I have vague memories of Hillsbrough but I’m not sure if my family were watching the match live or if I saw a news report. I just vague memories of seeing ambulances on a football pitch and thinking that something wasn’t right.
At some point in the late 80s I remember watching a football match with my dad. I remember writing about it at school the following Monday where we had ‘diary class’ where we had to write about we did at the weekend. I don’t remember who played, but the match finished 3-1.
I remember having a wall chart of Italia '90 on my bedroom wall and my dad waking me up every morning and writing the previous days scores. I remember thinking ‘South Korea are cool’ because I liked their flag the most. I was 7 so.
So the first match I remember watching in full was England’s exit from Euro '92. Can’t find the clip with the commentary, but I remember ‘Brolin… Dahlin… Brolin… Brilliant!’