The Kop

I.P.F
19:31, Friday 12 January 2018
An unknown game, some time in the 1960s:

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Scoobers replying to I.P.F
19:35, Friday 12 January 2018
Did everyone used to dress the same ?
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Fat Buddha replying to Scoobers
19:43, Friday 12 January 2018
yes, like fliping gentleman, not like you scruffy bastards these days. Suit tie and hat, straight from the Saturday morning shift.
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ZLAMMER replying to Fat Buddha
19:50, Friday 12 January 2018
must have got mucky on the miller in their suit and ties?
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The Bat replying to Fat Buddha
19:50, Friday 12 January 2018
Zim was on the halfway line
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Akita replying to I.P.F
19:53, Friday 12 January 2018
Awaits Des and Bat to say they was there:D
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Fat Buddha replying to The Bat
20:00, Friday 12 January 2018
Don't be a twit all your life, people weren't commuting, the factories and press shops would be within a 5 minute walk of home, also, yer know, yer could clock off and get changed, or, god forbid, get changed then clock off.......you were always allowed 5 minutes washing up time. Look at Tyesely.....huge industrial areas surrounding streets full of willing factory fodder. You'd be unlucky to have to walk for more than 5 minutes to any job. Think of the factories as a huge doughnut and the houses as a tiny bit of jam in the middle.
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merseypete replying to Fat Buddha
20:04, Friday 12 January 2018
I’m there. Centre, two thirds up. Recognise my duffel coat.
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Blueboy81 replying to I.P.F
20:09, Friday 12 January 2018
Didn't realise we used to play in grey
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B_C_F_C replying to merseypete
20:13, Friday 12 January 2018
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I’m there. Centre, two thirds up. Recognise my duffel coat.

Duffle...
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fairkop replying to B_C_F_C
20:16, Friday 12 January 2018
No its duffel --I sewpt the snow up for that game
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DB replying to Fat Buddha
20:17, Friday 12 January 2018
*applauds*
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carrsrighthand replying to B_C_F_C
20:17, Friday 12 January 2018
Quality photo.
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Johnboy Blue replying to I.P.F
20:17, Friday 12 January 2018
WOW, that bought back some good memories.

I think it was probably a little bit before my time, maybe 50s or 60s, but made me remember when we had games when the KOP was rammed.

The one that came straight back to me was Middlesbrough in the cup 70s, I think, Bobby Hatton scored and we won 1 - 0.

I hope my memory ain't playing tricks on me, but I'm pretty sure I'm right.

Wow, Bob Hatton, we wouldn't be struggling for goals if we had a player like him in our team now, mind you the other 2 who played alongside him weren't too bad either, errr, Latchford n Francis, what a frontline that was.

Nice one bud

Thanks for taking me back.
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Major Clanger replying to Fat Buddha
20:20, Friday 12 January 2018
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Don't be a twit all your life, people weren't commuting, the factories and press shops would be within a 5 minute walk of home, also, yer know, yer could clock off and get changed, or, god forbid, get changed then clock off.......you were always allowed 5 minutes washing up time. Look at Tyesely.....huge industrial areas surrounding streets full of willing factory fodder. You'd be unlucky to have to walk for more than 5 minutes to any job. Think of the factories as a huge doughnut and the houses as a tiny bit of jam in the middle.

Not always Fat my Great Grandad lived Willenhall and cycled to Longbridge and back every day mate
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Sir Heisenberg replying to I.P.F
20:27, Friday 12 January 2018
I reckon that’s earlier - maybe the game against Everton when we had our record 68,000+ attendance in 1938.

I went to a few 50,000+ games in the ‘60s, but there were never people flowing over onto the running track, and most of them were at night. The ones that weren’t were against Spurs (67) and Chelsea (68). Don’t think either had an overflow like that.
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Fat Buddha replying to Major Clanger
20:27, Friday 12 January 2018
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Don't be a twit all your life, people weren't commuting, the factories and press shops would be within a 5 minute walk of home, also, yer know, yer could clock off and get changed, or, god forbid, get changed then clock off.......you were always allowed 5 minutes washing up time. Look at Tyesely.....huge industrial areas surrounding streets full of willing factory fodder. You'd be unlucky to have to walk for more than 5 minutes to any job. Think of the factories as a huge doughnut and the houses as a tiny bit of jam in the middle.

Not always Fat my Great Grandad lived Willenhall and cycled to Longbridge and back every day mate

How many factories, press shops, workshops and foundries did he cycle past to get there?
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Bobharford replying to I.P.F
20:32, Friday 12 January 2018
Remember my Dad taking to my first game it was like that probably around 1960 61
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Fat Buddha replying to Bobharford
20:36, Friday 12 January 2018
Heck off back to yer coffin yer decrepit old bastard.

Could that pic be the big freeze of 1963?
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Major Clanger replying to Fat Buddha
20:38, Friday 12 January 2018
Ha
A fair few I'd imagine mate!
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bazablue replying to I.P.F
21:02, Friday 12 January 2018
that was before that,it was when the King (George) came to the ground,I have spoken to two people who were there,there was over 85.000 in the ground and some 20,000 locked outside..Thousands of homing pigeon were released at the start of the game..George 5th who then (1937(?)) died,handed over to the 6th who abdicated.The kop was the largest stand in the country capacity wise
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ZLAMMER replying to bazablue
21:04, Friday 12 January 2018
WHAT?????
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Scoobers replying to ZLAMMER
21:06, Friday 12 January 2018
:D
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merseypete replying to B_C_F_C
21:28, Friday 12 January 2018
After the town of Duffel in Belgium. The pic does look as if it might be even earlier but there aren’t many clues there. Any idea where it came from. Great days.
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peejay replying to I.P.F
21:29, Friday 12 January 2018
Helped clear the snow off the pitch
6th Jan 1962 F.A Cup 3rd Round Spurs 3-3.
Lost replay 4-2.
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peejay replying to peejay
21:30, Friday 12 January 2018
Attendance 46,000 approx.
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The Bat replying to Johnboy Blue
21:35, Friday 12 January 2018
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Johnboy Blue
WOW, that bought back some good memories.

I think it was probably a little bit before my time, maybe 50s or 60s, but made me remember when we had games when the KOP was rammed.

The one that came straight back to me was Middlesbrough in the cup 70s, I think, Bobby Hatton scored and we won 1 - 0.

I hope my memory ain't playing tricks on me, but I'm pretty sure I'm right.

Wow, Bob Hatton, we wouldn't be struggling for goals if we had a player like him in our team now, mind you the other 2 who played alongside him weren't too bad either, errr, Latchford n Francis, what a frontline that was.

Nice one bud

Thanks for taking me back.

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Hank Marvin replying to bazablue
21:35, Friday 12 January 2018
Does anybody actually click on links in your signature? I wonder. Listen to A New Man by Rob Roy Fellows #np on #SoundCloud
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B_C_F_C replying to bazablue
21:53, Friday 12 January 2018
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bazablue
that was before that,it was when the King (George) came to the ground,I have spoken to two people who were there,there was over 85.000 in the ground and some 20,000 locked outside..Thousands of homing pigeon were released at the start of the game..George 5th who then (1937(?)) died,handed over to the 6th who abdicated.The kop was the largest stand in the country capacity wise

George V died Jan 1936.
Edward VIII abdicated Dec 1936.
George VI did not abdicate.

St Andrews was built with capacity of 75,000 which was never realised. Record (official) Everton 1939 circa 67,000.
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B_C_F_C replying to merseypete
22:00, Friday 12 January 2018
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After the town of Duffel in Belgium

I know...

But it's still Duffle for coats and Duffel for bags...

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