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    Altrincham 4 Ellesmere Port Town 2, August 1971. The first game of a lifetime supporting Alty, thick and thin with plenty of both. Some fantastic memories though of what was without doubt the greatest ever non-league team in the late 70s-81. Some amazing FA Cup days in there too.
    Ok, maybe just for one......................

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    First match was Dundee beating Anderlecht in the European cup. quarter final 62/63 season Alan Gilzean was my fav player. after that I sneaked into both Dundee and Dundee United games on alternate weeks and became a United supporter.Bob Shankly was the Dundee manager but I think he had a more famous brother.

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    From football programs I think it's 28/08/1990 7.45pm Birmingham City AFC Bournemouth Rumbelows League Cup, 1st Round, 1st Leg

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    Hibernian 1-2 Seville, 3 August 1986 preseason friendly
    "Do I know where hell is? hell is in hello"

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    First match 28/12/1957 Maine Road, Att 70,473, Age 7

    Manchester City 2 -2 Manchester United



    Paddy Fagan, City No.11 was my driving instructor 12 years later.


    Last match (before Covid shutdown) 14/03/2020. Age 70 (on the day)

    FC Oswestry Town 0-3 AFC Liverpool, Park Hall, Att 90

    Had to cross the border as all Welsh football had already been cancelled (but they let me back in again!).
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    Quote Originally Posted by Maldenman View Post
    Altrincham 4 Ellesmere Port Town 2, August 1971. The first game of a lifetime supporting Alty, thick and thin with plenty of both. Some fantastic memories though of what was without doubt the greatest ever non-league team in the late 70s-81. Some amazing FA Cup days in there too.
    Especially the 3-0 replay win against Sheffield United after the 2-2 draw at Bramhall Lane. Many happy Alty away days with the Trafford Camra branch, inc Liverpool, York, Rotherham and Blackpool (plus the Wembley Trophy win against Leatherhead), but missed the 2-1 win at Birmingham City.
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    First European Cup Final - Liverpool v Real Madrid, Paris,1-0, 1981
    First trip to Wembley - Charity Shield, Liverpool v Everton, 0-1,1984
    First League Cup Final - Maine Rd, Liverpool v Everton, 1-0, 1984
    First FA Cup Final - Liverpool v Everton, 3-1, 1986

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    Bristol Rovers 1-2 Tranmere (20 May 1990)

    Set the tone of near perpetual disappointment!

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    It might surprise some people to learn that I've been to watch the boring game on several occasions. What annoys me most about it today is the way the upper echelons of it have been hijacked by TV companies and to a lesser extent the way some people take it so seriously. When pubs shut in the afternoon it was a good way of filling in the time. I remembers seeing York play Hartlepool, arriving around 15:30 and amusingly seeing a callow youth who was obviously completely trolleyed being escorted from the pitch.
    It was also a good excuse to visit Liverpool and there was a great back street Higson's pub near Anfield that I don't think is there any more.
    I don't have a clue what the first match I went to was. It would be nice to see the downfall of Sky & BT Sports with the current situation.
    Test Match cricket is the best sport and not having it live on the BBC is a disgrace.

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    The Mighty Dale vs Coventry City. FA Cup 3rd round 11/01/1971. One hell of an upset at the time when Dale won 2 - 1.

    I followed Dale for a couple of seasons because my dad said I wasn't old enough to go to Old Trafford.

    First match at OT. Man UTD vs Arsenal 0 - 0 26/08/1972.

    I was an ever present at OT for years until work commitments stopped me being a regular.
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