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11. Posted by ToonSarah (Travel Guru 1212 posts) 5w Star this if you like it!

Quoting irenevt

Made my husband do your list, too. He's very into football. I'm not. He's a Walsall fan. Please don't laugh. He's passionate about them. His score was
20 of 45 · 44%
You did better than 79% of users on this list
Your rank: #2 of 14 users on this list
You beat the avg. score of 8

He also is forcing me to tell you that the first football match he ever saw was Walsall v New Castle in 1961 and Walsall won. He thinks the score was 1 nil to Walsall. There was a record crowd at Fellows Park of over 25,000. He was taken to the match by his dad who was actually a sort of New Castle supporter. His dad was from County Durham. I say his dad was a sort of supporter as he was much more into cricket and was a very good amateur cricket player. He played for County Durham.

I certainly won't laugh - I admire anyone who's genuinely passionate about their team, whatever the team. And he's right about the score: https://www.11v11.com/matches/walsall-v-newcastle-united-29-august-1961-110629/

Just one point though, Newcastle is all one word

[ Edit: Edited on 21-Apr-2020, 11:35 GMT by ToonSarah ]

12. Posted by irenevt (Travel Guru 77 posts) 5w 2 Star this if you like it!

Thank you for the link. My husband is horrified that I wrote Newcastle as 2 words. He's laughing at me now. He blames it on me being Scottish.

13. Posted by Peter (Admin 6906 posts) 5w Star this if you like it!

Well, 0 for me :(

Pretty much all the matches I've been to have been in Australia. Though I did go to see PSV play once when I was in the Netherlands, so if you had been to that stadium, I would have at least had one!

14. Posted by Borisborough (Moderator 1507 posts) 5w Star this if you like it!

14 of 45 · 31%
You did better than 71% of users on this list
Your rank: #4 of 17 users on this list
You beat the avg. score of 8

Nice one - I got a few of the lower division ones and the London ones - Grimsby Town is my home team and I lived in London for a bit as a student. I vividly remember the 1971-2 season when Lawrie McMenemy took us up from the old 4th division before he went to Southampton . He's from your neck of the woods - Gateshead, and I think he might have played for the Toon as a youth.

15. Posted by ToonSarah (Travel Guru 1212 posts) 5w Star this if you like it!

Quoting Borisborough

Nice one - I got a few of the lower division ones and the London ones - Grimsby Town is my home team and I lived in London for a bit as a student. I vividly remember the 1971-2 season when Lawrie McMenemy took us up from the old 4th division before he went to Southampton . He's from your neck of the woods - Gateshead, and I think he might have played for the Toon as a youth.

Hi Peter. I'm not actually from the North East myself (I'm a Londoner) but I married a Geordie. Until that point I'd had no interest in football, but my husband persuaded me to give it a try and go to a match at St James' Park with him, in 1983. Coincidentally Grimsby Town were the opposition that day - we won 4-0 and I was hooked!

And you're right (although I had to check as I hadn't known this myself - Lawrie McMenemy did play for the Toon but never in the first team. He's remembered best up there for his spell as the mackems' manager so not a Toon favourite

16. Posted by nzhamsta (Respected Member 114 posts) 4w Star this if you like it!

One - Old Wembley Stadium.

We went watch the All Blacks destroy Wales as the Welsh were using it as their home ground whilst they were rebuilding Cardiff Arms Park.

The old stadium had a magnificent atmosphere with 80,000 Welsh supporters singing away; the low roof keeping the noise in. No segregation of rugby crowds so we were surrounded by Welsh fans getting grumpier and grumpier as Jonah Lomu rang rings around and through them and scoring in the corner right in front of us.
:) :)

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