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williamstown
08-08-2010, 03:53
Im starting with Stamford bridge,one of the biggest club grounds in England
Chelsea's biggest league crowd was 82,905 against Arsenal in 1935,it held three fa cup finals and was built to hold 100,000.




















http://i35.tinypic.com/rhv8fd.jpg

Rangerio
08-08-2010, 04:11
those pictures are all of the Bridge? when was it torn down?

williamstown
08-08-2010, 04:17
those pictures are all of the Bridge? when was it torn down?

It was redeveloped in the 90s.

williamstown
08-08-2010, 05:04
Highbury home of the famous Arsenal held a top crowd of 73,295 against Sunderland in 193






http://i36.tinypic.com/10hkhvn.jpg

glasgowiron
08-08-2010, 06:09
I'd always thought that before Wembley was built the Valley was the biggest ground in London, also one of the terraces was the biggest in England.



Sorry, can't find any pics.

williamstown
08-08-2010, 06:19
I'd always thought that before Wembley was built the Valley was the biggest ground in London, also one of the terraces was the biggest in England.



Sorry, can't find any pics.

It was at a certain time,it held 75,000 in 1938 its biggest crowd.

williamstown
08-08-2010, 06:27
Goodison park home of Everton was the first major football stadium in England,its biggest crowd was against Liverpool in 1948,78,299.

http://i36.tinypic.com/2n07cau.jpg



http://i33.tinypic.com/2jc61hc.jpg


http://i36.tinypic.com/s2ft4z.jpg


http://i36.tinypic.com/2ivmd91.jpg


http://i35.tinypic.com/346l5xw.jpg

Bravomar6
08-08-2010, 09:33
I love these old pics!

footballhead
08-08-2010, 11:04
I love these old pics!

Same here.

Stadiums back then oozed character and you could tell at a glance who's stadium was who's as they were as much a part of the club as their badge.

Sadly, those stadiums have all but disappeared and we now have a country full of identikit flat pack grounds that all look the same.

Bullseye
08-08-2010, 11:08
The main stand at Tynecastle dates from 1914 and could be oldest remaining part of an SPL stadium.

Some parts of Celtic's South Stand date to 1929.

Tannadice Shed roof dates from 1957-58 according to Simon Inglis' Football Grounds of Great Britain (3rd Ed, 1996)

The same book suggests that the current Rugby Park stand incorporated the old one which had been there since the pitch was moved to it's current position in 1899.

In the SFL... some golden oldies include:

Main stand at Cliftonhill - c.1921

Somerset Park main stand (original bit) - 1924. Other parts of the ground may be older.

Cemetery End at Brechin - 1929

Central Park - original stand - 1921

Dens Park - main stand - 1921

Cappielow main stand - 1931

Firhill main stand - 1927

Palmerston terracing cover was erected in 1958 but the terracing itself is older.

Stark's Park main stand - 1922

oranje-viola
08-08-2010, 11:29
Goodison Park really is class, hope Everton can find a solution which sees their long term future there. Oozes character and history.


This place hasn't changed much over the years either and has managed to keep it's identity, though it is need of a general tidy up

http://i35.tinypic.com/fyl64l.jpg

http://i33.tinypic.com/25qbsqd.jpg

eastcoastbear
08-08-2010, 11:43
Same here.

Stadiums back then oozed character and you could tell at a glance who's stadium was who's as they were as much a part of the club as their badge.

Sadly, those stadiums have all but disappeared and we now have a country full of identikit flat pack grounds that all look the same.

Agreed.

Oh to stand on a big terracing again.

Nostalgic Loyal

Dutch_FR1908
08-08-2010, 12:54
Also love these old photo's , Just miss the atmosphere that they brought.

Here is some old Dutch ones :

De meer (ajax stadium)

http://home.concepts.nl/~meeuwse/plaatjes/demeer.jpg

Beatrix Straat (NAC Breda)

http://www.derat.nl/downloads/wallpapers/beatrixlucht640480.jpg

Diekman stadion (FC Twente)

http://www.twentefiles.nl/stadion/foto/diekmanluchtfoto.jpg

Alkmaarder hout (AZ Alkmaar)

http://www.globalstadia.com/campo_az2.jpg

Galgenwaard (FC Utrecht)

http://www.globalstadia.com/campo_utrecht.jpg

De Goffert (NEC Nijmegen)

http://www.globalstadia.com/campo_nec.jpg

PSV Eindhoven

http://img177.exs.cx/img177/8603/stadion22xq.jpg

Union Royale Namur : :)
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v317/pietjebel/Namen5.jpg

De Kuip :

http://www.sportgeschiedenis.nl/userfiles/kuip37.jpg

Flawed_Genius
08-08-2010, 13:01
Fantastic thread - love these old snaps.

My English Grandad is a Reading fan - used to love going to Elm Park with him as a kid, that was a real throw back of a football ground.

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/5/57/Elm_Park_Stadium_1.jpg

http://www.readingfc.co.uk/javaImages/3/73/0,,10306~3306243,00.jpg

ThePedroandMaryChain
08-08-2010, 13:08
http://www.stadiumguide.com/hampdenold1.jpg

Once the greatest stadium in the World. I went to a charity game to mark the opening of the new South Stand in 1999. The programme has some excellent pictures of Hampden through the ages, it's a shame that it's so far behind what it could or should have been when refurbished.

gorams_glayva
08-08-2010, 13:12
Great pics guys....those definitely were the days my friend. Anyone got any of Maine Rd in her glory days, before that monstrosity replaced the old Kippax St stand?

Remember a year or so ago, someone posted on here a great youtube link. Some guy back in `79 or `80 had gone to a bunch of grounds with an old video recorder, and did a panoramic of all the stands. Wonderful trip down memory lane that was. Anyone remember it? Or better still, have the link??

ThePedroandMaryChain
08-08-2010, 13:15
Great pics guys....those definitely were the days my friend. Anyone got any of Maine Rd in her glory days, before that monstrosity replaced the old Kippax St stand?

Remember a year or so ago, someone posted on here a great youtube link. Some guy back in `79 or `80 had gone to a bunch of grounds with an old video recorder, and did a panoramic of all the stands. Wonderful trip down memory lane that was. Anyone remember it? Or better still, have the link??

Voila!

http://i.dailymail.co.uk/i/pix/2008/12/24/article-0-007F94CA00000258-59_468x342.jpg

http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=-326176543627907268#

bluemanc
08-08-2010, 13:51
http://i13.photobucket.com/albums/a292/bluemank/webmediaCALKVL6Z.jpg
http://i13.photobucket.com/albums/a292/bluemank/article-0-007F94CA00000258-59_468x342.jpg
Man City's Maine Rd,holds all the club ground records you can think of.

peebles
08-08-2010, 14:14
Burnden Park:

http://i38.tinypic.com/2i1jk0m.jpg

http://i37.tinypic.com/2889zs2.jpg

Inspiration for LS Lowry's 'going to the match'

http://i33.tinypic.com/4scrnr.jpg

Rankrotten
08-08-2010, 14:56
Goodison Park really is class, hope Everton can find a solution which sees their long term future there. Oozes character and history.


This place hasn't changed much over the years either and has managed to keep it's identity, though it is need of a general tidy up

http://i35.tinypic.com/fyl64l.jpg

http://i33.tinypic.com/25qbsqd.jpg

This is Hillsborough unless I'm very much mistaken.

experiment626
08-08-2010, 15:13
This is Hillsborough unless I'm very much mistaken.

Could be the big letters on the stand that say 'Sheffield Wednesday' and 'Hillsborough' that give it away. :D:D

stayfor90mins
08-08-2010, 15:31
Great thread, I love these old ground pics, they do have a certain character to them, so glad we still have our main stand, quality...:)

tod1873
08-08-2010, 16:02
[QUOTE=williamstown;11840386]Im starting with Stamford bridge,one of the biggest club grounds in England
Chelsea's biggest league crowd was 82,905 against Arsenal in 1935,it held three fa cup finals and was built to hold 100,000.






http://i36.tinypic.com/w2ofp3.jpg






guy in Gers bench jacket from 92-93 season ;)

miltonbear
08-08-2010, 18:06
This pic reminds me of Firhill.




http://i36.tinypic.com/w2ofp3.jpg

britain
08-08-2010, 21:31
Im starting with Stamford bridge,one of the biggest club grounds in England
Chelsea's biggest league crowd was 82,905 against Arsenal in 1935,it held three fa cup finals and was built to hold 100,000.




http://i33.tinypic.com/zvschy.jpg


http://i34.tinypic.com/ibz8n4.jpg


http://i37.tinypic.com/35bz2j9.jpg



http://i36.tinypic.com/w2ofp3.jpg



http://i36.tinypic.com/fm6xx4.jpg


http://i33.tinypic.com/p6kuu.jpg


http://i34.tinypic.com/2epjyfq.jpg



http://i34.tinypic.com/25pie0n.jpg


http://i37.tinypic.com/33mr7zo.jpg


http://i35.tinypic.com/rhv8fd.jpg

Great pics of The Bridge mate.

britain
09-08-2010, 07:05
Amazing how many grounds were designed by Archibald Leitch. Goodison, hillsborough, Anfield, Old Trafford.

Certainly their Grandstands.

noodles
09-08-2010, 10:27
Portsmouths main stand was another leitch design as was the main stand at Roker Park

Bannerman
09-08-2010, 12:35
Great pics.

Was it Goodison Park that had one end where the terracing went back in a 'U' shape - if you were looking towards the goal?

Always remember a stand at Molineux having a unique look about it.

monkey magic
09-08-2010, 12:38
great pics mate

gorams_glayva
09-08-2010, 12:38
Any pics out there of Barnestoneworth Utd`s old ground, The Sewage Works?


:)

bluemanc
09-08-2010, 18:29
Great pics.

Was it Goodison Park that had one end where the terracing went back in a 'U' shape - if you were looking towards the goal?

Always remember a stand at Molineux having a unique look about it.
http://i13.photobucket.com/albums/a292/bluemank/OldMolineux17.jpg
http://www.evertonfc.com/assets/_files/images/feb_10/efc__1265797524_ground1966.jpg
That bloody Everton one was hard to find.
ps.after me spending 15mins finding the Everton one i bet some bugger has already posted it.

Halfwaythere
09-08-2010, 19:45
Shawfield

http://www.clydefc.co.uk/images/history/fullSize/5/3.jpg

http://www.clydefc.co.uk/images/history/fullSize/5/4.jpg

Yoda
09-08-2010, 19:51
guy in Gers bench jacket from 92-93 season ;)

Wasn't that jacket used for a number of clubs whose kits were supplied by Adidas?

Yoda
09-08-2010, 19:56
http://www.footballgroundsfrenzy.com/USERIMAGES/falkirk%20pan.jpg

My first ever away game was here, Peter Huistra's last game, if I remember correctly we came out 3-2 winners after going ahead 1-0 then losing 2, still one of my favourite games.
Also seen Basile Boli's debut here (Was it indeed his debut, i'm sure he scored(did Laudrup play in that game as well?))

realger34
09-08-2010, 20:06
http://www.sunwing.co.jp/MatchOfTheDay/stadium/s-RokerPark.jpg

Roker park

God knows why they ever changed the name to stadium of light

yorkhill_loyal
09-08-2010, 20:08
http://www.sunwing.co.jp/MatchOfTheDay/stadium/s-RokerPark.jpg

Roker park

God knows why they ever changed the name to stadium of light

they moved stadium :roll: :D

Halfwaythere
09-08-2010, 20:12
Newcastle v Rangers at St James Pk 1969

http://cache2.mediastorehouse.com.s3.amazonaws.com/preview_1664401_1_500x500_0_0__0_ffffff_d5517cc4aa 07ae799006ebdae9bf8667.jpg

realger34
09-08-2010, 20:15
they moved stadium :roll: :D

Yes i know:roll:

The Sunderland fans protested about the change of name and the fact they stole the name from another stadium:D

yorkhill_loyal
09-08-2010, 20:16
Yes i know:roll:

The Sunderland fans protested about the change of name and the fact they stole the name from another stadium:D

remember it from the time that the fans were not happy, they wanted their own identity and who can blame them

BlueIbrox
09-08-2010, 20:18
http://i13.photobucket.com/albums/a292/bluemank/OldMolineux17.jpg
http://www.evertonfc.com/assets/_files/images/feb_10/efc__1265797524_ground1966.jpg
That bloody Everton one was hard to find.

I found it in post number 6 :D

realger34
09-08-2010, 20:29
remember it from the time that the fans were not happy, they wanted their own identity and who can blame them

Yeah

The name Roker park meant a lot to them

realger34
09-08-2010, 20:33
http://www.safc.com/javaImages/f8/ff/0,,10281~6750200,00.jpg

A better picture

Stadiums like this bring back fond memories:D

stayfor90mins
09-08-2010, 20:42
http://www.safc.com/javaImages/f8/ff/0,,10281~6750200,00.jpg

A better picture

Stadiums like this bring back fond memories:D

Aye like the pre-season game back in 94, when the rhags reported all the trouble and slashings..., saying that we had a great day and saw no bother whatsoever

Halfwaythere
09-08-2010, 20:47
Aye like the pre-season game back in 94, when the rhags reported all the trouble and slashings..., saying that we had a great day and saw no bother whatsoever

but one guy was slashed. He ended up coming up to Glasgow for the Cup Final at the end of that season as a guest of the Westcoats Rangers SC in the Black Bull in Cambuslang, the guy and his brother were brand new, but some bassa had definately done some damage to his face.

oranje-viola
09-08-2010, 20:48
http://i36.tinypic.com/2chnb5t.jpg

realger34
09-08-2010, 20:58
Aye like the pre-season game back in 94, when the rhags reported all the trouble and slashings..., saying that we had a great day and saw no bother whatsoever

I wasn't talking about that stadium in particular or that game

I was talking about the old standing areas,the barriers and the shed roofing that's why i said like these

Halfwaythere
09-08-2010, 21:05
http://i41.tinypic.com/33utzeh.jpg

realger34
09-08-2010, 21:12
http://i41.tinypic.com/33utzeh.jpg

No need for that shit:D

yorkhill_loyal
09-08-2010, 21:14
when is that picture of the piggery from ?

ThePedroandMaryChain
09-08-2010, 21:15
http://i36.tinypic.com/2chnb5t.jpg

Bramall Lane?

yorkhill_loyal
09-08-2010, 21:18
Bramall Lane?

might be Stoke but not 100% sure

ThePedroandMaryChain
09-08-2010, 21:31
I was never there but I like the old Tynecastle-

http://www.heartsfc.co.uk/javaImages/8/b7/0,,10289~4634376,00.jpg

and the old Easter Road-

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/1/1c/Easter_Road_old.jpg

oranje-viola
09-08-2010, 21:36
might be Stoke but not 100% sure

Aye 'tis Stoke City, Victoria Ground

Travis Bickle
09-08-2010, 21:37
http://www.homesoffootball.co.uk/collection/browse/spiritual-place/0/1096/#display_image

I wish it was still there....many happy (and depressing) memories

ThePedroandMaryChain
09-08-2010, 21:42
http://media.hof.wemakemedia.co.uk/cache/981_display.jpg

yorkhill_loyal
09-08-2010, 21:43
http://www.homesoffootball.co.uk/collection/browse/spiritual-place/4/1096

I wish it was still there....many happy (and depressing) memories

dont remember that stadium ;)

borderbear
09-08-2010, 22:27
http://www.homesoffootball.co.uk/collection/browse/spiritual-place/0/1096/#display_image

I wish it was still there....many happy (and depressing) memories
Passed the new ground on the train last week. It's different :D

Travis Bickle
09-08-2010, 22:38
Passed the new ground on the train last week. It's different :D

So is the atmosphere...totally different :(

BazzaF6
09-08-2010, 23:04
http://www.jhowie.f9.co.uk/broomfield0.jpg

realger34
09-08-2010, 23:17
http://www.jhowie.f9.co.uk/broomfield0.jpg

Where is that?

BazzaF6
09-08-2010, 23:20
Where is that?

Airdrie - the old Broomfield

ulstersarmy
09-08-2010, 23:24
Some wonderfull pics in this thread. I'm too young to remember any of these groudns as they were but its amazing to see how much football groudns have changed in the past 20yrs.

britain
10-08-2010, 05:40
http://media.hof.wemakemedia.co.uk/cache/981_display.jpg

Hated that stand on top of the North Enclosure, was in it once as a kid and told my old man I never wanted to go back and sit in it. Glad when it was demolished.

GingerFurball
10-08-2010, 07:19
when is that picture of the piggery from ?

Season 1993/94.

four_step
10-08-2010, 09:00
Amazing how many grounds were designed by Archibald Leitch. Goodison, hillsborough, Anfield, Old Trafford.

Certainly their Grandstands.


Villa Park

four_step
10-08-2010, 09:03
http://www.footballgroundsfrenzy.com/USERIMAGES/falkirk%20pan.jpg

My first ever away game was here, Peter Huistra's last game, if I remember correctly we came out 3-2 winners after going ahead 1-0 then losing 2, still one of my favourite games.
Also seen Basile Boli's debut here (Was it indeed his debut, i'm sure he scored(did Laudrup play in that game as well?))

Was at Huistra's last game as well.

Laudrup scored in that other game you were talking about. Sure the game was stopped for a whil because one of the terracing's was too full and some people had to walk roung the park to the back of the other goal.

Rankrotten
10-08-2010, 11:06
http://media.hof.wemakemedia.co.uk/cache/981_display.jpg

When was Hampden terraces concreted? All I can remember is the black ash and sleepers.

DerbyBlue
10-08-2010, 12:03
http://i33.tinypic.com/2v94xh1.jpg

Steviep1962
10-08-2010, 12:10
http://i33.tinypic.com/2v94xh1.jpg

notts county?

borderbear
10-08-2010, 12:23
http://i33.tinypic.com/2v94xh1.jpg

It's Craven Cottage

britain
10-08-2010, 13:01
Villa Park

They took down his Grandstand in 2000. Progress they call it !

Gersandproud
10-08-2010, 13:08
I understood that from mid-seventies through late 80's Stamford Bridge's capacity was around 30,000

britain
10-08-2010, 13:17
When was Hampden terraces concreted? All I can remember is the black ash and sleepers.

1982 ish I think .

GirvanLighthouse
10-08-2010, 13:58
Last night of The Shed
http://img62.imageshack.us/img62/5099/shede.jpg (http://img62.imageshack.us/i/shede.jpg/)

And the away end in the 60s

http://img94.imageshack.us/img94/6227/shed1.jpg (http://img94.imageshack.us/i/shed1.jpg/)

And Firhill 1993

http://img338.imageshack.us/img338/325/shed5.jpg (http://img338.imageshack.us/i/shed5.jpg/)

coist9
10-08-2010, 14:16
I was never there but I like the old Tynecastle-

http://www.heartsfc.co.uk/javaImages/8/b7/0,,10289~4634376,00.jpg

and the old Easter Road-

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/1/1c/Easter_Road_old.jpg

That terracing at Easter Road was massive

carltonblue
10-08-2010, 14:20
Agreed.

Oh to stand on a big terracing again.

Nostalgic Loyal

Absolutely - concrete, breeze block and shiny plastic seats don't provide what you might call character in a ground

AN09
10-08-2010, 14:32
Where is that?

Vicarage Road, Watford, pre redevelopment?

GingerFurball
10-08-2010, 14:33
They took down his Grandstand in 2000. Progress they call it !

An act of sheer architectural vandalism.

AN09
10-08-2010, 14:41
I understood that from mid-seventies through late 80's Stamford Bridge's capacity was around 30,000

There is a photo from Stamford Brig, with fans on the shed roof, I was at The Bridge, in 1972 opening day of season against dirty Leeds and it was similar to that, but a lot of the support spilled over to just short of the touchlines.

The reason for my tale is a tie on, the photo here, what happened at Leeds game, plus what was in the maych mag, that day and what you said, re capacity.

Plans were afloat to redevelop the Stadium, as of Summer 72, and still were not inforce over 2 years later, when Chelsea were relegated in 75, things on the money and front were tight, to say the least.

The Club, were not able to carry forward what was said to be happening, the cover of the Leeds prog, for the game I attended had a photo plan of how the new look Stadium, was supposed to turn out like, they never got hear that stage, only the Main Stand was rebuilt and other developments did not arise until Santa Bates, then the unfortunate Matthew Harding, arrived on the scene.

adamski
10-08-2010, 14:59
when is that picture of the piggery from ?

93/94 season.

If they hadn't seated the jungle that year, they'd have had to play home games elsewhere.

Which they eventually did in 94/95 after that hovel was razed.

adamski
10-08-2010, 15:01
Last night of The Shed
http://img62.imageshack.us/img62/5099/shede.jpg (http://img62.imageshack.us/i/shede.jpg/)




And Super Ally gave them a 92nd minute going away present :)



all these pics, when football was still an affordable working man's sport.

AN09
10-08-2010, 15:06
And Super Ally gave them a 92nd minute going away present :)

I've still got the tape from this game and just before the winning goal has been put away, in the game's highlights, you could hear a nipper say to his mate come on and Bliss ourselfs, no kidding.



all these pics, when football was still an affordable working man's sport.

This has totally spiralled out of control, re the pricing structure.

adamski
10-08-2010, 15:11
When was Hampden terraces concreted? All I can remember is the black ash and sleepers.

1982, when they tore down the North Stand (well, what was left of the towering mess) and concreted the rest of the ground

adamski
10-08-2010, 15:14
This has totally spiralled out of control, re the pricing structure.


In 1992, an adult ticket for a rangers Premier League match was 7.

Now the same ticket is 24.


:blink:

AN09
10-08-2010, 15:23
In 1992, an adult ticket for a rangers Premier League match was 7.

Now the same ticket is 24.


:blink:

Ridiculously inflated and some serious discussion merits to be had on such topics, but do they listen to our recommendations, I think we all know the ansa?

Halfwaythere
10-08-2010, 17:40
http://img139.imageshack.us/img139/3711/75411924ge4.jpg

britain
10-08-2010, 19:26
An act of sheer architectural vandalism.

Aye it certainly was:mad:

britain
10-08-2010, 19:26
http://img139.imageshack.us/img139/3711/75411924ge4.jpg

Mr Liewell claimed a full house that day too:roll::eek::D

Juanito
10-08-2010, 19:38
For Old Grounds Nothing on the Old Den of millwall for being a rickety old shithole and closed in intimidation atmosphere

CFCGer
10-08-2010, 19:47
Im starting with Stamford bridge,one of the biggest club grounds in England
Chelsea's biggest league crowd was 82,905 against Arsenal in 1935,it held three fa cup finals and was built to hold 100,000.




http://i33.tinypic.com/zvschy.jpg


http://i34.tinypic.com/ibz8n4.jpg


http://i37.tinypic.com/35bz2j9.jpg



http://i36.tinypic.com/w2ofp3.jpg



http://i36.tinypic.com/fm6xx4.jpg


http://i33.tinypic.com/p6kuu.jpg


http://i34.tinypic.com/2epjyfq.jpg



http://i34.tinypic.com/25pie0n.jpg


http://i37.tinypic.com/33mr7zo.jpg


http://i35.tinypic.com/rhv8fd.jpg

The 3rd pic down captures the celebrations after we'd beaten Leeds 5-0 in 1984 to clinch promotion back to the old 1st Div. What a day! Several (good natured) pitch invasions towards the end saw the playing surface surrounded by fans who sat on the track and waited for the final whistle. The last re-start after Leeds conceded the fifth was bizarre as they kicked-off, flipped the ball to the ref, who caught it, blew the final whistle and all the players legged it off the pitch. :D

CFCGer
10-08-2010, 19:50
Highbury home of the famous Arsenal held a top crowd of 73,295 against Sunderland in 1935.


http://i37.tinypic.com/25heo3m.jpg



http://i34.tinypic.com/2afctvo.jpg


http://i36.tinypic.com/10hkhvn.jpg


http://i38.tinypic.com/aoukxi.jpg



http://i38.tinypic.com/akv8cl.jpg


http://i38.tinypic.com/34rzwaf.jpg


http://i33.tinypic.com/jtlc1s.jpg


http://i35.tinypic.com/23vhrep.jpg

http://i36.tinypic.com/i6i0cz.jpg

The 6th pic down is one of my favourites! The first day of the 84-85 season with Chelsea packing the old Clock End.

Halfwaythere
10-08-2010, 20:10
The Bold Fergie at a few old Stadias.

http://img84.imageshack.us/img84/3913/file0115ug8.jpg

http://img231.imageshack.us/img231/2259/file0112wr8.jpg

http://img84.imageshack.us/img84/7269/file0118zl2.jpg

oranje-viola
10-08-2010, 20:23
European....

http://i34.tinypic.com/2exa69g.jpg

http://i38.tinypic.com/io25jo.jpg

http://i34.tinypic.com/2vwtsvo.gif

http://i37.tinypic.com/30tri8n.jpg

bluemanc
10-08-2010, 21:02
http://i50.tinypic.com/sy6xon.png
http://i40.tinypic.com/21e3p6d.jpg
http://i46.tinypic.com/2nt9s9g.png

mfgorm
10-08-2010, 21:08
The Bold Fergie at a few old Stadias.

http://img84.imageshack.us/img84/3913/file0115ug8.jpg

http://img231.imageshack.us/img231/2259/file0112wr8.jpg

http://img84.imageshack.us/img84/7269/file0118zl2.jpg

Top one looks like Kilbowie.

Middle Love St

Bottom Cappielow.

ThePedroandMaryChain
10-08-2010, 21:11
European....

http://i34.tinypic.com/2exa69g.jpg

http://i38.tinypic.com/io25jo.jpg

http://i34.tinypic.com/2vwtsvo.gif

http://i37.tinypic.com/30tri8n.jpg

Estadio da Luz, Lisbon

Munich Olympic Stadion

Wankdorf *snigger* Stadium, Berne

Hamburg?

Halfwaythere
10-08-2010, 21:12
Top one looks like Kilbowie.

Middle Love St

Bottom Cappielow.

Yes you are correct with all three

oranje-viola
10-08-2010, 21:13
Estadio da Luz, Lisbon

Munich Olympic Stadion

Wankdorf *snigger* Stadium, Berne

Hamburg?

Nope, it's a former WC Final venue tho....

ThePedroandMaryChain
10-08-2010, 21:21
Nope, it's a former WC Final venue tho....

Rome's Olympic Stadium?

adamski
10-08-2010, 21:44
Top one looks like Kilbowie.

Middle Love St

Bottom Cappielow.

no wonder he was a miserable old prick

britain
10-08-2010, 21:47
Nope, it's a former WC Final venue tho....

Colombes in Paris ?

mfgorm
10-08-2010, 21:56
Nope, it's a former WC Final venue tho....

Berlin Olympic?

oranje-viola
10-08-2010, 21:57
Colombes in Paris ?

Yep thats the one. Seemingly hardly used these days as well

Eastern Star
10-08-2010, 22:00
http://www.aeropic.co.uk/photo_database/shrewsbury/aeropic_20050607_gay_meadow_1_w640.jpg

britain
10-08-2010, 22:01
Yep thats the one. Seemingly hardly used these days as well

Think a rugby team use it.

Rankrotten
10-08-2010, 22:03
http://www.aeropic.co.uk/photo_database/shrewsbury/aeropic_20050607_gay_meadow_1_w640.jpg

Gay Meadow, Shrewsbury Town (after right-clicking on the photo and checking the URL :))

gorams_glayva
10-08-2010, 22:27
This one still on the go....


http://i33.tinypic.com/2rh3ggj.jpg

Cuellar
10-08-2010, 22:39
Was at Huistra's last game as well.

Laudrup scored in that other game you were talking about. Sure the game was stopped for a whil because one of the terracing's was too full and some people had to walk roung the park to the back of the other goal.

was in the falkirk end at both of these games we won the huistra game 3-2 we were 1-0 up at half time (huistra) then colin mcdonald scored 2 in a minute a t the start of the second half huistra made it 2-2 before mccall scored the winner in the 96th minute.

the second game was 2-1 and Sir David of Weir was sent off for 2 brutal tackles on laudrup

Rankrotten
10-08-2010, 22:40
This one still on the go....


http://i33.tinypic.com/2rh3ggj.jpg

Almost had me fooled for a second there. The pitch looks a bit small for a football stadium so I thought it may have been hockey or some other field sport until I looked at the trees. Aha, those are not trees, they're shrubs. So it's a miniature stadium somewhere...

Bingo!

http://www.flickr.com/photos/johnwardell/36924037/

:)

DCFC Ger
10-08-2010, 23:07
The old Baseball ground Derby in the early 70's

http://i154.photobucket.com/albums/s273/MF64/preview_1090354_1_500x500_0_0__0_ffffff_f7a8fac2b7 fd0ccc2bb33f7f17fa0f8e.jpg


Mid 70's

http://i154.photobucket.com/albums/s273/MF64/preview_1090356_1_500x500_0_0__0_ffffff_6282c3a21b 47f2f5e6524d74b543927a.jpg

tcbuzz
10-08-2010, 23:25
The Bold Fergie at a few old Stadias.

http://img84.imageshack.us/img84/3913/file0115ug8.jpg

http://img231.imageshack.us/img231/2259/file0112wr8.jpg

http://img84.imageshack.us/img84/7269/file0118zl2.jpg

The Second one should be titled "Find Fergie"!
:p

Dede' Arneaux
10-08-2010, 23:28
http://www.stadiumguide.com/hampdenold1.jpg

Once the greatest stadium in the World. I went to a charity game to mark the opening of the new South Stand in 1999. The programme has some excellent pictures of Hampden through the ages, it's a shame that it's so far behind what it could or should have been when refurbished.

Especially when you compare it to Cardiff's Millennium stadium opened 1 year later

noodles
10-08-2010, 23:43
http://imgur.com/hVIrj.jpg

http://imgur.com/U1wvr.jpg

noodles
10-08-2010, 23:48
http://imgur.com/yaHDa.jpg

http://imgur.com/Q6y3E.jpg


Another two pics of the previously posted ground.

amabluestar
10-08-2010, 23:48
This one still on the go....


http://i33.tinypic.com/2rh3ggj.jpg

Torquay model village.:cool:

noodles
10-08-2010, 23:53
http://imgur.com/GsbYq.jpg

http://imgur.com/6Y4yo.jpg


Not a good night for the former tenants of this ground.

Rankrotten
11-08-2010, 01:10
http://imgur.com/yaHDa.jpg

http://imgur.com/Q6y3E.jpg


Another two pics of the previously posted ground.
Looks like Edgar Street, Hereford Utd's ground. :)

Rankrotten
11-08-2010, 01:10
http://imgur.com/GsbYq.jpg

http://imgur.com/6Y4yo.jpg


Not a good night for the former tenants of this ground.
East Stirling

DerbyBlue
11-08-2010, 01:17
http://i38.tinypic.com/2j65w2g.jpg

Toughie, where's this ?

williamstown
11-08-2010, 01:17
http://i50.tinypic.com/sy6xon.png
http://i40.tinypic.com/21e3p6d.jpg
http://i46.tinypic.com/2nt9s9g.png

Maine road famous for the two top crowds for a league ground in England,
City against Stoke in the fa cup 84,569 in 1934 and United who I believe played
there for a few seasons after old trafford was bombed 83,260 against Arsenal in 1948.

williamstown
11-08-2010, 01:24
http://i38.tinypic.com/2j65w2g.jpg

Toughie, where's this ?

Bradford park avenue.;)

super_ally_the2nd
11-08-2010, 01:38
In 1992, an adult ticket for a rangers Premier League match was 7.

Now the same ticket is 24.


:blink:

Was doing a clear-out a few months ago and found an old ticket stub for Scotland against France at Hampden in March 2000

This was the the 'official' opening of the 'new' national stadium and the price to see the then world champions and european champs in waiting? 2 for a seat in the east stand that night.

Fast forward 7 years later and Scotland are playing the current world champions, Italy. Price? 35 for the south upper.

Even when you consider that the tickets were for different areas for each game (and that the France ticket may have been a kids ticket when I think about it) - that's a frightening increase in just 7 years.

Shudder to think what prices will be when Spain come along this campaign.

gorams_glayva
11-08-2010, 01:39
Torquay model village.:cool:

Bingo....we had a thread like this a couple of years ago, and I posted the same picture.





Some numpty answered....."Bramhall Lane?" :D:D:D

gorams_glayva
11-08-2010, 01:45
Thanks mate...great picture of..IMO...the greatest stand of them all.


Kippax Street



http://i35.tinypic.com/29ftsbc.png

williamstown
11-08-2010, 01:45
Old Trafford home of Man Utd,biggest crowd 76,962 fa cup semi final
Wolves v Grimsby.

http://i33.tinypic.com/51c3zp.jpg



http://i34.tinypic.com/30hvs4h.gif



http://i34.tinypic.com/2j2gw77.jpg



http://i36.tinypic.com/27xi8gg.jpg

DerbyBlue
11-08-2010, 01:46
Bradford park avenue.;)

Top Man! worth a cyber pint !!:D

williamstown
11-08-2010, 02:34
Top Man! worth a cyber pint !!:D

Cheers mate,good memory from a quiz on here a while ago.:)

williamstown
11-08-2010, 02:55
White Hart lane the home of Tottenham Hotspur,biggest crowd 75,038 Spurs v Sunderland in fa cup 1938.


http://i35.tinypic.com/2vdp6k5.jpg



http://i36.tinypic.com/xp7c3r.jpg


http://i36.tinypic.com/141o85s.jpg


http://i38.tinypic.com/e9ey2r.jpg



http://i34.tinypic.com/5ehb0m.gif

williamstown
11-08-2010, 03:31
For many years the Valley home of Charlton was the biggest league ground in London,it had a capacity of 75,000 and the east bank was the biggest terrace
in English football,the best crowd was 75,031 v Aston villa in a 1938 fa cup tie.


http://i38.tinypic.com/2r5dds9.jpg


http://i36.tinypic.com/2qd1gr8.jpg


http://i37.tinypic.com/1z4lfd5.jpg


http://i54.tinypic.com/t06haq.jpg



















http://i38.tinypic.com/1424h1e.jpg


http://i33.tinypic.com/1z32k3m.jpg

williamstown
11-08-2010, 03:59
Another big English ground was Roker park Sunderland,biggest crowd 75,118.


http://i33.tinypic.com/14cfqjo.jpg


http://i34.tinypic.com/2w4ftkh.jpg


http://i33.tinypic.com/v7fmad.jpg


http://i38.tinypic.com/2j5f0g2.jpg

britain
11-08-2010, 06:04
This one still on the go....


http://i33.tinypic.com/2rh3ggj.jpg

Looks like a Subbuteo Stadium:D

williamstown
11-08-2010, 06:27
Villa park,another famous English ground held 76,588 in 1946 fa cup tie with Derby.



http://i36.tinypic.com/mi314l.jpg



http://i33.tinypic.com/2vcwzm9.jpg


http://i35.tinypic.com/2mrftap.jpg


http://i36.tinypic.com/2w2mn93.jpg


http://i37.tinypic.com/2n64uw9.jpg

williamstown
11-08-2010, 06:34
When you think all these top English grounds held something like 30,000 to 40,000 less full to capacity
than our own great stadium did then it brings it home just how big Ibrox was
to all the youngsters on here who never stood on the old slopes.

noodles
11-08-2010, 10:37
Correct on both counts Rankrotten.

Was in the Holte end at villa park during the standing days and it was quite impressive.
Nowhere near as impressive as the standing days at Ibrox mind you ;)

adamski
11-08-2010, 11:32
the second game was 2-1 and Sir David of Weir was sent off for 2 brutal tackles on laudrup

He was sent off for a professional foul on Durie who was clean through on goal.

Fulton was sent off for attempting to end Durie's career

adamski
11-08-2010, 11:37
Looking at the size of the record crowds.



And then look at ours :)

crl00002
11-08-2010, 12:00
Love loking at pictures of all these old stadiums.

super_ally_the2nd
11-08-2010, 12:40
White Hart lane the home of Tottenham Hotspur,biggest crowd 75,038 Spurs v Sunderland in fa cup 1938.









http://i36.tinypic.com/141o85s.jpg








top right :eek:

bayernbear
11-08-2010, 13:30
top right :eek:

Noticed that. I'm assuming they were playing a German team in the thirties when the photo was taken.

oranje-viola
11-08-2010, 13:45
Noticed that. I'm assuming they were playing a German team in the thirties when the photo was taken.

England played Germany there if I'm not mistaken

AN09
11-08-2010, 14:27
Seeing Fergie in full flight put me in mind of the time that I attended a Clyde/Accies game at Shawfield in 1985 and a Clyde supporter, one of the few, said to Fergie, how the feck have you managed to stay in the park till half time, when your usyally chipped out your own, by then?

Fergie reacted by the V sign being directed at the guy's nostrals.

I actually can still hear the sond of Fergie's voice bellowinf, Final Times Final, from the surrounds of St.Enoch Square, from wher he sold newspapers.

GingerFurball
11-08-2010, 17:40
http://i33.tinypic.com/2vcwzm9.jpg


An absolute scandal that Villa were allowed to tear this down.

Rankrotten
11-08-2010, 17:43
Looks like a smaller version of the old Hampden Main Stand entrance

Steviep1962
11-08-2010, 17:51
An absolute scandal that Villa were allowed to tear this down.

could you imagine the outrage if the ibrox main stand frontage was torn down:mad:

DR09
11-08-2010, 18:36
Love the shot of Fergie (second photo down) with his own personal steward.:D

britain
11-08-2010, 20:04
Villa park,another famous English ground held 76,588 in 1946 fa cup tie with Derby.



http://i36.tinypic.com/mi314l.jpg



http://i33.tinypic.com/2vcwzm9.jpg


http://i35.tinypic.com/2mrftap.jpg


http://i36.tinypic.com/2w2mn93.jpg


http://i37.tinypic.com/2n64uw9.jpg

Some cracking pic sof Villa Park, the 1st one must be early 20th century as their 'Leitch Grandstand' was built in 1924.

britain
11-08-2010, 20:05
could you imagine the outrage if the ibrox main stand frontage was torn down:mad:

That is an awful thought. I shudder even thinking about it :eek::eek::eek:

britain
11-08-2010, 20:12
Noticed that. I'm assuming they were playing a German team in the thirties when the photo was taken.

England v germany International on 4th December 1935. England won 3-0. it was the first full international between the two countries since the Nazis took power.
I think between 7-8000 Germans were due to travel as travel was heavily subsidised by the Nazi Party.

Eastern Star
11-08-2010, 20:23
http://www.oldgrounds.co.uk/boothferry3.jpg

britain
11-08-2010, 21:15
Interesting info on a well known stadiumhttp://www.worldstadiums.com/stadium_menu/architecture/stadium_design/berlin_olympiastadion.shtml

DerbyBlue
12-08-2010, 10:54
http://i35.tinypic.com/33wwf8h.jpg

britain
12-08-2010, 12:50
www.worldstadiums.com/stadium_menu/architecture/stadium_design/berlin_olympiastadion.shtml

This was what I was trying to show. Hope it works !

williamstown
14-08-2010, 05:08
By far the biggest league crowd attendances were at Ibrox Park,many 90,000 + crowds and four over 100,000 with the league record 118,567 dwarfing any other club sides home record crowds in Britain.



http://i35.tinypic.com/2uf4o04.jpg


http://i38.tinypic.com/2hxlspg.jpg



http://i35.tinypic.com/2rr6ud5.jpg

williamstown
14-08-2010, 05:36
Molineux home of Wolverhampton Wanderers held 61,315 top crowd.



http://i36.tinypic.com/5bvitd.jpg



http://i37.tinypic.com/bgen6.jpg



http://i34.tinypic.com/x60ilx.jpg



http://i36.tinypic.com/4ugydk.jpg

williamstown
14-08-2010, 05:55
Hillsborough home of Sheffield Wednesday,top crowd 72,841.



http://i36.tinypic.com/2w6xgt4.jpg



http://i34.tinypic.com/jb2s85.jpg


http://i38.tinypic.com/2lwugc1.jpg


http://i36.tinypic.com/2hzll39.jpg


http://i35.tinypic.com/afilwo.jpg

Bravomar6
14-08-2010, 07:58
My opinion is, looking at these old pics of run down terracing, squashed massive crowds, old rusty turnstiles etc compared to ultra modern, safe, comfortable, all seated stadiums is this : the old terracings were brilliant and I miss it big time!

britain
14-08-2010, 11:32
By far the biggest league crowd attendances were at Ibrox Park,many 90,000 + crowds and four over 100,000 with the league record 118,567 dwarfing any other club sides home record crowds in Britain.



http://i35.tinypic.com/2uf4o04.jpg


http://i38.tinypic.com/2hxlspg.jpg



http://i35.tinypic.com/2rr6ud5.jpg

Love that top photo:). Really enjoying this thread. Some of the pics of older grounds are amazing:):)

bellevueloyal
14-08-2010, 11:47
http://i36.tinypic.com/2chnb5t.jpg

The Victoria Ground, Stoke

britain
14-08-2010, 20:26
Molineux home of Wolverhampton Wanderers held 61,315 top crowd.



http://i36.tinypic.com/5bvitd.jpg



http://i37.tinypic.com/bgen6.jpg



http://i34.tinypic.com/x60ilx.jpg



http://i36.tinypic.com/4ugydk.jpg

Those crowds look absolutely packed in. Cracking pics too.

williamstown
15-08-2010, 03:56
http://i35.tinypic.com/33wwf8h.jpg

Elland road,Leeds.;)

williamstown
15-08-2010, 04:11
The Hawthorns home of West Brom,top crowd 64,815 in 1937 fa cup v Arsenal.



http://i38.tinypic.com/2ewoz8x.jpg



http://i37.tinypic.com/2q2lld1.jpg



http://i36.tinypic.com/m62jd.jpg



http://i34.tinypic.com/1676xww.jpg

williamstown
15-08-2010, 04:45
Was the biggest ground in Europe and at one time the World Hampden park top crowd 149,415 Scotland v England.
Top crowd for Queens park against the Rangers 95,772 in scottish cup first round.


http://i37.tinypic.com/9tz7u1.jpg


http://i34.tinypic.com/30wtw1g.jpg


http://i34.tinypic.com/34rd1kh.jpg


http://i33.tinypic.com/34fnt6g.jpg

williamstown
15-08-2010, 06:26
Love that top photo:). Really enjoying this thread. Some of the pics of older grounds are amazing:):)

Stood there all my young life mate,guys like yourself who are enthusiastic about our history about when we had the biggest crowds in history as a club make these threads worthwhile.

Halfwaythere
15-08-2010, 09:02
Hampden in its heyday

Puskas
http://img.thesun.co.uk/multimedia/archive/00130/puskas_130330a.jpg

Scotland Game 1910
http://www.iffhs-media.de/1-E/1-E-12b.jpg

Scotland Game 1910
http://www.collectsoccer.com/acatalog/HampdenParkStadiumGlasgow-IntFootballMatch-1910-postcard-L.jpg

View from Rangers End 1937
http://www.playedinbritain.co.uk/assets/news/20100520-leitch-hampden-1937.jpg

Baxter, Pele Greig
http://images.imagestate.com/Watermark/1652101.jpg

Ariel View 1973?
http://img504.imageshack.us/img504/6609/fil2883copie.jp

Waddell vs England
http://www.shropshirestar.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/05/PA-26118842.jpg

The abortion that was the North Stand
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v113/james73/urbang/Hampden_northstand.jpg

kevger1
15-08-2010, 09:43
One of my favourite away grounds


http://www.caledonianfc.co.uk/groundsfornostalgia/broom3.jpg

Halfwaythere
15-08-2010, 09:44
One of my favourite away grounds


http://www.caledonianfc.co.uk/groundsfornostalgia/broom3.jpg

old Broomie

kevger1
15-08-2010, 09:46
http://www.caledonianfc.co.uk/groundsfornostalgia/kilbowie.jpg

kevger1
15-08-2010, 09:50
http://www.caledonianfc.co.uk/groundsfornostalgia/rugby3.jpg

sahrfc
15-08-2010, 10:43
Goodison Park really is class, hope Everton can find a solution which sees their long term future there. Oozes character and history.


This place hasn't changed much over the years either and has managed to keep it's identity, though it is need of a general tidy up

http://i35.tinypic.com/fyl64l.jpg

http://i33.tinypic.com/25qbsqd.jpg

this ain't goddison park it's hillsborough should hiv checked the sign out lol :)

oranje-viola
15-08-2010, 10:56
http://www.caledonianfc.co.uk/groundsfornostalgia/rugby3.jpg

Rugby Park.


I'd always thought the terracing at the far end was fully covered with the Johnnie Walker roof. Used to get free tickets from Primary School in the years immediately prior to the redevelopment, brings back memories:o

super_ally_the2nd
15-08-2010, 11:01
http://www.caledonianfc.co.uk/groundsfornostalgia/rugby3.jpg

rugby park?

britain
16-08-2010, 06:49
Stood there all my young life mate,guys like yourself who are enthusiastic about our history about when we had the biggest crowds in history as a club make these threads worthwhile.

Cheers mate. Brought up on old ibrox stories. Managed (somehow:roll:) to do 'Football Stadia Safety' as a dissertation at Caledonian Uni a couple of years ago :) Health and safety/Risk project you understand:angel::D

borderbear
16-08-2010, 12:55
http://www.caledonianfc.co.uk/groundsfornostalgia/kilbowie.jpg
That's Kilbowie.

DerbyBlue
16-08-2010, 13:05
Elland road,Leeds.;)

There aint no getting past ya mate eh !?:cool:

Will have to find a harder one!!

Cracking thread, the grounds and crowds were miles better then!!

DerbyBlue
16-08-2010, 15:50
http://i34.tinypic.com/1zz5jdy.jpg

Not such a great picture I'm afraid but ...?

steincolin
16-08-2010, 17:06
http://imgur.com/yaHDa.jpg

http://imgur.com/Q6y3E.jpg


Another two pics of the previously posted ground.

Hereford.............

borderbear
16-08-2010, 17:31
There's some videos of old grounds here.
http://footballgroundguide.ipbhost.com/index.php?showtopic=13962&st=0

Rankrotten
16-08-2010, 18:46
Hereford.............

Do keep up old chap, I solved that mystery last week. :p

britain
17-08-2010, 06:16
The vast bowl of Ibrox pre 78, is nicely described by John Wark in his book 'Wark On' The anticipation of gping to Ibrox back, then is nicely described by him too.

williamstown
18-08-2010, 04:11
Anfield the home of Liverpool held its highest crowd of 61,905 in 1952 v Woves.




http://i36.tinypic.com/286yexh.jpg



http://i36.tinypic.com/2rxembm.jpg


http://i35.tinypic.com/e9fz8h.jpg



http://i36.tinypic.com/ab1m5k.jpg

williamstown
18-08-2010, 04:46
http://i34.tinypic.com/1zz5jdy.jpg

Not such a great picture I'm afraid but ...?

Ide be guessing at that one mate,not sure about the stand three quarter covered,big track had me thinking maybe Cathkin but cant really see enough,the floodlights say no, Geez a clue?

britain
18-08-2010, 06:09
Been to Cathkin Park for a vist a few years back. Steeped in football history.Amazing how Third Lanark went bust so quickly in 1967 !

Cracking Anfield pics. The Main Stand is a Leitch Stand

williamstown
18-08-2010, 06:28
Been to Cathkin Park for a vist a few years back. Steeped in football history.Amazing how Third Lanark went bust so quickly in 1967 !

Cracking Anfield pics. The Main Stand is a Leitch Stand


Cathkin was the second Hampden park before Queens park moved to the current Hampden,Thirds renamed it new Cathkin after their original ground
when they moved there,it was a decent size built to hold 50,000.

britain
18-08-2010, 13:06
Cathkin Park had the first ever all ticket footbal match on 15 March 1884. Scotland v England.

It's record attendance was 45,455 v Rangers, Scottish Cup 27 Feb 1954. (Just 13 years before Thirds folded )

The Treble Kings
20-08-2010, 17:55
Some of the these record attendances for English clubs are pretty paltry compared to ours. Liverpool's is only about 61,000...:o.

Billy Brimstone
20-08-2010, 17:59
http://www.caledonianfc.co.uk/groundsfornostalgia/boghead.jpg

ThePedroandMaryChain
20-08-2010, 18:16
http://www.caledonianfc.co.uk/groundsfornostalgia/boghead.jpg

Boghead?

........

Billy Brimstone
20-08-2010, 18:17
of course it is, you right clicked the picture!

lje1969
20-08-2010, 20:28
hope this keeps going. never get tired of looking at pics of old grounds

britain
20-08-2010, 20:43
Boghead?

........

Where I watched my first ever Rangers away game in Jan 75 and we won 5-0.

canagers
20-08-2010, 20:45
Bradford park avenue.;)

My Great Uncle played for them back in the 30's.

Gauche.
20-08-2010, 21:25
Great pictures.Thanks for posting.

toffeebear
20-08-2010, 21:37
keep going this is great

theflyinghippo
20-08-2010, 22:09
http://www.google.co.uk/imgres?imgurl=http://bp0.blogger.com/_dEcZSkQCIuk/RcHZXYlUE5I/AAAAAAAAAzc/ctKLmRu7PdU/s400/Charlton7645Gallery.jpg&imgrefurl=http://100groundsclub.blogspot.com/2007_02_01_archive.html&usg=__hZwknSXzblbZKMC_re3fSuNYyX4=&h=267&w=400&sz=32&hl=en&start=0&zoom=1&tbnid=ON-GYFrPlMdxtM:&tbnh=147&tbnw=212&prev=/images%3Fq%3Dthe%2Bvalley%2Bderelict%2Bcharlton%26 um%3D1%26hl%3Den%26safe%3Doff%26rlz%3D1R2ACAW_enGB 370%26biw%3D1076%26bih%3D447%26tbs%3Disch:1&um=1&itbs=1&iact=hc&vpx=775&vpy=87&dur=234&hovh=183&hovw=275&tx=122&ty=103&ei=NO1uTPuANMOCOMfeybAL&oei=NO1uTPuANMOCOMfeybAL&esq=1&page=1&ndsp=9&ved=1t:429,r:3,s:0

The Valley, Charlton, in the 80's when they were in deep trouble financially.

williamstown
21-08-2010, 02:45
Some of the these record attendances for English clubs are pretty paltry compared to ours. Liverpool's is only about 61,000...:o.

True,old Easter road held more than Anfields top crowd 65,860 v Hearts in 1950.


http://i33.tinypic.com/2h5ibo8.jpg


http://i36.tinypic.com/yjuwn.jpg


http://i36.tinypic.com/351zj2t.jpg


http://i33.tinypic.com/34rephw.jpg

britain
21-08-2010, 10:35
True,old Easter road held more than Anfields top crowd 65,860 v Hearts in 1950.


http://i33.tinypic.com/2h5ibo8.jpg


http://i36.tinypic.com/yjuwn.jpg


http://i36.tinypic.com/351zj2t.jpg


http://i33.tinypic.com/34rephw.jpg

Preferred the Old Easter Road to the OldTynecastle. I hated the Tynecatle terraces.

Cracking pic of Colin Stein scoring the goal taht won 74/75 title:)

britain
21-08-2010, 10:36
My old mans fav old English ground was Highbury.

He always thought it was:'Classy'

AN09
21-08-2010, 12:24
http://i34.tinypic.com/1zz5jdy.jpg

Not such a great picture I'm afraid but ...?

Is this The Shay Ground, at Halifax, by any chance?

britain
21-08-2010, 17:30
http://www.caledonianfc.co.uk/groundsfornostalgia/boghead.jpg

Ted McMinn scoring direct from a corner kick at Boghead, December 1984. Think it was the Saturday after we drew 1-1 at the Piggery ?

bluemanc
21-08-2010, 17:43
Some of the these record attendances for English clubs are pretty paltry compared to ours. Liverpool's is only about 61,000...:o.
If you dig deep enough some of these "big"English clubs aren't as big as they would have you believe,the 76,962 old trafford record is held by Grimbsy & before that by Bolton.

britain
21-08-2010, 17:44
Queens Park have a larger domestic record attendance than Celtc. Both games were againt us, of course.

Invicta_Loyal04
21-08-2010, 18:06
This thread really brings home how much footballing history we have here is Scotland. Which makes the current set up even more depressing.

DerbyBlue
21-08-2010, 18:29
Is this The Shay Ground, at Halifax, by any chance?

It is indeed the Shay, Halifax Town FC, cracking spot seeing as the photo wasn't too great !!;)

williamstown
22-08-2010, 04:58
St James park Newcastle,highest crowd 68,386 v Chelsea in 1930.




http://i34.tinypic.com/28uo3gj.jpg


http://i34.tinypic.com/v59ufp.jpg


http://i36.tinypic.com/281yaah.jpg



http://i34.tinypic.com/23m4iok.jpg


http://i34.tinypic.com/9a928m.gif


http://i38.tinypic.com/123nyf6.jpg

kevger1
22-08-2010, 06:03
Ibrox 1980

http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=-8120879070609018555#


thaim 1980

http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=-8120879070609018555#docid=-3961032656017604101


Hampden 1980

http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=-8120879070609018555#docid=401594327049316164




The Changing Face Of Ibrox

http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=-8120879070609018555#docid=3569254624124391182

kevger1
22-08-2010, 06:07
http://footballgroundguide.ipbhost.com/index.php?showtopic=13962&st=0




(1) Links Park, Montrose added 10/8/07 Links Park, Montrose
(2) Glebe Park, Brechin City added 11/8/07 Glebe Park, Brechin City
(3) Station Park, Forfar Athletic added 12/8/07 Station Park, Forfar Athletic
(4) Gayfield Park, Arbroath added 13/8/07 Gayfield Park, Arbroath
(5) Muirton Park, St. Johnstone added 14/8/07 Muirton Park, St. Johnstone
(6) Dens Park, Dundee added 15/8/07 Dens Park, Dundee
(7) Tannadice Park, Dundee Utd added 16/8/07 Tannadice Park, Dundee Utd
(8) Bayview Park, East Fife added 29/1/08 Bayview Park, East Fife
(9) Stark's Park, Raith Rovers added 30/1/08 Stark's Park, Raith Rovers
(10) Central Park, Cowdenbeath added 30/1/08 Central Park, Cowdenbeath
(11) Annfield Stadium, Stirling Albion added 30/1/08 Annfield Stadium, Stirling Albion
(12) Recreation Park, Alloa Athletic added 30/1/08 Recreation Park, Alloa Athletic
(13) Ochilview Park, Stenhousemuir added 31/1/08 Ochilview Park, Stenhousemuir
(14) Brockville Park, Falkirk added 31/1/08 Brockville Park, Falkirk
(15) Firs Park, East Stirlingshire added 1/2/08 Firs Park, East Stirlingshire
(16) East End Park, Dunfermline Athletic added 1/2/08 East End Park, Dunfermline Athletic
(17) Tynecastle Stadium, Heart of Midlothian added 1/2/08 Tynecastle Stadium, Heart of Midlothian
(18) Easter Road, Hibernian added 2/2/08 Easter Road, Hibernian
(19) Meadowbank, Meadowbank Thistle 2/2/08 Meadowbank, Meadowbank Thistle
(20) Shielfield Park, Berwick Rangers added 2/2/08 Shielfield Park, Berwick Rangers
(21) Cappielow Park, Morton added 3/2/08 Cappielow Park, Morton
(22) Boghead Park, Dumbarton 3/2/08 Boghead Park, Dumbarton
(23) Kilbowie Park, Clydebank added 3/2/08 Kilbowie Park, Clydebank
(24) St.Mirren Park, St.Mirren added 4/2/08 St.Mirren Park, St.Mirren
(25) Firhill Stadium, Partick Thistle 4/2/08 Firhill Stadium, Partick Thistle
(26) Ibrox Stadium, Rangers added 4/2/08 Ibrox Stadium, Rangers
(27) Hampden Park, Queen's Park added 5/2/08 Hampden Park, Queen's Park
(28) Shawfield Stadium, Clyde added 5/2/08 Shawfield Stadium, Clyde
(29) Celtic Park, Celtic added 5/2/08 Celtic Park, Celtic
(30) Cliftonhill Stadium, Albion Rovers added 6/2/08 Cliftonhill Stadium, Albion Rovers
(31) Broomfield Park, Adrieonians added 6/2/08 Broomfield Park, Adrieonians
(32) Fir Park, Motherwell added 6/2/08 Fir Park, Motherwell
(33) Somerset Park, Ayr United added 7/2/08 Somerset Park, Ayr United
(34) Rugby Park, Kilmarnock added 7/2/08 Rugby Park, Kilmarnock
(35) Douglas Park, Hamilton Academical added 7/2/08 Douglas Park, Hamilton Academical
(36) Palmerston Park, Queen of the South added 7/2/08 Palmerston Park, Queen of the South

britain
01-09-2010, 06:16
St James park Newcastle,highest crowd 68,386 v Chelsea in 1930.




http://i34.tinypic.com/28uo3gj.jpg


http://i34.tinypic.com/v59ufp.jpg


http://i36.tinypic.com/281yaah.jpg



http://i34.tinypic.com/23m4iok.jpg


http://i34.tinypic.com/9a928m.gif


http://i38.tinypic.com/123nyf6.jpg

Another cracking set of photos:)

dalegoalie
01-09-2010, 07:19
Queens Park have a larger domestic record attendance than Celtc. Both games were againt us, of course.

Celtic state their record attendance was 92,000. This was the New Year game in 1938. There is no contemporary evidence to support this figure. It's too early in the morning for my brain but from memory, newspapers recorded the attendance as 80,000. ("From memory", I mean from having looked at the newspapers!)

alexblink182mxpx
01-09-2010, 09:47
Fantastic pics, love threads like this.

Jelle1880
01-09-2010, 10:59
Some of the ground of my home-town club:

http://www.rafcmuseum.be/images/jpegs/bosuil01.jpg

http://www.rafcmuseum.be/images/jpegs/bosuil02.jpg

http://files.myopera.com/Ceedex/albums/823883/4.jpg

Belgium v Holland:

http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_o3Pu7je179A/SBWp0bmq4NI/AAAAAAAADcs/sPUR2Pi2uTw/s400/1.jpg

http://files.myopera.com/Ceedex/albums/823883/4.jpg

Antwerp - Anderlecht, still to date the largest league attendance in Belgian football, 40.000.

http://img385.imageshack.us/img385/6656/210zq9.jpg

Antwerp - Real Madrid:

http://img205.imageshack.us/f/rafcrealmadrid1957bc1.jpg/

I love that last one.

britain
02-09-2010, 12:57
http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_o3Pu7je179A/SBWp0bmq4NI/AAAAAAAADcs/sPUR2Pi2uTw/s400/1.jpg

Look at the steepness of that terracing:eek::eek:

lowerhuttloyal
03-09-2010, 00:17
Celtic state their record attendance was 92,000. This was the New Year game in 1938. There is no contemporary evidence to support this figure. It's too early in the morning for my brain but from memory, newspapers recorded the attendance as 80,000. ("From memory", I mean from having looked at the newspapers!)

Nothings changed then

Those bast@rds are still fiddling their crowd figures.:D

Jelle1880
03-09-2010, 00:25
http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_o3Pu7je179A/SBWp0bmq4NI/AAAAAAAADcs/sPUR2Pi2uTw/s400/1.jpg

Look at the steepness of that terracing:eek::eek:

All standing as well :D

mr tangerineman
03-09-2010, 00:42
in the pictures of goodison, is that the methodist church where both everton and liverpool were fomed

britain
03-09-2010, 06:22
Nothings changed then

Those bast@rds are still fiddling their crowd figures.:D

Simon Inglis in his book,,'Football Grounds of Britain' states that their record attendance is 83,000 not 92,000;)

BlueIbrox
03-09-2010, 08:32
One of my favourite away grounds


http://www.caledonianfc.co.uk/groundsfornostalgia/broom3.jpg

I am led to believe that that is the old Ibrox stand that can be seen in post 153

-ZED-
03-09-2010, 09:02
in the pictures of goodison, is that the methodist church where both everton and liverpool were fomed

No, I believe its a Chapel.

Kai_millie1872
03-09-2010, 09:06
No, I believe its a Chapel.

from yell.com-
St Lukes C Of E Churchvoice(0151) 525 5730
Fax: (0151) 525 5730

Goodison Road, Liverpool, L4 4EL


from wiki-;)

Goodison Park is unique in the sense that a church, St Luke's, protrudes into the site between the Goodison Road Stand and the Gwladys Street Stand. Everton do not play early kick-offs on Sundays in order to permit Sunday services at the church.[46] (http://forum.*****************/#cite_note-46) The church is synonymous with the football club and a wooden church structure was in place when Goodison Park was originally built. Former Everton players such as Brian Harris (http://forum.*****************/wiki/Brian_Harris_(footballer)) have had their funeral service held there.[47] (http://forum.*****************/#cite_note-47)
The church can be seen from the Park End and Bullens Road and has featured prominently over the years as a backdrop during live televised matches. It is also the home to the Everton Former Players' Foundation (http://forum.*****************/wiki/Everton_Former_Players%27_Foundation) of which the Reverend is a trustee.[48] (http://forum.*****************/#cite_note-48)
Everton once tried to pay for its removal in order to gain extra space for a larger capacity.[26] (http://forum.*****************/#cite_note-GoodisonInDepth-26) One of two jumbotron screens (both installed in 2000) has been installed between the Goodison Road stand and Gwladys Street stand[26] (http://forum.*****************/#cite_note-GoodisonInDepth-26) partially obscuring the church from view. The other is situated between the Bullens Road and Park End.[49] (http://forum.*****************/#cite_note-inquiry-evidence-49)
Imaginative spectators would climb the church and watch a football game from the rooftop however they have now been deterred from doing so with the installation of security measures such as barbed wire (http://forum.*****************/wiki/Barbed_wire) and anti-climb paint (http://forum.*****************/wiki/Anti-climb_paint). In addition, the introduction of the 'all-seater' ruling following the Taylor Report (http://forum.*****************/wiki/Taylor_Report) has meant that spectators no longer resort to climbing nearby buildings for a glimpse of the event as a seat is guaranteed with a purchased ticket.

So it aint No chapel :):):D:D

williamstown
04-09-2010, 02:59
Bramall lane one of the oldest grounds in the World still in use,it was used also as a cricket ground back in the day,Sheffield utd have played there since 1889
it was previously used by Wednesday and Sheffield fc and hosted England games in the early days,top crowd 68,287 v leeds utd in 1936,it was badly damaged during the war.



http://i51.tinypic.com/52m9ld.jpg


http://i51.tinypic.com/sww94p.jpg


http://i52.tinypic.com/vn2g55.jpg


http://i52.tinypic.com/wl61c7.jpg


http://i56.tinypic.com/wbxy15.jpg

britain
04-09-2010, 10:04
Some more good pics.

williamstown
24-11-2010, 01:40
Old Tynecastle.




http://i53.tinypic.com/24parud.jpg

afcliverpool
24-11-2010, 04:24
3 Favourite grounds that have gone....

Highbury
Maine Road
Roker Park

Some others that had a great atmosphere
The Den Millwall
Baseball Ground Derby
Burnden Park Bolton
Goldstone Ground Brighton
Filbert Street Leicester
Ayresome Park Middlesbrough

Not missed

The Dell Southampton
Manor Ground Oxford

williamstown
24-11-2010, 04:46
The old lions Den


http://i55.tinypic.com/a1s8j8.jpg



http://i55.tinypic.com/2rqj3wy.jpg



http://i52.tinypic.com/314v5uf.jpg

williamstown
24-11-2010, 04:54
3 Favourite grounds that have gone....

Highbury
Maine Road
Roker Park

Some others that had a great atmosphere
The Den Millwall
Baseball Ground Derby
Burnden Park Bolton
Goldstone Ground Brighton
Filbert Street Leicester
Ayresome Park Middlesbrough

Not missed

The Dell Southampton
Manor Ground Oxford

Not even a mention of Goodison park, shocking.:D

britain
24-11-2010, 07:07
The old lions Den


http://i55.tinypic.com/a1s8j8.jpg



http://i55.tinypic.com/2rqj3wy.jpg



http://i52.tinypic.com/314v5uf.jpg

Mental place !:D

williamstown
10-02-2011, 02:29
The Boleyn ground or Upton Park home of West Ham,not a huge ground with
the highest crowd being 42,322 but a famous ground nevertheless with
a very intimidating and fanatical home crowd.


http://i56.tinypic.com/j8ns4x.png







http://i54.tinypic.com/207vqrc.jpg


http://i51.tinypic.com/35d0zs7.jpg


http://i52.tinypic.com/j94wgo.jpg


http://i53.tinypic.com/10fb2g6.jpg



http://i53.tinypic.com/igw1gk.jpg

britain
10-02-2011, 06:50
Cracking pics and good to see an oldafavourite back.

williamstown
10-02-2011, 07:02
Cracking pics and good to see an oldafavourite back.

Thought ide keep Millwall and West Ham together.;)

britain
10-02-2011, 07:18
Thought ide keep Millwall and West Ham together.;)

I see what you did there:D

Nutters:eek::D

Afca
10-02-2011, 08:03
http://www.remegroup.nl/afs/specials/meer/08.jpg

:(

billycampbell
10-02-2011, 11:33
cracking photos. i love looking at the history of old grounds. so celtic have been fiddling the crowds, makes a change from boys.

AndBoydTapsItIn
10-02-2011, 21:39
http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_rO-NnKHYMr4/TAqmTxlhGqI/AAAAAAAABtc/pLdeKTqFje4/s1600/DSCF1836.JPG

Ok, Cyberpint for whoever gets it first.

and yes the blue bowl is for the dug !:D:D:D

rocker
10-02-2011, 22:11
Kilbowie ?

ayr__loyal
10-02-2011, 22:28
Kilwinning?

mfgorm
10-02-2011, 22:32
The Boleyn ground or Upton Park home of West Ham,not a huge ground with
the highest crowd being 42,322 but a famous ground nevertheless with
a very intimidating and fanatical home crowd.


http://i56.tinypic.com/j8ns4x.png




http://i53.tinypic.com/2dgqija.jpg


http://i54.tinypic.com/207vqrc.jpg


http://i51.tinypic.com/35d0zs7.jpg


http://i52.tinypic.com/j94wgo.jpg


http://i53.tinypic.com/10fb2g6.jpg



http://i53.tinypic.com/igw1gk.jpg

First picture is a different ground. Think it was a greyhound stadium used by a noe defunct football club (Thames?)

glasstigers
10-02-2011, 22:58
first one could be the speedway stadium directly behind west han footbal ground demolished in the 70's

ardencraig
10-02-2011, 23:02
http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_rO-NnKHYMr4/TAqmTxlhGqI/AAAAAAAABtc/pLdeKTqFje4/s1600/DSCF1836.JPG

Ok, Cyberpint for whoever gets it first.

and yes the blue bowl is for the dug !:D:D:D

is that townhead park cumnock

Mason Boyne
10-02-2011, 23:14
is that townhead park cumnock

Looks like it. Do I also get a Cyberpint for saying that the opposition is Arthurlie?

pennyburn
10-02-2011, 23:18
Brillaint thread folks, love it.

halfaperson
10-02-2011, 23:30
i used to love the old Tannadice. the steepness of the terracing made for some great goal celebrations

1968 deek
10-02-2011, 23:39
i used to love the old Tannadice. the steepness of the terracing made for some great goal celebrations




http://i41.tinypic.com/2mhhiyr.jpg

Calvayboy
10-02-2011, 23:51
Airdrie - the old Broomfield
Better known now as Morrisons

Calvayboy
10-02-2011, 23:55
Where is that?
Better known now by its new name
Morrisons :D

Gauche.
10-02-2011, 23:59
Great photos,thanks for posting.
I wonder what some younger fans think when they see people standing at games and stadiums not all made from grey breezeblocks ?

wuzz
11-02-2011, 00:03
The Bold Fergie at a few old Stadias.

http://img84.imageshack.us/img84/3913/file0115ug8.jpg

http://img231.imageshack.us/img231/2259/file0112wr8.jpg

http://img84.imageshack.us/img84/7269/file0118zl2.jpg

the old "Famous" Hamilton fan? , i saw him at a few games when i was a boy following Morton (about 15-20 years ago)

britain
11-02-2011, 06:51
http://i41.tinypic.com/2mhhiyr.jpg

The day we won the League at Tannadice in 1990 ?

britain
11-02-2011, 06:52
the old "Famous" Hamilton fan? , i saw him at a few games when i was a boy following Morton (about 15-20 years ago)



Loos like him standing and shouting:D in 'The Cowshed' at Cappielow:D

1968 deek
11-02-2011, 19:24
The day we won the League at Tannadice in 1990 ?

It sure is ,posted a few pics from that a few months ago.

britain
11-02-2011, 20:41
It sure is ,posted a few pics from that a few months ago.

Cheers for confirming it.

Must have seen them when you posted them originally.

MEDDA1960
11-02-2011, 20:48
Was the biggest ground in Europe and at one time the World Hampden park top crowd 149,415 Scotland v England.
Top crowd for Queens park against the Rangers 95,772 in scottish cup first round.


http://i37.tinypic.com/9tz7u1.jpg


http://i34.tinypic.com/30wtw1g.jpg


http://i34.tinypic.com/34rd1kh.jpg


http://i33.tinypic.com/34fnt6g.jpg

Unbelieveable to think I was in Hampden in 25th April 1970 vs England, 137,438 , Brian Labone caught Colin Stein about rib high, no penalty given!!!! and we think the refs are bad nowadays:cool: