Not old enough to have watched Greaves or Dave Mackay although I know of them of course.
I started going to WHL in 1998, in fact my first match was April 1998 against Newcastle and we won 2-0 with goals from Klinsman - another great player - and Les Ferdinand. I didn’t even support the club then but the experience of the game was so fantastic that I was hooked.
Those were the days when it was possible to get 8 seats together in the North Stand and I went with a group from work. After that I became a member and I went regularly for the next few seasons until my friend decided to have babies (so selfish ).
The most memorable was the Worthington Cup Final at old Wembley Stadium in 1999. The worst was losing at Old Trafford (a long way from Essex) in the FA Cup semi-final against Arsenal in 2001, Hoddle had just become the manager and it was so exciting to see him.
Good times and great atmosphere, even for the losses. I’ve missed it.