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Ten years ago today

Post by ClaretTony » Sun May 12, 2019 12:01 am

I went to Reading for the second leg of the play-off semi-final.

I still, in so many ways, remember this game more and enjoyed it more than the final.
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Re: Ten years ago today

Post by Cheshireclaret » Sun May 12, 2019 12:07 am

ClaretTony wrote:I went to Reading for the second leg of the play-off semi-final.

I still, in so many ways, remember this game more and enjoyed it more than the final.
Agreed with that latter sentiment CT. My favourite ever away night in all honesty and I definitely preferred it to Wembley. It was amazing being part of that away end that night. It was my turn to be sober chauffeur that day / night and we got back about 3.30am but I just couldn't sleep - so was in the office for 6.30am!!!! I was absolutely buzzing.

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Post by ClaretTony » Sun May 12, 2019 12:10 am

Cheshireclaret wrote:Agreed with that latter sentiment CT. My favourite ever away night in all honesty and I definitely preferred it to Wembley. It was amazing being part of that away end that night. It was my turn to be sober chauffeur that day / night and we got back about 3.30am but I just couldn't sleep - so was in the office for 6.30am!!!! I was absolutely buzzing.
My mate Alan drove that night and he was in Scotland the following day. Long after the game had finished, the Burnley fans were singing: "We're not going home, we're not going home .....," to which he replied: "Oh yes we are, I've a ******* meeting in Glasgow and 9 o'clock."

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Post by Cheshireclaret » Sun May 12, 2019 12:15 am

ClaretTony wrote:My mate Alan drove that night and he was in Scotland the following day. Long after the game had finished, the Burnley fans were singing: "We're not going home, we're not going home .....," to which he replied: "Oh yes we are, I've a ******* meeting in Glasgow and 9 o'clock."
Brilliant :lol: I remember us chanting at Blackwell about how he was a poorer version of Colin, as he sat in the commentary box, conveniently situated above the away end. Sitting duck, springs to mind.................

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Post by ClaretTony » Sun May 12, 2019 12:21 am

Cheshireclaret wrote:Brilliant :lol: I remember us chanting at Blackwell about how he was a poorer version of Colin, as he sat in the commentary box, conveniently situated above the away end. Sitting duck, springs to mind.................
The box was just to my right. Who was it that was in with him? There was another manager. But it was Blackwell getting all the stick.

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Post by Cheshireclaret » Sun May 12, 2019 12:41 am

Oooo, good question. I really can't think. Must have been someone like Pardew I suspect i.e. someone with Reading links?

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Post by cricketfieldclarets » Sun May 12, 2019 1:31 am

What was even better than any game that season was after we beat bristol city 4-0 at the turf. Thats when we KNEW promotion was happening. Went in town that night. And was in a bar by Walkabout. And saw the street slowly filling. Wondered what the hell was happening. It was purely spontaneous. But more and more fans started filling the street. Climbing lamposts. Singing we are going up. Everyone cluld feel it. And we had just scraped into the play offs! Was totally surreal. Will never experience that again.

Just before social media and video phones really took off. So theres very little footage about. But this is one clip of it.

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Post by ElectroClaret » Sun May 12, 2019 5:08 am

I remember thinking, why's Pato shooting from there? :D

Oh my word (or similar) it's gone in! :o :shock: :lol: :lol: :lol:
One of the all time great Clarets goals.

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Re: Ten years ago today

Post by Rick_Muller » Sun May 12, 2019 7:55 am

It was a fantastic evening. I travelled down with Accy Clarets and my old mate ALP - I remember getting my shirt off and waving it above my head after we scored the second - what an atmosphere that was.

I followed the path of Pato’s Shot as I was right in line with it - it was only the last 5 yards that it turned in the air and went in

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Post by mdd2 » Sun May 12, 2019 7:59 am

As is my way I was bricking it at home not wanting to know anything about the game until it was over and then in those days I would look at the final score on Ceefax. However I had a phone call from my son to tell me we were 2-0 up-just couldn't believe it-and then was on cloud 9 untilJanuary 2010 when OC walked out on us

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Post by wilks_bfc » Sun May 12, 2019 8:22 am

Dad had gone away on holiday the day after the first leg, but had already left his ticket money for the final should we get there.

I was unable to go to the game but had a few round at my house to watch it.

There was only 4 of us in the living room but Mrs W said the house shook as we celebrated both the goals then the final whistle - which also involved dad as he’d rung me as it approached whilst watching in a bar.

The next step was working out who was going to get the tickets for us all :lol:

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Post by 4:20 » Sun May 12, 2019 8:32 am

I was sat on the balcony outside my dorm in the working hostel I was living at in Australia, absolutely hammered with a couple of equally hammered Irish lads who'd decided to stay up and listen to the match with me over an internet radio stream. It was the dead of night and all the hostel was asleep, most of them having to get up a few hours later for another day toiling in some vegetable field. I managed to cover the screams that were coming out of my mouth for Patos goal, but when Thompson took a swing, I went absolutely mental. I couldn't help it, I sounded like 2 cats in a fight, the Irish lads were jumping up and down with me, what a moment. Anyway, full time and I went to bed for a couple of hours and got on the bus for work bleary eyed and absolutely buzzing.
"I hear that Burnley won" said one of my German mates
"Yeah! Unbelievable! I'm over the moon it's incredible, did you listen to it too?!"
"We all heard you cheering, you woke the entire hostel up ha ha"
"Oh effing hell I'm sorry", I turned to the Japanese and Korean lot "sorry, sorry, I couldn't help it"...
"No problem Dan, it was only that one time when it sounded like someone was being murdered on the balcony"..

I apologised to every single person in the hostel that evening after work, so many different nationalities, people who couldn't have given a stuff about football and Burnley cept' for my persistent obsession over the weeks previous and nobody was ****** off.
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Post by Working_Class_Zero » Sun May 12, 2019 10:05 am

ClaretTony wrote:The box was just to my right. Who was it that was in with him? There was another manager. But it was Blackwell getting all the stick.
Was Aidy Boothroyd.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ead5iycJ2bY

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Post by wooooosh » Sun May 12, 2019 10:58 am

I was behind enemy lines (and also directly behind the line of Patto's goal). Very difficult to control myself when both goals went in. The Claret support was incredible that night. I was so proud of the club. Couldn't resist singing '"You'll always be a Claret" along with the away end when super Glen did a farewell lap of honour with the Reading team afterwards.

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Re: Ten years ago today

Post by Steve-Harpers-perm » Sun May 12, 2019 11:07 am

Watched it in the Red Lion in Withington, Manchester-with around another 100 clarets. Pub landlord ‘where the f@ck have you lot come from!’. Superb night!

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Post by Rowls » Sun May 12, 2019 11:57 am

There is something so magical about Pato's shot that it must have aligned with everyone in the ground so that we were all "in line" with it.

I was in line with it too.

Can remember shouting "Don't shoot! Pass it to Blake! Don't shoot! Don't...."

What an atmosphere and what an amazing night to be a Claret.

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Post by edison » Sun May 12, 2019 12:37 pm

ClaretTony wrote:I went to Reading for the second leg of the play-off semi-final.

I still, in so many ways, remember this game more and enjoyed it more than the final.
Still my favourite `I was there' away experience, although there first 50 mins my nerves were shredded.

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Post by mikeS » Sun May 12, 2019 12:46 pm

It was a cracking night remember getting back to burnley about 3:00am and kipped on the settee as I was off the work at 6:00. That performance and our previous semi away to Plymouth with SHF equally memorable.

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Re: Ten years ago today

Post by Rowls » Sun May 12, 2019 12:49 pm

edison wrote:Still my favourite `I was there' away experience, although there first 50 mins my nerves were shredded.
They actually battered us first half and were -truth be told- a much better side.

Then we stuffed 'em with two pieces of magic!

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Re: Ten years ago today

Post by edison » Sun May 12, 2019 12:57 pm

I just kept thinking to myself, even at 2-0 up on the night, `away goals don't count' and refused to join in any `going to Wembley' songs until it was almost over

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Post by ClaretTony » Sun May 12, 2019 1:07 pm

edison wrote:Still my favourite `I was there' away experience, although there first 50 mins my nerves were shredded.
Don’t I know it :D

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Post by edison » Sun May 12, 2019 1:09 pm

ClaretTony wrote:Don’t I know it :D
Think that was the first away match both me and MDWat attended together, which obviously was better than the result itself

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Post by ClaretTony » Sun May 12, 2019 1:11 pm

edison wrote:Think that was the first away match both me and MDWat attended together, which obviously was better than the result itself
Ha ha

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Post by Stalbansclaret » Sun May 12, 2019 1:25 pm

I'm another one who was , most definitely, bang in line with Pato's screamer. I was about 7 or 8 rows up from the front just to one side of the goalpost it curled inside and I can't ever remember celebrating a goal more...unless it was Thommo's a short while afterwards. There was total euphoria in the air that night and probably my favourite away game, or even favourite game home or away, ever attended as a Claret. A magical night.
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Post by Rowls » Sun May 12, 2019 1:33 pm

Stalbansclaret wrote:I'm another one who was , most definitely, bang in line with Pato's screamer.
I have a theory that the shot actually bent spacetime (or something) so that we were all simultaneously "bang in line" with it as the ball flew into the back of the net from infinitely finite angles. This is probably because he shot with his left foot (which he normally only used for standing) and consequently broke the spacetime continuum.

Somewhere, in an infinite number of parallel universes, Pato's shot is *still* flying into the back of that net.

Like I say, it's only a theory, but I'm yet to hear any better explanations.

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Post by aggi » Sun May 12, 2019 1:54 pm

When you watch the crowd for Pato's goal you can see people celebrate in a wave as it's going in. It starts with those behind the goal and spreads outwards as people realise it's curling in.

(I wasn't in line with it, clearly I was sat by myself.)

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Post by Sarum » Sun May 12, 2019 1:58 pm

My sight line was from very low down and just to the right of the gk's right hand post. As it left Pato's boot it seemed to be whistling straight for my head. And then it changed course very fractionally. Time stood still. Then absolute bedlam. Wow, what a strike! What a goal!

Certainly the best second half and post match-celebration that I've experienced. Pato's goal is probably my joint favourite ever.
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Post by Ilkley claret » Sun May 12, 2019 1:59 pm

I was right behind Pato's shot and thought it wa going wide!
Reading was a great night but Plymouth away was better as we were massive under dogs and were expected to get thrashed. Well worth the very long drive home afterwards!

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Post by ALP » Sun May 12, 2019 2:03 pm

That was one of, if not the very best away days ever; I wasn't going at first and then an opportunity came up with my good friend Rick_Muller who's Father couldn't make it. We had Weatherpoons stop on the way with Accy Clarets, had a few beers and a curry, then that match was awesome. I like others saw from the moment that Pato hit that ball that it was on it's way in, it seemed to be slow motion.

Still no time for old horserace, but he gave us some magic that night and also at Chelski, so thanks for them Coyle, both of which I'll never forget.

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Post by martin_p » Sun May 12, 2019 2:40 pm

A lot of my memories of goals have been clouded by repeated viewing on tv, the tv version taking over the real memory in my mind. But I remember that Pato goal like it was yesterday. I was in line, but near the back of the stand. First was the disappointment of Pato shooting when other options looked better, then the thought that it had a chance quickly followed by the realisation that it was going in. Pandemonium then ensued.

Best away day ever for me.

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