On this day… 21st February 2009

Dateline: Saturday 21st February 2009. Location: Ship Lane, Purfleet, Essex. Assignment: Match coverage of Thurrock vs AFC Wimbledon in the Conference South for the Thurrock Recorder newspaper. Image (above): Sam Hatton scores the winning goal for the away team with a free-kick. Weather: Sunny and cold. A tale of two teams and their differing destinies:Continue reading “On this day… 21st February 2009”

Way out east… glorious grandstands

Above you’ll see the remarkable covered terrace at Wisbech Town Football Club‘s old home, Fenland Park – a truly unique barn-like structure. The Cambridgeshire team moved out of the ground in 2008. The club has been in the news recently after Storm Ciara tragically destroyed a stand at their current Fenland Stadium home and theyContinue reading “Way out east… glorious grandstands”

Groundhopping and all that jazz

The gloriously quirky ground of FC Spartak Trnava in western Slovakia, not least due the wildly colourful terracing behind the goal. The image above was captured back in September 1996 on 35mm film and scanned into our extensive archives at TGS Photo LTD in early 2019 – just one of many hundreds of football groundsContinue reading “Groundhopping and all that jazz”

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