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Top English Football Grounds Advent Calendar 2018: 10th December

Day 10 – Ground no. 15: Valley Parade, Bradford City The – tragic – history of the fire in 1985 makes a visit here very emotional. But it is in itself a lovely ground. The Midland Road stand looks like

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Top English Football Grounds Advent Countdown 2018: 9th December

Day 9 – Ground no. 16: Villa Park, Aston Villa Maybe it is just a pastiche over Archibald Leitch’s classic but sadly now demolished Trinity Road stand, but I love the sight of The Holte End. The bricks, the golden

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Top 24 English Football Grounds Advent Countdown 2018: 8th December

Day 8 – Ground no. 17: Boundary Park, Oldham Athletic Despite a brand new north stand, Boundary Park can still thrill you with some good old-fashioned features. Like the floodlight pylons recognizable from a long distance. And the old main

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Top 24 English Football Grounds Advent Countdown 2018: 7th December

Day 7 – Ground no. 18: Turf Moor, Burnley Turf Moor may not be that big, but then neither is Burnley. Maybe that is why Turf Moor somehow seems to dominate the townscape. Inside the ground, the stands seem unusually

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Top 24 English Football Grounds Advent Countdown 2018: 6th December

Day 6 – Ground no. 19: Bootham Crescent, York City Sadly doomed, Bootham Crescent have all the ingredients for a proper match day experience. A very short walk from the city centre along terraced streets – and there it is.

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Top 24 English Football Grounds Advent Countdown 2018: 5th December

Day 5 – Ground no. 20: Anfield Road, Liverpool The name is iconic, and so, too, is the Kop end, even though the days of a giant terraced embankment are long gone. It is an impressive sight to stand at

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Top 24 English Football Grounds Advent Countdown 2018: 4th December

Day 4 – Ground no. 21: Elland Road, Leeds United An old school ground with three of the stands very traditional 1950’ish to 1970’ish, dramatically upset by the huge cantilevered East Stand from the early 1990’ies. Almost brutal. It somehow

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