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What was the best non Burnley game you ever attended ?

Posted: Sun Feb 24, 2019 6:24 pm
by FCBurnley
Blackburn v Workington 27 Oct 1964 LC2 1-5 Div 1 v Div 3

What a good night !

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Posted: Sun Feb 24, 2019 6:38 pm
by Silkyskills1
Christmas Day 1965 at Bloomfield Rd. The last ever fixture played on this date in this country. Blackpool 4 v Blackburn 2. Attendance of around 20,000.
Also saw a great FA cup replay at Gigg Lane where Bury beat Rochdale 3-2 on a very wet night. They played us in the next round and knocked us out 1-0

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Posted: Sun Feb 24, 2019 6:53 pm
by Dark Cloud
I went to Maine Rd to watch non league Altrincham play Spurs in an FA cup replay back in the late 70's. Absolutely loads there and Alty did play well, but lost!
I also once went to Ewood with a Rovers supporting mate in the mid 70's and saw a top of the table (Div 3!) clash against Plymouth. Plymouth brought absolutely loads of fans and lead 2-0 early on, but ended up losing 5-2.

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Posted: Sun Feb 24, 2019 6:58 pm
by Claret
1978. Liverpool beat Spurs 7-0.
Also a Man Utd v Arsenal game in the late 70s. Stood at the back of the Stretford End: tremendous atmosphere.

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Posted: Sun Feb 24, 2019 7:00 pm
by Colburn_Claret
Don't remember the exact date but I would guess about 68/69, I could check but I'm too lazy today.

Bloomfield Rd on a school trip from Richmond.

Blackpool v Chelsea, Blackpool were struggling at the bottom of the league.

Blackpool led 3-0 at half time, Harry Thompson who was in goal for Blackpool left the pitch punching the air in delight.

Second half Peter Osgood murdered them, Finished 3-4. A great game for a neutral.

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Posted: Sun Feb 24, 2019 7:10 pm
by Silkyskills1
Dark Cloud wrote:I went to Maine Rd to watch non league Altrincham play Spurs in an FA cup replay back in the late 70's. Absolutely loads there and Alty did play well, but lost!
I also once went to Ewood with a Rovers supporting mate in the mid 70's and saw a top of the table (Div 3!) clash against Plymouth. Plymouth brought absolutely loads of fans and lead 2-0 early on, but ended up losing 5-2.


I went to that game, too. A mate of mine,John Davison(Bobsy') was playing for Altrincham. Made a name for himself on Merseyside a couple of years later when he was involved in an incident with Everton winger,John Connolly that resulted in a broken leg for the Everton man.

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Posted: Sun Feb 24, 2019 7:25 pm
by todclaret
Argentina 2 England 3, Geneva 12\11\2005. Monumental game of football and unbelievable atmosphere. Our newest signing featured in the England squad along with one of our former keepers in goal.

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Posted: Sun Feb 24, 2019 7:33 pm
by Devils_Advocate
Went with some mates to Villa when Bradford beat them to get to the League Cup final. Went with same lads to Chelsea when Bradford came from behind to beat them 4-2. Two great games but the Villa away game was something else and reminded me of our Derby and York games in '92

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Posted: Sun Feb 24, 2019 7:35 pm
by scouseclaret
One afternoon in the early 90s our game away at Blackpool got called off. Disappointed and stuck for something to do, I decided to go to Everton v Sunderland with my blue-nose mate. Nothing particularly memorable about that game, other than an announcement coming over the tannoy to say the ticket stubs for the game would be a voucher for the cup match against Liverpool should it go to a replay. It duly did and I seized the opportunity to go to my first Merseyside derby.

It was the famous 4-4 draw. What a night that was for the dispassionate observer!

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Posted: Sun Feb 24, 2019 7:38 pm
by Tricky Trevor
Holland 3 v England 1. Euro88 in Dusseldorf.
I've never seen a game to come close.
Unbelievable skill and commitment from both sides but a Van Basten hat trick settled it.
As a bonus Trevor played.

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Posted: Sun Feb 24, 2019 7:50 pm
by Buxtonclaret
Old Trafford, 1972
Saw Stoke play West Ham in the League Cup semi-final, second replay.
Bobby Moore ended up playing in goal for 20 minutes. Saved a pen, but the rebound was scored.
Exciting match on a January mud heap of a pitch.
Some great names played that night.

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Posted: Sun Feb 24, 2019 7:57 pm
by Rick_Muller
Swindon 4 Leicester 3 in the playoff final.

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Posted: Sun Feb 24, 2019 8:04 pm
by Silkyskills1
Rick_Muller wrote:Swindon 4 Leicester 3 in the playoff final.


Remember watching that on TV. Swindon 3 up, Leicester pulled back level only for Swindon to grab the winner. Glen Hoddle,player manager for Swindon.Thompson scored one of Leicester's goals. Signed for us a few years later.

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Posted: Sun Feb 24, 2019 8:19 pm
by jdrobbo
See link...

Liverpool were trailing 2-0 after the first leg. It was the first game of professional football I ever went to, followed shortly after by Burnley 1 - 1 Blackpool in early ‘92.

https://youtu.be/rMJK7uHvqYs

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Posted: Sun Feb 24, 2019 8:34 pm
by box_of_frogs
Everton 5 - Man Utd 0 in the early 80s

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Posted: Sun Feb 24, 2019 8:38 pm
by dpinsussex
box_of_frogs wrote:Everton 5 - Man Utd 0 in the early 80s

I was at that game. My first ever game. My uncle was the club doctor at Everton and got us free tickets.
27 Oct 1984.

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Posted: Sun Feb 24, 2019 8:41 pm
by Bosscat
1st Leg 1997 Eufa Cup final at the Gelsenkirchen Parkstadion ... Shalke 04 won 1-0 .....

We had taken my Step Sons German mate Stefan and his Girlfriend to watch Burnley v Hull and he invited us over and took me to a game... didn't realise until we were on our way it was a bloody Eufa cup final OK only 1st leg but .........

Fantastic atmosphere and let me tell you the German fans know how to party at a match like that.

Stefan got to go to Italy and to Inter for the 2nd leg, and see them beat Inter 4-1 on Pens after the 2nd leg....

Great memory

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Posted: Sun Feb 24, 2019 8:45 pm
by tim_noone
The Best one was watching Coventry city get promotion at Ewood 67/68 only went for the mischief...we followed thousands of Coventry fans switched ends at half time I think it was 1..1...then went to the fairground. most prestigious was watching spurs v Inter Milan in the champions league with the away fans.in November.And how could I forget osnabruck in Germany went twice once under the lights,my daughter was stationed there.truly great atmosphere.they were the very Best!! :D

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Posted: Sun Feb 24, 2019 8:56 pm
by winsomeyen
The best non Burnley game I watched on tv was the european cup final between Real Madrid and Frankfurt at Hampdon Park.

Real won 7 -3 and all ten goals were scored by three players.

Can anyone name them?

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Posted: Sun Feb 24, 2019 9:00 pm
by tiger76
Can't match those but my offerings are.

Celtic vs Dundee 2001 Martin O Neill's first season in charge of the hoops,and the atmosphere was electric as they were on the verge of winning the title,they clinched this in their next game,we were also fortunate enough to enjoy corporate entertainment thanks to a family friend who offered us tickets when they couldn't attend,the game by and large was forgettable but when Celtic scored the winner in the last ten minutes the stadium erupted.

My other experience shows the other side of Scottish football.

Partick Thistle-Caley Thistle Scottish Cup 4th round replay,it went all the way to extra time and penalties,Patrick triumphing 4-2 on spot-kicks the game didn't finish until nearly 11 pm,and it was baltic around -10,at the time this was a big shock as Patrick were playing 2 divisions below then Premiership Inverness.

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Posted: Sun Feb 24, 2019 9:04 pm
by Silkyskills1
Di Stefano and Puskas for Real Madrid. Just can't recall the Eintracht scorer. I do remember they had a player called Stinka, which for an 8 yr old boy at the time, made me giggle. Eintracht had beaten Rangers 12-4 on aggregate in the semi final (6-1 and 6-3 in Glasgow). Over 130,000 at Hampden Park saw it.

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Posted: Sun Feb 24, 2019 9:05 pm
by Bosscat
tim_noone wrote:The Best one was watching Coventry city get promotion at Ewood 67/68 only went for the mischief...we followed thousands of Coventry fans switched ends at half time I think it was 1..1...then went to the fairground. most prestigious was watching spurs v Inter Milan in the champions league with the away fans.in November.And how could I forget osnabruck in Germany went twice once under the lights,my daughter was stationed there.truly great atmosphere.they were the very Best!! :D

I've got an Osnabruck pennant in my office at home alongside the Shalke 04 one Tim .. great little ground...

Step Sons 1st Mrs an Osnabruck lass ... Scottish Dad & Polish Mother lol .... (no wonder it didn't last :lol: ) Paul and Tanja lived in Unna Massen , he was in the Army and based out there.....

He is now Married into a Boro supporting family up in Guisborough ... he seems happy enough though ;)

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Posted: Sun Feb 24, 2019 9:13 pm
by Beagleheart
The first of the classic Liverpool 4-3 Newcastle games. 'You'll Never Walk Alone' at the end was pretty spinetingling.

I also saw a Chinese Super League game last year, Beijing Guoan against Beijing Renhe. Not a great game but a fantastic atmosphere and the first time I ever encountered VAR. It made more sense in China than the one we had against Barnsley.

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Posted: Sun Feb 24, 2019 9:17 pm
by Bfc
4 of us were also at the Altrincham v Spurs game at Maine Rd. I drove and parked the car, without checking the name of the street I'd parked on. We left 10 mins before the end to avoid being stuck in traffic. Walking from the ground I realised I didn't remember the street we parked on and the others didn't. But we avoided the traffic, because it took 45 minutes to find my car.
My favourite game,was the 1966 World Cup game I saw at Goodison, Korea v Portugal, after leading I think 3-0, they got beat 5-3. Seeing Eusebio play in the flesh (fantastic)

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Posted: Sun Feb 24, 2019 9:19 pm
by tim_noone
Bosscat wrote:I've got an Osnabruck pennant in my office at home alongside the Shalke 04 one Tim .. great little ground...

Step Sons 1st Mrs an Osnabruck lass ... Scottish Dad & Polish Mother lol .... (no wonder it didn't last :lol: ) Paul and Tanja lived in Unna Massen , he was in the Army and based out there.....

He is now Married into a Boro supporting family up in Guisborough ... he seems happy enough though ;)

My daughter lived at Bielefeld ...not one for Zoos but there's was a great place to visit.and the train from Amsterdam to osnabruck a great journey...loved it!

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Posted: Sun Feb 24, 2019 9:19 pm
by JarrowClaret
I have 2:
Uefa Cup Final Alaves vs Liverpool the sheer entertainment with it finishing 5-4 to Liverpool.

Germany 1 England 5 marred a little by the atmosphere after the game caused by idiotic England fans but what a game.

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Posted: Sun Feb 24, 2019 9:21 pm
by Ptangyangkipperbang
England v Holland euro 96 won 4_1 probably the best atmosphere at a game I've ever attended followed by a few drinks and a curry in Uxbridge

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Posted: Sun Feb 24, 2019 9:22 pm
by MDWat
Wrexham 2-4 Lincoln
Bradford (Park Avenue) 4-4 Curzon Ashton
Bradford (Park Avenue) 7-0 Gretna

3 standouts

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Posted: Sun Feb 24, 2019 9:22 pm
by wilks_bfc
My mate is a Sunderland fan and have been to a few of their games and saw them V Newcastle in 2012

We had a “Double Derby” weekend with him coming into our game against Blackpool the day before (won 1-0 with Austin goal)

Newcastle took the lead in first 5mins and had Tiote sent off after about 20mins.

We were sat below the away fans and all you could feel was the hate from above.

Sunderland chucked everything at them but couldn’t find that equaliser, until Ba deflected a shot past his own keeper on 86min

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Posted: Sun Feb 24, 2019 9:23 pm
by box_of_frogs
dpinsussex wrote:I was at that game. My first ever game. My uncle was the club doctor at Everton and got us free tickets.
27 Oct 1984.

One of my first too, though I think I had been on the Turf before that.

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Posted: Sun Feb 24, 2019 9:23 pm
by JarrowClaret
Edit: somehow managed to post it twice dangers of using a phone on here I guess.

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Posted: Sun Feb 24, 2019 9:29 pm
by Clarets4me
28th April 1973 ..... Meadow Lane, Nottingham, and I was 9 years old ...

My Dad, a lifelong County fan took me along, last game of the season, 23,613 turned up and County clinched the 2nd promotion spot beating Tranmere Rovers 4 - 1. County's manager was an eccentric nutcase called Jimmy Sirrell, and they played some great stuff, with Don Masson, Brian Stubbs, David Needham, and Kevin Randall ( last I heard, was scouting for us ! ) in the side. Les Bradd was the Centre Forward, Roy Brown ( resplendent in a flat cap ! ) kept them out...

County lost 2-4 at home to Oldham Athletic, on 25th November 1972, and after that did not concede another home League goal in 12 games, until Tranmere made it 2-1 on that day. County won 11 and drew 1 at home in that 5 months, with the goals tally being 21-0 !

2 points for a win in those days, no play-offs and the side that missed out by finishing 3rd .... Blackburn Rovers !!

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Posted: Sun Feb 24, 2019 9:36 pm
by Silkyskills1
'eccentric nutcase called Jimmy Sirrell'

He certainly was. He came out with the classic quote to supporters who wanted entertainment something along the lines of 'well don't watch us then, you're better going to the circus'.

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Posted: Sun Feb 24, 2019 9:53 pm
by ClaretTony
Liverpool v Nottingham Forest in 1968/69, Forest (bottom of the league) won 2-0 against Liverpool (top of the league) with both goals scored by Ian Storey-Moore.

Always remember stood at the bus stop waiting to get back into Liverpool after the game and some woman was stood in the queue with a radio which was blasting out the football results which included Arsenal 2 Burnley 0. A lot of results were down to the pools panel because there had been loads postponed. When it got to the Liverpool game, you could hear LIVERPOOL 0 NOTTINGHAM FOREST 2 after which this woman shouted: "They should have played ours on the f****** pools panel."

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Posted: Sun Feb 24, 2019 10:04 pm
by Claret Toni
At Old Trafford 7th October 1967, against Arsenal. In the Stretford End. It stunk from the great unwashed.

Thoroughly entertained by Dennis Law (MUFC Scottish striker) and Ian Ure (Arsenal Scottish stopper) who, shall we say tested each other regularly, and then squared up and started exchanging blows. Amazingly the Ref. sent them both off- not a popular decision on the Stretford End.

Didn't go back.

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Posted: Sun Feb 24, 2019 11:00 pm
by dr dre
Rossendale Utd v Stafford Rangers fa cup 4th qualifying round 1971, Stafford were the best non league side in the country winning Fa trophy and northern prem that season, Rossy were winning 3-1 in the 2nd half before Stafford pulled it back t0 3-3 then Rossy scored 3 in the last 5 minutes to win 6-3. Fantastic finish to a cracking game. Some cracking characters around then Fred Eyre played for Rossy and mentioned game in his book kicked into touch one of he funniest football books ever.

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Posted: Sun Feb 24, 2019 11:28 pm
by Tricky Trevor
dr dre wrote:Rossendale Utd v Stafford Rangers fa cup 4th qualifying round 1971, Stafford were the best non league side in the country winning Fa trophy and northern prem that season, Rossy were winning 3-1 in the 2nd half before Stafford pulled it back t0 3-3 then Rossy scored 3 in the last 5 minutes to win 6-3. Fantastic finish to a cracking game. Some cracking characters around then Fred Eyre played for Rossy and mentioned game in his book kicked into touch one of he funniest football books ever.

Loved Fred Eyres book that tale about playing table tennis at City for 6d and the loser threw his tanner under the table. So the winner went and got a hammer and nail and nailed it there forever still tickles me.

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Posted: Sun Feb 24, 2019 11:32 pm
by Dazzler
This one..

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XCsZ-YapwHs

Dortmund fell short of a UEFA Cup spot by 2 points,if they had won their last game they would have qualified on goal difference.(lost at Stuttgart I think)
They weren't quite the power in those days that they have been over the past decade but in the 3 Der Klassiker games at Dortmund that I was able to attend they didn't lose.w1 d2

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Posted: Sun Feb 24, 2019 11:44 pm
by Claret
dr dre wrote:Rossendale Utd v Stafford Rangers fa cup 4th qualifying round 1971, Stafford were the best non league side in the country winning Fa trophy and northern prem that season, Rossy were winning 3-1 in the 2nd half before Stafford pulled it back t0 3-3 then Rossy scored 3 in the last 5 minutes to win 6-3. Fantastic finish to a cracking game. Some cracking characters around then Fred Eyre played for Rossy and mentioned game in his book kicked into touch one of he funniest football books ever.

I was also on that game. Fantastic game.
A couple of Rossy Utd games that I went on that are worth a mention:
FA Cup games. We were drawn at home to Bolton Wanderers and played it at Gigg Lane where we took the lead. Fantastic feeling until Bolton thugs came round our end and started trouble. It ended 4-1 to Bolton.
Another FA Cup game was Rossy v Shrewsbury when I thought we’d scored an equaliser from a corner with the last kick of the game and started leaping in the air. Everyone began drifting to the exit and I then found out the ref had blown up as the corner came in!

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Posted: Mon Feb 25, 2019 12:04 am
by FCBurnley
Some great memories so far. Keep em coming

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Posted: Mon Feb 25, 2019 12:21 am
by Tricky Trevor
Claret wrote:Another FA Cup game was Rossy v Shrewsbury when I thought we’d scored an equaliser from a corner with the last kick of the game and started leaping in the air. Everyone began drifting to the exit and I then found out the ref had blown up as the corner came in!

I was on that match with claretgimmer. A Bobby Grimshaw rocket from the edge of the box. Ref blew after Bobby had hit it. Graham Turner scored Shrewsburys winner.

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Posted: Mon Feb 25, 2019 1:19 am
by dsr
The best women's match I ever went to (and there aren't many) was the Island Games final, Faroe Islands 5 Aland 4 after extra time, in the Isle of Man in 2005. (I'm willing to bet I was the only poster from this board to be there.)

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Posted: Mon Feb 25, 2019 7:39 am
by Claret
Tricky Trevor wrote:I was on that match with claretgimmer. A Bobby Grimshaw rocket from the edge of the box. Ref blew after Bobby had hit it. Graham Turner scored Shrewsburys winner.

Strange game. We were drinking with Shrewsbury fans in the Blue Bell before the match - buying each other pints, etc - then got assaulted by them on the ground! May have been because I was a bit tipsy and fell into a Shrewsbury fan, accidentally nutting him.
What a sod that ref was.

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Posted: Mon Feb 25, 2019 7:45 am
by claretblue
Wolves away this season! :?

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Posted: Mon Feb 25, 2019 8:00 am
by claretblue
Claret Toni wrote:Amazingly the Ref. sent them both off- not a popular decision on the Stretford End.

Didn't go back.


you can't after being sent-off! ;)

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Posted: Mon Feb 25, 2019 8:14 am
by gc14
England v Turkey at the Stadium of Light, amazing night and atmosphere .. Beckham and Vassel scoring in a
2-0 win .. Went to a League Cup game with a couple of Bolton friends away at Notts County .. Notts scored 5
goals in about 7 or 8 minutes, there were folk coming on the ground to be told they are 5 nil down !! Some turned
round and left !!

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Posted: Mon Feb 25, 2019 8:17 am
by CaptJohn
1985: European Cup Winners cup Everton v Bayern Munich
It's a game firmly entrenched in Everton folklore. An absolute wonderful night at Goodison Park capped off by Trevor Steven scoring the last goal.
Most of my friends are Evertonians and I was dragged along that night to witness a superb display of attacking football, with more than a hint of thuggery, which saw Everton into the cup winners cup final which they eventually went on to win.

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Posted: Mon Feb 25, 2019 8:21 am
by evensteadiereddie
Euro 96, the semi final between England and Germany. We eventually lost, of course, on penalties but football at its finest.

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Posted: Mon Feb 25, 2019 8:24 am
by Rick_Muller
No one has mentioned England world cup final in 66 - my grandfather was present at that one, he won a works raffle to win the tickets, at least that was the story he told us all when we were little.

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Posted: Mon Feb 25, 2019 8:56 am
by Corky
December 1975, I took my mates girlfriend to watch Spurs v Liverpool. She was, and still is a Scunthorpe fan who when Keegan went to Liverpool also started to follow them but still, I must say, to this day retains a season ticket for Scunny. As I had a couple of Spurs fans we all went together and ended up on the Shelf watching the game. It was very entertaining watching a lone Liverpool girl fan jumping up and down on the Shelf as Liverpool ran out 0-4 winners. I thought at one point I was going to get a thump.