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You can be absolutely sure you remember seeing Matt Le Tissier sticking it in past a hapless Mark Crossley from 12 yards but that didn’t really happen, because that’s the only penalty Matt didn’t score out of the 48. But memory in football isn’t about remembering, it’s about what you can’t forget - your first match, your first bit of kit, your first time seeing your heroes, the first villain, the dawning of that inescapable truth that football is pretty incredible when you strip it down to those indelible moments that define our teams, their history and our relationship with football.
So what is your first football memory and what does it mean for you?
We asked a number of our favourite creatives to draw theirs so we can show them to you at the festival, along with the stories behind them. And we’re going to auction these incredible one-off works to raise funds for our charity partner, the Sporting Memories Foundation, and to raise awareness of the brilliant work they do helping people suffering from depression, dementia and loneliness through sports reminiscing.
One-off creations for the exhibition have kindly been donated by: