Sunday, November 13, 2011

Blogathon: Football Memories

One of the charities I'm hoping to benefit from next weekend's blogathon is Alzheimer Scotland.

There are a number of reasons for that choice but one of them is their excellent Football Reminiscence Project.

Simply it's a project that put volunteers in touch with football fans who suffer from dementia. The game is then used - with some excellent results - to help stimulate memories.

You can get now get involved by sharing your own football memories on the excellent Football Memories website.

After thinking long and hard I've chosen a game as my favourite memory. A European night when Easter Road rediscovered its roar:

"The ground was rocking. The players seemed to draw strength from the fans. Suddenly a wave pre-match optimism turned into an orgy of belief. Anything became possible.

"Hibs exploded out from the kick-off. AEK looked rattled, their contingent of travelling supporters looked shocked."


Please check out the site and add your own memories.

And of course, if you're able to donate to the blogathon that would be massively appreciated:

Donate to the Scottish Football Blog Blogathon, 19 November 2011