ARTICLE: Our wonderful championship season

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ARTICLE: Our wonderful championship season

Post by ClaretTony » Sun May 17, 2020 12:37 pm

A look back at the 1959/60 season with the Burnley Express review

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https://www.uptheclarets.com/our-wonder ... hip-season
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Re: ARTICLE: Our wonderful championship season

Post by Cajun » Sun May 17, 2020 5:28 pm

I've thoroughly enjoyed all the reflections and reports on the 59-60 title winning season. Wonderful stuff - the social and news memories as well as the football. Looking forward to the centenary of the 20-21 title winning season next :)

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Re: ARTICLE: Our wonderful championship season

Post by ClaretTony » Sun May 17, 2020 5:47 pm

Cajun wrote:
Sun May 17, 2020 5:28 pm
I've thoroughly enjoyed all the reflections and reports on the 59-60 title winning season. Wonderful stuff - the social and news memories as well as the football. Looking forward to the centenary of the 20-21 title winning season next :)
I’d have loved to have done something but unfortunately might not have access to anything, reports etc.

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Re: ARTICLE: Our wonderful championship season

Post by Royboyclaret » Sun May 17, 2020 8:13 pm

How key was the decision not to play the postponed league game against City on March 12th until May 2nd? ......when all other clubs had completed their season.

Easy to imagine Harry Potts with Ray Bennion and Billy Dougall over a cup of tea on Monday morning March 14th plotting how important it might be to have one outstanding game after the season's end when a certain team would know exactly what was required to win the title. 8-)

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Re: ARTICLE: Our wonderful championship season

Post by CleggHall » Sun May 17, 2020 8:31 pm

"Tommy Cummings was given the centre half berth for the last FEW matches" - more than a few, 15 or so I make it?
His contribution was very important, a wise old - head.

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Re: ARTICLE: Our wonderful championship season

Post by ClaretTony » Sun May 17, 2020 9:02 pm

CleggHall wrote:
Sun May 17, 2020 8:31 pm
"Tommy Cummings was given the centre half berth for the last FEW matches" - more than a few, 15 or so I make it?
His contribution was very important, a wise old - head.
It was 8 - came in after the draw against Sheff Wed

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Re: ARTICLE: Our wonderful championship season

Post by CleggHall » Sun May 17, 2020 9:14 pm

Thanks, but must also have replaced Seith 7 times earlier in the season after losing the left back berth to Elder.
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Re: ARTICLE: Our wonderful championship season

Post by Silkyskills1 » Sun May 17, 2020 9:19 pm

Thanks again, CT for all the hard work you obviously put into this series of articles. A few things I remembered, others I wasn't aware of but above all a comprehensive overview of that fantastic season. I can still picture the excitement of an 8 yr. old boy travelling on the bus with my dad/brothers from Haslingden to the match. Memories I will treasure for ever
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