View Full Version : What Score, Was your First Game for the Clarets....

10-09-2015, 05:46 PM
Mine was Burnley 3 v Tottenham 2............Not sure what Year... 1970 "ish

But,....surely went downhill after that......

I Remember we always won at home,. and got stuffed away...

Remember my first away game,...at Blackpool....Not Happy Memories...!!

10-09-2015, 05:49 PM
Burnley 5 Man United 3

10-09-2015, 05:49 PM
2 apiece against Villa....early sixties...haven't really a Scooby what year....next was a 6-2 win over Chelsea.... which was nice.

10-09-2015, 05:50 PM
How do people remember? I honestly don't have a clue what my first game was.

10-09-2015, 05:53 PM
Oh come on ,..you can tell us...?..

10-09-2015, 05:53 PM

10-09-2015, 05:58 PM
A little early for you bot.........?

10-09-2015, 05:59 PM
It will have been 1976, that's all I know.

10-09-2015, 06:02 PM
27 Dec 1971 - Burnley 2 Blackpool 1

10-09-2015, 06:02 PM
Yea that sounds about right....
Thanks for that,,, :D

10-09-2015, 06:08 PM
Burnley 1 West Ham 3. August 1959 I think.

10-09-2015, 06:10 PM
We were standing on the Longside, Burnley scored, when suddenly Mr. spades asked me to marry him.

You think I can remember the final score or who the opponents were? I do know it was the 1962/63 season.


10-09-2015, 06:15 PM
It wasn't just Burnley that scored that night then?

10-09-2015, 06:20 PM
Gillingham 2 - Burnley 2 - March 2000. A cold tuesday night game with my dad. Got to see Wright score so was not all bad!

10-09-2015, 06:27 PM
Burnley 0 Steve Ogrizovic's nose 2, 1990 or 1991, pre season friendly

10-09-2015, 06:34 PM
Burnley 0 v. Nottm Forest 2 November 1st 1958.

10-09-2015, 07:20 PM
11th May 1963 Arsenal 2 v 3 Burnley

10-09-2015, 07:20 PM
Burnley 4-3 Stockport

10-09-2015, 07:23 PM
Burnley 0 West Brom 1 - February 6th 1965

10-09-2015, 07:31 PM
Burnley 4 -3 Stockport....what year was that MDWat....sounds like a thriller,...?

10-09-2015, 07:35 PM
I think it was Aug 1950 0-1 to Arsenal but if I dreamt that then the first was Feb 51 two goals from Jackie Chew as we beat Spurs 2-0.
CT chose a cracker to start if it was the 5-3 FA Cup victory in the early 50's but I think he may have still been a twinkle in his Dad's eye at that time.

10-09-2015, 07:40 PM
3-3-62. 6-0 vs West Ham. I'd pestered my Dad to go for ages but he always had a car full, which helped with the petrol. Then he got a no show. After a 6-0 I was hooked.

10-09-2015, 07:42 PM
More likely CT's first match was the 5-3 win against Man Utd in October 1960.

Mine was the 0-0 draw at home against Notts Forest on April 3rd 1962 - just as we were starting to implode after looking certs for the title. Then we lost in the Cup Final.

10-09-2015, 07:46 PM
You always remember your first...........So my missus says.. :blue:

10-09-2015, 07:53 PM
3-0 home win against Exeter in November 1985!

10-09-2015, 08:22 PM
It was definitely away at Tottenham and now from memory it was a 3rd Round FA Cup match in March 1966 & we lost 4-3 & there were hat-tricks for both our Willie Irvine & Spurs' Alan Gilzean

10-09-2015, 08:31 PM
Burnley V Man City 3-0 September1973. My dad never took me or my brother on, one of those that says he refused to go on again after Jimmy Mac was sold. From memory it was because I had recently turned 8 and was on with my pal so nothing could go wrong. My pal nearly got crushed underfoot after the match going up to the back of the Longside and down the walkway behind the Bee Hole. I remember clarets much bigger than me forming a cordon shouting stuff like "watch out theres a young lad on the floor" and helping him up.

10-09-2015, 08:51 PM
26th April 1975. BURNLEY 0-0 STOKE CITY. My dad took me in the Bob Lord stand for my first game. I have a feeling my second game was another 0-0 v Man City, when Dennis Tueart took 3 penalties in the game. I was on the Bee Hole for that game.

10-09-2015, 09:01 PM
Burnley 0 Wolves 2. Sherpa Van Trophy Final 1988.

10-09-2015, 09:13 PM
A 4-1 victory over Oldham circa '78. I was in the CF stand. Seem to remember Noble and Fletcher being amongst the scorers.
Don't seem to be able to find any info on it???

10-09-2015, 09:52 PM
Burnley 0 Arsenal 1 (Radford)

10-09-2015, 10:26 PM
Burnley 4 Chelsea 4 1961 With 10 reserves.

10-09-2015, 10:38 PM
Burnley 2 Millwall 0, 22nd April 1972. Frank Casper landed the ball on the roof of the net from about 3 yards. We should have had 7 or 8.

My mother's first was Derby County, 26th August 1947 (first match back in division 1). Lost 0-2. 70th anniversary coming up year after next. In those days it was half price for ladies and boys - they didn't expect girls to turn up at all, especially not on the terrace.

Going back a bit further, I spoke to a very old lady (now deceased) who was in the main stand for a game just before the First World War (1914). She didn't remember the game, but she remembered Tommy Boyle was captain, and also that (being rich folks sitting in the grandstand) they had tea and cakes brought to their seats at half time at half time.

10-09-2015, 10:41 PM
One of 1,717 watching us lose 1-3 to Cardiff on 19 December 1986.

10-09-2015, 11:22 PM
Burnley 1 Arsenal 2.
12th Sept 1970. 45 years ago tomorrow. Holy sh1t, now I feel old!!

10-09-2015, 11:41 PM
Burnley 3 Colchester 0, September 1999. Payton's hat trick, which I have always heard was the final hat trick of the millenium. Not a bad way to start.

11-09-2015, 12:18 AM
Sorry, spt, but Payton scored another hat trick v Oxford on 28th December 1999 - the day Jimmy McIlroy opened the standd after him. - view external link (http://www.lancashiretelegraph.co.uk/news/6098674.Hat_trick_hero_Payton_seals_last_gasp_vict ory/)

11-09-2015, 12:24 AM
Ah! I wasn't sure, it did seem a bit early in the year to be the last one. Just couldn't find any record of another one that season.

11-09-2015, 01:46 AM
November, '63.
Stoke City 4-4 BURNLEY

11-09-2015, 07:54 AM
2-1 vs Luton. Circa 1978. Was a mid week game seem to remember Noble scoring a penalty and our fullback getting sent off?

11-09-2015, 08:08 AM
Lost 4-3 away at Fulham in the 1960s. As a young lad living in Hampshire I could only get to away games and it took over 10 games before I saw us pick up a point!

11-09-2015, 08:12 AM
Burnley 3 - 0 Manchester United, 15/03/58.

11-09-2015, 08:26 AM
0-0 v Peterborough, November '86. Division Four. Less than two thousand on and freezing.

11-09-2015, 08:39 AM
Burnley 5 Sheffield United 1, 13-10-62.

11-09-2015, 03:28 PM
Edge End High School took me to Burnley 1 PNE 4, ouch.

11-09-2015, 03:40 PM
Burnley 2 - 1 Gillingham. Not sure if it was 1995/96 or the 1996/97 season

11-09-2015, 03:55 PM
I have a vague memory of being 4 and some guy called Britton scoring to put us 2-0 up against Leyton Orient.....I think the game finished 2-1. The best part of the day was eating my fruit pastels whilst watching a conga dance pass by on the pitch in front of me. To this day i still don't know why our fans were dancing on the pitch. Hey Ho.

11-09-2015, 04:39 PM
That was my first game too. They were just called Orient at the time. B)

11-09-2015, 04:48 PM
Burnley 8 (eight) as they did on the teleprinter Nottingham Forest 0, it was in the spring of 1959 I think.

Could do with repeating this season.

11-09-2015, 04:54 PM
4-4 against Norwich in 75/76 season. I was 7. Noble scored all four, two of them pens. I think Burnley were 4-1 up and threw it away late on, might have been 4-2 can't remember.

This was followed by a 3-3 with Southampton, another 4-4 against Charlton, another 3-3 this time against Orient before seeing my first win a 3-2 vs West Ham.

No wonder in later years I used to bellow at Cotterills football.

11-09-2015, 05:12 PM
I was at the Forest game (8-0) and it was played on a bright sunny day in 59 but it was autumn and a year when the summer went on until close to the end of October. Of course we won the Championship,that season but many players were complaining early in the season of sore feet due to the dry, hard grounds they were playing on. Stood with my dad on the Longside and Jimmy Robson netted,five goals for us.

11-09-2015, 05:27 PM
Burnley 2 Derby 5 '75ish :blue:

11-09-2015, 05:28 PM
Burnley 0 Middlesbrough 1 --first game of the 1952/53 season. The depressing thing is that Boro have only won 5 league matches at the Turf and I was at 4 of them!
I think that mdd2 was at all five! ;D

11-09-2015, 07:32 PM
Although strictly not my first game, we lost 8-1 away to W.B.A on the day I was born.

11-09-2015, 07:51 PM
Burnley 0 - Wimbledon 1 :blue:

11-09-2015, 08:07 PM
Poor Ash, you missed the game the previous season Ugolini in goal for the Boro and we won 7-1 or 7-0 and I think Holden scored a hat trick and another of our forwards banged in 3 but cannot recall who.

11-09-2015, 08:25 PM
Early 1950's I was taken by my Mum and Grandad to see us lose 0-1 to Derby County. The scorer, I remember was Billy Steele, a small Scotsman, but my and my Mum's favourite was our outside left (as they were called then) Terry Lyons. I spent several days being him in the back garden after that.(despite being right footed - but that would be OK for today's wingers!). I stood at the front wall at the Bee-Hole end and remember the crush coming out onto Brunshaw Road after the game.

11-09-2015, 08:54 PM
January 1996, bfcjon

11-09-2015, 09:49 PM
Same here, no idea at all what my first game was. I envy those than know theirs.Must be a great reference point in your lives.

12-09-2015, 07:40 AM
I wish I could remember my first game but I can't. I do remember my Dad getting me my first Burnley shirt that day though :) Anyway my first game must have been 96 or 97 as I seem to remember Adrian Heath was managing us at the time.

12-09-2015, 08:57 AM
It was either March 58 Burnley 2 Blackpool 1 or March 59 Burnley 3 Blackpool 1. I know it was against Blackpool.

12-09-2015, 09:55 AM
Think it was 1971. Clarets 2 Luton 1. I was in the cricket field stand, Dad was on the longside.