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Coldest Football Ground

Postby ElectroClaret » Fri Jun 14, 2019 10:55 pm

Hartlepool. When that North Sea wind blows off the docks.
Other opinions are available.
However, they're simply wrong.

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Re: Coldest Football Ground

Postby Local cricketer » Fri Jun 14, 2019 10:57 pm

Oldham

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Re: Coldest Football Ground

Postby dsr » Fri Jun 14, 2019 10:57 pm

ElectroClaret wrote:Hartlepool. When that wind blows off the docks.
Other opinions are available.
However, they're simply wrong.

OK?

Nope. Bacup Borough.

Hartlepool may be the coldest League ground. I'll grant you that. I'm a bit more up to date with northern racetracks, and Hexham wins that particular coldest prize, for probably the same reason - the east wind from Russia.

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Re: Coldest Football Ground

Postby ElectroClaret » Fri Jun 14, 2019 11:00 pm

Local cricketer wrote:Oldham


Oldham's like the Caribbean compared to Hartlepool.

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Re: Coldest Football Ground

Postby gandhisflipflop » Fri Jun 14, 2019 11:03 pm

I don't know what it's like usually but the Ricoh arena is the coldest I've ever been on an away game. That includes being told to go and sit in a puddled seat at Crewe!

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Re: Coldest Football Ground

Postby Wokingclaret » Fri Jun 14, 2019 11:04 pm

Hull old ground

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Re: Coldest Football Ground

Postby tim_noone » Fri Jun 14, 2019 11:04 pm

dsr wrote:Nope. Bacup Borough.

Hartlepool may be the coldest League ground. I'll grant you that. I'm a bit more up to date with northern racetracks, and Hexham wins that particular coldest prize, for probably the same reason - the east wind from Russia.

And Trawden Rec.

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Re: Coldest Football Ground

Postby ayrshireclaret83 » Fri Jun 14, 2019 11:09 pm

Grimsby

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Re: Coldest Football Ground

Postby ClaretTony » Fri Jun 14, 2019 11:12 pm

I’m with the OP - that day at Hartlepool in 1985/86 was as bad as anything with the rain sweeping in off the North Sea. We were supposedly under cover but it might as well not been there.
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Re: Coldest Football Ground

Postby tim_noone » Fri Jun 14, 2019 11:17 pm

ClaretTony wrote:I’m with the OP - that day at Hartlepool in 1985/86 was as bad as anything with the rain sweeping in off the North Sea. We were supposedly under cover but it might as well not been there.

Spurs this season at wembley was it as Bad.....?

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Re: Coldest Football Ground

Postby timshorts » Fri Jun 14, 2019 11:21 pm

Barrow.

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Re: Coldest Football Ground

Postby RammyClaret61 » Fri Jun 14, 2019 11:21 pm

2nd Jan 1995, Fratton Park. Cold doesn’t begin to discribe it!!
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Re: Coldest Football Ground

Postby Bin Ont Turf » Fri Jun 14, 2019 11:22 pm

Yes Hartlepool.

But the Beehole was no picnic at times in the late 80's with a few hundred on and the weather being inclement.

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Re: Coldest Football Ground

Postby ElectroClaret » Fri Jun 14, 2019 11:25 pm

Apart from Hartlepool, the horizontal rain at Bury in the Sherpa (when Comstive scored that peno) also stands out. As do several others.
But Hartlepool the most consistent.

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Re: Coldest Football Ground

Postby TheFamilyCat » Fri Jun 14, 2019 11:37 pm

I watched England u-21’s at Roker Park in Jan/Feb 1996 and it is the coldest I have ever been.

I was a student at Sunderland at the time and during that cold snap our hearing went off one night; I went to bed fully dressed in a sleeping bag under the duvet, wearing a bobble hat. And I was still shivering.

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Re: Coldest Football Ground

Postby dsr » Fri Jun 14, 2019 11:41 pm

TheFamilyCat wrote:I watched England u-21’s at Roker Park in Jan/Feb 1996 and it is the coldest I have ever been.

I was a student at Sunderland at the time and during that cold snap our hearing went off one night; I went to bed fully dressed in a sleeping bag under the duvet, wearing a bobble hat. And I was still shivering.

Couldn't you have just used a megaphone? :twisted:
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Re: Coldest Football Ground

Postby South West Claret. » Fri Jun 14, 2019 11:47 pm

RammyClaret61 wrote:2nd Jan 1995, Fratton Park. Cold doesn’t begin to discribe it!!


Yes I remember that one as well, lost 2-0 didn’t we?
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Re: Coldest Football Ground

Postby Spike » Sat Jun 15, 2019 12:04 am

Got to agree with Hartlepool and Pompey!
It was Baltic in the Lego stand at the Lashers

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Re: Coldest Football Ground

Postby mkmel » Sat Jun 15, 2019 12:08 am

RammyClaret61 wrote:2nd Jan 1995, Fratton Park. Cold doesn’t begin to discribe it!!


It was bloody freezing that day

That was the game where Marlon seemed to slip on ice on the pitch causing him to handle the ball outside his box and get sent off

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Re: Coldest Football Ground

Postby welsbyswife » Sat Jun 15, 2019 12:11 am

Can't remember what year it was, probably about 1995, but the wettest and coldest I've ever been at a football match was Broomfield Road. I wasn't even in the open terrace but in the covered bit to the side but the wind was lashing the rain straight in. Unpleasant evening.

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Re: Coldest Football Ground

Postby Bin Ont Turf » Sat Jun 15, 2019 12:13 am

welsbyswife wrote:Can't remember what year it was, probably about 1995, but the wettest and coldest I've ever been at a football match was Broomfield Road.


Home of Brushpool FC?

:D
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Re: Coldest Football Ground

Postby welsbyswife » Sat Jun 15, 2019 12:15 am

Bloody predictive text ☺

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Re: Coldest Football Ground

Postby tim_noone » Sat Jun 15, 2019 12:25 am

Late November 87 Peterborough 5 Burnley 0 The coldest I've ever been on my way to a Football match.Exiting the Circ at 2am it seemed a good Idea at the time!

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Re: Coldest Football Ground

Postby cricketfieldclarets » Sat Jun 15, 2019 12:53 am

3 gams stand out for me.

Coventry away November one year. Think Marlon King played. Was absolutely freezing. Coldest away game I can remember.
Peterborough at home a bit more recently. Think Jay scored a wonder goal that day.
Abroad, Slavia Prague in March 2010. I think the only reason I didn't freeze to death was the mulled wine!
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Re: Coldest Football Ground

Postby Quicknick » Sat Jun 15, 2019 1:14 am

Port Vale one night against Lincoln in the FA cup midweek in 1981. I was living just up the road in Kidsgrove.

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Re: Coldest Football Ground

Postby Darnhill Claret » Sat Jun 15, 2019 1:27 am

Another vote for Roker Park.

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Re: Coldest Football Ground

Postby JimMcDonald » Sat Jun 15, 2019 1:47 am

Turf Moor

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Re: Coldest Football Ground

Postby AfloatinClaret » Sat Jun 15, 2019 4:13 am

Consistently I'd say Barnsley, though I think for the single coldest day watching Burnley was one grim Saturday afternoon in the mid-80's at of all places Orient. When we arrived at the away supporters turnstile the stewards advised that they'd cleared the last bay of the adjacent stand and that those parties including ladies or children could go in there rather than out onto the open end terrace; up to that moment I thought there'd just been me, a mate and the missus in our group, I soon discovered there were about eight other blokes with us.
I recall it being 0-0 at half time and as the teams/officials were heading in to the dressing rooms a strong east-Lancs voice called to the referee and suggested that he "blow the whistle again, call it a draw and we'll all take the early train home", which got a bit of a laugh. Perhaps ten minutes into the second half Orient scored and soon after an east-London voice called out "you'll not be wanting that full time whistle now". A good laugh and into the silence that followed the east-Lancs voice returned: "No, I'm so f%%*ing cold, I'll take the loss if we can just go back up north where it's warm." That comment brought the house down! I think the final result was 1-0, might've been two, but we certainly didn't win as it was during my wife's 'first eight years' of watching - she NEVER once saw us win until Scunthorpe in about 1991.

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Re: Coldest Football Ground

Postby Vegas Claret » Sat Jun 15, 2019 4:26 am

Portsmouth, we lost 2-0, we um-ba-bad for 90 mins to keep warm, one of the lads we were with accidentally left his coat on the coach and was turning blue - one of the Pompey stewards gave him his bright orange jacket for 70 mins cause he could see what was happening. To this day I've never experienced a temperature that cold at a footy match
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Re: Coldest Football Ground

Postby Suratclaret » Sat Jun 15, 2019 6:44 am

Middlesbrough's old ground Ayresome Park...cold, windy and very wet.still shiver when I recall going there.

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Re: Coldest Football Ground

Postby Woodleyclaret » Sat Jun 15, 2019 7:26 am

Turf Moor Stoke at home 2017 -18 season
A late Ash Barnes winner made getting hypothermia worthwhile though

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Re: Coldest Football Ground

Postby Blackrod » Sat Jun 15, 2019 7:37 am

Hartlepool

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Re: Coldest Football Ground

Postby Pommieclaret » Sat Jun 15, 2019 8:02 am

Madden Rec Bacup freezing even in summer

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Re: Coldest Football Ground

Postby frankinwales » Sat Jun 15, 2019 8:03 am

For me .......Turf Moor at home to Leicester last year, I was soaked buying my ticket from the ticket office, never got dry, I arrived early and had to stand outside waiting for the turnstiles to open, and could not stop shaking, the game did little to warm me up also.........


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Re: Coldest Football Ground

Postby Hendrickxz » Sat Jun 15, 2019 8:06 am

The match at the Turf where JRod scored a wonder goal (against Peterborough?) was a chiller thriller. I went for a pint after the match and ended up leaving some (virtually unheard of!) because it started snowing and I was fearing getting stuck up Fence. A few people I know jacked that match at half time it was so cold. The Crown Ground at Accrington is a cold hole as well...

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Re: Coldest Football Ground

Postby Buxtonclaret » Sat Jun 15, 2019 8:09 am

The old Roker Park open end was very cold. Though as BoT says, an almost empty Beehole end could be bad.

But non of them compares to Silverlands at Buxton, where you often comb the frost out of your eyebrows at half time. ;)

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Re: Coldest Football Ground

Postby Vintage Claret » Sat Jun 15, 2019 8:15 am

Suppose it depends what time of the year it is but coldest I remember at an away game was Gillingham and Rotherham.
Turf Moor can be a tad inclement though, think coldest has to be that Saturday game (against Peterborough, I think, Jay Rod got a late equaliser) anyway, freezing sleet was blowing horizontally across the longside and everyone was stood up as it was just too cold to sit!

We went for a drink after the game and when we came out of the pub after about an hour there was at least 6 inches of snow on the ground and everwhere was in gridlock with a blizzard in full swing and traffic at a standstill.

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Re: Coldest Football Ground

Postby Wuggawumphwumph » Sat Jun 15, 2019 8:17 am

That game at the Ricoh was a bit chilly to say the least

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Re: Coldest Football Ground

Postby Longside4evr » Sat Jun 15, 2019 8:19 am

Plymouth's home park ground i actually got frost bit on my toes the one in the snow coaches had to set off at midnight to get their i must have been mad
Franchise is quite cold as well that half done concrete bowl

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Re: Coldest Football Ground

Postby 7decades » Sat Jun 15, 2019 8:34 am

Portsmouth

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Re: Coldest Football Ground

Postby dandeclaret » Sat Jun 15, 2019 9:13 am

Riverside Middlesbrough on the night that we played Darlington in the FA Cup there.

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Re: Coldest Football Ground

Postby Tricky Trevor » Sat Jun 15, 2019 9:16 am

Oldham.

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Re: Coldest Football Ground

Postby bfcjg » Sat Jun 15, 2019 9:24 am

Another vote for the Turf. I've stood on the Bee Hole in blizzards.

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Re: Coldest Football Ground

Postby dougcollins » Sat Jun 15, 2019 9:36 am

Coldest I've ever been was at the Ricoh.

Hard to argue with Harlepool or Grimsby though.

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Re: Coldest Football Ground

Postby 1989_claret » Sat Jun 15, 2019 9:44 am

Ricoh Arena for our first visit. Think we got beat 1-0.

Grimsby when we played them in the FA Cup 3rd round and drew 2-2.

Millwall when it had snowed which I think it was the 13/14 promotion season.

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Re: Coldest Football Ground

Postby Steve1956 » Sat Jun 15, 2019 9:51 am

Bacup Rec,Sunday morning in January,forget that Sunday morning in July.
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Re: Coldest Football Ground

Postby Jakubs Tash » Sat Jun 15, 2019 9:55 am

Stoke City has to be up there.... it was ok for our first game in the Premier League but I've been there on days when it has been incredibly cold!

Can't argue about Hartlepool either, to be fair.

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Re: Coldest Football Ground

Postby ClaretTony » Sat Jun 15, 2019 10:01 am

tim_noone wrote:Spurs this season at wembley was it as Bad.....?


Was horrendous at Wembley last season but incomparable with that day at Hartlepool.

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Re: Coldest Football Ground

Postby gandhisflipflop » Sat Jun 15, 2019 10:42 am

Vintage Claret wrote:Suppose it depends what time of the year it is but coldest I remember at an away game was Gillingham and Rotherham.
Turf Moor can be a tad inclement though, think coldest has to be that Saturday game (against Peterborough, I think, Jay Rod got a late equaliser) anyway, freezing sleet was blowing horizontally across the longside and everyone was stood up as it was just too cold to sit!

We went for a drink after the game and when we came out of the pub after about an hour there was at least 6 inches of snow on the ground and everwhere was in gridlock with a blizzard in full swing and traffic at a standstill.


That Peterborough game was the coldest I've ever been on a game too including home games. The crowd at one point was chanting "it's ******* freezing I want to go home". I'm sure jayrods goal was the winner that day though?

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Re: Coldest Football Ground

Postby ClaretTony » Sat Jun 15, 2019 10:43 am

gandhisflipflop wrote:That Peterborough game was the coldest I've ever been on a game too including home games. The crowd at one point was chanting "it's ******* freezing I want to go home". I'm sure jayrods goal was the winner that day though?


That was the day I had to walk home when the X43 couldn't get past P3 on Manchester Road. One of the worst ever for a home game I would think.
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