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7 minutes ago, Burndens Bogs said:

I think the biggest crowd I was ever on the embankment for, was the semi final Man U v Leeds Utd around 1970. Billy Bremner scored the only goal & the embankment was absolutely rammed.

I was on the embankment that night; also for the 1966 semi final when Everton beat Munich 1-0. Packed like sardines the Everton game

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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 🤣

12 hours ago, RUREADY2ROLL said:

I was on the embankment that night; also for the 1966 semi final when Everton beat Munich 1-0. Packed like sardines the Everton game

My dad went to that game, he was on the lever end with the Everton fans. There is a picture of Dennis Law missing a sitter in front of a packed embankment, it was in one of the old football encyclopedias. 

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19 hours ago, embankment said:

Just been sent via Wats App an 11 minute clip of the 1945 North v South cup final.

First 4 mins are off the Embankment and team training for the semi - final against Manchester.

Problem is i do not know how to post it.

I also cannot find it on you .tube

Some clever Young person needs to find it and post it on here.

Send it someone with a Twitter or youtube accout and theyll upload it. 

@paulhanleycould do it on his YouTube. Id do it on Twitter although it may be too long.

 

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54 minutes ago, boltondiver said:

I’m sure there was enough room to redevelop Burnden

 

Loads, we missed a trick there. The whole site where mfi was, we could have even turned the pitch round (because if the terraced house behined the Lever end) and fully re-built it, played somewhere else for a season or two.

Anyway not up for debate, what's done is done. I bet the Police were glad we moved away from the town centre.

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As a kid I used to work on the groundstaff at Burnden - I remember chopping the ice and snow off the Embankment to try to get a game on against Everton at the end of the 70's - it was lethal - It was the game where George Wood clattered Peter Reid and lost us the first £1m player. bought my first car (a rusty old hillman avenger) from the wages though.

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You can find it easily just Google 'The Great game 'by the British Council .Sommat to do with healthy propaganda those guys .Can't get healthier than this

.Not all of the footage is at Burnden if you look closely some of the footage of bwfc v stretford munitions workers is at Maine rd (Old Trafford out of action due to bomb damage) not to be confused with thembankment.They do show Lofty scoring at the Embankment though.It was a two legged affair we won 1-0 at home via Lofty then drew 2-2 at Malne Rd.Barras scoring both.

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On 28/11/2020 at 10:10, SatanGreavsie said:

I wasn't at the Everton game in the LC semi as I'd just started going (first game was the one before, beating Notts C) and so I've often wondered out of the 50k how many were Everton? Just because the most Bolton fans I've been with at a game must be the 36k for the Fulham match (Fulham brought one coach) - as there's no way we've had a 36k allocation for any Wembley/Cardiff event, and other big crowds at Burnden I'd been in had significant away numbers. So if you were at the Everton game do you beat the 36k?

I only remember bits of the game, the Mackenzie penalty miss was the abiding memory. The atmosphere was off the scale though, hairs on the back of the neck were bristling as the teams came out.  I do remember the disappointment after being so close to Wembley and I recall an older Everton fan consoling me briefly as we trudged under the bridge afterwards.

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7 minutes ago, Casino said:

The Everton away leg was amazing

When Whatmore scored in front of us, wow, just wow

Radio comms are well worth a listen

Only did the home, remember the radio commentary of the first leg equaliser, must have been amazing to be there.  It was from a free kick given for too many steps by the keeper wasn't it ? Those were the days!

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