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RhodesyClaret
08-04-2015, 01:50 AM
We forget...the iron mesh fencing was very uncomfortable to put my legs through...and during the big games, those of you at the back who surged forward singing "umbahbah umbahabah" should have shame on yourselves! :) I sh!t myself! lol

Then there were those who stood on the metal 'n' shaped poles shouting swear words...the toilets on the left hand side of the Long Side...pie shop just down from there?

Today...the atmosphere is just as good...love it! I even have a seat! :)

Let's give it our all for the final few games!

Claretforever
08-04-2015, 08:47 AM
Come on you Clarets. B)

http://i1119.photobucket.com/
albums/k622/chowthefat/2aa9b3f12e9299574949c74e848dc679.jpg

ClaretTony2014
08-04-2015, 10:29 AM
I used to love the old cricket field end

goddy2shoes
08-04-2015, 10:42 AM
4th division days for me on the Bee Hole End with daughter (who was 7 or 8 years old). She spent most of the time running around, swinging on the crash barriers or looking over the back fence...or maybe that was me doing those things? Ha ha.

Given what league we were playing in, was surprisingly happy days.

Edit 'fence' hardly the right word...more like iron sheets/walling

Quattro
08-04-2015, 05:51 PM
Most of my memories are connected to the Longside...

1) the top corner of the Longside with the singing and the atmosphere...especially during the 4th division Championship season

2) the opening of the segregation gates between the Longside and the Beehole End, which appeared to allow the entire Longside walk through and walk across the Beehole End, before exiting down steps near the Bob Lord Stand.

Happy times pre-1994!

Sarum
08-04-2015, 05:56 PM
CT: roughly how high did the old CFS terrace go: maybe on a par with the top steps of the Bee Hole terrace opposite?

The stand was demolished the season before my first trip to Turf Moor, but I've always been a bit fascinated by it. Photos make it appear dark and dodgy (and I bet you/they made a hell of a racket too)?

Claretforever
08-04-2015, 06:36 PM
http://i.imgur.com/5cV09aK.jpg

http://i.imgur.com/bvSS7EW.jpg

Claretforever
08-04-2015, 06:39 PM
http://i.imgur.com/mSES8T4.jpg

http://i.imgur.com/GaAmmj0.jpg

royboyclaret
08-04-2015, 06:53 PM
Brilliant pics Claretforever.

Goody1975
08-04-2015, 07:04 PM
Ditto royboy.

royboyclaret
08-04-2015, 07:09 PM
The pics in post #8 must be the final game of the '64/'65 season against Chelsea which we won 6-2, big Andy scoring five.

Alex Elder played 330 games for Burnley and only ever once, I think, played right-back and wore the No.2 shirt. There he is in your pic on the right hand post wearing No.2.


Edit. No.3 is Mick Buxton and the keeper Harry Thomson.

Goody1975
08-04-2015, 07:12 PM
You could be right royboy, i'd looked at the strip and thought it was Everton.

royboyclaret
08-04-2015, 07:19 PM
Think it has to be the Chelsea game Goody, simply based on the Alex Elder shirt number.

The bottom pic features Gordon Harris taking the corner (No.10) with Willie Morgan (No.7).

BelialofBacup
08-04-2015, 07:53 PM
A couple here for you

http://i62.tinypic.com/avjtqe.jpg

http://i57.tinypic.com/2ueimnp.jpg

notnowbernard
08-04-2015, 08:58 PM
Good memory - the BHE, saw my first ever game there & still prefer the Jimmy Mac if/when I can get to home games.

Bad memory - Celtic demolishing the Longside. I was sat in the BL at the time but I can still it now...horrible

minniemouth
08-04-2015, 09:01 PM
Been in them all except the old main stand upper.
Undoubtedly, for me, the best atmosphere was the old cricket field(town end) stand. When it was full of clarets. Sadly it was, occasionally, taken over by city clubs. Who got in early and couldn't be moved. The Longside in the early 70s was fantastic. The Wrexham cup quarter final you peed where you stood. Impossible to move.

Claretforever
08-04-2015, 09:55 PM
35,000 on that Wrexham cup quarter final. This isn't it by the way.

http://i.imgur.com/OKeFhq7.jpg

http://i.imgur.com/d6UGpJi.jpg

Bin_Ont_Turf
08-04-2015, 09:56 PM
Brand spanking new Cricket Field Stand...




http://i61.tinypic.com/2mbp86.jpg

Quicknick
08-04-2015, 09:57 PM
Impossible to get in the Longside when Leeds took it once. We were stuck in the BHE.

Quicknick
08-04-2015, 09:59 PM
Post #18, who is the Burnley player facing the ball?

Quicknick
08-04-2015, 10:03 PM
Eddie Cliff?

Bin_Ont_Turf
08-04-2015, 10:03 PM
David Wilson I think.

Claretforever
08-04-2015, 10:10 PM
http://i.imgur.com/YGbviKX.jpg

http://i.imgur.com/I3OeFR1.jpg

thedonz
08-04-2015, 10:56 PM
Great images - brought some wonderful memories back

clareturion
08-04-2015, 11:29 PM
Wonderfully evocative and atmospheric images of a bygone age claretforever thanks for sharing.

Quicknick
09-04-2015, 02:08 AM
BOT, Dave Wilson! I think you're right.

NottsClaret
09-04-2015, 06:29 AM
Great pics Claretforever. I guess the ones in post#17 are from the Orient game?

The later one of the steps down the back of the Beehole brings back memories. Jumping the huge puddles at the bottom and dodging mounds of policehorse s*@t in the dark.

Chuckypad
09-04-2015, 07:54 AM
Excellent Thread!

These pictures have evoked some happy memories - Keep em coming.

UTC!

ClaretTony2014
09-04-2015, 08:49 AM
Just adding to the comments on the pics in post #8. I wouldn't have got the game but the latest it could have been was 1964/65 because of the hooped socks. We switched to white socks for the 1965/66 season.

And Harry Thomson had only just come into the side and only played for home games against Sunderland, Stoke, Villa & Chelsea.

So it could only be the Chelsea game although I wasn't aware that Elder had worn 2 in that game as royboyclaret rightly said.

silkyskills1
09-04-2015, 09:06 AM
On the topic of number wearing didn't Doug Collins wear number 2 on his burnley debut?

Claretcliff
09-04-2015, 09:19 AM
Another vivid memory if of the exit from the old Bee-Hole End onto Brunshaw Road. It narrowed down to a small opening, like a funnel. As a kid it was easy to lift your feet off the ground and just get carried out in the crush.

ClaretTony2014
09-04-2015, 09:26 AM
"On the topic of number wearing didn't Doug Collins wear number 2 on his burnley debut?"

Just checked that, you are right, he wore 2 v Chelsea.




"Another vivid memory if of the exit from the old Bee-Hole End onto Brunshaw Road. It narrowed down to a small opening, like a funnel. As a kid it was easy to lift your feet off the ground and just get carried out in the crush."

We always came out via that exit when I first started going with my dad. You've got that description spot on.

ClaretTony2014
09-04-2015, 09:27 AM
And BOT is right with David Wilson on the picture from 69/70 in the mud, brilliant view of the half time scoreboard in the background.

royboyclaret
09-04-2015, 09:42 AM
"Just checked that, you are right, he wore 2 v Chelsea."


Just to add to CT's post, that was also the only time Collins wore the No.2 shirt in 200 starts for us. However, differently to Elder, Doug also wore 4,7,8,10,11 and 12 (in 17 substitute appearances).

In Elder's 330 appearances he only ever wore No.3 apart from the one game (No.2 as in pic in post #8)


Edit. Quite why Collins wore No.2 on his debut goodness only knows because he certainly didn't play at right-back.

ClaretTony2014
09-04-2015, 09:46 AM
Younger fans won't understand that back in the day, if the left back moved to right back then he had to change number.

There was one game in the championship season when John Connelly was out injured and we brought in Gordon Harris with Brian Pilkington switching to the right wing, so Pilky had to wear 7 instead of 11.

I remember my dad not being able to get round Ronnie Whelan wearing 5 at Liverpool but playing in midfield. He was insistent that if you wore 5 you had to play centre half.

royboyclaret
09-04-2015, 10:05 AM
Come to think of it, on the day that Collins made his debut in Sept'68, it was Sammy Todd that played right-back and he wore No.10!! which was the shirt number that Doug wore most in later seasons.

Can only think someone threw the shirts on the dressing room floor before that game because Colin Blant wore No.8 (Merrington 6 and Coates 7).

silkyskills1
09-04-2015, 10:45 AM
Doug Collins replaced John Angus on his debut- hence he wore the No 2 shirt.

ClaretTony2014
09-04-2015, 10:53 AM
I think, by then, the numbering wasn't what it had been. During that 68/69 season Jim Thomson wore both 7 and 11 in games and he was certainly no winger. :D

claret78
09-04-2015, 11:15 AM
Claretforever, I don't suppose you know what game the photo in post 2 is from? I'm sure i'm in it but cant understand why I would be stood where I am unless it was a cup game or something!

royboyclaret
09-04-2015, 11:35 AM
"Doug Collins replaced John Angus on his debut- hence he wore the No 2 shirt."


Silkyskills...Cool,calm Angus had missed the two league games prior to Collins' debut. For those games John Murray wore the No.2.

Soon it was to be Freddie Smith that made the No.2 his own for the next four months or so.

silkyskills1
09-04-2015, 12:39 PM
If memory serves me right Peter Cormack wore No5 before Ronnie Whelan for Liverpool so I'm guessing the last Liverpool defender to wear No5 would have been Larry Lloyd.

Claretforever
09-04-2015, 07:45 PM
Claret78 - "Claretforever, I don't suppose you know what game the photo in post 2 is from? I'm sure i'm in it but cant understand why I would be stood where I am unless it was a cup game or something!"

I couldn't be 100% without checking, but it looks rather full and I always had it in my mind that it was Wrexham at home in the trophy presentation game? Wrexham had a yellow away strip(with green shorts) in 91-92 (they'd also had a green one just prior?). Att: 21,216 (same as Man City at home this season!!!).

Edit: pic of Wrexham at West Ham in that season's cup run for them, after they'd beaten Arsenal.

http://i.imgur.com/KR2Vo4b.jpg

Any other offers?

ClaretTony2014
09-04-2015, 07:50 PM
"If memory serves me right Peter Cormack wore No5 before Ronnie Whelan for Liverpool so I'm guessing the last Liverpool defender to wear No5 would have been Larry Lloyd."

Cormack did - Liverpool are the team responsible for confusing my dad. I don't know how on earth he would have coped with squad numbers.




I've had a look at the pic on post #2 but can't help determine which game it is.

claret78
09-04-2015, 08:22 PM
Thanks Claretforever, I think you are right and that means it's not me as I was sat in the BL.

It's definitely early 90's and there werent any full houses apart from Wrexham and maybe Blackpool but it obviously not them.

If you look closely I actually think that's Micky Thomas' hairline on the edge of the area ha ha!!

Bin_Ont_Turf
09-04-2015, 08:31 PM
It's definitely the promotion party against Wrexham.

If I remember rightly the 150 or so Wrexham fans were housed in the far end of the Bod Lord.

Claretforever
09-04-2015, 09:22 PM
The only other game I think it could have been was Scarborough at home (91-92 - I'm sure it's that season) because they played in yellow away I think? Att: 12,312 (Easter Monday)

Sorry to confuse. It's one or the other anyway for me.

burnleybabe
09-04-2015, 10:37 PM
Re Post 23.
Can remember those steps so well

Also the pie stand being right next to the gents now
that was a smell and a half.

CnBtruntru
09-04-2015, 11:06 PM
Wrexham cup quarter final, remember that game and Wrexham brought quite a few thousand, they had a Welsh flag and have never seen one so bis, must have been 30' to 40' long, old Longside/Bee hole end great atmosphere, now is very naff compared, or maybe getting old :D