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Discussion in 'Spurs News & Views' started by chicken_badge, 20 Jul 2014.

  1. chicken_badge

    chicken_badge Gudni Bergsson

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    Right chaps, a bit of advice needed.

    The stars are aligning and there is a chance I can take little one to his first Spurs game. Looking at the Schalke friendly and we'd probably go to the first half only. Thing is, he's only 20 months old.

    Getting there, bedtimes and logistics isn't really a problem: I have an aunt in Stamford Hill so reckon he'd be home and settled for the night by 8. Changing a nappy in the forecourt would be fun and games I suppose but it might not be necessary. Not sure how he'll find a crowd of that nature (would go Upper North) but if it freaked him out - I'm a little wary if a goal is scored he might not like it - we'd go home.

    So, have any of you ever taken an under two to a game? How did it go?
     
  2. jimmyb

    jimmyb Milija Aleksic

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    Mr & Mrs Gutter Boy did.

    Look what happened.

    ;)
     
  3. billyiddo

    billyiddo Les Howe Staff Member

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    i really think i would be a waste of time taking a child that young to a game. think my first was when i was four and i don't even remember that
     
  4. Rossi22

    Rossi22 Pedro Mendes

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    I was sat near a parent and their kid before. After about 80 minutes the kid turned to his dad and said "Dad, which one's Tottenham?" :)
     
  5. lurker of old

    lurker of old Milenko Acimovic

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    Even 6 year olds are more interersted in Chirpy (evil or not) than the game. They can't concentrate and get bored. As for a two year old, pull the other one!
     
  6. Lily White

    Lily White Clive Wilson

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    I would personally wait until he is old enough to understand and enjoy it. My boys were about 8/9 when they went to their first match. The crowd is massive and noisy and could be very overwhelming and rather scary.
     
  7. Kandi1977

    Kandi1977 Jack Jull

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    Sorry chap, but taking a 20 month old kid's to a football stadium?? Seriously? If it's as a last resort, i.e you have to bring him, ok, but the kid will have no memory of it, and most probably will be a little scared by all the people and noise. I would strongly advice against it!
     
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    the dza Christian Ziege

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    This. Saw us v Norwich away when I was about 4, don't remember it. But vividly remember my first proper game, Villa at home, when I was 10.
     
  9. NickTB

    NickTB Neil Sullivan

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    Agreed. I was 10 or 11 when I went to my first game. My twin boys are 5 months and my daughters is 3 and I have to content myself with getting them kits instead of taking them. I think it would freak out any kid of that age if a goal was scored, or even just random shouts
     
  10. chicken_badge

    chicken_badge Gudni Bergsson

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    Cheers guys, many thanks for the comments. It looks like quite a resounding "don't do it!" which I'll listen too :)

    I live in Southampton and want to get up to a club shop to get some of the training wear. The wifes away on that date and I figured it would be a good way to get a sneaky visit in before she can say no (shes as wise as you all on here about taking a 2 year old to a footie game I guess). I was actually going to be happy with the milling around before hand, the warm up, and just to see how it went. If he couldnt cope with it we'd go, after 5 minutes if need be, but I wouldnt want him distressed and I guess thats a real possibility.

    I also remember going to the WHL pre-season about ten years ago, ended up sitting in the top of the West Stand and there was acres of space so I could sit where I wanted. Had figured on sitting up way on our own so the noise wouldn't be intense. However, I've since looked at the tickets and can see that the West Stand is sold out so its probably all going to be full (as was the case last year now I think about it?) so maybe a different vibe from what I was expecting.

    So chick_badge is going to have to wait a few more years before he makes his debut at the Lane (/the Levy Bowl ;) ).... but I'd still love to hear what happened to Mr & Mrs GB?!?!
     
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  11. Didn'tMindGraham

    Didn'tMindGraham Helder Postiga

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  12. braineclipse

    braineclipse Colin Calderwood

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    I think that's very reasonable.

    It might be a cool story to get him to see his first game at the Lane rather than at the Levy Bowl. If he becomes a massive fan it would be a great little story a couple of decades from now. But you still have time and 4 years old seems a lot more sensible than 2 even though he probably won't remember much either way.
     
  13. Superhudd

    Superhudd Simon Davies

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    Take him to the pub and watch it.
     
  14. LemonadeMoney

    LemonadeMoney Steffen Iversen

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    Sell him and buy a season ticket
     
  15. Armenia Spur

    Armenia Spur Steven Caulker

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    Agree with the above, a match should be saved for when they fully know and appreciate whats going on. Maybe a stadium tour would be better for the first visit
     

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