Scenes From Football History – 1982/83: How Fulham Blew It
Fulham needed to do better than Leicester to be promoted to the old First Division and played away to Derby, who needed a point to avoid relegation.
What followed was arguably one of the most infamous English football matches of all time. When people talk about atmospheres at modern football matches being “intimidating”, they don’t know what they’re talking about. The atmosphere at The Baseball Ground on that Saturday afternoon in May 1983 was poinsonous.