ARTICLE: Frank Casper – January 1983 to June 1983

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ARTICLE: Frank Casper – January 1983 to June 1983

Post by ClaretTony » Fri May 22, 2020 11:16 am

Managers feature moves on to Frank Casper who replaced Brian Miller in Jan 1983

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Re: ARTICLE: Frank Casper – January 1983 to June 1983

Post by Athletico mtoto » Fri May 22, 2020 12:03 pm

What a great night the Spurs league cup game was.
We went to the Bolton game on the Saturday before
and everybody was on a downer after that game.
The Spurs game was my mates 18th birthday.
He couldn’t have been happier.

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Re: ARTICLE: Frank Casper – January 1983 to June 1983

Post by Wokingclaret » Fri May 22, 2020 4:29 pm

Was hoping it was going to work out and perhaps in the end he was hard done by. However, apart from good signings, it didn't work out the second time either.

I know exactly where i was that Spurs night, listening to the commentary on Radio 2 :D

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Re: ARTICLE: Frank Casper – January 1983 to June 1983

Post by HuncoatClaret » Fri May 22, 2020 9:55 pm

Brian Miller once told the Accy Clarets that "terms were agreed with Danny Wilson for the 82/83 season, he needed to replace Tommy Cassidy, who could no longer do 90mins" . The directors pulled the plug on the deal at the last minute and Miller never knew why. It might have been so different, it took a long time to recover from that relegation.

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Re: ARTICLE: Frank Casper – January 1983 to June 1983

Post by ClaretTony » Fri May 22, 2020 10:53 pm

HuncoatClaret wrote:
Fri May 22, 2020 9:55 pm
Brian Miller once told the Accy Clarets that "terms were agreed with Danny Wilson for the 82/83 season, he needed to replace Tommy Cassidy, who could no longer do 90mins" . The directors pulled the plug on the deal at the last minute and Miller never knew why. It might have been so different, it took a long time to recover from that relegation.
They did the same with Aldridge & Cockerill and then prevented him bringing in Reid from Bolton.

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Re: ARTICLE: Frank Casper – January 1983 to June 1983

Post by ElectroClaret » Fri May 22, 2020 10:55 pm

Think I also remember him on the pitch at Deadwood when the Darwen End was being dismantled, (Easter, '83?) trying to calm the fans down.

I'll always remember Frank for his playing abilities, rather than his managerial prowess.

Great Claret stalwart.

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Re: ARTICLE: Frank Casper – January 1983 to June 1983

Post by ClaretTony » Sat May 23, 2020 9:22 am

ElectroClaret wrote:
Fri May 22, 2020 10:55 pm
Think I also remember him on the pitch at Deadwood when the Darwen End was being dismantled, (Easter, '83?) trying to calm the fans down.

I'll always remember Frank for his playing abilities, rather than his managerial prowess.

Great Claret stalwart.
I sort of opted to miss that game out, it was one of the five successive defeats that saw us slide back down. I'm not so sure Frank did anything to calm anything down to be honest. He came out and said over a microphone that the fans causing the problems were a disgrace and not wanted at Burnley.

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Re: ARTICLE: Frank Casper – January 1983 to June 1983

Post by jackmiggins » Sat May 23, 2020 9:58 am

Very classy player - came on a long, long way since goalkeeping in Barnsley.

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Re: ARTICLE: Frank Casper – January 1983 to June 1983

Post by djemba-djemba » Sat May 23, 2020 10:24 am

ClaretTony wrote:
Sat May 23, 2020 9:22 am
I sort of opted to miss that game out, it was one of the five successive defeats that saw us slide back down. I'm not so sure Frank did anything to calm anything down to be honest. He came out and said over a microphone that the fans causing the problems were a disgrace and not wanted at Burnley.
Fair point from Frank.

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Re: ARTICLE: Frank Casper – January 1983 to June 1983

Post by JohnDearyMe » Sat May 23, 2020 12:12 pm

Who knocked us out of the FA Cup that season and did we beat any teams from higher divisions in that run?

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Re: ARTICLE: Frank Casper – January 1983 to June 1983

Post by ClaretTony » Sat May 23, 2020 1:38 pm

JohnDearyMe wrote:
Sat May 23, 2020 12:12 pm
Who knocked us out of the FA Cup that season and did we beat any teams from higher divisions in that run?
We'd beaten Coventry, Birmingham and Spurs in the League Cup, all first division clubs but none in the FA Cup. We'd beaten Carlisle, Swindon and Crystal Palace before losing the replay at Sheffield Wednesday in the 6th round.

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Re: ARTICLE: Frank Casper – January 1983 to June 1983

Post by djemba-djemba » Sat May 23, 2020 2:40 pm

What's your recollections of the replay at Hillsborough?

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Re: ARTICLE: Frank Casper – January 1983 to June 1983

Post by Down_Rover » Sat May 23, 2020 4:58 pm

djemba-djemba wrote:
Sat May 23, 2020 2:40 pm
What's your recollections of the replay at Hillsborough?
It felt like a loss before kick off. Sheffield fans had turned out in droves and the atmosphere was such that we were lambs to the slaughter

Only ever felt that prematch once more. At Arsenal when the Frog retired.

Both games 5-0

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Re: ARTICLE: Frank Casper – January 1983 to June 1983

Post by Down_Rover » Sat May 23, 2020 5:00 pm

Wokingclaret wrote:
Fri May 22, 2020 4:29 pm
Was hoping it was going to work out and perhaps in the end he was hard done by. However, apart from good signings, it didn't work out the second time either.

I know exactly where i was that Spurs night, listening to the commentary on Radio 2 :D
I know exactly where I was too

In the stand at White Hart Lane!

Bloody long walk back to Seven Sisters without daring to gloat

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Re: ARTICLE: Frank Casper – January 1983 to June 1983

Post by ClaretTony » Sat May 23, 2020 5:15 pm

djemba-djemba wrote:
Sat May 23, 2020 2:40 pm
What's your recollections of the replay at Hillsborough?
Doing OK that night until Brian Flynn gave a goal away and there was no way back from that. After the first goal they murdered us and the home fans were amazing that night.

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Re: ARTICLE: Frank Casper – January 1983 to June 1983

Post by djemba-djemba » Sat May 23, 2020 5:23 pm

I know a few that went over and aswell as the immense disappointment found it a very humiliating experience.

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Re: ARTICLE: Frank Casper – January 1983 to June 1983

Post by ClaretTony » Sat May 23, 2020 5:26 pm

djemba-djemba wrote:
Sat May 23, 2020 5:23 pm
I know a few that went over and aswell as the immense disappointment found it a very humiliating experience.
They were a better side than us but we'd played them three times previously that season and won one and drawn the other two. We were both in the same division but we went down and they finished sixth so in today's football would have made the play offs. We were OK until that first goal went in but were then simply outplayed on a night when everyone in Sheffield on the blue side seemed to turn out. There were 16,329 there for the league game earlier in the season but the cup attendance was 41,731.

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Re: ARTICLE: Frank Casper – January 1983 to June 1983

Post by djemba-djemba » Sat May 23, 2020 6:56 pm

Didn't Burnley beat Sheffield Wednesday at home 4-1 that same season?
Was that a bit of a fluke result or did it give real cause for optimism for the cup game?

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Re: ARTICLE: Frank Casper – January 1983 to June 1983

Post by ClaretTony » Sat May 23, 2020 9:37 pm

djemba-djemba wrote:
Sat May 23, 2020 6:56 pm
Didn't Burnley beat Sheffield Wednesday at home 4-1 that same season?
Was that a bit of a fluke result or did it give real cause for optimism for the cup game?
The league win was a shock result. We’d won one of the last 13 games, two out of the last 18. But we went into the cup tie on a good run of form so there was plenty of optimism. But they were just too good for us in the end.
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Re: ARTICLE: Frank Casper – January 1983 to June 1983

Post by Wokingclaret » Sun May 24, 2020 12:37 am

We could of won the first game had Stevie Taylor not messed the pen and that was virtually the end of him, despite a couple of hatricks that season, yet more goals in him in the seasons ahead.

Highlights also were beating David Speedie and Chelsea, Kevin Keegan's & Terry Mcdermot's Newcastle. there's 10,000 coming down as we were enroute from Guisborough.

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Re: ARTICLE: Frank Casper – January 1983 to June 1983

Post by Woodleyclaret » Sun May 24, 2020 4:28 am

I took a load of kids from my Oxfordshire school in our school minibus.The traffic was horrendous and when I spotted the police escorted Burnley team bus I latched on behind it
We were ushered into the ground parking .
A great night one of my all time favourite games still.

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Re: ARTICLE: Frank Casper – January 1983 to June 1983

Post by groove » Sun May 24, 2020 8:38 am

Wokingclaret wrote:
Sun May 24, 2020 12:37 am
We could of won the first game had Stevie Taylor not messed the pen and that was virtually the end of him, despite a couple of hatricks that season, yet more goals in him in the seasons ahead.

Highlights also were beating David Speedie and Chelsea, Kevin Keegan's & Terry Mcdermot's Newcastle. there's 10,000 coming down as we were enroute from Guisborough.
Watching the highlights that is possibly the most feeble penalty I've ever seen.

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Re: ARTICLE: Frank Casper – January 1983 to June 1983

Post by groove » Sun May 24, 2020 8:40 am

[quote=groove post_id=1280181 Watching the highlights that is possibly the most feeble penalty I've ever seen.

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