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southend statto
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well, who has either a good memory or good records?

been scratching my head and I think mine were:
Roots Hall - Southend United FC - 1968-69
Fambridge Road - Maldon Town FC - 1970-71
Abington Avenue - Northampton Town FC - 1970-71
Stamford Bridge - Chelsea FC - 1974-75
748 High Road - Tottenham Hotspur FC - 1974-75
Lynn Road - Ilford FC - 1974-75


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Brierley Hill Alliance
Walsall
West Bromwich Albion
Wolves
Lye Town
Halesowen Town



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Wellington T
Shrewsbury T
Oswestry T
Sankeys
Wolves
Blackpool



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Liverp**l
Runcorn
Chester City
Northwich Victoria
Macclesfield Town
Altrincham

From memory anyway



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Wembley
Boston Utd
Derby County
Lincoln City
Sheffield Wednesday
Nottingham Forest


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leohoenig
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1. Leas Station, Hillingdon Borough. Club defunct and Ground no longer exists.
2. Brooklands, Romford. Club defunct and Ground no longer exists
3. Watling Street - Dartford. Club moved.
4. Broadhall Way - Stevenage Athletic. Club defunct. Ground now used by Stevenage FC
5. Pilot Field - Hastings United. Club Defunct, but ground now used by another club that has assumed the name!
6. Stonebridge Road - Gravesend & Northfleet. Club changed name.

For that matter, grounds 7-13 inclusive also have not survived (and only two of the clubs survive), while ground 14 is now used by the club that used to own ground 13, (the original club at ground 14 being defunct).

So ground 15. Imber Court, Met Police - pretty much unchanged (in 40 years). Except of course you don't see many policemen there nowadays



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The Hawthorns - FA Cup 3rd Round 1965
Maine Road - FA Cup 6th Round 2nd Replay 1968
Villa Park - FA Cup Semi Final 1968
Wembley Stadium - FA Cup Final 1968
Craven Cottage - FA Cup 4th Round 1969
Stamford Bridge - FA Cup 6th Round 1969
Hillsborough - FA Cup Semi Final 1969

Clearly the FA Cup caught the imagination back then (or I was a young glory hunter Angelic)


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Unlike Mick I know what "half a dozen" means Tongue

1 - England 2 Holland 0 at Wembley Stadium, 25 May 1982
2 - Queens Park Rangers 3 Fulham 1, 2 May 1983
3 - West Ham United 2 Leicester City 1, 6 Sept 1983
4 - Brentford 1 Walsall 1, 12 May 1984
5 - Feltham 0 Banstead Athletic 4, 29 Dec 1984
6 - Uxbridge 1 Feltham 1, 1 April 1985




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Bakers.


Loiner
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1 Elland Road- Leeds United v Doncaster Rovers 25 April 1953
2 Boothferry Park - Hull City v Leeds United 28 April 1956
3 Park Avenue, Bradford - Bradford v Leeds United 12 May 1959
4 Belle Vue, Doncaster - Doncaster Rovers v Bradford City 18 Sept 1962
5 Roker Park - Sunderland v Leeds United 22 December 1962
6 Millmoor - Rotherham United v Stoke City 26 December 1962 (after Leeds' game at Scunthorpe was called off)


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Don't have the dates to hand but I think this is the correct running order:

73/4 Liverpool v Doncaster (2-2!!)
75/6 South Liverpool v Bangor City
78/9 Everton v Bristol City (tickets given out free in school...)
80/1 Marine v Matlock
80/1 Southport v South Liverpool
81/2 Runcorn v South Liverpool (the Valentines Day Massacre as South became the first team that season to beat the all-conquering Runcorn side of the time. 3-2 win. Jimmy Thornton, Neil Wood and Mark 'Spike' Carter. And Alan Robbo saved a penalty for us. I could go on. And on... A great day. EDIT: and the legendary Russ Perkins collected the manager of the month award before the game in honour of our climb up the table in January. I'll stop now!)


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First half-dozen were...

1st - Fratton Park, Portsmouth 0 Sheffield Wednesday 3, in February 1977
2nd - Jubilee Park, Waterlooville 3 Trowbridge 0, in February 1977
3rd - Dean Court, AFC Bournemouth 3 Portsmouth 1, in September 1978
4th - Plough Lane, Wimbledon 1 Portsmouth 3, in January 1986
5th - Goldstone Ground, Briighton & HA 2 Portsmouth 3, in March 1986
6th - Bramall Lane, Sheffield United 0 Portsmouth 0, in April 1986

...three of those grounds now long gone.


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Manor Ground 19th March 1977 Oxford United v Crystal Palace
Elm Park 16th April 1977 Reading v Mansfield Town
County Ground 15th October 1977 Swindon Town v Port Vale
Stamford Bridge 3rd December 1977 Chelsea v Everton
Arsenal Stadium 2nd January 1978 Arsenal v Ipswich Town
Rangers Stadium 1st April 1978 Queens Park Rangers v Middlesbrough
Wembley Stadium 19th April 1978 England v Brazil



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1968 West Bromwich Albion - The Hawthorns
1968 Dudley Town - Sports Ground
1969 Brierley Hill Alliance - Cottage Street
1969 Stourbridge - War Memorial Athletic Ground
1969 Kingswinford United - King George VI Park
1970 Leicester City - Filbert Street


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That was before I discovered non league!

Griffin Park, Brentford
Valley Parade, Bradford City
Belle Vue, Doncaster Rovers
Ewood Park, Blackburn Rovers
Leeds Road, Huddersfield Town
Elland Road, Leeds United.

I also went to Wembley Stadium in amongst these six but for a non football event.


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1. The White House Ground, OXFORD CITY 1 Kingstonian 0 (Isthmian League) Att 450 19th November 1966
2. The Manor, OXFORD UNITED 2 Scunthorpe United 1 (Third Division) Att 7,103 18th February 1967
3. Craven Cottage, FULHAM 4 Cardiff City 3 (Second Division) Att 10,700 13th November 1971
4. Easter Road, HIBERNIAN 3 Queen of the South 0 (Scottish League Cup Group Two) Att ??? 19th August 1972
5. Baseball Ground. DERBY COUNTY 3 Everton 1 (Division One) Att 24,194 28th April 1973
6. WEMBLEY STADIUM England 1 Poland 1 (World Cup) Att 100,000 17th Oct 1973


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Manor Ground 19th March 1977 Oxford United v Crystal Palace
Elm Park 16th April 1977 Reading v Mansfield Town
County Ground 15th October 1977 Swindon Town v Port Vale
Stamford Bridge 3rd December 1977 Chelsea v Everton
Arsenal Stadium 2nd January 1978 Arsenal v Ipswich Town
Rangers Stadium 1st April 1978 Queens Park Rangers v Middlesbrough
Wembley Stadium 19th April 1978 England v Brazil


I was at two of those games at Oxford and Wembley and went to Reading in the same month - April 1977 and Swindon in the same season - April 1978 both versus Oxford and for Chelsea versus Norwich in December 1977.


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77/78 Wembley Stadium ~ England 3 France 3 {ESFA}
78/79 Oakwell ~ Barnsley 5 Worksop Town 1 {FAC}
78/79 City Ground ~ Nottingham Forest 1 Southampton 0
86/87 White Hart Lane ~ Tottenham Hotspur 2 Nottingham Forest 3 Cool Clive who?!
88/89 Belle Vue ~ Doncaster Rovers 2 Brandon United 1 {FAC}
88/89 Selhurst Park ~ Charlton Athletic 0 Nottingham Forest 1



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Having referred to my records

My first tick was

22 Jan 1966 Leeds United 6 Bury 0 (FA Cup)
29 Jan 1966 Huddersfield Town 1 Leyton Orient 1
26 Mar 1966 Bradford Park Avenue 2 Halifax Town 1
11 Mar 1967 Bradford City 1 Port Vale 2 (vale were my dad's team)
8 May 1967 Manchester City 2 Leeds United 1
2 Mar 1968 Wembley, Leeds United 1 Arsenal 0 (League Cup Final)

Only Leeds and Bradford City still on those grounds.


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Highbury (Arsenal 2-2 Sunderland, 18 Oct 1980)
Underhill (Barnet 0-2 Southend United, 1 May 1999)
Brisbane Road (Leyton Orient 2-2 Barnet, 8 May 1999)
Bootham Crescent (York City 1-0 Barnet, 29 Jan 2000)
Brunton Park (Carlisle United 3-1 Barnet, 18 Mar 2000)
Spotland (Rochdale 1-1 Barnet, 6 May 2000)

Also visited Maine Road for a pop concert on 1 September 1993.



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Belle Vue Doncaster Rovers
Wembley Stadium Schoolboy international
Old Trafford Man Utd
Goodison Park Everton
Oakwell Barnsley
Elland Road FA Cup Semi Final Replay

I think that is correct, it was a long time ago. The first game I went to was Doncaster Rovers v Aston Villa (Div 3) at Belle Vue in 1971. Last match I saw at Belle Vue was Doncaster Rovers v Aston Villa (League Cup) in 2005.


PhilT
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Good records from 75 onwards, but had only been to 2 grounds before then, so easy to remember:

c1969: London Road, Peterborough U
1974: Abbey Lawn, Bourne T
1976: Sir Halley Stewart Field, Spalding U
1976: Nene Park, Irthlingborough D
1976: The Hollow, Potton U
1976: Carters Park, Holbeach U

So with one notable exception, all grounds and clubs still alive and well, which is nice...


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20/2/82 - Birmingham City 0-1 Aston Villa
11/2/84 - Bradford City 2-2 Port Vale
26/9/84 - Halifax Town 1-5 Tottenham Hotspur
23/10/84 - Preston North End 1-4 Bradford City
27/10/84 - Gillingham 2-2 Bradford City
10/11/84 - Manchester City 1-0 Birmingham City

5 of those are still there. The only one I've not been to since is Gillingham.


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1965 - Maginn Park, Buncrana
1967 - Brandywell, Derry City
1969 - Glenmalure Park, Shamrock Rovers
1970 - Finn Park, Finn Harps
1971 - Goodison Park (Everton 0 Sheffield United 1)
1971 - Anfield (Liverpool 3 Nottingham Forest 1 - Keegan's debut)


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1971 Belle Vue, Doncaster
1972 Millmoor, Rotherham
1973 Hillsborough, Sheffield
1973 Bramall Lane, Sheffield
1973 The Shay, Halifax
1973 Leeds Road, Huddersfield

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