My dad was always too busy playing football himself - i never saw stoke play until my mates dad took us to see an evening game in the late 60's against leeds - at the back of the stoke end - great memories - i remember thinking how good harry burrows was
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Burnley at the Vic 1952 ... we got relegated that year.....
Mine was Burnley as well but 11 years later and our first season back in top flight. 4-4 draw after we were 3-0 up at half time. Eddie Clamp got straight red for head butt on Burnley player. I remember he never even waited for the ref to send him off he just walked down the tunnel. Does anybody remember which player he decked. Funny enough my next game was couple of weeks later when we drew with Sheff Wed 4-4 again and were 3-1 up at half time.
The top of the table clash with WBA in 1992 was my first game, 1-0 win. Capacity crowd in fact it was so packed one stokie had to climb the floodlight pylon between the boothen and butler st stand to see the game - legendary behaviour
Live in England at the Brit against Derby in January 2003, we lost 1-2 Greenacre scored for us. First time live was a pre season match against Rosenborg in the mid-eighties when we won 2-0, Fox saved a penalty as well!
from what I was told it was a last minute match choice, Grandad was a baggy, dad a stokie...........................
dad took me into the enemys end in the 81/82 season approx,
ll I seem to remember was that they celevrated 3 times, I was 7 pretty fucking good memory for that, I might be a year or 2 out if anybdy could help! after that it was the BUTLER STREET EVERY WEEK, stop off at the newsagents/cigar smoke, them were the days, and I'm 35
Post by StatesideStokie on Sept 28, 2010 20:25:49 GMT
Brighton at home in the early eighties. It was 0-0 , fucking dogshite and the only real memory I have of the whole thing is some parachute display at half time. What the fuck possesed me to go back I'll never know, but I was hooked.
the memory might be playing tricks but i think it was norwich at home in 1973, i think we won 2-0 and i think Jeff Hurst scored the first goal but my memory might be playing tricks, well i am getting old. Have to make an admission that Stoke was not the first ground i went to. Living in sunny Lichfield i had friends who were big Villa fans and big wolves fans so had been taken to Vile park and the custard bowl with them but there was only one ground i ever wanted/ needed to go to. When i finally got take to the Vic, i presume as a birthday treat i was absolutely mesmerised by the Boothen End, the noise and the movement, i think i spent as much time watching the Boothen end as the game.... the butler street was boring.... this was the place that was going to become home. It took a while as mother would not take me to Stoke much, cost and travel and also crowd trouble but knowing my love from football she took me regularly to walsall, it was better than nothing but my heart was elsewhere, a love affair was born, pain, suffering, disillusionment etc but still keep going and in my 26th? year as a season ticket holder. Have also spread the religion and saved my best friends lad from a lifetime of sin and bestiality as now live in the heart of the black country and took the young impressionable 7? year old to the brit and he is now a season ticket holder of 6 years standing, yes thats you Stokie22 if you are reading this.