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Since we are on a theme of leaving tynecastle, asking the question - What was your first game at Tynecastle?

I was a late starter watch hearts and my first game was on Saturday 13th October 1990 against St Johnstone with them winning 3-2. I was sitting in the Main Stand in the Family Enclosure!

My first game was a friendly around about 1990 i think

Hearts v Tottenham

Gazza was playin for spurs and hearts lost, got my first scarf that day and had it on at the bordeaux game
My first match was on saturday 23rd of september 1995. It was hearts vs celtic and we lost 0-4.

I remember Pierre van hooijdonk scored a hat trick. Not exactly fond memories but i still remember.
Graham Torrance
Mine was in 1984 or possibly 1985 - it was certainly the 84/85 season against Dundee. It was a Sunday fixture which was strange back then and as I remember, it finished 3-3. I was either 10 or 11 and I remember being in the "enclosure" as it was known - the standing area below the old main stand to the right of the tunnel as you look at it.
Scottish cup against Kilmarnock in 1987. Ended up 0 - 0

1989. Hearts 1-0 Bayern. All I can remember from the game is what I've seen on videos though.

Sadly things went mostly downhill from there
K_scotland i'm sure it was scotland B vs Portugal B that's the first match i can remember
Mine was 1.1.73 derby game cant remember the score.!!!
Gorgie Gav
First game was against Rangers in May 1990. Game finished 1-1 and both goals were penalties. Think there was about 22,000 there, great atmosphere.
I know I went to the last 5 mins of a 1-1 game against Rangers. Closest to that year is Sat 05 May 1990, so I think that was my first game at Tynecastle.
Leith Jambo
First top team game was 7 April 1979 (thanks London Hearts) - we beat Motherwell 3-0 with an og and a Cammy Fraser double. I guess that means I'll get to my 25th anniversary even if we move next season.

Had previously been seen our reserves gubbed 6-0 by Rangers with Billy Urquart scoring all of the Rangers goals. Still went back though.
Ryan_Valois Mine was vs Falkirk in 1991 when I was just 4 and it finished 2-1 J.T's (To all you Hibbies reading this thread that makes me a total age of....16 )

(No 2-1 wins at home to Falkirk in 1991-92

1-1, 3-1 or 2-0 - Davy)  

I loved every minute of it and have never looked back, the following season I got my first season ticket, so when the time comes it will be a hard goodbye as i have spent most of my saturdays there

Doesn't matter where Hearts move, we will all follow
My first game was in 1986 versus Aberdeen when i was four years old!
Wee Robbo put Hearts into the lead but Aberdeen came back and humped us four one!!

(Can't find any 4-1 home defeats from 1986)
I Was sitting in the family enclosure with my dad and my favourite teddy bear Mr. Pooh!
my first game was slavia prague we got beat (Won!) 4-2 but after that i was hooked and feel tynecastle is the real paradise
Maple Leaf
The first SCORE I remember, although it wasn't the first game, was Hearts 6 East Fife 1.

It was the debut game for a young striker, who scored a hat-trick. The striker was called WILLIE BAULD and the year was 1949 (1948 - Davy)

OK, you can all start laughing now.

Wed 19 Aug 1964 Hearts 8 Airdrieonians 1

Thought it was very boring compared to the 'next one's a winner at 24-24' kickabouts I was used to down the Figgate Park, and spent most of the game moaning to my granddad could we go home now....
smiffy Mines was a wednesday night 1990 vs st mirren (1991!) it ended 0-0 was in the main stand wi ma dad. will never forget it
ford prentice
unfortunately first game at tynie was hearts 0 wee team 7.

before that had seen them a number of times in glasgow though including rangers 0 hearts 1 when tommy murray sat on the ball - good to see him and Donald Ford at tynie for the bordeaux game
Peter Tosh
Have not a clue what my 1st home game was but 1st away was at Shawfield(sp) Clyde v Hearts and we lost by two goals to nil. The game was really bad, my dad was not very happy and they had a track round the park for greyhounds.

Tried to find out what year it was using the London Hearts website and can't believe it might have been in 1974. That was a long time ago.

I've just been reminded that I'm getting on a bit.
Hearts v Dundee Utd, on Saturday 14th September 1985. We won 2-0 with a header from Roddy MacDonald and a clynical strike from wee Robbo.

The crowd that day was 7617 (thanks London Hearts), but when that 12 year old boy walked up the stairs of the old stand and looked out onto the pitch for the first time, he experienced his first knee trembler! and it still happens to this day. That is unless my wife's at the game.
Hearts v Morton - 1951. A 4-1 win, but King Willie only scored one goal.
Can't remember how long ago was about 12/13,the game was v's Dundee Utd. we won 4.1. My first taste of the SHED!!! The feeling was great, can't beat that feeling anywhere!!
Div1next season

My first match at Tynie was a reserve match against Rangers in 1995, I can't remember the score though.

I think my first time to see the first team was the following season vs St Johnstone.
My first game at tynie was Alex McDonalds testimonial versus Rangers. Rangers won 4-2 Kevin Keegan played for Hearts that day!!! (Score was 3-2)

I stood in the main stand which is now the enclosure.


Cannie mind which year it was, I'll ask Davy Allan the morn.

Kool Ron Jeremy's on frank skinner!
22/3/75 Hearts 0 Arbroath 0. Last season of the old 1st division.
Sat 19th August 1995

League Cup

Second Round

3-0 Alloa

McPherson, Hamilton, Leitch

In the school end stand with ma uncle

age 8
Cabbie Can't remember the first time I went to Tynie, sometime in the late 60,s.
First away game was at Muirton Park v St. Johnstone around the same time. My memory is geting bad!

It was my big brother who took me to the games and we still meet up and go to some games together.

Oh and I was at that game 1.1.73 and I remember we won the next Derby 4-1
A midweek friendly against the Smoggies ( Middlesbrough ) which we lost 4-2 in 1968. That was me started and I didn't miss many home matches for the rest of that season. Used to go round to McLeod St to get autographs after the match.

(I probably shoved you aside to get ford and cruikie's autographs as a 12 year old - still got my autograph album somewhere Scott H)

I,ve got a complete set of home league programmes for that season somewhere.
Happy days ! 3d ( pennies , pre decimalisation ) each. Thats 1.25p in new money. God that makes me feel old !
jamborley mine was v dundee ona cold wednesday night in september 1988.a week before the st pats euro game,i remember iain ferguson scoring after rab shannon scored,we got a draw,i remember only 6 thousand there and robbo had just gone to nufc.i was in old stand fam inclosure,remember the shed,floodlights and bovril,oh and capital decorators on the side of the roof at shed,i fell in love with this crumbling old park,hard to explain,id found home.
as I grew up in Wheatfield place I was at most games from about 1976 onwards. Still remember as a 6 year old hanging about the turnstiles pre kick of hoping to get a lift over. If I was unlucky I would just wait as about 15-20 mins from time they would open the gates and I would just saunter in. Ahh the memories
Tom Heaney
Having attended my first Hearts game away to Killie the week before (we lost 2-1) I dragged my dad along to Tynie the following week to witness a 1-0 loss to Airdrie (April 1973) Didn't get much better we only drew the following week at home to Dundee. Not exactly an illustrious start to my career as a Jambo
jambosteve1 Can't remember I was 5. I remember going to Easter Road (the Pigery) to see hearts vs hibs on new years day when it was snowing and wee robbo scored a free kick to make it 1-1
Worthing Jambo
1973 v Rangers at Tynie with my uncle (now sadly gone). (1974 - Davy) 
The Rangers fans took over the Shed and hurled abuse at Drew Busby for the whole game, he then became my idol!!
1 - 1 I think.
His kids must be old enough to sign for Hearts by now!!
HisRoyalWyness It was 1963 against Clyde, or so I was told. (Either 1962 or 1964 - Davy) I was nearly 4 years old and if my old man was still alive he would know the score. He used to take me along for the last half hour or so, when they used to open the gates after half time.

One of my lasting (sad)memories was being at the Kilmarnock game at the end of the 1964/65 season, when we lost the league. I was sitting on the wall at the front and got pushed on to the track by my old man every time there was a crush from the crowd behind.
jambro April ' 77 against Kilmarnock, pretty sure we had to win to avoid relegation - we didn't! I was in the back row of the old stand and smacked my skull of the roof support when we scored. (No Home games in April 77 against Killie!)

Didn't put me off though
Dont know if it was my first game but certainly the earliest I remember, beating Dundee United at home 2-1 in February 91 when I was 3.
pratsina glitsa
Third Lanark in 1958 - won 8-3.
Still have fixed in my mind the brilliant vermilion red strips of Third Lanark
August 22 1987 - Hearts 4 Dundee United 1.
teepeehmfc Hearts were unbeaten at Tynie for the whole of 1986, so think you've got your dates wrong bud ....

My first game was 29 October 1983, Hearts beat St Johnstone 2-0 and Robbo scored both .... Sat in the old stand, and although I was only 5 I still remember Robbo's 2nd was a lob over the advancing keeper.
Professor Vodka
My first game was i think 83/84 season v's Rangers. We scored 2 late goals with a young Robbo getting the equaliser deep into injury time think Derek O'connor got the first goal. Always remember i was on my way out with my old man and the place went mental
jambojim52 Are we the oldest supporters here? My first game was in the mid fifties I only ever saw the ball when it was in the air. ( I was too small to see the pitch )
Loco Leipzig 1976 5-1
JamboToTheEnd Mines was in '94 or '95 I think.

2-0 v Aberdeen, Frail & Robbo. Was hooked.

Missed about 5 home games since.
Sat in the section closest to (now) the Wheatfield stand. Clearly remember the smell of the brewery and finding it funny the Aberdeen fans had to stand.
0-4 Celtic in 94 (1995 I reckon)
I'll be nicking these and putting them on LH Website with links!

I know I was at games earlier than this

I remember being at this one

Sat 01 Aug 1970 Hearts 4 Dunfermline Athletic 2

1st League game I remember being at was

Sat 26 Sep 1970 Hearts 5 Airdrieonians 2
GorgieRules 25th August 1987 - Clyde - 2-0 - League Cup 2nd.

Double by Robbo! If I can remember rightly think one was a pen.

Just seven and also twirled my scarf for the first time at that game too! Sitting in the old Family Enclosure.
22InARow Can't remember the date but think it was the end of the 85/86 season or start of the 86/87 season beatingClydebank 3-0 at Tynecastle, sure Colquhoun scored a beauty that day. Was 6 years old. Remember after each goal I wondered why the keeper used to boot the ball aimlessly up the pitch until I realised that they re-took centre!!!
(no 3-0 victories at home with JC scoring!)

Anyway good enough to check the dates of this one? Mind we also had our car window smashed in, dad wasn't to happy being a hibby and all!!!
Pam Hearts v Hamilton 8th January 1983, 2-1 to us (pettigrew and ??)

My dad only took me because he thought my mum wouldn't moan at him for going to the pub afterwards if I was with him (I think she thought he would drink less ... ha ha ha). Little did he know what he would start by taking me along that day!
I think the first game at Tynie I ever went to was a Hearts A team vs Hearts B team in the early 80's. The first competitive game I can remember was Hearts Vs Stirling Albion in the cup when we were a goal down and came back to win 2-1, again in the early 80's.

Long gone are those days!!!!!!!!!
Crofter No particular football tradition in my family, although my brothers were at the Texaco Cup game against Wolves, so I was a late starter. I remember a game probably a Derby in '75 ish before segregation I was in the shed, it was pretty mental. Then one or two derbies again I don't particularly remember them.

But the game I generally regard as my first was against Inverness Caley in the cup. We won 6-0 Gary Mackay got four. Willie Johnston was playing wide left and at one point got down on his hands and knees to beg for a pass as everyone seemed to have forgotten him.

That was me hooked!

Just discovered the other day on Londonhearts that this was Robbo's 100th game for us.
Ulysses My first game was the August 1985 1-1 draw with C****c, when they equalised in the 439th minute of injury time. Ifs and buts, eh?
Hearts 3 Dundee Utd 1, 8th February 1975

Sat in the stand and was amazed by the noise made by people banging their feet on the floor
David Reid
Airdrieonians Sept 1970
We won 5-2 and I've got the programme.
PG.. Wed 12 Aug 1981

League Cup Section match

Hearts 1 Aberdeen 0

Big Scalp at the time and Shock of the night.

Was only 6 but I'm sure it was a free-kick
Jamie Davidson
Can't remember the exact date but it was a Scottish Cup game at home to Motherwell, and we won 4-0. Was probably about 1990.
Alex MacDonald
Had been to a few reserve games but my first 1st team game was a 3-1 win against Partick Thistle at Tynie in Mar/Apr '74.
Hat trick from Drew Busby, all from Rab Prentice crosses.
I'll never forget it.
First Game at Tynie was against East Fife in the Scottish Cup in 1983, sitting in the Main Stand.
I'm sure it was on a Sunday we won 2-1 and I think Derek O'Connor scored that day.
rh1 Been racking my brain about this one and the earliest one i can remember is the 3-2 game which was wee robbo's first derby i think. Should have known back then my happy visits to Tynie would be few and far between.
When was that game?
My first game at Tynecastle was Hearts V Rangers 1988, I think....I was the mascot.

I remember the game for a few reasons one was Davie Cooper going on a solo and slotting it past big H and Chuck Berry scoring for Hearts.

I remember freaking my dad out saying in the players lounge that I would spit on graeme souness if he came near me!!!

Tynie was packed to the rafters that day, the old terraces and pie stands-great memories.

Tynecastle is our home and always will be in our Hearts.
Hearts 5 Partick 3...November 1959.....9 years old..always remembered the score but had no idea of the year but thanks to London Hearts now know all details of the game.

Used to climb over the wall at the stonemasons yard at the bottom of Wheatfield,climb up the jib of the crane and dreep doon with help from the fans already inside,4 of us done this for a couple of weeks ,until one Saturday dreeped right intae the polis.the whole stadium must have been able to see us on this crane, so a boot up the ****, to a lot of cheers for innovative thinking .

Wish it were only you four.
Curiously, (or otherwise) I have absolutely no memory of my first game at Tynie.
My earliest recollection of a Hearts' game is, I believe, at E.R. in a League Cup semi-final versus Stirling Albion. (think we won 4-1) (2-1 - Davy)
My weeteam following dad took me down there.

If I've imagined this whole thing, I'm relying on you Davy.
Nov 87 v St Mirren. I can remember rain...and getting annoyed at Hearts players shooting at Henry Smith until I was told it was just the warm up...and not much else. 0-0.

But the start of 16 years of regular attendance, not much to some, but a healthy chunk out of my life
John Findlay
My first game at Tynecastle was December 1965 the opposition were Clyde and we (Hearts) won 4-1. I remember entering the ground with my dad at the McLeod street entrance to the school end. We had entered McLeod street from the Gorgie Road.

The first thing that struck me was the front of the main stand and seeing an old railing fence in disrepair in front of a stretch of green grass it, did not look a pretty site quite a dump if truth be told. later at the start of the 70s the social club was built which is now some learning centre of sorts and the front of the main stand looks far more appealing nowadays.

I like Tynecastle as a stadium it is nice and compact and can generate an atmosphere that can be second to none anywhere. have 1,000s of memories both good and bad, being there as a nine yr old that fateful New year's day in 73, being there 9 months later in the September and giving Hibs a right going over although the scoreline was only 4-1 instead of the 9-1 it should have been.

Being there the night we skelped Lokomotiv Leipzeig and looking across from the enclosure(school end side of the tunnel) to the shed and watching thousands of Jamtarts(we were not known as Jambos then) bouncing as if they were at a massive rock concert.

Being there again a few weeks later and admiring a then West German outfit called SV Hamburg as they totally played us off the park and gave us a right 4-1 skelping(8-3 on aggregate) and along with thousands of other Jamtarts giving the Hamburg players a standing ovation off the park.

Being there on a lovely sunny Saturday afternoon and watching us get beat 1-0 by Airdrie along with 4,499 others, dark days indeed
Paisley Jambo A gloomy November day in the late 1970's.

Hearts 1 St.Mirren 1
Dr Lager Good God. Was it that long ago. 0-0 vs Morton 12 March 1973. Every bit as glamorous as it sounds.

1971 V Morton 6-1 win with Donald Ford scoring a hat-trick. Thought Hearts always played like that. For long periods of the next ten years they tried to show it was a one off.

Sydney Stew
Boring Old Pharts Club
First game was the European cup v Benfica (1-2) in 1960. I remember some little git trying to pick my pocket. (maybe grew up into a Tory MP or an accountant).
The press reporting hasn't changed - they slagged off Hearts for losing to some little-known Portuguese side - who then proceeded to become the first club to wrest the title from Real.
Looking at the records ("Gritty, Gallant, Glorious"), I'm surprised the crowd was only 29,500. Was it ticketing, or a lack of interest in Europe at the time? There were 5,500 more for the LC Section game v Motherwell that season. 35,000 seems to have been the capacity then, although a glance at the records shows 45,000 at home to the Huns the previous year. .
The next game I remember was 9-0 v Tarff Rovers the same season. Probably a good job there was no mid-season break for the top flight then.
my first game was early 80's against Queens park as part of a 7th birthday party. game was abandoned but got a run about on the pitch. First proper game was 86 againstclydebank. won 2-1 with gary mackay scoring from a corner. MEMORIES

Glamorgan Jambo
10th November 1973 Hearts 1 (Roy kay) - Dundee Utd 1 (90th minute equaliser)

Went with my Dad and stood in the old N. Enclosure (Section N lower!)
Owen P
3-2 win (3-3 lost on away goals) at home to Stuttgart. Couldn't find the right seat and spent the whole first half one section away from my mate, in the same row, in the Roseburn. Just behind the posts. You could see me on the TV highlight on one of the goals. Well chuffed I was!

My very first game at Tynecastle was a 1 - 0 win against Falkirk, but at only 5 I didn't really appreciate it then. I spent the next few seasons being lifted over into what is now section N, by my auld man.

I made my 'debut' to the Hearts fans in April 1980, after appearing on the front page of the Pink News earlier that season when the game got postponed due to a snow-bound pitch.

Leading the team out for a 2 - 2 draw, and more than a little bit of heckling from the fans , if anyone has a spare programme from that game they fancy selling - it's the only one I don't have from that season .

Moved around to the Shed shortly after that, making my debut in there in 1983, when we recorded a fine 3 - 2 win over Hibs, and I was hooked
leginten My first match was back in 1970 against Airdrie at Tynecastle. I've still got the programme with Andy Lynch on the front cover.

We went one down and played poorly for a while. However we ended up winning 5-2! Great way to start watching the Hearts. Maybe I should have quit while I was ahead, gone away for the rest of that depressing decade and come back in the early 80s.

Apart from the football, that day opened up a whole new world of illicit smokes, appalling language and vicarious thrills to me. Things have never been the same since!

Wayne Wayne Super Wayne My first match was also against Airdire (1980) when Frankie Liddell scored to win us the league. Was in the South Stand in line with his header...couple of rough years after that...still a Jambo thu and thru...used to go week in and week out when I was a bit younger...seen some great matches thru the years!! Most of the 22 in a row!! Yippee!
GB Even though i was at a few games before this one my first real memory was Hearts 3-2 win over the tiny wee lads at Tynie in 83'. I was only 11 at the time and was taken into the shed where I almost died when Hearts scored. Some guy managed to drag me out of the shed into the benches where I was sh*t scared after being thrown and stamped on. I had an amazing view of Robo's brilliant left foot top corner strike. A truly fantastic game and became a full-time Jambo since.
JediJambo vs Dundee 1989

Wasnae a bad one

Became a fan in 86, this was my first trip as a supporter

Lt. Chard V.C.

leginten wrote: My first match was back in 1970 against Airdrie at Tynecastle. I've still got the programme with Andy Lynch on the front cover. We went one down and played poorly for a while. However we ended up winning 5-2!

I remember that game I believe Airdrie came to Tynecastle that day as League leaders! My own first game was in 1964 or 65 a 2-0 home defeat from rangers

Boof 25 Sep 1982

Hearts 1-0 Clyde

David Bowman, school end
Benny 1st game at Tynecastle was 0/7
New Years Day game.

1st game i saw Hearts 1971 against Falkirk at Brockville,we won 4/2 with G Fleming scoring a hatrick.

moonraker 1st game might have been Airdrie or Third Lanark, followed closely by a game againstKillie when we went three nil up in first twenty minutes or so My dad said " dont expect this every week"
Leith_Jambo 7 April 1979 - 3-0 win over Motherwell.

Had previously witnessed a 0-6 drubbing from Rangers reserves in which Billy Urquart scored all 6 for the Huns.
Cobblers Texaco Cup game in 1970.  Hearts 4-1 Burnley (when they were a good team)
Lombardia Jambo August 2001

HEART OF MIDLOTHIAN FC 1874 - Aberdeen = 1-0 ( Cameron )
Auldreekie1874 Hogmanay 77

Hearts 3 Killie 0, Eammon Bannon Hat trick

Although the Airdrie match mentioned earlier was my first venture into the shed, never been back to the south enclosure with my dad since
johnmitchell Hearts 1-1 Dundee Utd in 1985,  who'd have thought that the season would have turned out like it did after that game?
jambotommy MY FIRST GAME WAS 1982

Hearts 5 Ayr United 1

our last visit to the first division.

sorry,can't quite remember all the scorers,but i do remember willie pettigrew scored a few,I'm also sure the game was on the telly,brilliant day(i was 11 years old)stood at the bottom of the south enclosure(i think i was lifted over the turnstile too,imagine that nowadays

Dammit,i wish i could go back to the eighties,all my best(footballing)times were had back then:fiddle:

I'm sure everyone used to go to the south enclosure (right next to the tunnel) just to hear the banter wi davie and allan lough, used to pizz myself laughing,best one ever was when davie came in 5 mins late against inverness (cup game)

"i couldny get :bloop: ing parked for tractors", bless him

haj mine was the day Robbo beat the record and beat Rangers 3-1 (i think)

im sure it was oct 1992, hearts vs partick and it ended 1-1, i think i was 6

NB 3 consecutive 1-1 draws that season none in Oct!!
Tue 10 Nov 1992 Partick Thistle 1 Hearts 1
Sat 26 Dec 1992 Hearts 1 Partick Thistle 1
Sat 27 Mar 1993 Partick Thistle 1 Hearts 1

BMX My first game was around 82/83 versus St Mirren at home, we lost 1-0 through a Frank MacAvennie free kick!
Rob_b_jambo 1995, beat Raith Rovers 4-2
mcewan1974 Now then that would be 30 Jan 1982 (thanks London Hearts)

Hearts 0 Motherwell 3. I was only 8 but i still hate the 'well. outside the oldfirm and Hibs i cannot stand them

Green Tree Old Man, Uncle & mate (who at that time liked & had tic downie covers) in centre stand,

The Famous V Partick Thistle

Got done 1-0 (Donald Park)

WTF, went week after V Ayr United & romped it 5-1 (Pettigrew hat-trick), HOOKED & mate ditched the downie covers & swapped for maroon ones.

And we signed Park soon after..... & went up

LizzyHearts Boxing Day 2000 and got totally hooked! Is it the done thing for a lassie to go to the matches on her tod? I know v few people who like footie...and i am so addicted i am considering goin maself when i eldest nephew got me hooked....he's too old now for his "auntie" to go wie him.....(i think he is embarrassed with my yelling at the matches etc!! LOL)
The Ace Face Went to a game in 1969 whilst in mommys womb, I've still got the programme and it's written on that it was my first game at Tynecastle. Was bouncing about the shed but really can't remember it all that well
jim.robertson Cobblers wrote: Texaco Cup game in 1970. Hearts 4-1 Burnley (when they were a good team)

I was also at the first leg in Burnley. We lost 3-1, (I think) with George Fleming scoring. (I think :? ) We were in some working men's club before the game and I'll never forget, their dominoes went to double nines. :shock: I was hopeless enough with them at sixes.
Canuk Not sure what the first home game was, but first away was a midweek jaunt to Clydebank in the early 1980s where we stuffed then 5-1. Think we were Div 1. Still remember the team off the top of my head to this day - Smith, Kidd, Shields, Byrne, McDonald, Jardine.... Was a ton of aggro that game and remember the game being held up for a while. Nuts.
Euan_HMFC Sometime in 1996. Think it was a 2-0 win against Falkirk. Don't remember much - will look at London Hearts see if I can pick it out!
kylejohn Ist match was late 70's ve Morton (I think?) at Tynecastle on a Tuesday or Wednesday night. Recall it being the group stages of the old League cup (actually 1st round 2 legs ) and think we got beaten - maybe 4-1 or 4-2. (Wed 30 Aug 1978 Hearts 1 Morton 3
2nd leg Sat 02 Sep 1978 Morton 4 Hearts 1 ) I was only about 6-7 years old and we left early cos my dad was wasting valuable drinking time.
Surrey Jambo Texaco Cup Final versus Wolves as a 10 year old, in the old South Stand. I remember being shell-shocked when Donald Ford scored for Hearts and suddenly I was dwarfed by all these singing and dancing old blokes. Now I am one of those old blokes.....................
blairdin First game dad took me to was Hearts v Clyde - I was a toddler in 1982ish, and I remember nowt. Apparently we won 1-0.

First match I vividly remember was a home match against Motherwell a Tynie, we won 4-0 and I was at front of terracing at school end.

With dad's encouragement, I called the Motherwell goalie a p##f for wearing trousers at every opportunity when he took a bye kick.

With dads encouragement, I told mum when I got home that the Motherwell goalie was a p##f.

Mum slapped me one for dad had planned....a cunning plan to avoid taking me to many more games for a few years and ruin his afternoon drinking....

Luckily, it failed!

Rob_b_jambo I was 5 years old. We beat Raith Rovers 4-2. Alan Lawrence scored a Rocket. That was in 1995.
moir No idea what year or the score but mine was away to Motherwell. The players came out to warm up, went back in and i thought it was over. That's all i remember
hoof-hearted Hearts 0 V Hibs know the date!
thegreatsd I was 4 or 5 - St Mirren game 0-0 I think?? I have a vague memory of me and my pal kicking a can around the terraces for the entire game!
ST Hearts v Spurs, in 1974. It was the Jambos centenary match and I think it finished 1-1 with goals from Donald Ford and Martin Peters for Spurs !
Jambo_Udley Ayr United in 1998 and we won 4-1 with Ritchie, Flogel, Fulton and Hamilton getting our goals and Ian Ferguson getting sent off and Djaffo scoring for them
Surrey Jambo Hearts 0 V Hibs know the date!! 

THAT was your first game? Talk about bad timing......

Mine was the Texaco Cup Final against Wolves in 1971. King Donald scored after 7 minutes buy we lost 3-1 on the night, 3-2 on aggregate. 10 years old, amazed by the atmosphere.

Scott_HMFC Neil Berry testimonial , Anyone tell me when that was ?
Richard Wilson Hearts 2-1 Stirling Albion (AET :boggle), League Cup 2nd (?) round, August 1985
allyby HEARTS 1 RANGERS 0 Scottish cup quarter final replay. Donald Ford scored the winner in the second half.Think it was 1967 68 season.
Sandy Fisken The first game I remember was the 1954 League Cup Final against Motherwell, won 4 - 2.

My Dad used to take me to Tynecastle before that but I cannot remember the first game I saw. I was 10 when I went to Hampden in 1954 but I had been going since I was 5.

hairyjt hearts 1 aberdeen 4, we had just been promoted they had just won the league august 1980 i think, why it didn't put me off i will never know, i remember asking gordon strachan for his autograph and being told to get stuffed (not quite his words) have hated the ginger hibby ever since.
Gigalo-Aunt Early 80's at home to Dundee United.
I think we got beat 3-1.
Hooked line and sinker from then on.
Highs and lows but i would not change being a jambo for ANYTHING...
pete2007 1-2 away at st mirren in 1990. next was 0-4 away at rangers. then 1-3 away at dunfermline. as a 5 year old, i thought i'd never see hearts win.
louisexxx Must have been about 9 years ago (i'm only a wee lass!)

midweek, we beat Aberdeen 3-1. Sitting in roseburn 3 rows from the front.

Steve Bayern Munich at home in 1989. It's gone steadily downhill since!
Debut 4 St Johnstone , around 1979,80. 2-0 to Hearts, i think!
Robbo27_22 Hearts 4 - Ayr Utd 1 79 I think.
Myk 1995/96 pre-season friendly, i was 10.

Elgin City v Hearts at Borough Briggs, it was only £2 to get in, got to climb over the barrier and get autographs- Robbo, Henry and David Hagen:shock:

Hearts won 4-0, Robbo got 2, they scored an OG and i think George Wright scored as well.

Stogie Neil Berry testimonial , Anyone tell me when that was ? 

Monday 18th of March, 1996 (9 years ago yesterday)

My Mum and Dad are close friends with Neil and his wife, so me and my brother were mascots.

Egg 3-0 against Motherwell in November 1985. It was about 7 months and 25 games before I saw us lose. I must have been thinking what an easy life it was supporting Hearts!
knoxyjambo Hearts v Dinamo Tblisi - an uneventful pre season friendly in 1989, was 7, still got the programme, in the old family enclosure, been hooked ever since,

1st game in the shed v spurs in a 1-1 draw, that was quality, spurs had gazza, lineker, mabbut playing, paul walsh equalised late on, always remember good banter between gazza and the shed.

Simo I dunno the date or year (maybe London Hearts could help?) but it would be about 10 or 11 years go when i was 5 or 6. I remember sitting in the Wheatfield, section G i think , Hearts beat killie3-0 and Henry Smnith was playing, dont remember a lot else though
AJL Was about 1975 v Killie we won 1-0 around

dont remember much about it but it must have been good not stopped going

John Findlay According to my father it was 1965 aged two and 8 months we beat Clyde 4-1. London Hearts has that as December 1965.

The first game I actually remember was a derby against Hibs in 1967 and we got beat 1-4, it was lean times against the Hibs when I was a laddie.

Debtor Heart of Midlothian 6 - Airdrieonians 1. August 1962.

It was a League game in September. Davy

League cup season opener. We won the cup that year....and then came the drought years....

BigDaveJ Motherwell at home in the 85-86 season. I do beleive a young Nikki Wood was the ballboy that day.
Jambo Mackem

November '71 V Morton 6-1 Ford hattrick.

Buffalo Bill

About 1982 v East Fife, 1st Division game. Hearts won 2-1. All I remember was that Henry Smith had a perm and Derek Addison scored the winner with a diving header!


I was 3 when went to first game it was against Motherwell.

maltese jambo

Aberdeen in 1998, January 3rd, 3-1 when naysmith scored the cracker


as actually taken to three gash goaless hibs games in 1982 by a deluded uncle till i decided to take a look at this team called Hearts who were top of the first division.

First game was V Airdrie, John Martin was in goal even then. Great game, John Flood scored a hat-trick to win the game for them 4-2, and Martin got one on the bonce from the shed.

I seem to remember them singing 'Martin is a rolling stone' to the tune of the famous song. thing i most miss about those days is the atmosphere.


God knows, but it was in the days when they were big and strong and tall and wore a real maroon shirt with a wee white collar and vee - and I was 4. :)

Dr Lager

Mon 12 Mar 1973 Hearts 0 Morton 0

According to London Hearts site. Bizarrely it was a Monday game, a fact I hadn't remembered.

Super Wayne

Celtic 1 Hearts 1 (Robbo) 85/86 season.


My first visit to Tynecastle was for a reserve game with St. Johnstone in August 1967. I think that we won but I can't remember any details. I first saw the first team on 7 October 1967, when we lost 3-2 to Clyde. I was 7.


April 1988. 0-1 St Mirren at Tynie. Remember sitting in what's lower N now. Ahhh the memories! Addicted ever since.

jambo russell

The famous Raith v Hearts 'friendly' where Levein broke Graham Hogg's nose, resulting in Hogg being stretcherd off and Levein being sent off!

dave mclaren

A certain game at Tynecastle against Killie in 1965. :(


Hearts 1 Dundee 7 which makes two weeks ago Hearts and my 40th anniversary We havent always been happy together but stuck with it for the sake of the kids :)


OCT 13th 2001 Hearts 3 - 0 St Johnstone Jaunjo 26,61 Adam 37


Think I'm one of the first who endured a 0-0 in my first game. Was against Dundee with players such as Snodin and Van De Ven in the team. Must have been early 90s.


My dad took me to visit my Grandad who lived in ayr must have been early 70s think we got beat, but will always remember sitting in there main stand surrounded by lots of old men in flat caps and raincoats still refuse to go back there in case their still there :?

Gorgie Gav

First game - May 14th? 1990.
Tynie, premier league - Hearts 1 Rangers 1
Sure the scorers were Dave Mcpherson for Hearts and a Stuart Munro penalty for Rangers.
About 22,000 at Tynie!!! Happy days!


I was 7. Against Alloa in the Coca Cola Cup as it was then

Ade the Jambo

Sat 29 November 1975 at Tynie; 3-3 v Motherwell on a beautiful crisp late autumn day. I'd come from England to go to Uni. Willie Pettigrew was getting a lot of favourable comment and I went to see what all the fuss was about (He scored). Hearts leveled to 3 all with the dodgiest penalty dive I've seen from that day to this!


Hibs 3 Hearts 0 Easter Road, New Years Day 1976 I think.


1968 Cup Final v Dunfermline. Mind you it didn't put me off and still going strong after all these years. Just let me see them win at least one more trophy and have my son there to see it!:D

john the jambo

wolves Texaco cup final 1-3 14th april 1971canny remember much about the game was only 3


Mine was a friendly versus Spurs, either 1990 or 1991 I believe!


hearts 3 vs Celtic 2 at typecast in 1987 (i think). our football coach at balgreen primary took our whole team to the game because we did so well that year. :D

cameronadam against dundee 76/77 i think,the attendance is still a record to this day for the first div.
Willins Think it was 92/93 season v Aberdeen

they had that navy blue with yellow stripes away kit.

Was at tynecastle and we lost 2-1 was in summer if i remember correctly near the end of the season.

Jambo lass My first game was during 85- 86 against Motherwell. Think we won 3-0. Am sure Robbo and MacKay scored.
jambodan Mines was a League game against Dunfermline in 1971 i think we won 2-1 but the atmosphere really grabbed me even though i was only 5 years old, and only about ten thousand at the game.
Probably been been at to about a thousand jambo games since then, but that will always stick in my memory
scottishguy No idea what my first game was as i was about 4 or 5(72/73).How some folk on here can remember who we played and that score at that age i'll never know.
harrykim Benfica, October 1960 (had to look up the date). Some little shoite tried to pick my pocket. Wouldn't have got much - I was all of 13.
Next game was Tarff Rovers 9-0 in the Cup.
wayne second last home game in 1980/81 season against kilmarnock, won 1 0, lowest ever hearts crowd 1866, still the only way was up from there
munro9 1960/70 season, beat ayr utd 2-0 , for years thought the smell of the brewery was bovril!
gorgierule From what i can remember, it was a midweek friendly against man united around 1986-87, think they won 1-0.
shona hearts Mines was roughly 1985-86 (I was about 6-7) dont know know what game exactly but I remember it was in the main stand and when I saw the pitch I was like "wow"! I DO remember Dens Park in 86 - I was there and it was heartbreaking!
jack D and coke The day we won promotion back to the premier league. 83-84 i think. Pretty sure we beat Hamilton 2-0. Massive pitch invasion at the end. Start of something that has at times drove me clean off ma nut but i do love the old JT's!
Willins 1993/94 season, against Aberdeen, we lost 2-1!
oh ah grantona newcastle at home aug 1987 think we lost 1-0 i was only 3 and didnt like the noise now i make the noise
Stokesy Last game of the 91/92 season. We needed to beat Motherwell and hope that Hibs beat Celtic at Parkhead so that we would go into the Uefa Cup. Bannon and Ferguson gave us a 2-0 win and the Hobos won 2-1
davemclaren 1965, the day Kilmarnock won the league at Tynie...things are better now.
the dalry llama 1-1 against Airdrie 16/10/71
Freebird I can't for the life of me remember what game it was or what year it was in, but during the pre-match warm up John Robertson kicked me in the face with a ball

Naturally, being really young I burst into tears. He then came over and apologised and gave me his training top

Totally worth it.

luckydug August 1957 hearts 9 - 2 v queens park in the league cup we went on to win the league in a canter record points and goals only lost one game that season v clyde 0 - 1 at shawfield.H earts were so far in front league was in the bag by easter.
Jambolass Season 85-86 vs Motherwell. Remember sitting on the wee benches wishing I was in the shed.

We won 3-0 I think.

JAYEL I think everyone should post the link from london hearts site of their 1st game.For years i thought the score was 4-2.Taken along by my dad who only every really went to the New Years day games.
Buffalo Bill Around 1981 or 1982, First Division midweek game.

My brother might have paid about 80p to get me in.

All I can remember was that Henry Smith had a perm and someone (Addison?) scored a late diving header. I spent the entire match looking for pieces of paper on the ground to collect. The purspose of which was to throw it all in the air to do an 'Argentina'.

Morry the mid 80's. Ide ask my Dad but hes on holiday. I know my 1st ever Hearts game was away to bathgate and i was only 5 weeks the story goes.

I still have memories of sitting on the plastic benches right next to the the Shed corner with the 'golden river'.

Auld Jock Yep, It seemed like that Dave,
For Me It would have been around 1965,
School end with my auld man(it will always be the school end,
Never the roseburn)
We beat Partick 1-0......
Im sure the goal was scored by Don Kerrigan.
Cue everyone under 30 going ...WHO ?
I was only 7.
And I said WHO ?
Little did I know,
It would be 33 years till We won a trophy
Mind those years,
Met some great pals and had some laughs....
Also developed a liking for blues music and drink..
weemarky 06 April 1994. Just looked it up on the london hearts website. Thats some database there Congrats to whoever keeps that runnin!

Anyway i went to the game with my dad. Not a regular jambo by any strech of the imagination. Still sits on the fence to this day! we parked the car and went to the game, i loved it an while walking bak to the car we soon realised it was nowhere to be seen. After asking the police officer's about it he found the car was impounded because my dad in his wisdom decided to park nxt to the buses!! we ended up getting a lift home in the back of a police van! Needless to say my mum wasn't very impressed and most games from then i've taken the bus!

heart of lothian Originally Posted by Buffalo Bill
Around 1981 or 1982, First Division midweek game.


Could have been the same season as me, cant recall my first home game but first away was Q.O.S. in the cup. Seems to me if you were under 16 and without an adult you were not allowed into the terracing! I spent my first year looking wistfully over at The Shed!

Peter Olivers Army My first 'proper' match at Tynie was an instantly forgettable 0-0 draw with Airdrie in a 1972 League Cup match.

However, I'll always remember the first time I saw a game there. It must have been around 1970 and my ma had taken me to the picture house in Gorgie Road (Tivoli?). Afterwards I managed to drag her down to Tynie for a reserve game against Falkirk. Have no recollection of the score but I remember the lanky big centre forward scoring a double, who I later found out was Harry Kinnear.

Groatallar New Year game 1967 v Hibs which I think was 0-0 (I was nearly 5)

The only things I remember are
It was freezing
The toilets were smelly
Sitting on my Dad's and his friend's shoulders

The clearest memory I have is the disbelief that anyone could support Hibs over Hearts (my Dad's friend was a Hibee)

DigrsSlopBukit My dad took me to a midweek game in 1979 when i was about 10 just to shut me up as he has no interest in fitbaa

HMFC 0 Greenock Morton 1

A certain Andie Ritchie scored the vital goal that evening and dad moaned the whole way home that he never got an action replay of the goal

Took me to Hampden to a Scotland game that same year,only two matches he ever went to but that was me hooked for life

Mugwa Originally Posted by Jambolass
Season 85-86 vs Motherwell. Remember sitting on the wee benches wishing I was in the shed.

Scary, that was my first game as well. I was in the family enclosure which is now section N.

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