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West Ham fans reminisce about terrible Valentine’s night in Oldham 30 years ago today

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Masses of on have been sharing memories of a horrific Valentine’s night spent in 30 years ago today and some of them are hilarious!

You’re probably familiar with the story and perhaps you’re still having nightmares about it, or maybe you’re not old enough to remember and you’re parents haven’t bothered thrusting the burden of such a terrible tale on your shoulders?

West Ham, under Lou Macari, make it to the semi-finals of the then Littlewoods Cup, Carabao Cup now, and face and their dreaded plastic pitch away in the first leg.

Six home goals, including a brace from a veteran Andy Ritchie, and no reply later and the Valentine’s Night Massacre had been born.

But at least we can see the funny side now and that’s exactly what supporters have been doing with reminiscent tales of getting stuck in the mud trying to leave the ground, electronic scoreboard abuse, awkward train journeys and much more…

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