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My first game
I was born in 1957 and the first game I went to was a friendly against Southampton at the start of the 1967-68 season, we lost 2-0. Then I was hooked as I think most people are after their first game. I supported them through the 3rd Division years under Archie McCauley and Freddie Goodwin. I think my favourite player of that era was Stewart Henderson, a very dependable right back who was very sporting and I don’t believe he was ever booked.
Amex – worth the wait
Of course things got worse before they got better, namely an 8-2 defeat at home to Bristol Rovers – and on television for all to see. Then we went up to the 2nd then the 1st Divisions – but they were all good times. The Brian Clough era was special because he left Peter Taylor here, who I believe laid the foundation for our success in the late 1970s. It was a shame they couldn’t develop the Goldstone, but it was always going to be difficult with the houses in Goldstone Lane being so near to the East Terrace. But the Amex was well worth the wait for today’s fans.
Do you remember?
Do you have memories of the old Goldstone Ground? When did you go there? Do you like the new Amex stadium. If you can share your memories or views with us, leave a comment below.