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SW6er
19-10-2014, 10:32 AM
Quite a good read here about England's lost stadiums, its a shame how some of them have ended up.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-29460621

moverman
19-10-2014, 10:48 AM
My favourite lost ground was Ayresome Park, we had some good wins up there, their fans made it pretty intimidating, nothing like the Riverside nowadays - it's just not the same..

Also interesting from this piece is some info about the redeveloped Dell..

However, the origin of the name Crossley Place, a social housing area where the ground's car park used to be, is unclear.

"The only connection I can find is Matt Le Tissier's only penalty miss was against Nottingham Forest and the goalkeeper was Mark Crossley," said Mr Illingsworth. "Was someone in the developers a Nottingham Forest fan with a bit of a sense of humour?"

...makes sense I suppose.

sw16girl
19-10-2014, 10:52 AM
I recognise the current Dell - my son rented one of the flats there for a year - they are nice but it was odd going there when I remembers the previous times I had been to the Dell to watch the football.

Mind you if you think how those grounds have ended up is sad try this lot:-

http://www.derelictlondon.com/sportsgrounds.html

moverman
19-10-2014, 11:00 AM
Mind you if you think how those grounds have ended up is sad try this lot:-

http://www.derelictlondon.com/sportsgrounds.html

Real shame what's happened to Catford dogs, spent many a Saturday evening over there..

In its final few weeks they were offering free admission and a free pint but still couldn't attract enough people to keep the place open..!!

Bipe
19-10-2014, 12:17 PM
Is that Dougie outside the Asda at Burnden Park, stocking up on two for one offers??

The old Baseball Ground was converted into rather pleasant new build flats, unfortunately surrounded on all sides by some of the most deprived and lawless estates in the East Midlands.

Ninjas Headband
19-10-2014, 01:11 PM
Maine Road was a great and very intimidating ground to go to. The housing redevelopment that has replaced it has a blue road to represent the areas past.

http://i1.manchestereveningnews.co.uk/incoming/article654855.ece/alternates/s615/C_71_article_1512666_image_list_image_list_item_0_ image.jpg

DocSavage
19-10-2014, 01:49 PM
Maine Road was a great and very intimidating ground to go to. The housing redevelopment that has replaced it has a blue road to represent the areas past.

http://i1.manchestereveningnews.co.uk/incoming/article654855.ece/alternates/s615/C_71_article_1512666_image_list_image_list_item_0_ image.jpg
if i should die at kippax street et al

Vince Hilaire's Afro
19-10-2014, 01:51 PM
My favourite lost ground was Ayresome Park, we had some good wins up there, their fans made it pretty intimidating, nothing like the Riverside nowadays - it's just not the same..

Also interesting from this piece is some info about the redeveloped Dell..

However, the origin of the name Crossley Place, a social housing area where the ground's car park used to be, is unclear.

"The only connection I can find is Matt Le Tissier's only penalty miss was against Nottingham Forest and the goalkeeper was Mark Crossley," said Mr Illingsworth. "Was someone in the developers a Nottingham Forest fan with a bit of a sense of humour?"

...makes sense I suppose.
I think a fair few of us were up there the day we won the League. Wasn't that the last game played there?

Boro fans were quite graceful in defeat if I recall.

DocSavage
19-10-2014, 01:53 PM
plough lane wimbledon is now 3 blocks of flats visible behind the head of this texting lorry driver

https://www.google.co.uk/maps/@51.428022,-0.1892494,3a,75y,1.23h,90.6t/data=!3m4!1e1!3m2!1sL56Z-QHmb_A_i1_vJw59FA!2e0

the drexciyan
19-10-2014, 04:15 PM
On a more local level i miss the old champion hill ground for DH, i went a few times as a teenager and it was a really tidy ground for a non-league club. I also went to the old T+M ground at Figges Marsh and liked that olskool feel to it. The old Den, i went back in the early 2000s to tutor a kid who lived in a street where the ground used to be. Difficult to get too nostalgic for that one though.

Can google the images of course. This was the terracing at champion hillhttps://lh4.googleusercontent.com/_KjwLFuslYvw/TcRd0Yf2C1I/AAAAAAAACLc/XsYHCzVOz6Y/s400/DSCF9599.jpg

the drexciyan
19-10-2014, 04:27 PM
If i ever find a reason to be in glasgow i've always wanted to visit Cathkin Park, which was the home of Third Lanark:
http://www.footballgroundguide.com/old-grounds-and-stands/cathkin20.jpg

the drexciyan
19-10-2014, 04:34 PM
The McCain stadium, Scarborough
https://pbs.twimg.com/media/Bi7PTWbCQAEh36b.jpg

Golf Boy
19-10-2014, 04:54 PM
If i ever find a reason to be in glasgow i've always wanted to visit Cathkin Park, which was the home of Third Lanark:
http://www.footballgroundguide.com/old-grounds-and-stands/cathkin20.jpg

Scottish Champions weren't they?

Pistol Knight
19-10-2014, 05:01 PM
Maine Road was a great and very intimidating ground to go to. The housing redevelopment that has replaced it has a blue road to represent the areas past.

http://i1.manchestereveningnews.co.uk/incoming/article654855.ece/alternates/s615/C_71_article_1512666_image_list_image_list_item_0_ image.jpg

Disabled road........


I think a fair few of us were up there the day we won the League. Wasn't that the last game played there?

Boro fans were quite graceful in defeat if I recall.

Yes was a top day out :D

Pistol Knight
19-10-2014, 05:04 PM
Quite a good read here about England's lost stadiums, its a shame how some of them have ended up.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-29460621

The only non sad one (not listed in that article) is The Gallstone, now a Carpet Right :D (is there not a Wickes as well

Ninjas Headband
19-10-2014, 05:12 PM
The only non sad one (not listed in that article) is The Gallstone, now a Carpet Right :D (is there not a Wickes as well

http://dav-world.weebly.com/uploads/9/9/0/4/990402/8085984.jpg?305

Ninjas Headband
19-10-2014, 06:34 PM
List of lost league grounds.;

Accrington Stanley....Peel Park: 1921-1962
Ayr Parkhouse....Beresford Terrace: 1902-1910
(Later merged with Ayr FC to become Ayr United)
Bolton Wanderers....Burnden Park: 1895-1998
Brighton & Hove Albion....Goldstone Ground: 1902-1997
Bristol Rovers....Eastville: 1897-1996
Chester City....Sealand Road: 1906-1990
Chesterfield ....Saltergate: 1871-2010
Clydebank....Kilbowie Park: 1966-2002
Colchester United....Layer Road: 1937-2008
(Also used by now defunct non-league side Colchester Town from 1910-1938)
Coventry City....Highfield Road: 1899-2005
Derby County....The Baseball Ground: 1894-1997
Doncaster Rovers....Belle Vue (Earth Stadium): 1922-2006
Dumbarton....Boghead Park: 1879-2000
Huddersfield Town....Leeds Road: 1908-1994
Leicester City....Filbert Street: 1891-2002
Man City...... Maine Road: 1923-2003
Northampton Town.... The County Ground: 1897-1994
Reading....Elm Park: 1897-1998
Rotherham United.... Millmoor: 1907-2008
Southampton....The Dell: 1898-2001
Stoke City....Victoria Park: 1878-1997
Third Lanark....Cathkin Park: 1872-1967
Walsall....Fellows Park (originally Hillary Street): 1896-1990
Wimbledon....Plough Lane: 1899-1991

Any missing?

Maiden Eagle
19-10-2014, 06:48 PM
List of lost league grounds.;

Any missing?

Scunthorpe Utd - Old Show Ground ?

And I'm sure I've heard they're moving from their newish ground, Glandford Park, soon !!

sw16girl
19-10-2014, 07:53 PM
Real shame what's happened to Catford dogs, spent many a Saturday evening over there..

In its final few weeks they were offering free admission and a free pint but still couldn't attract enough people to keep the place open..!!

I went fairly regularly to Walthamstowe and a friend and I were going to get a dog when our kids had grown up - about now when I come to think about it :( They weren't even actually losing money but just got a whole lot more from the developer

garronrav
19-10-2014, 10:02 PM
List of lost league grounds.;

Accrington Stanley....Peel Park: 1921-1962
Ayr Parkhouse....Beresford Terrace: 1902-1910
(Later merged with Ayr FC to become Ayr United)
Bolton Wanderers....Burnden Park: 1895-1998
Brighton & Hove Albion....Goldstone Ground: 1902-1997
Bristol Rovers....Eastville: 1897-1996
Chester City....Sealand Road: 1906-1990
Chesterfield ....Saltergate: 1871-2010
Clydebank....Kilbowie Park: 1966-2002
Colchester United....Layer Road: 1937-2008
(Also used by now defunct non-league side Colchester Town from 1910-1938)
Coventry City....Highfield Road: 1899-2005
Derby County....The Baseball Ground: 1894-1997
Doncaster Rovers....Belle Vue (Earth Stadium): 1922-2006
Dumbarton....Boghead Park: 1879-2000
Huddersfield Town....Leeds Road: 1908-1994
Leicester City....Filbert Street: 1891-2002
Man City...... Maine Road: 1923-2003
Northampton Town.... The County Ground: 1897-1994
Reading....Elm Park: 1897-1998
Rotherham United.... Millmoor: 1907-2008
Southampton....The Dell: 1898-2001
Stoke City....Victoria Park: 1878-1997
Third Lanark....Cathkin Park: 1872-1967
Walsall....Fellows Park (originally Hillary Street): 1896-1990
Wimbledon....Plough Lane: 1899-1991

Any missing?

Highbury and not sure but Oxford utd?
The old Den

Billy Rhino
19-10-2014, 11:04 PM
Quite a good read here about England's lost stadiums, its a shame how some of them have ended up.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-29460621

What was going on with the penalty area back then, looks like someone drew a pair of tits.

http://news.bbcimg.co.uk/media/images/78239000/jpg/_78239784_dell_first_match_1898_pa.jpg

Stellavista
19-10-2014, 11:21 PM
Memorial Ground, Redhill.

http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-o7dAtf0Bj8o/UNM4hgKnTiI/AAAAAAAALfc/IkrUav6mpnE/s1600/redhill.jpg

the drexciyan
20-10-2014, 05:02 AM
Scottish Champions weren't they?

Yes, a pretty big team at the time.

the drexciyan
20-10-2014, 05:11 AM
I recognise the current Dell - my son rented one of the flats there for a year - they are nice but it was odd going there when I remembers the previous times I had been to the Dell to watch the football.

Mind you if you think how those grounds have ended up is sad try this lot:-

http://www.derelictlondon.com/sportsgrounds.html

Great link that, elsewhere in that site there's a very detailed list of all the london clubs old grounds with photos, ours included.
http://www.derelictlondon.com/londons-long-lost-sports-grounds.html

leicester1
28-10-2014, 01:16 PM
Filbert Street .....the photo is taken from the corner of Burnmoor Street....SK1 entrance for away fans on the right....Looking along the then narrow area behind our old spion kop pens towards the opposite corner...and entrance to the Double Decker...a sometimes favourite for travelling supporters....

leicester1
28-10-2014, 01:22 PM
The steps up to the old Double Decker...Filbert Street....the only ones running up stairs on this spot these days are the students/.........

leicester1
28-10-2014, 02:02 PM
Very similar view of behind the Spion Kops at Filbert Street.

HOVE EAGLE
28-10-2014, 02:31 PM
42890This was once a football ground

HOVE EAGLE
28-10-2014, 02:32 PM
42890This was once a football ground

its Newport county

leicester1
28-10-2014, 05:15 PM
Filbert Street......looking up the pitch...from the kop to the North Stand orange seats...student block to the left..

Chocky
28-10-2014, 06:50 PM
Last time I looked on Google Earth where Northampton's ground was that overlapped the cricket pitch you could still see the football pitch markings from the sky. I remember being there around 1984/5 ish for one of the many shittiest games of football I've seen Palace play, a 0-0 draw in the League Cup. It was strange to watch a game from the main stand with nothing on the other side except a massive cricket pitch and loads of ball boys running about to get back the woeful balls hoofed out that way.

selhursthoover
29-10-2014, 08:29 AM
42890This was once a football ground

Went there for a league cup game with Palace around 1986. Mad a day of it. We went in the wrong end and all hell broke out.

:D:hi::lux: