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    old grounds

    Post by outsider on Thu 19 Nov 2015, 5:40 am

    Came across this in mail on line, few memories of old grounds, old dell was first game when I started going regular with my lad over 25 years ago.

    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/football/article-3322493/Football-grounds-Highbury-Roker-Park-look-memorable-stadiums-used-today.html
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    Post by Stockport Ram on Thu 19 Nov 2015, 6:55 am

    Good spot.

    For those of you on facespace, bookworm, mytwat, or whatever its called, there's a fabulous closed group entitled "Lost football grounds of England, Wales and Scotland".

    I have wasted many a happy nostalgic hour on there.
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    Post by outsider on Thu 19 Nov 2015, 7:39 am

    Stockport Ram wrote:Good spot.

    For those of you on facespace, bookworm, mytwat, or whatever its called, there's a fabulous closed group entitled "Lost football grounds of England, Wales and Scotland".

    I have wasted many a happy nostalgic hour on there.

    Is this it ?

    http://www.footballgroundguide.com/leagues/old-british-football-grounds-and-stands.html

    When I was a pup used to go to Somerton park Newport. Great watching derby visit there in 70s I think and then see derby crowd chanting.... Memories
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    Post by Stockport Ram on Fri 20 Nov 2015, 6:49 am

    I was at Somerton Park on New Years Day c 1985 when our game was abandoned after half an hour.

    Its a facebook group, but I love both of your links.
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    Post by outsider on Fri 20 Nov 2015, 7:29 am

    Was there to in Newport end, soaked, losing 1 nil as well as far as I can remember
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    Post by Stockport Ram on Fri 20 Nov 2015, 7:34 am

    outsider wrote:Was there to in Newport end, soaked, losing 1 nil as well as far as I can remember


    The ironic thing was that my mate's car broke down about 5 minutes from our house in Stockport, and we were sweating on the AA getting there quickly to get us to the game on time !  It only started raining when we got to Wales, too....

    I still have this image of Gary Micklewhite punting the ball ahead of himself and taking on the full back, only to be nutmegged by his own pass as the ball landed in front of him and sank in a small pond - he promptly ran past it as it went straight through his legs !

    You are right - I think we went behind to a penalty.
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    Post by outsider on Fri 20 Nov 2015, 7:42 am

    Maybe its my age but I like looking at all grounds, I can remember the travelling all goes with football in them days but can never remember results :o

    There was some shit holes but atmosphere was alot better, terracing made football bitd.
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    Post by Mitten State Ram on Sat 21 Nov 2015, 4:47 am

    I've been on most of those grounds with my old man.

    The two matches at which I remember being the coldest I've ever been were at Ayresome Park and the Victoria Ground; both occasions ended in utterly uninspiring draws. The way the wind would blow right off the North Sea and directly into away fans' faces at Sunderland was brutal. At Elm Park I remember the bogs just being roofless breeze-block walls around a tile trough in the ground with weeds growing out of the cracks. Perhaps the non-communist world's most deservedly demolished stadium. I remember the wooden floor of the upper deck at the Dell. The place seemed like a giant fire hazard, but it made fantastic noise when everyone stamped their feet. Saw a nice away win there not long before they moved out. And I remember getting soaked at the Vetch because I wanted to stand near the pitch for an F.A. Cup fourth round tie.

    Probably just being sentimental, but I think I'd rather stand on any one of those grounds than visit the modern space ships they've all been replaced with. Especially the one just off the Normanton Road in DE1.



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    Post by Stockport Ram on Sat 21 Nov 2015, 9:07 am

    Mitten State Ram wrote:I've been on most of those grounds with my old man.

    The two matches at which I remember being the coldest I've ever been were at Ayresome Park and the Victoria Ground; both occasions ended in utterly uninspiring draws. The way the wind would blow right off the North Sea and directly into away fans' faces at Sunderland was brutal. At Elm Park I remember the bogs just being roofless breeze-block walls around a tile trough in the ground with weeds growing out of the cracks. Perhaps the non-communist world's most deservedly demolished stadium. I remember the wooden floor of the upper deck at the Dell. The place seemed like a giant fire hazard, but it made fantastic noise when everyone stamped their feet. Saw a nice away win there not long before they moved out. And I remember getting soaked at the Vetch because I wanted to stand near the pitch for an F.A. Cup fourth round tie.

    Probably just being sentimental, but I think I'd rather stand on any one of those grounds than visit the modern space ships they've all been replaced with. Especially the one just off the Normanton Road in DE1.


    I couldn't agree more.
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    Post by Jackal on Sat 05 Dec 2015, 5:47 pm

    I think the coldest match I went to was against Donny Rovers at Belle Vue in the league cup (Billy Davies ere).Tuesday night around November/December? I think we were 3-0 down at halftime but came back to take it to penalties. We lost them about 13-12 I think.



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