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« Reply #330 on: Wednesday, March 8, 2017, 19:42:36 »

First game I was seven, in 1948, and we lost to Ipswich. I must be the oldest cunt on here?

What? Reg is so old he doesn't actually have an age recognised by the standard numeric system.
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« Reply #331 on: Wednesday, March 8, 2017, 19:55:08 »

Reg is a youngster first match 1962
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« Reply #332 on: Wednesday, March 8, 2017, 19:59:12 »

Reg is a youngster first match 1962
Yes but he was 32 at the time Wink
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« Reply #333 on: Wednesday, March 8, 2017, 21:17:58 »

First game I was seven, in 1948, and we lost to Ipswich. I must be the oldest cunt on here?
You're too old to be a cunt!
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« Reply #334 on: Thursday, March 9, 2017, 02:07:54 »

First game: Swindon Town v Crewe 1995 (can't remember the date)

I was 8 and all I can remember was my dad saying about how good Neil Lennon was, which turned out to be true!



21st October, 2-1,  12,663 attended and Danny Murphy played to.

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« Reply #335 on: Thursday, March 9, 2017, 08:40:49 »

I remember Finney say on the radio that he was still shaking after his penalty crept in.

Look at the sheer quantity of Crewe fans! You don't see that anymore.
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« Reply #336 on: Thursday, March 9, 2017, 10:38:56 »

I remember Finney say on the radio that he was still shaking after his penalty crept in.

Look at the sheer quantity of Crewe fans! You don't see that anymore.

Same could be said for us too.

Bear in mind that it was a top of the table clash & Crewe had a good side with lots of potential.
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« Reply #337 on: Thursday, March 9, 2017, 12:36:31 »

August 1978 - League Cup game against Portsmouth which the Town won 4-2.  If I recall correctly, there were some escapees from the Town End who ran the length of the pitch to confront the Pompey fans on the Stratton Bank before the kick-off.  There was a bit of a scrap on the pitch before everyone went back to their respective end and the game started.  Hooked from that day forward!

My first game was a cup match against Pompey too,but it was in 1977 and we won 4-3.

My old man hated football so a neighbour took me. We stood in the Southside terrace,and I went down the front with all the other nippers,I would've been 7 at the time.
I'll never forget that feeling walking into the ground under floodlights,and the smell of frying onions and pipe smoke.

The thing that caught my attention the most was the chant of "Sa - win -don",which my family,who don't hail  from Swindon, found hilarious when I told them later.
My mum still takes the piss today,asking how 'Sa win don' got on

That,and the amount of violence!
I couldn't believe the sight  grown men beating the shit out of each other on the pitch just yards in front of me,as Elkie Brooks' "Pearl's a singer" gently played over the Tannoy system.
One bloke even leap frogged over me to get on the pitch and smack someone.
Yet everything around me seemed to carry on as normal,like no one had noticed the ongoing spectacle.
The  Announcer wittered  away and old boys checked their programmes like nothing had happened.

One Swindon fan that was dragged off by Police, was black,and I remember being shocked at the amount of racist abuse he received.
Even the guy I was with shouted "Get back to the jungle".

As for the game itself,all I remember is Chris Kamara scored and became my instant favourite player.
And I had change out of 50p!

And I've been suffering ever since..

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« Reply #338 on: Thursday, March 9, 2017, 13:25:25 »

Thanks for the warm welcome Ells you're right I'm getting old  Crying

I might have got confused and my first game may have been 1977 it was definitely against Pompey that's for sure!

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« Reply #339 on: Thursday, March 9, 2017, 15:12:42 »

'78 was a good year for the Pompey head-to-head.

http://swindon-town-fc.co.uk/HeadToHead.asp?Team=Portsmouth
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« Reply #340 on: Friday, March 10, 2017, 11:18:51 »

You got free tickets for marrying your cousin?

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« Reply #341 on: Friday, March 10, 2017, 13:13:10 »

 Home to Coventry 64 I think lost 0-3 bank holiday Monday , cov keeper got head injury went off so centre half went in goal no sub's in those days Yes it was that long ago , remember standing in Town end with my late dad ,think town went down at end of season with Bert head in charge .
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« Reply #342 on: Friday, March 10, 2017, 13:22:50 »

Home to Coventry 64 I think lost 0-3 bank holiday Monday , cov keeper got head injury went off so centre half went in goal no sub's in those days Yes it was that long ago , remember standing in Town end with my late dad ,think town went down at end of season with Bert head in charge .

We haven't lost at home in a league game to Cov since 1960. In the 64/65 relegation season we beat them 4-1 at the CG, with The Don getting a brace.

Not as memorable as the Cobblers game a couple of weeks later when we came back from 0-2 at HT to win 4-2.
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« Reply #343 on: Friday, March 10, 2017, 13:30:25 »

Home to Cambridge January 1992.  Dion Dublin scored the 2nd in a 2-0 defeat.

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« Reply #344 on: Friday, March 10, 2017, 13:59:23 »

We haven't lost at home in a league game to Cov since 1960.


Ah well that at least 3 points next season.
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