Born in Salford, we must be his second team….
Imagine this, when russel sang that at PNE I was in tears thinking of my mum and dad. Stood in a football crowd crying. do you know what else? When i looked around I saw so many grown men in tears like me. It was a very special moment.
I'm sure Russell Watson's first 'gig' at Deepdale was against Millwall..... I always remember the Millwall fans chanting "who the facking hell are you"I remember one of his early appearances at Deepdale, he sang Nessun Dorma and absolutely brought the house down. I'm sure he has a big affection for PNE. Cracking set of pipes on him that lad
They did. I remember it was pre match and when he started people were flooding out of the concourse to watch. I’m sure they were singing “who the f’ing hell are you?” at the start but as you say he got a great ovation at the end.They ended up giving him a standing ovation by the end
I used to be largely immune to this sort of thing but since Ive had kids it hardly takes anything to set me off! I suppose you get to an age where you’re more likely to have lost people you care about.Imagine this, when russel sang that at PNE I was in tears thinking of my mum and dad. Stood in a football crowd crying. do you know what else? When i looked around I saw so many grown men in tears like me. It was a very special moment.
Always makes me laugh when I think of this. He turned round to all corners of the ground. Millwall were in the Pavillion stand back then - he turned around so the other stands so quickly!
That would have been Tony WarnerI think it was also, I think it was 1999/2000 promotion season.
If I remember correctly there was a bit of controversy when the Millwall goalie viciously attacked one of our very young ball boys who tried to give him the ball back but it was accidentally stuck in his hands and the goalie thought he was doing it on purpose because time was running out and he thought there was a slight chance they could get an equaliser.