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StephenHarris
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An unusual weekend for me, watching two Twenty20 matches at the Oval (Sat) and Lords (Sunday.)

I too was at Lord's on Sunday - and as a Sussex supporter I found the outcome very satisfying. Always a pleasure to visit Lord's, which is a lovely cricket ground. I watched the first innings from the Grand Stand and the second from the Mount Stand. But it just wouldn't be Lord's if you didn't run in to an obstructive and bad-tempered official or two. The bloke behind the ticket window had obviously got out of the wrong side of bed that morning, and the girl selling scorecards was not exactly charm personified. But roll on some proper cricket with enough overs to satisfy. 20x20 seems to mean 20 quid to get in for about 20 minutes of action.


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Horse Racing

Thursday July 2

Perth

Going - Good to Firm
Admission - 12 (15 less 3 discount for Racegoers' Club Membership)
Programme - 2
Food - Fish and chips (excellent quality) 6, bottle of water 1.50 (black mark for that price)

A beautiful presented track with the turf in excellent condition. Weather was warm and sticky, but pelasant in the centre of the track with a nice breeze blowing from the north

2.20 A moderate novice hurdle won comfortably by Irish challenger Pengana.

2.50 A decent looking novice chase, the Irish scoring again with VALERIUS and the form looks very sound with second AGGIE'S LAD and third NO PANIC performing well enough to suggest they can all win subsequent races.

3.20 An interesting prospect in former point-to-pointer INTENSE SUSPENSE just held on in a tight finish. On the face of it not great form, but this one's long raking stride suggest there's better to come over long distances.

It was over to the centre of the course by the final fence for the next two steeplechases. It's great close up view of the action and, for those of us who like to draw our own conclusions on the race, a nice spot to avoid the race commentary!

3.50 A plodders' fest staying handicap chase won by Banbury-based KELTIC LORD, suited by the chance to get an uncontested lead and by the fast ground.

4.20 A decent handicap chase won by a 'returning to form' ABRAGANTE who had been running well but without much impact in better class races. His trainer Peter Montieth was clearly rather peeved at being questioned over Abragante's apaprent improvement as he held an animated conversation about the matter in earshot of a few of us.

4.50 A run-of-the-mill long distance hurdle won in decent style by the 'running into form' Imtihan. The rather quirky Essifer stayed on for second but avoided winning as per usual!

5.20 Backers went for young point-to-point winner Screenscraper was made favourite. It can't have been a competitive point he won since paddock inspection suggests he has a lot of growing to do and it will be a year or two before he's at full strength. Previous winner Now This Is It took advantage of the favourite's weakness. This race shows how off track punters can be at a disadvantage to those able to view horses live.

Rob


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10 day holiday in Toronto and New York so a good chance for 3 new grounds
Tuesday 2 June Toronto BlueJays 6-4 Los Angeles Angels
Rogers Centre (formally Sky Dome)
Seat behind home plate $55 Programme $5
Att 26809
Not the best place to watch baseball but a decent game with a fantastic pitching performance from Roy Halliday.
Ground only half full so not much atmosphere
Monday 8 June New York Yankees 5-3 Tampa Bay Rays
New Yankee Stadium
Seat in right field $72 Programme $10
First season in the new ground for the skanks replacing one of the true iconic stadiums in world sport.
And I was underwhelmed. A souless place inhabited by glory hunters/tourists/Obnoxious people
Game was so so and the programme was double the usual price
Tuesday 9 June New York Mets 6-5 Phillidelphia Phillies
Citifield
Seat in left field $78 Programme $5
Oh boy did I save the best till last. Like the other New York team the Mets are in a new ground this year and its a big improvement on the old one.
A cracking atmosphere a cracking game and the biggest and most diverse selection of food I have ever seen at a sporting event.



Come on Villahopper. Own up to where else you've been with your different anorak on Cool


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10 day holiday in Toronto and New York so a good chance for 3 new grounds
Tuesday 2 June Toronto BlueJays 6-4 Los Angeles Angels
Rogers Centre (formally Sky Dome)
Seat behind home plate $55 Programme $5
Att 26809
Not the best place to watch baseball but a decent game with a fantastic pitching performance from Roy Halliday.
Ground only half full so not much atmosphere
Monday 8 June New York Yankees 5-3 Tampa Bay Rays
New Yankee Stadium
Seat in right field $72 Programme $10
First season in the new ground for the skanks replacing one of the true iconic stadiums in world sport.
And I was underwhelmed. A souless place inhabited by glory hunters/tourists/Obnoxious people
Game was so so and the programme was double the usual price
Tuesday 9 June New York Mets 6-5 Phillidelphia Phillies
Citifield
Seat in left field $78 Programme $5
Oh boy did I save the best till last. Like the other New York team the Mets are in a new ground this year and its a big improvement on the old one.
A cracking atmosphere a cracking game and the biggest and most diverse selection of food I have ever seen at a sporting event.



Come on Villahopper. Own up to where else you've been with your different anorak on Cool


You just want to get me into trouble dont you.
Lets just say I went to an event in France with teams from UK Switzerland Portugal Belgium Morocco amongst others.
The UK team were in Red


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Sounds as if Villahopper doesn't want to be outed Blush

Anyway today, a couple of hours at

Broomfield : Birmingham League 1 : Stratford 104 Smethwick 107-3 in 21 overs. No adm/prog. Att 50 ish

A clash between the top two in Div 1 of the highly competitive Birmingham League with promoted Smethwick aiming to topple leaders Stratford on their way to regaining the Premier Division place they lost a dozen or so years ago.
For such a good level league - there were several county squad players on show including Worcs' Moeen Ali as well as his brother Omar for the homesters - the crowds remain perennially poor. Nowt wrong with Broomfield as a venue (except that it's in Smethwick !) with more than enough seats in front of the decent pavilion from where many Asian specialities can be enjoyed as well as lots of fizzy ales and ciders.
The game was done and dusted by 5 o'clock as Stratford struggled to pass the ton and Smethwick sped home with one eye no doubt on the ominous clouds that finally burst no more than 5 minutes after the winning runs had been hit.
Not quite the carnival that surrounded the club in the nineties when Wasim Akram and his entourage set up here for a while but good fun nonetheless.


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Nottingham Outlaws 30 Bramley Buffaloes 22 (Rugby League Conference National)

Admission 2 Prog. 2 Att. 120 h/c

A cracking match with top of the table Bramley losing their unbeaten record to 4th place Nottingham.
Outlaws play at Lady Bay former home of Boots Atheltic now taken over by Nottingham Rugby. Despite formerly being one of England's better Rugby Union clubs their new ground is very basic, several pitches but no stands,cover or even a rail on any of them, although one pitch is floodlit. There are also facilities for cricket, hockey and 5 a side football. Not sure if it was the same pitch I saw Boots play on, but I think it was probably was.
Nottingham dominated the first 60 minutes of the game against a petulant Bramley side who winged at every decision given against them and kicked the ball away in disgust several times without punishment.
Eventually they had a player sent-off for a high-tackle, this seemed to spur them on and they pulled the score back to 24-22 before conceding a late try.
A good day's entertainment at a bargain price.
Incidentally from the ground you can see floodlit sports grounds at Nottingham Forest, Notts County and Trent Bridge, plus the floodlit Rugby and Hockey/5 a side pitches at the Lady Bay complex.



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Oxford Cavaliers (4) 20

Swindon St George (30) 48

London & South Division (now just five clubs covering a very large area)

Played at Stratfield Brake, Kidlington - home of Gosford All Blacks RUFC, Kidlington CC and ex home of Garden City FC ex OSL.

Attendance 20 (headcount)

Admission n/a

Bar in large complex next to pitch open for refreshments

Game kicked off 15 minutes late as Oxford were struggling for numbers, 4-4 after five minutes, both trys looked a bit strange, Swindon's scored first and the "sir" gave a try, Oxford thinking they had the ball after the 6th tackle and turnover. Oxford then scored with a try which looked though there were at least two obstructions. Oxford then had a couple of injuries and were playing under strength including "Bulldog" who runs the club and would make a very good "template" for a traveller. I thought the referee was quite poor and dispite Swindon being the better team he seemed to be giving a lot of desicions against Oxford. A couple of not releasing at the tackle went Swindon's way when you could see the Swindon player was holding the Oxford player down on top of him. Half-time 4-30.

The 2nd half was again going Swindon's way and was 4-42, there was an incident on the side of the field and the Swindon touch judge said a Oxford player had elbowed a Swindon player, the referee gave Swindon a penalty. Oxford then asked why the Referee was taking advise from a Swindon official who seemed only to be pointing out things in Swindon's favour !. There had also been a few passes that looked forward that had not been picked up. The referee then started to give everything to Oxford and the game ended up 20-48 with Oxford scoring two trys in the space of 3 minutes. Oxford finished the game with a stronger team than started it as a number of players turned up just before half-time. Both teams seemed to be better at attacking than defending. Oxford could not catch the ball from Swindon's kicks and a number of Swindon players though very good seemed to struggle with League rules.

Despite 15 trys being scored only 4 convertions were made, two by each team. Swindon scoring only twice out of 11 attempts.


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Superleague. Odsal Stadium : Bradford Bulls 38 Castleford Tigers 40. Att 8,971. Adm 17. Prog 3

Been meaning to tick this ground for years and it was well worth the wait.

Easily accessed just off the spur motorway heading into Bradford city centre, only the floodlights and turnstile entrances are visible from the road. You enter...and descend into a spectacular bowl of a stadium which, although only a shadow of its former self, is still visually stunning. The only cover is the large stand on the far side - the remainder is a terrace lovers delight although the right hand end now has some kind of leisure facility with some seats bolted onto the frontage. Todays gate was just under 9,000 which reflects the shocking season the Bulls are having. If you can, trace the old photos of Odsal with it's 100,000+ attendance; today the capacity is rarely tested but I guess it's approaching 30,000 although no doubt Elfin Safety would have something to say.
Loads of food and drink outlets - small pie and peas was 3; pints similarly priced.
We started under clouds but they dissipated and we sweltered for the rest of a fantastic game between two poorish sides. The lead changed hands many times and Cas only won because Bradford couldn't convert their last-gasp try. Brilliant entertainment in an unforgettable setting.


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Saturday 4th July 2009

Stoke Potters 47 - 43 Birmingham Brummies

Premier League Speedway

Admission: 14

Programme: FREE

An entertaining meeting saw Stoke win a last heat decider to claim 2 pts from this meeting. Brummies pushed them close all the way though.

On another note it was more liek a Brummies home meeting the amount of support they had, well done to all the Brum fans.


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Superleague. Odsal Stadium : Bradford Bulls 38 Castleford Tigers 40. Att 8,971. Adm 17. Prog 3

Been meaning to tick this ground for years and it was well worth the wait.

Easily accessed just off the spur motorway heading into Bradford city centre, only the floodlights and turnstile entrances are visible from the road. You enter...and descend into a spectacular bowl of a stadium which, although only a shadow of its former self, is still visually stunning. The only cover is the large stand on the far side - the remainder is a terrace lovers delight although the right hand end now has some kind of leisure facility with some seats bolted onto the frontage. Todays gate was just under 9,000 which reflects the shocking season the Bulls are having. If you can, trace the old photos of Odsal with it's 100,000+ attendance; today the capacity is rarely tested but I guess it's approaching 30,000 although no doubt Elfin Safety would have something to say.
Loads of food and drink outlets - small pie and peas was 3; pints similarly priced.
We started under clouds but they dissipated and we sweltered for the rest of a fantastic game between two poorish sides. The lead changed hands many times and Cas only won because Bradford couldn't convert their last-gasp try. Brilliant entertainment in an unforgettable setting.



I went in 1985 for the World Speedway Final, the right hand end for a number of years was the pits area for Speedway. Along with The Shay it must be one ground that has "three ticks" against it for a number of people on this board.


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Superleague. Odsal Stadium : Bradford Bulls 38 Castleford Tigers 40. Att 8,971. Adm 17. Prog 3

Been meaning to tick this ground for years and it was well worth the wait.

Easily accessed just off the spur motorway heading into Bradford city centre, only the floodlights and turnstile entrances are visible from the road. You enter...and descend into a spectacular bowl of a stadium which, although only a shadow of its former self, is still visually stunning. The only cover is the large stand on the far side - the remainder is a terrace lovers delight although the right hand end now has some kind of leisure facility with some seats bolted onto the frontage. Todays gate was just under 9,000 which reflects the shocking season the Bulls are having. If you can, trace the old photos of Odsal with it's 100,000+ attendance; today the capacity is rarely tested but I guess it's approaching 30,000 although no doubt Elfin Safety would have something to say.
Loads of food and drink outlets - small pie and peas was 3; pints similarly priced.
We started under clouds but they dissipated and we sweltered for the rest of a fantastic game between two poorish sides. The lead changed hands many times and Cas only won because Bradford couldn't convert their last-gasp try. Brilliant entertainment in an unforgettable setting.



I went in 1985 for the World Speedway Final, the right hand end for a number of years was the pits area for Speedway. Along with The Shay it must be one ground that has "three ticks" against it for a number of people on this board.



We were saying what a good venue it must have been for speedway. In my view, still one of the great stadiums of England and a must-do, preferably before they develop. Rumour has it that the site is to be filled-in and a new stadium built on top which strikes me as totally unnecessary.


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I went in 1985 for the World Speedway Final, the right hand end for a number of years was the pits area for Speedway. Along with The Shay it must be one ground that has "three ticks" against it for a number of people on this board.



We were saying what a good venue it must have been for speedway. In my view, still one of the great stadiums of England and a must-do, preferably before they develop. Rumour has it that the site is to be filled-in and a new stadium built on top which strikes me as totally unnecessary.



The only small down side was the track was rather big and sweeping, other than that it was fine. It did not suffer like some tracks around pitch's that tend to have tight "square" corners, the Shay being an example, or being like the "Wall of Death" that was Exeter. When you watch the Rugby on TV you can see the pitch at Odsal rises in the corners where the grass is now over the track.

The 1985 final had a 1,2,3 of Erik Gundersen, Hans Neilsen and Sam Ermolenko.

There has been various rumours of Odsals demise over the years, but it is surely a one off and should be kept. With a record attendance of 102,569 it is one of England's greatest venues for sport.


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Horse Racing

I should tick off racecourse number 41 next week as we are off to the Lake District for a week, taking in a jewel of British jump racing at Cartmel, not forgetting the chance to partake of a portion or three of the Cartmel Sticky Toffee Pudding, mmmm.

Carlisel should be next on the list come the autumn, and I'm getting through the courses at about three a year currently, so I should finish in about 7 or 8 years time. Holidays to Devon (for Exeter and Newton Abbot), South Wales (for Ffos Las and Chepstow) and Norfolk (for Fakenham and Yarmouth) are due during that time, I reckon. Apart from Folkestone that would leave me a rump of course to finish off in Yorkshire and the East Midlands. Then I reckon a few tours of Ireland won't go amiss!


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I should tick off racecourse number 41 next week as we are off to the Lake District for a week, taking in a jewel of British jump racing at Cartmel, not forgetting the chance to partake of a portion or three of the Cartmel Sticky Toffee Pudding, mmmm.

Carlisel should be next on the list come the autumn, and I'm getting through the courses at about three a year currently, so I should finish in about 7 or 8 years time. Holidays to Devon (for Exeter and Newton Abbot), South Wales (for Ffos Las and Chepstow) and Norfolk (for Fakenham and Yarmouth) are due during that time, I reckon. Apart from Folkestone that would leave me a rump of course to finish off in Yorkshire and the East Midlands. Then I reckon a few tours of Ireland won't go amiss!



When I used to be on the road alot for work and listening to Radio 5, Cartmel was always one track that got more than it's far share of coverage if they had a meeting. Is in it a wood or something. The porks pies at Ludlow also used to get a lot of coverage.


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Rob,

I'm just getting started visiting race tracks. In the spring I moved to within a mile of Kempton Park so thought it would be rude not to pay a visit. Having thoroughly enjoyed it track-hopping was, I guess, the inevitable outcome...

Do you have any favourites/least favourites of the tracks you've visited? I rather liked Brighton last weekend with the track following the ridge round (although that was helped by the sun beating down and walking off 100 better off).

Sticky toffee pudding does sound like the sort of criteria that should come into deciding a destination, hope it lives up to expectation.


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I'm going to Stratford Races on Sunday. It's family day with vouchers from the local rag admitting 2 adults for 14 with under 16's free. If the weather's good, then they can get around 20,000 for this meeting which means unduly long queues at the bars - bring a cool box ! Loads going on to amuse the kids and all in all it's a course in a pleasant setting along the Avon a couple of miles out of town.

Some racing happens as well...................


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Do you have any favourites/least favourites of the tracks you've visited? I rather liked Brighton last weekend with the track following the ridge round (although that was helped by the sun beating down and walking off 100 better off).


I've only done about a dozen or so, but Chester is far and away my favourite.

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acmold

Cartmel racecourse is pretty much in the centre of the village, a great big village green really, behind the village shop, that's the 'Sticky Toffee Pudding' shop! There's a wood down one side where the going is often a bit softer as the moisture stays in the ground, hence you sometimes get the unique going report such as 'Good, Soft on the woodside'. There's also a Priory alongside the course. The course has a half-mile flat section to the finish after the last steeplechase fence which is the longest 'run-in' on British racecourses. It's only a mile round and their longest race 'The Veterans National' is run over very nearly four circuits!
Cartmel And District FC(W. Lancs League) play in the centre of the course as do the village cricket club.

Wheelbarrow

My favourite is Perth which is one of my locals. Lovely setting, good atmosphere and decent viewing even from ground level. Of the Scottish courses there's only Ayr that I'm not madly keen on, though even then I have a soft spot for the place since an owner recently invited me along to do 'the owner bit' in the paddock when his horse ran.
I really like Sandown. The facilities are excellent and the viewing as good as any course.
Cheltenham is a grand area fit for the top jumping event.
The view from the top of the stand at Ludlow is superb, delightful countryside around and a lovely course, and much can be said for the viewing on top of the 'Old Stand' at Kelso.
Goodwood on a sunny day takes some beating.
I'm glad you liked Brighton. I've always liked the course even though some slag it off for the quality of racing and its location. Like you I've often found finding winners fairly straight forward at Brighton. I've always travelled there by train and the walk up Race Hill is good for keeping fit!
If there's one course I'm not keen on it's Newmarket. The layout means that for the longer races the horses are out of sight for a fair way and the place does not make for good viewing. Class racing does not make up for poor viewing in my opinion. Kempton isn't brilliant either, I've always found it soul-less even before they put down the All-Weather track. The place just never gets decent crowds other than for the Boxing Day meeting.

buncranaboy

The viewing isn't brilliant at Stratford, the stands are 'chocolate fireguard class' so you may be reliant on the big screen. There is one spot you can see practically all of the course, but I'd keep it hush-hush, so PM me today if you want to know.


Rob


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Thanks for all the notes about racecourses gents, I'll enjoy comparing notes as I make my way around.

I see what you mean about Kempton, I went for a Wednesday night meeting there and it was very quiet, to the point of not being entirely convinced the meeting was on as I walked down the road towards the entrance about 15 minutes before the first race!

Off to Ascot today, then probably next up are Epsom, Newbury, Lingfield and maybe Goodwood for a day of the festival at the end of the month. Not sure if I can fit Stratford in this weekend but it's a part of the country I like so I'm looking forward to that eventually.


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Only tracks I have done were Brighton and Newbury on trips from my pub and Salisbury when we got 2 Complimentary tickets from the brewery when I was Secretary at Sandhurst Sports Club. All 3 occassions I got so Pi**ed I don` t remember much about it apart from getting a lift back from Salisbury from Wokingham Town Manager Roy Merryweather. The only other track ticked was Ascot as I worked there in Royal Ascot week after I was made redundant in 2004.



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I know I haven't been on here for a while but I feel this one is note-worthy.
Yorkshire & Derbyshire League T20 Winston Cup 2nd Round
We beat Dronfield Sports Contact. Bakewell beat Dronfield Sports Contact. Final game of the day, we notched up 105-3 and bowled Bakewell out for 98 with 2 balls to go to reach the Finals Day on Sept 12th at Hundall CC. Our potential opponents are Stocksbridge, Dronfield Woodhouse or Sheffield Centralians. Hoping Club are away that day (and yes I have paid my 70 for this years season ticket!).



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Workington Reds
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Jul 13, 2009, 11:29 AM

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Rugby League - Co-operative Conference - East

Northampton Casuals 34 St Ives Roosters 26

Admission: Free
Programme: None
Crowd: approx 80


therebelhopper
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Jul 13, 2009, 5:02 PM

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Saturday 11th July 2009:

1pm: Warrington Wolves Reserves 6 - 68 St Helens Reserves

Admission: 3
Programme: NONE

St Helens were absolutely wonderful to watch and wolves were poor, saints could really have taken it to 100+ if they had really wanted to.

6pm: Warrington Wolves 26 - 40 St Helens

Admission: 17
Programme: 3

A very tight and entertaining match which looked at one point if the Wolves would end there Saints Halliwell Jones hoodoo. But last 10 minutes Wolves fell apart and lost. Great atmosphere best i've seen at the Halliwell Jones stadium for a long time.


colpic
Chelsea Transfer Target


Jul 18, 2009, 8:31 PM

Posts: 3361
Location: North West Lincolnshire
Team(s): Scotter United (Scunthorpe League), AFC Telford(home town club),

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10 day holiday in Toronto and New York so a good chance for 3 new grounds
Tuesday 2 June Toronto BlueJays 6-4 Los Angeles Angels
Rogers Centre (formally Sky Dome)
Seat behind home plate $55 Programme $5
Att 26809
Not the best place to watch baseball but a decent game with a fantastic pitching performance from Roy Halliday.
Ground only half full so not much atmosphere
Monday 8 June New York Yankees 5-3 Tampa Bay Rays
New Yankee Stadium
Seat in right field $72 Programme $10
First season in the new ground for the skanks replacing one of the true iconic stadiums in world sport.
And I was underwhelmed. A souless place inhabited by glory hunters/tourists/Obnoxious people
Game was so so and the programme was double the usual price
Tuesday 9 June New York Mets 6-5 Phillidelphia Phillies
Citifield
Seat in left field $78 Programme $5
Oh boy did I save the best till last. Like the other New York team the Mets are in a new ground this year and its a big improvement on the old one.
A cracking atmosphere a cracking game and the biggest and most diverse selection of food I have ever seen at a sporting event.


I have just got back from Florida and last Sunday wife daughter son & me went to see:- Tampa Bay Rays 3 Oakland As 7 Tropicana Field, St Petersburg Adm $26 each An indoor air conditioned arena which can hold 60,000. I had little idea of what was going on but it was a great spectacle and a stattos dream!! Food and drink galore with lots of locals and toursits having a whale of a time. It's definitely given me ideas as to how we can develop Northmoor Park, and has to how we can revitalise the Scotter Utd brand with a new catchy name. Unforunately the immediate thing that springs to mind after last seasons efforts and a visit to Sea World is the Scotter Manatees, although that is being a tad harsh on the manatees as some of their movements are quite graceful. Wink




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oftenscore6
Chelsea Transfer Target

Jul 18, 2009, 10:19 PM

Posts: 5201
Location: Saddleworth
Team(s): FCUM, MUFC, Hammarby, St Pauli, Hawthorn (AFL)

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I popped down to Huddersfield Rams v Liverpool Eagles Aussie Rules today at Lockwood Park, Huddersfield (Huddersfield RUFC home ground) - but it has been moved to tomorrow at 1pm. Back again then!



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Last new football ground (948) Baza Arcom Progresul Spartac 1-1 Unirea Bascov
With FC United: 133
On the agenda:
21/9 FC United v Warrington Town
24/9 Warrington Town v FC United

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