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Sherpa van final

Post by Steve1956 » Mon Nov 28, 2022 11:15 am

What a cracking photo .....wonder if anyone can put names to faces,anyone on that picture post on here?
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Re: Sherpa van final

Post by Marney&Mee » Mon Nov 28, 2022 11:17 am

The guy just in front of the pillar on the left looks familiar

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Re: Sherpa van final

Post by Steve1956 » Mon Nov 28, 2022 11:26 am

Assuming those guys on the picture are in their 20s...hard to believe the will be in their 50s now...time waits for no one.
Twas a great day out that despite the result.

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Re: Sherpa van final

Post by Quicknick » Mon Nov 28, 2022 11:30 am

I was there. Long trip from north London.

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Re: Sherpa van final

Post by Barry_Chuckle » Mon Nov 28, 2022 11:33 am

:D I'm the one in the bucket hat.
All from Keighley names (nicknames) left to right
Jonny B, Wilkie, Baps, Slots, me and Simon.
No idea who the Noel Edmonds lookalike is bottom right.

Brings back memories that.
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Re: Sherpa van final

Post by Claret Till I Die » Mon Nov 28, 2022 11:33 am

I was there but not on that photo.

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Re: Sherpa van final

Post by martin_p » Mon Nov 28, 2022 11:34 am

Barry_Chuckle wrote:
Mon Nov 28, 2022 11:33 am
:D I'm the one in the bucket hat.
All from Keighley names (nicknames) left to right
Jonny B, Wilkie, Baps, Slots, me and Simon.
No idea who the Noel Edmonds lookalike is bottom right.

Brings back memories that.
Simon is a great nickname 😄

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Re: Sherpa van final

Post by Bosscat » Mon Nov 28, 2022 11:43 am

martin_p wrote:
Mon Nov 28, 2022 11:34 am
Simon is a great nickname 😄
We had a fellow who`s nickname was Simon at School back in the 60`s ... His name is Steve. We nicknamed him Simon because he was a "bit Simple" Kids can be cruel :lol:

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Re: Sherpa van final

Post by Rowls » Mon Nov 28, 2022 12:22 pm

That's John Aldridge on the left and Noel Edmunds bottom right.
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Re: Sherpa van final

Post by Devils_Advocate » Mon Nov 28, 2022 12:25 pm

Bosscat wrote:
Mon Nov 28, 2022 11:43 am
We had a fellow who`s nickname was Simon at School back in the 60`s ... His name is Steve. We nicknamed him Simon because he was a "bit Simple" Kids can be cruel :lol:
Does he live in Scotland now and post on here? :D

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Re: Sherpa van final

Post by martin_p » Mon Nov 28, 2022 12:31 pm

Anyone else still got their ‘Wembley Tour’ t-shirt. I wore mine for years as an extra layer under whatever top i wore to the match until it finally had too many holes in it. Bet i got 20 years out of it. Still have it somewhere but it’s in no fit state to wear again.

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Re: Sherpa van final

Post by J_Grimshaw » Mon Nov 28, 2022 12:43 pm

I've still got the scarf bought on the day

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Re: Sherpa van final

Post by Jimmymaccer » Mon Nov 28, 2022 12:59 pm

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Re: Sherpa van final

Post by Dark Cloud » Mon Nov 28, 2022 1:06 pm

I'm sure I got mine from the club shop and it was one of thousands which said "Burnley: Were off to Wembley". Correct punctuation would have made all the difference!!! 😁
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Re: Sherpa van final

Post by Bosscat » Mon Nov 28, 2022 1:12 pm

Devils_Advocate wrote:
Mon Nov 28, 2022 12:25 pm
Does he live in Scotland now and post on here? :D
😯 no he lives in Leeds now and reckons to be a bit of a Devils Advocate 😁

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Re: Sherpa van final

Post by martin_p » Mon Nov 28, 2022 1:29 pm

Dark Cloud wrote:
Mon Nov 28, 2022 1:06 pm
I'm sure I got mine from the club shop and it was one of thousands which said "Burnley: Were off to Wembley". Correct punctuation would have made all the difference!!! 😁
Future proofing, ‘were off to Wembley’ works now!
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Re: Sherpa van final

Post by AGENT_CLARET » Mon Nov 28, 2022 1:42 pm

I've still got the programme and match ticket, rye match ticket price was £5 and at the time Inthought what a rip off 😂 because the Preston game was only £1.25, wow how times have changed

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Re: Sherpa van final

Post by ElectroClaret » Mon Nov 28, 2022 1:50 pm

I had the t shirt, but i think i ended up using it for decorating round the house.
(Sacrilege, i know.) :roll:

Ive got the programme as well, i think, buried under mounds of junk in the spare bedroom.

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Re: Sherpa van final

Post by AmbleClaret » Mon Nov 28, 2022 2:00 pm

Travelled down from Leeds by car, where I was a student.Police stopped us from going into Northampton on the way back to celebrate, so managed to get last orders in the Trades Club,where I worked.
These days I'd make a weekend of it. Great memories though.

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Re: Sherpa van final

Post by welsbyswife » Mon Nov 28, 2022 2:15 pm

ImageStill in good condition!

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Re: Sherpa van final

Post by Herts Clarets » Mon Nov 28, 2022 2:28 pm

I was there. My Uncle got married the day before the final near Dudley, which is prime Wolves territory. I had the back of my head shaved with a number 1 guard and then had BFC shaved into it with a razor. I had my photo taken facing away from the camera more times than facing it (some may say they got my best side). My uncle sadly died in 2014 and his wife in 2020 and at both funerals i still had people who were at the wedding talk to me about my hair on the day!

We set off on the Sunday morning, a lone Ford Escort clad in claret and blue in a sea of Gold and Black cars, coaches, vans and the like. Great dya out, made all the more special as it came 12 months after the Orient game.

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Re: Sherpa van final

Post by Big Vinny K » Mon Nov 28, 2022 2:55 pm

I was there.
Went down with a bunch of friends in a hire van - may even have been a Sherpa ! Think the hire company was Ryder if that rings a bell with anyone.
Brilliant day and most fans I seem to remember were not that bothered we had been beaten. It was fantastic just to get to Wembley after our recent troubled seasons and we were definitely a team on the up. We played against an excellent Wolves side with Bull and Mutch up front I think so we didn’t really expect to win.

The semi final away leg at Preston was also one of the most memorable away matches in all my time supporting the club. I still don’t know how we won that game. Plastic pitch and their winger Brian Mooney terrified our defence that day. He was apparently nicknamed by their fans ‘King of the Plastic” !!!!

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Re: Sherpa van final

Post by CaptJohn » Mon Nov 28, 2022 3:04 pm

Thanks for posting that, it brought back some lovely memories :)
I was there with all the family. Mum, Dad, Wife, son and daughter :D

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Re: Sherpa van final

Post by Guller Bull » Mon Nov 28, 2022 3:43 pm

Went down with my brother Pete in his yellow knackered Cortina which had gasket problems and was smoking heavily. For some reason the burning oil smelled like pungent garlic. We picked up a couple of Clarets hitch hiking from Charnock Richard, we offered them a lift back up but by the time we got to the Birmingham they had changed their mind!!! :D - Christ knows how we made it there and back.

I remember a load of Wolves fans goading us out the back of a van in the queues on the way back up but to be fair they did share some beers!

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Re: Sherpa van final

Post by Volvoclaret » Mon Nov 28, 2022 4:00 pm

Barry_Chuckle wrote:
Mon Nov 28, 2022 11:33 am
:D I'm the one in the bucket hat.
All from Keighley names (nicknames) left to right
Jonny B, Wilkie, Baps, Slots, me and Simon.
No idea who the Noel Edmonds lookalike is bottom right.

Brings back memories that.
Shows what Yorkshire inbreeding does.😝😀

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Re: Sherpa van final

Post by AfloatinClaret » Mon Nov 28, 2022 4:16 pm

I was in Nepal and in those far away pre-internet days had a hell of a job getting the result, eventually resolved by enquiring at the office of the Times of India newspaper's correspondent in Pokara. He phoned head office in Delhi and they called back on Monday afternoon with it... Disappointing when I got it too ☹️

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Re: Sherpa van final

Post by durhamclaret » Mon Nov 28, 2022 4:41 pm

Still got my T shirt, wish it would still fit me!

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Re: Sherpa van final

Post by Volvoclaret » Mon Nov 28, 2022 5:00 pm

durhamclaret wrote:
Mon Nov 28, 2022 4:41 pm
Still got my T shirt, wish it would still fit me!
Mine too, buggers for shrinking in the wash.😉

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Re: Sherpa van final

Post by welsbyswife » Mon Nov 28, 2022 5:03 pm

Barry_Chuckle wrote:
Mon Nov 28, 2022 11:33 am
:D I'm the one in the bucket hat.
All from Keighley names (nicknames) left to right
Jonny B, Wilkie, Baps, Slots, me and Simon.
No idea who the Noel Edmonds lookalike is bottom right.

Brings back memories that.
You're a dead ringer for Stephen Morris, the drummer in Joy Division/ New Order Mr Chuckle :D . Or you were back when that photo was taken!

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Re: Sherpa van final

Post by ynot » Mon Nov 28, 2022 5:58 pm

Went down with mates from TA. Cost a tenner each for a hotel room and £8 to get in the London Empire nightclub in Leicester Square. Great weekend but shame about the result

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Re: Sherpa van final

Post by elwaclaret » Mon Nov 28, 2022 6:01 pm

We went to the Football League v Rest of World in 1987 (mainly to see Maradonna play). I was asked by my dad’s mate John if I enjoyed it. I replied it will be better next season watching the Clarets! He laughed but remembered what I said and reminded me of it as we sat watching the Sherpa Van Final.

My memory is I wasn’t that disappointed that we didn’t win, it was a hell of a turn around for us just to be there, and Preston away I already counted as the final, Wembley was a bonus.

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Re: Sherpa van final

Post by Im_not_Robbie_Blake » Mon Nov 28, 2022 6:16 pm

Great memories of the day, especially when Leighton James came on and rolled back the years with a wonderful wing display.
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Re: Sherpa van final

Post by Wokingclaret » Mon Nov 28, 2022 6:19 pm

Was there also with my Dad, I was based in Bromley in them days

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Re: Sherpa van final

Post by Burnley Ace » Mon Nov 28, 2022 6:23 pm

Remember drinking in The Globe opposite Baker St station, good mix of fans everyone just buzzing to be going to Wembley!!

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Re: Sherpa van final

Post by Cirrus_Minor » Mon Nov 28, 2022 6:25 pm

I was there with my brother in law. We travelled down on a yellow and red BCN bus; chrome top seats, request to stop bell's, the lot. I think the council organised the use of these local buses to help with the high demand for the final.

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Re: Sherpa van final

Post by Billyblah » Mon Nov 28, 2022 6:30 pm

I've still got my claret and blue flat cap just like the one 'Simon' is modelling in the photo!

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Re: Sherpa van final

Post by expoultryboy » Mon Nov 28, 2022 6:35 pm

Great weekend . How big was Floyd Streete !!!

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Re: Sherpa van final

Post by expoultryboy » Mon Nov 28, 2022 6:41 pm

I was 29 at the time , and I remember feeling very emotional as the teams came out of the tunnel . This was the era when we weren't very good and i never ever thought I'd see Burnley at Wembley .

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Re: Sherpa van final

Post by Steve-Harpers-perm » Mon Nov 28, 2022 6:53 pm

Only 8 at the but remember the Wembley t shirt (think it had the teams we’d knocked out on route to the final on it!). We travelled on an Althams coach that broke down coming out of Burnley and we just managed to get on the ground for kick off!

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Re: Sherpa van final

Post by AmbleClaret » Mon Nov 28, 2022 6:59 pm

Im_not_Robbie_Blake wrote:
Mon Nov 28, 2022 6:16 pm
Great memories of the day, especially when Leighton James came on and rolled back the years with a wonderful wing display.
I loved that,he's my all time favourite Claret.
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Re: Sherpa van final

Post by Selby Claret » Mon Nov 28, 2022 7:12 pm

My first trip to Wembley - I was 11 - and I remember hardly anything about the day except we were sat in the gods

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Re: Sherpa van final

Post by Andy_G » Mon Nov 28, 2022 7:16 pm

Still got mine in the bottom draw.

Too small for me now but my son wore it at the play off finals against Sheff U.

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Re: Sherpa van final

Post by bfcjg » Mon Nov 28, 2022 7:52 pm

I was there I'm sure I've a photo somewhere of a group of us leaning over the railings shaking hands with the players.

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Re: Sherpa van final

Post by Cubanforever » Mon Nov 28, 2022 8:12 pm

Went from Whalley on a coach, set off at 6.30am day of the game, it broke down on the way down but got fixed, made it onto the terraces just as the teams came out and broke down on the way back......got home to Clitheroe exactly 24 hours after setting off....what a day though

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Re: Sherpa van final

Post by Goalposts » Mon Nov 28, 2022 9:26 pm

Remember it well , getting to Wembley was like the end of the beginning of Burnley’s long climb back up the lge. Pretty sure there was a pre match on the pitch of clarets legends vs Wolves legends - noble was playing. Think we lost that one two. Remember being at a tube station in London all going back to Euston for the train and singing to the wolves fans on the opposite side, we only came here for the van. (Times were hard then :))

The look on there faces at the joy and laughter after we’d lost was beyond them . But the fact that we were at Wembley so soon after nearly getting wound up was all that mattered that day.

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Re: Sherpa van final

Post by Jimmymaccer » Mon Nov 28, 2022 9:59 pm

Even though we lost, seemed like both sets of fans stayed behind for the trophy presentation…..and the lap of honour singing “Bullsh#t, Bullsh#t” to Steve Bull and Andy Mutch who just smiled and applauded…..

Brilliant day…..

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Re: Sherpa van final

Post by steve1264b » Mon Nov 28, 2022 10:33 pm

A poster above says it was the begining of the end. The end of us being an under achiever.

Those of us who have contributed to the semi final.thread will reflect what a great experience this was.

Im not afraid to say i was overwhelmed with emotion when we walked out.

This was a relatively new competition. Its a geat idea. Every fan should see their team walk out at wembley.

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Re: Sherpa van final

Post by Bop » Mon Nov 28, 2022 10:57 pm

Viscount Central from Padiham. Seemed to leave early enough but still missed kick off. I felt proud despite the result. A turning point.

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Re: Sherpa van final

Post by IanMcL » Mon Nov 28, 2022 11:11 pm

Still have my ticket, in my wallet. A bit battered nowadays...like me.

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Re: Sherpa van final

Post by Commy » Mon Nov 28, 2022 11:28 pm

I can still see the ball go out off a Wolves player and wrongly given as a corner, which they scored from.

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