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football grounds now defunct

Postby cockneyhammer » Sat Sep 10, 2016 1:46 pm

lets have a look at some of the good old grounds that we used to visit on our travels some great grounds now sadly lost forever i was fortunate to visit a lot of the grounds over the years when i was very lucky enough to be able to go to the games

i ended up on something like 83 league grounds i hope this thread will bring back some good memories for you all i feel sorry for the young one's that do not remember the good old day's of standing on the terraces at a good old fashioned ground

i will start with one of my personal favorites



coventry highfield road



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coventry city present ricoh arena

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Re: football grounds now defunct

Postby Towie » Sat Sep 10, 2016 2:23 pm

All ways enjoyed my trips to highfield road as we normally won!
That said it was always a dodgy walk back to station.
Baseball ground though was a personal hate of mine, really crap away end.
Did anyone go to plough lane? Only went once and my stand out memory was Watching mark ward try and out jump Mitchell thomas. :D
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Re: football grounds now defunct

Postby cockneyhammer » Sat Sep 10, 2016 2:31 pm

Towie wrote:All ways enjoyed my trips to highfield road as we normally won!
That said it was always a dodgy walk back to station.
Baseball ground though was a personal hate of mine, really crap away end.
Did anyone go to plough lane? Only went once and my stand out memory was Watching mark ward try and out jump Mitchell thomas. :D




went to plough lane once horrible place was a night game what do you want to see next mate plough lane or the baseball ground your call
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Re: football grounds now defunct

Postby teddybard » Sat Sep 10, 2016 2:56 pm

Towie wrote:All ways enjoyed my trips to highfield road as we normally won!
That said it was always a dodgy walk back to station.
Baseball ground though was a personal hate of mine, really crap away end.
Did anyone go to plough lane? Only went once and my stand out memory was Watching mark ward try and out jump Mitchell thomas. :D


Coventry really got Shafted by a developer didn't they and the
Ricoh Arena now is home to the Insects and it looks possible Cov will loose out on that
and their training ground too next year.
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Re: football grounds now defunct

Postby deanox » Sat Sep 10, 2016 3:10 pm

Happy memories at Highfield road. We always seemed to win. One good memory was sitting behind the goal in the Coventry end with animal and a couple of the boys, we were taking the piss the whole game...miss those days.
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Re: football grounds now defunct

Postby cockneyhammer » Sat Sep 10, 2016 3:34 pm

deanox wrote:Happy memories at Highfield road. We always seemed to win. One good memory was sitting behind the goal in the Coventry end with animal and a couple of the boys, we were taking the piss the whole game...miss those days.




what happened to animal? dud he stop going
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Re: football grounds now defunct

Postby deanox » Sat Sep 10, 2016 3:43 pm

cockneyhammer wrote:
deanox wrote:Happy memories at Highfield road. We always seemed to win. One good memory was sitting behind the goal in the Coventry end with animal and a couple of the boys, we were taking the piss the whole game...miss those days.




what happened to animal? dud he stop going


I was trying to remember myself, last time I saw him was back in the 80's I think at a Wolves away day. Another day of fun ;)
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Re: football grounds now defunct

Postby cockneyhammer » Sat Sep 10, 2016 4:22 pm

used to see him all the time then he vanished
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Re: football grounds now defunct

Postby deanox » Sat Sep 10, 2016 5:01 pm

cockneyhammer wrote:used to see him all the time then he vanished


At that Coventry game the home supporters started making monkey sounds and asking him if he was from London zoo.
He stood up and invited them to the back of the stand for a discussion kickimmuts We all stood up with him and he told us to sit down coz he could handle it. With a big grin on his face he followed some big old burly Cov supporters down the stairs and re emerged about five minutes later with an even bigger smile. Funnily enough the Cov supporters never mad back to their seats :D
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Re: football grounds now defunct

Postby cockneyhammer » Sat Sep 10, 2016 5:28 pm

i am genuinely amused dean when it was a pleasure to go to the football good luck to him wherever he is hope he is safe and well
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