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Glory days: Ulster's famous European win reminds us of the time when fans enjoyed sport

Glory days: Ulster's famous European win reminds us of the time when fans enjoyed sport

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Glory days: Ulster's famous European win reminds us of the time when fans enjoyed sport

It's funny just how quickly the mind's eye adjusts.

As EPCR streamed Ulster's European Cup victory over Colomiers on Saturday evening, the scenes that saw the province crowned champions immediately, if only briefly, jarred.

It wasn't just that, in the old Lansdowne Road, fans were able to jump over the hoardings and stream onto the pitch for a famous celebration that now would have health and safety certificates swiftly revoked. But as the jubilant supporters swarmed their newly minted heroes, everybody just looked far too close together.