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Oldham Athletic vs Burnley

Post by reecey106 » Tue Aug 20, 2019 8:46 pm

One of my earliest memories of following the clarets was when my dad took me to watch us play Oldham at Boundary Park in the 90s.

I was very young at the time and can’t particularly remember much about the game. My most vivid memory (I think) was that a helicopter landed on pitch to airlift a player possibly. I don’t know if I’ve dreamt this or whether anyone can recall the game and give me more details of the game in particular.

Thanks in advance.

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Re: Oldham Athletic vs Burnley

Post by cricketfieldclarets » Tue Aug 20, 2019 9:17 pm

Only game i remember v oldham in 90s was THAT 3 all draw when we looked doomed after surrendering a lead.

There were lots of fans and police on pitch but no helicopter.

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Re: Oldham Athletic vs Burnley

Post by cricketfieldclarets » Tue Aug 20, 2019 9:17 pm

1998 btw.

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Post by Steve-Harpers-perm » Tue Aug 20, 2019 9:20 pm

Pretty sure we got beat at Oldham under Jimmy Mullen and had a player sent off?

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Re: Oldham Athletic vs Burnley

Post by fidelcastro » Tue Aug 20, 2019 9:25 pm

Steve-Harpers-perm wrote:Pretty sure we got beat at Oldham under Jimmy Mullen and had a player sent off?
We did. It was Marlon Beresford. First of about a dozen red cards for us that season! :(

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Post by ClaretTony » Tue Aug 20, 2019 9:30 pm

Steve-Harpers-perm wrote:Pretty sure we got beat at Oldham under Jimmy Mullen and had a player sent off?
Lost 3-0 and Beresford sent off. Second away game in 1994/95

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Re: Oldham Athletic vs Burnley

Post by burnmark » Tue Aug 20, 2019 9:33 pm

We played them early on in the 99/00 season also with Payton scoring in a one nil win I think.

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Post by burnmark » Tue Aug 20, 2019 9:33 pm

....and did we draw with them in 98/99 at Boundary Park?

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Post by box_of_frogs » Tue Aug 20, 2019 9:34 pm

burnmark wrote:We played them early on in the 99/00 season also with Payton scoring in a one nil win I think.
Got a parking ticket that day. Robbing barstewards.

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Post by Gunfury » Tue Aug 20, 2019 9:37 pm

Only ever been away to Olham twice,both ended with 3-0 defeats,the one that Beresford got sent off and previously the 82/83 season....not good memories

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Re: Oldham Athletic vs Burnley

Post by elwaclaret » Tue Aug 20, 2019 9:38 pm

Was that the time it was cold and wet and the wind blew at gale force pace so you couldn’t see the pitch for your own tears... or is that too ballpark ?

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Re: Oldham Athletic vs Burnley

Post by ClaretTony » Tue Aug 20, 2019 9:49 pm

burnmark wrote:We played them early on in the 99/00 season also with Payton scoring in a one nil win I think.
Second away game of the season and I think Payton also scored in the 1-1 draw there in the previous season during that late unbeaten run.

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Post by NL Claret » Tue Aug 20, 2019 10:11 pm

ClaretTony wrote:Second away game of the season and I think Payton also scored in the 1-1 draw there in the previous season during that late unbeaten run.
Bobbyjo won the grand national on the same day. It was even cold in April at Boundary Park.

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Post by ClaretTony » Tue Aug 20, 2019 10:12 pm

NL Claret wrote:Bobbyjo won the grand national on the same day. It was even cold in April at Boundary Park.
It’s always cold at Boundary Park :D

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Post by Quickenthetempo » Tue Aug 20, 2019 10:50 pm

NL Claret wrote:Bobbyjo won the grand national on the same day. It was even cold in April at Boundary Park.
The Grand National should be one of the later games in the season.

Usually around 7th April

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Post by Devils_Advocate » Tue Aug 20, 2019 10:58 pm

Was the 3-0 one when Sean McCarthy (i think) scored 2 or 3 and did a somersault celebration in front of the Burnley fans nearly starting a riot?

Might be completely wrong but thats a vague memory of the only time I went Oldham

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Post by NL Claret » Tue Aug 20, 2019 11:02 pm

Quickenthetempo wrote:The Grand National should be one of the later games in the season.

Usually around 7th April

The end of CT's post mentioned it was during an unbeaten run late in the season - Stan's first season not the promotion season. Missed the early season games at Oldham as I was always playing cricket, probably still cold though.

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Post by jdrobbo » Tue Aug 20, 2019 11:03 pm

Spot on. That was my first away game: we were bloody terrible.

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Post by ClaretTony » Tue Aug 20, 2019 11:04 pm

NL Claret wrote:The end of CT's post mentioned it was during an unbeaten run late in the season - Stan's first season not the promotion season. Missed the early season games at Oldham as I was always playing cricket, probably still cold though.
Yes, the 1-1 draw was in 1998/99 during the 11 game unbeaten run st the end of the season. It was the fifth of those games. The 1-0 win was early the following season.

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Post by Vegas Claret » Wed Aug 21, 2019 12:40 am

ClaretTony wrote:It’s always cold at Boundary Park :D
Positively tropical compared to Portsmouth! !!

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Post by mkmel » Wed Aug 21, 2019 1:33 am

Marlon also got sent off at Portsmouth on that freezing cold day

I don't think I have ever been so cold

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Post by Oppycat » Wed Aug 21, 2019 2:19 am

I have a very vague memory of a snowy game at Hartlepool, probably early Eighties, after which I was in hospital for two days. It was the coldest I’ve ever been

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Re: Oldham Athletic vs Burnley

Post by Quicknick » Wed Aug 21, 2019 4:21 am

The best one was in 1973-74 in the FA Cup. Burnley fans swept across the pitch and took the Chaddy End over. Closely followed by the Anglo-Scottish Cup final in very late 1978. We went two up in a minute in icy conditions.

Both games ended in 4-1 victories.
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Post by Vegas Claret » Wed Aug 21, 2019 6:13 am

mkmel wrote:Marlon also got sent off at Portsmouth on that freezing cold day

I don't think I have ever been so cold
it wasn't funny was it !

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Post by jrgbfc » Wed Aug 21, 2019 6:15 am

ClaretTony wrote:Lost 3-0 and Beresford sent off. Second away game in 1994/95
Was my first ever away game that. Can't remember much about it other than us wearing the yellow away strip and big bad John Gayle playing upfront.

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Re: Oldham Athletic vs Burnley

Post by Buxtonclaret » Wed Aug 21, 2019 7:40 am

Quicknick wrote:The best one was in 1973-74 in the FA Cup. Burnley fans swept across the pitch and took the Chaddy End over. Closely followed by the Anglo-Scottish Cup final in very late 1978. We went two up in a minute in icy conditions.

Both games ended in 4-1 victories.
That was my first visit to Boundary Park.
Seemed to remember a lot of Clarets not bothering with the turnstyles and climbing over, or creating huge holes in the fence, to get in.

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Post by ClaretTony » Wed Aug 21, 2019 8:36 am

Vegas Claret wrote:Positively tropical compared to Portsmouth! !!
Ha ha - January 1995 although it was also cold at Portsmouth, I recall, sat out in the open end in the 2000/01 season. I've had more than my fair share of cold days at Oldham though.

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Post by ClaretTony » Wed Aug 21, 2019 8:39 am

Quicknick wrote:The best one was in 1973-74 in the FA Cup. Burnley fans swept across the pitch and took the Chaddy End over. Closely followed by the Anglo-Scottish Cup final in very late 1978. We went two up in a minute in icy conditions.

Both games ended in 4-1 victories.
There were pieces in the national papers on the morning of the FA Cup tie with Oldham manager Jimmy Frizzell saying that Leighton James wouldn't get past his right back Ian Wood (who later played for us). Apparently Adamson just showed Taffy the reports. After 6 minutes we were 2-0 up through Dobson & Fletcher with both coming from James left wing crosses and we had also wrongly had a third disallowed that came in the same way.

The Anglo Scottish final should never really have been played. I think Torville & Dean would have been better equipped to play on that pitch.

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Post by Top Claret » Wed Aug 21, 2019 11:23 am

We may never play at Boundary Park again. I can see the latics going down the same path as Bury and Bolton

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Post by Dark Cloud » Wed Aug 21, 2019 11:33 am

The Anglo Scottish final should never really have been played. I think Torville & Dean would have been better equipped to play on that pitch.[/quote]

It didn't seem to bother Skippy Kindon!! Great night! :D
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Post by NickBFC » Wed Aug 21, 2019 11:43 am

mkmel wrote:Marlon also got sent off at Portsmouth on that freezing cold day

I don't think I have ever been so cold
My first ever Burnley game - was 13 at the time, and still remember it being absolutely bloody freezing that day.

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Post by ClaretTony » Wed Aug 21, 2019 12:12 pm

NickBFC wrote:My first ever Burnley game - was 13 at the time, and still remember it being absolutely bloody freezing that day.
I nearly had to leave my shoes behind that day, they’d frozen onto the terracing.
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Post by ClaretTony » Wed Aug 21, 2019 12:29 pm

Top Claret wrote:We may never play at Boundary Park again. I can see the latics going down the same path as Bury and Bolton
Every chance of them at least being relegated into non league. We could well have played there for the last time.

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Post by JohnDearyMe » Wed Aug 21, 2019 12:32 pm

jrgbfc wrote:Was my first ever away game that. Can't remember much about it other than us wearing the yellow away strip and big bad John Gayle playing upfront.
Don't think we had signed Gayle at that point.

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Post by jrgbfc » Wed Aug 21, 2019 12:51 pm

JohnDearyMe wrote:Don't think we had signed Gayle at that point.
Pretty sure we had, unless it was another 17 stone big black lad upfront :lol: He made his debut the week before at home to Stoke, unless my memory is playing tricks on me. Funny the things that stick in your mind from childhood.

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Post by JohnDearyMe » Wed Aug 21, 2019 12:57 pm

jrgbfc wrote:Pretty sure we had, unless it was another 17 stone big black lad upfront :lol: He made his debut the week before at home to Stoke, unless my memory is playing tricks on me. Funny the things that stick in your mind from childhood.
Sorry you are right. Thought he was one of panic buy strikers we seemed to sign later on in that season. I was at that match too as a kid, first of many depressing away trips that season!

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Post by ClaretTony » Wed Aug 21, 2019 1:17 pm

JohnDearyMe wrote:Sorry you are right. Thought he was one of panic buy strikers we seemed to sign later on in that season. I was at that match too as a kid, first of many depressing away trips that season!
No, he was one of the panic but strikers signed earlie in the season.
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Post by Top Claret » Wed Aug 21, 2019 1:37 pm

John Gayle was definitely a panic buy. Mullen bought him a couple of days before the away trip to York in the league Cup

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Post by ClaretTony » Wed Aug 21, 2019 1:48 pm

Top Claret wrote:John Gayle was definitely a panic buy. Mullen bought him a couple of days before the away trip to York in the league Cup
He was a shocking signing

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Post by duncandisorderly » Wed Aug 21, 2019 1:53 pm

We beat Sheffield United 4-2 on the turf that season and it was on tv (ITV I think, but well before ITV digital) and if memory serves John Gayle scored twice, once with his shoulder.

I might have made most of that up....memory is a bit hazy.

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Post by ClaretTony » Wed Aug 21, 2019 1:55 pm

duncandisorderly wrote:We beat Sheffield United 4-2 on the turf that season and it was on tv (ITV I think, but well before ITV digital) and if memory serves John Gayle scored twice, once with his shoulder.

I might have made most of that up....memory is a bit hazy.
He did score with his shoulder but was his only goal. The others were scored by Davis, Hoyland & Robinson.

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Post by Dark Cloud » Wed Aug 21, 2019 2:00 pm

Robinson!!!! (as well as Gayle!) Crumbs, how bad was the Sheff U side!!!??? :roll:

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Post by Fretters » Wed Aug 21, 2019 2:04 pm

Dark Cloud wrote:Robinson!!!! (as well as Gayle!) Crumbs, how bad was the Sheff U side!!!??? :roll:
They'd just been weakened (?) by the sale of Jamie Hoyland :lol:
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Post by Vegas Claret » Wed Aug 21, 2019 2:09 pm

ClaretTony wrote:Ha ha - January 1995 although it was also cold at Portsmouth, I recall, sat out in the open end in the 2000/01 season. I've had more than my fair share of cold days at Oldham though.
Sat ? we did the um-ba-ba for most of the afternoon just to try and keep warm at Pompey ! :D

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Post by ClaretTony » Wed Aug 21, 2019 2:19 pm

Dark Cloud wrote:Robinson!!!! (as well as Gayle!) Crumbs, how bad was the Sheff U side!!!??? :roll:
Robinson had been decent at Bury but was nothing like the player when we got him because of injuries. Was always said that Mullen was trying to buy someone else from Bristol City but they offered him Robinson and he said yes.
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Post by jrgbfc » Wed Aug 21, 2019 2:25 pm

I'm guessing it was that season then that John Gayle ended Nicky Spooners career on the Turf in the infamous John McGinley game? Was certainly a feisty atmosphere that day!

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Post by ClaretTony » Wed Aug 21, 2019 2:32 pm

jrgbfc wrote:I'm guessing it was that season then that John Gayle ended Nicky Spooners career on the Turf in the infamous John McGinley game? Was certainly a feisty atmosphere that day!
That was the season

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Post by Holtyclaret » Wed Aug 21, 2019 2:33 pm

I remember the ‘thank you very much for Jamie hoyland’ Chants after he scored!

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Post by 4:20 » Wed Aug 21, 2019 2:44 pm

Is it true that the Sheff U TV game was the first time we played on a Sunday? I remember Mullen playing up to the cameras, the result, watching it back when me and my dad got home and laughing our heads off at the size of John Gayles flob.

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