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Gary Lineker names Notts County game as one of his most memorable matches

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Gary Lineker, legendary Leicester City / Tottenham Hotspur / England striker, Match of the Day commentator, lover of thinly sliced fried potatoes and opinionated Twittererer, has spoken of a game he took part in against Notts County as one of his six most memorable games of all time.

Over to FourFourTwo magazine (link here):

April 24, 1979: Notts County 0-1 Leicester

My debut for Leicester was pretty hopeless; I scored my first goal about seven games into my career on a cold, dark night at Meadow Lane.

Leicester were near the bottom of the old Second Division, but I managed to get on the end of a Mick Duffy cross to get us a win.

I’d had no trouble scoring goals before then but I was worried I’d be found out in the first team, so it was a relief to prove I could do it. Everything else followed from that night.

Was anyone at the game? What did you think about this young whippersnapper called Gary Lineker at the time?

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Even before the redevelopment Meadow Lane was a brilliant venue, I enjoy watching old clips and when I can hear stories about how the ground came alive on match days. It's nice to know that Gary Lineker feels the same way with regards to it.

I think my most memorable game watching Notts at home would have been when we was in the old First Division and pushing for automatics.

Back when I asked my grandfather if Notts would gain promotion to the Premier League, his blunt and funny response came true (Notts ended up slipping down towards the relegation zone) but I forget who we defeated 2-0.

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