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southend statto
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Aug 15, 2016, 9:59 PM

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watching football as a young teen saw a pretty regular pattern.
Mondays would be spent at either Southend United or Dagenham FC, Tuesdays at Grays Athletic (sitting in that great old stand, until it burnt down) or Rainham Town - with occasional visits to Tilbury; Wednesday was Bowers United, not much in the way of football on a Thursday in those days, so Friday was again Southend United - and in the summer Hackney Hawks Speedway. Saturday was anywhere of course - although quite a few were spent at Canvey Island FC, Leytonstone FC or Orient FC.

And all those defunct competitions I used to watch matches in - Essex Floodlight Competition, Essex Elizabethan Trophy, Essex Thames-side Trophy, Eastern Floodlight Competition, East Anglian Cup etc.

ah, memories


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Tykeoldboy
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Aug 15, 2016, 10:35 PM

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For me it was Belle Vue on a Friday night (quite often for home games) otherwise it would be Saturday. On Sunday I would be on Doncaster Racecourse morning and afternoon for a couple of Sunday league games. A ball was also taken so my friend and I could have a kickabout while the nets were up once games had finished. The rest of the week there wasn't any football to watch, unless Rovers had a midweek home game. I couldn't do away games back then, we couldn't afford it, so Autumn and Spring evenings would be spent outside playing football with the other kids in the street



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sandhurstbee
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Aug 16, 2016, 1:19 PM

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For me it was Belle Vue on a Friday night (quite often for home games) otherwise it would be Saturday. On Sunday I would be on Doncaster Racecourse morning and afternoon for a couple of Sunday league games. A ball was also taken so my friend and I could have a kickabout while the nets were up once games had finished. The rest of the week there wasn't any football to watch, unless Rovers had a midweek home game. I couldn't do away games back then, we couldn't afford it, so Autumn and Spring evenings would be spent outside playing football with the other kids in the street


At my age my memories as a teenager revolve around the fairer sex and missed opportunities. Still I saw plenty of Tarts at Brentford in those days Wink



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acmold
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Aug 16, 2016, 1:36 PM

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Saturday's were usually at The Manor for Oxford United in those days 1st team one week Reserves the next. If no game up the hill I would go to Oxford City and occasional visits to Witney. Midweek was who ever was at home. Thursday was Speedway in the summer the Rebels at first before the "correct" name of Cheetahs was reintroduced. When I got a little older a few OUFC aways games and neutral visits to league grounds and local non league like the Abingdon's, Banbury, Didcot and Pressed Steel.


garethwrexy
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Aug 19, 2016, 4:59 PM

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My memories when was teenager watching dulwich hamlet and somtimes Wrexham !



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