1970's Blues

The Hurricane
05:26, Wednesday 13 June 2018
Penguin Era and all that.....spent 7 seasons in the top flight but struggled for the most part, quite a few relegation scraps finally going down in the forgettable campaign of 78/79 and of course the heartbreak of Fulham (now partially forgiven anyway) ….but what a great part of our history....we also reached a FA Cup semi final in 1972 losing to the then World Heavyweighters Leeds United....another Hillsborough disappointment yet we would return to that very same ground a couple of weeks later (won 2-1 v Sheff Wed with two goals from Trevor and set up that wonderful finale to go on and clinch promotion at Orient (they had dropped the 'Leyton' for a while) at the death

Sold Bob Latchford and TF for then British record fees

And literally gave Kenny Burns away to Forest for a laughable fee too



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05:34, Wednesday 13 June 2018
some images here from the early 80's too



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05:36, Wednesday 13 June 2018
Hoppy was 80's
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05:59, Wednesday 13 June 2018
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Hoppy was 80's

yes, I know...I did mention it


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TuttoCalcio replying to The Hurricane
06:01, Wednesday 13 June 2018
Pendrey still playing early 80s? And who is the keeper in the bottom picture?
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06:06, Wednesday 13 June 2018
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Penguin Era and all that.....spent 7 seasons in the top flight but struggled for the most part, quite a few relegation scraps finally going down in the forgettable campaign of 78/79 and of course the heartbreak of Fulham (now partially forgiven anyway) ….but what a great part of our history....we also reached a FA Cup semi final in 1972 losing to the then World Heavyweighters Leeds United....another Hillsborough disappointment yet we would return to that very same ground a couple of weeks later (won 2-1 v Sheff Wed with two goals from Trevor and set up that wonderful finale to go on and clinch promotion at Orient (they had dropped the 'Leyton' for a while) at the death

Sold Bob Latchford and TF for then British record fees

And literally gave Kenny Burns away to Forest for a laughable fee too



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Pendrey still playing early 80s? And who is the keeper in the bottom picture?

If you're looking at that montage , mate....that was Big Dave Latchford ….first joined us along with younger brother Bob in the late 60's.....Pendrey played in that youth team as well ….. I'm not 100 per cent sure but I think all three may have played in the FA Youth Cup Final of 1967 losing to Sunderland …..I believe that's the only time we have ever reached the Youth Cup Final ….I'm sure we have made the semis a few times

There was another Latchford brother ….Peter was also a goalkeeper who was signed by West Brom and spent 12 years at Celtic


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06:14, Wednesday 13 June 2018
Just from memory , the players in that are

Pendrey, Hopkins, Dave Latchford, Tony Van Mierlo (who was pants along with his Dutch buddy Brocken) ….looks like he is challenging for the ball with a Liverpool number 2 , maybe Neal , not sure , doesn't really look like Phil Neal

Dillon, Gallagher , Broadhurst and Gallagher again


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07:15, Wednesday 13 June 2018
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08:11, Wednesday 13 June 2018
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Three of those pics are from the 70s! We had the round neck Adidas shirt in 1978-79 and for the first couple of months of the 1979-80 season. I distinctly remember us starting that promotion season wearing it, but when we beat Burnley 2-0 at home (Frank Worthington's first two goals for us) just before Christmas we were wearing the V neck. Can you imagine a club changing the shirt design mid-way through a season now?! Of course we did it in 1993 also when Brady got rid of the paint splodge kit, but they were special circumstances.

And that picture of Dave Latchford must be from the 1975-76 season I reckon.
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Alum Rocker replying to The Hurricane
10:50, Wednesday 13 June 2018
Thought Hatton got one of the goals at Sheffield Wednesday. The equaliser I think

Always remember the plod separating supporters in the big open end,leaving to surround the pitch ten minutes before the end, and a spot of mayhem following. Different era.

Other thing about then was the team that stated the next season in the top flight was pretty much the same one. Nowadays half the team is replaced.
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10:57, Wednesday 13 June 2018
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Nor forgotten John.

Not by me, anyway.
Another thread about a game 43 years ago. Great
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b34blues replying to Alum Rocker
10:57, Wednesday 13 June 2018
The Liverpool player jumping for the ball is avi cohen played for Liverpool for a few yea4s back then was a Israeli full back
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11:09, Wednesday 13 June 2018
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11:40, Wednesday 13 June 2018
Sadly Cohen died aged 54. Motorbike crash and declared brain dead in hospital. R.I.P.
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One Riley replying to Alum Rocker
12:26, Wednesday 13 June 2018
That game at Hillsboro ... chaos. Police horses on the terraces.
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davenports replying to One Riley
12:57, Wednesday 13 June 2018
Do you remember the late rush of Blues onto the Kippax in 72-73
Mancs didn,t know what hit them :D
Also I think the same season was the pitch invasion at the Baseball ground and the fourth best average home attendance in the country !
Magic days .
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One Riley replying to davenports
13:23, Wednesday 13 June 2018
Opening game of the season at Maine Rd? I was in the seats opposite having learned the hard way the season before. I was shocked to see the kippax was royal blue. And stayed that way for the whole match.

Baseball Ground was always a mickey take by Blues. Anyone remember the pratt in the yellow trousers? Had his very own edition of No Hiding Place after the match.

Yep. Brilliant times.
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13:28, Wednesday 13 June 2018
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Opening game of the season at Maine Rd? I was in the seats opposite having learned the hard way the season before. I was shocked to see the kippax was royal blue. And stayed that way for the whole match.

Baseball Ground was always a mickey take by Blues. Anyone remember the pratt in the yellow trousers? Had his very own edition of No Hiding Place after the match.

Yep. Brilliant times.
I think we all thought we were on the verge of finally becoming a top club ,then it all went wrong after the sale of Latchford.
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Southside Blue replying to davenports
13:33, Wednesday 13 June 2018
But we didn't actually throw in the towel until 84 .... when we bought K3n 4rmstrong
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DES replying to Alum Rocker
18:48, Wednesday 13 June 2018
Alum rocker yes that league game at hills borough was pretty frantic on the terraces for last fifteen mins as we were giving Sheffield fans proper abuse!
Walk back into town was running battle and it’s a bloody long way!
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But we didn't actually throw in the towel until 84 .... when we bought K3n 4rmstrong
Never realised until I went on Wiki that he never played a single game for Walsall as he bosted his ankle and that he went on to be a social worker
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Eamon C replying to The Hurricane
19:01, Wednesday 13 June 2018
Sorry but the socks on the yellow red and black kit are wrong. As I remember they were hooped yellow, red and black and dazzled in the floodlights.
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DES replying to davenports
19:05, Wednesday 13 June 2018
Feb 14th 1974, that’s when we sold our hero for Kendal worst full back imaginable ( Archie styles) and thirty pieces of silver!
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The Hurricane replying to Alum Rocker
19:07, Wednesday 13 June 2018
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Thought Hatton got one of the goals at Sheffield Wednesday. The equaliser I think


Yes, you are quite right.....Hatton did score first, Trevor got the winner and was mobbed by Blues fans at the end

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Always remember the plod separating supporters in the big open end,leaving to surround the pitch ten minutes before the end, and a spot of mayhem following. Different era.


me and a mate were attacked by Sheffield United fans on that terrace , there were fans of other Yorkshire clubs there including Leeds.....Leeds fans had taken a right hammering from Blues during the FA Cup semi final earlier that month when the Police made the ridiculous and daft decision to escort about 500 of them from their overcrowded Leppings Lane end (that's the same stand used in the Tragedy of 89) into the open terrace at the opposite end where Blues had been allocated all the ticket


remember both those games like yesterdfasy…...I was at that famous Manchester City / storming of the Kippax too.....that was the opening game of the 1973/74 season......Hatton again scored for Blues, I think Rodney Marsh scored one or maybe two for them, they had Denis Law in their side too , we again played in the red penguin that day …..still think red is an unlucky colour for us to this day



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DES replying to The Hurricane
19:12, Wednesday 13 June 2018
Hurricane here’s a question!
Why didn’t we play in red penguin at orient? We played in White that night.
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cowinbovril replying to Alum Rocker
19:18, Wednesday 13 June 2018
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Thought Hatton got one of the goals at Sheffield Wednesday. The equaliser I think

Always remember the plod separating supporters in the big open end,leaving to surround the pitch ten minutes before the end, and a spot of mayhem following. Different era.

Other thing about then was the team that stated the next season in the top flight was pretty much the same one. Nowadays half the team is replaced.

Yeah, seem to remember Hatton scoring that day. For me, 71-72 was the most exciting season of my 50 odd years of suporting the team, but then again, I was only a kid. Something I read recently about that season- we played 53 games and Roger Hynd and Bob Latchford played in all of them.
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