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When did you fall in love with our club?

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1986 for me, it must have been September or late August? David Hirst, need I say more?

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My first time on the Kop - Southampton at home 92/93

 

Think we had another trip to Wembley coming up as we rested most of the team. 

 

I sat on a crush barrier with my dad stood behind it with his arms around me 

 

Wednesday won 5-2 and Bart-Williams got a hat trick. 

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1963 when mi mother popped me out,all owls from cradle to coffin in our family

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1 minute ago, Martin said:

1966 cup final:sad:

 

Me too!!

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1989, a 3-0 win at home against Charlton was my first game I went to. My late mum's husband took me and I had jam sandwiches in the stand and watched Hirst score twice and Dalian Atkinson (RIP) score the other.

 

Was hooked from then and Hirst became my hero. Bad season mind but the following one was alright I guess!

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1965 first game, Fulham I think...went to the quarter final at Blackburn 1966, first away game. At Midland station my dad said keep away from edge of platform...let all the idiots get on first....nowt changes :biggrin:

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Man City at home , April 1970 , when we got  relegated from 1st Division, 46,000.

 

Playing in their then away kit like AC Milan's, City tried to throw game to keep us up and we still lost. Not a lot changes.

 

But this was soon followed by Pele at Hillsbrough with Santos - weekday afternoon as electricity rationed, due to miners' strike.

 

We all wagged school that day. Brilliant.

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1867 

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I suppose when as a three year old my Dad and Grandad were in tears and the record of the day was a constant reminder of what we had lost...

 

It was over the next few years that the legend of Dooley unfolded on 1950's kids revealing just what the best club in the world had lost !

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Wednesday. v’s Palace at Villa park 1973 second replay, the desire we showed that night still brings a tear.

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I've had a season ticket since 88 - 5 years old.

 

I've always loved and hated it at the same time. I would never stop going (while i am fortunate enough to), but for the highs you get from going you don't half get some lows!

 

I've got lifelong friends through it, it's cost me a fortune at times, it can make my week, month, year and at the same time destroy them.

 

I often wonder what it must be like to not love a football club - boring is always my answer

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Boxing day 1967 spending Christmas with my gran and family we were supposed to be going back to Darlington that day but a change of plan so with all my relations telling me for years about the mighty owls I had the chance to see for myself it was Leeds we lost but I was hooked and have been ever since i was fifteen now sixty five my two sons are season ticket holders as i am and it's been one hell of a rollercoaster but I wouldn't change anything 

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1979  for me when I went to my first game against Chesterfield however the relationship turned sour a few years back when the club shat on someone close from a great height. Still my club but you reevaluate the importance of it compared to bigger things in life. 

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From a distance (Ireland) 1958. Didn't get over until Jan '69 Cup v Leeds . Hillsborough packed .atmosphere stratospheric......... Can't shake off the bloody disease even now.

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I never went to the football with my dad a big regret and he is no longer with us now, but myself and my sister got into the games in the late 80's I was only 11/12 she 7 years older than me, I went for the football she went because a few of the players had nice legs. We started every so often then we were going every week then we were season ticket holders on the south, we missed 3 games in 14 years and in 2002 or so time we just fell out of love with the club, the players didn't seem bothered the club was a shambles and we started to go less and less and fine other things to spend our money on.

 

We had some good time though and the Euro 96 games were brilliant forgetting the kop in the Danish red and white how that was allowed to happen god only knows but we were sat behind the goal when Davor Sukar scored that sublime goal chipping Schmichael.

 

the players we have in the 80/90 were the best i had ever know can you imagine the modern day prices of Waddle/Sheridan/Palmer/Harkes with Hirst and Bright up front and Nigel Pearson, Walker in defense and keeper of the ilk of Woods and Pressman we would be talking £100m's

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11am, 31st August 1954.

 

Born with my blue & white scarf on.

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