1982 I believe. A friendly v Tottenham at Eastville which I suspect was arranged as part of Gary Mabbutt’s transfer. We got beat 6-2 or 6-3 I think and a chap called David Leworthy scored a hatrick for them - thought he was really good but he ended up in non league!
1972, my uncle took me, I was 7 - we had seats in the old stand that burnt down - was it South Stand? Who we played I don't recall, I did ask my uncle years ago, he thought it was Luton, but I cant find that fixture, he passed away recently so I cant quiz him. Defo 1972, all I can remember is a huge roar and everybody jumping off their seats, I didn't have a clue what was happening. Unfortunately hooked since then.
Post by rememberhalifax on Dec 2, 2019 15:15:28 GMT
Tis all a bit vague I'm afraid but must have been mid 50s or so, one of 5 boys and 3 chose the dark side ,shocking I know!, a couple of things I do remember is that the postman who delivered to our village was called Charlie Chivers and came from Marshfield, he used to walk up our path whistling and shouting out 'up the City' to be answered by a little lad(me)shouting up the Rovers! and a life long fan was born! the other thing ,rather poignantly is that another family in the village gave me a couple of football rattles(youngsters ask you granddad!)in Rovers colours, I had no idea of there significance at the time and only found out years later that they belonged to a son of there's who passed away when 12 years old, I was humbled and wished I had taken better care of them, bless them.
Post by Thegasaregoingup on Dec 2, 2019 16:52:35 GMT
Around 1963 I started watching the likes of Harold Jarman, Alfie Biggs and Ray Mabbutt. One of the biggest games I attended at Eastville was a 3rd round FA Cup match against Arsenal which we lost 3 0 with Ian Ure scoring one of the goals. I did Bath for 10 years before returning to Bristol at the Mem. I always said that if the Teds had to go through what we have they would have and should have folded up years ago.
Around 1960 as a 4 year old - no idea who it was against. But my Dad took me to many reserve games at Eastville before that - on those days reserve games were pretty well attended, though the highlight for me was kicking a ball around behind the North stand at half time
Post by Alex aka okebournegas on Dec 2, 2019 16:59:36 GMT
I’m a turncoat , the day I started actively supporting the gas was 1997. I was with my family in the Dolman stand at (ahem) Ashton gate. It was my very first Bristol derby and I’ll never forget it. It was also my first time seeing the gas live , the fans , the kit , the players , everything was better ( except the result ) we lost to the sh** 2 - 1 but that was the last time I ever sat in the Dolman. Converted to the gas and I’ve never looked back !!!!!!!