My first game was as a 10-year old (with free tickets from Richie Williams football training at Findern school on a Sunday morning), losing 2-1 to Southend United*, back-end of 1995. Then the somewhat underwhelming appointment of Jim Smith (boy was I wrong about that!).
Obviously I remember Stimac, Sturridge, Chris Powell all being great, but also the complete ratters in Carsley and Sean Flynn, bloody ugly footballers!
*incidentally I held it against my dad for years for making us stand on the Popside whilst all my mates had the lovely plush seats in the Normanton Upper - how I was wrong about the Popside too!