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Re: The worst Burnley performance that you've witnessed live....

Post by bfcjg » Tue Feb 18, 2020 8:35 pm

Hereford for me. I was numb. Crewe away 1987 last away game before Orient game and a win and our destiny was in our hands but the 90 mins we put in was almost as pitiful as Hereford.

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Post by arise_sir_charge » Tue Feb 18, 2020 8:39 pm

The first two that spring to mind are the Gazza at Sheff Utd and the last game of the Cotterill era. They were bad!

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Re: The worst Burnley performance that you've witnessed live....

Post by Clarets4me » Tue Feb 18, 2020 8:39 pm

Kitch1966 wrote:
Tue Feb 18, 2020 8:23 pm
It was 2-1 as my all time favourite Claret scored a belter........Tony Morley.
I was also at PNE when Ronnie Jepson scored 3 in a 6-1 demolition of a feeble Burnley performance. Unless my memory escapes me I think the left back Bray scored for us.
I went to that game with my late father in law, Jack Clancy ! We got back to the Railway Club at Rosegrove for a pint, that days back page of the Evening Telegraph had a picture of a smiling Frank Casper underneath the banner headline " Casper - The plastic will suit us ! "

It had been pinned to the dartboard, and 3 " Arrows " were firmly embedded between Frank's eyes !! :lol: :lol: :lol:

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Re: The worst Burnley performance that you've witnessed live....

Post by tim_noone » Tue Feb 18, 2020 8:50 pm

Burnley v Rochdale. And this season's fresh in the memory spurs v Burnley...we rolled over for them. Though think we will spank em at Turf moor.

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Post by Jeffbfc » Tue Feb 18, 2020 8:50 pm

Like a few have said a lot of choices from the dark days.
Will go for the Rochdale game with them down to nine men also.
Terrible times supporting the Clarets.

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Re: The worst Burnley performance that you've witnessed live....

Post by Clarets4me » Tue Feb 18, 2020 8:57 pm

tim_noone wrote:
Tue Feb 18, 2020 8:50 pm
Burnley v Rochdale. And this season's fresh in the memory spurs v Burnley...we rolled over for them. Though think we will spank em at Turf moor.
David Williams was the keeper on loan at Rochdale, I think !

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Post by tim_noone » Tue Feb 18, 2020 8:59 pm

Clarets4me wrote:
Tue Feb 18, 2020 8:57 pm
David Williams was the keeper on loan at Rochdale, I think !
I know.........I was there! 8-)

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Post by Woodleyclaret » Tue Feb 18, 2020 9:03 pm

Defeat to PNE a gutless hammering made worse as we lived in Preston at the time

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Post by Herts Clarets » Tue Feb 18, 2020 9:30 pm

There are 3 Rochdale games being mixed up here I think. NYD 1987 was absolutely dire. The 9 men defeat was I think 1989 and the Dave Williams game 1991.

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Post by box_of_frogs » Tue Feb 18, 2020 9:42 pm

Ipswich away 2003(?). A long way to go!!

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Post by fidelcastro » Tue Feb 18, 2020 9:51 pm

Clarets4me wrote:
Tue Feb 18, 2020 8:57 pm
David Williams was the keeper on loan at Rochdale, I think !
That was the season we won division four, not the one we lost against nine men.

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Post by Claret Toni » Tue Feb 18, 2020 9:53 pm

I'd grown up in the 60s and was used to us being one of the better teams in the division; indeed it was a long time before I'd actually seen us get beat, so one that is forever etched on my memory 11th November 1967, away at West Brom.

It was rumoured the Scottish selectors were there to run the rule over the Burnley keeper - Harry Thomson.

We got battered 8-1.

My mate wrote to the club complaining that is was alright for the players and Manager, but we had to go to school and put up with all the p*** taking and the like.

Harry didn't play for Scotland (which is a shame really).

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Re: The worst Burnley performance that you've witnessed live....

Post by Clarets4me » Tue Feb 18, 2020 10:17 pm

fidelcastro wrote:
Tue Feb 18, 2020 9:51 pm
That was the season we won division four, not the one we lost against nine men.
I stand corrected, Comrade ! ;)
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Re: The worst Burnley performance that you've witnessed live....

Post by HiroshimaClaret » Tue Feb 18, 2020 11:27 pm

Watford away fA Cup Quarter-final

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Post by UpTheClaretsFCBK » Wed Feb 19, 2020 1:48 am

5-0 Home to Gillingham
7-2 Home to Sheffield Wednesday (Who were already relegated the previous week)

3-0 Away to Crewe, Boxing Day 2003, we had Graham Branch and Arthur Gnohere at Centre Back, for one of the goals they ran in to each other and left future Claret Steve Jones through on goal. It could and should've been a bigger scoreline.
5-0 Away to Blackburn, just because it was my first east-lancs derby and I was only 10, tough one to take at that age.

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Post by RVclaret » Wed Feb 19, 2020 1:57 am

0-0 home to Luton under Cotterill in 2007 was the most bored I have ever been at a match if that counts.

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Post by elwaclaret » Wed Feb 19, 2020 2:33 am

bfcjg wrote:
Tue Feb 18, 2020 8:35 pm
Hereford for me. I was numb. Crewe away 1987 last away game before Orient game and a win and our destiny was in our hands but the 90 mins we put in was almost as pitiful as Hereford.
Hard to argue with that... but Crewe has the worst night tag. It was over and I could not be consoled.

People forget we still needed Hutch to send Lincoln down instead of us, some of the first on the pitch at full time against Orient could not have known we were in fact safe.

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Post by Holtyclaret » Wed Feb 19, 2020 3:09 am

HiroshimaClaret wrote:
Tue Feb 18, 2020 11:27 pm
Watford away fA Cup Quarter-final
I didn’t go to that (fortunately as it turned out) but it was a very very rare live on TV game. I was so excited the night before I couldn’t sleep and what an anti climax, we just didn’t turn up.

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Post by fungus_the_bogeyman » Wed Feb 19, 2020 4:23 am

Glad that Luton game in 2007 is getting a mention. Absolutely the most boring game of football I’ve ever been to in my life. Was on with my mate who I hadn’t seen in years and don’t think we even discussed the game once.

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Post by willsclarets » Wed Feb 19, 2020 6:50 am

My first away game was Hartlepool away in the early to mid 90s. I was very excited, and in the naivety of youth fully expected us to get 3 points. We got pumped 4-1 and I remember thinking "But, we're actually good at turf moor, who was that I just watched?"

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Post by Blackrod » Wed Feb 19, 2020 7:31 am

Oshkoshclaret wrote:
Tue Feb 18, 2020 3:44 pm
Losing at home to 9 man Rochdale
Think this has to be up there. I attended with a Rochdale fan. We were rubbish.

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Post by Blackrod » Wed Feb 19, 2020 7:32 am

Didn’t attend the Hereford 0-6 game which I am sure could be the worst low of the lot.

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Post by Culmclaret » Wed Feb 19, 2020 7:58 am

To add to those already mentioned:

2-0 defeat at Torquay 85/86. Lowest league gate at a Burnley match since WW1 fortunately

5-1 capitulation at Reading in 84/5 after leading at half time

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Post by Culmclaret » Wed Feb 19, 2020 8:33 am

Ps The 3-5 home defeat to Southend in 82 was not that bad a performance, just a bizarre game, although it did reveal the defensive frailties which cost us so dearly in the following season. We were 0-2 down after 10 minutes but stormed back to 2-2 before half time and Southend were down to 10 men. Only one result seemed possible but Derek Spence and Gary Nelson tore us apart in the first ten minutes of the second half and we went 5-2 down. This was one of only 2 defeats in the last 38 games of that season. It was really freakish. Normal service was resumed immediately afterwards!

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Post by Sproggy » Wed Feb 19, 2020 9:13 am

Fulham away sometime in the 90's. 0-3? 0-4? Morgan at left back.

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Post by ZizkovClaret » Wed Feb 19, 2020 10:17 am

Won't be many people's worst, but Blackburn at home under Laws felt bloody awful.

I'd just renewed my season ticket and by FT i wished i hadn't
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Post by THEWELLERNUT70 » Wed Feb 19, 2020 10:29 am

Has anyone mentioned the 5-0 defeat away to Sheffield Wednesday in an FA Cup replay yet. One of less than a handful of games where I have left early

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Post by Papabendi » Wed Feb 19, 2020 10:32 am

Southend away under the Cotterill winless run.

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Post by Sproggy » Wed Feb 19, 2020 10:32 am

THEWELLERNUT70 wrote:
Wed Feb 19, 2020 10:29 am
Has anyone mentioned the 5-0 defeat away to Sheffield Wednesday in an FA Cup replay yet. One of less than a handful of games where I have left early
I was at that. The announcer at half time shouting "come on everyone, we're on our way to the semi-finals!!". Miserable.

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Post by strayclaret » Wed Feb 19, 2020 11:56 am

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0-4 at Chester in 1985 - the end of the glorious Buchan era.
That was a grim day all round. Took my wife and 18 month old daughter, they went round shopping. On returning to my car i stood in a pile of dog ****, brand new trainers. She spied me trying to scrape it off and refused to let me drive back with it in the car. It was deposited in the nearest bin and I had to drive back in my socks, not the safest option.
I still do what I am told now ;)

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Post by Quicknick » Wed Feb 19, 2020 11:59 am

Tricky Trevor wrote:
Tue Feb 18, 2020 4:30 pm
0-2 to Jimmy Adamsons 9man Sunderland.
That was 1-2.

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Post by Quicknick » Wed Feb 19, 2020 12:01 pm

Petersa wrote:
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Worst Ive seen...home to Cardiff Dec 1986

Most disappointing...Eintracht Frankfurt
I agree about the EF game. I was there. So disappointed.

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Post by warksclaret » Wed Feb 19, 2020 12:13 pm

I must be unlucky but I went to both the 8-1 thrashing by West Brom which would have been around early seventies and the 7-0 defeat by QPR

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Post by Silkyskills1 » Wed Feb 19, 2020 12:18 pm

warksclaret wrote:
Wed Feb 19, 2020 12:13 pm
I must be unlucky but I went to both the 8-1 thrashing by West Brom which would have been around early seventies and the 7-0 defeat by QPR
I was at the 8-1 thrashing at West Brom and it was November 1967.

Edit: Also saw us lose 7-0 away to City and 6-1 away to Leeds in consecutive away games.in Dec. 1968.

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Post by warksclaret » Wed Feb 19, 2020 12:47 pm

Silky-thanks for the dates. The late sixties was definitely not a good time to be a clarets fan

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Post by Silkyskills1 » Wed Feb 19, 2020 1:08 pm

warksclaret wrote:
Wed Feb 19, 2020 12:47 pm
Silky-thanks for the dates. The late sixties was definitely not a good time to be a clarets fan
Perhaps I should have mentioned that in between those two away thrashings at Maine Rd. and Elland Rd., we played 3rd division Swindon in a 2nd replay of the semi final of the league cup at West Brom and lost 3-2 after going into the lead in extra time. As you say a tough time to be a Claret.

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Post by nil_desperandum » Wed Feb 19, 2020 1:27 pm

warksclaret wrote:
Wed Feb 19, 2020 12:47 pm
Silky-thanks for the dates. The late sixties was definitely not a good time to be a clarets fan
Don't really agree with this. They were highly unpredictable times. We had some real thrashings usually away from home, but also some big wins, e.g. the home thrashing of Leeds by a very young Burnley XI when Ralph Coates actually sat on the ball inviting then to come and get the ball off him.
Bear in mind we were in the top flight throughout this period, so to describe it as "not a good time" compared to the late 70s and virtually all the 80s strikes me as inaccurate.
Maybe it's because I was a young teenager, but I really enjoyed the late sixties, and had some great away trips despite the results.
If I recall correctly we beat Leeds 5-1 at home but lost 6-1 away with Eddie Gray tearing us apart!!!

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Post by CharlieinNewMexico » Thu Feb 20, 2020 6:19 am

4-0 down to Bristol Rovers at halftime on a Tuesday night with Tommy Hutch as sweeper. I hitchhiked there and back from London.

Absolute sh*te

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Post by ashtonlongsider » Thu Feb 20, 2020 7:34 am

Hereford 6-0 drubbing was worst performance for me. It came at a time when I was thinking we might have turned a corner but January 87 was very, very bleak and the unthinkable started to cross my mind.

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Post by Dark Cloud » Thu Feb 20, 2020 6:25 pm

I remember going to Hereford and being very, very easily rolled over 3-0 around 1990 ish and we suffered the same scoreline away at Orient a year or so earlier when a certain David Jones (no not THAT one, but THAT one!) made his debut. I was actually rather optimistic when I saw him in the warm up. Then.......We really were garbage back then!

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Post by Jeffbfc » Thu Feb 20, 2020 6:35 pm

Dark Cloud wrote:
Thu Feb 20, 2020 6:25 pm
I remember going to Hereford and being very, very easily rolled over 3-0 around 1990 ish and we suffered the same scoreline away at Orient a year or so earlier when a certain David Jones (no not THAT one, but THAT one!) made his debut. I was actually rather optimistic when I saw him in the warm up. Then.......We really were garbage back then!
I was working in London back then, remember asking someone who he was when warming up, they didn't now.
He was shocking.
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Post by aggi » Thu Feb 20, 2020 6:37 pm

Maybe not that bad in the scheme of some of the terrible games I saw but Fulham away just after Laws had taken over was a shocker.

Lost 3-0. We were playing two left backs (Fox and Edgar maybe) and I'm not sure if we ever had an attack. The Burnley fans sang Laws' name throughout the match but it was pretty clear at that point that we were going down.

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Post by Covclaret » Fri Feb 21, 2020 12:56 am

I remember going to Craven Cottage around 1998 with a couple of Fulham supporting mates from work, watching from the home stand behind one of the goals. We lost 4-0 but it could have been a lot more, we were unbelievably bad. They never let me forget it.

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Post by THEWELLERNUT70 » Fri Feb 21, 2020 9:16 am

Dark Cloud wrote:
Thu Feb 20, 2020 6:25 pm
I remember going to Hereford and being very, very easily rolled over 3-0 around 1990 ish and we suffered the same scoreline away at Orient a year or so earlier when a certain David Jones (no not THAT one, but THAT one!) made his debut. I was actually rather optimistic when I saw him in the warm up. Then.......We really were garbage back then!
I was at Hereford for that game in the upper deck of that main stand. Mel Pejic seemed to take a real dislike to anything in Claret and Blue
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Post by Caballo » Fri Feb 21, 2020 9:39 am

Don't know if it was the worst performance, but it felt like it at the time. Steeeeeeeeeeeeeeves' infamous 19 game win less streak. Luton!!

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Post by Zenwisdom » Fri Feb 21, 2020 10:23 am

When Graham Branch played centre half we lost square peg round hole . Stan Ternant brain wave .

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Post by ClaretMoffitt » Fri Feb 21, 2020 10:30 am

3-0 away to blackpool in the ******* down rain when they hadn't even built a proper stand. Sand for floors and no roof. Night game.

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