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Bramall Lane

Post by JimMcDonald » Tue Apr 30, 2019 11:51 am

One of the best grounds for me. Love going even though we never win there !

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Re: Bramall Lane

Post by Top Claret » Tue Apr 30, 2019 11:57 am

We did in 2008 and 1974, I attended both games
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Re: Bramall Lane

Post by FactualFrank » Tue Apr 30, 2019 12:00 pm

JimMcDonald wrote:One of the best grounds for me. Love going even though we never win there !


Not lost in our last 3 games there, winning 1, drawing 2.

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Re: Bramall Lane

Post by Funkydrummer » Tue Apr 30, 2019 12:10 pm

FactualFrank wrote:Not lost in our last 3 games there, winning 1, drawing 2.


Yeah, but apart from that, what have the Romans ever done for us ? :D
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Re: Bramall Lane

Post by houseboy » Tue Apr 30, 2019 12:17 pm

Funkydrummer wrote:Yeah, but apart from that, what have the Romans ever done for us ? :D

Well, there's the roads.

Seriously I have only ever seen defeats there but still like 'em.

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Re: Bramall Lane

Post by joey13 » Tue Apr 30, 2019 12:23 pm

I was there in 74 , remember there only being 3 sides

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Post by box_of_frogs » Tue Apr 30, 2019 12:46 pm

houseboy wrote:Well, there's the roads.

Seriously I have only ever seen defeats there but still like 'em.

Quite simple, don’t go again.
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Post by smudge » Tue Apr 30, 2019 12:55 pm

joey13 wrote:I was there in 74 , remember there only being 3 sides

I remember there being only 3 sides wasn't it something to do with the cricket field at the open end.
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Re: Bramall Lane

Post by Royboyclaret » Tue Apr 30, 2019 12:59 pm

joey13 wrote:I was there in 74 , remember there only being 3 sides


It seemed like half of Burnley was there that day, with our fans on all three sides of the ground.

First game back in Division One and we won 2-0 with Doug Collins scoring a cracker. Also recall we played in a very unusual away kit, not sure we wore that one very often.
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Re: Bramall Lane

Post by Bosscat » Tue Apr 30, 2019 1:00 pm

:lol: :lol: :lol:
Funkydrummer wrote:Yeah, but apart from that, what have the Romans ever done for us ? :D

Sanitation

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Re: Bramall Lane

Post by ElectroClaret » Tue Apr 30, 2019 1:01 pm

The Cup game in early 93 was my only visit.
2-2, think Inchy got sent off.

Big disappointment. :?

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Post by Marney&Mee » Tue Apr 30, 2019 1:03 pm

joey13 wrote:I was there in 74 , remember there only being 3 sides


how did they play that game Joey ? Like a round robin, or amalgamate the teams ?
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Re: Bramall Lane

Post by Rowls » Tue Apr 30, 2019 1:06 pm

Marney&Mee wrote:how did they play that game Joey ? Like a round robin, or amalgamate the teams ?


Third goal.

Final score

Sheffield United 0
Burnley 2
Yorkshire Ramblers 1

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Post by kaptin1 » Tue Apr 30, 2019 1:08 pm

Will never forget watching Gazza looking completely and utterly lost

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Post by Belial » Tue Apr 30, 2019 1:09 pm

ElectroClaret wrote:The Cup game in early 93 was my only visit.
2-2, think Inchy got sent off.

Big disappointment. :?


Same here. Was a great feeling when that free kick went in. Then Littlejohn spoiled it in the replay

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Post by NottsClaret » Tue Apr 30, 2019 1:10 pm

JimMcDonald wrote:One of the best grounds for me. Love going even though we never win there !


It is. Fairly big, atmospheric, modernised a bit but still an 'old school' feel to it and a city centre location. Last visit for the Notts' was that great 3-2 win in 2008.

This and Spurs away will be the first fixtures we look for when they come out.

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Re: Bramall Lane

Post by Rowls » Tue Apr 30, 2019 1:11 pm

Belial wrote:Same here. Was a great feeling when that free kick went in. Then Littlejohn spoiled it in the replay


Littlej*hn spoiled it in the first leg. Got Adrian Heath sent off.

Has any other player ever been sent off for being punched other than Adrian Heath?

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Post by Selby Claret » Tue Apr 30, 2019 1:18 pm

Belial wrote:Same here. Was a great feeling when that free kick went in. Then Littlejohn spoiled it in the replay



Think it was a Brian Deane hat-trick in the replay that spoiled it...

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Post by Selby Claret » Tue Apr 30, 2019 1:19 pm

Rowls wrote:Littlej*hn spoiled it in the first leg. Got Adrian Heath sent off.

Has any other player ever been sent off for being punched other than Adrian Heath?


I also remember Heath being sent off for time wasting at home to Reading when we were losing! Kicked it over Shaka Hislop's head into the goal

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Re: Bramall Lane

Post by bobinho » Tue Apr 30, 2019 1:22 pm

Bosscat wrote::lol: :lol: :lol:
Sanitation


Of course the sanitation, that goes without saying. But APART from the roads and the sanitation, what have the Romans ever done for us?

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Post by Quickenthetempo » Tue Apr 30, 2019 1:29 pm

Selby Claret wrote:I also remember Heath being sent off for time wasting at home to Reading when we were losing! Kicked it over Shaka Hislop's head into the goal

You mean kicked it straight to Hislop who just let the ball sail past him .

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Post by wilks_bfc » Tue Apr 30, 2019 1:38 pm

Quickenthetempo wrote:You mean kicked it straight to Hislop who just let the ball sail past him .


It was way over his 6ft4in with addition 3ft reach for him to stop it*






*this post may contain traces of sarcasm

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Re: Bramall Lane

Post by Selby Claret » Tue Apr 30, 2019 1:39 pm

Quickenthetempo wrote:You mean kicked it straight to Hislop who just let the ball sail past him .


I remember him being interviewed after and arguing that Hislop was about 7 foot tall or similar :)

But then I suppose everyone looked 7 foot tall to Inchy

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Re: Bramall Lane

Post by joey13 » Tue Apr 30, 2019 1:49 pm

Marney&Mee wrote:how did they play that game Joey ? Like a round robin, or amalgamate the teams ?

Yes and threw a game of cricket in to boot :D

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Re: Bramall Lane

Post by edison » Tue Apr 30, 2019 1:50 pm

I was there for the 3-3 draw. my only visit

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Post by joey13 » Tue Apr 30, 2019 1:52 pm

Royboyclaret wrote:It seemed like half of Burnley was there that day, with our fans on all three sides of the ground.

First game back in Division One and we won 2-0 with Doug Collins scoring a cracker. Also recall we played in a very unusual away kit, not sure we wore that one very often.

Mick Docherty was stretchered off if I remember rightly

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Post by Royboyclaret » Tue Apr 30, 2019 2:05 pm

joey13 wrote:Mick Docherty was stretchered off if I remember rightly


He was Joey, first game of the season and Docherty didn't play again for over a year.

Uwe Noble took over the No.2 shirt and what a fabulous side that became as we finished 6th first time back in the top flight.

Stevenson, Noble, Newton, Dobson, Waldron, Thomson, Nulty, Casper, Fletcher, Collins & James.

One of the best teams ever to wear the Claret & Blue shirt.
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Post by LS7 » Tue Apr 30, 2019 2:21 pm

What a following in ‘93

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Post by Marney&Mee » Tue Apr 30, 2019 2:24 pm

LS7 wrote:What a following in ‘93


9,000 ?

I remember it being very icy

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Post by ClaretTony » Tue Apr 30, 2019 2:31 pm

joey13 wrote:I was there in 74 , remember there only being 3 sides


Am I assuming you mean the opening day of the season in August 1973? The last ever cricket match at Bramall Lane had been played that month between Lancashire and Yorkshire.

For those with interest, it was a draw:
Yorkshire 99 & 114/2
Lancashire 111/8 dec
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Re: Bramall Lane

Post by Bosscat » Tue Apr 30, 2019 2:32 pm

bobinho wrote:Of course the sanitation, that goes without saying. But APART from the roads and the sanitation, what have the Romans ever done for us?

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Post by Frenchclaret » Tue Apr 30, 2019 2:39 pm

I was there in the early 1960’s when we won 1-0 with a goal from Alex Elder. This was an FA cup game and we went to reach the final.

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Post by jrtod61 » Tue Apr 30, 2019 2:50 pm

On day 1 of the Roses match, in admittedly helpful conditions, Peter Lee and Tony Nicholson were both unplayable. As were the Clarets a couple of weeks later.

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Post by ClaretTony » Tue Apr 30, 2019 2:52 pm

Frenchclaret wrote:I was there in the early 1960’s when we won 1-0 with a goal from Alex Elder. This was an FA cup game and we went to reach the final.


That was the first time I saw Burnley win away from home. It was just my second away game and we'd lost at Blackburn in the first.

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Post by houseboy » Tue Apr 30, 2019 2:54 pm

Bosscat wrote::lol: :lol: :lol:
Sanitation

The aqueduct?

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Post by houseboy » Tue Apr 30, 2019 2:56 pm

bobinho wrote:Of course the sanitation, that goes without saying. But APART from the roads and the sanitation, what have the Romans ever done for us?

The wine, don't forget the wine.

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Re: Bramall Lane

Post by Shipclaret » Tue Apr 30, 2019 3:03 pm

I went when Alex Sabella beat us on his own - 4 nil down and hadn't had time to break the seal!

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Post by IanMcL » Tue Apr 30, 2019 3:05 pm

joey13 wrote:I was there in 74 , remember there only being 3 sides

Whenever I have been to watch a match, it has been 2 sides!

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Post by mkmel » Tue Apr 30, 2019 3:13 pm

Funkydrummer wrote:Yeah, but apart from that, what have the Romans ever done for us ? :D


:lol: :lol:

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Post by ClaretTony » Tue Apr 30, 2019 3:18 pm

Shipclaret wrote:I went when Alex Sabella beat us on his own - 4 nil down and hadn't had time to break the seal!


Didn't they score three in three minutes early in that game? Sabella was brilliant that day.

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Post by lakedistrictclaret » Tue Apr 30, 2019 3:27 pm

Sheffield United scored on 15, 17 and 19.

It was Leighton James's debut on his first return to Burnley.

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Post by claretfern » Tue Apr 30, 2019 3:34 pm

Royboyclaret wrote:He was Joey, first game of the season and Docherty didn't play again for over a year.

Uwe Noble took over the No.2 shirt and what a fabulous side that became as we finished 6th first time back in the top flight.

Stevenson, Noble, Newton, Dobson, Waldron, Thomson, Nulty, Casper, Fletcher, Collins & James.

One of the best teams ever to wear the Claret & Blue shirt.


Absolutely.

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Post by Gerry Hattrick » Tue Apr 30, 2019 3:46 pm

My first visit there was to our youth cup quarter final game in 1968.
Still remember my surprise on getting into the ground not having known there was a cricket pitch next to the footy one without any physical separation. Strange set up. Anyone remember how they got the ball back quickish when it had been hoofed miles out of play?

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Post by Top Claret » Tue Apr 30, 2019 6:00 pm

I think it was in 1973 at Sheff U, where Mick Doc received an injury which he never really recovered from?

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Re: Bramall Lane

Post by bobinho » Tue Apr 30, 2019 6:03 pm

Right. So, apart from the roads, the sanitation, the aqueduct, the wine, the education, the law and order, what have the Romans’ ever done for us?

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Post by Imploding Turtle » Tue Apr 30, 2019 6:05 pm

bobinho wrote:Right. So, apart from the roads, the sanitation, the aqueduct, the wine, the education, the law and order, what have the Romans’ ever done for us?


Exactly. Nothing.

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Post by Belial » Tue Apr 30, 2019 9:36 pm

Rowls wrote:Littlej*hn spoiled it in the first leg. Got Adrian Heath sent off.

Has any other player ever been sent off for being punched other than Adrian Heath?


Aye that's right - I remember now (was only a small kid then). I remember Littlejohn tearing us a new one down the wing and winding up the Longside in the replay

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Post by cricketfieldclarets » Tue Apr 30, 2019 9:53 pm

kaptin1 wrote:Will never forget watching Gazza looking completely and utterly lost

My thoughts too. Didnt Jagielka score an absolute screamer?

That and 1993 were real bad memories for me going there as a kid. Not to mention the eavesdropping incident.

We really were crap away in those days :D

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Re: Bramall Lane

Post by Lord Beamish » Wed May 01, 2019 11:03 am

Didn’t our own Matt Lowton score against us the last time we played at Bramall Lane?

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Post by claretblue » Wed May 01, 2019 11:10 am

Lord Beamish wrote:Didn’t our own Matt Lowton score against us the last time we played at Bramall Lane?


another 'own-goal' :roll:

:D

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