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      Do you Remember your first match?

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      Reply #25: Mar 15, 2019 12:00:51 pm
      Coventry City vs Liverpool. 1st Div. Tue 10 May 1977 0 - 0
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      Reply #26: Mar 15, 2019 12:40:30 pm
      Hope both you (Fourbrick) and Billy1 reach that magic age of a 100 plus and the owners and manager of Liverpool give you a free seat for the remainder for you lives at every home game for Liverpool FC

      I am Impressed  ;D

      Thanks, Don. I hope that we can both reach 100 and love your idea of free seats. Just about getting my voice back after forty years singing on the KOP. I wonder how many of you were there on the night it was foggy and we could only see to the half way line, The Reds were kicking into the Anfield Road goal, and we heard a cheer as we scored. Up went the chant from the Kop. "Who scored the goal?.. Who scored the goal. "Ee aye addio, who scored the goal?" Back came the  chant from the other end. "Toshack, Toshack." One of the many magic moments enjoyed there, as well as getting my shoes rotted on the steps.
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      Reply #27: Mar 15, 2019 01:51:11 pm
      Thanks, Don. I hope that we can both reach 100 and love your idea of free seats. Just about getting my voice back after forty years singing on the KOP. I wonder how many of you were there on the night it was foggy and we could only see to the half way line, The Reds were kicking into the Anfield Road goal, and we heard a cheer as we scored. Up went the chant from the Kop. "Who scored the goal?.. Who scored the goal. "Ee aye addio, who scored the goal?" Back came the  chant from the other end. "Toshack, Toshack." One of the many magic moments enjoyed there, as well as getting my shoes rotted on the steps.

      This story cannot be topped, surely :D That's f**king magnificent.
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      Reply #28: Mar 15, 2019 03:13:14 pm
      9th of December 1967.

      Big battles those days with Leeds. This was a home game .... snow on the ground.
      We were standing in the Kop when their  goalie Gary Sprake ....right in front of us ....went to throw the ball out.
      He didnt!

      As he pulled his outstretched arm back it flew into the net behind him.

      We all started singing "Careless Hands" by Des O Connor.
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      Reply #29: Mar 15, 2019 06:45:59 pm
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      Think it was 76 77 or 78 can’t remember was a little pup then
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      Reply #30: Mar 15, 2019 09:10:21 pm
      Thanks, Don. I hope that we can both reach 100 and love your idea of free seats. Just about getting my voice back after forty years singing on the KOP. I wonder how many of you were there on the night it was foggy and we could only see to the half way line, The Reds were kicking into the Anfield Road goal, and we heard a cheer as we scored. Up went the chant from the Kop. "Who scored the goal?.. Who scored the goal. "Ee aye addio, who scored the goal?" Back came the  chant from the other end. "Toshack, Toshack." One of the many magic moments enjoyed there, as well as getting my shoes rotted on the steps.

      I was at Anfield when a similar incident happened but it was Kevin Lewis who scored the goal,he had one hell of a shot.
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      Reply #31: Mar 15, 2019 09:12:47 pm
      9th of December 1967.

      Big battles those days with Leeds. This was a home game .... snow on the ground.
      We were standing in the Kop when their  goalie Gary Sprake ....right in front of us ....went to throw the ball out.
      He didnt!

      As he pulled his outstretched arm back it flew into the net behind him.

      We all started singing "Careless Hands" by Des O Connor.

      I do remember standing on the KOP when Gary Sprake did that.
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      Reply #32: Mar 15, 2019 09:45:19 pm
      Fourbrick do you remember when Blackpool used to have a Duck as their mascot.It was colored Gold or yellow and before kickoff they brought it on the pitch and let it run around the centre circle.
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      Reply #33: Mar 15, 2019 09:55:31 pm
      This story cannot be topped, surely :D That's f**king magnificent.
      Totally agree
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      Reply #34: Mar 15, 2019 09:57:13 pm
      Fourbrick do you remember when Blackpool used to have a Duck as their mascot.It was colored Gold or yellow and before kickoff they brought it on the pitch and let it run around the centre circle.

      :lmao: :lmao: :lmao:
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      Reply #35: Mar 15, 2019 10:03:21 pm
      I do remember standing on the KOP when Gary Sprake did that.

      We were both there Billy over 50 years ago !
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      Reply #36: Mar 16, 2019 10:08:17 am
      I do remember standing on the KOP when Gary Sprake did that.

      I was there as well, Bill. At the time, as well as "Careless hands", the Scaffold were in the charts with 'Thank you very much", which also got a few choruses, of "Thank you very much for giving us a goal, thank you very much, thank very very much" Couldn't stop laughing.

      And yes I remember "Puskas", the Blackpool duck. (Considering the footballer it was named after it was an absolutely brilliant name for a duck!)
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      Reply #37: Mar 16, 2019 10:30:02 am
      Love reading these memories of what it felt like to be an LFC fan in different eras. I find it’s really important that stories from fans of today are shared so that they aren’t forgotten for generations of fans in the future. The Boy’s Pen, the lows of the 50s and the Shankly/Paisley days. As a younger fan who has only supported the club since Houllier, I would have loved to experience snippets of these memories. Thanks for sharing guys.
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      Reply #38: Mar 16, 2019 11:24:17 am
      Stafford Rangers v Liverpool  friendly in the 70’s
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      Reply #39: Mar 16, 2019 02:26:26 pm
      the boys pens moved around Anfield quite a bit I remember it being in both the Anfield road end and the Kop next to the Main stand but then memory is a funny thing isn't it and I might be totally wrong

      Did kids get in free in those days? If so, was it allowed, or were people being lifted over?
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      Reply #40: Mar 16, 2019 02:29:21 pm
      It was the start of the 1947/8 season and the club that seems to stick in my mind the most is Blackpool.On checking the fixtures for that season it must of been Preston north End and in my mind I am mixing up Tom Finney and Stanley Mathews.

      Awesome. What was it like in the pen?
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      Reply #41: Mar 16, 2019 02:38:50 pm
      Thanks, Don. I hope that we can both reach 100 and love your idea of free seats. Just about getting my voice back after forty years singing on the KOP. I wonder how many of you were there on the night it was foggy and we could only see to the half way line, The Reds were kicking into the Anfield Road goal, and we heard a cheer as we scored. Up went the chant from the Kop. "Who scored the goal?.. Who scored the goal. "Ee aye addio, who scored the goal?" Back came the  chant from the other end. "Toshack, Toshack." One of the many magic moments enjoyed there, as well as getting my shoes rotted on the steps.

      Re your shoes...is that a reference to the one part of viewing matches in the old days I can't quite imagine? I've had a few old-timers from various grounds share stories with some variation of people asking "where is the toilet?" and the response: "You're standing in it, mate."

      I'm nostalgic as the next guy, but there's at least one area of progress I don't feel sorry about.  ;D
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      Reply #42: Mar 16, 2019 03:33:33 pm
      Re your shoes...is that a reference to the one part of viewing matches in the old days I can't quite imagine? I've had a few old-timers from various grounds share stories with some variation of people asking "where is the toilet?" and the response: "You're standing in it, mate."

      I'm nostalgic as the next guy, but there's at least one area of progress I don't feel sorry about.  ;D

      In the sixties, a reporter for the Sunday Times was told to visit the Kop, and in the middle of the match he turned to his mate and asked how you go for a pee. His mate said roll up a newspaper up and pee into that. He said  the guy in front will feel it. To which he got the reply "You didn't!"

      Your shoes were guaranteed to last a quarter of the time they should have, due to "urine rot." :-)

      Another favourite memory was coming out of the Kop at the top left stairs. It was like going over the Niagra falls.. You couldn't see where you were going just follow the crowd of thousands all dashing to get to the pub. It's a wonder there weren't serious accidents.
      « Last Edit: Mar 16, 2019 04:24:07 pm by Fourbrick »
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      Reply #43: Mar 16, 2019 04:35:57 pm
      I was 4 when my grandad took me to my first match. I remember him telling me to go to the back ( Annie Road) and climb on the fence with the other lads to see over the crowd.
      That was the timber rails that the corrugated tin was nailed to. Can’t remember who we played that day, just remember we won by the mood.
      Was always intrigued by the Danny Blanchflower advert on the Shredded Wheat box, so always looked for the spurs scores. When I was old enough to go on my own, I never missed a Liverpool v Spurs game for years. Think we went 67 games at Anfield before spurs got a win. Always hoped that record would last for ever😊 That was in 1956 by the way.
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      Reply #44: Mar 16, 2019 04:38:11 pm
      In the sixties, a reporter for the Sunday Times was told to visit the Kop, and in the middle of the match he turned to his mate and asked how you go for a pee. His mate said roll up a newspaper up and pee into that. He said  the guy in front will feel it. To which he got the reply "You didn't!"

      Your shoes were guaranteed to last a quarter of the time they should have, due to "urine rot." :-)

      Another favourite memory was coming out of the Kop at the top left stairs. It was like going over the Niagra falls.. You couldn't see where you were going just follow the crowd of thousands all dashing to get to the pub. It's a wonder there weren't serious accidents.

      « Last Edit: Mar 16, 2019 04:46:16 pm by GERNS »
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      Reply #45: Mar 16, 2019 04:44:48 pm
      9th of December 1967.

      Big battles those days with Leeds. This was a home game .... snow on the ground.
      We were standing in the Kop when their  goalie Gary Sprake ....right in front of us ....went to throw the ball out.
      He didnt!

      As he pulled his outstretched arm back it flew into the net behind him.

      We all started singing "Careless Hands" by Des O Connor.

      Apologies.
      Had already posted first match as being 7th of March 64.
      .................

      This event in 67 was just following the theme of the preceding posts.
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      Reply #46: Mar 16, 2019 04:45:05 pm
      In the sixties, a reporter for the Sunday Times was told to visit the Kop, and in the middle of the match he turned to his mate and asked how you go for a pee. His mate said roll up a newspaper up and pee into that. He said  the guy in front will feel it. To which he got the reply "You didn't!"

      Your shoes were guaranteed to last a quarter of the time they should have, due to "urine rot." :-)

      Another favourite memory was coming out of the Kop at the top left stairs. It was like going over the Niagra falls.. You couldn't see where you were going just follow the crowd of thousands all dashing to get to the pub. It's a wonder there weren't serious accidents.

      It was like the Niagrafalls at half time when hundreds peed against the back wall and it all dripped down the stair well. 🤮
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      Reply #47: Mar 16, 2019 04:48:28 pm
      In the sixties, a reporter for the Sunday Times was told to visit the Kop, and in the middle of the match he turned to his mate and asked how you go for a pee. His mate said roll up a newspaper up and pee into that. He said  the guy in front will feel it. To which he got the reply "You didn't!"

      Your shoes were guaranteed to last a quarter of the time they should have, due to "urine rot." :-)

      Another favourite memory was coming out of the Kop at the top left stairs. It was like going over the Niagra falls.. You couldn't see where you were going just follow the crowd of thousands all dashing to get to the pub. It's a wonder there weren't serious accidents.

      Remember that and struggling to get a ciggy out of your denim jacket pocket with your arms pinned to your sides.
      Interesting parts of girl's anatomies grabbed when we all surged forward.
      May have started my "spec" with a barrier behind me but never finished the game in the same place.
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      Reply #48: Mar 16, 2019 05:26:43 pm
      not sure how old I was but I had to get behind me Dad in the turnstile duck down and push in behind him when I was bigger I would go first and he would push in behind me I used to get shot out of the turnstile like a cannon ball.
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      Reply #49: Mar 16, 2019 06:45:41 pm
      I was there as well, Bill. At the time, as well as "Careless hands", the Scaffold were in the charts with 'Thank you very much", which also got a few choruses, of "Thank you very much for giving us a goal, thank you very much, thank very very much" Couldn't stop laughing.

      And yes I remember "Puskas", the Blackpool duck. (Considering the footballer it was named after it was an absolutely brilliant name for a duck!)

      Puskas was a Hungarian international and played for Real Madrid with DiSteffano the Argentinian.Even in those days Real were splashing the cash around to get the top players.

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