Getting to Know Your Fellow Countrymen 2018-19 Part 2
0Posted 31st July 2018 - Posted in Fans News
Next up in our 'Getting to know your Countryment Glenn Poulton chats to a fan with a foot in both camps, Frazer Turner.
I currently live in the S12 area of Sheffield with my partner and 3 children Alfie, Isla & Imogen. Alfie’s usually my partner in crime when it comes to watching Football and we can usually be found in the John Street Stand when watching United and up near the clubhouse area when we're up at Sandygate Road.
Over the summer just gone I have also done some work up at Sandygate helping fellow volunteers A&P Decorators with freshening up the paintwork in and around the ground here at S10. It's a real pleasure to help where I can, including Alfie and I being Gaz Griffiths player sponsor this season coming.
I was born a Blade and Ive followed them all over the country, with my first visit to Bramall Lane being in 1991 when we beat Norwich City 2-1. My first away game being in 1995 and a 3-1 defeat to West Brom. I’ve been following Hallam since the start of last season when I arranged to meet a friend here who is keen on Hallam and I got the bug straight away and ended up going to as many Hallam games as I did United.
Where do I start with favourite and worst moments of supporting United.... as any Blade will know there’s been many highs over the past but also many lows, as good as it was last season been on the upper tier of Leppings Lane watching United give Wednesday a footballing lesson in a 4-2 victory. Another big moment that stands out for me personally is when we came from behind in the 2003 playoffs to beat Nottingham Forest 4-3 at Bramall Lane, the atmosphere that night and seeing Paul Peschisolido running towards the Kop will be something that I don’t think I’ll ever forget.
As for the worst moment watching United it’s got to be all the visits to Wembley and not coming back with a victory. My favourite moment watching Hallam has to be Non League Day up here at Sandygate last season, it was a good victory on the pitch and a good attendance, and a great evening in the clubhouse after. On the flip side Hallam just missing out on the playoffs last year was a massive disappointment considering the great run the lads put together towards the end of the season.
Tonight will be the first time I’ve seen both United and Hallam play against each other so I’ll be happy to see a good game of football (nothing like staying on the fence).
It all depends on how my work rota and the fixtures falls but I'm hoping to watch both teams as much as I possibly can this coming season with Inter Milan visiting United coming up as I write this and Also Skegness Town away with The Countrymen in March is certainly a stand out fixture I'm looking forward to.
I’d like to see United push for the playoffs this season I know it’s a big ask but I definitely think it’s achievable. As for Hallam with the new league structure and scrapping the play offs meaning only 1 maybe 2 teams will get promoted it’s going to be a tough ask but if the lads continue how we finished last season they will definitely be knocking on the door.
Thanks to Frazer and if you would like to get involved please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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