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Duffle Coat
04-11-2015, 10:44 PM
Being a fan of the Bfi Sight and Sound magazine, I came across an article about documentaries from Britain in the 50s and 60s. One such is entitled Six Days To Saturday by director John Boorman. It is about Swindon Town Football Club. Why of interest to Palace fans? Well, it is the 1963 season and guess who was the manager? None other than, Bert Head. Not only that but Bobby Woodruff and 17 years old, Don Rogers feature also. The video 35 minutes long is on YouTube. Search for it with the title and 1963 and you will find. Enjoy!

Langers
04-11-2015, 11:28 PM
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Thanks for the recommendation

Chocky
06-11-2015, 03:22 PM
The thread title reminds me when we used to sing the countdown to playing Brighton in the late 70s and early 80s. It started as early as 'Four weeks til Brighton, there's only four weeks til Brighton'.

Although back in 1989/90 I never heard 'Thirteen years til Brighton....' :)

Pistol Knight
06-11-2015, 04:59 PM
Great stuff

LONDONMAN
06-11-2015, 05:22 PM
Being a fan of the Bfi Sight and Sound magazine, I came across an article about documentaries from Britain in the 50s and 60s. One such is entitled Six Days To Saturday by director John Boorman. It is about Swindon Town Football Club. Why of interest to Palace fans? Well, it is the 1963 season and guess who was the manager? None other than, Bert Head. Not only that but Bobby Woodruff and 17 years old, Don Rogers feature also. The video 35 minutes long is on YouTube. Search for it with the title and 1963 and you will find. Enjoy!


Cheers for that DC, very enjoyable watch. A window into a different age and the crowd scenes of fans sitting on the concrete terracing whilst the crowd drifted in were vaguely reminiscent of my early memories of going to football, a decade later.

Loved the scene of the two blokes shooting pigeons in the stand! That is so un-PC in the modern era and one the fella in the hat looked straight out of Monty Python's Upper Class Twits scketch, hilarious!

Some great clips of the Don (or Donald, as per the film) setting up and scoring goals and of course our Bobby Woodruff and Bert Head, so familiar to older Palace fans.

Seemed a strange connection with Midsomer going on, both Bert Head and Don Rogers had family there, so maybe the guy with the gun was from there too!

Mike Sumerbee and Ernie (bleedin') Hunt went on to be great stars at Man City and Coventry so it was fascinating to see them too.

Pistol Knight
06-11-2015, 07:14 PM
I loved the running up the terracing ducking under the barriers as training :lux::lux:

BERT'S HEAD
06-11-2015, 07:17 PM
A pound a week each extra for every thousand above 12,000 attendance :lux: