How long have you suffered (Tongue in Cheek)

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This year I will have been supporting Town for 52 years 

just wondered who is our longest supporting town supporter 

nick 

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My first match was the Watneys Cup game against Man United in 71. So taking that as the start of my penance, sorry support, then that makes 48 years.

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Didn't go to the game but remember the cup run in 1953. Probable first game the following season.

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Only 1961, there will be quite a few before that, Steve Lanzo for one

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200 years of DJ Funky will take some beating ! Think Steve Lanzo is lagging well behind on 199 years

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10 yrs.

Never seen any Football League action. 

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40. I blame Paul Hendrie.

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1 hour ago, Nick said:

This year I will have been supporting Town for 52 years 

just wondered who is our longest supporting town supporter 

nick 

Very negative thread title imo Nick. At a time when we are pushing the fantastic season ticket initiative and trying to encourage newbies and and lapsed Town fans to buy into the idea perhaps " How long have you supported the club you love" or something similar would have been more positive.

1 hour ago, Shaymen2008 said:

My first match was the Watneys Cup game against Man United in 71. So taking that as the start of my penance, sorry support, then that makes 48 years.

PPretty much one of my first games too.as a snotty nosed 7 year old.

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Started about 1951. Came with my parents and elder brother. 

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32 minutes ago, chadders said:

Very negative thread title imo Nick. At a time when we are pushing the fantastic season ticket initiative and trying to encourage newbies and and lapsed Town fans to buy into the idea perhaps " How long have you supported the club you love" or something similar would have been more positive.

PPretty much one of my first games too.as a snotty nosed 7 year old.

Was meant as a bit tongue in cheek 

but I apologise if you feel it or as not said in that way 

but at the same time town fans are not and have never been and will never be glory hunters 

as it says .. shaymen till we die ... 

not shaymen till we lose a couple of games 

I think it’s says a lot about our support so little success but many supporters who have supported the club all their lives 

fantastic away support ... how many on the last game of the season to fylde after a season of some real dross 

yet people still turn up 

good season ticket sales 

all this for what must be the most unsuccessful club in the last 100 years 

says a lot about the supporters we have 

:) 

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Sept 1949 boring draw v Southport (so I am told but dont remember but hooked) but attended the ground before that scoring goals in the south goal as my grandad was a volunteer groundsman as he lived opposite the ground and he use to take me along so they gave me a ball to entertain me.

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Sixty one years, although I never paid in the early days, waited until the Bobby looked the other way & jumped over the fence from the bus sheds then slid down the bank & mingled in the crowd........ usually about 3,000 in those days.

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8th of January 1977 .

FA Cup .

Halifax Town 0-1 Luton Town .

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3 hours ago, Nick said:

This year I will have been supporting Town for 52 years 

just wondered who is our longest supporting town supporter 

nick 

55years this time Nick. I think it was against either Workington or Barrow.

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3 hours ago, Nick said:

This year I will have been supporting Town for 52 years 

just wondered who is our longest supporting town supporter 

nick 

60 years of up and downs but love it

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Last season was my 60th, I went to my first game at the shay aged 4 with my auntie & uncle don’t no the score or who we played , and I have no regrets I just love been at a game at the shay.

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Feb 1963 when we played Spurs but don't remember what my dad put in the Bovril but it made me hooked on the Shaymen so that makes 66 fun packed years and still in the South Stand.

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May 1993  V Hereford  

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Been watching them on and off for 42 years, regularly for the last 10.

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Halifax Town v Newport County, May 1979 we won 3-1 I think

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First game would've been around 1998. Very regular attendance started 2008 and hasn't been interrupted since. Just about withstanding those home losses to Kidderminster and Oxford United in that final season has translated into decent sticking power today!

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