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19-11-2015, 08:06 PM
Not seen this one before ,Chelsea v Burnley FA Cup Jan 1970 - view external link (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pl4RDVgv-N8)

19-11-2015, 08:16 PM
Some brilliant goalkeeping from Peter Mellor

19-11-2015, 08:18 PM
And Dobbo played centre half that day before going up for the last part of the game to try and rescue it

19-11-2015, 08:47 PM
I remember it, it was before the Internet etc and watched on mod and didn't know the score when Dobbo scored the equaliser I jumped up and broke my girlfriends mums sofa, alas she didn't become my mother in law, what happened to Mrs Thompson? ;) :P :P

19-11-2015, 08:50 PM
it was before the Internet etc and watched on mod

only slightly before the MODs & MoD

19-11-2015, 08:51 PM
That video is a fake. It shows Brian O'Neil passing the ball straight to an opposition player. That never happened in real life.

19-11-2015, 09:51 PM
absolutely love that kit.

20-11-2015, 07:29 AM
Some proper tackles in this one and a controversial goal to take the points - view external link (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zZHCyrPh1Bc)

20-11-2015, 08:27 AM
Think this match was on MOTD, watched it in the Flying Horse, Rochdale. Coates was brilliant, watch how he made Dobson's 2nd goal. Chelsea kicked him off the park in the TM replay.

20-11-2015, 08:50 AM
thanks for sharing I love seeing these 1970's highlights. Any more?? Met Colin Waldron recently he said that the main difference between players then and players now is that there was much "off the ball" fouls in those days which cameras today pick up which cameras were not there BUT THE MAIN DIFFERENCE was that a football in those days was so much "heavier" and its amazing that they could cross the ball so well with such a heavy ball. UTC

20-11-2015, 10:03 AM
"That video is a fake. It shows Brian O'Neil passing the ball straight to an opposition player. That never happened in real life."

Something I noticed too - very rare event.

It was on MOTD but with no video recorders back then, never mind internet, we set off for London knowing we wouldn't get a second showing. But ......

Back then we always stopped on the way back from long trips at Penkridge in Staffs and the people there had got to know us. They invited us into their homes to watch MOTD so that's where I saw it.

Dobbo had been pushed up from centre half that day when we were 2-0 down. The replay allowed the vicious Chelsea team to basically assault Ralph Coates at every opportunity.

20-11-2015, 10:46 AM
Fulham v Burnley 1972 - view external link (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T2ZoU0mkbn8)

20-11-2015, 10:55 AM
Burnley v ManUtd 1954 - view external link (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h0XjRuK_0r0)

20-11-2015, 12:02 PM
Coventry v Burnley 75/76 - view external link (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zZHCyrPh1Bc)

20-11-2015, 12:57 PM
Apparently we beat West Ham 1-0 on MOTD in early 70's but I can't find the footage online.

20-11-2015, 01:00 PM
you would never see a match played in these conditions today even with an orange ball and scraped out touch lines :D - view external link (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3zUfXgfbLdo)

20-11-2015, 01:02 PM
and this is not far behind in 83 v Wolves - view external link (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KTA4YrO2i00)

20-11-2015, 01:26 PM
Title winning performance - view external link (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yyxi5zQIC1A)

20-11-2015, 07:51 PM
Terry Donovan ended that Wolves game in 1983 suffering from hypothermia - hard to believe it was Easter.

20-11-2015, 09:57 PM
On the link in post 16 from longside4evr

Just look at the size of the crowd and this game was played at short notice on a midweek afternoon - I've just checked, it was 32,576.

This was the day that Spurs disgraced themselves and showed themselves to be bad losers, particularly the nasty Terry Dyson who can clearly be seen trying to sort Adam Blacklaw out. Now, I'd never have picked Adam to try it on with.

Here's the brilliant Blacklaw in action in that game followed by a pic of them trying to get the pitch ready.



21-11-2015, 12:05 AM
Going back to the original clip, remember watching it in the St James's Bar (no idea why) 'live' on MOD. I've watched it loads of times in recent years. What a strange transitional period for Burnley, with O'Neil, Merrington and Bellamy in the team, with Peter Bloody Mellor and Dave Bloody Wilson.

21-11-2015, 02:49 PM
Just to bring this back up and everybody must have at some point seen it but its to rude not to be added
One of our proud moments in our history - view external link (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d_l7fVVVvCg)