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PostPosted: Thu Feb 23, 2017 7:26 pm    Post subject: Old football grounds Reply with quote

A piece on the Daily Mail that's worth reading.

No, really.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/new.....-left.html

Personally, I find nothing more fascinating than old grounds and their legacies. I have similar passions for disused railway lines but tend to keep those a bit more hidden. I certainly wouldn't advertise that fetish on an internet forum, I can tell you that much!
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 23, 2017 11:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I attended a couple of excellent gigs recently at "Under the bridge"... a very nice music venue located in the belly of the East Stand at Chelsea... myself and my mate tried to work out the topography of where we used to stand in the late sixties, by the bovril hut at the shed end...

...our old walk from the pub on the fulham road took in a large grass bank and lots of rickety steps before standing miles from the football on the pitch...

..we now realise just how far from the action we were... today the shed end is for away supporters and they have also generously built a large car park, two hotels and restaurants in the space left behind by removing the running track, wasteland and placing the stands proximate to the pitch.

They have done a fabulous job and it is now an upmarket money-making machine, but we both felt a sense of loss. Of course, the biggest thing that was actually missing was the sense of imminent danger...!
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 24, 2017 12:11 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I also like old football grounds.

As a kid the only reading I done was books football grounds. There are plenty of sites on lines with info and pictures of old grounds. They just had so much better atmosphere and character!!!!
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 24, 2017 8:59 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Did anybody visit Hillingdons old ground,think it was called Leas park or similar.The whole place seemed to be made entirely of wood,it just stuck with me as being very"different".Good bar though.
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 24, 2017 11:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

i wonder how many people on here would say they've been to Town Mead compared with the average attendance between 1975 & 1995 ? lol
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 25, 2017 1:33 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Cakeburner wrote:
i wonder how many people on here would say they've been to Town Mead compared with the average attendance between 1975 & 1995 ? lol


Yes, Town Mead via Pope's Mead.
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 25, 2017 10:02 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Paulc222 wrote:
Cakeburner wrote:
i wonder how many people on here would say they've been to Town Mead compared with the average attendance between 1975 & 1995 ? lol


Yes, Town Mead via Pope's Mead.

Or the fire station 😁.Remember one home game against Corby, less than 200 there😕
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