I was 10 years old in 1948 when Jack Rudd ( later to become my brother-in-law ) took me to watch my first Hull City game at Boothferry Park, it was also Raich Carter’s first game in charge of the Tigers. It was magic!
Later that season I was lucky to be taken again by Jack to watch the Manchester Utd FA Cup game. I remember us lads being allowed to sit on the other side of the barrier on the track around the pitch.
I was sat near the East stand corner flag. During the game, Hull City got a corner and Eddie Burbanks came across to take it. He placed the ball and stepped back and in doing so stood on my foot, he turned round ruffled my hair and said “sorry son” then took the corner.
I have been a passionate supporter ever since.