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Anyone been to all these now defunct football grounds? 13:56 - Oct 18 with 3279 viewsR_from_afar

I don't go to many away games - lightweight - but was surprised to find that I have actually been to five of them.

I'm impressed by The Old Showground's collapsible floodlights!

https://www.buzzfeed.com/richardbeech/defunct-english-football-grounds

"Things had started becoming increasingly desperate at Loftus Road but QPR have been handed a massive lifeline and the place has absolutely erupted. it's carnage. It's bedlam. It's 1-1."

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Anyone been to all these now defunct football grounds? on 16:05 - Oct 18 with 753 viewsEsox_Lucius

Anyone been to all these now defunct football grounds? on 15:57 - Oct 18 by Antti_Heinola

8 for me. Wish I'd got to some of them though - some great old names in there... Highfield Rd, Filbert St... Withdean...


I remember a trip to Highfield Road just before the Sky Blues played Spuds in the FAC final ('87?) and there was barely a blade of grass on the playing surface. Whilst R's players were having a pre match kick in, the fans chanted an impromptu song regarding the lack of grass which stirred Ian Dawes into racing off to the far side of the pitch and coming back with a small handful of grass which then paraded in front of the R's fans. I half recall a very drunken CCFC fan draped in a flag right next to the QPR section getting dragged out of the ground .
A much better atmosphere that day than any games at the Ricoh.

The grass is always greener.
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Anyone been to all these now defunct football grounds? on 16:06 - Oct 18 with 752 viewsSnipper

Only 11 for me. Quite disappointed with that tbh :-((.
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Anyone been to all these now defunct football grounds? on 16:14 - Oct 18 with 736 viewsNorthernr

18
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Anyone been to all these now defunct football grounds? on 16:23 - Oct 18 with 713 viewshamptonhillhoop

10 for me too, as well as the other 3 mentioned. Wasn't the best view from the away end at Plough Lane through the window of the gents bogs?
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Anyone been to all these now defunct football grounds? on 16:35 - Oct 18 with 681 viewsqpr_1968

21 for me.....good old times
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Anyone been to all these now defunct football grounds? on 16:44 - Oct 18 with 673 viewsloftboy

Anyone been to all these now defunct football grounds? on 16:05 - Oct 18 by Esox_Lucius

I remember a trip to Highfield Road just before the Sky Blues played Spuds in the FAC final ('87?) and there was barely a blade of grass on the playing surface. Whilst R's players were having a pre match kick in, the fans chanted an impromptu song regarding the lack of grass which stirred Ian Dawes into racing off to the far side of the pitch and coming back with a small handful of grass which then paraded in front of the R's fans. I half recall a very drunken CCFC fan draped in a flag right next to the QPR section getting dragged out of the ground .
A much better atmosphere that day than any games at the Ricoh.


The away game there in 86 was the last game of the season, Coventry beat us to avoid relegation, invaded the pitch and promptly bombarded us with stones.

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Anyone been to all these now defunct football grounds? on 18:00 - Oct 18 with 638 viewsDannyPaddox

Never mind defunct, I wonder if the Withdean was ever really a football ground in the first place?
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Anyone been to all these now defunct football grounds? on 18:11 - Oct 18 with 627 viewslongbottom

Anyone been to all these now defunct football grounds? on 18:00 - Oct 18 by DannyPaddox

Never mind defunct, I wonder if the Withdean was ever really a football ground in the first place?


Stretching it a bit imo.
24 for an old git like myself. Disappointed Edgeware Towns not on there.
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Anyone been to all these now defunct football grounds? on 18:29 - Oct 18 with 620 viewsPinnerPaul

5 - ran the line at Underhill once and yes that slope was a killer!
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Anyone been to all these now defunct football grounds? on 19:09 - Oct 18 with 605 viewsbarbicanranger

Proper football grounds. Back in the day.
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Anyone been to all these now defunct football grounds? on 19:16 - Oct 18 with 603 viewsBlackCrowe

8

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Anyone been to all these now defunct football grounds? on 20:38 - Oct 18 with 566 viewsJuzzie

10 from that list but also add Upton Park, White Hart Lane and didn’t Yeovil play at a different ground or was the New Huish built on the same site?
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Anyone been to all these now defunct football grounds? on 20:56 - Oct 18 with 563 viewsenfieldargh

22 for me plus upton park

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Anyone been to all these now defunct football grounds? on 20:58 - Oct 18 with 562 viewsSonofNorfolt

Anyone been to all these now defunct football grounds? on 20:38 - Oct 18 by Juzzie

10 from that list but also add Upton Park, White Hart Lane and didn’t Yeovil play at a different ground or was the New Huish built on the same site?


Different ground but never saw league football.
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Anyone been to all these now defunct football grounds? on 21:13 - Oct 18 with 548 viewsHarbour

6 plus Upton Park and white city
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Anyone been to all these now defunct football grounds? on 21:27 - Oct 18 with 539 viewsDannyPaddox

Elf plus White City für die Hunde.

Und Walthamstow Avenue!
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Anyone been to all these now defunct football grounds? on 21:27 - Oct 18 with 538 viewsCheshireR

36 for me.
Missing Eastville, Don Valley and Loakes Park. Seen the R's at 25 of my 36.
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Anyone been to all these now defunct football grounds? on 22:19 - Oct 18 with 511 viewsderbyhoop

16. There were some real dumps, including the o,d Wembley.

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Anyone been to all these now defunct football grounds? on 00:22 - Oct 19 with 472 viewsLoftgirl

Anyone been to all these now defunct football grounds? on 18:11 - Oct 18 by longbottom

Stretching it a bit imo.
24 for an old git like myself. Disappointed Edgeware Towns not on there.


Or even Edgware.
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Anyone been to all these now defunct football grounds? on 01:40 - Oct 19 with 455 viewsOregonQPR

15
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Anyone been to all these now defunct football grounds? on 02:33 - Oct 19 with 440 viewscharmr

22, cup games up north at Doncaster and Huddersfield were just cold and bleak. It’s what I mostly remember.
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Anyone been to all these now defunct football grounds? on 14:03 - Oct 19 with 354 viewsPlanetHonneywood

16.

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Anyone been to all these now defunct football grounds? on 17:21 - Oct 19 with 339 viewsManinBlack

19 for me on that list but Boothferry Park not one of the grounds I did. Great win today at last at the KCom or whatever Hull call their gaff these days.
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Anyone been to all these now defunct football grounds? on 11:01 - Oct 20 with 296 viewsswitchingcode

34 for me but could add quite a few more to that list.Southport,Bradford PA,Newport county I could think of and sure there are others
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Anyone been to all these now defunct football grounds? on 11:16 - Oct 20 with 288 viewsSonofNorfolt

Anyone been to all these now defunct football grounds? on 21:27 - Oct 18 by CheshireR

36 for me.
Missing Eastville, Don Valley and Loakes Park. Seen the R's at 25 of my 36.


You've got that Northern advantage Martin.😄
Once I've bothered to visit Salford and Spurs new stadium I will have seen
Matches at 155 league or former league grounds.
Apart from possibly the Reynolds Arena I don't think there are any more
Still standing that I can do?
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