Monthly Archives: April 2013

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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Loftus Road, London

Having seen Stoke as well as Queens Park Rangers losing 2-0 last weekend, I found it fitting to go to London to see them fight out a real relegation battle. Defeat for the R’s and they would be all but

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Brantingham Road, Chorlton-cum-Hardy

On a rainy Thursday night without any Premier or Football League fixtures on, my friend Tim invites me to see local team Maine Road F.C. against Squires Gate in the North West Counties Football League. We get into the ground

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Boleyn Ground, London

On the road with Manchester United support again, this time to West Ham United’s Boleyn Ground in West London. After 5 ½ hours on the road, we arrive at the ground just outside the entrance of the away section. As

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Molineux, Wolverhampton

  Talking about football, my landlady, Bernadette, tells her favourite story about George Best. He is in a hotel room with Miss World, and calls for room service. Room service opens the door and sees George and the gorgeous girl

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Britannia Stadium, Stoke

I walk into the pub to wait for the coach to take us from Manchester to Stoke. Having just had a little bread for breakfast, I opted for some more breakfast and coffee instead, and sat down at a table,

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Goodison Park, Liverpool

        Goodison Park, one of the few English Stadiums still featuring the characteristic achitecture of Archibald Leitch, who engineered most English football grounds around the start of the 20th century; despite his first project at Ibrox Park in Scotland turning

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Alexandra Park, Crewe

After the glitter of the Premier League and the Manchester United, I found myself on the train from Manchester Piccadilly to Crewe Wednesday night. I had expected to chat up some fans on the train, as I have gone used

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