I was stationd at St Athan R A F camp late 60s early 70s when my friend Mick Delve and I went to see Wales and England at Ninian Park, Kevin Keegan was making his debut I think Clemence Hughes and of course John Toshack were playing, like silly young men we ran on to the pitch before the game to wish Kevin and Clemo luck, Emlyn was collecting the track suit tops they had discarded to take them back to the touch line. We approached Clemo who was taking the ball out of the net when he seen these two figures dressed in red( Wales played in red that day ) he sort of went white with fright, we reassured him we were scousers and he seemed relieved. Kevin on the other hand knew we werer scousers and talked to us a little , we wished him luck then the police man collared us well me, and Kevin to his good nature told the policeman we had travelled from Liverpool to wish the team and the Liverpool players Toshak included a good game,non hearing this the policeman took me to the edge of the wall of the terace and said in a not so bad way on your way, he let me go and I fell over the wall. not ending there, the welsh suppoerters had seen us get back into the terace and began a march from where they were standing toward us where we were, wow we said worried, we turned our coats inside out and now just waited for the contingent to get to us, they arrived asked where the two Idiots were that ran on the pitch and got no good answer and left us there . phew! that was a game to remember. Thankls Kev!
Kevin Keegan had a very successful time playing for SV Hamburg in Germany from 1977 to 1980 when he joined Southampton.
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