City v Burnley 1998

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City v Burnley 1998

Post by NL Claret » Sun Mar 29, 2020 11:09 pm

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=iu2StEevfG4

One of those afternoons when you weren't too disappointed about the late equaliser, just getting back to your car in one piece was enough :D

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Re: City v Burnley 1998

Post by scouseclaret » Sun Mar 29, 2020 11:39 pm

I was gutted they equalised. Looked well offside as well!

Who was our keeper that day?

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Re: City v Burnley 1998

Post by jrgbfc » Sun Mar 29, 2020 11:44 pm

What a great away shirt that was.

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Re: City v Burnley 1998

Post by ashtonlongsider » Mon Mar 30, 2020 8:28 am

Who was our keeper that day?
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Pretty sure it was Gavin Ward. On loan from Bolton. Memorable as I think it was the last time I went to Maine Road.

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Re: City v Burnley 1998

Post by claretfern » Mon Mar 30, 2020 9:13 am

Was on this match with my lad.
Our 'keeper was indeed Gavin Ward.

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Re: City v Burnley 1998

Post by Rowls » Mon Mar 30, 2020 9:21 am

Still disappointed for Cooke that his screamer didn’t stand.

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Re: City v Burnley 1998

Post by Bfcboyo » Mon Mar 30, 2020 9:24 am

Fine cross from Smith.

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Re: City v Burnley 1998

Post by Loyalclaret » Mon Mar 30, 2020 9:42 am

Brilliant when Cooke scored I front of the Burnley.

However the main memory from the day was walking out of the low roofed away end to 100's of city fans, turning right towards the carpark for coaches--was lively

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Re: City v Burnley 1998

Post by ClaretTony » Mon Mar 30, 2020 10:03 am

scouseclaret wrote:
Sun Mar 29, 2020 11:39 pm
I was gutted they equalised. Looked well offside as well!

Who was our keeper that day?
Firstly, it was clearly offside, shown on the TV that weekend and it is an awful decision from the linesman not to flag.

Ward it was in goal, the team was: Gavin Ward, Chris Scott, Matt Heywood, Brian Reid, Gordon Armstrong, Glen Little, Rune Vindheim (Carl Smith), Mark Robertson, Paul Smith, Andy Cooke, Andy Payton.


We were sat in the scaffolding in the corner that day. I was with my next door neighbour who had suffered a stroke a few years earlier, and my 13 year old nephew. Both of them were frightened to death when we came out and straight into the trouble.

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Re: City v Burnley 1998

Post by JohnDearyMe » Mon Mar 30, 2020 10:10 am

Never felt as intimidated at a football ground before or since.

Good result though considering the team we turned out

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Re: City v Burnley 1998

Post by Rowls » Mon Mar 30, 2020 10:21 am

Sat in the home end and, on that particular day, we’re probably safer for it.

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Re: City v Burnley 1998

Post by Rowls » Mon Mar 30, 2020 10:23 am

JohnDearyMe wrote:
Mon Mar 30, 2020 10:10 am
Good result though considering the team we turned out
That defence! “Seive” is the word that comes to mind.
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Re: City v Burnley 1998

Post by TVC15 » Mon Mar 30, 2020 10:24 am

Paul Smith had a lovely left didn’t he ?
Thought he was a really talented player who would go on to play for a big club. Was he linked with Arsenal at some point ?

Played against him a couple of years ago against Burnley Veterans and he was pinging left foot passes 60 yards to feet and scored a great left foot shot from 25 yards out.

Can’t beat watching a good left winger in full flow - they just seem to have something natural about them and the way they strike the ball etc

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Re: City v Burnley 1998

Post by AlargeClaret » Mon Mar 30, 2020 10:45 am

Which was the year we were in the “ Gene Kelly” stand ? Could of sworn it was that game ? Mental outside that day after the match

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Re: City v Burnley 1998

Post by Sausage » Mon Mar 30, 2020 11:03 am

TVC15 wrote:
Mon Mar 30, 2020 10:24 am
Paul Smith had a lovely left didn’t he ?
Thought he was a really talented player who would go on to play for a big club. Was he linked with Arsenal at some point ?

Played against him a couple of years ago against Burnley Veterans and he was pinging left foot passes 60 yards to feet and scored a great left foot shot from 25 yards out.

Can’t beat watching a good left winger in full flow - they just seem to have something natural about them and the way they strike the ball etc
If I recall correctly, he struggled with knee injuries towards the end of his time with the Clarets and ended up going out on loan somewhere. He also fell down a manhole at one point, which can't have helped.

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Re: City v Burnley 1998

Post by ChorltonCharlie » Mon Mar 30, 2020 11:15 am

It was strange what happened to Smith. From what I recall though he wasn't the fastest and could be a bit powder puff. Looking back at his appearances he was still involved a bit in the Championship in the 2000/01 season which is surprising as I think his best form was probably under Heath several years earlier.

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Re: City v Burnley 1998

Post by Foulthrow » Mon Mar 30, 2020 11:18 am

Sausage wrote:
Mon Mar 30, 2020 11:03 am
If I recall correctly, he struggled with knee injuries towards the end of his time with the Clarets and ended up going out on loan somewhere. He also fell down a manhole at one point, which can't have helped.
Didn't he fall did an open manhole or something ridiculous like that?

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Re: City v Burnley 1998

Post by burnmark » Mon Mar 30, 2020 11:45 am

Vindheim’s debut that day. We saw him legging it for the team coach which was setting off at the same time as the supporters’ coach we were on from The Turf.

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Re: City v Burnley 1998

Post by claretonthecoast1882 » Mon Mar 30, 2020 12:30 pm

Remember the City fans trying to join us in the corner stand near the end of the game, was a lively walk back to the centre

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Re: City v Burnley 1998

Post by Clarets4me » Mon Mar 30, 2020 12:34 pm

One of those games of which I had no memory ... However, as Shaun Goater received the pass and bore down on goal, I knew exactly what would happen .... somethings never change !! Peach of a cross from Paul Smith, for Cookie's goal ...

edit : Just realised, it was my sister's wedding that day, that's why I didn't recall the game ...
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Re: City v Burnley 1998

Post by Steve-Harpers-perm » Mon Mar 30, 2020 1:07 pm

JohnDearyMe wrote:
Mon Mar 30, 2020 10:10 am
Never felt as intimidated at a football ground before or since.

Good result though considering the team we turned out
Long walk back to Chorlton Street!
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Re: City v Burnley 1998

Post by Rowls » Mon Mar 30, 2020 1:39 pm

TVC15 wrote:
Mon Mar 30, 2020 10:24 am
Paul Smith had a lovely left didn’t he ?
Thought he was a really talented player who would go on to play for a big club. Was he linked with Arsenal at some point ?
ChorltonCharlie wrote:
Mon Mar 30, 2020 11:15 am
It was strange what happened to Smith. From what I recall though he wasn't the fastest and could be a bit powder puff. Looking back at his appearances he was still involved a bit in the Championship in the 2000/01 season which is surprising as I think his best form was probably under Heath several years earlier.
Smith was never the same after his first injury. Not only did he lose that explosive bit of pace over the first yard, he never looked as confident and as you said, Chorlton, a "bit powder puff".

But he certainly wasn't when he burst on the scene. Sometimes we don't appreciate what kind of injuries footballers are carrying - sometimes for all of, or the majority of their careers.

Watch this clip of Smith before his injury:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0tCl9H0tlfk&t=1s

If he'd stayed injury free I've no doubt he'd have been a very good top-flight player.
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Re: City v Burnley 1998

Post by dushanbe » Mon Mar 30, 2020 2:10 pm

Pretty lively outside straight after. Garnerssoap played a blinder when we were about to get nicked for being in the wrong place at the wrong time. Lined up against a wall guarded by a police dog handler, thankfully it kicked off a few yards further up the street. At this point the handler had to politely ask us to stay where we were whilst he dealt with it and in an early bit of crucial legal advice Garnerssoap instructed us to ‘leg it’.

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Re: City v Burnley 1998

Post by ten bellies » Mon Mar 30, 2020 6:25 pm

We'd travelled with Colne Clarets. I remember being on the coach after the game waiting to set off, and this numpty city fan, with his boy of no more than 3 years old on his shoulders, going berserk at us. His kid was crying his eyes out, but the numpty couldn't have cared less.

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Re: City v Burnley 1998

Post by bfcjg » Mon Mar 30, 2020 7:39 pm

I parked on a school playground right next to the ground cost a fiver but such a relief to get back to it. Me and my friends hid our scarves and shirts and talked to each other with that annoying Manc drawl to blend in.

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Re: City v Burnley 1998

Post by NL Claret » Mon Mar 30, 2020 7:44 pm

I remember getting kept in the ground after and when we did leave there was a line of police with the locals fighting with them and throwing bottles over the line. We walked past the coaches where it had just kicked off and then had to walk back to my mate's car who was a City fan. He had parked opposite the Sherwood where there was a huge mob of City surrounded by the mounted police. We had my mate's girlfriend with us, me and my brother were both holding her hand hoping it would save us from a kicking!

In the week before City had a night game with Millwall away and I think had taken a bit of kicking so they used Burnley as an opportunity to show they still had a decent mob. I believe the escort back to the city centre was a bit lively.

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Re: City v Burnley 1998

Post by jrgbfc » Mon Mar 30, 2020 8:58 pm

NL Claret wrote:
Mon Mar 30, 2020 7:44 pm


In the week before City had a night game with Millwall away and I think had taken a bit of kicking so they used Burnley as an opportunity to show they still had a decent mob. I believe the escort back to the city centre was a bit lively.
There was loads of bother when Millwall went up to City later that season as well.

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Re: City v Burnley 1998

Post by rufus lumley » Mon Mar 30, 2020 9:05 pm

We reminded them all through the match that Millwall had given them a pasting think that added to the post match antics.

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Re: City v Burnley 1998

Post by scouseclaret » Tue Mar 31, 2020 12:02 am

ClaretTony wrote:
Mon Mar 30, 2020 10:03 am
Firstly, it was clearly offside, shown on the TV that weekend and it is an awful decision from the linesman not to flag.

Ward it was in goal, the team was: Gavin Ward, Chris Scott, Matt Heywood, Brian Reid, Gordon Armstrong, Glen Little, Rune Vindheim (Carl Smith), Mark Robertson, Paul Smith, Andy Cooke, Andy Payton.


We were sat in the scaffolding in the corner that day. I was with my next door neighbour who had suffered a stroke a few years earlier, and my 13 year old nephew. Both of them were frightened to death when we came out and straight into the trouble.
Christ - no wonder we took some batterings that season with that defence!

Strangely, I don’t recall the bother outside.

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Re: City v Burnley 1998

Post by Steve-Harpers-perm » Tue Mar 31, 2020 8:18 pm

rufus lumley wrote:
Mon Mar 30, 2020 9:05 pm
We reminded them all through the match that Millwall had given them a pasting think that added to the post match antics.
That was because they read a letter out just before kick off from the police praising the City fans good behaviour at Millwall.
Remember some City numpties getting on the X43 at Chorlton Street threatening people with knives who then proceeded to get chased off and receive a kicking off some older Burnley meat heads! The police told the driver to turn off the sign at the front of the bus in case it got bricked driving down Deansgate!

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Re: City v Burnley 1998

Post by LS7 » Wed Apr 01, 2020 1:31 pm

Was in the home stands (Kippax). Came out and turned left towards the North Stand where clarets fans were coming out. Massive scrum with cans and bottles being thrown. Police dragging people into the back of the van. Happy days. Love a massive rumpus.

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Re: City v Burnley 1998

Post by claptrappers_union » Wed Apr 01, 2020 3:14 pm

Spotted Rune Vindheim and remembered that he was in a critical condition a few years ago... According to Wiki, he is still the manager of some obscure Norwegian club - so I presume he made a full recovery.

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