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I'm sure virtually everyone can name all the stadiums in the Scottish Premiership, and the top flight in England?

 

Most of us could probably have a decent bash at most of the other league clubs in Scotland, and a lot of the English Championship teams.

 

Many top European teams (Barca, Real, Juve, the Milan teams etc.) would be easy enough too.

 

Although, many have changed names over the years.  Manchester City (ex Maine Road), Derby County (ex The Baseball Ground) Dumbarton (ex Boghead) are examples.

 

How about the smaller teams though?

 

Without the use of Google, how would you fare with teams like Charlton, East Stirling, Forest Green and Greenock Morton?

 

Name some wee/lesser known teams and their ground names.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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John Findlay

Hibs-Easter Road.

Exeter City-StJames's

Tranmere Rovers-Prenton Park

Hartlepool United-The Shay

Lincoln City-Sincil Bank.

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Morgan
45 minutes ago, John Findlay said:

Hibs-Easter Road

Exeter City-StJames's

Tranmere Rovers-Prenton Park

Hartlepool United-The Shay

Lincoln City-Sincil Bank.

The best example of a ‘wee team’.  :clap:

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Rizla
50 minutes ago, John Findlay said:

Hibs-Easter Road.

Exeter City-StJames's

Tranmere Rovers-Prenton Park

Hartlepool United-The Shay

Lincoln City-Sincil Bank.

I thought Hartlepool played at Victoria Park.

Halifax Town - The Shay.

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John Findlay
14 minutes ago, Rizla said:

I thought Hartlepool played at Victoria Park.

Halifax Town - The Shay.

You could be right, got my H's mixed up

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smiler

Charlton The Valley 

Morton Cappielow

 

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smiler

AFC Fylde anyone? 

I only know this as I was in the KFC next door couple of years back. 

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smiler

PNE? 

Fleetwood Town? 

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Morgan
17 minutes ago, smiler said:

PNE? 

Fleetwood Town? 

Christ, I’ve been to Preston’s ground and can’t mind it’s name.

 

I love trying to remember stuff though, so won’t Google it.

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King prawn

Brisbane Road - Leyton Orient

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King prawn

Kenilworth Road - Luton ::troll::

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Morgan

Blackpool?

 

Another one I used to know, but it’s name eludes me at the moment.

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Morgan

Bradford City was The Valley Parade when I was wee, haven’t a clue what it’s called nowadays?

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The Roller
32 minutes ago, smiler said:

PNE? 

Fleetwood Town? 


Deepdale

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The Roller
10 minutes ago, Morgan said:

Blackpool?

 

Another one I used to know, but it’s name eludes me at the moment.


Bloomfield Rd

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smiler
1 minute ago, The Roller said:


Deepdale

Aw you ruined it for Morgan 

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smiler

Why Rugby Park for Kilmarnock? 

 

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John Findlay

Ainslie Park-Spartans

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The Roller
Just now, smiler said:

Aw you ruined it for Morgan 


:( Just seen his post. Sorry Morgan.

 

Gillingham play at Priestfield Rd or Stadium. Forget which.

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Mr 3 Putt

RVP volley at the valley. Porn, hardcore disgusting porn.

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sassenach

I was single in the 80s during Boro's drop to the old Third Division and subsequent rise to the First, so I managed to get to 50-odd grounds in a very short time.

 

I won't bore everyone with the names of defunct lower division English grounds, but after a quick check I think there are 18 grounds that I have been to and no longer exist. That's just grounds that I personally visited between 1986 and 1989, and I think it is an incredible amount, about a third of them.

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martoon
Posted (edited)
32 minutes ago, smiler said:

Why Rugby Park for Kilmarnock? 

 

 

I think they shared an earlier ground with a Kilmarnock RFC who'd already named it. The football club, perhaps the rugby club, too, moved to a new ground and retained the name. 

 

Not 100% about that mind. 

Edited by martoon

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Madjambo21
2 hours ago, Morgan said:

I'm sure virtually everyone can name all the stadiums in the Scottish Premiership, and the top flight in England?

 

Most of us could probably have a decent bash at most of the other league clubs in Scotland, and a lot of the English Championship teams.

 

Many top European teams (Barca, Real, Juve, the Milan teams etc.) would be easy enough too.

 

Although, many have changed names over the years.  Manchester City (ex Maine Road), Derby County (ex The Baseball Ground) Dumbarton (ex Boghead) are examples.

 

How about the smaller teams though?

 

Without the use of Google, how would you fare with teams like Charlton, East Stirling, Forest Green and Greenock Morton?

 

Name some wee/lesser known teams and their ground names.

 

 

 

 

 

 

East stirling were Firs park I think.

Used to watch them when I was a kid.

Mate was a ball boy and got a McDonald's voucher for his troubles.

Not sure where they play now maybe Stenny's stadium 

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smiler
23 minutes ago, martoon said:

 

I think they shared an earlier ground with a Kilmarnock RFC who'd already named it. The football club, perhaps the rugby club, too, moved to a new ground and retained the name. 

 

Not 100% about that mind. 

I've always wondered about that one Marty. 

Why The Baseball Ground for Derby's old stadium? 

And the name of Alloa's ground is doing my head in. 

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Morgan
1 hour ago, The Roller said:


:( Just seen his post. Sorry Morgan.

 

Gillingham play at Priestfield Rd or Stadium. Forget which.

No bother. :thumbsup:

 

Deepdale was about a million miles away in my mind anyhow.  

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Morgan
34 minutes ago, smiler said:

I've always wondered about that one Marty. 

Why The Baseball Ground for Derby's old stadium? 

And the name of Alloa's ground is doing my head in. 

Recreation Park?

 

 

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Morgan
53 minutes ago, Madjambo21 said:

East stirling were Firs park I think.

Used to watch them when I was a kid.

Mate was a ball boy and got a McDonald's voucher for his troubles.

Not sure where they play now maybe Stenny's stadium 

Firs Park is correct, well done!  

 

Sometimes got confused with Motherwell’s Fir Park.

 

Wee bit trivia that I put on here a few weeks ago: 

 

Stirling Albion played at Annfield.

 

Liverpool play at Anfield.

 

At one time, both clubs were managed by Shankly.

 

Stirling Albion by Bob Shankly.

 

Liverpool, by his much more famous brother, Bill.

 

 

 

 

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The Roller

Another one I’ve been to is Boundary park, Oldham

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milky_26

fleetwood is highbury

 

carlisle - brunton park?

 

barrow is holker street

 

 

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stranraer-jambo

Stranraer - Stair Park

Queen of the South - Palmerston Park

Annan Athletic - Galabank

Gretna - Raydale Park

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milky_26
39 minutes ago, smiler said:

I've always wondered about that one Marty. 

Why The Baseball Ground for Derby's old stadium? 

And the name of Alloa's ground is doing my head in. 

recreation park for alloa?

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The Roller

Christie park for Morecambe’s old ground. Think it was demolished a few years ago. No idea of the new stadium name.

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Morgan
3 minutes ago, milky_26 said:

fleetwood is highbury

 

carlisle - brunton park?

 

barrow is holker street

 

 

Brunton Park is definitely correct.

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The Roller

Forest green’s is some eco friendly name that I can’t place.

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Morgan
1 minute ago, The Roller said:

Forest green’s is some eco friendly name that I can’t place.

Did they not sell that ‘Dodgy’ character to the Vermin?

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The Roller
1 minute ago, Morgan said:

Did they not sell that ‘Dodgy’ character to the Vermin?


I think they might have yes.

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a11ank

I went to school in Dumfries and used to sell programmes at Palmerston!

 

Got me in for nowt!!

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Morgan
2 minutes ago, a11ank said:

I went to school in Dumfries and used to sell programmes at Palmerston!

 

Got me in for nowt!!

Palmerston was a good ground for Hearts fans, with the local ‘ladies’.

 

If you get my drift?  :) 

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a11ank

I do and it was!!😀

 

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Morgan
1 minute ago, a11ank said:

I do and it was!!😀

 

:thumbsup:

 

Behind the wee shed, the fun was better than the football on the park.  :lol: 

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smiler
3 minutes ago, a11ank said:

I do and it was!!😀

 

Care to elaborate for the boys? 

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Sir Gio

There was a time I could name all 92.

 

Plenty have gone since then 

 

Leeds Road 

Ayresome Park 

Muirton Park 

Douglas Park 

Roker Park

Highbury 

 

Only one of those I hadn't been to was Leeds Road.  Another couple Springfield Road , Belle Vue and Eastville, all no more

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smiler
1 minute ago, Sir Gio said:

There was a time I could name all 92.

 

Plenty have gone since then 

 

Leeds Road hmm

Ayresome Park Boro

Muirton Park St J

Douglas Park Hamilton

Roker Park Sunderland 

Highbury Gunners 

 

 

 

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John Findlay

Berwick Rangers-Sheilfield Park. Saw Derek O'Connor score a hat trick for Hearts there.

Eaat Fife-Bayview Park.

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a11ank

 

4 minutes ago, smiler said:

Care to elaborate for the boys? 

 

Morgan seems to have it sewn up!

 

QoS thought they were a right hardy bunch.  At half time the supporters used to swap ends.  The idiots were looking for a fight. The lassies were looking for something else!!!

 

I used to enjoy the half wits getting leathered at the end as they 'chased' the Jambos down towards the Whitesands and then shit themselves when they realised it was an ambush.

 

That was over 40 years ago.  Happy days though!  

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Morgan
1 minute ago, Sir Gio said:

There was a time I could name all 92.

 

Plenty have gone since then 

 

Leeds Road 

Ayresome Park 

Muirton Park 

Douglas Park 

Roker Park

Highbury 

 

Only one of those I hadn't been to was Leeds Road.  Another couple Springfield Road , Belle Vue and Eastville, all no more

I could almost do the 92 as well, years ago. :sad: 

 

I saw Hearts at Ayresome Park twice.  On one of these occasions, I spent the night in a wee police cell in Morpeth on the way home.  :facepalm: 

 

 

 

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glynnlondon

Maidenhead United - York Road

 

Oldest senior football ground in continuous use by the same club since 1871

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Morgan
10 minutes ago, smiler said:

Care to elaborate for the boys? 

Just a wee bit ‘how’s yer father’.

 

:oohmatron:

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ri Alban

St James' Park?(Not Newcastle)

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John Findlay
15 minutes ago, smiler said:

 

Leeds Road was Huddersfield town's old ground.

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