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How many current stadia have you visited

#61
Without a doubt ,the worst league ground ive visited, made Blunders look impressive.
Not sure anything can make Blunder park look impressive, but yes, the old county ground was pretty appalling, especially our section of it.
I remember a Mr Parker dishing out double red cards to us once (And then us all holding up red cards for him next time we had him, at York I think or might have been Hull).

And incidentally a FIFA ref friend of mine (I don't hate every ref!!) told me that at their refs meeting where the new rules on red cards for professional fouls etc were introduced, that Parker stood up and said "I can't keep them all of the f'ing pitch as it is!"
 

Scotimp

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#62
Not sure anything can make Blunder park look impressive, but yes, the old county ground was pretty appalling, especially our section of it.
I remember a Mr Parker dishing out double red cards to us once (And then us all holding up red cards for him next time we had him, at York I think or might have been Hull).
I thought Parker sent off two of our players at Rotherham, or am I the one ageing badly?
 
#63
77 of the 91 current grounds (as not including Wembley for Spurs, 78 if white hart lane still counts!)

12 Prem (13 if white hart lane still counts)
21 Champ
21 L1
23 L2 (just need MK Dons for that full set !)
 

Davidimp

Vital Football Legend
#65
Not sure anything can make Blunder park look impressive, but yes, the old county ground was pretty appalling, especially our section of it.
I remember a Mr Parker dishing out double red cards to us once (And then us all holding up red cards for him next time we had him, at York I think or might have been Hull).

And incidentally a FIFA ref friend of mine (I don't hate every ref!!) told me that at their refs meeting where the new rules on red cards for professional fouls etc were introduced, that Parker stood up and said "I can't keep them all of the f'ing pitch as it is!"
It was York in '93 where we all had red cards for dear old Jim!
Someone even had a ref doll which you could detach the arms, legs and head!
 

Davidimp

Vital Football Legend
#66
We had a few games in that period (91-93)where we had two sent off.
Northampton, Rotherham and another was at Blackpool we lost 3-0 with Lee and Nicholson sent off. We were on the open terrace behind the goal with weeds several feet high and we were joined by a group of Queen of the South fans.
 
#67
The only prem club I haven’t visited is Newcastle. There are three I haven’t seen at new stadia. Brighton, West Ham and Man City.
Championship: there are four teams I’ve never visited. Middlesboro, Wigan, Blackburn and Norwich.
I’ve not been to the new stadia at derby, Bolton and Rotherham.
However I’ve been to both Swansea, both Millwall, both hull and reading, and stoke. (Last 40 years as in both)
League one: haven’t been, fleetwood, burton, Accrington, Portsmouth, Blackpool and Plymouth. And afc Wimbledon though I’ve been a few times to Wimbledon at plough lane.
I’ve seen Bristol rovers at three grounds, Oxford, scunny,Charlton ,Coventry, Walsall at 2 grounds. Donny and Shrewsbury at old ground, Sunderland at new.
League 2:
Haven’t been mk dons, Crawley, forest green, Yeovil, Macclesfield and morcombe. (Something odd there?)
Colchester old stadia only. Been to two Newport grounds not Rodney parade though.
Both scunnys, both Northampton’s.

There’s a load of ex League I’ve been to as well. Ie dartford to see Maidstone v city.
 
#68
I've been to Welling twice but just over 30 years apart and seen City win both times. The first time we went to Sutton United in 1986 they were simply the worst toilets I have ever seen at any ground that I have been to. Barnet, Colchester & Scunthorpe I have been to both grounds. Hopefully and finance permitting this season I hope to visit Stevenage, Florist Green, MK Dons and Newport for the first time.
 
#70
Ah Stoke's original ground, missed that off my list. Never got to Eastville but did see Bristol Rovers at Bath City. The founder of the 92 club was a Rovers fan, and I went to his house in 91 when I had completed them all. Pity I hadn't got Eastville in my list!

Who was first in modem era to move ground? Was it Scunny??
I think prior to that Vale Park might have been the last new ground but a football historian will know the proper answers
 

exhertsimp

Vital Squad Member
#71
Ah Stoke's original ground, missed that off my list. Never got to Eastville but did see Bristol Rovers at Bath City. The founder of the 92 club was a Rovers fan, and I went to his house in 91 when I had completed them all. Pity I hadn't got Eastville in my list!

Who was first in modem era to move ground? Was it Scunny??
I think prior to that Vale Park might have been the last new ground but a football historian will know the proper answers
Think you are effectively correct about the "modern era" but probably depends how you deal with clubs that have gone into administration etc or shared elsewhere. Stevenage for instance were a different entity and non-league when they moved to their current ground in the early 1980s. If you count the rebuilt Valley Parade in 1987? (following Bradford's quite temporary move after the fire) then this pre-dates Scunny's move in 1988. Similarly Charlton left the Valley in 1985 for Selhurst Park and briefly 'Upton Park' but their completely rebuilt ground was not occupied until 1992?
 
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Chesterimp

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#72
Think 'modern era' of the OP means relocation to a new ground rather than rebuild of current, on that basis SB is new since 1987-1995.

I can't come anywhere near the dedication of many of you, but I have realised how many stadia I've been to which are now no more - Old Showground, Filbert Street, Belle Vue, Springfield Park, Sealand Road, Gay Meadow, Maine Road, as well as few new ones, many of which seem to change their name on an annual basis - eg 'Reebok' and 'McAlpine'.

Whatever and wherever the future lies for the Mighty Imps I hope 'naming rights' retains a recogniseable and enduring name at its root, or avoids it all together - credit to current and previous chairmen to avoid that particular course.