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Ground before South Africa Stand was Built 09:19 - Apr 16 with 3041 viewsurrrrssss

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Ground before South Africa Stand was Built on 11:09 - Apr 16 with 2048 viewscolinallcars

Can't view it unless I log on to facebook, so that's me banjaxxed.
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Ground before South Africa Stand was Built on 11:13 - Apr 16 with 2038 viewsisawqpratwcity

Ground before South Africa Stand was Built on 11:09 - Apr 16 by colinallcars

Can't view it unless I log on to facebook, so that's me banjaxxed.


At last, a fellow Facebook non-user.

Cambridge Analytica had to send me Trump propaganda in a stamped envelope..

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Ground before South Africa Stand was Built on 11:15 - Apr 16 with 2029 viewseastside_r

Ground before South Africa Stand was Built on 11:09 - Apr 16 by colinallcars

Can't view it unless I log on to facebook, so that's me banjaxxed.


Same here. Ditched my FB account about 5 years ago. With all the shit that is happening ATM makes me look a genius.
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Ground before South Africa Stand was Built on 11:21 - Apr 16 with 2008 viewsBoston

When Facebook first got up and running, Mrs Boston thought it would be a great thing for me and created my own page....which I’ve never used / posted / or even clicked on for that matter. It’s out there somewhere. Now, let me tell you about the aliens who walk among us....

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Ground before South Africa Stand was Built on 11:23 - Apr 16 with 2008 viewsHantsR

I'm on Facebook but still can't access the item.
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Ground before South Africa Stand was Built on 12:03 - Apr 16 with 1957 viewsDannyPaddox

I'm a non Facebooker too. This one is from 1965 v Peterborough. Apparently we're scoring a header through John Collins. Looks like Posh are scoring though. Must've been a great view from the Estate. Unobstructed! That's be a gold seat these days. Anyone ever watch a game from there?



Edit: Another from 1968 not long before the stand was built (maybe v Bolton).



[Post edited 16 Apr 12:14]
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Ground before South Africa Stand was Built on 12:05 - Apr 16 with 1952 viewsRs_Holy

Ground before South Africa Stand was Built on 12:03 - Apr 16 by DannyPaddox

I'm a non Facebooker too. This one is from 1965 v Peterborough. Apparently we're scoring a header through John Collins. Looks like Posh are scoring though. Must've been a great view from the Estate. Unobstructed! That's be a gold seat these days. Anyone ever watch a game from there?



Edit: Another from 1968 not long before the stand was built (maybe v Bolton).



[Post edited 16 Apr 12:14]


Bill Power
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Ground before South Africa Stand was Built on 12:10 - Apr 16 with 1936 viewsbosh67

Ground before South Africa Stand was Built on 12:03 - Apr 16 by DannyPaddox

I'm a non Facebooker too. This one is from 1965 v Peterborough. Apparently we're scoring a header through John Collins. Looks like Posh are scoring though. Must've been a great view from the Estate. Unobstructed! That's be a gold seat these days. Anyone ever watch a game from there?



Edit: Another from 1968 not long before the stand was built (maybe v Bolton).



[Post edited 16 Apr 12:14]


Oh well, nothing changes. Still letting the opposition in to deny us a clean sheet at Loftus Road.

Never knowingly right.
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Ground before South Africa Stand was Built on 12:12 - Apr 16 with 1933 viewsEsox_Lucius

For all those Facebook Luddites Here you go.

*edit I added a bit of contrast to the original to make it easier to see.
[Post edited 16 Apr 12:16]

The grass is always greener.

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Ground before South Africa Stand was Built on 12:32 - Apr 16 with 1887 viewsTheChef

Ground before South Africa Stand was Built on 12:12 - Apr 16 by Esox_Lucius

For all those Facebook Luddites Here you go.

*edit I added a bit of contrast to the original to make it easier to see.
[Post edited 16 Apr 12:16]


I think I've heard/read a few stories about that grass bank at the back - must have been lots of fun in the wet.
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Ground before South Africa Stand was Built on 12:50 - Apr 16 with 1841 viewsisawqpratwcity

The cry of the summer of '68, about to make our First Division debut, was "Buy players, not stands".

With the benefit of wisdom gained from Fernandes' first three and a half seasons, maybe the SAR stand wasn't such a bad choice after all.

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Ground before South Africa Stand was Built on 12:57 - Apr 16 with 1823 viewsPunteR

Ground before South Africa Stand was Built on 12:50 - Apr 16 by isawqpratwcity

The cry of the summer of '68, about to make our First Division debut, was "Buy players, not stands".

With the benefit of wisdom gained from Fernandes' first three and a half seasons, maybe the SAR stand wasn't such a bad choice after all.


"Buy players not hatstands"

Stayed in, drank gin. In there like swimwear!

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Ground before South Africa Stand was Built on 12:59 - Apr 16 with 1822 viewsDannyPaddox

Ground before South Africa Stand was Built on 12:50 - Apr 16 by isawqpratwcity

The cry of the summer of '68, about to make our First Division debut, was "Buy players, not stands".

With the benefit of wisdom gained from Fernandes' first three and a half seasons, maybe the SAR stand wasn't such a bad choice after all.




Novel solution by the club.
Buy players and make them build the stand.
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Ground before South Africa Stand was Built on 13:14 - Apr 16 with 1784 viewsisawqpratwcity

Ground before South Africa Stand was Built on 12:59 - Apr 16 by DannyPaddox



Novel solution by the club.
Buy players and make them build the stand.


Rodney, ever the Show Pony. The only one without a shovel.

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Ground before South Africa Stand was Built on 13:25 - Apr 16 with 1758 viewsDannyPaddox

Ground before South Africa Stand was Built on 13:14 - Apr 16 by isawqpratwcity

Rodney, ever the Show Pony. The only one without a shovel.


I think that's Bobby Keetch. A character I'd love to know more about. Geezer/ entrepreneur who would rather go to antique fairs and art galleries than down the casino. Something of the swinging 60s about him. Close mates with Terry Venables. Passed away in 96.
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Ground before South Africa Stand was Built on 13:30 - Apr 16 with 1743 viewsisawqpratwcity

Ground before South Africa Stand was Built on 13:25 - Apr 16 by DannyPaddox

I think that's Bobby Keetch. A character I'd love to know more about. Geezer/ entrepreneur who would rather go to antique fairs and art galleries than down the casino. Something of the swinging 60s about him. Close mates with Terry Venables. Passed away in 96.


You're absolutely right.

A shame: the joke doesn't work as well with "Bobby Keetch, ever the Show Pony..."

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Ground before South Africa Stand was Built on 17:24 - Apr 16 with 1624 viewsterryb

Ground before South Africa Stand was Built on 13:25 - Apr 16 by DannyPaddox

I think that's Bobby Keetch. A character I'd love to know more about. Geezer/ entrepreneur who would rather go to antique fairs and art galleries than down the casino. Something of the swinging 60s about him. Close mates with Terry Venables. Passed away in 96.


We often saw an opposition forward laying on the ground nowhere near the ball. Mainly when Rangers were on the attack! We just assumed that Mr. Keetch had introduced himself!

Bobby was one of the founders of Football Football in the Haymarket(?) & was often to be found there. It didn't survive long after his death.
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Ground before South Africa Stand was Built on 18:04 - Apr 16 with 1570 viewsPinnerPaul

Ground before South Africa Stand was Built on 11:13 - Apr 16 by isawqpratwcity

At last, a fellow Facebook non-user.

Cambridge Analytica had to send me Trump propaganda in a stamped envelope..


and me!
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Ground before South Africa Stand was Built on 18:09 - Apr 16 with 1561 viewsPinnerPaul

Ground before South Africa Stand was Built on 12:03 - Apr 16 by DannyPaddox

I'm a non Facebooker too. This one is from 1965 v Peterborough. Apparently we're scoring a header through John Collins. Looks like Posh are scoring though. Must've been a great view from the Estate. Unobstructed! That's be a gold seat these days. Anyone ever watch a game from there?



Edit: Another from 1968 not long before the stand was built (maybe v Bolton).



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My Dad used to stand there BEFORE they even got round to putting in that new fangled terracing malarkey!

He told me there used to be one toilet, in the corner, where Loft meets Ellerslie now.

It was gents only of course. He and my Mum went on a 'date' to a match (My Mum was already a fan as her Dad had taken her from when she was little). During the game my Mum wanted to 'visit the ladies', my Dad told her she would just have to keep her legs crossed!
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Ground before South Africa Stand was Built on 18:50 - Apr 16 with 1516 viewsTacticalR

Some film of South Africa Road as the stand was being constructed:


Air hostess clique

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Ground before South Africa Stand was Built on 19:07 - Apr 16 with 1483 viewsizlingtonhoop

Ground before South Africa Stand was Built on 18:50 - Apr 16 by TacticalR

Some film of South Africa Road as the stand was being constructed:



Great clip!

So nice to see those pillars, just standing there waiting to get on so many people's nerves.

Including mine once again, as recently as one of this season's cup matches...
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Ground before South Africa Stand was Built on 19:21 - Apr 16 with 1466 viewsEsox_Lucius

Bobby Keetch once scored a goal at Loftus Road with the back of his head... an OG caused by a clearance from Mike Kelly which knocked him unconcious and, IIRC, it was an FAC game at home to CFC and we lost 4-0 :-(
The worrying thing about this post is that most of the time I can't remember where I left my glasses 10 minutes ago.
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The grass is always greener.

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Ground before South Africa Stand was Built on 19:30 - Apr 16 with 1446 viewsTacticalR

Ground before South Africa Stand was Built on 12:57 - Apr 16 by PunteR

"Buy players not hatstands"


I read that quickly as "buy players not bastards". If only we had followed that policy.

Air hostess clique

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Ground before South Africa Stand was Built on 19:41 - Apr 16 with 1430 viewsflynnbo

Ground before South Africa Stand was Built on 19:21 - Apr 16 by Esox_Lucius

Bobby Keetch once scored a goal at Loftus Road with the back of his head... an OG caused by a clearance from Mike Kelly which knocked him unconcious and, IIRC, it was an FAC game at home to CFC and we lost 4-0 :-(
The worrying thing about this post is that most of the time I can't remember where I left my glasses 10 minutes ago.
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Probably the year they won the cup ie 1970
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Ground before South Africa Stand was Built on 20:04 - Apr 16 with 1403 viewsBoston

Hadn't seen a couple of those pics before, thanks gents.

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