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Old 14-09-2017, 11:36 AM
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Originally Posted by CP Satellite View Post
He was there for all of those early clashes when the rivalry kicked off with Brighton and we had several memorable matches with Millwall back in the day too, he certainly knew how much it meant to the fans.
I read an interview with an ex-player (I can't remember who) who had played under Coppell and Evans in the late 80s and was asked about the Brighton rivalry and specifically those 2 abject defeats at The Goldstone Ground around that time. He said that generally speaking, the players were unaware that there was any special hostility about the fixture but they'd come in at half-time, losing and playing badly and Evans was apoplectic and he said that the players were thinking "bloody hell, what have we done here". They were swiftly put right about the importance of the match to the fans.
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