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Brings a tear to the eye (stop laughing TW:) ):April 5, 2020 at 10:56 pm #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.😅April 6, 2020 at 9:52 am #174766
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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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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Anyone have anymore photos of the OSG?April 6, 2020 at 5:54 pm #174802
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”.April 6, 2020 at 7:39 pm #174813
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Brings a tear to the eye (stop laughing TW:) ):
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.April 6, 2020 at 9:30 pm #174821
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?April 7, 2020 at 7:48 pm #174861
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.April 7, 2020 at 7:49 pm #174862
BS will remember. He’s about 104 yearsApril 7, 2020 at 9:50 pm #174867
We didn’t change to white until 59/60 and then it was with gold and blue trim and blue shorts.April 7, 2020 at 10:02 pm #174869
Someone must know NI. Staffy?April 7, 2020 at 10:05 pm #174870
I can see the Alex Turner resemblanceApril 12, 2020 at 9:29 am #175143
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Great pics. How did Sheldon pick up the shiner?April 14, 2020 at 1:49 am #175297
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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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