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First ever football match?

Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
Every one remembers the first time they were enlightened to this beautiful game. So when was it?

Mine was January 1st 1991 - Derby 1 - 1 Coventry City. Mike Hartford scored for Derby and Cyril Regis for City.

It was during Derby's relegation season (sound familar) of 90/91. We were piss-poor and eventually finished bottom with 25pts.

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  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Zurich Grasshoppers vs. Leeds United, December 2001 (i think :s). 1-2. Played at Hardturm. <IMG alt="image" SRC="smile.gif" border="0">

    I assume we are talking about first matched viewed from the sidelines, right?
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Shrewsbury Town v Newcastle United (featuring a mulletted Kevin Keagan) on 18 Sept 1982 at Shrewsbury's imposing riverside ground - The Gay Meadow. (Shrewsbury lost - just).
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    northern ireland reserves against newcastle. newcastle wipped them
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Leicester v Blackburn late goal from Robbie Savage salvages a draw for the foxes <IMG alt="image" SRC="smile.gif" border="0">
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Aston Villa vs Nottingham Forest. I don't know the date but I must've been about 7 so... 1992? I remember it was 2-1 to Villa and Roy Keane was playing for Forest.
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    My dad, in an attempt to steer me away from United, took me to Brighton vs Liverpool, a Div 1 game, in November 1980,

    This was an amazing Liverpool side contaiing Clemmence, Dalglish, Heighway, Case, Thompson etc.

    Liverpool won 4-1 which was no surprise.

    Oh, and Dad's plan never worked, I guess Dalglish's moody, 'no autographs' made sure that I would never support them...
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    First competitive game :

    Newcastle United vs Stevenage Borough, FA Cup replay 2-1 to the Toon, God scoring twice.

    First league game:

    Newcastle United vs Chelsea, FA Prem opening day 2000/2001 season.. VERY back row Milburn stand (the effing HUGE rebuilt stand) 0-0 draw.

    First game as NUFC Matchday Steward:

    Newcastle United vs Aston Villa, FA Prem 30 Sept '02. We won 3-0, I was on pitch perimeter!!!

    PS.. I know this has ABSOLUTE JONES to do with this subject.. but can I change my nickname from Hohner to something a lot better?
  • JsTJsT TheSite Graduate Posts: 18,265 Incredible Poster
    Leeds United Vs. Wimbledon - 1995
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    forest v southampton on a cold tuesday night <IMG SRC="frown.gif" border="0" ALT="icon"> we won 3-1 <IMG SRC="smile.gif" border="0" ALT="icon"> and le tiss missed a pen <IMG SRC="smile.gif" border="0" ALT="icon"> it was love at first sight, i got a half season ticket straight after and i've had one for the next 13 years encounting <IMG SRC="smile.gif" border="0" ALT="icon">

    [ 21-02-2002: Message edited by: eb ]
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    you mean Le God???!!


    <IMG SRC="biggrin.gif" border="0" ALT="icon">
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    mine was the opening game of Euro 96 at Wmbley.
    I won tickets and was sat a few feet away from Pele!

    the next ne after that was Cardiff City - can't remember who they played - but they lost!
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    my first ever match was leeds vs 1860 munich leeds wom 2-1 it was a good game. august the 9th 2000.

    my next (2nd) football match is tonight with my local team plymouth argyle in a local derby against exeter!
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Mine was Forest vs Man City. Not sure when it was, quite a few years ago though.
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    LOL you have brought back some painful memeories!!

    First match was May 1997, Ibrox to see my beloved Rangers 'win' 9-in-a-row. Was all prepared for the championship party and just knew we'd gub Motherwell. Thing is we lost 2-0 and i went home with my head down..

    We won the title 3 days later with Brian Laudrup scoring to beat Dundee Utd 1-0! But i will never forget that day....
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Dont laugh

    Well ok, laugh, I deserve it:

    My 1st match was Dunfermline vs Hearts on the 2nd January, 1999. I was dragged along with the worst hangover EVER by my then Dunfermline-mad b/f after drinking myself unconsious the night b4!

    Needless to say I dont remember much, and I dumped the guy the next day <IMG SRC="biggrin.gif" border="0" ALT="icon">

    I've been to some Northern Ireland matches, same as beatnusoon, dont think I've ever seen them win though <IMG SRC="rolleyes.gif" border="0" ALT="icon">
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