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football grounds gone but never forgotten

Post by cockney hammer » Wed May 23, 2018 9:08 pm

lets have a look at some of the good old grounds that we used to visit on our travels some great grounds now sadly lost forever i was fortunate to visit a lot of the grounds over the years when i was very lucky enough to be able to go to the games and have my sight

i ended up on something like 83 league grounds i hope this thread will bring back some good memories for you all i feel sorry for the young one's that do not remember the good old day's of standing on the terraces at a good old fashioned ground

i will start with one of my personal favorites


coventry city highfield road

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Post by Hayden » Wed May 23, 2018 9:50 pm

Great idea for a thread!

The Baseball Ground, Derby
1895 - 1997 (2003 for the youth squads)

Home to Derby County before the move to Pride Park

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Pride Park
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Filbert Street, Leicester
1891 - 2002

Home to Leicester City before the move to the King Power Stadium

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(As it is now - I actually used to live in that building at Uni - The address was Filbert Village, Lineker Road)
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Post by Cuenca 'ammer » Wed May 23, 2018 11:04 pm

Would have thought the first photos would have been of The Boleyn...

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Post by CMNinja » Wed May 23, 2018 11:21 pm

Layer Road - Colchester United's old ground. A dismal, much-missed ****hole.

edit - Sorry for the tiny pictures - not sure what I'm doing.

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Post by Cuenca 'ammer » Wed May 23, 2018 11:30 pm

but if you click on 'em, they come up bigger...

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Post by V-M » Thu May 24, 2018 6:05 am

Its sad to see those old grounds gone, their new homes lack character but at least they are fit for football.

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Post by Iron George » Thu May 24, 2018 8:15 am

Great idea for a thread Steve.

I always liked going to Highfield Road, one of the few places that gave away supporters decent seats along the side of the pitch.

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Post by Penfold711 » Thu May 24, 2018 8:32 am

I haven't any pictures but the Goldstone Ground, Brighton was a sad loss. Our owners effectively did to us what theirs did to them, although it could be argued that the Withdean Athletics Stadium that they moved to was better suited to hosting football matches than the OS. (It does give me hope that they eventually got a cracking new stadium they could call home though.)

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Post by Rocketron » Thu May 24, 2018 4:37 pm

Penfold711 wrote:I haven't any pictures but the Goldstone Ground, Brighton was a sad loss. Our owners effectively did to us what theirs did to them, although it could be argued that the Withdean Athletics Stadium that they moved to was better suited to hosting football matches than the OS. (It does give me hope that they eventually got a cracking new stadium they could call home though.)
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Post by DaveWHU1964 » Thu May 24, 2018 5:59 pm

Brighton away on a lovely day in '78 was my first away game outside of London. 32,000 there that day including I'd say 7-8,000 of us. Great day out for a 13 year old. Pop, pop, pop, pop Robson, score a little goal for me ...

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Post by Exiledin cardiff » Thu May 24, 2018 6:03 pm

Cardiff City's old ground Ninian Park very close behind the Boleyn for atmosphere, When it was full the ground was electric, sadly like the BG it fell into disrepair. despite attempts to bring it back it wasn't quite the same.

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Post by Tenbury » Thu May 24, 2018 6:19 pm

The Gay Meadow. Next to the River Severn, pitch flooded most winters, old bloke in a coracle on hand every game to retrieve the ball out of the river.

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Post by bonzosbeard » Thu May 24, 2018 7:04 pm

Dave I was at that Brighton game. I would say we had most of the lop sided terrace on one side and one end. At least half the crowd. Unfortunately my brother got us in with the Brighton fans and as I was 8 I seen f. All. :scarfer:

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Post by arlhe » Thu May 24, 2018 7:18 pm

My cousin and his mates spent the night before that game Brighton beach with hundreds of others! I don;t think sleep came into the equation....

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Post by cockney hammer » Thu May 24, 2018 7:23 pm

idone this one on hammers chat i am going to bring all the grounds i done here so if i do ones already covered i am not being rude

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Post by cockney hammer » Thu May 24, 2018 8:27 pm

ayresome park Middlesbrough

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remember that old away corner end well at middlesbrough poxy place as well

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Post by cockney hammer » Fri May 25, 2018 8:36 am

stoke city victoria ground

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Post by DaveWHU1964 » Fri May 25, 2018 9:56 am

[quote="bonzosbeard"]Dave I was at that Brighton game. I would say we had most of the lop sided terrace on one side and one end. At least half the crowd ...quote]
It was a long time ago mate so I'm happy to go with that :)

The night before that Arlhe mentioned has become quite a famous one. Sadly, I wasn't part of it - no way would my dear old mum have let me travel the night before - I just remember being amazed she'd let me go at all! My clearest memory of the day is getting to Brighton (or was it Hove?) station before the game and the billboard for the local paper was something along the lines of 'West Ham Fans Set Fire to Two Yachts'. I think they may have exaggerated the yachts thing - another smiley thing but those were definitely different days.

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Post by cockney hammer » Fri May 25, 2018 1:51 pm

sure there was a paper cutting about he night west ham fans burnt the bpats at brighton in the good old days thread or the years gone by thread

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Post by jonah1972 » Fri May 25, 2018 2:03 pm

Plough Lane, Roker Park & Baseball Ground. Did we ever play at Wigan's old ground?

Good thread Steve :thup:

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