Monthly Archives: December 2018

Top English Football Ground Advent Calendar 2018: 24th December

Day 24 – Ground no. 1: Goodison Park, Everton. It is almost like an open-air museum. The Archibald Leitch stands at Bullen’s Road and Gwlady’s Street are top-drawer. The stairs, the concourse in the lower section, the wooden floor and

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Top English Football Ground Advent Calendar 2018: 23th December

Day 23 – Ground no. 2: Hillsborough, Sheffield Wednesday So much football ground history packed into this. The impressive Kop Stand, one of the very few stands that have kept the original embankment underneath. The first full-pitch-length cantilever stand looking very 1960’ish. The

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Top English Football Ground Advent Calendar 2018: 22nd December

  Day 22 . Ground 3: Craven Cottage, Fulham There is a reason, it is listed. THAT stand by Archibald Leitch. Well, many more ought to be so. But this is just wonderful. The Dutch renaissance-like facade with red bricks,

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Top English Football Ground Advent Calendar 2018: 21st December

Day 21 – Ground number 4: Fratton Park, Portsmouth As you walk down the Frogmore Road and see the mock-Tudor club office and the remains of the pre-Archibald Leitch stand, you know that you are in for something special. And,

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Top English Football Ground Advent Calendar 2018: 20th December

Day 20 . Ground no. 5: Kenilworth Road, Luton A rarity now. Entrance to the Oak Stand through the terraced housing. The ground litterately in the backyard. The laundry hanging between the stand and the houses. The toilets are inside

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Top English Football Ground Advent Calendar 2018: 19th December

Day 19 – Ground no. 6: Brunton Park, Carlisle United Perilously close to a river. In a residential area, close to the city centre. Brunton Park has it all. A fabulous standing terrace with an iconic triple, triangle roof. A

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Top English Football Ground Advent Calendar 2018: 18th December

Day 18 – Ground no. 7: Blundell Park, Grimsby A Victorian pitch and the oldest stand still in use in the football league. A wooden stand, making the soundscape so different from modern concrete stands. Four stands in the ground,

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