How Many Of These Defunct English Football Grounds Have You Been To?

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How Many Of These Defunct English Football Grounds Have You Been To?

Post by Spijed » Sat Apr 11, 2020 3:38 pm

How Many Of These Defunct English Football Grounds Have You Been To?

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Post by bodge » Sat Apr 11, 2020 3:41 pm

25 for me spijed, some real shockers like Doncaster and Wigan.

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Post by lakedistrictclaret » Sat Apr 11, 2020 3:42 pm

32, but there'll be some who have done more.

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Post by TheFamilyCat » Sat Apr 11, 2020 3:46 pm

Wigan by far the worst of the 15 I've been to. Millmoor and Scarborough probably next.

Bloomfield Road and The Shay in the early '90's probably as bad but aren't defunct.

I quite liked Highfield Road though.
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Post by evensteadiereddie » Sat Apr 11, 2020 3:50 pm

24 for me. Millmoor had the hottest pie I've probably ever had. I bought it early on in the game and it lasted me til half-time. Damn near radioactive, I reckon.

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Post by TVC15 » Sat Apr 11, 2020 3:51 pm

21 for me.

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Post by Devils_Advocate » Sat Apr 11, 2020 3:52 pm

16 watching Burnley plus the Don Valley to watch the Arctic Monkeys

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Post by ClaretPope » Sat Apr 11, 2020 3:53 pm

Also 32.

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Post by expoultryboy » Sat Apr 11, 2020 3:56 pm

33

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Post by expoultryboy » Sat Apr 11, 2020 3:58 pm

The 33 includes seeing the rolling stones at don valley ( voodoo tour) .

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Post by Bosscat » Sat Apr 11, 2020 3:58 pm

15 for me👍

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Post by Funkydrummer » Sat Apr 11, 2020 4:01 pm

14 for me.

As previously mentioned, I think Wigan and Halifax were on a parr for crapness !!

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Post by dsr » Sat Apr 11, 2020 4:03 pm

31. It amazes me how many away games I used to go to in 3rd/4th division days. (It amazes me more to think, why? :shock: )
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Post by Clarets4me » Sat Apr 11, 2020 4:06 pm

A paltry 11 ... I was still chasing eggs on a Saturday for a lot of this period ...

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Post by timshorts » Sat Apr 11, 2020 4:34 pm

19.
Plus Watling street, Coventry new place where Chris eagles scored that goal and York Street which may or may not be now defunct depending on whether there are any more games played this season.

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Post by ClaretTony » Sat Apr 11, 2020 4:42 pm

37 of them watching Burnley. The only two I haven’t been to are the old Burton & Wycombe grounds.

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Post by Aclaret » Sat Apr 11, 2020 4:53 pm

28, thought I would have done more.

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Post by Jimmymaccer » Sat Apr 11, 2020 4:58 pm

23 for me...........happy days they were as well,...........

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Post by IanMcL » Sat Apr 11, 2020 5:03 pm

19.
I don't remember Burnley playing Wycombe Wanderers at an old ground, but if we did, then I would have been there, so that would be 20.

19 for certain.

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Post by Woodleyclaret » Sat Apr 11, 2020 5:24 pm

20

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Post by longhair » Sat Apr 11, 2020 5:26 pm

18 for me

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Post by Claretitus » Sat Apr 11, 2020 5:29 pm

It's a 16 from me too.

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Post by ClaretTony » Sat Apr 11, 2020 5:34 pm

IanMcL wrote:
Sat Apr 11, 2020 5:03 pm
19.
I don't remember Burnley playing Wycombe Wanderers at an old ground, but if we did, then I would have been there, so that would be 20.

19 for certain.
Only played them at Adams Park
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Post by bobinho » Sat Apr 11, 2020 5:38 pm

A paltry 11.

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Post by Funkydrummer » Sat Apr 11, 2020 5:40 pm

ClaretTony wrote:
Sat Apr 11, 2020 4:42 pm
37 of them watching Burnley. The only two I haven’t been to are the old Burton & Wycombe grounds.
Last time I was at Adams Park, there were too many of us to fit behind the goals and we had
to sit in one of the side stands, right in the glare of the sun for nearly the whole game.

Good times.

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Post by ClaretTony » Sat Apr 11, 2020 5:41 pm

Funkydrummer wrote:
Sat Apr 11, 2020 5:40 pm
Last time I was at Adams Park, there were too many of us to fit behind the goals and we had
to sit in one of the side stands, right in the glare of the sun for nearly the whole game.

Good times.
I think that might have been the Waddle season. I can certainly remember looking into the sun all afternoon.

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Post by TheFamilyCat » Sat Apr 11, 2020 5:50 pm

ClaretTony wrote:
Sat Apr 11, 2020 5:41 pm
I think that might have been the Waddle season. I can certainly remember looking into the sun all afternoon.
Not being able to see the game may well have been a blessing (depends if it was pre or post Christmas)

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Post by FCBurnley » Sat Apr 11, 2020 5:57 pm

34 for me

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Post by FCBurnley » Sat Apr 11, 2020 6:00 pm

Why is Peel Park not on list. Saw Burnley play there in friendly. 58 I think

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Post by Vino blanco » Sat Apr 11, 2020 6:03 pm

Another with 32 here.

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Post by Vino blanco » Sat Apr 11, 2020 6:04 pm

33 if you include Peel Park.

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Post by Quickenthetempo » Sat Apr 11, 2020 6:09 pm

Only 11, but I'm not sure what the Chester ground was called when I went?

Mid 90s, Sunday lunch kick off rings a bell?

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Post by Erasmus » Sat Apr 11, 2020 6:17 pm

Just six for me. That's what comes of living abroad and then playing most Saturdays.

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Post by Elizabeth » Sat Apr 11, 2020 6:22 pm

When I was able to travel away I wanted to take my dad on an away game.
Going to Springfield Park, Wigan was talked about so that was the experience I wanted to share with my dad.
We firstly ended up at the Wigan Rugby ground but eventually I got my dad to the football ground.
It had been a good day sharing some drinks but as soon as we got into the ground we both wanted a wee.
There were no toilets so we looked to a policeman to help. He could only point to some coaches behind the goals with the message to join everyone else!

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Post by TheFamilyCat » Sat Apr 11, 2020 6:24 pm

Quickenthetempo wrote:
Sat Apr 11, 2020 6:09 pm
Only 11, but I'm not sure what the Chester ground was called when I went?

Mid 90s, Sunday lunch kick off rings a bell?
Thst sounds like the cup game when Inchy scored. Was at the new ground.

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Post by TsarBomba » Sat Apr 11, 2020 6:24 pm

Only 11 for me.

Fond memories of a few, especially those two late goals away at Oxford under Stan in our promotion season!

Springfield Park had to be the worst.

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Post by TheFamilyCat » Sat Apr 11, 2020 6:27 pm

Do Dartford still play at the ground Maidstone used?

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Post by ClaretTony » Sat Apr 11, 2020 6:39 pm

TheFamilyCat wrote:
Sat Apr 11, 2020 5:50 pm
Not being able to see the game may well have been a blessing (depends if it was pre or post Christmas)
Played on 14th Feb with most of us in shorts due to some very strange winter weather. It was one of the warmest days of the year.

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Post by Buxtonclaret » Sat Apr 11, 2020 6:53 pm

20 for me.

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Post by Bfc » Sat Apr 11, 2020 7:18 pm

36 of them, for me.

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Post by nil_desperandum » Sat Apr 11, 2020 7:29 pm

FCBurnley wrote:
Sat Apr 11, 2020 6:00 pm
Why is Peel Park not on list. Saw Burnley play there in friendly. 58 I think
The list seems a bit random. I don't know why these particular grounds have been chosen and others such as the Boleyn Ground (Upton Park) not.

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Post by Ashingtonclaret46 » Sat Apr 11, 2020 7:45 pm

Interesting to see quite a number that aren't mentioned, however, of those mentioned, I have played on 8 of them.
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Post by redcloud203 » Sat Apr 11, 2020 7:50 pm

20 for me - brought back some good memories - ty

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Post by Devils_Advocate » Sat Apr 11, 2020 7:55 pm

TheFamilyCat wrote:
Sat Apr 11, 2020 6:24 pm
Thst sounds like the cup game when Inchy scored. Was at the new ground.
That was at the Deva stadium when Inchy scored. On TV I think and Randall got MoM and wasn't the most eloquent speaker in the post match interview to say the least

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Post by tim_noone » Sat Apr 11, 2020 7:59 pm

Thought Bristol rovers played at twerton park? All family went to watch Burnley there in 1992

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Post by whalleyclaret » Sat Apr 11, 2020 8:11 pm

21 for me, lots of lower division memories 80s and 90s with the Clarets - usually ending in defeat! :(

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Post by bfcjg » Sat Apr 11, 2020 8:11 pm

18 definitely poss 20 the old days is an alcoholic blur :D

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Post by ClaretTony » Sat Apr 11, 2020 8:15 pm

tim_noone wrote:
Sat Apr 11, 2020 7:59 pm
Thought Bristol rovers played at twerton park? All family went to watch Burnley there in 1992
They played at Eastville for 90 years but had to move out in the 80s. They played temporarily at Twerton Park until they could move back to Bristol to their current ground which is just up the road from where Eastville was. We first played them at Twerton Park in 1993/94.

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Post by tim_noone » Sat Apr 11, 2020 8:17 pm

ClaretTony wrote:
Sat Apr 11, 2020 8:15 pm
They played at Eastville for 90 years but had to move out in the 80s. They played temporarily at Twerton Park until they could move back to Bristol to their current ground which is just up the road from where Eastville was. We first played them at Twerton Park in 1993/94.
Yes... 93/94 result

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Post by EarbyClaret » Sat Apr 11, 2020 8:21 pm

Do York still play at Bootham Crescent - I thought they were getting a new ground.

Didn't we play MK Dons at somewhere other than their current ground or am I imagining that.

Surprised White Hart Lane is not on the list.

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