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DonQuixote
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This will have to be from memory....

1961 or 62 Brooklands - Romford 2 Gravesend 2
Cannot remember which season and unfortunately both
ended in the same scoreline.

1962 Goodison Park - Everton 2 Man City 0 (FAC)
1962 White Hart Lane - Tottenham 9 Nott'm Forest 2
1962 Highbury - Arsenal 0 Ipswich 3
1963 Brisbane Road - Leyton Orient 2 Sheffield Wed 4
1963 Upton Park - West Ham 3 Blackpool 1




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From memory

Ninian Park (Wales v Scotland 1975)
Jenner Park
Coychurch Road (Bridgend Town's ground for SA Brain Cup Final between Merthyr and Barry)
Villa Park (FA Cup Semi-Final Replay)
Fratton Park (Portsmouth v Cardiff)
Eastville (Bristol Rovers v Cardiff)


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From memory:
Sincil Bank, Lincoln - probably 1959
Selhurst Park (Crystal Palace) - 1965
Saltergate, Chesterfield - 1966
Meadow Lane (Notts County) - 1966
Baseball Ground, Derby - 1967
Gedling Road, Arnold - 1967


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Great thread this, pity it's taken me so long to contribute.

1) Manor Ground, Sat 06/12/75 - Oxford United 2 Bristol Rovers 1

2) Loakes Park, Sat 10/09/77 - Wycombe Wanderers 0 Tooting & Mitcham United 2

3) White House Ground, Sat 17/09/77 - Oxford City 2 RC Warwick 0

4) Turnfurlong Lane, Sat 15/10/77 - Aylesbury United 1 Romford 0

5) Kenilworth Road, Sat 19/11/77 - Luton Town 1 Stoke City 2

6) Victoria Park/Eagles Road, Sat 28/01/78 - Hazells 4 Rivet Sports 2



Some might disagree with the above order. For example, I actually first visited the White House Ground on Sunday 5th December 1976 but as it was for a charity game I don't count it, although some would.
On 28th Jan 1978 we actually arrived midway through the first half at Hazells (having missed some of the goals) as our first choice had been an Aylesbury United home game which had been called off due to a waterlogged pitch. Consequently, some people would not count this, but I do. For the record, we did attend a couple more Hazells home games for which we arrived before the kick-off.


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1. Ipswich Town, Portman Road
2. Bury Town, Ram Meadow
3. Chelmsford City, New Writtle Street
4. Poole Town, Poole Stadium
5. Sheppey United, Botany Road
6. Witney Town, Marriotts Close

2-6 all involving Bury Town, 1987-89.



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Warminster Town (Weymouth Street) including playing on the pitch at half-time apparently (aged about five or six)
Westbury United (Meadow Lane)
then probably Trowbridge Town and Bristol Rovers
Year - 1946


Sunny Nunny
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1 , Nuneaton Borough ( Manor Park ) can't remember first game too young . First i can clearly remember v Chelmsford City 1-1 1971-72
2 , Cambridge City ( Milton Road ) v Boro 3-1 72/73
3, Burton Albion ( Eton Park ) v Boro 0-3 72/73
4 , Atherstone Town ( Sheppy Road ) v Grantham Town 2-5 72/73
5, Bedworth United ( The Oval ) v Stourbridge 1-4 73/74
6, Enderby Town ( George Street ) v Boro 1-2 74/75
Did do Sterling Metals FC ( Gypsy Lane , Nuneaton ) v Boro 0-8 72/73 Not enough facilities for me but plenty would count it .
My dad also tells me he took me to Loughborough FC & Rugby Town but don't remember either so don't really count .


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Coventry City (Highfield Road)
VS Rugby (Butlin Road)
Leicester City (Filbert Street)
Willenhall Town (Noose Lane)
England (Wembley)
Manchester United (Old Trafford)



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The Moose
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1 WEMBLEY (the Twin Towers version) 20/5/72 England 4 West Germany 0 Schools International ATT: 70,000 approx.

2 HUISH (the original one) 23/5/72 Yeovil Town 0 Hereford 5 Testimonial ATT: 1,250 approx.

3 FRATTON PARK 30/8/72 Portsmouth 1 Huddersfield Town 2 Div 2 ATT: 16,419

4 THE REC, NEWSTEAD ROAD (Now an Asda) 20/8/74 Weymouth 1 Bath City 1 ATT: 1,700 approx.

5 TWERTON PARK 2/11/74 Bath City 2 Yeovil Town 1 FACup ATT: 5,330

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The Moose
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Just to prove I wasn't much kop (footy pun intended) at maths.....

6. REC GROUND, IRNHAM ROAD - 30/11/74 Minehead 1 Yeovil Town 2 FA Trophy ATT: 1,545


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This is all OTOH.

Roker Park - Sunderland vs Swansea City
Wembley - England vs Scotland schoolboys
Ferens Park - Durham City vs Eppleton CW
Ironworks Road - Tow Law Town vs Durham City
Darlington Road - Ferryhill Ath vs Durham City
Central Avenue - Billingham Synthonia vs Durham City

Two still intact, if we distinguish between Twin Towers and Arch editions at Wembley.



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If memory serves me right

Layer Road, Colchester United
Villa Park, Aston Villa
Goldstone Ground, Brighton & Hove Albion
County Ground, Swindon Town
Boleyn Ground, West Ham united
The Hawthorns, West Bromwich Albion


davy c
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Northwich Victoria (Drill Field)
Runcorn (Canal Street)
Witton Albion (Central Ground)
Altrincham
Macclesfield Town




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If memory serves me right

Layer Road, Colchester United
Villa Park, Aston Villa
Goldstone Ground, Brighton & Hove Albion
County Ground, Swindon Town
Boleyn Ground, West Ham united
The Hawthorns, West Bromwich Albion

The away end at Layer Road was a bit of a one-offLaugh. I've seen more toilets in a small pub.


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All were Crewe Alex games except for the Wembley (2000 Charity Shield) and an England U18 game at Vale Park.

Crewe - Aug 1998
Old Wembley - Aug 2000
Everton - Feb 2002
Blackpool - Apr 2003
Port Vale - Jun 2005
Doncaster - Feb 2007



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All were Crewe Alex games except for the Wembley (2000 Charity Shield) and an England U18 game at Vale Park.

Crewe - Aug 1998


Hope you want Davis out ?



July 1, 2019 to June 30,2020 = 64 / 55 / 9 / inc 2 x 0-0's. (You know my rules) @ 13 / 09 / 2019.
2019/20. Benelux = Bel = 0-0-0-(0-0-0)-(0-2-1-1)/ Lux = 0-3 / Neth = 0-0-0-(1 - 2) Others France = 0-0 / Germany =0-0-0 / Italy =0-3(Act 4- Frosinone new ground)./ Iberia = P = 0-1 & S = 0-0.

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TheFootyDiary
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Don't think there's any fans who want him in anymore.



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0-0s: 0

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Don't think there's any fans who want him in anymore.


Dean Saunders is yer man Laugh



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dottirofhod
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Don't joke about that , Dean is here regularly, his lad plays for us.



July 1, 2019 to June 30,2020 = 64 / 55 / 9 / inc 2 x 0-0's. (You know my rules) @ 13 / 09 / 2019.
2019/20. Benelux = Bel = 0-0-0-(0-0-0)-(0-2-1-1)/ Lux = 0-3 / Neth = 0-0-0-(1 - 2) Others France = 0-0 / Germany =0-0-0 / Italy =0-3(Act 4- Frosinone new ground)./ Iberia = P = 0-1 & S = 0-0.

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TheFootyDiary
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Don't think there's any fans who want him in anymore.


Dean Saunders is yer man Laugh


Davis in (just about) if that's the case.



Doing the 92 Progress - 14/92
New 92 Grounds Added 16/17 season - 2
New 92 Grounds Added 17/18 season - 0
Other New 92 Grounds Planned for 17/18 - n/a

2017/18 (including PSF):
Games: 17
Goals: 58
0-0s: 0

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Trevor P
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1. Yeovil Town v Trowbridge Town (my first ever game & I went to it by bicycle!)
2. Torquay United v Stockport County (the start of a love-hate relationship with the Gulls!)
3. Plymouth Argyle v Preston North End
4. Exeter City v Scunthorpe United (who included a certain Joe Keegan in their squad!)
5. Brighton & Hove Albion v Walsall
6. Fulham v Macclesfield Town (classic Third Round FA Cup tie which finished 4-2)

Games dating from the 1960's. Didn't start watching non-league games regularly until I'd completed the 92 in the 1970's


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1. Yeovil Town v Trowbridge Town (my first ever game & I went to it by bicycle!)
2. Torquay United v Stockport County (the start of a love-hate relationship with the Gulls!)
3. Plymouth Argyle v Preston North End
4. Exeter City v Scunthorpe United (who included a certain Joe Keegan in their squad!)
5. Brighton & Hove Albion v Walsall
6. Fulham v Macclesfield Town (classic Third Round FA Cup tie which finished 4-2)

Games dating from the 1960's. Didn't start watching non-league games regularly until I'd completed the 92 in the 1970's


Do you mean Kevin Keegan?



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Trevor P
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That's right. His first name is Joseph and so when I saw him playing for Scunthorpe, he was referred to as "Joe". Hence the exclamation mark!


Tykeoldboy
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That's right. His first name is Joseph and so when I saw him playing for Scunthorpe, he was referred to as "Joe". Hence the exclamation mark!


And when he played for his works team before signing for Scunny he was probably referred at as "useless" since he could only manage to get in the 3rd team.



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