Half Time

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Half Time

Postby IanMcL » Mon Mar 04, 2019 2:36 pm

When I was a lad, at half time, four things happened at half time.

1. A band played.
2. The half time draw was displayed on a blackboard on a pole and carried around the ground as confirmation.
3. Half time scores were displayed by hanging number tiles, one at a time, on hooks, to show the score. Match A 3-0. Match B 0-0 etc.
You needed a programme to know what Match A was.
4. The fans all swapped ends.

All the fun has gone! :o
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Re: Half Time

Postby claptrappers_union » Mon Mar 04, 2019 2:38 pm

Thats your idea of fun?
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Re: Half Time

Postby Lord Beamish » Mon Mar 04, 2019 2:40 pm

I mis the Pie ad Chips game. Even if the pie did look like an enormous pile ring.
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Re: Half Time

Postby Suratclaret » Mon Mar 04, 2019 2:43 pm

IanMcL wrote:When I was a lad, at half time, four things happened at half time.

1. A band played.
2. The half time draw was displayed on a blackboard on a pole and carried around the ground as confirmation.
3. Half time scores were displayed by hanging number tiles, one at a time, on hooks, to show the score. Match A 3-0. Match B 0-0 etc.
You needed a programme to know what Match A was.
4. The fans all swapped ends.

All the fun has gone! :o

I can remember a blanket being carried round when the band was playing and coins thrown by the crowd were supposed to be "caught" in the blanket. Coins landed all over the place and after full time there was a real scrum by the wall trying to pick up the coins.
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Re: Half Time

Postby Bfc » Tue Mar 05, 2019 7:44 am

St Johns ambulance staff sat around the edge of the pitch, with their stretchers nearby, ready for giving first aid. If their help was needed in the crowd, people around the incident would wave hankies above their heads to alert them and it worked.
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Re: Half Time

Postby Suratclaret » Tue Mar 05, 2019 8:43 am

Bfc wrote:St Johns ambulance staff sat around the edge of the pitch, with their stretchers nearby, ready for giving first aid. If their help was needed in the crowd, people around the incident would wave hankies above their heads to alert them and it worked.

Remember that also as they once treated me when a coin thrown managed to give me a nasty cut on my head!

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Re: Half Time

Postby Foulthrow » Tue Mar 05, 2019 8:49 am

I remember when half time was only ten minutes and none of this fifteen minutes malarkey. Get on with it!

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Re: Half Time

Postby ElectroClaret » Tue Mar 05, 2019 8:58 am

#chico.
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Re: Half Time

Postby Bosscat » Tue Mar 05, 2019 9:03 am

ElectroClaret wrote:#chico.

Noooooooooooooo :lol: 8-)

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Re: Half Time

Postby Hroogar » Tue Mar 05, 2019 9:51 am

Bfc wrote:St Johns ambulance staff sat around the edge of the pitch, with their stretchers nearby, ready for giving first aid. If their help was needed in the crowd, people around the incident would wave hankies above their heads to alert them and it worked.


I was one of those St John Ambulance people ..... many a time struggling through the crowd to get to the person in trouble, or, if a really big crowd asking them to pass the affected supporter down to the touchline by passing them over their heads!
Worst case for me, shot at the Cricket Field end went wide and hit a chap face centre splitting his glasses and damaging his eye, looked pretty bad, glad when the ambulance rushed him off to hospital. Often wondered how he got on. :?:

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Re: Half Time

Postby dougcollins » Tue Mar 05, 2019 12:38 pm

Lord Beamish wrote:I mis the Pie ad Chips game. Even if the pie did look like an enormous pile ring.


They called it 'Pie & Chips' despite the 'balls' being giant peas..

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Re: Half Time

Postby claptrappers_union » Tue Mar 05, 2019 12:53 pm

dougcollins wrote:They called it 'Pie & Chips' despite the 'balls' being giant peas..


Chip... you had to 'chip' the ball (pea) into the hole...

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Re: Half Time

Postby Tuddybfc » Wed Sep 04, 2019 9:00 pm

Can anyone remember the name of the infamous pie and chips music? Many thanks

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Re: Half Time

Postby whentheballmoves » Wed Sep 04, 2019 11:03 pm

Coffee in the pot by supergrass.
Sheffield Clarets won pie and chips competition one year, was about £1000, i seem to recall...

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Re: Half Time

Postby Wile E Coyote » Wed Sep 04, 2019 11:03 pm

you would think the club could do something a bit more interesting at half time, 15 minutes is quite a while .

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Re: Half Time

Postby tim_noone » Wed Sep 04, 2019 11:10 pm

1974/75 The fighting on the Longside eventually stopped after more than 45 minutes plus Burnley v Spurs.
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Re: Half Time

Postby FCBurnley » Wed Sep 04, 2019 11:34 pm

Remember as a kid being passed down the crowd from back to front ( Freddie Mercury style) When you got to the front you got lifted over the wall and sat with your back to the wall. After the game your Dad came to collect you. Imagine that in todays world !!! I guess I was like 5.

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Re: Half Time

Postby dsr » Thu Sep 05, 2019 12:33 am

FCBurnley wrote:Remember as a kid being passed down the crowd from back to front ( Freddie Mercury style) When you got to the front you got lifted over the wall and sat with your back to the wall. After the game your Dad came to collect you. Imagine that in todays world !!! I guess I was like 5.

When my mother started going on (1947 - she was 14) the norm was for father to say "let the child through" and people would squeeze apart to let the children get to the front. Though father got some dirty looks when (being five foot nothing) he used to squeeze through after her to get to the front of the crowd.

This was in the enclosure in at the Cricket Field End, I believe. The Long side would have been a step too far, even for the most liberated of female teenager.

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Re: Half Time

Postby The Enclosure » Thu Sep 05, 2019 6:51 am

[/quote]This was in the enclosure in at the Cricket Field End, I believe. The Long side would have been a step too far, even for the most liberated of female teenager.[/quote]

From memory there were two enclosures.one in front of the Bob Lord stand and one that ran the full length of the longside.Turnstiles were provided to gain access to the enclosures and seem to remember it was an extra shilling (5p) to go in...its a long time ago and am sure someone will correct me.

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Re: Half Time

Postby davemoff » Thu Sep 05, 2019 8:03 am

Be careful what you ask for Wile e Coyote-they might bring the dog parade back!

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Re: Half Time

Postby Steve1956 » Thu Sep 05, 2019 9:55 am

Some of the games were that bad in the 80s I used to go home at half time ;)
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Re: Half Time

Postby PaintYorkClaretnBlue » Thu Sep 05, 2019 10:06 am

Hroogar wrote:I was one of those St John Ambulance people ..... many a time struggling through the crowd to get to the person in trouble, or, if a really big crowd asking them to pass the affected supporter down to the touchline by passing them over their heads!
Worst case for me, shot at the Cricket Field end went wide and hit a chap face centre splitting his glasses and damaging his eye, looked pretty bad, glad when the ambulance rushed him off to hospital. Often wondered how he got on. :?:


I lost my sight in that eye. Apparently, if the first responder there had acted quicker they could have saved it so thanks for that!!
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Re: Half Time

Postby Garnerssoap » Thu Sep 05, 2019 10:48 pm

A bloke called Tommy did some press ups

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Re: Half Time

Postby tim_noone » Thu Sep 05, 2019 10:59 pm

Garnerssoap wrote:A bloke called Tommy did some press ups

Tommy gildert fit as a butchers Dog...yet died relatively young as I remember.

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Re: Half Time

Postby cricketfieldclarets » Thu Sep 05, 2019 11:18 pm

tim_noone wrote:Tommy gildert fit as a butchers Dog...yet died relatively young as I remember.

13 years ago :shock:

Cant believe its that long.

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Re: Half Time

Postby ClaretTony » Thu Sep 05, 2019 11:24 pm

tim_noone wrote:Tommy gildert fit as a butchers Dog...yet died relatively young as I remember.


Early 60s and died from cancer. He raised a hell of a lot of money for charities over a lot of years with his press ups.
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Re: Half Time

Postby tim_noone » Thu Sep 05, 2019 11:31 pm

cricketfieldclarets wrote:13 years ago :shock:

Cant believe its that long.

Thought it was longer tbh....

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Re: Half Time

Postby ChrisG » Fri Sep 06, 2019 10:20 am

tim_noone wrote:Thought it was longer tbh....


4th July 2006. I remember it like it was yesterday. Sadly missed, but very proud of all he did for charity.

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Re: Half Time

Postby AlargeClaret » Fri Sep 06, 2019 10:30 am

The “ p1ss anywhere you want” bogs behind the beehole. Remember stood at burger van and guy just got his cock out and started ******* . I think they used to open the doors about 15mins before full time and kids would run up the rear terracing ( I think it was rear terraced anyway)?

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Re: Half Time

Postby Down_Rover » Fri Sep 06, 2019 12:02 pm

IanMcL wrote:When I was a lad, at half time, four things happened at half time.

1. A band played.
2. The half time draw was displayed on a blackboard on a pole and carried around the ground as confirmation.
3. Half time scores were displayed by hanging number tiles, one at a time, on hooks, to show the score. Match A 3-0. Match B 0-0 etc.
You needed a programme to know what Match A was.
4. The fans all swapped ends.

All the fun has gone! :o


A petition to get Madge to entertain us at half time?
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Re: Half Time

Postby Spike » Fri Sep 06, 2019 1:27 pm

a pint of Brew X in a dodgy pint class no matter how cold it was ! The Bee hole Toilet cascade.A laugh because rovers were getting beat.


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