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Is out top gate not 69912? 

I knew that number before I knew what a number was :lol: my dad used to sing it to me 🤣

4 minutes ago, gonzo said:

Always had 28k in my head

Aye, me too. I'm following a discussion on a FB page about big terraces. Charlton seem to have the bragging rights but their terrace runs down the side of the pitch so it would naturally be longer.

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5 minutes ago, Underpants said:

Aye, me too. I'm following a discussion on a FB page about big terraces. Charlton seem to have the bragging rights but their terrace runs down the side of the pitch so it would naturally be longer.

living on the edge eh!

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For the life of me I cant imagine 70k cramming into Burnden.  The biggest crowds I was part of were Spurs/Fulham in 77-78, about 33,000 and it seemed absolutely packed.  But I know there were 50k for the Everton semi and surely that was the absolute maximum at the time?  I think the fact that the average height/weight of a human has reduced over the decades has to be a factor.  If they were calculating capacity for Burnden now there's no way they'd be suggesting 70k, nearer 50k I bet.

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12 minutes ago, Johnnyrotten said:

For the life of me I cant imagine 70k cramming into Burnden.  The biggest crowds I was part of were Spurs/Fulham in 77-78, about 33,000 and it seemed absolutely packed.  But I know there were 50k for the Everton semi and surely that was the absolute maximum at the time?  I think the fact that the average height/weight of a human has reduced over the decades has to be a factor.  If they were calculating capacity for Burnden now there's no way they'd be suggesting 70k, nearer 50k I bet.

Pissing myself laughing here 🤣🤣🤣

 

 

Were you being serious ? 😏

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1 hour ago, Underpants said:

What was the capacity of the Embankment in its pomp? Seen some pictures from back in the day and it looks rammed. Just to clarify I'm talking about the Embankment terrace at BP and not the chubby poster on here.

Put ya fishing rod away .

I was on for the Everton game and it was packed. 
24366 was its maximum capacity .

This was slightly reduced when the Bovril Bar was built and the River Caves extended . ( top left hand corner) . Capacity was then 23297 . It remained at this for along time.

The scoreboard was capable of holding 5 people . But only had 2 viewing hatches.

It was a bad day when the concrete segregation was installed and away fans were allowed in 1third of it .

It was a travesty when Normid was built on it. 
It was without doubt the finest open air terrace in the North and North West of England.

Yep I had dust in my eyes when I walked away from it for the last time.


 

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5 minutes ago, embankment said:

Put ya fishing rod away .

I was on for the Everton game and it was packed. 
24366 was its maximum capacity .

This was slightly reduced when the Bovril Bar was built and the River Caves extended . ( top left hand corner) . Capacity was then 23297 . It remained at this for along time.

The scoreboard was capable of holding 5 people . But only had 2 viewing hatches.

It was a bad day when the concrete segregation was installed and away fans were allowed in 1third of it .

It was a travesty when Normid was built on it. 
It was without doubt the finest open air terrace in the North and North West of England.

Yep I had dust in my eyes when I walked away from it for the last time.


 

And dont forget those trains that used to stop at the back for a cheeky free view, I reckon a couple of hundred could be added.

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Just now, Mr Grey said:

And dont forget those trains that used to stop at the back for a cheeky free view, I reckon a couple of hundred could be added.

Woah - think about it , The Cab is raised up from the carriages. So only the driver and fireman could see over the concrete wall.

Get ya bloody facts reet !!

 

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3 minutes ago, embankment said:

Woah - think about it , The Cab is raised up from the carriages. So only the driver and fireman could see over the concrete wall.

Get ya bloody facts reet !!

 

Off course, and people were smaller in them days, midget times.

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46 minutes ago, embankment said:

Put ya fishing rod away .

I was on for the Everton game and it was packed. 
24366 was its maximum capacity .

This was slightly reduced when the Bovril Bar was built and the River Caves extended . ( top left hand corner) . Capacity was then 23297 . It remained at this for along time.

The scoreboard was capable of holding 5 people . But only had 2 viewing hatches.

It was a bad day when the concrete segregation was installed and away fans were allowed in 1third of it .

It was a travesty when Normid was built on it. 
It was without doubt the finest open air terrace in the North and North West of England.

Yep I had dust in my eyes when I walked away from it for the last time.


 

Strange he didnt bite about the chubby reference

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46 minutes ago, Mr Grey said:

Pissing myself laughing here 🤣🤣🤣

 

 

Were you being serious ? 😏

I was going to say it in jest, then when I thought about it, how could it not be a factor?  In 1954, average weight of a Brit was 11st 6, and 34 inch waist.  Now its 12st 6, waist 37, so fair to assume in early 1900s the gap was even bigger.  50k people stood on terraces in 1910 may have needed 20% less space than 50k in 2000!  How else can you explain Burnden holding 70k? Take it or leave it, no charge for this analysis 😀  

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1 hour ago, embankment said:

Put ya fishing rod away .

I was on for the Everton game and it was packed. 
24366 was its maximum capacity .

This was slightly reduced when the Bovril Bar was built and the River Caves extended . ( top left hand corner) . Capacity was then 23297 . It remained at this for along time.

The scoreboard was capable of holding 5 people . But only had 2 viewing hatches.

It was a bad day when the concrete segregation was installed and away fans were allowed in 1third of it .

It was a travesty when Normid was built on it. 
It was without doubt the finest open air terrace in the North and North West of England.

Yep I had dust in my eyes when I walked away from it for the last time.


 

Too right.  I initially thought other terraces might be as good eg Forest, Arsenal, Palace, Huddersfield - but when visiting them, realised they wern't a patch on th'Embankment.

It was great when it was packed, although that was rare in my time, but even when there was only a few thousand on there it was a cracking place to watch a game.

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51 minutes ago, RUREADY2ROLL said:

Yes but they had a 60K capacity for a long time; semi finals in the 60's where 60K

And only those counted at the turnstiles, official attendance, many more non-payer, underneath turnstiles, over the embankment and a few war tunnels. Add another 10 to 15k, all slim fuckers mind and all smokers.

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