When and why did you become dedicated to WFC?

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Re: When and why did you become dedicated to WFC?

Post by doylie » Sat Feb 15, 2020 12:06 am

I just looked it up, Maidenhead came back from 3-0 down to win 5-4 in the Trophy in 1985.
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Re: When and why did you become dedicated to WFC?

Post by Buspasscard » Sat Feb 15, 2020 1:01 am

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First game Walthamstow Avenue in late 1966 - was even sent a months worth of News and Mails at a time to keep up while living in the middle east in the late sixties/early seventies. Then present or not it was always WFC.
Soft spots for other teams for various reasons.
Plymouth (lived there + first league games), Norwich (Uni) Tottenham (vague family connection) Ross County (nearest football for 12 years) Inverness (mate had a spare season ticket)
Then one day with my son having watch Ross County lose, heard on the radio Tottenham, Norwich, Plymouth, Inverness Caley had all lost - and the Cards had won. Our friends in the car behind might have been wondering why our car was almost bouncing along he road!!!

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Re: When and why did you become dedicated to WFC?

Post by doylie » Sat Feb 15, 2020 8:39 am

Card Sharp wrote:
Fri Feb 14, 2020 6:27 pm
First game was the Weymouth Cup game in 86 and my dad told me we had a former English international in goal. I am sure the Burger and can of coke he got me helped as my mum would not have approved! I went every now and then but became dedicated from about 89 or 90 onwards and spanned our glory years. As Dave says, the West Brom/ Diadora sides were amazing and legends all. Lost interest to a point in the 00s into early 10s but still went often.
Peter Bonetti playing for Woking v Weymouth in 1986.

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Re: When and why did you become dedicated to WFC?

Post by Perth Card » Sat Feb 15, 2020 9:11 am

I got hooked in 1990, including the early rounds of the epic FA Cup run. However, my first game was a league game in the late 80's. All I remember was the opposition Physio running across the pitch to treat a player with an old briefcase with his equipment in it. The case suddenly fell open when he was halfway across and being a very windy day, bandages and other first aid equipment were blowing across the pitch. The players and even Barry all helped chase them down. Definitely the highlight of the match! Anyone remember that game by any chance?

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Re: When and why did you become dedicated to WFC?

Post by AndyT » Sat Feb 15, 2020 10:17 am

SussexSeasider wrote:
Fri Feb 14, 2020 1:45 pm
I was never into football. The 1980s saw me and other yoofs terrorising UK seaside towns on Bank Holidays on my Vespas/Lambretta. However my dad, who ran the butcher's shop in Westfield in the 1970s/early 80s (where The Guru is now) had supported Woking since he was a boy and he went every week. I started going with him in 1989, I was getting out of the scooter thing and he was always wanting me to drop him off for football on a Saturday if I was around and pick him up so one day I decided to actually go and see what it was all about. That was it! Been coming regularly ever since and along with Andy Turner, Keith Raymond and Phil Davies helped set up and run the original Supporters Club in the early 90s. And of course its where I met Adrian, Mr Corbett and well, you probably know the rest!
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Re: When and why did you become dedicated to WFC?

Post by SussexSeasider » Sat Feb 15, 2020 8:44 pm

AndyT wrote:
Sat Feb 15, 2020 10:17 am
SussexSeasider wrote:
Fri Feb 14, 2020 1:45 pm
I was never into football. The 1980s saw me and other yoofs terrorising UK seaside towns on Bank Holidays on my Vespas/Lambretta. However my dad, who ran the butcher's shop in Westfield in the 1970s/early 80s (where The Guru is now) had supported Woking since he was a boy and he went every week. I started going with him in 1989, I was getting out of the scooter thing and he was always wanting me to drop him off for football on a Saturday if I was around and pick him up so one day I decided to actually go and see what it was all about. That was it! Been coming regularly ever since and along with Andy Turner, Keith Raymond and Phil Davies helped set up and run the original Supporters Club in the early 90s. And of course its where I met Adrian, Mr Corbett and well, you probably know the rest!
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Re: When and why did you become dedicated to WFC?

Post by AndyT » Sat Feb 15, 2020 11:14 pm

SussexSeasider wrote:
Sat Feb 15, 2020 8:44 pm
AndyT wrote:
Sat Feb 15, 2020 10:17 am


There’s always one downside to a good story isn’t there 🤣
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Can I be there 😀

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Re: When and why did you become dedicated to WFC?

Post by Derek » Sun Feb 16, 2020 12:07 pm

I went occasionally in the mid 80’s but started going regularly after the 4-2 win at WBA then most away games when we started life in the conference in 1992!

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Re: When and why did you become dedicated to WFC?

Post by Twods » Sun Feb 16, 2020 1:50 pm

I am another who became hooked after seeing the Fred Callaghan team of the late 70's which included the likes of Eggie James, Tony Martin, Les Barrett and Mickey Preston who was the best header of the ball I've ever seen. That team also had the legendary Alan Morton up front and he formed a deadly partnership with Eggie.
My first game was in August 1978, a 4-1 win against Oxford City. That was followed by the FACup relpays with Barnet (3-3) and Swansea (3-5). After that I went to most home and away games for a few seasons including the dark years of the 80's when we used to spend more time watching the hockey next door than the abysmal football.

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Re: When and why did you become dedicated to WFC?

Post by Since85 » Sun Feb 16, 2020 5:42 pm

At least I saw Alan Morton play in my first season at Kingfield.

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Re: When and why did you become dedicated to WFC?

Post by Derek » Sun Feb 16, 2020 5:59 pm

Since85 wrote:
Sun Feb 16, 2020 5:42 pm
At least I saw Alan Morton play in my first season at Kingfield.
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