Have you ever left a Clarets game early?

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Have you ever left a Clarets game early?

Post by FCBurnley » Fri Oct 25, 2019 9:49 pm

Just watching the demolition of Southampton. It got me wondering if I had ever left a Clarets game early because of the score. Only one I could remember was away at Sheffield Wednesday in May 1967. We lost 7-0. Anybody else left early ?

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Re: Have you ever left a Clarets game early?

Post by Rick_Muller » Fri Oct 25, 2019 9:53 pm

Never because of the score but I have left early because I felt unwell
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Re: Have you ever left a Clarets game early?

Post by Woodleyclaret » Fri Oct 25, 2019 9:55 pm

Never regardless of the score.

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Re: Have you ever left a Clarets game early?

Post by cricketfieldclarets » Fri Oct 25, 2019 9:55 pm

No im a proper fan. So no

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Re: Have you ever left a Clarets game early?

Post by Longsidebovril » Fri Oct 25, 2019 10:03 pm

Only once. Bristol city away a few years ago. We were losing and I missed the equaliser in the last minute.
Never again.

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Re: Have you ever left a Clarets game early?

Post by AngleseyClaret » Fri Oct 25, 2019 10:08 pm

NEVER

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Re: Have you ever left a Clarets game early?

Post by Herts Clarets » Fri Oct 25, 2019 10:09 pm

Wycombe away and Ipswich away

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Re: Have you ever left a Clarets game early?

Post by ksrclaret » Fri Oct 25, 2019 10:10 pm

Near enough every game

I can’t bear long stints of queuing

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Re: Have you ever left a Clarets game early?

Post by Burnley1989 » Fri Oct 25, 2019 10:14 pm

Loads of time, and couldn’t care less about others opinions on it. I’ve left when it’s been a freezing and boring game to go to the pub as well.
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Re: Have you ever left a Clarets game early?

Post by Stayingup » Fri Oct 25, 2019 10:15 pm

No. But many near me do. I cant understand it. Some leave at about 85 minutes.

Mind you 9-0 down at 85 minutes and I might do.
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Re: Have you ever left a Clarets game early?

Post by Bin Ont Turf » Fri Oct 25, 2019 10:16 pm

Plenty of times.

The last one though for how shite we were was Doncaster away in Coyle's season. I left at half time even though we were only 1-0 down, but we were never going to win.

Probably Grezza's worst half for us.

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Re: Have you ever left a Clarets game early?

Post by LoveCurryPies » Fri Oct 25, 2019 10:19 pm

Only because I have a 2 hour drive home.

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Re: Have you ever left a Clarets game early?

Post by Chobulous » Fri Oct 25, 2019 10:26 pm

Every game so that I can get out without having to queue for ages. I always leave with 2 minutes of extra time to go and watch the end in the concourse. That way when the final whistle blows I am on my way to my car which is parked on Pheasandford Green, 15 minutes away. I want to watch a match, not spend hours in traffic.
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Re: Have you ever left a Clarets game early?

Post by Dark Cloud » Fri Oct 25, 2019 10:28 pm

ALMOST never. Just once in fact in my entire life, which is why I remember it clearly. V Celtic, I left shortly after the players came back out following the enforced "delay". :roll:

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Re: Have you ever left a Clarets game early?

Post by dougcollins » Fri Oct 25, 2019 10:31 pm

Going 3-0 down at home always gives me a decision to make.

I noticed that was the trigger for a fair chunk of Saints fans.

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Post by Devils_Advocate » Fri Oct 25, 2019 10:39 pm

Got home before the game ended when we got battered at Bury in the 90s. Think me and my mates sacked it off at HT cos we were 4-0 down in the p*ssing rain

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Post by Longside4evr » Fri Oct 25, 2019 10:45 pm

Been Late for a few away due to traffic but two come to mine Leicester New Years Day.
Port Vale at Turf, Derby fog all them games were abandoned and one but can't remember if it was Doncaster or Darlington was another
Exeter the boards went up when we just arrived and Wigan but i was living in the Midlands at the time and just set off to find the match had been postpone

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Re: Have you ever left a Clarets game early?

Post by ElectroClaret » Fri Oct 25, 2019 10:51 pm

Can anyone remember the game against Crewe on the Turf (just after the 9/11 attacks), I think we were losing 0-3, but pulled it back to draw, if memory serves.

We buggered off then and of course regretted it.

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Re: Have you ever left a Clarets game early?

Post by ClaretTony » Fri Oct 25, 2019 10:52 pm

I left Elland Road early when we were 3-0 down in 1966/67. It finished 3-1 and I missed a Ralph Coates goal. I came close in 76/77 when we were 4-1 down at home against Charlton. I'd started walking round via the Bee Hole and while on there we pulled one and then another back so I stayed and saw us draw 4-4.

But I'd have done anything to get out of Ewood in 2000/01.
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Re: Have you ever left a Clarets game early?

Post by Quickenthetempo » Fri Oct 25, 2019 11:03 pm

With the cricket field end only having one exit, if I stay until the end it can be 15 minutes before I leave the ground.

I think the lock in at Athens still has me still up on average though

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Re: Have you ever left a Clarets game early?

Post by bfccrazy » Fri Oct 25, 2019 11:25 pm

If I have to get away quickly I’ll nip down and watch the last few minutes on the screens in the concourse to beat the rush at full time in the CFS but i’ve never left early for the score.

I did leave the stand with about 10 mins to go years ago when 3-0 down to Forest at home but we made it a mission to get into all the other stands when they opened the doors. So myself and a friend have the quite unique accolade of watching the same match from every single home stand.
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Re: Have you ever left a Clarets game early?

Post by Lord Beamish » Fri Oct 25, 2019 11:50 pm

Quite often. If I'm bored or fed up of a game, I will leave early. I can see no point in hanging about.
The last one I left early was Sunderland, this season. I left immediately as the third went in.

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Re: Have you ever left a Clarets game early?

Post by SalisburyClaret » Fri Oct 25, 2019 11:59 pm

If the result isn’t in doubt then I usually miss the last minute - it’s 4 hours to get home

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Re: Have you ever left a Clarets game early?

Post by MG70 » Sat Oct 26, 2019 12:12 am

Hereford 1987, we went 3-0 down so I left. By the time I’d walked home we were 6-0 down.

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Re: Have you ever left a Clarets game early?

Post by FCBurnley » Sat Oct 26, 2019 12:18 am

Totally understand fans with long journeys to make leaving early. The ones who travel from far away to home games or travel long distances to away games are truly genuine supporters. UTC Think I would have left early tonight if I was a saints fan

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Re: Have you ever left a Clarets game early?

Post by Downhamclaret » Sat Oct 26, 2019 12:34 am

Hereford United for me.has wel

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Re: Have you ever left a Clarets game early?

Post by fidelcastro » Sat Oct 26, 2019 12:37 am

Downhamclaret wrote:Hereford United for me.has wel
Has Wel?

was he playing up front for Hereford that day?

:D
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Re: Have you ever left a Clarets game early?

Post by AfloatinClaret » Sat Oct 26, 2019 1:08 am

No, though in hindsight, there have a been a lot where I ought to have done.

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Post by HunterST_BFC » Sat Oct 26, 2019 1:22 am

Once.
Cov' away '90's.
With a mate Manc' based from Cov' who traveled home and away with Cov.. Great guy.
15 mins before the end he says "we stay / or we go for beers and curry now and make the train so we can get back to Manc and go out there.

I didn't question it, we went.
The logic of 15 minutes did not equate given the choice.
It quickly escalated and we just scrapped back to get the last train back.

Away days eh!

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Re: Have you ever left a Clarets game early?

Post by bfcmik » Sat Oct 26, 2019 1:36 am

I was 'invited' to leave a number of games both home and away back in the day by friendly Police officers but I have never voluntarily left a match before the final whistle although, as AfloatinClaret says, there have been many I wished I had.

I travel 128 miles each way to all home games and find the traffic frustrating - but the traffic after my 3rd closest game of the season last week was as bad as any I have experienced!

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Re: Have you ever left a Clarets game early?

Post by Lord_Bob » Sat Oct 26, 2019 1:37 am

Feb 4th 1967. Went with my Mum (Dad had to work) who surprised me as I thought it was a shopping trip to Burnley. She had my wooden rattle in her shopping bag as well! Place was heaving, 40,000 on. Stood at the back of the longside near the cricket field end. Barely saw anything as I was 10 at the time. Mum wanted to get out early because of the crowd. We were losing one nil. Gordon Harris equalized with an 89th min penalty and we heard the roar as we were walking towards the town centre. Got home and Dad was furious that we had left before the end. Felt sorry for Mum, but taught me a life lesson. Never left a game early since.

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Re: Have you ever left a Clarets game early?

Post by California Colner » Sat Oct 26, 2019 2:44 am

Never
Support win or loose
Just couldn’t

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Re: Have you ever left a Clarets game early?

Post by cockneyclaret » Sat Oct 26, 2019 3:40 am

I have the 3 goal rule, its served me well over the years

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Re: Have you ever left a Clarets game early?

Post by Vegas Claret » Sat Oct 26, 2019 6:28 am

Only once, we were losing 3-0 at home to Oxford at half time and were showing zero appetite for a come back, second half in the pub seemed a better idea. Game finished 3-0 and I was warm and had a few drinks inside me. I didn't even leave until the end when we were 0-6 at home to Hereford

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Post by Hroogar » Sat Oct 26, 2019 8:55 am

FCBurnley wrote:Just watching the demolition of Southampton. It got me wondering if I had ever left a Clarets game early because of the score. Only one I could remember was away at Sheffield Wednesday in May 1967. We lost 7-0. Anybody else left early ?
Was at that game..........stayed to the bitter end, on the way home vowed I would leave any future match if we were losing six nil. Never wanted to see my team concede seven again. So yes I have left the Turf twice as soon as the sixth goal was conceded. Must have worked as we held them to six!!!!

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Re: Have you ever left a Clarets game early?

Post by bfcjg » Sat Oct 26, 2019 9:18 am

Once, Scarborough away it was raining and the dogs abuse Casper was getting who was one of my all time heroes was disgusting and I just didn't want to be part of it.

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Post by Helmshore Claret » Sat Oct 26, 2019 10:09 am

Please stick to the question in hand;'score related early exits',otherwise, this just becomes a self promoted 'fan of the century thing'.By the way, the ground seemed a bit sparsely populated when Everton's 5th went in last Boxing Day.......

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Re: Have you ever left a Clarets game early?

Post by NL Claret » Sat Oct 26, 2019 10:34 am

Plenty, I'm not an uber fan.

A few that stick in mind.

City at home under Stan.
Wigan away under Waddle.
Preston away when Eastwood put us 1-0 up
Preston away SVT
Rotherham at home 2-6
Wolves away 3-0 left after an hour
Stockport away when there was a riot

Some times I don't see the point in staying so get off early and go and do something else. I do find it a bit rich when leaving early v Spurs the other Christmas, some top hat had a go for me leaving early. Super fan eh? Clocked him leaving early later in the season. I couldn't find anything close to hand to throw at him.

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Post by brigante » Sat Oct 26, 2019 12:19 pm

I tend to leave my seat at minute 60, watch 10 minutes in the concourse and then listen to the rest of the game on the radio if it’s on as my drive home is nearly half an hour.

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Post by icu81b4 » Sat Oct 26, 2019 12:45 pm

Leaving 5 mins early can save 30-40 in a queue, if I still lived in the town and could walk home, I'd stay... But it's a no brainier really, especially when an hour later the traffic report is still reporting heavy traffic in Burnley.

Plus I don't give two hoots what anyone else thinks about it.

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Re: Have you ever left a Clarets game early?

Post by Leisure » Sat Oct 26, 2019 1:38 pm

May 2008 away at Crystal Palace. Went down in a minibus, losing 3 nil at HT, came off and went to the pub. Ended up losing 5 nil.

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Re: Have you ever left a Clarets game early?

Post by MACCA » Sat Oct 26, 2019 1:59 pm

Yes plenty of times, and for a wide range of reasons or circumstances.

Not a proper supporter.

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Post by Texanclaret16 » Sat Oct 26, 2019 1:59 pm

Remember a certain Kevin McDonald apparently leaving after being subbed against City when we were losing 5-0 at half time me personally never left before the whistle.

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Re: Have you ever left a Clarets game early?

Post by FactualFrank » Sat Oct 26, 2019 2:00 pm

cockneyclaret wrote:I have the 3 goal rule, its served me well over the years
Do you never wait on the off chance we can get a 4th?

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Re: Have you ever left a Clarets game early?

Post by claretnproud » Sat Oct 26, 2019 2:06 pm

Wycombe away about 25 years ago. Midweek game and we were 4 or 5 down at half time.

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Re: Have you ever left a Clarets game early?

Post by Swizzlestick » Sat Oct 26, 2019 2:07 pm

Other than a couple of minutes of stoppage time if I needed to get back, I don’t think I have. Though I’m not going to judge those who do - you pays your money, you do what you want. Do find something fascinating in a macabre way when your team are getting smashed.

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Post by CaptainKirk » Sat Oct 26, 2019 3:36 pm

LoveCurryPies wrote:Only because I have a 2 hour drive home.
That’s no excuse you waster!

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Post by Herts Clarets » Sat Oct 26, 2019 3:42 pm

claretnproud wrote:Wycombe away about 25 years ago. Midweek game and we were 4 or 5 down at half time.
1997? I left early only to find my car blocked in on the car park.

Just remembered another I left early. York City away Boxing Day 1984. This was an enforced early departure courtesy of North Yorkshire Police....
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Post by Coates4england » Sat Oct 26, 2019 3:48 pm

Watford away 71-72 missed Casper scoring consolation. Lost 3-1 I think, remember Geoff Nulty heading against the post early on. More recently Ipswich at home on the day the skydivers dropped in/on the Cricket Field stand!

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Re: Have you ever left a Clarets game early?

Post by FCBurnley » Sat Oct 26, 2019 4:48 pm

Rovers fans will be leaving deepdale right now. After leading 2-0 at ht they are now 3-2 down. The gift that keeps on giving haha

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