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League grounds, present, future and past - it is quite a long list

By David B (legacy user)23/1/2015 17:48Fri Jan 23 17:48:48 2015In response to One for the stattos

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Hi Paul,

In addition to the grounds you have mentioned, here are others, in various categories:

FA Amateur Cup semi-finals

Arsenal (Highbury, 1951 and 1964)
Crystal Palace (1951)
Tottenham Hotspur (1955)
Brentford (1960 and 1972)
Sunderland (1965)
Stoke CIty (Victoria Ground, 1966)
Birmingham City (1966)
West Bromwich Albion (1966)

We also played an Amateur Cup replay against Harwich & Parkeston at Colchester United (Layer Road) in 1974

FA Cup ties (cannot include either Stevenage Borough or Luton Town as both were Non-League when we went there, so they would go into the next category)
Southend United (as Golders Green 1933)
Northampton Town (1951)
Exeter City (1955)
Port Vale (1964)
Plymouth Argyle (1972)
Cardiff City (1996 and 1997)
Aldershot Town (2012 – surprised you missed that one)

There are a large number of clubs we played in competitive or friendly matches before they became League clubs or after they left:

Burton (at Eton Park, not Pirelli)
Cheltenham Town
Morecambe (they used their old ground for a season or two in the League before moving)
Wycombe Wanderers (but we have never played at Adams Park)
Yeovil Town (both old and new)
Dagenham & Redbridge
Barnet (Underhill)
Rushden & DIamonds (Nene Park – I don’t think they moved to Kettering until after they had left the Football League, but that also falls into the same category!)
Wimbledon (Plough Lane)
Maidstone United (they had left London Road for Watling Street, Dartford FC, when they got into the League)
Barrow
Bath City – OK Bath hadn’t left, but Bristol Rovers had!

As for the FA Trophy, we played Taunton at QPR (just as we played at a 1966 World Cup finals venue when we met Barking [or Walthamstow Avenue] in the Amateur Cup at White City).

In the London Challenge Cup (and Senior Cup finals) we have played at

Chelsea
West Ham United
Millwall (old Cold Blow Lane)
Charlton Athletic
AFC Wimbledon

From what I can work out from all of this, the only London club we have not visited is Fulham (the only London ground where Pele ever played – that cannot be a coincidence).

I hope this helps.

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