Discussion in 'Nostalgia' started by Jimmy viz, Jun 24, 2017.
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.
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.
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.!
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.
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.?
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
Construction of the Ponty end
These pictures bring back some wonderful memories.
Love these old crowd shots, we stood in different places at different times so can never resist scanning for me and my mates, you never know
Couple from the 1981 Televised 1-0 home win over Newcastle. Chris Waddle skipping over Joe Joyce, and I think it's Bobby Horn saving from Imre Varadi?
Love all these pics. I love the ground as it is now but seeing the West Stand here and where I stood for my first ever game makes me smile. As we look at the picture towards this end I stood on the barrier, a bit further down from the clubcall sign.
For a small gap it was bloomin cold at the top there
Brought a tear to my eye this one. The last time I saw my Late Father and Sister at Oakwell they were stood at the barrier nearest the bottom. I was stood with my mates at the 2nd barrier up from the wall just to the right of the goal. It must have been 52-53 years ago.
We were stood in virtually the same spot! I used to there or thereabouts for umpteen years!
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