Post by unmontóndedbueyes on Aug 7, 2019 18:39:14 GMT 1
To cheer us up here is a MOTD when they used to have lower division games and we were main match when we stuffed Millwall in promotion year. Some legends on show and Mick Buxton being interviewed. I Remember it well!
Post by Doc Halladay 32 on Aug 7, 2019 19:43:20 GMT 1
Heroes every last one of them!
Great memories - the refreshment trollies being pushed around the ground, bog roll flying from the Cowshed when a goal was scored. 8100 making lots of noise but still individual voices heard, we played nice simple stuff back then - the team had been away to Torremolinos - bloody pampered modern day footballers Though they were the last Town team to be automatically promoted.
A few more observations
The crowd singing anti L666s songs, the oh so predictable groan from the crowd for a misplaced crossfield pass by Cowling, whose run and cross for Lillis was a thing of beauty. Lillis himself left Allardyce for dead when crossing for our third.
How refreshing was it to hear a top class commentator (Barry Davies) correctly identifying every player in a third tier game, when his modern day (I hestitate to call them contemporaries because they are clearly not!) equivalents regularly misidentified Town's players for the last two seasons in the most watched league in the world.
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Allardyce for Millwall. Buxton saying get it forward and into the box quickly cos he didn’t like all the sideways and backwards passing he saw in games abroad.
He was right as well. There's a difference between just aimlessly hoofing it and the way Town got it forward under Buxton. Give me three or four passes followed by a goal any day if the week instead of 30 sideways passes resulting in a pass back to the keeper.
Post by villageidiot on Aug 7, 2019 20:22:36 GMT 1
loved this team. two fullbacks that bombed forward. Russell looked like Dalglish had schooled him Lillis was a top player Stanton had a great engine and an eye for goal in fact the whole midfield chipped in with plenty of goals
Post by otium (EPBS) on Aug 7, 2019 20:56:02 GMT 1
"Gerrit forrad" says Buxton. Look how many support the ball. Even when we score see the others steaming in. I know there was acres more space, i know they are fitter....but like boxing football has gone backwards. Footballers egos, the 5 minute free kicks, the football family. Yes, halcyon days despite the smelly bogs.
Post by buxtonboys101 on Aug 7, 2019 20:57:42 GMT 1
... the memories ... the memories ... those oh so innocent days before the advent of so much greed, selfishness, oneupmanship and individualism. This was the year before the miners' strike a seminal event in British history when their defeat hastened in the end of the old working class idea of class solidarity as all of the above really took over. In fact, Buxton himself from a pit village in the North-East, epitomised perfectly the spirit of the times. To what his Town teams play was thing of beauty, grace and good old fashioned honesty and skill. God how we need some of that now.