Saturday, February 09, 2008

Hail Hail

I've just unearthed the fact that it was 35 years ago this week that I attended my first ever football game when Celtic beat Kilmarnock 4-0 at Rugby Park. I don't remember much about it but one extremely vivid memory is of my Uncle Willie saving a rapidly moving ball from hitting my face. Anyway, the table at the end of the season is above.
Just thought I'd mention it.



Blogger Kevin Williamson said...

First games, eh? When we were on holiday my dad took me to my first game which was at Parkhead in 1970 I think.

It was a Wed night and Celtic beat Clyde 5-3. Bobby Lennox scored a hat-trick and Jimmy Johnstone scored two. I was sat in the main stand right beside the tunnel.

What I mind most about the game was Jimmy Johnstone's skinhead. A number one cut, shaved right to the bone. Great wee player.

6:16 pm  
Blogger Yorkshire Pudding said...

I notice you are not mentioning Millwall's visit to Notts Forest today...
But 35 years ago. That's a long time.

Surprisingly my first game was 47 years ago with my granddad - Jock Morris. And it wasn't Hull City. It was Newcastle United v Sheffield United and there was piss running down the terraces though thankfully my granddad didn't squirt his todger because he wasn't a "great wee player"! The score was 2-1 to Newcastle.

10:10 pm  
Blogger timesnewroman said...

Familiar picture

My recollection of a first game would have been circa 1968 Irvine Meadow v Hurlford. Don't remember much about it all.

2:01 pm  
Blogger Reidski said...

Kev - I used to love midweek games at Celtic Park, particularly European nights. And, yes, of course, what a fucking player Jinky was!

YP - that defeat on Saturday took the Lions back into relegation. Division Four here we come! 47 years ago? What, you were already in your twenties before you first went to a football match?

TNR - of course, all of us from oor side of the toon first went to Meadow Park. I was talking absout "proper" fitba!

8:32 am  
Blogger J.J said...

I haven't a clue who we played in my first ever match. I do however remember Fiona and I had a nice hot cup of tea at half time. I had my priorities right in those days.

8:49 am  

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