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PostPosted: Mon Apr 10, 2017 3:45 pm 
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Been talking to a few Newcastle fans in the office, and they've worked out that they've seen their team play at 60 different grounds between them. It got me thinking, can we get every ground closed off in the Football League?

Only competitive games count, so no friendlies. I can cover a few:

Middlesbrough
Hull
Leeds
Reading
Villa
Barnsley
Wolves
Forest
Rotherham
Bradford
Rochdale
Peterborough
Northampton
Shrewsbury
Bury
Doncaster
Accrington
Carlisle
Mansfield
Grimsby
Newport
Hartlepool

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PostPosted: Mon Apr 10, 2017 9:01 pm 
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Notts County on a cold Tuesday evening. Was 0-0 bore draw too!


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Port Vale
Bournemouth
Cheltenham
Bristol Rovers
Man City
Wigan
Sheffield United
Huddersfield
Off the top of my head, bet they can't do as many non-league grounds as us!!!


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And add

Huddersfield/bizarre goal from Maddison. don'tbuythesun beat me to it.


Scunthorpe/a few times but Paul Alcock anyone ?
Chesterfield/bitterly cold - slugs in the stand.
Cambridge - Cows outside !

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My first ever Darlo game,a 0-2 League Cup win at Sheff Wed in 1975....bet not many on here did that one? ;)


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My first ever Darlo game,a 0-2 League Cup win at Sheff Wed in 1975....bet not many on here did that one? ;)

Yep.If memory serves,Sinky scored them both.
Add Torquay and Exeter,(lived down there for a while).


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PostPosted: Mon Apr 10, 2017 10:20 pm 
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During the 1984/85 promotion year (went to others but they've already been listed, like Scuny, Bury, Northampton etc)
Halifax
Chester
Colchester
Wrexham
Bolton (Freight Rover Trophy)
Tranmere
Swindon
Crewe (2-2 draw for the promotion)

After that season
York


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I was going to say I am surprised no one has mentioned York but Ginge has beaten me to it . However I can add Kidderminster to the list . Do they count if they are not a football league clubs at the present ?


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I should point out some of the current Football League grounds I visited were during our time in the Conference a couple of clubs have also moved grounds.

My list is as follows:

Aston Villa
Bradford City
Bury
Carlisle United
Fleetwood Town
Grimsby Town
Hartlepool United
Mansfield Town
Morecambe (Christie Park)
Rochdale
Rotherham United (Don Valley Stadium)
Scunthorpe United
Shrewsbury Town
Walsall

Other (no longer in the FL):

Chester (then Chester City)
Kidderminster Harriers
Lincoln City
Stockport County
York City

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Swansea at Vetch Field on a Tuesday night
Everton
Man City at Maine Road

Northampton (both County Ground and Sixfields)

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If we're talking non-league that were league at the time Southport (my first ever Darlo game 1978?) and Hereford one of my faves, play off semi.
Blackpool (in the rain!!)


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PostPosted: Tue Apr 11, 2017 6:58 am 
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Just adding to who others have listed then I have

Barnet
Leyton Orient
Wycombe Wanderers

No longer FL

Macclesfield
Wrexham


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I'm thinking if they were in the league at the time it counts?
Halifax Town
Aldershot


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PostPosted: Tue Apr 11, 2017 8:05 am 
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Wow this is going to be a long list.

Tottenham, playing Leyton Orient midweek in about 3rd or 4th FA Cup replay.
Manchester City
Everton
Burnley
Hull
Middlesbrough, both Ayresome Park and the Riverside, although technically the game at the Riverside was a home game.
Sunderland Roker Park
Huddersfield old and new ground
Leeds Utd
Fulham
Derby Co Baseball Ground
Aston Villa
Barnsley
Wolverhampton Wanders
Ipswich Town
Birmingham City
Burton Albion
Barnsley
Wigan Ath old ground
Rotherham old ground in town and Don Valley Stadium
Sheffield United
Bolton old ground
Fleetwood
Bradford City
Scunthorpe the Old Show Ground and Glanford Park
Rochdale
Peterborough Utd
MK Dons
Walsall
Northampton Tn old ground
Bury
Shrewsbury
Port Vale
Swindon
Chesterfield Saltersgate
Doncaster
Portsmouth
Carlisle
Blackpool
Cambridge
Wycombe Wanders old ground
Cambridge
Accrington Stanley
Mansfield
Grimsby Tn
Notts Co
Barnet
Crewe Alex
Morecambe old ground
Yeovil Tn old ground
Cheltenham
Hartlepool
Lincoln
Tranmere
Aldershot
Barrow
Gateshead
Macclesfield
Wrexham
Chester
Maidstone Utd played at Gravesend
York City
Southport
Welling Utd
Kidderminster
Halifax
Salford City
Chorley
Stockport
Tamworth
Curzon Ashton
Boston Utd
Telford
Altrincham
Spennymoor
Whitby Tn
Workington
Hednesford Tn
Stafford Rangers
Rushden & Diamonds old ground
Leek Tn
Northwich Victoria old ground
Farsley Celtic
Scarborough old ground and at Bridlington
Hyde
Mossley
Billingham Syn
Billingham Tn
Bishop Auckland
Consett
Durham City New Ferrenes Park
Guisborough Tn
Newton Aycliffe
Shildon
Seaham Red Star
Whitley Bay
Merthyr Tydfil
Farnborough
Runcorn
Fisher Athletic
Enfield

I was right 106 grounds so far, plus a good few friendlies away grounds as well.


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There's about 32 there never been in the league Pete and it's Darlo games. Impressive though and I'd forgotten I'd seen us at Yeovil.


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For me it's 156 grounds (criteria - pay to enter).
88 of those were league grounds at the time of visit, of which 52 are still current league grounds.

Unusual ones:
Ramsey (Isle of Man)
Cobh Ramblers
Gretna

My wife says I keep too many records.


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Stoke
Reading
Brentford
Barnsley
Bradford
Scunthorpe
Bristol Rovers
Rochdale
Oxford
Peterborough
Walsall
Northampton
Bury
Shrewsbury (Gay Meadow)
Doncaster (Belle Vue and New Ground)
Carlisle
Cambridge
Wycombe
Accrington
Mansfield
Grimsby
Notts County
Barnet
Cheltenham
Hartlepool
Leyton Orient

Former Football league grounds

Lincoln
Tranmere
Wrexham
Torquay
York
Macclesfield
Hereford
Rushden n Diamonds
Chester
Hereford
Stockport
Boston
Kidderminster


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PostPosted: Tue Apr 11, 2017 11:38 am 
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A few above plus Coventry about 1974. I reckon I was one of about 30


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swadquaker wrote:
A few above plus Coventry about 1974. I reckon I was one of about 30
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I was another.
Blackburn Rovers F.A.Cup 1974. More than 30 of us there.


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don'tbuythesun wrote:
There's about 32 there never been in the league Pete and it's Darlo games. Impressive though and I'd forgotten I'd seen us at Yeovil.


The lead article said competitive games and nothing about League away grounds only.


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Darlo_Pete wrote:
The lead article said competitive games and nothing about League away grounds only.


"can we get every ground closed off in the Football League?"


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Quite a few above also-don't think anyone mentioned Plymouth Argyle

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Plymouth, FA cup in 1984. There and back on Abbot's bus. A long, long day!


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Emdubya wrote:
MCFCDarlo3 wrote:
My first ever Darlo game,a 0-2 League Cup win at Sheff Wed in 1975....bet not many on here did that one? ;)

Yep.If memory serves,Sinky scored them both.
Add Torquay and Exeter,(lived down there for a while).


Sinclair got the second and Steve Holbrook the first.I dont have a great memory,Ray Simpson sent me a newspaper cutting! Darlo played in White shirts and Red shorts that night.

From Wiki.....Speaking 25 years later, he described the goal as "An absolute pearler. I wouldn't care, I was whinging to the referee because someone was pulling me back and he just said 'There's the ball' and I hit it. Afterwards we were running back and the ref asked me if I was satisfied. After winning at Hillsborough, I think I probably was."


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Sorry Pete I've been at Tranmere hoping to see goals! As biccynana says it's about football league grounds.


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Gillingham not been mentioned yet. Battered all the game in 1973, and came away with a 1-0 victory.


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PostPosted: Wed Apr 12, 2017 10:08 am 
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away grounds

hull
Mansfield
notts county
notts forest
chester
York
Hartlepool
Carlisle
Scunthorpe
Barnsley
boston utd
Wembley (old and new)

obviously not including non league grounds from the past few years


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biccynana wrote:
Darlo_Pete wrote:
The lead article said competitive games and nothing about League away grounds only.


"can we get every ground closed off in the Football League?"


Didn't specify it was limited to league grounds only though, just that all league grounds was the target.

However, counting all grounds including NLS I reckon I've got:

Accrington
Aldershot
Altrincham
Barnsley
Barrow
Bath
Birmingham
Bishop
Blackpool
Bolton x2
Boston
Bradford
Brighton x2 (inc. Priestfield)
Bristol Rovers
Burnley
Burton Albion
Bury
Buxton
Cambridge
Cardiff
Carlisle
Cheltenham
Chester x2
Chesterfield
Chorley
Derby
Doncaster
Enfield
Exeter
Farnborough
Farsley
Fisher (ugh!)
Gillingham
Grimsby
Halifax
Harrogate
Harrogate Rail
Hartlepool
Huddersfield x2
Hull
Hyde
Kettering
Lancaster
Leeds
Leek
Lewes
Lincoln
Macclesfield
Man City
Mansfield
Matlock
Merthyr
Middlesbrough
Morecambe
Mossley
Newport
Northampton x2
Northwich
Notts County
Oldham
Orient
Oxford
Peterborough
Plymouth
Port Vale
Preston
Reading
Rochdale
Rotherham x2 (inc. DVS)
Runcorn
Rushden Anne Diremonds
Scarborough x2 (inc. at Brid)
Scunthorpe x2
Shildon
Shrewsbury
Southend
Southport
Stafford
Stalybridge
Stamford
Sunderland
Swansea
Swindon
Tamworth
Telford Utd
Torquay
Tranmere
Villa
Watford
Welling
Whitley Bay
Wigan
Wimbledon
Wolves
Wrexham
Wycombe x2
Yeovil
York

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Indeed ugh for Fisher Athletic and those moron's from Millwall. :evil:


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The Plymouth game in 84 - away end was open and it rained all afternoon. Looked like we were going to get a replay until a very late winner.

in the 70s/80s there were a couple of games where there was no away enclosure- Portsmouth in 1979 and Newport County (Somerton Park) a few years later - think it was the last game of the season.

We've played a couple of teams at three away grounds, Bristol Rovers, (Eastville, Twerton and the Memorial stadium), Brighton (Goldstone, Gillingham and Withdean)


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