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One for the stattos

By Paul Butler (legacy user)23/1/2015 16:06Fri Jan 23 16:06:39 2015

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Just a random thought I had while checking over my list of grounds attended.

How many of the current 92 Football League grounds have Hendon played at?

Ones I know are
Blackpool
Watford
Newcastle
Luton
Stevenage
Leyton Orient
Notts County
AFC Wimbledon
Reading? (or was that their old ground??)
Yeovil? (again, old ground?)

Probably tons more, but these are the only ones I can recall or know about.

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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 stattosTop of thread

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

By Deadman (legacy user)26/1/2015 16:54Mon Jan 26 16:54:17 2015In response to League grounds, present, future and past - it is quite a long listTop of thread

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Ah yes....the Taunton game at Loftus Road on AstroTurf. Stood in The Loft with my dad. 5-1 or similar and a crowd of 800. A Sunday afternoon game and I think Barnet? may have played there in a morning kick off on the same day. Can anyone remember who scored the goals?

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

By Secret Squirrel (legacy user)26/1/2015 17:16Mon Jan 26 17:16:12 2015In response to Re: League grounds, present, future and past - it is quite a long listTop of thread

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Bobby Gough, Martin Sperrin, Dermot Drummy, Pat Morrissey & Peter Anderson.

The answer is on your website!

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One more

By Jeff Hill (legacy user)24/1/2015 23:34Sat Jan 24 23:34:57 2015In response to League grounds, present, future and past - it is quite a long listTop of thread

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Derby County (Baseball Ground) 1967

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the CURRENT 92

By Paul Butler (legacy user)27/1/2015 00:52Tue Jan 27 00:52:47 2015In response to One moreTop of thread

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Right, a lot of information there and very interesting, wasn't aware that Hendon had played at the old Den, but back to the original question...

Of the CURRENT 92 FL grounds, how many have we played at? A lot of old grounds (Highbury, the old Den and Ninian Park for example) not making the list...

PREMIER
Chelsea
Crystal Palace
Newcastle
QPR
Tottenham
West Brom
West Ham

CHAMPIONSHIP
Birmingham
Blackpool
Brentford
Charlton
Watford

LEAGUE 1
Leyton Orient
Notts County
Port Vale
Yeovil

LEAGUE 2
AFC Wimbledon
Cheltenham
Dagenham
Exeter
Luton
Plymouth
Stevenage

I make that 23, not bad seeing as so many teams have moved grounds over the years...

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Wouldn’t have made the list, but ...

By David B (legacy user)27/1/2015 13:39Tue Jan 27 13:39:36 2015In response to the CURRENT 92Top of thread

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In November 1960 we played Oxford United in the FA Cup. It was only the second tie the club had played as Oxford United, having changed their name from Headington United before the start of the 1960-61 season. We played out a 2-2 draw in front of 4500 at Claremont Road before losing the replay 3-2 at the Manor Ground, where 10,600 were in attendance. Oxford won the Southern League at the end of that season and repeated the feat a year later, after which they were elected to the Football League.

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