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Top English Football Grounds Advent Calendar 2018: 14th December

Day 14 – Ground no. 11: Bramall Lane, Sheffield United Located right in the centre of this proud old football city, the history of Bramall Lane makes it something special. And if you don’t know the history, you are told

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Top English Football Grounds Advent Calendar 2018: 13th December

Day 13 – Ground no. 12: Loftus Road, Queens Park Rangers Hidden behind terraced houses to three sides, Loftus Road is another Old School ground with that distinct community feeling. It feels as though they have just managed to squeeze

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Top English Football Grounds Advent Calendar 2018: 12th December

Day 12 – Ground no. 13: City Ground, Nottingham Forest There is something special about a football ground by the river. Especially when you have the ground of your local rivals just on the other side. And you could throw

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Top English Football Grounds Advent Calendar 2018: 11th December

Day 11 – Ground 14: Priestfield Stadium, Gillingham Floodlights at the end of a terraced street. In fact, a stand at the end of it. Priestfield is mainly about the location. Perfect old school ground right in the middle of

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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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