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I Was There… Italy v Wales, Euro 2004 Qualifier, 6/9/2003

Match of the Day Kickabout Presenter, Geraint Hardy, is a massive Wales fan. Here, he recalls his first away trip with the national team for One Match Ban…

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I Was There… Portsmouth 0-1 Fulham, Premier League, 11/05/2008

Me again, Dan Walsh, author of One Match Ban. For my second ‘I Was There…’ I recall the match that saw Fulham save their Premier League status on the final day of the season.

The drama of the 2007/2008 Premier League run-in was, for Fulham fans, an emotional rollercoaster full of nail-biting tension and then ultimately relief, as the west London club beat the odds to avoid relegation on the final day of the season.

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I Was There… Leicester City 3-4 Swindon Town, Division 1 Play Off Final, 31/5/1993

Writer and author of Who Ate All The Goals, Roger Domeneghetti, is a Leicester City fan. The best match that he ever attended does involve his team, but strangely, they didn’t win. Let him explain…

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I Was There… Bangor City 2-0 Cardiff City, Welsh Cup Final 1st Leg, 22/4/1964

Football Commentator and TV Presenter, John Hardy, has commentated on over 150 international matches, but as a fan, the best match that he ever attended happened right on his doorstep when he was a child. Here he recalls the time that his local team beat John Charles’s Cardiff City…

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I Was There… Marseille 1-0 AC Milan, Champions League Final, 26/05/1993

Writing under the pseudonym of ‘Lanterne Rouge’, Rob Langham, regularly writes for his football blog, The Two Unfortunates. Rob is a Reading fan, but one summer’s evening in 1993, he found himself at the Olympic Stadium in Munich, watching the biggest match in the European football calendar. Here are his recollections…

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I Was There – Liverpool 1-0 Chelsea, Champions League, 03/05/2005

Journalist and Liverpool fan, Ty Marshall, attended some memorable games during his team’s route to Champions League glory in 2005. Here, he recalls the controversial semi-final that put the reds in the now infamous Istanbul final…

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I Was There… Wales 3-0 Spain, World Cup Qualifier, 30/04/1985

Football Presenter, Dylan Ebenezer, is a Wales and Arsenal fan. His Twitter biog is ‘Arsenal. Wales. Curry. Strong lager’, which says it all. Here, he recalls the time when he was in the crowd that saw a Welsh hero fly through the air…

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