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View Willo's Profile Willo Flag South coast - west of Brighton. 20 Jan 21 5.54pm Send a Private Message to Willo Add Willo as a friend

Originally posted by monkey

Didn’t George Ndah score as well?

Yes he scored the second goal.

Ndah finished his career at Wolves where he was signed by Colin Lee.
Kevin Muscat was at Wolves at the same time.

Edited by Willo (20 Jan 2021 5.56pm)

 

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View ex hibitionist's Profile ex hibitionist Flag Hastings 22 Jan 21 8.27pm Send a Private Message to ex hibitionist Add ex hibitionist as a friend

have a gander at this vid - it's the baseball ground 1975 - it's bad enough at first glance but wait 30 sec or so for it to pan out and you'll see the full horror - unbelievable!

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View Pete53's Profile Pete53 Flag Hassocks 24 Jan 21 2.47pm Send a Private Message to Pete53 Add Pete53 as a friend

By Christmas the grass around the penalty area and down the centre of the pitch was largely worn away on every club's ground.

Thick clogging mud was the order of the day when it rained. The Baseball Ground may have been the worst but similar conditions, if not quite so extreme, were widespread.

 

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View JRW2's Profile JRW2 Flag Dulwich 24 Jan 21 3.07pm Send a Private Message to JRW2 Add JRW2 as a friend

Originally posted by ex hibitionist

have a gander at this vid - it's the baseball ground 1975 - it's bad enough at first glance but wait 30 sec or so for it to pan out and you'll see the full horror - unbelievable!

[Link]

Blimey, if Greenhoff's teammates had jumped on him after his goal as players do now, he'd have suffocated in the mud.

 

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View kevlee's Profile kevlee Flag born Wandsworth emigrated to Lanc... 24 Jan 21 3.28pm Send a Private Message to kevlee Add kevlee as a friend

Originally posted by ex hibitionist

have a gander at this vid - it's the baseball ground 1975 - it's bad enough at first glance but wait 30 sec or so for it to pan out and you'll see the full horror - unbelievable!

[Link]

Proper pitch, real men and proper sideburns.
Derby were a fantastic team back then.

 


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View kingdowieonthewall's Profile kingdowieonthewall Flag glorious Goring by sea 29 Apr 21 4.16pm Send a Private Message to kingdowieonthewall Add kingdowieonthewall as a friend

Originally posted by Willo

I remember seeing games played on the mudheaps at the old 'Baseball Ground' and at 'Stamford Bridge'.

Players coming off the pitch covered in thick wet mud.Such surfaces would be declared as 'Heavy' on a racecourse.

Edited by Willo (20 Jan 2021 1.22pm)

yes, awful pitches.
I think clough once commented something about ' not being fit to run horses on even !'

 


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Then leave home, get a job & pay your own bills, while you still know everything.

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View Palace Old Geezer's Profile Palace Old Geezer Flag Midhurst 29 Apr 21 7.39pm Send a Private Message to Palace Old Geezer Add Palace Old Geezer as a friend

I can recall going to Selhurst early in the season and marvelling at the lovely green grass over the whole pitch. Then, during the winter seeing the only green bits around the corner flags.

Funny, how we used to accept it as normal, to see the ball plugged in the middle. Passing was so much more difficult. Were the players better then? Dealing with those conditions. It's certainly hard to see the likes of Harry Kane or Salah playing on anything other than a snooker table surface. Guess what I'm watching ?

 


Dad and I would watch games on the muddy slope of the Holmesdale Road end, probably at the same time as Roy.

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I have a very vague memory of a fog at a match obscuring at least half the pitch when Gerry Queen emerged from the gloom to knock someone out and then disappeared again.

 

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View dreamwaverider's Profile dreamwaverider Flag 30 Apr 21 7.52am Send a Private Message to dreamwaverider Add dreamwaverider as a friend

If they used the ball nowadays from back then we wouldn’t have a ref we would have health and safety and ambulances. All today’s woofters would be claiming damages. Every time a player is tackled now they scream incessantly like they been shot. Then once they get the free kick after a massive show of pain they are up like nothing happened. Wooses

 

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View Willo's Profile Willo Flag South coast - west of Brighton. 30 Apr 21 8.09am Send a Private Message to Willo Add Willo as a friend

Originally posted by dreamwaverider

If they used the ball nowadays from back then we wouldn’t have a ref we would have health and safety and ambulances. All today’s woofters would be claiming damages. Every time a player is tackled now they scream incessantly like they been shot. Then once they get the free kick after a massive show of pain they are up like nothing happened. Wooses

Ball with laces which was much heavier than the current ones when dry and of course they got heavier with all the 'Tough Mudder' mud from the pitches of yesteryear.

Edited by Willo (30 Apr 2021 8.11am)

 

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View crystal-purley's Profile crystal-purley Flag Purley 30 Apr 21 4.58pm Send a Private Message to crystal-purley Add crystal-purley as a friend

The wings had a bit of grass on but all of the play was through the middle. The ref let a lot go but no-one whinging (agreed Fergie hadn't managed yet).

 


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