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The first game I ever went to was....Prize for the winner

Lowton_Red

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Liverpool v Burnley, in the FA Cup
Burnely won 1 nil, unfortunately,
cant mind much else, age and all that!

I still have the match programme to proof it.....



I claim my champagne! :sneaky:
I can vouchsafe the veracity of Bonus's claim.

He really was at this match; he was standing right in front of me.:rolleyes:
 

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Never winning the champers as I'm too young :cool:
My first ever Liverpool game was a 5th Round FA Cup tie at Goodison Park February 20, 1991 that finished 4-4
What a game !
My first was sadly Kenny's last (hopefully it wasn't something I said) and of course we lost my 2nd ever match which was the 2nd replay - Imagine....a world with no shoot-outs!
I've never seen the game back in full and the only goal I really remember was our 4th - I can't say for sure if my memory has romanticised or not but to my young eyes it was an absolute beauty from Barnes
 

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Commando seems to be the fron t runner but I will give it to sunday night in case we get a late entry. Of course if we lose to City this thread will be lost in the general maelstrom anyway.
I mainly go to away games (better atmosphere and easier to get to) these days. My wife sometimes comes along but not always and over the course of three years she went to 7 consecutive defeats which must be some sort of record for an LFC fan.
 

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Southampton vs Reds 1979 1-1, David Johnson scored a very typical David Johnson close range effort. For years I misremembered it being Jimmy Case.... (I wonder why!)
 

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I think it was in 72, the season after we lost the cup final to Arsenal.

Match was at White Hart Lane and we lost 2-0. Beautiful sunny day and the travelling KOP were in full voice.
 

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Blackpool at home against some equally shite team one miserable Saturday in the early 90s. I was in the 'Scratching Shed' at one side of the ground which was otherwise rammed full of 'ne'er do wells'. The linesman at our side was overweight and was subjected to a relentless and appalling stream of deep-cutting verbal abuse from the kick off. After about 20 minutes he could take no more and quickly said something over his shoulder in the direction of all assembled. Probably "fuck off" looking back at it now. The entire stand went "ooooooOOOOOOOOOooooooooh" at full volume. It was, still is actually, one of the funniest things I've ever seen :)(y)
 

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Blackpool at home against some equally shite team one miserable Saturday in the early 90s. I was in the 'Scratching Shed' at one side of the ground which was otherwise rammed full of 'ne'er do wells'. The linesman at our side was overweight and was subjected to a relentless and appalling stream of deep-cutting verbal abuse from the kick off. After about 20 minutes he could take no more and quickly said something over his shoulder in the direction of all assembled. Probably "fuck off" looking back at it now. The entire stand went "ooooooOOOOOOOOOooooooooh" at full volume. It was, still is actually, one of the funniest things I've ever seen :)(y)
Ha ha. Made me spit out my red wine over my work shirt. Great story.
 

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16th April 1974 against the club that used to be Manchester City. Beat them 4-0 with all the goals at the Kop end in the first half but I didn't see any of them because I was in the Anny Rd end and couldn't see a thing apart from the odd occasion my old man hoisted me up.
George played 'Seasons In the Sun' by Terry Jacks and 'Baby Love' by The Supremes. Hard to believe it's nearly 50 years ago...
 

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16th April 1974 against the club that used to be Manchester City. Beat them 4-0 with all the goals at the Kop end in the first half but I didn't see any of them because I was in the Anny Rd end and couldn't see a thing apart from the odd occasion my old man hoisted me up.
George played 'Seasons In the Sun' by Terry Jacks and 'Baby Love' by The Supremes. Hard to believe it's nearly 50 years ago...
Seasons in the Sun is a deeply depressing song. I was never sure if he had a terminal illness or was about to be executed.
 

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Seasons in the Sun is a deeply depressing song. I was never sure if he had a terminal illness or was about to be executed.
I refused to serve Terry Jacks when I was working behind the bar at a launch event for the wide-bodied Toyota Camry at Darling Harbour in 1992. He asked why and I told him "because you wrote that wrist-slashing song you sang half an hour ago". He stared at me for five seconds and then started laughing. "Fair enough" he said :) (y)
 

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Seasons in the Sun is a deeply depressing song. I was never sure if he had a terminal illness or was about to be executed.
I refused to serve Terry Jacks when I was working behind the bar at a launch event for the wide-bodied Toyota Camry at Darling Harbour in 1992. He asked why and I told him "because you wrote that wrist-slashing song you sang half an hour ago". He stared at me for five seconds and then started laughing. "Fair enough" he said :) (y)

I remember a chant based on that song that we used to sing on the Kop.

We had joy, we had fun,
We had (insert team name here) on the run,
But the joy didn't last,
Coz the b45tards were too fast.
 

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Well done. You deserve it for going during the Evans/houllier years if nothing else.
They were halcyon days compared to the five (is that all it was) months/years /decades of Roy (Fergie’s friend) Hodgson. They were deserving of something much stronger. Any way to get to that I have fantastic memories of Keegan, Dalglish, Heighway, Hughes, Smith..... I’d be here all night if I started to reel of the great times that this club has given me.
I just feel blessed to be part of our Red family.
 

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They were halcyon days compared to the five (is that all it was) months/years /decades of Roy (Fergie’s friend) Hodgson. They were deserving of something much stronger. Any way to get to that I have fantastic memories of Keegan, Dalglish, Heighway, Hughes, Smith..... I’d be here all night if I started to reel of the great times that this club has given me.
I just feel blessed to be part of our Red family.
I feel blessed to have watched football in the '70's. Proper football imo, played on mudheaps and pitches that resembled ploughed fields, where the ball was often an afterthought.
If I could go back in time just for one night I think I'd go back to that late Spring evening a few weeks before the 1974 FA Cup final when my old man and I walked the 3 miles from our house in Walton to watch the Reds dismantle the club that was once Manchester City, before they became whatever it is they are these days. To relive the sights, smells and sounds of my first match. It's incredible to me that it was George up in the gantry that night playing the latest hits and he's still doing it to this day, doesn't seem possible.
So many wonderful times in the years since with hopefully a lot more to come.
 

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Went to my first Liverpool game only a few seasons ago against City in the Etihad (can’t remember the year but Lallana missed a sitter). All was good, brought the nephew over on the ferry, it was my first time so I was excited along with him. Only issue is we were in the home section behind the managers just about midway up the stadium, brilliant seats but when Millie hit an equaliser from the spot my nephew jumped up celebrating despite my previous warnings to keep the head down. Any ways he jumps up shouts, I grab him pull him back down then I close my eyes expect something to be fucked at me but no just get a few dodgy stares and that’s it. Either it’s because I’m 6,3 or that I had a child with me but yeah that’s my first Liverpool game, dying to go to a home game thought where I can celebrate.
 

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Went to my first Liverpool game only a few seasons ago against City in the Etihad (can’t remember the year but Lallana missed a sitter). All was good, brought the nephew over on the ferry, it was my first time so I was excited along with him. Only issue is we were in the home section behind the managers just about midway up the stadium, brilliant seats but when Millie hit an equaliser from the spot my nephew jumped up celebrating despite my previous warnings to keep the head down. Any ways he jumps up shouts, I grab him pull him back down then I close my eyes expect something to be fucked at me but no just get a few dodgy stares and that’s it. Either it’s because I’m 6,3 or that I had a child with me but yeah that’s my first Liverpool game, dying to go to a home game thought where I can celebrate.


I was at that game too. I was also in with the sky blue contingent. Second row from pitchside. It p155ed down that game and I got soaked. It's horrible when you're not able to celebrate. I was up in the Gods again among the Citoil fans for the CL QF second leg a couple of seasons ago. I was with Mrs CDO and our eldest Granddaughter (both of the sky blue persuasion) and my Grandson (a fellow Red). He was on a strict warning not to react to our goals. We were sat three rows from our fans. It was brill watching them celebrate. Me and my GS just gave each other sly winks while not reacting in any other way.
 

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Highbury, August 1987 - Arsenal 1 Liverpool 2.
Barnes and Beardsley were also making their debuts that day.
I went to that as well. Boiling hot day, my now ex wife fainted in the away end.
 

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Highbury, August 1987 - Arsenal 1 Liverpool 2.
Barnes and Beardsley were also making their debuts that day.
Was at this game as well but was in the north bank with my arsenal supporting uncle. We won it with a late goal if i remember rightly
 

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Was at this game as well but was in the north bank with my arsenal supporting uncle. We won it with a late goal if i remember rightly
Yeah John Aldridge header.
Funny I can remember that but I’m a bit vague on my children’s birthdays and have got no idea which class they are in.
 

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Ipswich Town v Liverpool 1980. 1-1.

Not much I recall about the game. In my defence I was only 9 . Don't even remember our goalscorer.
 

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I remember being at a game where Roger Hunt came on as a substitute and scored two match winning goals. It was against Southampton on October 25th, 1969. I was 10. Sir Roger was transferred to Bolton a couple of months later. Not that I remember the dates. Had to look them up. Obviously age is catching up with me.

I don't think that was my first game but I'm not sure which one was! I'm sure Epsom Red is glad I'm not the winner. It would cost quite a bit to send a bottle of champagne all the way over here.

EDIT: Hang on a minute! I thought Rambler was the winner with his match in the fifties! Now I see it's Commando with his early 70s game. What a whippersnapper! I demand a recount or an impeachment or something. Maybe another referendum.
 
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I remember being at a game where Roger Hunt came on as a substitute and scored two match winning goals. It was against Southampton on October 25th, 1969. I was 10. Sir Roger was transferred to Bolton a couple of months later. Not that I remember the dates. Had to look them up. Obviously age is catching up with me.

I don't think that was my first game but I'm not sure which one was! I'm sure Epsom Red is glad I'm not the winner. It would cost quite a bit to send a bottle of champagne all the way over here.

EDIT: Hang on a minute! I thought Rambler was the winner with his match in the fifties! Now I see it's Commando with his early 70s game. What a whippersnapper! I demand a recount or an impeachment or something. Maybe another referendum.

I'll take the recount or impeachment but bugger the referendum. :(
 

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I remember being at a game where Roger Hunt came on as a substitute and scored two match winning goals. It was against Southampton on October 25th, 1969. I was 10. Sir Roger was transferred to Bolton a couple of months later. Not that I remember the dates. Had to look them up. Obviously age is catching up with me.

I don't think that was my first game but I'm not sure which one was! I'm sure Epsom Red is glad I'm not the winner. It would cost quite a bit to send a bottle of champagne all the way over here.

EDIT: Hang on a minute! I thought Rambler was the winner with his match in the fifties! Now I see it's Commando with his early 70s game. What a whippersnapper! I demand a recount or an impeachment or something. Maybe another referendum.
Yeah bollocks to that. This competition is closed. #Rambler couldn’t quite remember the date so his entry was treated as a spoilt ballot paper. It’s a tough world. You would have won with a very credible 1969 and I’m sure those nice people at Amazon prime would have sorted something out. But you’ve got to be in to win it so no champers for you. Well done all the same.