The Beautiful Old Girl

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  1. MarioKempes

    MarioKempes Well-Known Member

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    Excellent photos, they really do bring back some memories.
     
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    Fantastic logo !!!

    Although I just cannot get my head around why the shirt isn't Toby RED.
     
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    Happy days.

    Being young.

    30p to get into the ground as a junior.

    Anton Otulakowski, a Wagon Wheel at half time & change ends to see us kicking towards goal.
     
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    No you haven't made it up SD. My son and I used to stand on the bottom step right in the middle of
    the goal on the Ponte Road end and we had a clear view of what happened. If you recall in those days the changing rooms were situated in the West Stand.?

    The team went down the tunnel and re-appeared soon after at the front of the West stand and started spraying
    each other and the fans below with bubbly. Gerry Taggart was particularly animated.
    We talked about it when I met him and Brendan O'Connell in the Hilton Hotel Wembley the night before we
    played Cardiff City in the FA Cup Semi final and he said he still suffered " flashbacks."!!

    I don't know what happened to him but I seem to remember we never ever heard the regular match day announcer
    who told the crowd we were in the play offs that day on the microphone at any future home games.

    Some folk had sympathy for him but you would have thought he could have had a little radio like the one I had
    and checked that we had in fact qualified before taking a flier and announcing the arrangements for play off tickets.?

    As you say every Barnsley fan there that day was absolutely gutted and rightly so.

    We felt bad about it but I bet our supporters in the 1919-1920 season must have been absolutely gutted.
    Having finished 3rd in League 2 in the 1914-15 season football was suspended due to the War.
    When the League was about to start again Derby and Preston went up and a vote was taken as to who would
    be promoted with them. Technically it should have been us. Wolves finished 4th and Birmingham 5th.
    The vote came down in Arsenals favour. They had finished 4 points behind us in 6th place.!
    What a liberty.?

    It was later proved that Arsenal had bribed some of those eligible to vote. It took 82 years for us to reach the promised
    land. When we did I always had the feeling the FA didn't really want us there because you seemed to perceive that the powers that be including match officials went out of their way to frustrate us.!
     
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    Turns out that they needed the 1st division football to fill their new ground, Highbury, which they had just moved to in North London, so that didn't please the Spurs representative either and he threw a wobbly and left.
     
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    There would be a right row if anything happened like that today.
    Don't know how they were allowed to get away with it .
    Sepp Blatter wasn't on the FA committee back then was he.?
     
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    As noted above it put us top of the league. If I recall didn't we go top of the league the previous week. And what was for just five hours. Because Plymouth won that evening. Meaning that Plymouth game we won was actually a top 2 clash. (After about 5 or so games I think).

    IF I've nailed that I've even surprised my memory....

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    v Wolves 1983 before Kipper took those tiles off
     
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    image.jpeg Construction of the Ponty end
     

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