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erimus74 Posted on 10/10/2018 14:44
FAO McMordie - Bit of nostalgia down memory lane for you
 
 
You mentioned your 1st away game was Burnley, 13th November 1971, well here you go fella, trip down memory lane

Good old days when all games were played on the same day & kicked off at the same time, great memories hey

Wish I could remember my 1st home game mind, probably got beat

Link: erimus gazette
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McMordie Posted on 10/10/2018 15:45

FAO McMordie - Bit of nostalgia down memory lane for you

 
Thank you Erimus - that's fantastic! Supporting Boro definitely gives you a bank of memories.

My main recollection of the day is seeing a group of fighting Boro fans being thrown out of a pub in Clitheroe on the way there. I also remember that I was wearing a red tracksuit, red and white trainers, red and white scarf, bobble hat and rosette and red gloves and being terrified when I wandered off along the back of the stand and a massive (in the eyes of 7 year old me) Burnley supporter growled "You're in the wrong end here lad"!

Maybe I should start dressing like that for matches again.

I really appreciate you taking the time to post that.
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McMordie Posted on 10/10/2018 15:48

FAO McMordie - Bit of nostalgia down memory lane for you

 
The team is interesting, by the way. Hickton at full back and Maddren at centre forward.

Isn't there a thread today about Pulis fielding players out of position?
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erimus74 Posted on 10/10/2018 16:02

FAO McMordie - Bit of nostalgia down memory lane for you

 
Nice outfit [^]

John Hickton started out as a CH for the Boro & for the majority of 66/67 season he wore No2, scored on his debut v Workington wearing No5

Willie Maddren was a good goalscorer, he was played upfront but always wanted to play at the bak in the position he was reknown for, his book 'Extra Time' is a fantatsic read & he points out regarding his forward positon as opposed to where he wanted to play for the Boro
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Corcaigh_the_Cat Posted on 10/10/2018 16:17

FAO McMordie - Bit of nostalgia down memory lane for you

 
That was my first away game without an adult too. Quite a bit of charging about on the terrace down the side of the pitch if I remember rightly. The Bob Lord stand under construction.
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Nosmo-King Posted on 10/10/2018 16:32

FAO McMordie - Bit of nostalgia down memory lane for you

 
CtC you do remember right. Boro were in early and took up a position in the side stand where I believe Burnley stood. They came in behind the goal and waited till they were brave enough and in sufficient numbers before they dare come round. I seem to recall them standing near us but suffered attacks from some of our lads every time a goal went in .
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Capybara Posted on 10/10/2018 16:33

FAO McMordie - Bit of nostalgia down memory lane for you

 
As usual I could give you the forenames of 90% of the scorers in all the games that week. I doubt I could give you forenames of 90% of the current Boro squad.
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Wiseman_Vaughn Posted on 10/10/2018 16:39

FAO McMordie - Bit of nostalgia down memory lane for you

 
I think my first away game was at Burnley, guessing at 74 - 1-1????

Seem to remember lots of running around in that big open stand[B)]

From a young lads POV, it seemed like a rough place
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McMordie Posted on 10/10/2018 20:23

FAO McMordie - Bit of nostalgia down memory lane for you

 
Burnley a rough place? Surely not!
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Holgatemax Posted on 10/10/2018 20:45

FAO McMordie - Bit of nostalgia down memory lane for you

 
One of my first away games was Shrewsbury 1986 when we got relegated to the third division. A bad day was topped with my Union Jack Boro flag being nicked. En route home the police pulled our minibus in Great Ayton as we headed back to Guisborough.
First away trip to London was in 1989 to plough lane Wimbledon. Big open away end and it rained.
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dragged_up_in_whinneybanks Posted on 10/10/2018 22:03

FAO McMordie - Bit of nostalgia down memory lane for you

 
Shrewsbury 1986 - after last orders on the Friday night we all piled into a transit van and headed down there. The van was full of booze. On the outskirts of Shrewsbury we were stopped by police at a road check. When they opened the back door we all fell out onto the road together with empty bottles.
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Rishworthian Posted on 11/10/2018 10:26

FAO McMordie - Bit of nostalgia down memory lane for you

 
I've a feeling that Hickton started his career at Sheffield Wednesday as a full back
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McMordie Posted on 11/10/2018 10:44

FAO McMordie - Bit of nostalgia down memory lane for you

 
He did indeed.

The match report that Erimus74 has posted says that he was named as full back for this game because John Craggs was injured but it was intended that he'd get forward as out top scorer.

Britt for George Friend and Fry up front anyone?
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erimus74 Posted on 11/10/2018 12:35

FAO McMordie - Bit of nostalgia down memory lane for you

 
In John Hickton's final season at the Boro 1977-78, he was sub 11 times, league & cup, he only starting were 3 games, all league games, wearing the No5 shirt for the suspended Stuey Boam

Boro legend [^]
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Capybara Posted on 11/10/2018 12:45
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FAO McMordie - Bit of nostalgia down memory lane for you

 
There must be a space on the bookshelves for a John Hickton auto/biography. He wasn't a regular at Sheffield Wednesday who were a top division one club at the time, but still managed over 50 appearances and scored almost a goal every other game over three years. And there were no substitutes for the first two of those seasons. I'd be fascinated to know more about that time and how he decided to swap that for a bottom of the third division club. And the rest of course. All this playing players in their proper positions nonsense ...
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redjohnnie Posted on 11/10/2018 12:49

FAO McMordie - Bit of nostalgia down memory lane for you

 
Wiseman,

my first away game too. I think I went on a Beggs bus from Redcar that day with a mate.

1-1 and Armstrong got our goal.

Had my scarf taken off me by some big Burnley thug in that side stand [sad]
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erimus74 Posted on 11/10/2018 12:51
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FAO McMordie - Bit of nostalgia down memory lane for you

 
I'm sure JH made his mind up to leave Sheff Weds when they played Everton in the FAC final, he'd played most, if not all the cup games but was left out of the final, no subs back then

He decided his future lied elsewhere & fortunatly for both parties he chose the Boro
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Holgatemax Posted on 11/10/2018 21:13

FAO McMordie - Bit of nostalgia down memory lane for you

 
Bit of nostalgia down memory Lane
First home game mid 1970,s against Liverpool. In the boys end and someone nicked my hat.
Also went with mate mid 1970.s home against Man City. Free tickets as mates dad was a Man City scout. Went into their dressing room met Mick Channon with my Boro shirt on.
Remember the old Man City girl in stand with a bell.
Great memories
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