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« Reply #960 on: Friday, April 26, 2019, 12:21:50 »

I liked the Manor Ground. It was a shithole, but it oozed character. Perhaps not the kind of character you would want to be oozing, but oozing it was.
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« Reply #961 on: Friday, April 26, 2019, 13:23:09 »

I liked the Manor Ground. It was a shithole, but it oozed character. Perhaps not the kind of character you would want to be oozing, but oozing it was.


Which stand of the 13 they had did you like the most?
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« Reply #962 on: Friday, April 26, 2019, 13:41:15 »

I still have my copy of "The Football Grounds of England and Wales" (1985). A couple of (admittedly selective) extracts that I particularly enjoy:

"Rather like Reading itself, Elm Park contains little of interest."

"With scarcely an arresting detail inside the ground and nothing of note visible beyond, Elm Park is probably the least interesting ground in the Football League."

"Nor is the Manor Ground everyone's idea of what a football ground should be. But then, as George Bernard Shaw wrote in Man and Superman, 'Very nice sort of place, Oxford, I should think, for people that like that sort of place'."

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I think I might have had that or something similar.  The one i had concluded that the Chelsea three tier effort would be the past of it's kind as clubs wouldn't spend that type of money on stadia anymore.  Maybe it was a slightly later version.  Less than two decades later you get stadia like Arsenal's.
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« Reply #963 on: Friday, April 26, 2019, 14:04:57 »

Quite pleased Sheff Utd are a game away from the Prem. What a job Chris Wilder has done there, i thought he was a shit manager according to the lot down the road
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« Reply #964 on: Friday, April 26, 2019, 14:20:14 »

I remember him complaining about us overspending, only to find out a year later that he was overspending even more.
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« Reply #965 on: Friday, April 26, 2019, 15:19:12 »

I think I might have had that or something similar.  The one i had concluded that the Chelsea three tier effort would be the past of it's kind as clubs wouldn't spend that type of money on stadia anymore.  Maybe it was a slightly later version.  Less than two decades later you get stadia like Arsenal's.

I remember getting freebies for that new Chelsea triple decker, right at the top... v Palace.  I suffer with acrophobia, so not the best spot... like watching ants.
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« Reply #966 on: Friday, April 26, 2019, 15:23:28 »

I remember getting freebies for that new Chelsea triple decker, right at the top... v Palace.  I suffer with acrophobia, so not the best spot... like watching ants.
Although mine isn't too bad I have an element of that.

I get that at the top of the DRS, never get it at Wembley though must be the raking of the stand.
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« Reply #967 on: Wednesday, May 1, 2019, 17:56:34 »

Marcus Cassidy does it again:

https://www.swindontownfc.co.uk/news/2019/may/town-win-grounds-team-of-the-year/

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« Reply #968 on: Wednesday, May 1, 2019, 18:00:09 »

Deservedly so, when you see some of the terrible pitches we have played on this year, Newport and Oldham in recent weeks spring to mind, as well as Tranmere, Northampton etc our pitch is always stunning.
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« Reply #969 on: Thursday, May 2, 2019, 10:57:45 »

Even though I don't like the manager Mansfield have sold 4,500 for their 2 hour drive away trip to MKD on Saturday thats a brilliant turn out by a team that have barely managed that at home most of the season. All that to watch the hoofball played by Flipflop too.

I see Notts County have sold around 1,900 for their trip to the CG on Saturday as they prepare to fall out of the league.

The away support in L2 this season has been pretty good.
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« Reply #970 on: Thursday, May 2, 2019, 11:23:23 »

Even though I don't like the manager Mansfield have sold 4,500 for their 2 hour drive away trip to MKD on Saturday thats a brilliant turn out by a team that have barely managed that at home most of the season. All that to watch the hoofball played by Flipflop too.

I see Notts County have sold around 1,900 for their trip to the CG on Saturday as they prepare to fall out of the league.

The away support in L2 this season has been pretty good.

Mansfield to MK is fairly easy though, its M1 ll the way!

Rather embarrassingly Franchise have averaged 1300 per game more than the apparently sleeping giant of STFC this season, likewise Notts County despite their incredibly shit season have averaged nearly 1000 higher per game than us and their home form is a good bit worse than ours!
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« Reply #971 on: Tuesday, May 14, 2019, 18:34:14 »

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-48256463
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