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Re: Old Grounds

Postby rigger » 19 Feb 2020, 13:39

The City Ground !

Another I'd forgotten about.
Best pasties in the league .. I think .. I was pretty drunk, but definitely had two :D
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Re: Old Grounds

Postby Selby White » 19 Feb 2020, 16:24

rigger wrote:The City Ground !

Another I'd forgotten about.
Best pasties in the league .. I think .. I was pretty drunk, but definitely had two :D


The Soup wasn't too bad :crazy: remember when the away fans were housed in the terracing along the side some Forest fans in the seats above decided throwing it at us was a fun idea. :evil:

On one trip to the City ground my car broke down just outside Nottingham, booked it in a local garage to get repaired and hitched a lift on a Milk Float of all things arriving at the ground just in time for KO. Managed to get a lift back on the York branch coach as knew a few of the members.
Had to return a few days later to collect my car. Moral of the story don't buy an Austin Allegro. 8-)
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Re: Old Grounds

Postby Selby White » 19 Feb 2020, 16:34

Talking Grounds no longer with us how about the McCain Stadium (although think it was called something else at the time) in Scarborough.

Not sure we ever played them in anger but definitely went there on two or three occasions for Pre-season friendlies.
Remember getting in the Supporters Club Bar after one of the games for a beer and met a few of the players, ours not theirs.
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Re: Old Grounds

Postby NottinghamWhite » 19 Feb 2020, 16:59

Slightly off topic but with Scarborough I went to see them at Wembley in 71 or 72 in the Amateur Cup final where they beat Wigan Athletic to win the cup. Since that time Scarborough have gone bust & are now working their way up the leagues & Wigan have played in the Premiership. Funny old game innit. Their ground was on Seamer Road & was named of the local chip makers The McCain Stadium. They’ve now moved out of that ground & are now in a new purpose built flat pack stadia.
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Re: Old Grounds

Postby janecky » 19 Feb 2020, 17:04

My first away matches were played at Goldstone Ground and Plough Lane, 1985.
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Re: Old Grounds

Postby mapperleywhite » 19 Feb 2020, 18:00

rigger wrote:The City Ground !

Another I'd forgotten about.
Best pasties in the league .. I think .. I was pretty drunk, but definitely had two :D


I'm a bit confused as I thought this thread was about grounds that are no longer in use......
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Re: Old Grounds

Postby Another Northern Soul » 19 Feb 2020, 18:05

mapperleywhite wrote:
rigger wrote:The City Ground !

Another I'd forgotten about.
Best pasties in the league .. I think .. I was pretty drunk, but definitely had two :D


I'm a bit confused as I thought this thread was about grounds that are no longer in use......


So did I :)
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Re: Old Grounds

Postby Selby White » 19 Feb 2020, 18:25

Another Northern Soul wrote:
mapperleywhite wrote:
rigger wrote:The City Ground !

Another I'd forgotten about.
Best pasties in the league .. I think .. I was pretty drunk, but definitely had two :D


I'm a bit confused as I thought this thread was about grounds that are no longer in use......


So did I :)


It was and I'm as guilty and started the thread :oops:

Still all great memories though :thumbup:
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Re: Old Grounds

Postby rigger » 19 Feb 2020, 18:28

Sorry. I'm feeling a bit old myself tonight... My mind is obviously going a bit here :wtf:
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Re: Old Grounds

Postby Leicester White » 19 Feb 2020, 20:49

rigger wrote:Thought of another one : Histon.

Proper non-league ground with a pitch more suitable for a WWI re-enactment.


Wasn't always like that. I lived in Histon for about 10 years coinciding with that Sunday afternoon. Steve Fallon was sometimes my doubles partner at Histon Tennis Club and I enjoyed several lockins at the Railway By with him. I even went to John Beck's home once. The only time in my life I felt split loyalty as it was Boston's cup final. Happy Days!
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