Luton v Burnley 1980

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Luton v Burnley 1980

Post by Stan Tastic » Mon Mar 16, 2020 9:27 pm

Some good players in the team then, surprised they were struggling.

Then I noticed the goal difference was -27.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hmeqEkIja70

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Re: Luton v Burnley 1980

Post by Royboyclaret » Mon Mar 16, 2020 9:56 pm

Four full-backs playing in our team that day. Tony Arins, Ian Brennan, Derek Scott & Paul Dixon.

A decent performance on a shocker of a pitch with great play from Malcolm Smith for our goal.

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Re: Luton v Burnley 1980

Post by ClaretTony » Mon Mar 16, 2020 10:02 pm

Royboyclaret wrote:
Mon Mar 16, 2020 9:56 pm
Four full-backs playing in our team that day. Tony Arins, Ian Brennan, Derek Scott & Paul Dixon.

A decent performance on a shocker of a pitch with great play from Malcolm Smith for our goal.
Paul Dixon wasn’t a full back

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Re: Luton v Burnley 1980

Post by ralphdpomeroy » Mon Mar 16, 2020 10:04 pm

Royboyclaret wrote:
Mon Mar 16, 2020 9:56 pm
Four full-backs playing in our team that day. Tony Arins, Ian Brennan, Derek Scott & Paul Dixon.

A decent performance on a shocker of a pitch with great play from Malcolm Smith for our goal.
Paul Dixon was a centre back

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Re: Luton v Burnley 1980

Post by ralphdpomeroy » Mon Mar 16, 2020 10:07 pm

Stan Tastic wrote:
Mon Mar 16, 2020 9:27 pm
Some good players in the team then, surprised they were struggling.

Then I noticed the goal difference was -27.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hmeqEkIja70
They were dreadful apart from a brief flurry around December time

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Re: Luton v Burnley 1980

Post by Royboyclaret » Mon Mar 16, 2020 10:11 pm

ralphdpomeroy wrote:
Mon Mar 16, 2020 10:04 pm
Paul Dixon was a centre back
Did he not play at left-back in the home game against Swansea a few weeks earlier?

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Re: Luton v Burnley 1980

Post by ralphdpomeroy » Mon Mar 16, 2020 10:21 pm

Royboyclaret wrote:
Mon Mar 16, 2020 10:11 pm
Did he not play at left-back in the home game against Swansea a few weeks earlier?
One appearance out of fifteen does not make Paul Dixon a left back ... I saw him play a lot for the Reserves too.Good player but too slow he went to Glentoran after being released.

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Re: Luton v Burnley 1980

Post by Royboyclaret » Mon Mar 16, 2020 10:26 pm

ralphdpomeroy wrote:
Mon Mar 16, 2020 10:21 pm
One appearance out of fifteen does not make Paul Dixon a left back ... I saw him play a lot for the Reserves too.Good player but too slow he went to Glentoran after being released.
Fair enough.

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Re: Luton v Burnley 1980

Post by TVC15 » Mon Mar 16, 2020 10:57 pm

Glad I watched that.
Luton has some good players - Stein, Hill etc all went on to win league cup with Luton.

My cousin is playing no 8 for Burnley - most footage I have ever seen of him I think !

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Re: Luton v Burnley 1980

Post by Royboyclaret » Mon Mar 16, 2020 11:00 pm

TVC15 wrote:
Mon Mar 16, 2020 10:57 pm
Glad I watched that.
Luton has some good players - Stein, Hill etc all went on to win league cup with Luton.

My cousin is playing no 8 for Burnley - most footage I have ever seen of him I think !
Was that Stuart Robertson ?

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Re: Luton v Burnley 1980

Post by TVC15 » Mon Mar 16, 2020 11:00 pm

Royboyclaret wrote:
Mon Mar 16, 2020 11:00 pm
Was that Stuart Robertson ?
Yep

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Re: Luton v Burnley 1980

Post by ClaretTony » Mon Mar 16, 2020 11:07 pm

Royboyclaret wrote:
Mon Mar 16, 2020 10:11 pm
Did he not play at left-back in the home game against Swansea a few weeks earlier?
He might well have done but not sure how you thought he was a full back.

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Re: Luton v Burnley 1980

Post by Stan Tastic » Mon Mar 16, 2020 11:10 pm

I really rated Robertson when I watched him in the reserves but he couldn't quite manage the step up to the first team. He went to Exeter and then Doncaster before spending the rest of his career in Scotland.

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Re: Luton v Burnley 1980

Post by TVC15 » Mon Mar 16, 2020 11:19 pm

Stan Tastic wrote:
Mon Mar 16, 2020 11:10 pm
I really rated Robertson when I watched him in the reserves but he couldn't quite manage the step up to the first team. He went to Exeter and then Doncaster before spending the rest of his career in Scotland.
He was at Rangers for a while I think but then spent most of his career at a various smaller clubs but played plenty of football.
He was from Scotland so got to go back home to play his football.
Great hair !

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Re: Luton v Burnley 1980

Post by Vegas Claret » Tue Mar 17, 2020 5:08 am

look at that pitch !!

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Re: Luton v Burnley 1980

Post by ralphdpomeroy » Tue Mar 17, 2020 6:15 am

TVC15 wrote:
Mon Mar 16, 2020 11:19 pm
He was at Rangers for a while I think but then spent most of his career at a various smaller clubs but played plenty of football.
He was from Scotland so got to go back home to play his football.
Great hair !
If he did play for Rangers it might have been for a boys club ? he came to Burnley as an apprentice and never played for Rangers as a senior professional or did he sign for them and not get in the side? I can"t remember to be honest .
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Re: Luton v Burnley 1980

Post by AlargeClaret » Tue Mar 17, 2020 6:16 am

The pitch ! Jesus wept how did they even pass across that .

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Re: Luton v Burnley 1980

Post by TVC15 » Tue Mar 17, 2020 7:55 am

ralphdpomeroy wrote:
Tue Mar 17, 2020 6:15 am
If he did play for Rangers it might have been for a boys club ? he came to Burnley as an apprentice and never played for Rangers as a senior professional or did he sign for them and not get in the side? I can"t remember to be honest .
It was a long time ago but I remember something about Rangers. I know he was a lifelong supporter of them. It might have been that he played against them or beat them at their ground.
He might have also spent some time there on the coaching team as I know he went down that route for a while at the end of his career.
Just done a Wikipedia check on his playing clubs and like you say he didn’t play for them.
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Re: Luton v Burnley 1980

Post by ralphdpomeroy » Tue Mar 17, 2020 8:11 am

TVC15 wrote:
Tue Mar 17, 2020 7:55 am
It was a long time ago but I remember something about Rangers. I know he was a lifelong supporter of them. It might have been that he played against them or beat them at their ground.
He might have also spent some time there on the coaching team as I know he went down that route for a while at the end of his career.
Just done a Wikipedia check on his playing clubs and like you say he didn’t play for them.

Now that does ring a bell ... I vaguely remember reading something along those lines maybe when he played for Dumbarton
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Re: Luton v Burnley 1980

Post by Bfc » Tue Mar 17, 2020 9:12 am

Tvc15, does Stuart still come down to Burnley to visit?. He married a Burnley girl and the last time I spoke to him was around 7/8 years ago in the Thornton Arms. He was one of the group of apprentices, who worked under me at the club (not football related), at that time. Many memories of the crack we had, while doing our work.
Re the Rangers link, reminded me of another in the group, Marshal Burke, who was playing for Celtic Boys Club, when he signed for Burnley. Marshal was also a big Rangers fan.

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Re: Luton v Burnley 1980

Post by TVC15 » Tue Mar 17, 2020 10:01 am

Bfc wrote:
Tue Mar 17, 2020 9:12 am
Tvc15, does Stuart still come down to Burnley to visit?. He married a Burnley girl and the last time I spoke to him was around 7/8 years ago in the Thornton Arms. He was one of the group of apprentices, who worked under me at the club (not football related), at that time. Many memories of the crack we had, while doing our work.
Re the Rangers link, reminded me of another in the group, Marshal Burke, who was playing for Celtic Boys Club, when he signed for Burnley. Marshal was also a big Rangers fan.
Hi
Stuart was good friends with Marshall Burke when they were apprentices. Marshall was lodging near me when he was at Burnley.
Stuart does come down every now and again to see family. If you want a bit more detail leave your contact details and I can message you.

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Re: Luton v Burnley 1980

Post by Bfc » Wed Mar 18, 2020 8:42 am

TVC15, I would appreciate that. I don't mind Claret Tony passing you my e mail address. I'm still in touch with 2/3 of those apprentices. Thanks.

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Re: Luton v Burnley 1980

Post by Chuckypad » Wed Mar 18, 2020 10:00 am

I only saw Joe Jakub in the early 90s as an aging left back.

He looks like Messi in his prime on that clip! :o

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Re: Luton v Burnley 1980

Post by mdd2 » Wed Mar 18, 2020 10:16 am

Was our last player to have played top flight for us when he returned to us in the 4th Division I think until OC got us up in 2009

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Re: Luton v Burnley 1980

Post by ElectroClaret » Wed Mar 18, 2020 11:38 am

Weird to see the keepers picking up the ball from back-passes.

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Re: Luton v Burnley 1980

Post by TVC15 » Wed Mar 18, 2020 11:42 am

Bfc wrote:
Wed Mar 18, 2020 8:42 am
TVC15, I would appreciate that. I don't mind Claret Tony passing you my e mail address. I'm still in touch with 2/3 of those apprentices. Thanks.
No problem - will leave it with you to contact CT.

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Re: Luton v Burnley 1980

Post by Venkys4eva » Wed Mar 18, 2020 3:21 pm

Chuckypad wrote:
Wed Mar 18, 2020 10:00 am
I only saw Joe Jakub in the early 90s as an aging left back.

He looks like Messi in his prime on that clip! :o
When they kept saying Jakub I thought surely that can't be Joe!! So it was, Jesus what happened? :D

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Re: Luton v Burnley 1980

Post by diamondpocket » Wed Mar 18, 2020 3:22 pm

anyone back yet?

Great footage. Anyone remember making the trip?
Got great memories of Luton, Micky Williams scoring in a 3-2 win under Waddle Tuesday night. Think it was my first away game without parents as a young lad.

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Re: Luton v Burnley 1980

Post by NL Claret » Wed Mar 18, 2020 10:26 pm

Chuckypad wrote:
Wed Mar 18, 2020 10:00 am
I only saw Joe Jakub in the early 90s as an aging left back.

He looks like Messi in his prime on that clip! :o
From watching the clip Joe Jakub was the stand out memory. Must have seen him play for us in that period and then at Bury under Dobson. Think he went to play for AZ Alkmaar then to Chester City. He played for them against us in an FA Cup game then back to Burnley and was a big part in promotion season.

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