- Apr 29, 2019
Oh Yes, G as G, thank you for mentioning that cup tie! That was indeed my first match as well. We were not living in Plymouth at the time; we moved to the City in 1956, but my Father was on leave and we were staying with my Grand-Parents in Kingsbridge. Parents managed to get tickets for the game, and, as unbelievable as it now sounds, we were seated on bales of straw between the fencing and the pitch itself! Safety issues? No, absolutely fine!I can trump you by one year. My first definite Argyle match was the 8th January 1955 in the Third Round of the FA Cup at home to Newcastle. The crowd was 29,865. My Dad got me there early and we got in the front of the then uncovered Lyndhurst near half way line. Newcastle won 1-0 and four months later won the Final at Wembley beating Man City 3-1 with Jackie Milburn scoring after 45 seconds. In those days few households had a television set but a friend of mine did and there was at least a dozen of us gathered around his small black and white set for what was the first live match I saw on TV. How things have changed !!