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    Deereyme66
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    Brings a tear to the eye (stop laughing TW:) ):

    https://images.app.goo.gl/smRK5P8S8KeAouXc6

    #174759

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    Sat for a few seasons in the seated tier nearest Donny Road End, about half way along and half way up. Seen glass fall out the side panels several times during games and smash onto the concrete steps you took up and down to enter and exit the stand on that side. Health and safety? Forget it, this was the OSG.😅

    #174766

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    On a good day I bet you could get a good waft from the urinals down below 😆.

    Used to nip up there for a bit on quiet days (plenty if those) when the steward got distracted and we ran past and up the stairs

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    #174769

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    They missed a trick when they didn’t build GP cantilever all the way round.

    If they could do it in the late 50s they could have done it 30 years later.

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    That wouldn’t be the urinals Deery, it would have been Heathy sat half a dozen seats away from you!!!

    I used to be a Fox Street fan in those days, I knew one of the turnstile men that also worked with me rebuilding Nypro at Flixborough, I used to take my three small sons to matches, and two of them used to pass the turnstiles with us other two, there wasn’t supposed to be children go free, but we managed it, also there must have been as many climb over the back fence as came through the gates, but with our top players being on £20 PER WEEK, the club didn’t really need much cash those days, and the club certainly didn’t have about ten players in the treatment room those days, the squad could manage with 15 players, and you could usually write down who was playing for the next month. I cannot ever remember a player that refused to play or had fallen out with the manager, and had been placed on the nauty step.
    And never talk of any New Stadiums until the one time when they actually did move to the GP ground, and good attacking football with FIVE forwards and TWO at the back, resulting in entertaining attacking football, those were the days.

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    #174796

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    bit ironic NI we build the first cantilever stand in the world which was made locally then end up with the shit tip of glanny park

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    #174800

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    Anyone have anymore photos of the OSG?

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    Just what I was thinking Awaywego!

    CBRP – There’s a couple of website’s floating around in the ether with images of lost grounds. The guys I play 5 a side with have been doing a quiz “name the lost ground”.

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    Brings a tear to the eye (stop laughing TW:) ):

    https://images.app.goo.gl/smRK5P8S8KeAouXc6

    I can’t stop, as I never started. I find things like this very interesting, and ‘back in the day’ was an urban explorer before anyone knew the term. :-)

    It’s our time.

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    #174821

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    Only jesting TW :)

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    It’s those white shirts again!

    I need to know what was going on kit-wise in 57/58.

    Why did we wear them in that home game? Why did we wear them at St James Park when the claret and blue would not have clashed with Newcastle’s black and white?

    BTW On the dressing room photo does anyone else think Jack Haigh looks like Alex Turner of the Arctic Monkeys?

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    57/58 was the year we got the big floodlights. We were playing in white as first strip to be seen better? Around this period we went from predominantly claret to blue shirts to be seen better. So I read the other day anyway.

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    BS will remember. He’s about 104 years

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    We didn’t change to white until 59/60 and then it was with gold and blue trim and blue shorts.

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    #174869

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    Someone must know NI. Staffy?

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    I can see the Alex Turner resemblance

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    Gallery: Belgium pre-season tour 1999

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    #175183

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    Great pics. How did Sheldon pick up the shiner?

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    13th picture down, who’s the keeper in that photo, don’t recognise him? Pretty sure it’s not Tommy Evans?

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