First Team Regular
Aug 19, 2015, 2:50 PM
Location: Dimmest Lancs
Team(s): Groundhopper, ABE
Not surprisingly, the first five were the first five games
Re: [pitch 63] where were your first half a dozen grounds?
4/11/1967 Bayview: East Fife 2 St.Mirren 1 crowd 2195; St.Mirren's only defeat in promotion season
02/1/1968 Love Street: St.Mirren 2 Stranraer 0 crowd 4157; it was a tradition for us to visit the family in the West at New Year. Recall I invaded the park after one of the goals. Have never done so again.
27/1/1968 Tannadice Dundee United 3 St.Mirren 1 crowd 9000
16/9/1968 Starks Park Raith Rovers 2 Hibs 0 crowd 5010; first time to see my team didn't go so wee
01/3/1969 Easter Road Hibs 3 St.Mirren 0 crowd 7000; birthday present; think I was also bought a toorie before the game as well (later lost on railway bridge in Aberdeen)
Yes the old man was a Buddy
The sixth was game number 9:
14/11/1970 Dens Park: Dundee 3 Airdrie 0 crowd 5500; no I don't know why either
For interest, my seventh was at Cappielow,the day of the Old Firm disaster (2/1/71), when Bobby Collins played for the 'ton.
Only 2 of the 6 having disappeared
To carryon to my first 6 non-league:
14/05/1977 Beechwood Park, Lochee (Lochee United v Kinnoull, Curry Cup Semi-final) Was at Varsity in Dundee, was onthe lookout for a game and ventured into the dark suburb
03/12/1977 Strathmore Park, Forfar (West End v Camuslang, Scottish second Round) Had intended going to see Dunfermline at Station Park, had phoned before travelling ona perishing cold day to be told it was on, until I turned up,with a busload of Pars supporters to be told it was off. All then took in this match.
14/05/1978 Warout Stadium, Glenrothes first of a long line of women's matches SWFA Cup Final: Dundee Strikers 9 Eskdale Whitehill 3
16/04/1979 Thomson Park, Lochee (Lochee United v Harp)
29/05/1979 Glenesk Park, Dundee (Violet v Arbroath Vics). I loved living in Dundee; this ground was 100 yds frommy digs, the other two in Lochee were within 800 yds.
13/04/1982 Village Park, Halbeath attendance 97; my first headcount at sadly departed ground
Football seen in: Scotland (268 grounds), England (969), Germany (289), Sweden (208), Netherlands (67), Wales (27), Ireland (S&N)(23/4), Austria (9), France (6), Denmark(5), Belgium(3),Italy(2), Luxembourg (2), Spain (2), Liechtenstein, Jersey, Switzerland, Canada
Figures correct(ish) at end of season 14-15 (1898 total)
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(This post was edited by sjosta on Aug 28, 2015, 8:16 PM)