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Re: those was the days

Postby eastcoastclaret » Sat Jul 14, 2018 12:04 pm

Fantastic pitch pictures CH



Shit pitches,Heavy wet leather footballs, footware made with nails for studs and leather an inch thick, players pissed from the night before, terrible diets etc etc

Strange thing is injuries seem to be more common these days...
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Re: those was the days

Postby BoleynBadges » Sun Jul 15, 2018 3:50 pm

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This superb picture illustrates perfectly how muddy the pitch is at Dorking's Meadowbank ground in 1992 for an FA Cup first round match against Plymouth. Argyle won an exciting tie 3-2 against the non-League outfit and made it to the third round, where they were beaten 3-1 at Ipswich
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The centre circle doesn't look at its best here at Luton's Kenilworth Road ground for the 1984 women's European Championship final second leg between England and Sweden. England won the game 1-0, making the score 1-1 on aggregate, with Sweden winning a penalty shootout. It's not like England to lose on penalties, is it?
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The pitch at Wembley was in one of its worst ever states for the 1969 League Cup final between Swindon and Arsenal. The terrible playing conditions were blamed on the fact that the Horse of the Year Show took place at the stadium only a week earlier. In the final, third division Swindon caused one of the great upsets, winning 3-1. Here, Peter Noble and Roger Smart celebrate one of Swindon's goals, with Arsenal's Bobby Gould the picture of frustration in the background
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I bet this lot were looking forward to their bath - here Sheffield Wednesday's Alan Warboys (left), Burnley's Ralph Coates (centre) and Wednesday goalkeeper Peter Springett (right) are seen after a Division One match between Burnley and Sheffield Wednesday in 1969
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There must have been something about 1970 - Chelsea and Watford battled through their FA Cup semi-final on an awful White Hart Lane pitch, and the surface at Hillsborough wasn't much better for the other semi-final between Leeds and Manchester United. Here, Pat Crerand clears the ball, watched by team-mates Tony Dunne and Carlo Sartori, while Terry Cooper tries to make an impression for Leeds. Both this game and the replay at Villa Park finished 0-0. In the second replay at Bolton's Burnden Park, Leeds legend Billy Bremner scored the only goal to send the Yorkshire club into the final
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Re: those was the days

Postby BoleynBadges » Sat Jul 21, 2018 12:04 pm

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It's now 22 years since football was played at Plough Lane in Wimbledon - the ground certainly has its place in football history. The pitch looks in a decidedly poor state for this match between the Dons and Aston Villa in 1989. Here, Gordon Cowans (left) neatly avoids Lawrie Sanchez's sliding tackle. Wimbledon won the match 1-0 and they actually finished five places above Villa in Division One that season in 12th
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Arguably, the most notorious of all Britain's muddy pitches was at Derby's Baseball Ground - it doesn't look brilliant in this 1972 picture of Scotland winger Archie Gemmill playing for Derby against Arsenal, a Division One game that the hosts won 2-0
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This burst must have taken a fair bit of effort as Nottingham Forest defender Viv Anderson races past Bristol City's Terry Cooper at the City Ground in 1980. The popular Anderson, who was the first black player to represent England, was with Forest for a decade before joining Arsenal, and later Manchester United
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Here is another picture from The Valley, this time from 1951 - BillyKiernan forces the ball home in a Division One game against Stoke in 1951. Charlton struggled for large part of the 1950-51 season, eventually finishing 17th. Stoke didn't fare much better, finishing 13th in the table
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The Horse of the Year show was blamed for the state of the pitch in a Wembley cup final again in 1970, and the surface for the FA Cup showpiece between Leeds and Chelsea was in an awful state. The pigeons at the bottom of the picture didn't seem too concerned, mind you. The game finished in a 2-2 draw, with the pitch deemed so poor that the replay took place at Old Trafford
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Re: those was the days

Postby BoleynBadges » Fri Jul 27, 2018 2:34 pm

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Here is another picture from The Valley, this time from 1951 - BillyKiernan forces the ball home in a Division One game against Stoke in 1951. Charlton struggled for large part of the 1950-51 season, eventually finishing 17th. Stoke didn't fare much better, finishing 13th in the table
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I like the clarity in this picture - here Arsenal goalkeeper Bob Wilson fails to stop Liverpool's John Toshack scoring in a 2-0 win for the hosts at Anfield in January 1971. The Gunners had the last laugh that season however, beating Liverpool in the FA Cup final to secure an historic Double on a much better pitch at Wembley
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Players jump for the ball in during an FA Cup tie between Arsenal and Preston at Highbury in 1922. The game finished in a 1-1 draw, with Preston winning the replay 2-1 and going all the way to the final, where they were beaten by Huddersfield
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A muddy Billy Bremner at the Baseball Ground in April 1971, a day in which his Leeds team were beaten 2-0 by Derby. Leeds eventually finished runners-up to Arsenal by just a point that season
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Frank Lampard Snr playing for West Ham in an FA Cup quarter-final at Arsenal in 1975. The Hammers won the game 2-0, with both goals coming from Alan Taylor, on their way to winning the competition
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Re: those was the days

Postby BoleynBadges » Sat Aug 04, 2018 10:29 am

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Kevin Keegan is pictured in a Mercedes in Hamburg in 1978, a year after he joined from Liverpool. A superb six-year spell with Liverpool had made Keegan one of the game's hottest properties and during his three years with Hamburg, he was named European Footballer of the Year in 1978 and 1979
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This is the England World Cup squad just before the 1970 tournament in Mexico, posing with a Ford Cortina 1600E donated by the RAC. The nation had high hopes of success in 1970 but England were knocked out by old rivals West Germany in the quarter-finals
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This picture was taken a quarter of a century ago, with a smiling Paul Gascoigne picking up his brand new personalised Rover. In early 1988, speculation was growing that Gascoigne would leave Newcastle and he eventually did move, to Tottenham. The man known as 'Gazza' will be best remembered by the majority of the public for crying after being booked during England's titanic World Cup semi-final against West Germany in 1990
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Here is a picture of Scotland striker Andy Gray pictured outside his house with his Panther in 1980. Gray was playing for Wolves at the time but would later help Everton to a league title in 1985. Younger fans will know him best not as a player but as one of the more famous TV pundits of the past 20 years
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Ipswich midfielder Colin Viljoen poses in the Portman Road car park in 1970 with his Mk 1 Ford Cortina Deluxe. South Africa-born Viljoen played for Ipswich for 12 years, before joining Manchester City, and later Chelsea. He played twice for England, against Wales and Northern Ireland, both in 1975
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This charming 1947 picture shows Scotland inside forward Tommy Walker, then with Chelsea, pointing out an interesting feature in the engine of his new car to AE Ford, the Middlesex Wanderers RFU President. Walker scored nine goals in his 21 games for Scotland, twice scoring against old rivals England at Wembley
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Re: those was the days

Postby Flairon » Sun Aug 05, 2018 10:58 am

Not black and white but worthy of a post methinks.
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Re: those was the days

Postby Flairon » Sun Aug 05, 2018 11:02 am

On a side note, how do you change a jfif (jpeg) file to a jpg file?
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Re: those was the days

Postby BoleynBadges » Sun Aug 05, 2018 12:32 pm

Flairon wrote:Not black and white but worthy of a post methinks.





should have stuck it in the west ham days gione by thread mate
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Re: those was the days

Postby BoleynBadges » Sat Aug 18, 2018 12:34 am

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Brazilian legend Pele and his first wife, Rosemeri dos Reis Cholbi, shopping in Paris where they took their honeymoon in 1966. Still widely considered to be the greatest footballer of all time, Pele inspired his beloved Brazil to World Cup glory in 1958, 1962 and 1970
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Eusebio snaps up the Otis Redding record '(Sittin' On) The Dock of the Bay' in a music shop in Harlow, Essex in 1968, ahead of the European Cup final between his Benfica team and Manchester United. The Portuguese great couldn't inspire Benfica to victory at Wembley, famously having a late chance saved by Alex Stepney, as United claimed a 4-1 win after extra-time
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George Best and Mike Summerbee pictured at their fashion boutique in Manchester. The legendary Best starred for United in the 1960s, helping them to European Cup glory. Summerbee is one of City's most popular ever players and won the league and FA Cup in his time at Maine Road
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The words 'So George, where did it all go wrong?' once again come to mind here. Best takes a measurement for a mini skirt in his boutique on the left, and is pictured with Summerbee on the right. It was a famous time for both football and fashion in Manchester
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