I’m going. My mate is taking his 5 year old son to his first game.
It was the first game I took my 2 lasses to aswell....I thought it’d be a good introduction,nice old school ground,we live not far away in Hertfordshire,decent Stoke following.They were in their early teens,I warned them they might hear some choice language....we were in the middle of the following and after the game I asked the eldest what she thought and she said “dad,it was brilliant,just to be with all the Stoke fans who’d travelled down and hearing their accents(they were born in Manchester but moved south early doors)all the singing and then dismay when things weren’t going well but the noise when things were and then when they started singing “Danny Murphy you’re a wanker......” everyone joined in!” Yes,I thought to myself,you’ve got it!
My favourite nogger day out; the bottle kiln at the Chelsea pottery, beers all over Putney, a visit to Soul Brother records, wander up through Bishop's Park, proper old ground (the bits that are left!) Can't wait.