Your first game at Highbury

Discussion in 'Arsenal Talk' started by Tony Montana, Mar 21, 2006.

  1. RocktheCasbah

    RocktheCasbah New Member Elite

    No, because certain people on this forum do not heed the warnings they are given regarding text language.

    Like it takes much more time to type "Man Yoo" or "Man United" anyway.. :roll: :roll:

    I'd also like to add that I actually did this about 3 weeks ago now, if you've only just noticed, then the forum can't be that "mucked up", can it?
  2. goonerjames

    goonerjames New Member

    My first game was vs Sp**s about '91 i think.
    i was a bout 4 foot nothing and standing on the north bank, i couldnt hardly see anything, till someone gave me a bucket stand on.
    how on earth a bucket got in there i dont know.
    we won 2-0 any way
  3. cescypoos

    cescypoos New Member

    My first game at Highbury is going to be against Villa, a week Saturday. So I'm expecting a warm reception and a few pints too. I ll be the one chanting Cesc's name like a mad man. :)
  4. RocktheCasbah

    RocktheCasbah New Member Elite

    Sheffield United September 91, I think I wrote quite an exhaustive piece detailing my memories a while ago, so I won't bore you all further, suffice to say we won 5-2.
  5. Kraig

    Kraig New Member Trusted

    ive been trying desperately to go but it appears it will never happen for me! which im totally gutted about!
  6. Tony Montana

    Tony Montana New Member Elite

    Please tell us. Not all of us have read about your little outing. I haven't anyway.
  7. RocktheCasbah

    RocktheCasbah New Member Elite

    Here the piece is.

    Didn't mention who scored the goals, twice the age now that I was then (and that's a scary realisation) I can't particularly remember now, but I do know that Rocky scored, Dixon bagged a penalty, and I think Smith, Campbell and Perry Groves (!) got the others.
  8. maradona

    maradona New Member

    All this thread has managed to do is make me feel like one of the oldest gooners around. Cheers :cry:
  9. johnk9uk

    johnk9uk New Member

    86 Vs Man City and viewed from the East Upper. It was Merson's debut and we won 3-0 but I was only 7 at the time and only really remember the brightness of the floodlights and the size of the place!
  10. Tony Montana

    Tony Montana New Member Elite

    What was your first time like mate?

    By the way Paul :wink: , that was a nice article. Highbury is a wonder.
  11. longrufus

    longrufus New Member Elite

    Cant remember my first game, seems like ages ago, but what i do remember is Bergkamp, was brlliant. But one game in particular does stck in my head, seeing us get stuffed 4-2 by Charlton a few years back.
  12. Gort

    Gort New Member

    My first game at Highbury was at the end of the 1979-80 season (last game, I believe... at least last home game), where we played Nottingham Forest and drew 0-0 (not exactly an exciting start ;) ). The next game was the first game of the next season, where I think we beat Stoke City 2-0. My first game could have been against West Bromich Albion, a week or so before the Forest one, but some family thing turned up that meant I couldn't go.
  13. Dougan17

    Dougan17 New Member

    My first game was this past summer against Newcastle. I've lived in the U.S. my whole life and by sheer luck fell in love with Arsenal at a young age and was finally able to go this past summer when me and my family went to Ireland and London. I'm looking to take a study abroad semester in London and pick up a bunch of tickets.
  14. GlasGreenGunner

    GlasGreenGunner New Member

    Arsenal v PSG in the second leg semi final of the Cup Winners Cup.
    Even got to run on the park at the end.
    That was one long day I can tell you.
    Was awake for over 24 hours as we bussed it down the night before, spent all day wandering about London, then bussed back up right after the game.
    Great night though, especially throwing the scrunched up paper mosaic sheets at Ginola after his comments that he didn't rate Dixon and was gonna run him into the ground.
  15. GunneDown

    GunneDown New Member

    Arsenal V Chelsea, i think 94.
  16. RammiXP

    RammiXP Active Member

    My first match was Arsenal Vs Wimbeldon

    30/12/1995 H 1 - 3 L 37640

    I was 10 years old and it was the best exiprence ever even though we lost. I sat in the North bank and just remember it being the most amzing and breath taking expirence.

    So many people at a football match in comparison to my new local Side Peterbrough who would never get more than around 8000 fans at the time.

    Seeing heros like Wrighty and Adams was amazing and i will never forget it
  17. alexander_hleb

    alexander_hleb New Member

    Im only 14 and still hoping to go. was hoping to be able to go for the champs league match against juve but sadly school
  18. RockyRocastle

    RockyRocastle New Member Trusted

    Arsenal vs Norwich, 1982 (I think) finished 1-1 (I think).

    As you can see cant remember much about it, was only young.
  19. awooga83

    awooga83 New Member Trusted

    My first was Arsenal v Newcastle in 1999 i think finished 0-0 and Vieira hit a shot that smacked off the upright and there was debate over whether it had crossed the line or not wasn't the greatest match but the fact that i was actually at Highbury and to see the Stadium in the flesh was amazing and worth the trip alone.
  20. arsenalfan2005

    arsenalfan2005 New Member

    Never been to Highbury, but can't get tickets as they are all sold out :( Would like to go to Emirates Stadium though!

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