Yearly Archives: 2019

The 2019 Race for the Football League – Tradition vs. Entrepreneurship

The race for winning promotion to the Football League is entering its final stage, and my son Thomas and I have the perfect opportunity to compare two of the leading contenders – Leyton Orient and Salford City – as they

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Pittodrie – from gallow hill and dung yard to cemetery and football ground

It is almost surreal. It is February, the sun is beaming down, it is hot – and I am sweating on my way up the sloping Park Road in Aberdeen. A green bus stop marks the summit. Standing out against

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Tannadice – what gives a football ground character?

When I made my list of the top 24 English football grounds back in December, I was asked about the criteria. Well, they are not clear-cut. If I should nail it down to just one word, I would say “character”,

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