Most Embarrassing Burnley moment.

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Re: Most Embarrassing Burnley moment.

Postby Silkyskills1 » Mon Jul 16, 2018 6:46 pm

Recall being outside the ground before Jones's debut at Leyton Orient. A host of autograph hunters followed this tall, elegant fellow down the street and my naivety (perhaps more desperation) suggested to me that we might have got ourselves something decent. That was until someone informed me that said player was one Kevin Campbell,loaned out to Leyton Orient from Arsenal. The rest of the day just got worse; result wise and the first sighting of our new centre forward. Bloody hell!

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Re: Most Embarrassing Burnley moment.

Postby KRBFC » Mon Jul 16, 2018 6:50 pm

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Re: Most Embarrassing Burnley moment.

Postby lancastrian » Mon Jul 16, 2018 7:21 pm

Watching first divison Burnley lose 1-0 to non league Wimbledon at Turf Moor in a F A Cup match jn the seventies.
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Re: Most Embarrassing Burnley moment.

Postby cricketfieldclarets » Mon Jul 16, 2018 7:27 pm

BFCmaj wrote:There's a parachutists on the roof...they think it's all over...
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1eElvtKLNdo

Was that filmed on a toaster?

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Re: Most Embarrassing Burnley moment.

Postby cricketfieldclarets » Mon Jul 16, 2018 7:32 pm

Our fans booing Tony Philiskirk off... after he scored a hattrick!
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Re: Most Embarrassing Burnley moment.

Postby basil6345789 » Mon Jul 16, 2018 7:42 pm

That stubbed pen by I think it was Steve Taylor versus Wednesday in the cup. I'd just been sent off for Worsthorne playing a cheating KSC side in the cup (Gimmer et al). Ferkin bad day that.

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Re: Most Embarrassing Burnley moment.

Postby bfcjg » Mon Jul 16, 2018 8:08 pm

87 Season bonfire night firework display at back of Bee Hole end club described it as a spectacular half time show to try to get fans on. It peed it down we were dire and the fireworks were like a group of people lighting cigarette with large lighters then a sparkler. I remember thinking how bad does it get.

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Re: Most Embarrassing Burnley moment.

Postby boyyanno » Mon Jul 16, 2018 8:31 pm

In Ade's second spell I remember him rolling the ball wide when he had a virtually open net at home.

It was an absolute shocker.

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Re: Most Embarrassing Burnley moment.

Postby ZizkovClaret » Mon Jul 16, 2018 8:35 pm

I wasn't alive then, but the reports of Bob Lord's diatribe against the "Jews at the BBC" doesn't really sit well, especially when the holocaust would have been so much fresher in the memory

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Re: Most Embarrassing Burnley moment.

Postby Blackburnclaret » Mon Jul 16, 2018 8:46 pm

Brendan O'Connell's miss at York city

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Re: Most Embarrassing Burnley moment.

Postby ZizkovClaret » Mon Jul 16, 2018 8:50 pm

On a less worldly moment, losing 6-5 at Grimsby was bloody ridiculous

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Re: Most Embarrassing Burnley moment.

Postby Bordeauxclaret » Mon Jul 16, 2018 9:06 pm

Also the 0-0 draw against Luton under Cotterill.

As both teams sheepishly made their way off the pitch I’m sure a few put their hands up as an apology.

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Re: Most Embarrassing Burnley moment.

Postby tim_noone » Mon Jul 16, 2018 9:11 pm

Blackburnclaret wrote:Brendan O'Connell's miss at York city

Calling Brendan ..Brenda at Rochdale and other grounds to be fair I liked her! :D
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Re: Most Embarrassing Burnley moment.

Postby Wokingclaret » Mon Jul 16, 2018 9:28 pm

Our pitch before dresso, and we even forgot to turn on the under soil heating once

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Re: Most Embarrassing Burnley moment.

Postby Wokingclaret » Mon Jul 16, 2018 9:28 pm

The Breadbin stand, was it really only going to hold 2500.

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Re: Most Embarrassing Burnley moment.

Postby ClaretAndBlue94 » Mon Jul 16, 2018 9:41 pm

That buy one get one free fella. That was horrific!

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Re: Most Embarrassing Burnley moment.

Postby Goody1975 » Mon Jul 16, 2018 9:45 pm

edlass wrote:I was only young so I am not sure of the score but I remember watching us get well beaten at home to Brentford in Div 2 in the late 90's (I think they were top of the league) and Carl Asaba ran past Mark Winstanley who did a strange forward roll attempt tackle on the wing and they proceeded to score.

Perhaps my kid brain made it more than it was but it felt embarrassing!


Their forward four ran us all over the place that afternoon.

4-2-4 with Marcus Bent and Nicky Forster on the wings and Carl Asaba and Robert Taylor as strikers. Brentford sold all of them very soon afterwards with Robert Taylor scoring five a couple of seasons afterwards for Gillingham.
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Re: Most Embarrassing Burnley moment.

Postby Bin Ont Turf » Mon Jul 16, 2018 10:03 pm

Getting beat 4-0 at Tranmere and getting arrested.

I will always defend myself when a police dog is trying to tear my leg off.
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Re: Most Embarrassing Burnley moment.

Postby BFCmaj » Mon Jul 16, 2018 10:28 pm

cricketfieldclarets wrote:Was that filmed on a toaster?

Pretty bad quality. That was filmed 10 years ago. It shows how much technology has changed in such a short space of time.
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Re: Most Embarrassing Burnley moment.

Postby jdrobbo » Mon Jul 16, 2018 10:34 pm

2008/09

First home game v Ipswich, following a 4-1 humiliation on opening day v Sheffield Wednesday.

Red Devils Parachutes landing on the Cricket Field Stand roof; massively delayed kick off, awful goalkeeping and a rank bad own goal from Stephen Jordan! Oh, and a 0-3 scoreline, leaving us rooted at the foot of the table.




Things got continuously better after that :)

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Re: Most Embarrassing Burnley moment.

Postby gandhisflipflop » Mon Jul 16, 2018 10:39 pm

I was fuming after that game

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Re: Most Embarrassing Burnley moment.

Postby claptrappers_union » Mon Jul 16, 2018 10:46 pm

cricketfieldclarets wrote:Was that filmed on a toaster?


I can confirm that there no official footage of that stunt. Paul Fletcher made the video guys delete it.

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Re: Most Embarrassing Burnley moment.

Postby Stan Tastic » Mon Jul 16, 2018 10:47 pm

Silkyskills1 wrote:Beaten 'off the pitch' that day, houseboy. We played Liverpool at home in the FA Cup in 1963, drawing 1-1 before eventually losing the replay 2-1. The home tie was something that has stayed with me ever since. The volume of noise generated that day was indescribable only to be surpassed 11 years later in the semi at Hillsboro and the Kop' end of the ground had no roof. Just incredible noise and support willing on a team that was at best distinctly average.


May as well have played it at Newcastle. How we couldn't sell our tickets is beyond me, especially when you remember the FA Cup was far more important then.

For our younger viewers... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RmrgUi200YQ&t=17s

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Re: Most Embarrassing Burnley moment.

Postby Alanstevensonsgloves » Mon Jul 16, 2018 10:55 pm

Hearing Tom Hark when we scored

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Re: Most Embarrassing Burnley moment.

Postby tim_noone » Mon Jul 16, 2018 10:58 pm

In what seems recent times..getting hammered at home 1..5 by Gillingham and man city the week after? It was like the end of the road with no return.

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Re: Most Embarrassing Burnley moment.

Postby cricketfieldclarets » Mon Jul 16, 2018 11:44 pm

claptrappers_union wrote:I can confirm that there no official footage of that stunt. Paul Fletcher made the video guys delete it.

:o Why? Were we to blame?

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Re: Most Embarrassing Burnley moment.

Postby Claret&Green » Tue Jul 17, 2018 12:06 am

Billy O'Rourke's debut in goal away at QPR. Shown on MOTD lost 7-0 and O'Rourke wasn't at fault for any of them, in fact I believe The Burnley Express named him MoM for Clarets.
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Re: Most Embarrassing Burnley moment.

Postby claptrappers_union » Tue Jul 17, 2018 1:12 am

cricketfieldclarets wrote::o Why? Were we to blame?


No, but look how many times it’s been mentioned in this thread though. I don’t know why football fans find things embarrassing, no one else gives a ****.

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Re: Most Embarrassing Burnley moment.

Postby GordonvaleClaret » Tue Jul 17, 2018 2:04 am

ZizkovClaret wrote:I wasn't alive then, but the reports of Bob Lord's diatribe against the "Jews at the BBC" doesn't really sit well, especially when the holocaust would have been so much fresher in the memory


Back then in them good old days when I was a lad and proper plain English was spoken, the word "jew" was common in general chatter.

As a noun it described someone who was perceived to be "careful with their money", as were "Yorkie" and "Scot".
As a verb it meant to cheat or defraud, as was "jock".

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Re: Most Embarrassing Burnley moment.

Postby Antmass » Tue Jul 17, 2018 3:08 am

JarrowClaret wrote:Getting beat by 9 man Rochdale with our reserve Goalie in Rochdales nets ( was onloan) will take some beating I guess.


At home too

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Re: Most Embarrassing Burnley moment.

Postby Boll ewood » Tue Jul 17, 2018 3:14 am

Bradford away under ternant. 2 1 up against nine men. Under no pressure at all and we decided to play around at the back with ball and think it was Steve Davis but could be wrong lost the ball and we conceded a last minute equaliser.
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Re: Most Embarrassing Burnley moment.

Postby Vegas Claret » Tue Jul 17, 2018 3:25 am

cricketfieldclarets wrote:Our fans booing Tony Philiskirk off... after he scored a hattrick!


That was dreadful, I felt really sorry for him

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Re: Most Embarrassing Burnley moment.

Postby Oshkoshclaret » Tue Jul 17, 2018 3:43 am

David Jones mk1 scoring against us as we lost 1-0 at home to Doncaster

Paul Fletcher's megaphone

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Re: Most Embarrassing Burnley moment.

Postby SpringHillClaret » Tue Jul 17, 2018 6:46 am

Non football related it must be Fancy Pants Dog Troupe or Chico .... whilst on the field of play it must be Wimbledon

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Re: Most Embarrassing Burnley moment.

Postby bartons baggage » Tue Jul 17, 2018 7:28 am

This forum after a defeat.

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Re: Most Embarrassing Burnley moment.

Postby dushanbe » Tue Jul 17, 2018 8:27 am

Coming off the turf and making my way towards Yorkshire street. Waiting for traffic at the junction and making a dart across the road out of the crowd, nipping between two cars without realising one was towing the other.
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Re: Most Embarrassing Burnley moment.

Postby Chobulous » Tue Jul 17, 2018 10:39 am

GordonvaleClaret wrote:Back then in them good old days when I was a lad and proper plain English was spoken, the word "jew" was common in general chatter.

As a noun it described someone who was perceived to be "careful with their money", as were "Yorkie" and "Scot".
As a verb it meant to cheat or defraud, as was "jock".


I'll second Gordonvale on this. It was an established part of the vernacular in those days. Someone was described as "jewish" if they were in any way tight fisted. He was alluding to the BBC not paying enough to televise games. he was NOT suggesting that the BBC was run by actual jewish people. As is the practice nowadays his comments are looked at in today's context rather that the context of the times.

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Re: Most Embarrassing Burnley moment.

Postby South West Claret. » Tue Jul 17, 2018 10:58 am

dushanbe wrote:Coming off the turf and making my way towards Yorkshire street. Waiting for traffic at the junction and making a dart across the road out of the crowd, nipping between two cars without realising one was towing the other.


Ha ha very good that one :D

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Re: Most Embarrassing Burnley moment.

Postby Clevedon Claret » Tue Jul 17, 2018 11:09 am

Ade Akinbuyme coming on and going absolutely bonkers laying into an opponent, Live on tv. :oops:

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Re: Most Embarrassing Burnley moment.

Postby ZizkovClaret » Tue Jul 17, 2018 12:08 pm

GordonvaleClaret wrote:Back then in them good old days when I was a lad and proper plain English was spoken, the word "jew" was common in general chatter.

As a noun it described someone who was perceived to be "careful with their money", as were "Yorkie" and "Scot".
As a verb it meant to cheat or defraud, as was "jock".


Nah, i wouldnt have them as the "good old days", i'd say we now know better

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Re: Most Embarrassing Burnley moment.

Postby Steve1956 » Tue Jul 17, 2018 12:13 pm

The toilets behind the Beehole end next to the food kiosk,I'm sure the slash used to run out of the toilet entrance all the way down the walkway,and the Longside bogs in the middle of a wilderness...we really have come a long way

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Re: Most Embarrassing Burnley moment.

Postby cutsy123 » Tue Jul 17, 2018 12:30 pm

McDonalds windows going through when we lost to the horse prodders
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Re: Most Embarrassing Burnley moment.

Postby Top Claret » Tue Jul 17, 2018 12:42 pm

Rovers away around the 2000 mark when I think they put 5 past us
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Re: Most Embarrassing Burnley moment.

Postby Silkyskills1 » Tue Jul 17, 2018 12:45 pm

Think it was 1967, near the end of the season and we let in seven at Sheff Wed. Met up with mates of mine that night, a couple of them Rovers fans and being just 15 years of age had to put up with some ' mickey-taking' which got worse when I bragged to them that Harry Thomson had saved a penalty. Sometimes it really does pay to keep your mouth shut.

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Re: Most Embarrassing Burnley moment.

Postby fatboy47 » Tue Jul 17, 2018 12:56 pm

10 minutes into the Wembley play off final, I turned to my daughter to tell her I was concerned about Elliott.

Felt he looked like a rabbit in the headlights and I really hoped he wasn't going to bottle the whole game.

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Re: Most Embarrassing Burnley moment.

Postby SGr » Tue Jul 17, 2018 12:59 pm

Reading the statistic that a top flight club has only ever lost to a non league club on 3 occasions.....and Burnley account for two of them. :?

Edit: In a competitive fixture, obviously

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Re: Most Embarrassing Burnley moment.

Postby Spike » Tue Jul 17, 2018 1:08 pm

I expected more of folks personal days of shame

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Re: Most Embarrassing Burnley moment.

Postby dsr » Tue Jul 17, 2018 1:31 pm

SGr wrote:Reading the statistic that a top flight club has only ever lost to a non league club on 3 occasions.....and Burnley account for two of them. :?

Edit: In a competitive fixture, obviously

That's just at home. Other teams have lost to non-league clubs away, but at home it's just us twice and Birmingham v Altrincham.

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Re: Most Embarrassing Burnley moment.

Postby SGr » Tue Jul 17, 2018 2:19 pm

dsr wrote:That's just at home. Other teams have lost to non-league clubs away, but at home it's just us twice and Birmingham v Altrincham.


Point taken :lol: still poor


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