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Ewood Park, Blackburn

I went to my first match at Ewood Park the day after visiting Carlisle United’s Brunton Park. Comparing the two grounds, you really get a sense of how dramatically English football was transformed around 1990 in the aftermath of Hillsborough.

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Brunton Park, Carlisle

In his book on English football grounds, Simon Inglis describes Brunton Park in Carlisle as “A frontier post guarded only by sheep”. From the main stand, I can, indeed, to my left see sheep grassing on the other side of

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Bramall Lane, Sheffield

The city built on 7 hills – Sheffield. That does oblige to strive for greatness – and although not quite in the caliber of Rome, Sheffield can stake a claim for that. Not just for its rise as the “steel city”.

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