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Carrow Road: Millwall's Unhappiest Hunting Ground
31 December 2017 12:05 Post ID: #1566221
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It has been a very long time since we tasted victory in Norwich - a very painful 49 years.

We have to go all he way back to November 2nd 1968 for ou last success there - a thumping 3-0 victory on our way to only our second ever double over the Canaries.

Since then we have visited Carrow Road 19 times and failed to come away as victors. And, indeed, were often on the wrong ended of a thrashing.

It all started so differently. Our first-ever visit to the stadium was in October 1938, an historic occasion. It was the first time a reigning monarch attended a Football League match, when King George popped down from Sandringham to suffer the first 15 minutes of a regulation 2-0 victory for the Lions over their relegation-doomed opposition.

When we were relegated back into Division Three (south) in 1948 we renewed acquaintances and our first two trips there also ended in victory - three Football League visits to Carrow Road, three wins.

So when we travelled there on 3rd of March 1951, what could go wrong? Well, we lost. And we have been losing there ever since. Indeed, that victory in 1969 is our one success at Carrow Road in the last 66 years.

Current bad run:
League: played 15, won 0, drawn 6, lost 9, goals for 12, goals against 31
Cups: played 4, won 0, drawn 1, lost 3, goals for 4, goals against 9

Total: 19 - 0 - 7 - 12 - 16-40.

Our run since 1951
League: played 26, won 1, drawn 9, lost 16, goals for 24, goals against 56

Total: 30 - 1 - 10 - 19 - 28-65

It was not our luckiest ground in the war years, either, for reasons I haven't time to go into.

So our results there for most of our lifetimes makes pretty grim reading.

Which is why, when you take that into account and the fact that we still haven't a victory to our name on the road this season... I genuinely think we'll win tomorrow....!!!

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31 December 2017 12:39 Post ID: #1566236 - in reply to #1566221
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I've got a good feeling about tomorrow which will probably mean a three nil victory for our 6 fingered friends
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31 December 2017 12:44 Post ID: #1566238 - in reply to #1566221
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As I've said, I'm making a day of it and looking forward to a nice pub lunch
on route. Any suggestions Whisky as to where to feed and water the mare ?
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31 December 2017 13:27 Post ID: #1566255 - in reply to #1566238
midway lion - 31/12/2017 12:44

As I've said, I'm making a day of it and looking forward to a nice pub lunch
on route. Any suggestions Whisky as to where to feed and water the mare ?
You still talking about food it's been all christmas mate .
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31 December 2017 13:35 Post ID: #1566257 - in reply to #1566221
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Ah, Waterloo, Norwich and a large removal van
Memories are made of this
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31 December 2017 13:39 Post ID: #1566259 - in reply to #1566221
Hope you are right jim & hsl
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31 December 2017 14:02 Post ID: #1566262 - in reply to #1566221
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It all makes sense now! I was telling my son on the way home from the QPR game that I'd been to Norwich on numerous occasions and couldn't remember us winning but I wasn't sure.

The only game that stands out was in the 1971/72 season when we drew 2-2 and should have won. At the end of that season, Norwich were promoted to the promised land while we narrowly missed out and had to wait another 15 years before making the same journey.

BTW: for what it is worth I thought our 1971/72 team was the best Lions team in my generation. Contentious maybe but just my opinion.

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31 December 2017 14:15 Post ID: #1566265 - in reply to #1566221
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I have only been there once and I recall Gordon Bolland playing for us on that day. It was a draw, I think, but I can't remember whether it was 1-1 or 0-0. The latter I think.

I will be there tomorrow in the hope of seeing a win!
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31 December 2017 14:15 Post ID: #1566266 - in reply to #1566238
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midway lion - 31/12/2017 12:44

As I've said, I'm making a day of it and looking forward to a nice pub lunch
on route. Any suggestions Whisky as to where to feed and water the mare ?



It's been a few years since I made any films with Anglia tv, so not sure what the state of the pubs in the city are now like.

However, rather than having something on the way up, if you are taking your wife I could suggest you win some Brownie points by treating her on the way back.

Head south east out of Norwich on the A146, then onto the A145 to the RSPB reserve at Minsmere. Or, rather, the very edge of it at East Bridge, a tiny village where you will find the Eeels Foot Inn. It is an unspoiled Adnams pub of the highest order with very comfortable and pretty inexpensive rooms. The beer is spot on. Their cooking is decent also. It is about an hour's drive from Norwich.

If you and your wife prefer fish and chips, nip a couple of miles down the road to Leiston where the tiny fish and chip shop in the High Street (has no name, I think it just has a sign that says "Traditional Fish and Chips") is one of the best I have ever found.

Next day, if you wish, you can have a walk around Minsmere and even a paddle in the sea if you fancy it. There are other lovely pubs around, one (the name escapes me) serving all their beer the proper way - straight from the barrel...!

A superb part of the world...



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31 December 2017 14:16 Post ID: #1566267 - in reply to #1566221
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Any MO'ers there look out for bloke with silver hair in a red coat.
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31 December 2017 15:07 Post ID: #1566279 - in reply to #1566267
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silverlion - 31/12/2017 14:16

Any MO'ers there look out for bloke with silver hair in a red coat.


So that's what Santa does when he's not working
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31 December 2017 15:21 Post ID: #1566281 - in reply to #1566221
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Does anyone know what vaccinations are needed? Do they have the Internet up there?
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31 December 2017 15:26 Post ID: #1566282 - in reply to #1566221
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Photo going around Twitter of their top boys already plotted up outside their main pub:

https://i.pinimg.com/originals/09/d6/69/09d669c16f00f06ad7c623e8983c...
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31 December 2017 16:06 Post ID: #1566290 - in reply to #1566262
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PurleyLion - 31/12/2017 14:02
BTW: for what it is worth I thought our 1971/72 team was the best Lions team in my generation. Contentious maybe but just my opinion.


I kind of agree. Both the Millwall team and that season really stand out for me.
All of those years ago, and there are many games I can still remember vividly from that season.
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31 December 2017 16:09 Post ID: #1566291 - in reply to #1566281
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High Life Street - 31/12/2017 15:21
Do they have the Internet up there?


You are kidding....
They don’t even know who they are playing until they get to the ground.

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31 December 2017 19:10 Post ID: #1566316 - in reply to #1566238
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midway lion - 31/12/2017 12:44

As I've said, I'm making a day of it and looking forward to a nice pub lunch
on route. Any suggestions Whisky as to where to feed and water the mare ?


get into Norwich and the Marsh Harrier pub, 2 miles from the ground.
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31 December 2017 21:06 Post ID: #1566329 - in reply to #1566221
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HLS, that's duelling banjos surely.
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