Yearly Archives: 2014

The County Ground, Swindon

The magic roundabout. One roundabout consisting of five roundabouts. That was what swayed me to prefer the longer trip to Swindon rather than the shorter one to Reading on a dark November evening. And to get the roundabout out of

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Griffin Park, Brentford

In the match programme for the night’s game against Norwich, the Brentford chairman Mark Devlin wrote: “Most teams we face have not been to Griffin Park for a number of years. The throwback to an old, traditional stadium, with its

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‘Proper museum’ or branding platform? Club museums in England.

Here is a chance to read my article on English club museums in Soccer and Society. http://www.tandfonline.com/eprint/kHRSJBF5sYMqnbzxX2Rb/full#.VGYXX8lRwtU Be aware that only the first 50 readers will have access!

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Kenilworth Road, Luton

Saturday morning in London. I come across hundreds of Arsenal supporters in their red “Emirates” shirts, on their way to an early kick-off against Manchester City. Finally, at Sct. Pancras, I also spot an orange “Easy Jet” Luton shirt. And

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Elland Road, Leeds

  Approaching Leeds by train from the west, it is hard to overlook Elland Road, as the massive, cantilevered East Stand from 1992-94 rises above everything else in sight. At the time of construction, it was the biggest cantilevered stand

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Craven Cottage

  What a contrast! The day after visiting the rather grim Den of Millwall from the 1990’s, I went with my son and my cousin to Fulham’s Craven Cottage. Beautifully located on the north bank of the Thames, in the

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The Den, Millwall

  The first two cabbies wouldn’t take us, when I told them our destination. The Lions’ Den – home of Millwall F.C. Back in the 70’s and 80’s, Millwall really had a bad reputation – I remember reading about “Dangerous

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Villa Park – Birmingham

Villa Park! It certainly has a special ring to it. Aston Villa, one of the great pioneers of English football. Villa Park – built by the master architect of football stadiums, Archibald Leach. Venue of so many thrilling cup semi-finals

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The new Liverpool FC museum

When I visited the Liverpool FC museum back in February 2013, I really liked it. Perhaps too much text, perhaps a little worn-down, perhaps the layout a bit dated. But there was plenty of passion, and there were thick descriptions

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