Which was your first game supporting Gloucester?
#21

I remember us being 3-0 up at home in the 70s against Witney Town only for the game to be abandoned at ht due to fog, you couldn't see the players on the half way line, Pre floodlights in those days at Horton Road....
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#22

1 September 1979 FA Cup against Bridgend Town at Horton Road, losing 2-0.
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#23

(20-11-2021, 06:07 PM)Severnside Wrote:  I remember us being 3-0 up at home in the 70s against Witney Town only for the game to be abandoned at ht due to fog, you couldn't see the players on the half way line, Pre floodlights in those days at Horton Road....

They had floodlights at Longlevens but not Horton Road?

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#24

Ball boyed with Star 66 at MP maybe 1985 possibly 2 2 against Bridgnorth town cant remember first actual game
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#25

(20-11-2021, 08:09 PM)Dommotyger Wrote:  Ball boyed with Star 66 at MP maybe 1985 possibly 2 2 against Bridgnorth town cant remember first actual game

How old are you Dom?

Used to play against 66 Star as a youngster!

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#26

(20-11-2021, 08:04 PM)Neil Wrote:  They had floodlights at Longlevens but not Horton Road?

Correct - the Horton Rd lights were put up under the guidance of Dick Etheridge ( life president I think) who worked for the old MEB at the time. They were adequate ( just) and some of the lamp holders went to MP - where  they once again proved adequate- but only just.
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#27

Horton Road didn't have floodlights for certainly the first few seasons I watched them I don't think they went in until later 70s?
Certainly in winter games kicked off early and finished before it got dark, 2.15 kick off I recall.
I thought the lights went in when Westbury came on the scene but I could be wrong.
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#28

Well certainly mine was on an ad hoc basis 1967 when we were allowed in at half time for free ( hard times, one wage, six in a family) same as Gladfans been hooked ever since.
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#29

Gloucester v York City. 4-0. What a day. In my hazy memory we played like Brazil, passed it out from the back, kept it on the ground and dazzled the big lumps of the opposition. I went out, pledged my allegiance, celebrated football returning to the City and bought a season ticket. After that it's been all too real.. But hey, we can dream can't we?
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#30

(20-11-2021, 09:20 PM)Severnside Wrote:  I thought the lights went in when Westbury came on the scene but I could be wrong.

Yep u are - the lights were erected by a chap who worked for the MEB under Dickie Etheridges guidance. Holes were dug - a concrete cube created and the lights were pulled upright using a block and tackle - I was there to witness the momentous occasion. No hi tech kit - presumably to keep costs down.
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