bluffing when he refused to fund the £30,000 needed to replace the coulmns holding up the station end roof. Bridgewater city are still in division 2. Although the Taylor Report in not written until 1989, Bridgewater started putting more seats in during the '81-'82 season, due to riots in the terrances. They put them into the lower tier of the main stand first, then seats were bolted streight onto the terrancing at the cow shed end (a move that angried lots of the fans), then finaly in 1983, they added seats to the away end. There was even a period in 1984 when it was cheaper to sit than stand! It was in Janruary 1985, when 5,000 crammed into the seggragated cow shed terrance, that 3 people died and 100s were injured during a cup match with middlesbourgh. It was caused by the crush barriers, and so these were swiftly removed. A memorial stone was erected behind the main stand, and a memorial service took place the following sunday. In May, City won the FA Cup for the first time, after a 4-3 win AAT against Leyton Orient at Wembely. #1970s #1980 #1980s #2011 #bridgewater #city #history #london_road #old #park #price #side #terrance #town
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