Ayresome Park in uproar

#22
I saw all three games and was surprised by the result. In the first game against USSR there was a distinct physical mismatch. The Koreans found it difficult to win the ball in the air. The USSR used that to their advantage and ran out easy winners. It should have been the template that the Italians used but they preferred a passing game and largely kept the ball on the floor. The rest is history!
 
#23
Gates were low as there was apathy towards World Cup football, Boro hadn't attracted any of the big sides (this according to the Gazette) and it wasn't helped that we had just been relegated to the third tier for the first time in our history.

Article: https://e-space.mmu.ac.uk/622864/1/THE FIFA WORLD CUP, INTERNATIONAL FRIENDSHIP AND THE ‘MYSTERY MEN OF THE EAST’ WHEN MIDDLESBROUGH FELL IN LOVE WITH NORTH KOREA (ACCEPTED VERSION).pdf

Apathy: https://www.historyworkshop.org.uk/...rovincial-towns-russia-2018-and-england-1966/

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#25
I remember going to Boro games in season 1970/71 and it was 6 shillings (30p) to stand. I would guess 10 shillings to sit - so it was pricey for the World Cup games.

England games group stages were not sell outs.

In Euro 96 wasn't there only 8,000 for a group stage match at St James Park?
 
#27
Gates were low as there was apathy towards World Cup football, Boro hadn't attracted any of the big sides (this according to the Gazette) and it wasn't helped that we had just been relegated to the third tier for the first time in our history.

Article: https://e-space.mmu.ac.uk/622864/1/THE FIFA WORLD CUP, INTERNATIONAL FRIENDSHIP AND THE ‘MYSTERY MEN OF THE EAST’ WHEN MIDDLESBROUGH FELL IN LOVE WITH NORTH KOREA (ACCEPTED VERSION).pdf

Apathy: https://www.historyworkshop.org.uk/...rovincial-towns-russia-2018-and-england-1966/

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It was 1/6 in the boys end and 4/0 in the Holgate in 1966/67 season so it was almost double normal price.
 
#28
Funny that , my old fella always dressed in suit and tie till after he was 60 odd. He was iron moulder. We used to wear short pants trouser suits from 6 to about 10 for family weddings, funerals conformations:ROFLMAO::ROFLMAO:
 
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