Those We Have Lost: Elm Park, Reading FC

By on Jun 18, 2011 in English League Football, History, Latest | 5 comments

The next in our series on the lost homes of British football comes from Reading, where Reading FC left Elm Park for The Madejski Stadium in 1998. Our thanks go to Rob Langham from the excellent The Two Unfortunates, for this story of the history and memories from Elm Park. We are still very much looking out for submissions on this subject, by the way. Wouldn’t...

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Those We Have Lost: Springfield Park, Wigan Athletic

By on Jun 17, 2011 in English League Football, History, Latest | 1 comment

Today’s instalment in the Those We Have Lost series is on the subject of a ground that seems like it existed a million years ago. We are indebted to Martin Tarbuck for this – Martin is the author of two books about Wigan Athletic and editor of the Mudhutter, a Wigan Athletic fanzine. He is also a contributor to This Northern Soul website, which is a...

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Those We Have Lost: The Goldstone Ground, Brighton & Hove Albion

By on Jun 16, 2011 in English League Football, History, Latest | 3 comments

Today’s entry in this on-running series comes from Mark Chalcraft, who can otherwise be found at the very splendid 2nd Yellow football site. His subject is one that is rather close to one or two of us that already write for Twohundredpercent – Brighton & Hove Albion’s Goldstone Ground. This summer is a poignant one for Brighton & Hove...

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Those We Have Lost: Feethams, Darlington

By on Jun 15, 2011 in History, Latest, Non-League | 4 comments

Next up in our series on the lost football grounds of Britain, comes one of the most poignant stories of all. Darlington left Feethams for The Reynolds Arena in 2003, leaving behind a home of over a hundred years to play in a vast bowl that has proved to be disastrous for the club. Stefan Volkmann writes on this most painful of moves. When historians of the...

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Those We Have Lost: The Dell, Southampton

By on Jun 15, 2011 in English League Football, History | 6 comments

Tom Tully surely performed a double take when he happened upon the match report from Southampton’s final stand at The Dell. Having written so many tales of glory for Roy of the Rovers, he likely thought his work had been plagarised when news came through that the final goal at those grounds, after 103 years of football, was a match winner over Arsenal scored...

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Those We Have Lost: Redheugh Park, Gateshead

By on Jun 14, 2011 in History, Latest | 7 comments

We have another splendid article on a lost football ground for you this morning on Twohundredpercent, and we are pleased to be able to thank Paul Eke, who has some recollections of Redheugh Park, the former home of Gateshead Football Club. I was coming up on two years old when Gateshead Football Club failed in their bid for re-election to the Football League...

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Those We Have Lost: Richmond Road, Kingstonian FC

By on Jun 13, 2011 in History, Latest, Non-League | 6 comments

After a depressing few days, let’s try and lighten the mood a little as Mark Murphy brings us his memories of the former home of Kingstonian FC at Richmond Road. I only saw the death throes of Isthmian League Kingstonian’s Richmond Road ground. But it still had ‘something.’ And (sorry if this is “too much information”) most of my dreams involving Kingstonian...

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Hopelessly Romantic: Remembering Works Teams

By on Jun 13, 2011 in European Club Football, History | 3 comments

When a football legend parts from the game either through retirement or death, ink splatters as tributes are furiously written to consider the man’s style of play, his memorable moments on the pitch, his connections with his fans, and his contributions to club and country. Even for an almost legend, debates commence over whether the player had been underrated,...

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