View Full Version : Everton v Burnley 1960

07-03-2015, 10:14 AM
My dad was just telling me a story about this game. He went with his mate, 12 years old, on the bus. When they got in the ground they found themselves right at the back of the stand. Fans picked them up, passed them forward over everyone's heads, and they ended up watching the game sat on the grass next to the pitch! There were 74867 people watching, and burnley won 3-0.

Must have been a great time to watch football, likes of which we'll never see again sadly.

Anyway, I'm struggling to find the team line ups from that game. Does anyone know a site or have a way of finding out? It's doing my fathers head in trying to remember the team :)

07-03-2015, 10:34 AM
As a tiddler my real recollection of that game is being packed in like sardines half way up behind one of the goals and as the game went beyond the reach of Everton their fans, in the stand above, launched a barrage of meat pies onto the heads of the Burnley fans below.

You literally could not move an inch but it was great to be there. The Burnley team was:-

Angus Elder
Joyce Adamson Miller
Connelly Mac Pointer Robson and Harris.

07-03-2015, 10:42 AM
Only 1 game in 1960, 26/12/60.
Burnley 1
Ray Pointer
Everton 3
Billy Bingham
Bobby Collins, penalty
Brian Harris
Attendance: 44,232
Everton, not in position sequence.
Albert Dunlop
Alex Parker
Brian Labone
George Thomson
Bobby Collins
Brian Harris
Jimmy Gabriel
Derek Temple
Billy Bingham
Frank Wignall
Roy Vernon

07-03-2015, 10:45 AM
They played the day after as well, gordonvale. Lost 1-3 at home and won 3-0 away.

07-03-2015, 10:47 AM
Was the away game at t'Turf?

Everton 0 Burnley 3
Jimmy Robson (2), John Connelly
Attendance: 74,867

07-03-2015, 10:48 AM
That's correct, Turf Moor on Boxing Day and Goodison on the 27th.

For the OP, I don't think the Everton team at Goodison was too dissimilar to the one on the previous day.

07-03-2015, 10:49 AM
No it was 27/12/1960 at Goodson. It's still a record attendance for a league game involving burnley I think.

07-03-2015, 10:50 AM
Sorry lads, misread OP.

Same Everton line-up. - view external link (www.11v11.com/matches/everton-v-burnley-27-december-1960-76343/)

07-03-2015, 10:54 AM
Thanks for the lineups fellas. He forgot Connelly which is unforgivable given he'd had the odd pint with him at the golf club. And also Harris, 9 out of 11 ain't bad though.

07-03-2015, 11:16 AM
wills - I went on the Burnley v Everton FA Cup tie on 28/1/67 as a 10 year old. I was one of many children in the cricket field end terracing lifted up and carried out over the heads of other fans due to the crush.
We were sat down on the grass to watch the game in front of the paddock which is where the Bob Lord stand is now.
I still remember the thrill when the ball went out of play once and landed in my hands.
Your dad says a different year but funny I had the same experience as him and against the same team.
For statisticians the game ended 0-0 and Everton won the replay 2-1 I think.
I have just done some research and found a programme from the game on sale on e bay

07-03-2015, 11:39 AM
I was at both FA cup games in 67. How we did not win at home I do not know. We battered them and I recall a spectacular overhead goaline clearance from Ray Wilson of world cup winning fame.

07-03-2015, 11:56 AM
Wills_claret, I understand that the Man Utd match at Old Trafford on February 11th this year (75,356) is our biggest ever league attendance.

07-03-2015, 01:29 PM
My dad went to the 3-0 win at Everton. I couldn't go - he wouldn't even let me go on home games against them at the time because he said they were too rough.

Amazing attendance and although officially beaten by the two more recent games at Old Trafford, the figure given then at Everton was the actual attendance so will definitely be the biggest crowd to see us play a league game. They included all the empty seats at Old Trafford.