Yearly Archives: 2013

The National Scottish Football Museum

I remember my late father telling about Hampden Park. He had been to see Denmark lose 3-1 to Scotland in front of a mere 75.000 in 1952. But the imposing terraces of Hampden left a lasting impression on him. Perhaps

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The Liverpool Museum

When I met the curator of Liverpool F.C. museum, Stephen Done, back in February, he told me that he hoped soon to be able to go over the exhibtions, which still looked very much the same as they did in

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The Arsenal Museum

“It is interactive” I am assured as I purchase my ticket for the Arsenal Museum. The museum is located in the basement of a building next to the Emirates, and the entrance is not very impressive. The staircase downstairs is

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The Chelsea Museum

  I had heard a lot of negative things about the Chelsea museum, before I visited it, so my expectations were not that high. On a symposium on football museums, the designer Chris Mather claimed that the brief had said

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The Wolverhampton Museum

To me and probably many other Danish football fans my age, Wolverhampton Wanderers will always bring back memories of winter Saturdays spent in front of the television, watching Derek Dougan or Kenny Hibbitt in action on a muddy field with

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Emirates, London

My first match in England was Arsenal against Manchester United at Highbury 35 years ago, so it is fitting that I end this 17-match trip around English grounds with the same fixture at Arsenal’s new ground, the Emirates. Coaches for

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Etihad stadium, Manchester

I am glad that United had secured the title before I went to the Etihad. I mean, it would have been a bit awkward to sit among City season-ticket holders and desperately want them to loose. As it was, the

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King Power stadium, Leicester

What is going wrong in the Midlands? The other week I visited Wolves, who are on the brink of becoming the first ever team to drop directly from the first to the third tier of English football – twice. Monday

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Gigg Lane, Bury

‘ The day after the premiership title has been decided, I am on my way to Gigg Lane in Bury, just outside Manchester. Not to see the local club, the Shakers, who have just been condemned to relegation from League

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Old Trafford, Manchester

There was a shade of carnivallike atmosphere around Old Trafford Monday night. With City having lost at Spurs on the Sunday, most people expected to celebrate the title. Not overjoyous, but still a feeling that it was not just an

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