Yearly Archives: 2015

How the Danish-Swedish football rivalry arose from WW1

When Denmark travel to Stockholm in Sweden, it is almost exactly 100 years to the date since Denmark travelled to Stockholm for a football match, taking 1.000 travelling supporters with them. Just under five months earlier, Sweden had played in

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St. James Park, Exeter

Having visited Bristol Rovers, a “homeless” team on the Tuesday, I moved on to something almost just as extraordinary. Exeter City, a club saved, owned and run by a supporters’ trust. The story of the supporters’ take-over is quite remarkable.

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Memorial Stadium – Bristol

I had several good reasons to make the Memorial Stadium in Bristol my next destination. First of all, I do work in a WW1 museum, and the Memorial Stadium was – as the name indicates – built as a memorial

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Boundary Park, Oldham – or the Park

Telling people of my groundhopping project, many have adviced me to go to Boundary Park in Oldham. So being in Manchester on Good Friday, it was the obvious choice. Although some of the gloss was taken off my trip, as

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The DW stadium, Wigan

I must admit that the DW stadium in Wigan wasn’t on my top 10 of stadiums to visit. It is one the stadiums of the 1990’s and there is no immediate danger of it being demolished. There is, though, a

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The City Ground, Nottingham

If football had been invented today, Nottingham wouldn’t have happened. Two top football grounds only separated by the River Trent. And – on the Notts County side admittedly also a carpark. Today, they would have gone for one club and

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