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

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

Post by Dazzler » Sat Apr 11, 2020 8:33 pm

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Post by clansman » Sat Apr 11, 2020 8:34 pm

Played Milton Keynes at the national hockey stadium.2.2 I think

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Post by Aclaret » Sat Apr 11, 2020 8:36 pm

EarbyClaret wrote:
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.
The article is dated 31 Dec. 2015.
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Post by Rowls » Sat Apr 11, 2020 8:54 pm

clansman wrote:
Sat Apr 11, 2020 8:34 pm
Played Milton Keynes at the national hockey stadium.2.2 I think
Yes and it was their first game in Milton Keynes. They were still claiming to be "Wimbledon" at that stage.

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

Post by ClaretTony » Sat Apr 11, 2020 9:06 pm

EarbyClaret wrote:
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.
York were planning to move next season. We played at the National Hockey Stadium in MK. That list of defunct grounds is from 2015.

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Post by Dressinggown » Sat Apr 11, 2020 9:21 pm

36 for me. I try to forget Ninian Park.

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Post by scouseclaret » Sat Apr 11, 2020 9:37 pm

22 I think.

Were Barnet playing at Underhill when we played them in the cup about 20 years ago? 23 if they were.

Genuinely can’t remember if I ever went to Roker Park. If we played Sunderland between 1990 and them moving to the Stadium of Light, I almost certainly did.

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

Post by Quicknick » Sat Apr 11, 2020 9:57 pm

Only 17 for me.

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Post by timshorts » Sat Apr 11, 2020 10:39 pm

TheFamilyCat wrote:
Sat Apr 11, 2020 6:27 pm
Do Dartford still play at the ground Maidstone used?
No, they've moved.

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Post by Jamesy » Sat Apr 11, 2020 10:46 pm

Only 21 for me. I remember going to Scarborough only a matter of weeks after the Wolves fan fell to his death through the roof of the terracing, I think. Warnock was the manager, he brought them up to the fourth division.

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Post by kritichris » Sat Apr 11, 2020 11:14 pm

I'm a lowly 13, went to a lot of away games in the 90's but most north of luton. Was the previously mentioned Wycombe game where Chris Vinnecombe got badly injured?

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Post by Vintage Claret » Sat Apr 11, 2020 11:14 pm

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Post by Quickenthetempo » Sat Apr 11, 2020 11:32 pm

scouseclaret wrote:
Sat Apr 11, 2020 9:37 pm
22 I think

Genuinely can’t remember if I ever went to Roker Park. If we played Sunderland between 1990 and them moving to the Stadium of Light, I almost certainly did.
95 I think. Our season in the championship or whatever it was called then.
0-0 if I remember rightly and something about an indirect free kick.

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Post by Quickenthetempo » Sat Apr 11, 2020 11:34 pm

TheFamilyCat wrote:
Sat Apr 11, 2020 6:24 pm
Thst sounds like the cup game when Inchy scored. Was at the new ground.
Yes, they played at the Deva from 92. Leaving Sealand in 1990

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Post by THEWELLERNUT70 » Sun Apr 12, 2020 12:22 pm

22 for me

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Post by ClaretMov » Sun Apr 12, 2020 6:00 pm

31 for me

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Post by strayclaret » Sun Apr 12, 2020 8:14 pm

Surprised 23

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Post by Polesworth » Sun Apr 12, 2020 8:55 pm

35 for me. Qualified for The 92 Club at Feethams back in the 90's. Following Burnley up and down the divisions got me into the low 80's of grounds visited and then the bug got me. I had to complete the set. Some of these grounds had great atmosphere compared to the 'stadiums' they moved to - Stoke, Derby, Coventry, Cardiff. Admittedly some of these old places were real sh*tholes. One of the strangest was Vetch Field with that new stand behind the goal that only went half way along. Another one was The Dell with real chaotic assortment of stands. Brings back some memories.
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Post by Malvern claret » Sun Apr 12, 2020 9:35 pm

I have visited a lot less of these grounds than most posters but have seen some different things from most. In the 50s I lived in the midlands and watched Adam Blacklaw play for Scotland schoolboys at Filbert St. Leicester in 1954ish. A few years later in 1959 I went to the County ground Northampton but to watch Frank Typhoon Tyson bowling against the Indian cricket team just before he retired. I was at the Don Valley stadium when Jan Zelezny broke the world javelin record, the javelin ended very close to a tv interviewer near the finish line.
I did visit some of the grounds for football matches, while at uni I watched Uwe Seeler score an injury time winner to knock Cardiff out of the cup winners cup at Ninian Park and, most memorably, I was at Wembley in 1966. A sad visit to an old ground was when Martin Dobson broke his leg in a pre season friendly at Ayresome Park.
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Post by depechedingle » Sun Apr 12, 2020 9:42 pm

24 for me.

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Post by Cajun » Mon Apr 13, 2020 1:24 am

Only 17 for me also. But think I've seen Burnley play on about 60 different grounds old and new, will have to work it out sometime.

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Post by Rowls » Mon Apr 13, 2020 2:13 am

Malvern claret wrote:
Sun Apr 12, 2020 9:35 pm
I have visited a lot less of these grounds than most posters but have seen some different things from most. In the 50s I lived in the midlands and watched Adam Blacklaw play for Scotland schoolboys at Filbert St. Leicester in 1954ish. A few years later in 1959 I went to the County ground Northampton but to watch Frank Typhoon Tyson bowling against the Indian cricket team just before he retired. I was at the Don Valley stadium when Jan Zelezny broke the world javelin record, the javelin ended very close to a tv interviewer near the finish line.
I did visit some of the grounds for football matches, while at uni I watched Uwe Seeler score an injury time winner to knock Cardiff out of the cup winners cup at Ninian Park and, most memorably, I was at Wembley in 1966. A sad visit to an old ground was when Martin Dobson broke his leg in a pre season friendly at Ayresome Park.
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Post by RammyClaret61 » Mon Apr 13, 2020 3:08 am

36 for me, Burton, Wycombe’s old ground and the Withdean not been on.

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Post by RidgeClaret » Mon Apr 13, 2020 7:01 am

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Post by Accrington claret » Mon Apr 13, 2020 9:54 am

36 For me

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Post by tybfc » Mon Apr 13, 2020 11:49 am

37 courtesy of Viscount Central from Accy Broadway or later by car. Happy days at some bloody awful grounds.

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Post by ten bellies » Mon Apr 13, 2020 12:12 pm

31.

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Post by Malvern claret » Mon Apr 13, 2020 4:31 pm

In reply to Rowls, I moved to Burnley and went to Burnley Grammar in the early to mid sixties, even taught there for a term. In 1979 I started teaching at Malvern College and have lived in the area ever since. Burnley 0 Hereford 6, what a disaster !!
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Post by Rowls » Mon Apr 13, 2020 4:59 pm

Malvern claret wrote:
Mon Apr 13, 2020 4:31 pm
In reply to Rowls, I moved to Burnley and went to Burnley Grammar in the early to mid sixties, even taught there for a term. In 1979 I started teaching at Malvern College and have lived in the area ever since. Burnley 0 Hereford 6, what a disaster !!
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Post by CleggHall » Mon Apr 13, 2020 5:10 pm

Ashingtonclaret46 wrote:
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.
Played the trumpet Ashington?
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Post by Ashingtonclaret46 » Mon Apr 13, 2020 6:02 pm

CleggHall wrote:
Mon Apr 13, 2020 5:10 pm
Played the trumpet Ashington?
Played in the band at the old Wembley many times ---not trumpet though.
PLayed football at Roker Park and Ayresome Park way back in the early 1960s before I joined the RAF.
Played football at Underhill, Eton Park, Feethams, PLough Lane and Loakes Park when I was in the RAF and playing for various non-league teams at one level or another.
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Post by Bfcboyo » Mon Apr 13, 2020 6:16 pm

dsr wrote:
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: )
Less baggage and commitments with the freedom to roam perhaps?

And it was cheaper paying on the gate in the 3rd division for yourself at milmoor than dragging yourself and the kids halfway across the country to a posh prem ground.

I miss the old BFC days but wouldn't swap it for the pride of being in the top tier and competing and beating the big boys. Time served in the bottom divisions makes you appreciate it all a little bit more even though a bit of the magic has gone . Except for nights like old Trafford and the runs of form we hit. Special times at the bottom and well earned glory at the top.
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Post by Claret Toni » Mon Apr 13, 2020 6:42 pm

Clearly a trick question 'cos we all know that Ninian Park and the Vetch Field weren't, aren't and never will be English Football Grounds.

Course it the question were about Defunct English Football League Grounds then I'd be too embarrassed to answer. ;)
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Post by Spijed » Mon Apr 13, 2020 7:09 pm

Those kids who throw rocks at the soldiers on the Gaza strip could have learnt a thing or two from the Cardiff supporters the day we won 2-0 with Aidie Randall scoring one of the goals!

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Post by warksclaret » Mon Apr 13, 2020 7:30 pm

Impressed with some of the figures being quoted-just 15 for me

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Post by turfytopper » Mon Apr 13, 2020 7:46 pm

18 for me....which includes watching Nelson play at Springfield Park, a cup semi at Highbury and 16 Burnley games away from TM...including seeing both the clarets,(twice) and colne dynamos at the old Wembley.

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Post by turfytopper » Mon Apr 13, 2020 7:47 pm

No mention of the national hockey stadium.....we played there.

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Post by claretonthecoast1882 » Tue Apr 14, 2020 8:14 am

30 of those listed on there

didn't get to

Highbury
Eastville
Eton Park
Old Den
Christie Park
Don Valley
Plough Lane
The Dell
Loakes Park

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Post by Stan Tastic » Tue Apr 14, 2020 11:06 am

19 for me. The Manor Ground, Oxford was a good one. Went there in the promotion seasons of 1973 and 2000.

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Post by Tribesmen » Tue Apr 14, 2020 11:11 am

15 for me and shocked i got that many really

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Post by Aclaret » Tue Apr 14, 2020 11:23 am

Lots of memories from that list, like Eastville, watching the game from the bar inside with pint in hand then fighting off one of the yokels in the car park after the game who was armed with a wheel brace !
Plough Lane, legging it over the pitch at half time to take their end ( Don't think there was anyone in it anyway)

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Post by S27bfc » Tue Apr 14, 2020 4:32 pm

34 for me over 50 years of watching the clarets

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Post by ClaretTony » Wed Apr 15, 2020 11:11 am

Aclaret wrote:
Tue Apr 14, 2020 11:23 am
Lots of memories from that list, like Eastville, watching the game from the bar inside with pint in hand then fighting off one of the yokels in the car park after the game who was armed with a wheel brace !
Plough Lane, legging it over the pitch at half time to take their end ( Don't think there was anyone in it anyway)
We once got tickets at Eastville and they were in the bar so - then another year we stood out in the open when it rained and I'm sure we were able to shelter under the motorway slip road. Very strange ground.

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