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1st ever match attended

Probably an article thats been done time and again over the years but I come on here to get away from the news and social media constant updates o n whats currently happening so fancied some football tales.

What are everyone's 1st experiences at a game and did it have any impact on how you ultimately chose a team to support.

I'll give 2. Being from glasgow my 1st game was partick thistle v hamilton, it was 0-0 and to be honest i have very little memory of the game itself. My only memory is my dad holding onto me whilst i sat on the terrace railing. I was 4.

My 1st ever trip to anfield was about 18 months later. This one I remember quite well. We played oldham and won 2-1. To put it into context I had been used to going to partick games for a year or so in a run down old stadium with games being played in front of 6 or 7000 fans max. I can still remember vividly walking up the steps into the vomitory of the main stand at anfield and seeing the pitch and these massive 3 other stands engulfing the pitch, it was a wow moment. The game itself didnt disappoint. 1 nil down with 3 mins to go we turned it round to pick up the win 2-1. I was hooked from then.

I average about 6 trips to anfield a season due to work constraints and ticket availability and have done for last 27 years. That same wow feeling everytime i go up the stairs to my seat never dilutes. Still gets me everytime.

What are others 1st experiences.

posted on 29/3/20

comment by Redinthehead - FreeGaza - فلسطين (U1860)
posted 3 hours, 39 minutes ago
Liverpool v Sheff Wed ‘94
We won 4-1
Gerrard scored

Sat right at the back of the old main stand with my mate and his flatmate.
Didn’t even know who t f Gerrard was at that stage just some kid substitute that came on.
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Gerrards 1st goal i believe that game?

posted on 29/3/20

comment by thebluebellsarablue (U9292)
posted 27 minutes ago
comment by Manfrombelmonty (U1705)
posted 16 minutes ago
Spion Kop man?

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North stand, second tier
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Back in 80 it was just terracing, and NI got 40 k in.

Our NISC club, Black Dog Loyal, are in North stand, second tier now.

Preferred terracing...in Anfield kop and Ibrox as well as Windsor.

How are you deaing with lockdown, Man from?

Are you back in UK?



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The very earliest games I went to in the 80s we were on the terraces in front of the south stand. My da used to sit me on top of the blue crush barriers they had there. For the 90s it was north stand. My family have had the same seats for 30 years now I’d imagine.

Not home, still in MA. Wifefrom has a bunch of her clients coming down with the virus and had been in direct contact with them. We are quarantined at home right now. You make of it what you can. I’m just about to start kneeling dough to make some bread for the week until we get a delivery on Friday. Just happy that I’m in a fairly rural area now and not the city anymore. Nice and secluded up here

posted on 29/3/20

First match in 1952 against Blackburn I think. A boy called Alan similar age to me lived next door but one, we kicked a ball about. One Saturday he knocked on our door and asked if I could go to the match, yes the answer

His dad was a fan, we went in the sidecar, perishing while he was on the BSA.
I remember nothing about the match, but plenty about the atmosphère, flat caps, macs, everybody smoked Park Drive mainly. And swearing, by grown-ups. I was hooked, 68 years later I still am. Neighbour, Alan Motor back all deceased, only just thought of that, sad.
But Ole and the lads cheer me up.

posted on 29/3/20

comment by Manfrombelmonty (U1705)
posted 1 hour, 34 minutes ago
comment by thebluebellsarablue (U9292)
posted 27 minutes ago
comment by Manfrombelmonty (U1705)
posted 16 minutes ago
Spion Kop man?

————

North stand, second tier
----------------------------------------------------------------------
Back in 80 it was just terracing, and NI got 40 k in.

Our NISC club, Black Dog Loyal, are in North stand, second tier now.

Preferred terracing...in Anfield kop and Ibrox as well as Windsor.

How are you deaing with lockdown, Man from?

Are you back in UK?



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The very earliest games I went to in the 80s we were on the terraces in front of the south stand. My da used to sit me on top of the blue crush barriers they had there. For the 90s it was north stand. My family have had the same seats for 30 years now I’d imagine.

Not home, still in MA. Wifefrom has a bunch of her clients coming down with the virus and had been in direct contact with them. We are quarantined at home right now. You make of it what you can. I’m just about to start kneeling dough to make some bread for the week until we get a delivery on Friday. Just happy that I’m in a fairly rural area now and not the city anymore. Nice and secluded up here
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Haha, rem the old blue barriers in front of South Stand and Section F....ran with those nutters a while, but never liked their orders and attacking scarfies.

Glad you are ok and rural, lime me in Carrick, well away from Belfast.

Just checking in on colleagues there and my old boss about twenty feet from my desk tested positive , as he share a house with a doctor

I was sent home last week as a 55 yr old asthma sufferer, and after a guy came in beside us with symptoms ffs.

Stay safe and healthy, Man from.

Our politics means fek all in times of crisis♥️

comment by Bales (U22081)

posted on 29/3/20

QPR vs Spurs. 1990 ish. My old man, who is a United fan, took me along to humour my obsession with Spurs.

My main takeaways from the game were how good Les Ferdinand was, that Spurs were my team, and that live football was exhilarating.

posted on 29/3/20

comment by Bales (U22081)
posted 1 minute ago
QPR vs Spurs. 1990 ish. My old man, who is a United fan, took me along to humour my obsession with Spurs.

My main takeaways from the game were how good Les Ferdinand was, that Spurs were my team, and that live football was exhilarating.
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Went to QPR with the Chelsea mob in 90.

I was working summer uni job at Heathrow, and Chelsea, had most of the ground...QPR were like the away support lol.

Chelsea v spurs got more tasty then on in.

posted on 29/3/20

comment by manusince52 (U9692)
posted 14 minutes ago
First match in 1952 against Blackburn I think. A boy called Alan similar age to me lived next door but one, we kicked a ball about. One Saturday he knocked on our door and asked if I could go to the match, yes the answer

His dad was a fan, we went in the sidecar, perishing while he was on the BSA.
I remember nothing about the match, but plenty about the atmosphère, flat caps, macs, everybody smoked Park Drive mainly. And swearing, by grown-ups. I was hooked, 68 years later I still am. Neighbour, Alan Motor back all deceased, only just thought of that, sad.
But Ole and the lads cheer me up.
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Good to remember and look back.

As I said earlier, I may Linfield mates at a local game before we closed up and it was guys I was I primary school with in the seventies and Belfast High School 1980.

Real mates too

posted on 29/3/20

comment by thebluebellsarablue (U9292)
posted 1 hour, 22 minutes ago
comment by Manfrombelmonty (U1705)
posted 1 hour, 34 minutes ago
comment by thebluebellsarablue (U9292)
posted 27 minutes ago
comment by Manfrombelmonty (U1705)
posted 16 minutes ago
Spion Kop man?

————

North stand, second tier
----------------------------------------------------------------------
Back in 80 it was just terracing, and NI got 40 k in.

Our NISC club, Black Dog Loyal, are in North stand, second tier now.

Preferred terracing...in Anfield kop and Ibrox as well as Windsor.

How are you deaing with lockdown, Man from?

Are you back in UK?



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The very earliest games I went to in the 80s we were on the terraces in front of the south stand. My da used to sit me on top of the blue crush barriers they had there. For the 90s it was north stand. My family have had the same seats for 30 years now I’d imagine.

Not home, still in MA. Wifefrom has a bunch of her clients coming down with the virus and had been in direct contact with them. We are quarantined at home right now. You make of it what you can. I’m just about to start kneeling dough to make some bread for the week until we get a delivery on Friday. Just happy that I’m in a fairly rural area now and not the city anymore. Nice and secluded up here
----------------------------------------------------------------------
Haha, rem the old blue barriers in front of South Stand and Section F....ran with those nutters a while, but never liked their orders and attacking scarfies.

Glad you are ok and rural, lime me in Carrick, well away from Belfast.

Just checking in on colleagues there and my old boss about twenty feet from my desk tested positive , as he share a house with a doctor

I was sent home last week as a 55 yr old asthma sufferer, and after a guy came in beside us with symptoms ffs.

Stay safe and healthy, Man from.

Our politics means fek all in times of crisis♥️
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posted on 30/3/20

I remember as tho it was yesterday 1948/49 season it was Chelsea v Liverpool at Stamford Bridge and saw Billy Liddell and I think Moran and Fagan played and that was the time I supported Liverpool, my Mum dyed a vest red and drew on a Liverpool badge as we had little money then.

posted on 30/3/20

comment by Redvalk (U14242)
posted 1 hour, 53 minutes ago
I remember as tho it was yesterday 1948/49 seasonit was Chelsea v Liverpool at Stamford Bridge and saw Billy Liddell and I think Moran and Fagan played and that was the time I supported Liverpool, my Mum dyed a vest red and drew on a Liverpool badge as we had little money then.
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Quality story. I’d love to have seen Liddell. Plus Balmer, Stubbins etc

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