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The Historical Layers of Hillsborough

For a county with such proud football traditions as Yorkshire, it must be frustrating to be so poorly represented in the Premier League. A couple of seasons ago, Huddersfield Town took over from Hull as the only representative, and at

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“Not fit for modern-day football” – or “a magical monument for 119 years of footballing history”? – Blundell Park, Grimsby

Within the same week in September 1899, five new football grounds staged their first match. Highfield Road in Coventry, Tottenham’s White Hart Lane, Sheffield Wednesday’s Hillsborough, Fratton Park in Portsmouth, and Grimsby Town’s Blundell Park. Having attended matches at the

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Anfield Road, Liverpool

  Despite plans for a new stadium, Liverpool are still at Anfield Road – one of the tradtional grounds in English football. It is located in the Anfield and Breckfield neighbourhood, hidden behind narrow streets and rows of housing, shops

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Hillsborough, Sheffield

Back in Sheffield for the second time in six days, this time to visit Sheffield Wednesday in relegation battle against Blackburn Rovers. And to see for myself whether it is actually true that the Wednesday supporters are not as passionate

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