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#21 Methven Hornet

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Posted 30 June 2010 - 06:02 PM

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GB definitely played Australia at the Reebok. Kent/Southend Invicta played at Maidstone FC (not sure of the name of the ground) and Roots Hall. New Hunslet played at the Elland Road Greyhound Stadium and Hunslet also played at Elland Road Stadium (home of Leeds Utd)

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Posted 30 June 2010 - 06:50 PM

so what have we got so far.

To my original list I overlooked
Darlington even though I was at the game;
Boothferry Park
Salford Fc, Moor Lane
Thrum Hall
Maine Road
Elland Road
Workington FC

When was Elland Road dog track used?

Any confirmation on Reading, was this the Madjeski or the old ground Elm Park
Did South Wales use Ebbw Vale

Thats over 130 now and I bet there are still more to come.

Most of these post date the grounds of rugby league book rather than predate it.

There seem to be few football league grounds not used in the heartlands, Burnley, Everton and Tranmere plus Accrington on the fringes are all in Lancashire. What about Stockport? everyone in Yorkshire ( unless you count Middlesbrough which would be a thread of it's own) has staged games

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Posted 30 June 2010 - 06:58 PM

QUOTE (Mike S @ Jun 30 2010, 07:50 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
so what have we got so far.

To my original list I overlooked
Darlington even though I was at the game;
Boothferry Park
Salford Fc, Moor Lane
Thrum Hall
Maine Road
Elland Road
Workington FC

When was Elland Road dog track used?

Any confirmation on Reading, was this the Madjeski or the old ground Elm Park
Did South Wales use Ebbw Vale

Thats over 130 now and I bet there are still more to come.

Most of these post date the grounds of rugby league book rather than predate it.


You obviously haven't read the book! wink.gif


How about Broughton Rangers, St Helens Recs, Liversedge, Heckmondwike, Streatham & Mitcham, Pontefract, Morecambe, Stockport, Leeds Parish Church etc?




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Posted 30 June 2010 - 07:02 PM




....also, Bramley played at the Barley Mow and McLaren Field, which weren't one and the same despite what some may believe.

Hunslet played at Mount Pleasant for a season, as did Dewsbury for at least two seasons.


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Posted 30 June 2010 - 07:53 PM

QUOTE (Mike S @ Jun 30 2010, 07:50 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
so what have we got so far.

When was Elland Road dog track used?


The greyhound stadium was used in the 1970's, they were called New Hunslet at the time if my memory is correct.

London played Widnes at Aberavon RFC.

Also Charity shield games at Douglas IOM, Swansea, Anfield and think one was played in Dublin.

Edited by Jill Halfpenny fan, 30 June 2010 - 07:58 PM.

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Posted 30 June 2010 - 08:06 PM

Widnes played at Runcorn when the ground was getting redeveloped.
Both Huyton and Liverpool City have played home games at Widnes as Wigan did in the play offs.

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Posted 30 June 2010 - 08:11 PM

after Tattersfield in the mid 90's Doncaster played at some dog track,was that called Stainforth?

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Posted 30 June 2010 - 09:53 PM

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You obviously haven't read the book! wink.gif


How about Broughton Rangers, St Helens Recs, Liversedge, Heckmondwike, Streatham & Mitcham, Pontefract, Morecambe, Stockport, Leeds Parish Church etc?





I have read the book and it has pride of place on one of my bookshelves. it was published in 1991 and of the 130 plus grounds we have listed over 100 have been used since.

Clubs obviously moved around in the early days and the total from say 1895 to 1914 would be substantial but only of interest to the historian. I started by using 1980 as the time I first saw a game and the time when new clubs started to appear and the rate of ground change sped up.

Fulham/Quins/ London are on 12 in 30 years and I have missed both Griffin park and Harlequins from the list and Sheffield are not find behind. I also need to add the Stoop to the total. In the period 1950 to 1980 only Liverpool. Huyton probably used more than 2 to 3

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Posted 01 July 2010 - 08:22 AM

QUOTE (Blind side johnny @ Jun 30 2010, 08:02 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
....also, Bramley played at the Barley Mow and McLaren Field, which weren't one and the same despite what some may believe.

Hunslet played at Mount Pleasant for a season, as did Dewsbury for at least two seasons.

If I remember correctly, McLaren Field was built on the training ground at the back of the Barley Mow. Also they played a couple of seasons at Headingley and maybe one at Leeds RU ground - perhaps if Cliff Spracklen's lurking around here he could confirm this. Oh, and Maidsone's ground was London Road (demolished now).

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Posted 01 July 2010 - 09:23 AM

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If I remember correctly, McLaren Field was built on the training ground at the back of the Barley Mow. Also they played a couple of seasons at Headingley and maybe one at Leeds RU ground - perhaps if Cliff Spracklen's lurking around here he could confirm this. Oh, and Maidsone's ground was London Road (demolished now).


McLaren Field was a swift sideways next to the Barley Mow. The historic Barley Mow pub which held the coriginal changing rooms is still there, now adorned on the outside with the Blue Plaque, commemorating the first ever tour game in the UK in 1907.
Bramley did play initially at Clarence Field , Kirkstall, which had been the ground for headingley RUFC. This is where the Leeds Rugby training centre now is located.
After that they moved in the late 1990's to Headingley where they were effectively Leeds Rhinos second team, the previous directors having sold McLaren Field for housing much earlier, before then selling a majority shareholding to a shareholder connected to a Super League club. The club was then closed suddenly in 1999, before a brand new fans owned club was created in 2000.

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Posted 01 July 2010 - 09:41 AM

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Bradford also @ Welford Road (Leicester Tigers) and also Tynecastle (Hearts). The second is an on the road match circa 98 me thinks. Do these count?

The Welford Rd game was actually a home game for the London Broncos.

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Posted 01 July 2010 - 11:24 AM

Hull FC have played at Craven Street, the Boulevard and the KC. I think they also played at the Circle Anlaby Road.

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Posted 01 July 2010 - 11:38 AM

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Ive seen...

Oldham v Fev at Maine Road (1987)


I don't remember Fev playing Oldham at Maine Road in 1987. I remember them playing Oldham at Old Trafford in 1988. They played their home league game in 1988 at P O Road and the away game a week later at Watersheddings.
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Posted 01 July 2010 - 12:30 PM

Gateshead Thunders home games have been played at:

Gateshead Stadium
Kingston Park
Darlington FC
Percy Park RFC
Gateshead Fell RFC
Monkton Stadium (Jarrow)
Tynecastle (Edinburgh)
Also Hilton Park (Leigh), we couldnt get our stadium so just played the fixture at Leigh, it wasnt a reversal as the away game was there too.

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Posted 01 July 2010 - 01:26 PM

QUOTE (Mike S @ Jun 30 2010, 06:50 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
so what have we got so far.

To my original list I overlooked
Darlington even though I was at the game;
Boothferry Park
Salford Fc, Moor Lane
Thrum Hall
Maine Road
Elland Road
Workington FC

When was Elland Road dog track used?

Any confirmation on Reading, was this the Madjeski or the old ground Elm Park
Did South Wales use Ebbw Vale

Thats over 130 now and I bet there are still more to come.

Most of these post date the grounds of rugby league book rather than predate it.

There seem to be few football league grounds not used in the heartlands, Burnley, Everton and Tranmere plus Accrington on the fringes are all in Lancashire. What about Stockport? everyone in Yorkshire ( unless you count Middlesbrough which would be a thread of it's own) has staged games


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Posted 01 July 2010 - 02:17 PM

QUOTE (Trojan @ Jul 1 2010, 12:38 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I don't remember Fev playing Oldham at Maine Road in 1987. I remember them playing Oldham at Old Trafford in 1988. They played their home league game in 1988 at P O Road and the away game a week later at Watersheddings.


January 1987, Oldham switched their home game against us to Man City's ground. You're talking about the following season.

 

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Posted 01 July 2010 - 02:49 PM

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Wakefield COULD count as 2, using Oakwell just once.



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Posted 01 July 2010 - 03:54 PM

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January 1987, Oldham switched their home game against us to Man City's ground. You're talking about the following season.


Ah. I knew that both League fixtures in the 87/88 season were in '88, because a. I went to both and b. I've a video of the Watersheddings game. I also went to Old Trafford. I must admit I don't remember the Maine Road game. Both Oldham and Fev must have been relegated that season, even though I remember Oldham knocking Wigan out of the cup in the snow.
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Posted 01 July 2010 - 04:10 PM

Apologies if its already been stated but there was a GB game at Blackburn.

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Posted 01 July 2010 - 05:34 PM

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Apologies if its already been stated but there was a GB game at Blackburn.


There've been GB games at the Reebok too, and Loftus Road, for that matter. There were also cup semi finals and JP semis and finals at the old Burnden Park. And of course the old Boothferry Park.
Didn't Wigan play Warrington at Green Bay Packers ground?

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