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1 hour ago, Boby Brno said:

That’s it, right there.

 As a fan, we put up with all sorts of football. Good, bad and utter shite but the overriding reason for any fan is being there. That’s all that matters to me and most other fans. Television or whatever is a poor substitution for actually being there. 

Looking back I think I was more attached to Burnden Park than BWFC. I stopped taking up a season ticket after 3 yrs or so at the Reebok, I still go to matches but it's not the same to me... could be because we are all sitting down?

First time I have admitted to this but at least we still have BWFC

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4 minutes ago, Dimron said:

Looking back I think I was more attached to Burnden Park than BWFC. I stopped taking up a season ticket after 3 yrs or so at the Reebok, I still go to matches but it's not the same to me... could be because we are all sitting down?

First time I have admitted to this but at least we still have BWFC

Surely geography plays a part in your case?

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I always loved Burnden, it's where I grew up watching Bolton.

I didn't think I had the same connection with the Reebok but turning up for my jab last week gave me goosebumps after so long away.

The last few years, I've stayed in pubs instead of going to games, spent entire halves underneath the stands because I've had no connection with the players.

The pride is back. I can't wait to be back either

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4 minutes ago, Dimron said:

Looking back I think I was more attached to Burnden Park than BWFC. I stopped taking up a season ticket after 3 yrs or so at the Reebok, I still go to matches but it's not the same to me... could be because we are all sitting down?

First time I have admitted to this but at least we still have BWFC

lets hope you and the other thousands who gave up on our club return, other wise we will never get back to the premier league

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2 minutes ago, victor meldrew said:

lets hope you and the other thousands who gave up on our club return, other wise we will never get back to the premier league

I've never given up but the Breezeblock never felt like home. I think that BWFC is my last real link with my roots, especially since my old mum passed away (I used to combine visits with matches).

However I do think you'll see me a lot more, "I follow" is probably the main reason, I've hardly missed a match this season and I have got right back into it, also thanks to talking to everyone on this site.

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10 minutes ago, Dimron said:

Looking back I think I was more attached to Burnden Park than BWFC. I stopped taking up a season ticket after 3 yrs or so at the Reebok, I still go to matches but it's not the same to me... could be because we are all sitting down?

First time I have admitted to this but at least we still have BWFC

Loved Burnden but like everything in life, things change. 
Great memories at Burnden. Great memories at The Reebok. 
Wouldn’t change a minute of it. Good and bad. The bad times make the good even better.

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9 minutes ago, victor meldrew said:

lets hope you and the other thousands who gave up on our club return, other wise we will never get back to the premier league

I know you and me are daft fuckers who turn up for owt, but if I lived 200 miles away, I'd struggle to bother

Anyway Dimron needs to get the train to the first away biggie

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1 minute ago, Dimron said:

I've never given up but the Breezeblock never felt like home. I think that BWFC is my last real link with my roots, especially since my old mum passed away (I used to combine visits with matches).

However I do think you'll see me a lot more, "I follow" is probably the main reason, I've hardly missed a match this season and I have got right back into it, also thanks to talking to everyone on this site.

People are a massive part of feeling/belonging.

The number of 4th division boys I saw in Bulgaria in our 1st Euro days was humbling. 

You might go years without turning up but the feeling of belonging never leaves you

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2 minutes ago, Casino said:

I know you and me are daft fuckers who turn up for owt, but if I lived 200 miles away, I'd struggle to bother

Anyway Dimron needs to get the train to the first away biggie

Definitely up for that one

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Folk that couldn’t be arsed with the reebok after burnden only missed the boozer. Fuck all else.

That first season or so was lively as. All the pisspots couldn’t be arsed after that, was too much effort.

Thats where the Chorley and Howrich lot stepped in.

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4 minutes ago, Boby Brno said:

Loved Burnden but like everything in life, things change. 
Great memories at Burnden. Great memories at The Reebok. 
Wouldn’t change a minute of it. Good and bad. The bad times make the good even better.

You're right there.

I'm feeling morose tonight, tomorrow is getting under my skin

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5 minutes ago, Dimron said:

You're right there.

I'm feeling morose tonight, tomorrow is getting under my skin

😊

Its normal end of season nerves. There have been many of these over the years. As I said in an earlier post. Not many teams have been in our position. Doesn’t get any easier though. 
 

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8 minutes ago, Boby Brno said:

😊

Its normal end of season nerves. There have been many of these over the years. As I said in an earlier post. Not many teams have been in our position. Doesn’t get any easier though. 
 

You know we are cut from the same cloth. 

 

My dad was too caught up in the fear of hooliganism and wouldn't take me to the match... Hence I was chosen to go to Burnden rather than OT.

I had so many craics with my mates over the years, the first being on the pitch against Preston. I think I was 13. In terms of ups and downs, I think it's 7/6 positive, but I have been drinking for a long long time. 

I was very keen not to make the same mistake as my dad, so my lads first match was just before his 2nd birthday. Luckily we beat Stoke 5-0. He has endured 80% shite since then, but he still has the buzz. 

He was in the pitch 4 years ago today, and whilst we can't do that tomorrow, we'll be there just in case something memorable does happen. 

Times like this are in short supply, make memories whilst you can... If it goes tits up, you'll still remember the moment, those you're with, and what you mean to each other. 

I'll be going for a beer or two, summat to eat, and watch on my phone... Any party will organic

 

COYWM 

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3 hours ago, Escobarp said:

We have two chances to get the win we need. That’s assuming we need a win. 
 

We don’t do stuff easy it’s what we do. But we’ve proven we are better than the majority of teams in this league. 
 

we will Be fine. We will win tomorrow. It will be nervy no doubt. But let’s enjoy it. 4 months ago we were fearing the worst. 

Two and one half months ago, we were mired in 20th place.  Third or higher is much better.

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2 hours ago, gonzo said:

 

86-87 Aldershot

87-88 Promoted Wrexham

88-89 Wembley - Torquay

89-90 Playoffs Notts County

#90-91 Wembley - Tranmere

91-92 Cup run and the Soton game

92-93 Liverpool in Cup and Promotion, Hull, PNE etc

93-94 Cup run - Everton, Arsenal, Villa

94-95 Cup Final, Reading Play Offs

95-96 Prem

96-97 Champions. Last Season Burnden.

97-98 Relegation last day

98-99 Watford Play off final 

99-00 Barry Knight, Tranmere Semi, Villa semi. 

00-01 Play off promotion.

01-02 Youri and survival

02-03 JJ and last day survival

03-04 Boro league cup final 

04-05 UEFA qualification

05-06 UEFA France, Bulgaria, Istanbul and Portugal.

06-07 UEFA qualification

07-08 Euro jollies to Germany, Macedonia, Serbia, Spain and Portugal.

08-09 Not much but ultimately still comfortably in PL

09-10 Much the same

10-11 Brum away, Stoke semi

11-12 Relegation last day 

12-13 Nearly made Play Offs 

13-14 Think this was a dead season 

14-15 Lennon upsurge, Liverpool In cup. 

15-16 Relegation

16-17 Promotion, Vale away etc 

17-18 Forest Home, Wilbraham

18-19 Relegation 

19-20 Relegation 

20- 21 ....

 

This is just in my life time.  Like many have said life is never dull. 

 

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2 hours ago, gonzo said:

 

86-87 Aldershot

87-88 Promoted Wrexham

88-89 Wembley - Torquay

89-90 Playoffs Notts County

#90-91 Wembley - Tranmere

91-92 Cup run and the Soton game

92-93 Liverpool in Cup and Promotion, Hull, PNE etc

93-94 Cup run - Everton, Arsenal, Villa

94-95 Cup Final, Reading Play Offs

95-96 Prem

96-97 Champions. Last Season Burnden.

97-98 Relegation last day

98-99 Watford Play off final 

99-00 Barry Knight, Tranmere Semi, Villa semi. 

00-01 Play off promotion.

01-02 Youri and survival

02-03 JJ and last day survival

03-04 Boro league cup final 

04-05 UEFA qualification

05-06 UEFA France, Bulgaria, Istanbul and Portugal.

06-07 UEFA qualification

07-08 Euro jollies to Germany, Macedonia, Serbia, Spain and Portugal.

08-09 Not much but ultimately still comfortably in PL

09-10 Much the same

10-11 Brum away, Stoke semi

11-12 Relegation last day 

12-13 Nearly made Play Offs 

13-14 Think this was a dead season 

14-15 Lennon upsurge, Liverpool In cup. 

15-16 Relegation

16-17 Promotion, Vale away etc 

17-18 Forest Home, Wilbraham

18-19 Relegation 

19-20 Relegation 

20- 21 ....

 

This is just in my “ 

2 hours ago, gonzo said:

 

86-87 Aldershot

87-88 Promoted Wrexham

88-89 Wembley - Torquay

89-90 Playoffs Notts County

#90-91 Wembley - Tranmere

91-92 Cup run and the Soton game

92-93 Liverpool in Cup and Promotion, Hull, PNE etc

93-94 Cup run - Everton, Arsenal, Villa

94-95 Cup Final, Reading Play Offs

95-96 Prem

96-97 Champions. Last Season Burnden.

97-98 Relegation last day

98-99 Watford Play off final 

99-00 Barry Knight, Tranmere Semi, Villa semi. 

00-01 Play off promotion.

01-02 Youri and survival

02-03 JJ and last day survival

03-04 Boro league cup final 

04-05 UEFA qualification

05-06 UEFA France, Bulgaria, Istanbul and Portugal.

06-07 UEFA qualification

07-08 Euro jollies to Germany, Macedonia, Serbia, Spain and Portugal.

08-09 Not much but ultimately still comfortably in PL

09-10 Much the same

10-11 Brum away, Stoke semi

11-12 Relegation last day 

12-13 Nearly made Play Offs 

13-14 Think this was a dead season 

14-15 Lennon upsurge, Liverpool In cup. 

15-16 Relegation

16-17 Promotion, Vale away etc 

17-18 Forest Home, Wilbraham

18-19 Relegation 

19-20 Relegation 

20- 21 ....

 

This is just in my life time.  Like many have said life is never dull. 

I can add ,relagation in 64, struggling then  Nat took over as manger and brought in the young lads but got relagated to the third division for first timeJimmy armfield took over. Used all the young lads ,Peter Reid ana co plus Johnny byrom. The big cup games Sunderland ,Newcastle Leeds etc brilliant champs of 3 division in 73. Armfield left ,greaves took over , Everton cup games 50 k home and away ,the top of division 2 years 76 77 78 brilliant the frank worthy years.then the slump again , 4 managers In one season , Charlie wright as fkin manager, shit years but also brilliant, few years slipping down , then aldershot ,burnden got bricked buy our own fans...... what a ride , who the hell could better being a wanderer.

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Tell you what following Bolton this season has been the best cure for I.B.S. related constipation I've ever had.

If you're a Monty Python fan you'll know there's a sketch called Arthur 'Two Sheds' Jackson, maybe we ought to call the other guy with the similar problem on here 'Two Shits', :lol:!!!

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Hope Mr Tesco Horwich pops some stella in the chiller, not fond of warm beer

Team as per Casino. Need a reserve goalie on subs bench now, it’s too risky without now 

Taxi to ground at 5, drinking comp with Big Wheatz in Fannies, Ritzy, Kings Kebabs.....jobs a good un

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