Category Archives: Stadiums

Five legendary old terraces

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Tweet Terracing at football has been back in the news again recently after the Football League voted in favour of safe standing. The League still needs Government approval to make standing legal, but it’s a start. Standing is a cheaper way … Continue reading

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This is how we chill: S.C. Olhanense and an internet sensation

Tweet I’ve been to Portugal many times, but until my most recent trip, I hadn’t experienced the Portuguese football culture. I was supposed to check out a Porto match a few years ago, but got the dates wrong. Emerging from the Metro … Continue reading

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The Coliseum of Scottish Football: Old Hampden Park

Tweet Jesus, this place looks like the most intimidating amphitheatre any footballer ever had to endure. Imagine those vast, endless terraces, crammed with partisan Glaswegian hard cases, smashed up to their eye balls. There can be no doubting the legendary … Continue reading

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Why old stadiums are great – part two: Architecture

Tweet I’ve been meaning to follow up my post on old stadiums for some time, but it took a recent trip to Craven Cottage to prompt me into action. In my earlier rant on the subject of modern stadia I … Continue reading

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Why old stadiums are great – part one: Location

Tweet I’m a big fan of some of the old football grounds in England and find it sad so many clubs are compelled to build new stadiums for financial reasons. In this series of articles I’m going to explore why … Continue reading

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