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acmold
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Sep 14, 2017, 10:57 AM

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1.05 pm - UEFA Youth League - Chelsea 5 Qarabag 0 -

Matches at Cobham are normally behind closed doors as was this one,


Am surprised UEFA allow that. The Regulations for the Youth League imply (but are not explicit) that spectators should be allowed.


It's a problem in my view. Clubs should be made to let supporters in but the FA, UEFA etc don't enforce it. All matches at Cobham are behind closed doors as such. Arsenal at London Colney are also a bit of a problem although their UEFA Youth League matches were played at Borehamwood. One of Leicesters UEFA Youth League matches last season was also behind closed doors. If the FA and UEFA had any balls, they would insist firstly that all matches are available to the public and secondly, that teamsheets are available to all too. Sadly it is now happening that some clubs are making it difficult for fans to see Under 23 matches like Watford I find it very frustrating


For Spurs you have to book in advance using a 0344 number (normal rates apply) then go for option 2. I tried it last season and no one picked up, though I could have been unlucky.

Man Utd if it's at Leigh Sports Village and you are registered already you just get an Email for all games played there. You can book a ticket through the Email.

Liverpool yesterday I believe was pay on the day at Tranmere.

Most of the games are shown live on BT Sport and the three I have seen this week had crowds. I saw the Spurs and Liverpool games yesterday and Celtic at Dumbarton on Tuesday.


jrev61
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Sep 14, 2017, 11:01 AM

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Matches at Cobham are normally behind closed doors as was this one,


Am surprised UEFA allow that. The Regulations for the Youth League imply (but are not explicit) that spectators should be allowed.


It's a problem in my view. Clubs should be made to let supporters in but the FA, UEFA etc don't enforce it. All matches at Cobham are behind closed doors as such. Arsenal at London Colney are also a bit of a problem although their UEFA Youth League matches were played at Borehamwood. One of Leicesters UEFA Youth League matches last season was also behind closed doors. If the FA and UEFA had any balls, they would insist firstly that all matches are available to the public and secondly, that teamsheets are available to all too. Sadly it is now happening that some clubs are making it difficult for fans to see Under 23 matches like Watford I find it very frustrating


The Leicester City match was only played behind closed doors at the training ground because the scheduled venue of Loughborough University was waterlogged. The match was supposed to be televised too.
The clubs that ban spectators from watching the youth teams will probably say that it is for child protection. This is of course a lie. We all know that the potential threat of abuse towards the youngsters comes from the clubs own coaching staff not spectators.


alan hindle
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Sep 14, 2017, 3:53 PM

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Re: [Mark Hardy] Tuesday 12th September 2017 [In reply to] Can't Post or Reply Privately

Having explored the subject of Skelmersdale United at Stormy Corner at long lengths, I have at last found the information I was seeking. The club have been at their current ground since 2002, which is 15 years, so it certainly is not a recent new ground, in fact I have seen pictures of the ground which shows the concrete surrounding walls having a lot of black ageing on them. The club has had a 12 year lease which expires, as previously mentioned, in November 2017, causing the club to seek a shared facility at Valerie Park, home of Prescot Cables, owing to the landlords of Stormy Corner effusing to renew the current lease.


paulh66
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Sep 14, 2017, 4:05 PM

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Having explored the subject of Skelmersdale United at Stormy Corner at long lengths, I have at last found the information I was seeking. The club have been at their current ground since 2002, which is 15 years, so it certainly is not a recent new ground, in fact I have seen pictures of the ground which shows the concrete surrounding walls having a lot of black ageing on them. The club has had a 12 year lease which expires, as previously mentioned, in November 2017, causing the club to seek a shared facility at Valerie Park, home of Prescot Cables, owing to the landlords of Stormy Corner effusing to renew the current lease.


The current ground was opened in 2004. Skem left White Moss Park in 2002 but were sharing elsewhere for a while until Stormy Corner was ready.


bagman
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Sep 14, 2017, 5:12 PM

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Sky Bet Championship

Sheffield Wednesday (1) 2 v 1 (1) Brentford

Admission £20 OAP Programme £3 Attendance: 23,536

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New Grounds 2017/18 Season = 15
Last New Ground : Sheffield Wednesday 12th September 2017


Jaundiced Hack
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Sep 14, 2017, 5:26 PM

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Re: [jrev61] Tuesday 12th September 2017 [In reply to] Can't Post or Reply Privately

The banning of supporters for U 18, U23 and whatever else they can think off is at epidemic scale now sadly which is why I now stick to what I know I can get in to. Down here, Yeovil Town, Bristol City and Bristol Rovers are pretty much bullet proof but Argyle is hit and miss and even dear old Exeter City sneak in the odd U23 game without advertising it anywhere so they don't have to deal with the pesky public and the odd kiddie fiddler.
Those clubs who are banning the public, including my own first love, Watford FC, can get stuffed officially.


sheffgeoff
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Sep 14, 2017, 6:26 PM

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Evo Stik South

Bracken Moor, Stocksbridge

Stocksbridge Park Steels 4 (2) Leek Town 3 (2)

Yellow Shirts / Blue Shorts Green Shirts / Black Shorts

Attendance 113

Admission 10 Game Season Ticket Programme £1.50

Sausage Sandwich £2 Tea £1

An entertaining game on a foul night in South Yorkshire. Driving rain from start to finish would have been a problem at many grounds but not at Bracken Moor. The pitch holds up very well in bad weather and Steels substantial stand provides adequate cover for crowds much bigger than Tuesday's usual turnout.

Jordan Johnson gave the visitors a 13th minute lead firing in from a tight angle. Steels were level a minute later when Alex Wiles in space on the edge of the box shot just inside the keeper's left hand post. A 25th minute penalty converted by Tim Grice put Town back in front but Steels levelled again three minutes later when, in a crowded box, Scott Ruthven hooked the ball over his shoulder into the net. Town dominated the early stages of the second half and took a deserved lead in the 71st minute when Grice fired in his second of the night from the edge of the box. Back came Steels and in the 81st minute Joe Lumsden got on the end of a right wing cross to sweep the ball home. Then in the 89th minute Lumsden completed the comeback meeting a left side pullback to fire in from the centre of the crowded box.


andysanktpauli
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Sep 14, 2017, 7:30 PM

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Re: [paulh66] Tuesday 12th September 2017 [In reply to] Can't Post or Reply Privately

Also at Maidenhead v Tranmere

My visits to see Tranmere away have dwindled considerably over the past few years thanks to groundhopping, so the chance to revisit Maidenhead was too good to turn down.

Had forgotten how close to the station and glad of that is it was a bit wet as we entered. A few Tranmere lads weren't pleased to be in an open away section, so i just managed to squeeze under a bit of the cover by the segregation barrier, but as it came down heavier it took the intervention of Tranmere CE Mark Palios to persuade the stewarding to let us under the terrace covering.

Few familiar faces i recognised from years back with the fanzine ed Dave Goat stood behind me and a ginger lad in a St Pauli cap next to me.

Looked a 0-0 all over until the locals were cock-a-hoop with their winner 3 mins from time.

Must say very impressed with our Maroon away kit.

Not a pleasant journey home which due to cancellations and high winds etc etc i finally got back home into Ramsgate at 2.40am.

Impressive away following on a Tuesday night of 308 on an appalling evening weather-wise.

Saturday another away trip at my favourite Kent ground as we take on Ebbsfleet, just hope it's dry stood on that gorgeous away terrace



Grounds Visited; 943

Last ground, West Ham Park,
Upton Park FC 5 Clapham Rovers 1


cherryhopper
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Sep 15, 2017, 12:01 AM

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I now just settle for reading all the different sections, but having read your report on the Skem Utd v Clitheroe match, I noticed that you mentioned that the match was played at a relatively "new" ground. I have been searching for news of Skem moving to a new ground, but all I have found is that they have had a new lease on their ground in Skem refused by the owners, so with their current lease expiring this coming November, they have obtained an agreement with Prescot Cables to move in on a groundshare at Valerie Park.
Can you please therefore confirm at which ground you attended this match, as Skem Utd say they are staying at their own ground until the lease expires. Thank you.

I called Skelmersdale a relatively new ground as it is only 13 years old. I still consider grounds 30 years old to be relatively new - ie Weymouth, Scunthorpe, Yeovil, Wycombe - but maybe that's just my ageBlush.


Mishi
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Sep 15, 2017, 12:35 PM

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Our Champion Hill opened on 3rd October 1992...it will always be the 'new ground' to me! Until the next one is built... Wink



Grounds visited: 712
Last new ground: Budofoki MTE Sporttelep ; Budopest MTE, Budapest, Hungary. (Hungarian Second Division)
Last game: Saturday 9th December 2017- Dulwich Hamlet 2, Brightlingsea Regent 1. [Bostik League Premier division]
Football matches watched this season: 69
2017/18-New English grounds: 5; & foreign: 6




baldangel
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Sep 15, 2017, 12:55 PM

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AS Roma 0 Atletico Madrid 0
Champions League
Tickets (OAP) 63 Euros
New Ground: 315

When something bad happens, all the good memories that have been created on a trip are banished into the trash bin.

The good memory of a first trip to the Olympic Stadium in Rome was that of watching an excellent Atletico Madrid side swamp Roma in the second period with only a mixture of misfortune and wasteful finishing denying them three points in Champions League Group C.

As goalless draws go, this was not one of the Cray Valley variety. It was exciting, surprisingly open with the Roma support initially raising the hairs on the back of your neck with their club song but an hour later were voicing their derision as Atletico held the upper hand.

The transportation to the Olympic Stadium must be one of the worst in any of the major European cities, certainly the worst that I've experienced and I've done a few. The metro falls a 35 minute walk short of the ground and when the connecting tram fails to turn up on any of its four previous scheduled times the waiting queue grew far beyond its capacity especially as it turned up full anyway.

Once we had managed to squeeze ourselves into the second tram that followed, a really uncomfortable ride ensued with the football traffic now at snail's pace. Unfortunately the time lost cost us a decent look around the outside of the stadium which was a real shame as a view of the Olympic statues looked worth a few minutes of my time.

The entrances and outside facade looked more of the 1960 Olympics than the 1990 World Cup and as is the necessary way of these times the access was stringent with identification needed twice plus a bag search and pat down.

Once in, the view from our Tribuna Tevere seat, bought for 63 Euros as a senior direct from Roma, was very good. A given official attendance of only 36,064 really surprised me, I thought there were considerably more in the stadium.

The colourful Ultras on the Curva Sud were in full voice and, although my greatest respect goes to Atletico, it would have been good to have seen the reaction to a Roma goal.

As it was, as the game progressed, the small knot of fans from Madrid, I would estimate 250-ish, were able to make themselves heard as Griezmann and company scythed holes in the Italian back line.

Ultimately it was a superb display of goalkeeping from Roma's Alisson Becker that designated that the game would remain goalless.

The momentum of the game was set early when the impressive Felipe Luis set up Koke to bring a save out of Alisson.

Antoine Griezmann's spectacular scissor kick brought derisory jeers as it sailed wide but you couldn't help but think that the Roma support was already envious of the movement and passing of their opponents.

Alisson saved from Luciano Vietto before Roma finally had an effort on goal when Gregoire Defrel narrowly shot wide after 22 minutes.

Roma’s best effort of the first period in which they started to stem the tide in the second quarter came when a free kick set up a 30 yard effort from Radja Nainggolan that was saved low to his left by Jan Oblak.

The second half was one-way traffic with all roads leading to the Roma penalty area. Alisson saved from Luis on 49; from Vietto on 56 and from my outfield man of the match, Saul Niguez on 59 minutes.

Roma fans took solace from news that Juventus were two down in Barcelona as Atletico were literally swarming all over their favourites who were now getting the bird.

Chances continued to be created and wasted by the Spaniards until time added when Niguez brought a great save out of Alisson and from the resultant corner he shot against the post when it would have been easier to score.

So the game finished in stalemate, now came the task of finding our way back to central Rome with the last Metro train due to leave at 23:30 p.m., a ridiculous time given the 20:45 kick off.

If there was only 36,000 in the ground, 20,000 of them must have arrived on Vespas. I have never seen so many bikes in one place since a holiday in Bangkok. Just to find your scooter in the bike park after the game would be an achievement in itself.

After a laboured and sardine-packed bus ride that finally got us to the Metro with less than 10 minutes to spare, we could reflect that the evening’s entertainment had been a good one.

So, what turned the memory bad. A couple of days later in, of all places, the Vatican City we were victims of a bag snatch that not only robbed us of £150 and credit cards but also my camera with the best part of 500 pictures of the trip including all the pictures of the football. A bitter end that clouds Rome’s obvious fascinations.


burgesshillbee
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Sep 24, 2017, 8:41 PM

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Burgess Hill Town 3 v 1 Tooting and Mitcham Bostik League Premier Division Admission £10 Prog £2 Att 276

My first game in nearly 4 weeks due to suffering a fractured ankle and a Holiday. Tooting turned up and left at the bottom of the table. Burgess Hill took the lead on 30 minutes and added 2 more in the second half before Tooting pulled one back. Tooting's chances of a comeback vanished when their keeper was sent off for handling outside the penalty area and with no reserve keeper on the bench an outfield player went in goal, however after the resultant free kick, Burgess Hill seemed to content to sit on their 2 goal lead and ran out easy winners.


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