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Social Spireites: MyFirstGame

28 February 2013

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This year the world's original league football competition, the Football League, is celebrating its 125th year.

The anniversary period will begin this Saturday (March 2) which marks 125 years since League founder, William McGregor, sent his letter to clubs suggesting “that ten or twelve of the most prominent clubs in England combine to arrange home-and-away fixtures each season.”  McGregor’s letter was the catalyst for the beginning of league football, which 125 years later still dominates the sporting landscape in countries throughout the world.

As part of the build up to this week's fixtures, we asked supporters, via our official Twitter account, to remember their first Chesterfield game.

Using the hashtag #MyFirstGame we were able to collate the responses and showcase some of them below, did yours make it in?

@demetri_loizou - #MyFirstGame 0-0 v Gillingham, sat in the old Family Stand we scored 3 and all were ruled out for offside!

@Shed573Gill - Valentines Day 1987 was #MyFirstGame I was in the kop watching us Beat Middlesbrough 2-1 Great Day!!

@chrismarps - I went to Wrexham when CFC won 1-0 think Dan Archer scored in 1970 #MyFirstGame but remember my debut V Bury 0-0 #champions

@NudgerSS - 8th March 1980 v Southend. Don't remember game but can remember a man with a big beard swearing all the way.

@gavinal1 - mine was at home to Mansfield during the petrol strike a few years back. Won 4-1 an we sang "what a waste of petrol."

@andypfowkes - #MyFirstGame was our record defeat 10 away to Gillingham in 1987, Jim Brown injured in goal but played on as no sub keeper!

@NicktheSpireite - Chesterfield 3-6 Colchester - 11th August 2001, stood on cross street with my dad, been hooked ever since.

If you don't already, make sure you follow us on Twitter - @ChesterfieldFC.

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