Monthly Archives: April 2013

Old Trafford, Manchester

I knew that it would go wrong, when I at 2.40 left Old Trafford for the metro, passing the shops on Chester Road. I have always had my pre-match meal at Lou Macari’s fish ‘n chips there; but yesterday I

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Anfield Road, Liverpool

  Despite plans for a new stadium, Liverpool are still at Anfield Road – one of the tradtional grounds in English football. It is located in the Anfield and Breckfield neighbourhood, hidden behind narrow streets and rows of housing, shops

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Hillsborough, Sheffield

Back in Sheffield for the second time in six days, this time to visit Sheffield Wednesday in relegation battle against Blackburn Rovers. And to see for myself whether it is actually true that the Wednesday supporters are not as passionate

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Reebok Stadium, Bolton

After the stadium disasters in the 1980’s and the Taylor Report, all-seating at stadiums were imposed by law under Margaret Thatcher. Grounds either had to be redeveloped – or replaced. Bolton Wanderers, one of the founding members of the football

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Bramall Lane, Sheffield

The city built on 7 hills – Sheffield. That does oblige to strive for greatness – and although not quite in the caliber of Rome, Sheffield can stake a claim for that. Not just for its rise as the “steel city”.

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