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by Cajun
Thu May 28, 2020 7:28 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Football Aid Turf Moor 2002
Replies: 9
Views: 702

Re: Football Aid Turf Moor 2002

I played in that game Covclaret, strange to see my name there in the line-up - I still have the "Lanway" shirt, very battered now and with the sleeves cut out purely for gym use. I recall you refusing to pass to me at one point when I could have had a great chance to score and keeping the ball yours...
by Cajun
Tue May 26, 2020 6:48 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: ARTICLE: Ten Memorable Burnley Goals
Replies: 20
Views: 681

Re: ARTICLE: Ten Memorable Burnley Goals

A few that stand out in my memory that I have seen in person… = Waldron at Preston 73 – already up, his long-range volley made us Champions on a wonderful day at Deepdale. = Casper vs Chelsea 73 – (see scrapbook photo below), midweek match after winning the opening game at Sheff Utd back in the top ...
by Cajun
Mon May 25, 2020 5:59 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Wembley - 11th anniversary
Replies: 56
Views: 1920

Re: Wembley - 11th anniversary

Stunning achievement, never thought I would see us back in the top flight again. Had been back visiting England a few weeks before and saw the Sheff Weds, B'Pool, Palace and Forest games, but just had to fly back again for this final (and thanks to a member of the message board for snaring me a tick...
by Cajun
Sat May 23, 2020 4:55 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Willie Morgan and Mike Summerbee.
Replies: 30
Views: 1386

Re: Willie Morgan and Mike Summerbee.

I was happy to see Willie come back, shame it didn't work out for whatever reasons. Summerbee was an odd one to me. There was a game at the Turf, can't recall who against or at what stage of the game, but I think there was an injury and he was being told to come off the right wing and fill in at lef...
by Cajun
Thu May 21, 2020 5:22 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: ARTICLE: Ten Burnley games that brought a lump in your throat
Replies: 21
Views: 1358

Re: ARTICLE: Ten Burnley games that brought a lump in your throat

Good read as usual. For me, "lump in throat" games can be very different to "favourite" games. A quick reflection on 10 games in date order that I have attended that I class as "lumpers". (Would be a little different if I were to include some games I have not been at that have had the same emotional...
by Cajun
Wed May 20, 2020 9:16 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Burnley F C in pictures
Replies: 644
Views: 74101

Re: Burnley F C in pictures

Yes definitely Hankin partly obscuring Casp. Maybe Probert, Bradshaw? Also that is not the championship trophy which we didn't get our hands on until the John Angus testimonial a few days later. Wasn't that little cup they are holding some charity trophy or similar they were messing around with?
by Cajun
Wed May 20, 2020 5:17 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Being over 60
Replies: 57
Views: 2130

Re: Being over 60

Prime of life :) I'm 62 also, and despite the virus restrictions here in Philly, the 9 weeks that I have been on furlough have certainly shown me that I will have no problem at all with being retired if I can ever get into a position to do so. Even though I have only been working as a driver for the...
by Cajun
Sun May 17, 2020 5:28 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: ARTICLE: Our wonderful championship season
Replies: 7
Views: 437

Re: ARTICLE: Our wonderful championship season

I've thoroughly enjoyed all the reflections and reports on the 59-60 title winning season. Wonderful stuff - the social and news memories as well as the football. Looking forward to the centenary of the 20-21 title winning season next :)
by Cajun
Sun May 17, 2020 5:16 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Sunderland Till I Die
Replies: 34
Views: 2435

Re: Sunderland Till I Die

I watched the 2nd series through in two sittings recently and thoroughly enjoyed it - have to admit to a kind of perverse pleasure in watching the fans having their hopes built up so much while I knew it was all going to come crashing down about them :) I had forgotten that it was my old hometown cl...
by Cajun
Sat May 16, 2020 4:43 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Burnley F C in pictures
Replies: 644
Views: 74101

Re: Burnley F C in pictures

I like these pix as you can see the old Brunshaw Road Stand packed for the games Vs ManU and Derby. Can also just make out the CFS under construction (or original being demolished) in background of one of the Derby pix. Think I got to see Best, Law, and Charlton line up together in that 1968 win ove...
by Cajun
Sat May 16, 2020 4:30 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Burnley F C in pictures
Replies: 644
Views: 74101

Re: Burnley F C in pictures

Have been trying to rescue some of my old crumbling scrapbook pages - mentioning "Sir" Harry Thomson on the Cult Heroes thread made me find these, from the Napoli games home and away, along with the Eintracht Frankfurt special edition paper for the semi-final.
by Cajun
Sat May 16, 2020 4:23 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Burnley F C in pictures
Replies: 644
Views: 74101

Re: Burnley F C in pictures

Well at least we lifted the FA Cup in 1914 - team pic below is a postcard that my grandad had. He used to watch the lads pre-WW1 then again when he got out of the Army and came back to Burnley after that war.
by Cajun
Fri May 15, 2020 6:16 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: ARTICLE: Burnley Cult Heroes
Replies: 33
Views: 1232

Re: ARTICLE: Burnley Cult Heroes

He liked a night out, he liked to interact with the fans - maybe rose to cult status when he became the "God in a green jersey" and then revelled in the "Sir Harry Thomson" chants when he would go down on one knee to acknowledge the knighthood? (RIP Harry.)
by Cajun
Thu May 14, 2020 8:10 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Footballers born on your birthday
Replies: 50
Views: 1164

Re: Footballers born on your birthday

rayzer wrote:
Wed May 13, 2020 9:16 pm
Pele. October 23rd. Beat that.
I'm with you Rayzer. When I was young I used to have a poster on my wall of Pele in his Brazil Kit celebrating a goal and I especially liked it because it had his birthday printed boldly.
by Cajun
Sun May 10, 2020 6:37 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: 33 years ago today:the Orient game
Replies: 90
Views: 3215

Re: 33 years ago today:the Orient game

"Everything I did that day I thought I might be doing for the last time." -- Agree with that comment from CT. Whole weekend was surreal. No doubt the club would have folded if results had not gone the right way and we'd gone down - and also no doubt in my mind the game would not have been completed ...
by Cajun
Sat May 09, 2020 5:00 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: ARTICLE: The Orient Game – Match Programme
Replies: 15
Views: 1020

Re: ARTICLE: The Orient Game – Match Programme

The cover of the programme is as poor as some of the football we played then. I have two copies, one bought, one picked up off the pitch later on :)
by Cajun
Sat May 09, 2020 4:55 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: ARTICLE: The Orient Game – Introduction
Replies: 1
Views: 234

Re: ARTICLE: The Orient Game – Introduction

You're right CT, we must never forget how close we came to folding. Makes our achievements in the last 20 years seem all the more remarkable. I was in the seething mass of humanity that was the Longside that day, and if ever a crowd won a game for a team, that was it. Have watched quite a bit of foo...
by Cajun
Fri May 08, 2020 6:16 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: VE Day 1945 - What were your family doing?
Replies: 54
Views: 1188

Re: VE Day 1945 - What were your family doing?

I' ve studied that photo carefully, Cajun, on the off chance that our dads were on the same ship, but I don't see him. Lakedistrict - He has all the crew signatures on the back and bottom of this photo. When my dad joined up in Burnley he and one of his pals were offered the option of serving with ...
by Cajun
Fri May 08, 2020 5:48 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: VE Day 1945 - What were your family doing?
Replies: 54
Views: 1188

Re: VE Day 1945 - What were your family doing?

I 'm not sure where my Dad was on VE day, but he was in the Navy escorting merchant ships backwards and forwards across the Atlantic. Despite the carnage meted out by German u-boats, my Dad's ship was only shot at once, and it missed! My dad's destroyer, Kootenay, did the same thing most of the tim...
by Cajun
Wed May 06, 2020 4:11 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Scunthorpe v Burnley on youtube
Replies: 57
Views: 2680

Re: Scunthorpe v Burnley on youtube

I had to be at work, organizing football pages with Press Association Sport in Leeds, and it was virtually impossible to focus on what I was supposed to be doing while getting updates from Scunthorpe and Wrexham. In the end I just couldn't wait for the shift to end so that I could celebrate!!
by Cajun
Wed May 06, 2020 3:57 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Best ever female vocalist
Replies: 93
Views: 2286

Re: Best ever female vocalist

Here's a lucky 13 who I really like. Joan Armatrading I think is fantastic, and have been listening to a lot of her older stuff recently. Seen her live numerous times: Joan Armatrading Aretha Franklin Ella Fitzgerald, Sarah Vaughn Billie Holiday Bonnie Raitt Natalie Merchant Etta James Irma Thomas E...
by Cajun
Tue May 05, 2020 6:47 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: ARTICLE: Wembley and my dad’s FA Cup promise
Replies: 17
Views: 602

Re: ARTICLE: Wembley and my dad’s FA Cup promise

Excellent story CT. I was only 4 then so no memories, but my dad told me he managed to get an early work shift so he could be home in time to watch the game, only for some unwelcome non-football fan visitors to show up uninvited just before kick-off. He said that he banished them away from the livin...
by Cajun
Sun May 03, 2020 9:52 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: ARTICLE: Burnley Football Club are Champions of England
Replies: 48
Views: 1204

Re: ARTICLE: Burnley Football Club are Champions of England

David Wiseman is still around. He wrote the book ‘Up the Clarets’ and then the pictorial ‘Vintage Claret’ at a time when there were so few Burnley related books. My dad knew David Wiseman in the 70s. He visited my mum a couple weeks after my dad died and wrote a dedication in a copy of his book for...
by Cajun
Sun May 03, 2020 7:55 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: ARTICLE: Burnley Football Club are Champions of England
Replies: 48
Views: 1204

Re: ARTICLE: Burnley Football Club are Champions of England

Cajun, to try and solve your mystery I think the answer is that for many, many years tradition had it that our team would visit Blackpool (and often the Norbreck Castle) for a few days "special training" prior to a big game. Even as far back as the 1914 FA Cup Final Tommy Boyle and his famous team ...
by Cajun
Sun May 03, 2020 6:47 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: On this day - Preston and York
Replies: 27
Views: 1507

Re: On this day - Preston and York

ClaretTony wrote:
Tue Apr 28, 2020 10:57 pm
72/73 was my season too. Loved it and still talk about it every opportunity I get.
I still have this little gem produced by the Burnley Express at the time. Great memories.
by Cajun
Sun May 03, 2020 6:41 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: ARTICLE: Burnley Football Club are Champions of England
Replies: 48
Views: 1204

Re: ARTICLE: Burnley Football Club are Champions of England

Found this menu with most of the title-winning squad autographs on. Believe my dad got them. No idea what the event in Blackpool was for though. I thought it was from the 1959-60 season but now realize it is the previous one, but will post pix anyways. :roll: Pilkington, Miller, Angus, Connelly, Che...
by Cajun
Sat May 02, 2020 8:34 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: ARTICLE: Burnley Football Club are Champions of England
Replies: 48
Views: 1204

Re: ARTICLE: Burnley Football Club are Champions of England

Wearing the shirt with pride today. Would have loved to have been there - only a toddler at the time - but at least I can say we have been Champions in my lifetime :) Enjoyed the report, and the descriptions above from those that were there.
by Cajun
Thu Apr 30, 2020 6:30 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Random Clarets objects
Replies: 4
Views: 285

Re: Random Clarets objects

We are doing weekly quizzes on Thursdays and I sit in the kitchen where behind me is nothing other than a plain, plastered wall still waiting for the decorator. So last week, I did my own improvements. Amazing how much you can do with a bit of blu tack. Kitchen Wall.jpg No need for the decorators n...
by Cajun
Thu Apr 30, 2020 6:19 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Random Clarets objects
Replies: 4
Views: 285

Re: Random Clarets objects

and also hanging about in the house.....

still carrying stuff around after 40+ years -
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two of a kind -
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and it's goodbye from Stan -
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by Cajun
Thu Apr 30, 2020 6:15 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Random Clarets objects
Replies: 4
Views: 285

Random Clarets objects

Bored, just took pix of odd Clarets stuff dotted around the house :)

A little light reading -
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Ball on a wall -
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Up for the cup
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by Cajun
Thu Apr 30, 2020 5:28 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Your spring photos
Replies: 350
Views: 17322

Re: Your spring photos

Enjoy this thread, especially the walks photos. Sadly can't do my long runs anymore, but while I am stuck on extended furlough I'm trying to do a regular 1-hour walk along Wissahickon Creek that doesn't involve me having to drive anywhere. Top pic shows Walnut Street Bridge which was the highest con...
by Cajun
Wed Apr 29, 2020 9:24 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Subbuteo
Replies: 52
Views: 1520

Re: Subbuteo

My late '60s set lining-up in a Dyche formation on a frozen surface. Used to love playing that game.
by Cajun
Wed Apr 29, 2020 5:08 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Great football quotes ....
Replies: 29
Views: 1100

Re: Great football quotes ....

Yes, like the Jimmy Mac one.
“I spent a lot of money on booze, birds, and fast cars. The rest I just squandered.” - George Best
by Cajun
Wed Apr 29, 2020 4:37 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Your all time top ten
Replies: 59
Views: 2652

Re: Your all time top ten

For an individual spin, tried to think of a top few albums by artists I have actually seen play live, although preferences change by the day, or by mood: Crawfish Fiesta - Professor Longhair The Nevillle Brotherss - The Neville Bros World Without Tears= Lucinda Williams Back To the Night – Joan Arma...
by Cajun
Tue Apr 28, 2020 7:22 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: On this day - Preston and York
Replies: 27
Views: 1507

Re: On this day - Preston and York

They watered the wings and narrowed the pitch at Deepdale to try to negate Taffy's influence. Was sat with my dad just in front of the press box. Believe the estimates for the following that day at Preston were at least 14,000+ Was living in York for the 92 champions game. Fantastic night, I was rig...
by Cajun
Tue Apr 28, 2020 4:24 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Michael Robinson
Replies: 13
Views: 1123

Re: Michael Robinson

Sorry to hear this, played at schoolboys level with him in Blackpool (and George Berry) so was always interested in his career. He has a very good reputation in the Spanish media and was apparently even working for the Liverpool/Atletico game just before the shutdown.
by Cajun
Fri Apr 24, 2020 4:09 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Donald Trump
Replies: 1421
Views: 38329

Re: Donald Trump

Don’t panic guys it will soon be November and Mr sharp as a tack Biden will be in control 😂😂😂. So how many on here will actually vote for Biden. Come on don’t be shy. Seeing as how you ask -- Not a citizen so I don't have a vote here, but in my immediate circle my wife, son, daughter, her boyfriend...
by Cajun
Mon Apr 20, 2020 3:47 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Piers Morgan
Replies: 53
Views: 3009

Re: Piers Morgan

I went through journalism school with him in the mid 80s. He was a pompous a-hole then and has just got worse. Made the most of knowing some very influential people to climb the ladder to edit national newspapers but got found out pretty quick at that level. (He never liked me after a didn't pick hi...
by Cajun
Sat Apr 18, 2020 11:51 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Top 20 TV game shows of all time
Replies: 21
Views: 641

Re: Top 20 TV game shows of all time

The Golden Shot. "And it's Bernie, the bolt..."
by Cajun
Sat Apr 18, 2020 4:24 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Souvenirs from your first match
Replies: 60
Views: 1814

Re: Souvenirs from your first match

Thanks for the programme image Tony - I actually looked it up recently when you added the late-60s section of matches and programmes to the online database. Just rooted about again in my old souvenir stuff in the basement and was delighted to find that I also still have the original hat that my mum ...
by Cajun
Fri Apr 17, 2020 5:20 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Souvenirs from your first match
Replies: 60
Views: 1814

Re: Souvenirs from your first match

Plain bar scarf my dad gave me as a birthday gift when he decided I was ready to start joining him at the Turf, Oct 23 1965, beat Sheff Utd 2-0. It remains one of my most treasured possessions, somewhat battered and worse for wear nowadays - a bit like me. Thought I had the match programme but unabl...
by Cajun
Mon Apr 13, 2020 1:24 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: How Many Of These Defunct English Football Grounds Have You Been To?
Replies: 92
Views: 2839

Re: How Many Of These Defunct English Football Grounds Have You Been To?

Only 17 for me also. But think I've seen Burnley play on about 60 different grounds old and new, will have to work it out sometime.
by Cajun
Mon Apr 13, 2020 1:18 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Any memories of playing Cambridge Utd
Replies: 71
Views: 2247

Re: Any memories of playing Cambridge Utd

The 2-2 is another memory of Cambridge away even though I didn't go. Think my dad and his mates hired a van to go the game. They were sharing the driving (I'm guessing before drink drive laws came into force) and having met some these characters a few years on (like a booze) the standard of driving...
by Cajun
Sat Apr 04, 2020 10:37 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Old pix 80-81
Replies: 5
Views: 877

Old pix 80-81

Found bunch of old photos rotting in a box in basement, mostly degraded beyond recognition apart from these 3 where you can just about make out some people. 80-81, Blackpool away pub, Plymouth away, Beehole after last game of season. Seems like yesterday.... At least a couple of people I remember no...
by Cajun
Sat Apr 04, 2020 5:41 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Saturday's 'live' game against B*******n
Replies: 217
Views: 4394

Re: Saturday's 'live' game against B*******n

Just watched the second half of this, fantastic. will never tire of seeing it. Could not watch it live or follow it live at the time, but remember the sheer elation on finding out the result. I was at the previous win at Ewood in April '79, also 2-1, when I was in a van out of the Swan pub which was...
by Cajun
Wed Apr 01, 2020 3:28 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: ARTICLE: Adamson Out – that’s the cry from Burnley fans
Replies: 28
Views: 1111

Re: ARTICLE: Adamson Out – that’s the cry from Burnley fans

That is a stark reminder of the way things were at that point in time CT. I remember as a teenager being sat in the old South Stand at B'pool that day, was living in Fleetwood with numerous friends who were Pool fans, and being totally dejected at half time. The mood was indeed very dark at that tim...
by Cajun
Mon Mar 30, 2020 4:57 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: ARTICLE: Burnley’s title hopes take a battering at Wolves
Replies: 7
Views: 319

Re: ARTICLE: Burnley’s title hopes take a battering at Wolves

We're not talking Harry Roberts here because that was sometime in the 60's. Silky - the jewellery robbery Bfc refers to, involving Fred Sewell and the death of Blackpool police Supt Gerry Richardson, was 1971, as recalled in this story/link: https://www.lancs.live/news/lancashire-news/how-brave-pol...
by Cajun
Mon Mar 30, 2020 3:37 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: ARTICLE: Burnley’s title hopes take a battering at Wolves
Replies: 7
Views: 319

Re: ARTICLE: Burnley’s title hopes take a battering at Wolves

Referring to PC K McKay being assaulted while on duty, will bring back memories of the fatal shooting of a police superintendent in Blackpool 45 years ago, during an attempted jewellery shop raid, which was National tv news. The same Ken McKay was at the time a Detective Sergeant in the Blackpool f...
by Cajun
Sat Mar 28, 2020 4:56 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Donald Trump
Replies: 1421
Views: 38329

Re: Donald Trump

Just as an aside, does it really affect you who the US president is, if so what fundamental changes did you personally see between Obama and Trump that leads to this thought? Lived in America 18 years now, although it makes me ashamed to admit I live in a country where Dirtbag Donald is the leader....
by Cajun
Sat Mar 28, 2020 4:33 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Post one football picture
Replies: 46
Views: 2844

Re: Post one football picture

Clarets forever a part of me, and original 1965 scarf :)
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