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Online ADVILLAFAN

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First Football Memory
« on: May 23, 2020, 06:51:37 PM »
What is your first football memory?

I think mine is the Diamond Orange Netherlands tops when they won the 1988 European Championships

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Re: First Football Memory
« Reply #1 on: May 23, 2020, 06:54:45 PM »
World Cup 78 and the theme music.

In person, my first game was vs Ipswich in the Championship season and being in the gangway of the Holte End.

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Re: First Football Memory
« Reply #2 on: May 23, 2020, 06:59:05 PM »
Watching Andy Lockhead scoring a towering header From the Witton End terrace. I was about 4 and I was hooked.

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Re: First Football Memory
« Reply #3 on: May 23, 2020, 08:10:43 PM »
Listening with my dad and brother to the 2nd replay of the League cup in 77.

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Re: First Football Memory
« Reply #4 on: May 23, 2020, 08:22:02 PM »
1966...World Cup Final..havin a bit of a 7 year old strop when we went 0-1 down...

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Re: First Football Memory
« Reply #5 on: May 23, 2020, 09:58:42 PM »
World Cup 78 and the theme music.

In person, my first game was vs Ipswich in the Championship season and being in the gangway of the Holte End.


I think the '78 World Cup theme was called 'Argentine Melody' and I had it on a 7" inch single. My earliest football memories are of Villa wining the League Cup in 1977, the 1978 World Cup and going to my first game at Villa Park in 1979. We lost 0-3 to Manure.

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Re: First Football Memory
« Reply #6 on: May 23, 2020, 10:49:39 PM »
Being quite interested to watch Villa on the telly. Not because I gave a shite about Villa at the time but because I thought I would see my dad on television. It took about two minutes to realise that there was no chance of seeing him among that many people and I went back to playing Transformers or whatever I'd been doing before.

I think it was Liverpool in the cup and I think we lost.

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Re: First Football Memory
« Reply #7 on: May 23, 2020, 10:50:56 PM »
Being quite interested to watch Villa on the telly. Not because I gave a shite about Villa at the time but because I thought I would see my dad on television. It took about two minutes to realise that there was no chance of seeing him among that many people and I went back to playing Transformers or whatever I'd been doing before.

I think it was Liverpool in the cup and I think we lost.

I'm guessing this game?


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Re: First Football Memory
« Reply #8 on: May 23, 2020, 11:09:35 PM »
Looking at our results against them, must have been. Assume that was on telly? If so, yeah. If not, I've got mixed up somewhere.

If it is that one it is only a few months before the first game I attended so surprising that I went from not giving a shit to obsessed in such a short period of time.

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Re: First Football Memory
« Reply #9 on: May 23, 2020, 11:48:10 PM »
I had some awareness of the 1970 World Cup in Mexico but more through the Esso coins than the actual football.  It would have been at around the same time that the words Aston Villa entered by consciousness.  The first game of football I can remember watching part of was the Leeds v Arsenal Cup Final in 1972.  I say part because it was a nice day and we had friends over the day so went out.

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Re: First Football Memory
« Reply #10 on: May 24, 2020, 01:04:47 AM »
I was made aware of us winning the League Cup in '96, but I didn't really know what it meant.

First football memory was, I think, taping Newcastle beating Man Utd 5-0 in '96-'97. First Villa memory was another 5-0, over Wimbledon, which I think was shortly after?

But the first time I was truly aware that there existed a 'professional' game, beyond my mates playing in the playground or back garden, was Euro 96. I think I cried when Southgate missed that penalty. Not for England, but because I knew he was one of ours.

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Re: First Football Memory
« Reply #11 on: May 24, 2020, 01:44:36 AM »
Watching the 1961 Cup Final, for some reason I wanted Leicester to win and they didnít. The next game I saw was the Sours Burnley Cup Final the next year, and as Burnley played in Claret & Blue, wanted them too win and they didnít.  So I badgered my Dad to take me to a live game.

He didnít here much time for soccer except for the holy silenced in the house when the classifieds were read out, but looking back now I suspect he was a Baggies fan so I was in luck - he wanted my first live game to be a reserve match and that week only Villa were playing at home (62 I think). So I got to see up beaten by a Sheffield Wednesday side that had Peter Swann in it and I never knew who played  for us. Still it was magical, the colours and the grass so vivid I was hooked.

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Re: First Football Memory
« Reply #12 on: May 24, 2020, 10:06:53 AM »
Digging in the muck at the top of the Witton End when I was aged five or six, circa 1955.  Who the opposition were I have no idea as for the football, the mud I was playing in was more enticing.

My next visit was up the Holte End and I can remember looking down and across to the playground in Aston Park and thinking that I'd sooner be there.  Again, no real memory of the opposition.

Fast forward eighteen months or so and I came alive, just prior and just in time for the magical cup win of 1957.

I think the first time I really got hooked was seeing us beat Bolton, the crowd were ecstatic and the atmosphere was tremendous.  Football and the Villa had got me and have never let go.

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Re: First Football Memory
« Reply #13 on: May 24, 2020, 10:56:46 AM »
A picture of Andy Gray and a report of a League Cup match against Luton on the back page of my dadís Daily Express.

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Re: First Football Memory
« Reply #14 on: May 24, 2020, 11:12:09 AM »
26th Feb 1977. Villa 3 Port Vale 0

A magical day for a wide eyed 7 year old.

 


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