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Thread: Sad but true a truely happy moment in my life

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    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

    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

    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)

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    Jon supports Swindon town so feels your pain it's a nice thing for father and son to do.















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    Take Steven if you want. No chance of us ever taking him.

    Now rugby at Twickenham on the other hand...

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    Oh When The Saints Go Marching In!





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    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.

    So.....

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






    Change from 50p. I kid you not.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Claire, post: 170310
    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!





    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!




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    Quote Originally Posted by mumof2, post: 170324
    that's *all* i can play on the piano!
    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. :)





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    Quote Originally Posted by Claire, post: 170327
    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!




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    Aww bless

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    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

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