Roma v Oxford

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#1
Seems amazing that we beat Roma 2-0 in Rome in the Anglo Italian Cup.

Basic details below. Was it played in the Olympic Stadium, I cant remember. Crowd must have looked a bit sparse if it was.
I do remember asking in the supporters club if they were doing any trips and was given a price list - way beyond a 17 year olds wages !!

Att: 4653
Season: 1972/73
Manager: Gerry Summers
Team: Roy Burton,Dick Lucas,John Shuker,Dave Roberts,Nick Lowe,John Evanson,Keith Gough,John Fleming,Derek Clarke( Geoff Bray ), 2Hugh Curran, Colin Clarke
 

Oldham

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#2
Seems amazing that we beat Roma 2-0 in Rome in the Anglo Italian Cup.

Basic details below. Was it played in the Olympic Stadium, I cant remember. Crowd must have looked a bit sparse if it was.
I do remember asking in the supporters club if they were doing any trips and was given a price list - way beyond a 17 year olds wages !!

Att: 4653
Season: 1972/73
Manager: Gerry Summers
Team: Roy Burton,Dick Lucas,John Shuker,Dave Roberts,Nick Lowe,John Evanson,Keith Gough,John Fleming,Derek Clarke( Geoff Bray ), 2Hugh Curran, Colin Clarke
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SteMerritt

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#4
Didn't the result there inspire us to go and beat the Scum on their patch for the first time slightly afterwards? Think we also played Bologna that season IIRC.
 
#5
Didn't the result there inspire us to go and beat the Scum on their patch for the first time slightly afterwards? Think we also played Bologna that season IIRC.
No - we won at the County Ground 3-1 in February 1973. Hughie Curran hit the third that day.

Curran scored twice in Rome too.
 

Johnf

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#9
I think I remember Nigel Cassidy complaining about the Italians tactics and rough treatment in one of these Anglo Italian games.
Super cass was a favourite of mine at that time a great entertainer.
 

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#10
I think I remember Nigel Cassidy complaining about the Italians tactics and rough treatment in one of these Anglo Italian games.
Super cass was a favourite of mine at that time a great entertainer.
Italian tactics must've been exceptionally rough, as Cass' wasn't adverse to putting himself about a bit, proper, he was a good old fashioned centre-forward,if memory serves Cass had long hair and Mexican style tash .... those were the days when shoulder charging opponents was a near art form (among other then popular practices outlawed in current times)

Memory cells aint at their best today, I can recall an incident when football was still a mans game, when an opposing teams player ran 20-30 yards full pelt at our keeper who had hold of the ball, and , at speed, shoulder charged our keeper AND the ball into the back of the net ,. I think it was at the London road end? And the goal was given!..... I keep thinking it was scum's Don Rodgers on Jimmy Barron? but am very probably wrong on the opposition and the players involved. I can vaguely recall the incident, but I am not too certain about the details:confused:
 
#14
My father was posted in Cyprus at the time of the match in Rome. After almost two years of not seeing United I would have loved to have gone. Dad investigated RAF flights there and actually found one. Unfortunately there were no return flights back to Akrotiri. As it was also my A level year, he wasn't too keen on me missing too much lesson time. Often wondered, if I got there, would I have been the only Oxford fan in the Olympic stadium?
 
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