View Full Version : Sad but true a truely happy moment in my life

09-10-2009, 04:54 PM
Matthew dressed up in a Saints kit my brother bought him and came bouncing into our bedroom the other morning at 6 am and decided that more than anything in the world he wanted me to take him to a real football match to watch the Saints play.

This is a truely landmark moment for me as it has been something that has happened in my family down countless generations. My Grandad used to take me when I was little and I have been with my dad and brother many times.

Southampton are now in a much lower division and the quality of the football is very poor but we are under new ownership and there is now a family stand where you can go and get change out of 20 for you and the nipper which is much less that 1 ticket used to cost in the premiership.

A couple of weeks on he is still keen and has started doing footie skills at school.

Maybe it all started when I told him he had secretly been named after Matt le Tissier and showed him some of his goals on youtube :unsure:

Anyway I am now really looking forward to taking him along and making a day out of it for him, burger van , cup of bovril you know the drill :lol:

He can always take a DS forif he gets bored

It may be the first time he sees his father cry ( we really do play that badly)

09-10-2009, 05:44 PM
Jon supports Swindon town so feels your pain :point: it's a nice thing for father and son to do.

09-10-2009, 05:53 PM
Take Steven if you want. No chance of us ever taking him. :evil:

Now rugby at Twickenham on the other hand...

09-10-2009, 06:28 PM
Oh When The Saints Go Marching In!

09-10-2009, 06:43 PM
This is how old I am.

Back in the days when I found football vaguely interesting - I was about 12 - me and my cousin would take ourselves off to the ocassional Brentford home game.


Bus fare to and from Brentford from Staines. Entrance to the ground. Match programme.

Change from 50p. I kid you not. :lol:

09-10-2009, 07:31 PM
Oh When The Saints Go Marching In!

i can play that on the piano!

"oh when the saints, oh when the saints, oh when the saints go marching in"

that's *all* i can play on the piano! :tongue:

we watched Brighton and Hove Albion playing whilst sitting on my dads friends garage roof - he lived opposite the ground and there were no walls or fences blocking the view 'til some years later! :thumbsup:

09-10-2009, 07:51 PM
that's *all* i can play on the piano! :tongue:

It's more than I can!

My grandad used to attend every home game at The Dell. He was even there at Wembley when they won the FA Cup. :)

09-10-2009, 07:55 PM
It's more than I can!

My grandad used to attend every home game at The Dell. He was even there at Wembley when they won the FA Cup. :)

it's literally those 3 lines i can play...LOL!

09-10-2009, 08:15 PM
Aww bless :hug2:

09-10-2009, 11:00 PM
Ahhh bless him. We went to watch the Saints (first game of the season) as my DH and DS are Millwall supporters. Looking forward to seeing them at the Den :thumbsup:

10-10-2009, 01:56 AM
I want to be in that numbah, when the saint gooooh marchin' in! :D

That is great, Skywatcher! :yes: (Well, maybe not the six am bit, but I know you really didn't mind)!

Enjoy the moments. :hug2: