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3 hours ago, sanuk711 said:

Southend United........age 5........don't remember the score although I'm sure it would have been Southend United nil................... we thought it was their full name for years.

Did Southend play at the Kursal amusement arcade when you saw them play? 

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1 hour ago, owl sees all said:

Did Southend play at the Kursal amusement arcade when you saw them play? 

No I don't know anywhere else they played other than Roots Hall............or are joking me--yer perhaps the Kursal would have been a more fitting venue..Are you from that way? or just a day tripper...... we lived in a house for a few years not far from the Kursel, next to a great big Gasomiter when it was full it rose up so we had a few shillings reduction in rent as it was night time 24 hours.

 

Picture from the past: Southend gasworks and jetty in 1970

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Fulham V Sheffield Unt ,my granddad took me must have been 1968-69 George Cohen ,of the world cup wining team was playing for Fulham ,Fulham won 3-2 ??.

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Saw Pele play in NYC... past his prime but had a spark

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born and raised in canada to scottish immigrant parents.

 

first and only game i saw was celtic (not the fenin gers) vs aberdeen at parkhead. don't remember the outcome. a few things that stick out

 

from a small town seeing all the security at the game was nuts. police on horses all over the place. a helicopter patrolling the area. i saw a few groups running after their single friend who had different colors on. they seemed quite excited. they must of been playing tag or capture the flag cause i heard them saying things like. you're next. you going to get it jimmy. don't you run from me pal. then entering the stadium it felt like i was going to jail or something. i remember the turnstile was brick on either side. it was a very tight squeeze to get in. we then headed to the jungle for our seating. sounded like a hoot. so celtic scores and i end up 14 rows down from where we were standing a few seconds ago. i also remember the stadium shaking up and down from all the fans. was pretty intense.

 

as a canadian i also thought why don't they just kick the <deleted> out of each other on the field when they disagree like we do in hockey. take a 5 minute major for fighting and cool off. hahah 

 

also i kept hearing a strange chant over and over from the fans. 🙂

 

sheep shagging b*******

 

rhymes with smashtards

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2 hours ago, chercheur888 said:

Wembley 1972

England 1  WEST GERMANY 3 🏐🏐🏐

I was also there. Gunter Netzer in his pomp.

 

But you missed out the Franny Lee goal for England. No, not a penalty.:biggrin:

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Boca Juniors 2 Banfield 0, at the Bombonera in 2006. Both Boca goals from The Titan, Martin Palermo.

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57 minutes ago, sanuk711 said:

No I don't know anywhere else they played other than Roots Hall............or are joking me--yer perhaps the Kursal would have been a more fitting venue..Are you from that way? or just a day tripper...... we lived in a house for a few years not far from the Kursel, next to a great big Gasomiter when it was full it rose up so we had a few shillings reduction in rent as it was night time 24 hours.

 

Picture from the past: Southend gasworks and jetty in 1970

No joke. What a slap with a wet fish?! Me joke?!

 

Southend United played at the Kursaal along with the dog racing. I just thought you saw then play there.

 

I an an Essex lad; Dagenham Dock area. WE would go to Southend-on-sea when we had some money. So posh! And when the Mods and Rockers were having fun, we would go there for confrontation. Couldn't always make it because the Peelers would block us, so we would head off to Shoeburyness.

 

I worked in 'Never Never Land' for one season.

 

 

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Grimsby Town vs QPR ... mid 1960's I think.

 

 

First Division 1 game was Nottingham Forest vs Spurs. February 1967 1-1 Jimmy Greaves (unusually) scored from the edge of the box.

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First ever Pro' game was Leyton Orient v Sheffield Wednesday at Brisbane Road; 7th Feb' 1959. We (the 'O's)  lost 0-2.

 

The most exciting game I've ever been to, was at the National Stadium in Kingston Jamaica in 1998. The hosts had just qualified for the world cup finals and the atmosphere was something special. Damp squib of a game though; 0-0.

 

I was in Jamaica for the cricket at Sabina Park. On the Friday (the day before the footy) the game had been abandoned after just 10 overs.


 

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Sold pies, drinks, etc at the North Melbourne AFL when I was 14. Did not have time to watch the football.

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My uncle took me to West Bromwich Albion in 1953 ( I was only 8 years old) when they were a top side. Crowds of 50,000 In those days. Can't remember the opponents or the score but the experience was enough to make me a lifetime supporter.

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11 minutes ago, ChrisKC said:

My uncle took me to West Bromwich Albion in 1953 ( I was only 8 years old) when they were a top side. Crowds of 50,000 In those days. Can't remember the opponents or the score but the experience was enough to make me a lifetime supporter.

You are right about WBA being atop club.

 

They were top of the league in January 1953 and top also in December 1953. They could easily have been champions in the season 1953/54. A disastrous run-in when they lost 6 out of the last 9 games done it for them and handed the title to Wolves.

 

They won the FA cup that year; beating PNE 3-2.

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