Thinking about happier times!!

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Thinking about happier times!!

Postby Devils_Advocate » Thu Dec 27, 2018 11:37 am

Putting aside all the doom and gloom of 2018 what is the most excited you have been for a Burnley game in your lifetime. This is not about the experience during or after the game as the result can make a big difference but more about the build up and your anticipation towards the game

I started going on properly as the 80's turned into the 90's but for me the first game against the B*stards after going up in 2000 was the game that I has been waiting for all my life

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Re: Thinking about happier times!!

Postby jedi_master » Thu Dec 27, 2018 11:38 am

Wembley 2009, without a doubt.

Also, as I would have been 13 at the time, Wigan at home in 2000 (Ian Wright's debut).

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Re: Thinking about happier times!!

Postby Silkyskills1 » Thu Dec 27, 2018 11:47 am

Preston away,1973. Swindon,league cup semi final replay, 1968. Wembley,2009 and probably any game(especially at home between 1960 and 1963, with special emphasis on the 1961-62 season.

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Re: Thinking about happier times!!

Postby TsarBomba » Thu Dec 27, 2018 11:55 am

Neil Moore’s last minute header away at Preston, Dean West scoring a screamer at Stoke, Andy Cooke scoring the winner at Derby in the FA Cup, and the last minute goals at Oxford in our promotion season under Stan, after getting ****** wet through for 90 minutes. Just a few of the memories that will stay with me forever.

I used to love away games, and travelling with Colne Clarets. As a kid, I used to love the coach convoys, and the traffic grinding to a halt as the coaches were escorted through the traffic. I remember at Coventry away in the FA Cup when we were beat 2-0, there must have been over 50 coaches, and the locals looking on in amazement at our numbers.
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Re: Thinking about happier times!!

Postby gawthorpe_view » Thu Dec 27, 2018 11:58 am

April 2014, first really important game my son attended with me, promotion clincher v Wigan.
You could feel the excitement and anticipation in the air, no way were we going to fail that day.
We won 2-0, Barnes and Kightly.

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Re: Thinking about happier times!!

Postby TsarBomba » Thu Dec 27, 2018 12:00 pm

gawthorpe_view wrote:April 2014, first really important game my son attended with me, promotion clincher v Wigan.
You could feel the excitement and anticipation in the air, no way were we going to fail that day.
We won 2-0, Barnes and Kightly.


Our second goal was a delight. We played some wonderful football that season. How we miss someone like Ings dropping deep and linking the play.

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Re: Thinking about happier times!!

Postby Devils_Advocate » Thu Dec 27, 2018 12:03 pm

TsarBomba wrote:Neil Moore’s last minute header away at Preston, Dean West scoring a screamer at Stoke, Andy Cooke scoring the winner at Derby in the FA Cup, and the last minute goals at Oxford in our promotion season under Stan, after getting ****** wet through for 90 minutes. Just a few of the memories that will stay with me forever.

I used to love away games, and travelling with Colne Clarets. As a kid, I used to love the coach convoys, and the traffic grinding to a halt as the coaches were escorted through the traffic. I remember at Coventry away in the FA Cup when we were beat 2-0, there must have been over 50 coaches, and the locals looking on in amazement at our numbers.

Those are great moments and good to share but I was more thinking of the one game you looked forward to before it started regardless of what went on in the game itself and the result. For example beating B*astards and things like the Derby FA Cup night under Mullen are my most special moments because of what happened but I have never looked forward to a game so much as the game i highlighted

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Re: Thinking about happier times!!

Postby Dyched » Thu Dec 27, 2018 12:04 pm

Wembley 09, Chelsea 08 or the second promotion day. Boro losing the night before, watching Brighton fail on the big screen in the fanzone and watching it go crazy when (I think) Derby scored? Everything fell into place that weekend.
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Postby TsarBomba » Thu Dec 27, 2018 12:05 pm

Devils_Advocate wrote:Those are great moments and good to share but I was more thinking of the one game you looked forward to before it started regardless of what went on in the game itself and the result. For example beating B*astards and things like the Derby FA Cup night under Mullen are my most special moments because of what happened but I have never looked forward to a game so much as the game i highlighted


Apologies DA, misread the question.

It would have to be the first time we played Rovers.

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Re: Thinking about happier times!!

Postby elwaclaret » Thu Dec 27, 2018 12:11 pm

Sherpa Van Trophy final has to be one of the best. Within weeks (or even days) of the Orient game we traveled down for the League Centenary game, I told a friend that while it was awesome it would be better next year watching Burnley at the Twin Towers. I had forgotten only for him to remind me of the conversation of 12 months previously.

There have been nearly as many high points since as there had been lows in the years running up to Orient. It would be heartbreaking to go down with a whimper after defying the world of football so long. I hate my club being seen as relegation fodder whatever the league.

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Re: Thinking about happier times!!

Postby TheFamilyCat » Thu Dec 27, 2018 12:32 pm

Bastards in 2000, Watford in the FA Cup QF, Man Utd in 2009.

Two out of three major anticlimaxes.

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Re: Thinking about happier times!!

Postby Devils_Advocate » Thu Dec 27, 2018 12:42 pm

TsarBomba wrote:Apologies DA, misread the question.

It would have to be the first time we played Rovers.

What the 7-1 drubbing back in 1888 :D
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Re: Thinking about happier times!!

Postby cricketfieldclarets » Thu Dec 27, 2018 8:56 pm

Probably man utd 2009. And it didnt disappoint.

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Re: Thinking about happier times!!

Postby FactualFrank » Thu Dec 27, 2018 9:00 pm

Reading in the playoffs... Thompson takes a swinnnnnnnnnnnnnng

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Re: Thinking about happier times!!

Postby cricketfieldclarets » Thu Dec 27, 2018 9:02 pm

TheFamilyCat wrote:Bastards in 2000, Watford in the FA Cup QF, Man Utd in 2009.

Two out of three major anticlimaxes.

Similarly i had great expectations and even greater disappointment or anti climax after many games.

Watford fa cup quarter. Just sheer anger at that one.
Wigan ian wright game.
Bastards away 2001.
Wrexham at home 1992.
Stoke away 2009.
1997 Waddle vs Gillingham. I was a ball boy. I didnt even get a touch. I quit after one game.
Various preston away games especially under stan and cotterill.


Biggest has to be Bolton away 2010 though.

Sorry DA kind of dampening this!

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Re: Thinking about happier times!!

Postby Vino blanco » Thu Dec 27, 2018 9:38 pm

Man City at Maine Road, 1960. About 4 hours to get there and 6 hours to get back.

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Re: Thinking about happier times!!

Postby tim_noone » Thu Dec 27, 2018 10:03 pm

Vino blanco wrote:Man City at Maine Road, 1960. About 4 hours to get there and 6 hours to get back.

You should have taken the m60 instead of walking....... :o
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Re: Thinking about happier times!!

Postby Aclaret » Thu Dec 27, 2018 10:08 pm

Aberdeen away
Aberdeen home
My 1st and perhaps last taste of European football
( Couldn't make Isrtanbul & Athens )
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Re: Thinking about happier times!!

Postby Bin Ont Turf » Thu Dec 27, 2018 10:08 pm

You don't have to go too far back for happier times.

2017 was brilliant.

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Re: Thinking about happier times!!

Postby Hibsclaret » Thu Dec 27, 2018 11:30 pm

Istanbul

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Re: Thinking about happier times!!

Postby tim_noone » Thu Dec 27, 2018 11:44 pm

This applies to Sunderland not us....

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Re: Thinking about happier times!!

Postby cricketfieldclarets » Fri Dec 28, 2018 2:24 am

Aclaret wrote:Aberdeen away
Aberdeen home
My 1st and perhaps last taste of European football
( Couldn't make Isrtanbul & Athens )

Yes agree. The sense of anticipation and whole atmosphere at aberdeen was something i wll never forget.
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Re: Thinking about happier times!!

Postby Vegas Claret » Fri Dec 28, 2018 3:11 am

York away

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Re: Thinking about happier times!!

Postby Buxtonclaret » Fri Dec 28, 2018 5:25 am

First match, 4-4 draw, Stoke away, '63. Remember little of the actual game. But the atmosphere hooked me.
Playing Leeds off the pitch 4-1 at Bellend Rd, '74. Saddness at Frank's injury though.
Stuffing Spurs away same score in the cup.
Sherpa Van final. Result didn't matter. After what had gone on, we knew we were on the long way back.
Derby away in the cup were we told the football world what we already knew. Burnley were back.
Beating the Jockey boys at Bollywood after not doing it for a while. (The double over them 78/79 was good too) 8-)
Last season. European qualification.

Those are just a few.

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Re: Thinking about happier times!!

Postby Flat Stanley » Fri Dec 28, 2018 9:28 am

Carlisle away where we could have won the 4th division title. We broke down on the way and didn’t make the game. We didn’t win the title. Then the York away game which we did manage to get to. Fantastic evening in terms of build up.


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