Ayresome Park 1973

Redwurzel

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Its 1972/3, because Boro have no red chest band and that is a sparse crowd probably only 6,000. Crowds dropped off that season pretty badly. A lot of low scoring games.

It's the bottom of the Holgate, with part of the Chicken run in the background.

The crowd inside the stadium was policed with police, not stewards.

I don't remember going to the game so the young lad with the dark brown mop hair was not me, but I think I looked like that in 1973.

I have seen the photo at the Art bank in Saltburn. A guy used ot sit on a chair greeting people when they went in, sometimes playing a musical instrument, he was called Robin Dale and I think its one of his photos. He photographed in South Bank.
 
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Norman_Conquest

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Its 1972/3, because Boro have no red chest band and that is a sparse crowd probably only 6,000. Crowds dropped off that season pretty badly. A lot of low scoring games.

It's the bottom of the Holgate, with part of the Chicken run in the background.

The crowd inside the stadium was policed with police, not stewards.

I don't remember going to the game so the young lad with the dark brown mop hair was not me, but I think I looked like that in 1973.
I'm not in the picture but I will have either been stood at the wall to the left of the goal looking from the Holgate or just behind the barrier on the left hand side of the walkway.
 

since1970

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The attendance was 7,686. And judging by how full the south stand seats look, blows the myth that people much preferred to stand back in the 70s.
 

Norman_Conquest

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We played Cardiff twice n 1973. The first being in the 1972/73 season (7,686) when we won 2-0 and that looks like when the picture was taken. The second being in the 1973/74 season when we 3-0. Attendance 18,034

1972/73 - Starting lineup:

Goalkeeper Jim Platt

Defender Frank Spraggon

Defender/Centre back Stuart Boam

Defender/Centre back Bill Gates

Midfielder Peter Brine - Goal

Midfielder Graeme Souness

Midfielder Nobby Stiles

Midfielder/Forward Alan Foggon - Goal

Forward Malcolm Smith

Defender/Right-back John Craggs

Defender/Centre-back Willie Maddren


1973/74 season - Starting Lineup:

Goalkeeper Jim Platt

Defender Frank Spraggon

Defender/Centre back Stuart Boam

Midfielder David Armstrong

Midfielder Eric McMordie

Midfielder Graeme Souness

Midfielder/Forward Alan Foggon

Forward John Hickton

Forward David Mills - Goal

Defender/Right-back John Craggs - Goal

Defender/Centre-back Willie Maddren

Malcolm smith came on for Armstrong and scored.
 
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