Thursday, 19 September 2019

TELLY DATES FOR NOVEMBER AT LAST!

Posted '4:22pm bells' Thorsday 19th September 2019

"I DON'T LIKE MUNDAYS!"

Just 4 days later than promised, 2 of NUFCs 4 games in November haz been changed for live telly!

And they are the away game v The Hazbeenz and Villains on a dreaded Munday neet---and the home game v 'The Blue Moonies' of Manchester brought forward for a Saturday dinnatime kick off!

Saturday 2nd November at '3:00 bells':  'The Jellied Eels Mob' of West Ham, away (unchanged)

Saturday 9th November at '3:00 bells': Bournemoooth at SJP (unchanged)

Munday 25th November at '8:00 bells': 'The Hazbeenz and Villains', away (SKY)


Saturday 30th November at '12:30 bells': 'The Blue Moonies' of Manchester at SJP (BT)


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"IT'S LIKE TRYIN' TO GET BLOOD OOT OF A STONE!"

Posted '2:55pm bells' Thorsday 19th September 2019
Updated '3:45pm bells'
THE ROY WEST CENTRE, HULL---
BUT WILL 'THE NUFC MAD_SAD GROUNDHOPPERS' GET THIS GROOND
TO ADD TO WOR 'LIST'?

After 4 days of deafenin' silence there iz still nee word aboot live telly games for November, despite promises that they would be announced on Munday (or Tuesday--dependin' on reports!)

Meeenwhile wor U23 Cup dates for The Premier Leegue Cup have been announced, withoot conformed venues--yet!
We have trawled the websites of both Hull and Scunthorpe to see exactly where wor away games against them will be played, but there iz nowt on them so far!
We are hopin' that the Hull away game takes place at The Roy West Centre in Hull (nufc.com says it iz) and that wor away game v Scunny takes place at Birkdale Park the home of Bottesford Toon FC ---2 groonds that we have never been tee!

Aalso the away U23 game at West Brom orly next year could take place at Hedensford Toon FC, aalthough wor Premyaa Leegue 2 away game against them next week, will take place at their trainin groond, behind closed doors!
BIRKDALE PARK, BOTTESFORD---BUT WILL NUFC U23s PLAY HERE?

The dates are az follows, with new groonds to visit---allegedly!

Premyaa Leegue Cup Group 'C'

Friday 4th October: Hull U23s away at The Roy West Centre?

Friday 8th November: West Brom U23s at home---but where exactly?? (3 possibilities--SJP, Whitley Park or Little Benton Academy)

Friday 29th November: Scunthorpe U23s away at Birkdale Park or Scunny's main groond???

Friday 17th January: Hull U23s at home at ????

Munday 10th February: West Brom U23s away at ?????

Friday 21st February: Scunthorpe U23s at home at ??????

We will of course update yoo, when we find oot 'where the hell' the games are definitely bein' played!

Tuesday, 17 September 2019

TELLY TIMES FOR NOVEMBER TO BE ANNOONCED VERY SOON!--ALLEDGEDLY!

Posted '3:57pm bells' Munday 16th September 2019
Updated '4:01pm bells' Tuesday

The telly times for November are/were! to be conformed eethaa later today or tomorrow---we are are not sure when?
'nufc.com' says today and 'The Ronny-Gill' says tomorrow?

It iz now 'tomorrow' and its '4 bells' in the afternoon--and STILL nee news of any November fixture changes!
Why the hell do they tell us that TV games will be announced---and then deafly silence????

There are 4 Saturday games that could be moved ---and they are:
'The Jellied Eels Mob' of West Ham away on 2nd November
Bournemoooth at SJP on 9th November
'The Hazbeenz and Villains' away on 23rd November
'The Blue Moonies' of Manchester at SJP on 30th November 

'The Geordie Times' will of course bring yooo---wor loyal subjects--- any changes, when we (eventually!) find oot---alang with U23 fixture dates/times/ venues in The Premyaa Leegue Cup, due to be played between October and February and The FA Youth Cup 3rd roond due to be played in December!

Az per usual--"Watch this space!"---"ZZZZzzzz!!!!"😴

Sunday, 15 September 2019

THE LIVERBIRDS 3 THE TOON 1 *** PREMYAA LEEGUE 2019-2020

Posted '11:44am bells' Sunday 15th September 2019
VIEW FROM ROW 19, SEAT 66, AZ THE TOON 
ATTACK THE ANFEEELD ROAD END!
("GET YOUR KICKS IN SEAT 66!")

After draggin' mee lifeless body oot of 'mee pit' at the ungodly hour of '4:30am bells', it woz off in a taxi to 'The Central' to catch the '6:03 bells' Cross Pennines' train to 'Mickey Mouse Land'!


The train had a major fault and we were told that we had to get off at Manchester Victoria and catch anothaa train to Liverpoool Lime Street station!

This meant that we didn't get there til '9:30 bells' (instead of 9) and we heeded straight for 'The Ship and Mitre', which iz a 5 minute waalk from Lime Street to down the forst 'real ale liquid lubrications' and get some 'scran'

After a 2 hour 'binge' it woz time to heed for wor expected 'punishment' at Anfeeeld, which iz 3 mles away in the suburbs of Liverpoool!
THE LANG QUEUE FOR THE FUTBAALL SPECIAL!
('ESPECIALLY' IF IT MAKES YOO MISS THE KICK OFF!)

We decided to wait for the 'soccer special' which went to the groond---and waited---and waited-----and waited!--in the lang queues for the busses!
After a half hour wait we finally boarded one at '12:05 bells' and heeded to wor destination and the '12:30 bells' kick off---Unfortunately, because of heavy traffic we got there late and missed the forst 4 minutes of the match! (must remember to get a taxi next time---for certain!)
JETRO'S GOAL ON 'MATCH OF THE DAY'!---NOT JAMAAL'S!

It wasn't lang for the forst goal, which woz scored by 'US'---a brilliant right footer from Jetro Willems from just inside the box, just 3 minutes after wor arrival, to send the 3,000 Toon fans into unexpected joy in 'The Anfeeeld Road End'!
(For some reason the scoreboard said that Jamaal Lascelles had scored?)
VIEW OF THE 'SPOT THE TOURIST STAND'!

Wor 'joy' woz short lived however, az 'The European champions' equalised when Dubravka in the Toon goal failed to collect a shot from Mane and hiz 'fumble' allowed Mane to put the baall into an empty net to 'waken up' the home crowd, who had been very quiet up until this point!
VIEW OF THE QUIET KOP!

The 2nd goal from The Liverbirds woz even worse when Krafth lost the baall and the resultin' attack led to anothaa goal against, time from Mane again, with a shot across the box in the 40th minute!

It woz 'backs to the waall' in the 2nd period and The Liverbirds finally sealed the victory through Salah, who beat Dubravka from close in! 
Before that Krafth had blazed a shot high ower the bar into The Kop when he woz unmarked---and opportunity missed that we paid dearly for!
KRAFTH IZ UNMARKED, BUT BLAZES HIZ SHOT OWER THE BAR!

The Anfeeeld crowd and especially The Kop, were the quietest I can remember in visits gannin back nearly 51 years!---A partial result of 'futbaaal tourism' and thoosands of home fans with 'non Scouse' accents, 'back packs' and brand new red and white scarves, who wernt born anywhere near Liverpoool--for certain, 'gave it away', ootside the groond and in the city centre before and after the game!)

It woz then back to 'The Ship' for somemore 'gargels' before catchin' the 4:30 bells' train back to The Toon! (amazingly, the train didn't break doon on the way back!)

The loss took us to the edge of the relegation zone once again in 17th place--and we feel that that's where we will be, come the end of the season (hopefully not in 18th place or lower!)

Toon team: Dubravka, Krafth (Manquillo 67), Schar (Fernandez 80), Lascelles, Dummett, Willems, Hayden, Shelvey, Atsu, Amiron (Muto 67), Joelinton

Attendance: 51,430 (includin' 3,000 Toon fans and a canny few 'tourists'!)

*Stats: With just 1 win in 5, 'Broken Nose Bruce's win percentage iz now 20%! 
  



Thursday, 12 September 2019

THE LIVERBIRDS v THE TOON **** SATURDAY DINNAATIME!

Posted '3:11pm bells' Thorsday 12th September 2019

On Saturday at the ungodly hour of '4:30am bells' we must drag worsels oot of bed to catch the '6:03 bells' train to Liverpoool for wor game at Anfield, which kicks off at '12:30 bells' for live telly!

We have sold wor entire allocation of 3,000 tickets for 'The Anfield Road End' and the game iz a complete selloot!

Sean Longstaff suffered a freak injury in trainin' and torned hiz ankle---so he wont be in the squad!

NUFC are odds on favourites to lose of course!, with odds of 22/1 to win---while 'The Liverbirds' are 1/7 on to win!
They haven't lost a Premyaa Leegue game at home for TWO AND A HALF YEARS! ( April 2017) This consists of 32 wins and 10 draws!
NUFC haven't won there for 24 years!---A 1-0 win in The Leegue Cup in 1995---and its 26 years we won there in The Premyaa Leegue in the 1993-94 season---That's 23 times in a row since we last won --losin 19 times a drawin 4 times---So that's an easy 3 points for 'us' then!

It iz nearly 51 years since aa forst set foot in Anfield, where NUFC lost 2-1 in October 1968---and so av 'dug up' the archive report from that game aall those years ago and have published it below
(ground number 003)


003 anfield liverpool


GROUND NUMBER 3

Date of First Visit: 26th OCTOBER 1968

ANFIELD, LIVERPOOL


LIVERPOOL 2 

NEWCASTLE UNITED 1 (Tommy Gibb)



(OLD) DIVISION ONE

ATTENDANCE 45,323 (3,000 Toon fans)






"SHE LOVES YOU!, YEAH! YEAH!YEAH!"                                   




Anfield!, The Kop!, The Beatles!. This was mee forst ‘lang distance away game’ followin’ ‘The Toon’ as a young schoolboy (at least aa! thought it was a lang way!) and aa caught the supporters club coach from Morden Street in The Haymarket at ‘six bells’ (there were ne motorways up here in them days, so yi had to leave orly!) for the princely sum of 12 shillings and sixpence!. (60 odd pence in todays money!)

(The anly other groonds a’d been te at the time were St James’ Park of course and the away derby at ‘yee naa where’!)



The Beatles were in their heyday and the Scousers used tih sing their songs on The Kop, while everyone of them seemed tih be wearin' a suit 'n' tie---and not a futbaall top in sight!?.


However!---there WERE hundreds of home made flags and banners nailed ontih sticks, wavin’ in The Kop. (one of which looked liked a bed sheet which waz probably ‘half inched’ from some poor mutha’s bed?) (OR!---from some poor wifey’s washin’ line!) 



Add that tih the thoosands of scarf wavers and the whole end looked like a ‘sea of red’ az they swayed from side tih side singin’: ‘She loves you yeah! yeah! yeah!’, amongst other classics (Quite a sight!)


There were a canny few Toon fans in the Anfield Road end wavin’ THEIR scarves iz well, singin’ ‘The Blaydon Races’ in reply (although!, ah did’nt spot any ‘bed sheet nickers’ from wor lot!) and they mixed freely with the Liverpool fans.

(Ne crowd segregation in them days!)


A’v got to say that aa was very impressed with Anfield at the time as it had cover on aall fower sides. (a rarity in the 60’s) To wor left was the Kemlyn Road Stand which had a roof that sloped doonwards so as not to block the light from the terraced hooses in the street behind.  The main stand to wor right had a barrel shaped roof not unlike the West Stand at the Toon and it had a gable at the front with the clubs name on it painted in bright red.  The Kop opposite was huge and held more than half the groonds capacity and in keepin’ had a huge roof to cover it. Wor end was aboot a thord of the Kops size and the roof covered three qwaatas  of the terraces.



If ah remember rightly, it cost the princely sum of two bob tih get in (ten pence!) and the match programme (which ah still have today gatherin’ dust somewhere in mee loft!) cost 9d, which in todays money is aboot three and a half pence!

(Aye!---it meks iz feel quite ancient!---pass mee zimmer frame!)



The Toon went ahead after 21 minutes, when Alan Foggon centred the baall tih Tommy Gibb, who's spectacular shot hit the back of the net, givin' Liverpool keeper Tommy Lawrence ne chance.



(This was the Toons forst---and last!---shot of the game!)



Wor lead was short lived however, when the 'Scousers' levelled the score two minutes later, when teenage sensation Alun Evens vollyed home.

The noise of the crowd waz unbelievable and ah can remember coverin’ mee lugs with mee hands az a loud shrill like sound enveloped the whole groond!

(Not unlike the reception The Beatles used tih get when they appeared on stage!)



We held oot until the 85th minute under a barrage from the Liverpool forwards, but then Willie McFaul, (who'd had a blinder up 'til then) made a terrible blunder, when he failed to hold a weak shot from Peter Thompson, and the baall slipped through his hands and open legs---and into the net!



The sight of the Toon goalie stampin' the groond in frustration, just aboot summed up how AH felt!, and wih went doon 2-1.



A'd had a brilliant day (apart from the score!) and mee forst proper away game was under mee belt---ah was hooked! and after the game wih heeded for Blackpool Illuminations (yi could say, a’d ‘seen the light’!)


“Arsenal---Arsenal---here we come!"  (Wor next away game!)                 




              

Wednesday, 11 September 2019

NUFC MAD -SAD GROUNDHOPPERS DIARY DATES!

Posted '3:18pm bells' Wedinzday 11th September 2019

BIRKDALE PARK, BOTTESFORD

Scunthorpe's excellent 3-1 win at Sooothend yesterday in The Premyaa Leegue Cup, meenz that NUFC U23s will have 2 new venues to visit in this competition!

That's at Birkdale Park, home of Bottesford Toon FC and Haall Road Rangers, where 'Scunny' normally play their U23 games--- and The East Riding FAs heedquarters at The Roy West Centre in Hull, where we will play Hull U23s!
THE ROY WEST CENTRE, HULL

NUFC have been placed in Group 'C' alang with West Brom and the above 2 teams. (West Brom play their U23 games at their trainin' groond--where we have been tee before)
MONTGOMERY WATER MEADOW, SHREWSBURY

Aalso, we have still to visit Shrewsbury's New Meadow groond next month for an EFL Trophy group stage game, between Shrewsbury's 1st team and NUFC U21s
(Aalso Port Vale, but we have been here az well!)

The away dates in question are U21 and U23 fixtures til the end of this year and are subject to change, except the Shrewsbury game, which haz been 'set in stone'!

Thorsday 3rd October to Sunday 6th October: Hull City U23s v NUFC U23s at The Roy West Centre in Hull in The Premyaa Leegue Cup (venue to be conformed)

Wedinzday 8th October: Shrewsbury's 1st team v NUFC U21s  at New Meadow in The EFL Trophy (7:30 bells')

Tuesday 12th November: Port Vale's 1st team v NUFC U21s at Vale Park in The EFL Trophy (Been here---got the Tee shirt!) 

Friday 29th November to Munday 2nd December: Scunthorpe U23s v NUFC U23s at Birkdale Park, Bottesford in The Premyaa Leegue Cup (It iz possible that this game could be moved to Glanford Park---where we have been tee before)(Hopefully not!) 

*The Geordie Times will of course conform the exact dates and times that the games will be played in due course!


  

Tuesday, 10 September 2019

"BOTTES UP IF YOO LUV THE TOON!"🥂

Posted '1:17pm bells' Tuesday 10th September 2019
Birkdale Park, home of
Bottesford Toon and
Haall Road Rangers

Aall NUFC groundhoppers eyes will be glued to a certain futbaall fixture this afternooon, when Sooothend U23s take on Scunthorpe U23s at Roots Hall, Soothend!

This is because the winners will play NUFC U23s in the Premyaa Leegue Cup!

Sooothend play their U23 games at Roots Hall, where we have been before of course, while Scunny play their U23 home games at nearby Bottesford Toon FC, a groond that 'The NUFC mad-sad groundhoppers' have never been tee before!

So, of course we will be rootin' for an away win so that we can add yet another new groond to wor never endin' list!

The game kicks off at '4 bells' and we will bring yoo the result az soon az we find oot!

Updated between '4:00 bells' and full time
*Joyous news for The Nufc mad-sad groundhoppers
Scunny scored 2 more goals in stoppage time to seal a date with NUFC U23s at Bottesford Toon!🤪 *5:50 bells'----Nearly time---penalties loom
*5:32 bells'   Bad news !---Sooothend have equalised!
*4:46 bells' HT---still 0-1 to 'Scunny'!---so far so good!
*'4:02 bells'---Great news! 'Scunny' have taken the lead after just 2 minutes!---Sooothend 0  Scunthorpe 1

Monday, 9 September 2019

'THE BACK PAGE' REFUSES TO SELL 'THE POISONED DWARF'S' BOOK!

Posted '4:41pm bells' Munday 9th September 2019

'The Back Page' shop in St. Andrews Street near to SJP iz refusin' to sell 'Midget Owen's new book, which slags off the Toon, Shearer, the late Freddie Shepherd (who can't defend himself!) and wor loyal fans!
This book shop haz a huge range of sports books and will sell any book, even those aboot sund'lind SMBs!
This iz the forst time that they have ever refused to sell a sports book from their shop!

"Well done 'Mad Mick'!" (The Back Page owner)
"And here's hopin' that 'The Poisoned Dwarf's book iz a massive flop!"

Sunday, 8 September 2019

BAD BLUE BOYS 0 RCA SMBs 0 *** FA CUP 1st PRELIMANARY ROOND

Posted 'high noon bells' Sunday 8th September 2019
GEORDIE TIMES EXCLUUUSIVE!
WE CAUGHT THE MOMENT THAT THE WHITE CARAVETTE 
DEPARTED FROM THE CAR PARK 
AT PRECISELY  '4:46 BELLS! (TOP RIGHT OF PICTURE!)

"THE TALE OF THE CARAVETTE AND ONE TO FORGET!"

With the International break we had a free weekend and heeded for Federation Park to watch the Tyne/wear derby cup tie between 'The Bad Blue Boys of Dunston' and sund'lind 'RCA SMB's.
THE BIG KICK OFF!

Normally these games are entertainin', but this one certainly wasn't and petered oot into a very borin' goalless draw. "ZZZZzzzz!!!!"😴
Both sides missed one easy chance each and the 'highlight' of the game wasn't on the pitch, but in the car park behind the left hand goal from us!

One Dunston fan aalways brings hiz caravette to the games and parks it near the back of the car park!
He aalways leaves aboot 10 mins before the end to beat the traffic from the near by Metro shoppin' centre!
DUNSTON FREE KICK AT 'THE TEA HUT END'!
We took guesses az to exactly wot time he would leave!
'Davy the Silver Fox' said '4:37 bells'---'Grumpy Stumpy' said '4:39 bells' and I said 4:40 bells'

We were aall on tenderhooks as each predicted time passed and he eventually left at precisely '4:46 bells'!
However! there woz a lot of injury time and the ref finally blew hiz full time whistle at 4:55 bells', so he actually drove off some 9 minutes before the game ended! (So My prediction that he would leave 10 mins before time woz anly a minute oot!)

Wor big mistake woz that we made wor predictions at the start of the 2nd half and didn't take into account any extra time added for injuries!

Oh! the joys of futbaall, 0-0 draws and caravettes!!!

"THE PROOF THAT WE WOZ THERE!"

MEE MATCH TICKET!
(THE ATTENDANCE WOZ 392)


TEAM SHEET


FOOTNOTE:
Wor little sister 'The Times of London' says that the above game went to extra time and penalties and that Dunston won the shoot out 10-9!


The Geordie Times can tell yoo that it DIDN'T and that the players were in the clubhouse 10 mins after the 90 mins were up!
There's a replay in mackemland this Wedinzday neet!


For the correct scores reeed 'The Geordie Times' and not wor 'little sister' from London!

Saturday, 7 September 2019

THE BAD BLUE BOYS v THE RCA SMBs *** FA CUP 1st QUALIFYIN' ROOND

Posted '1:15pm bells' Saturday 7th September 2019

With nee Premyaa Leegue games this weekend because of International qualifiers, we find worsels in need of 'a fix'--and where better to gan than a Tyne/wear derby game in the FA Cup!

'The Bad Blue Boys' of Dunston are takin on mackem side RCA sund'lind at '3 bells' this afternoon at Federation Park, Dunston (aka UTS Stadium), which iz 2 miles from SJP across the Tyne!

I love these games az there iz nee pressure or nail bitin' (unlike NUFC games v sund'lind) and with just 300 expected, it iz easy to get sorved in the Dunston clubhouse within the groond!
The winners pick up a prize of £4,500, while the losers get £1,500, which isn't bad for smaall non leegue clubs!

Win or lose we will enjoy the afternoon---az lang az 'The Bad Blue Boys' win of course!

A match report (and pix) on the game will appear here sometime tomorrow!

Friday, 6 September 2019

GROUNDS VISITED WATCHIN' NUFC (1st visits) (Updated: Friday 6th September 2019)

THE MAD-SAD GROUNDHOPPER'S LIST OF
GROUNDS VISITED WATCHIN' NUFC
 (1st visits)  last coont 342
GROOND NUMBER 001***ST JAMES' PARK IN THE 1960s

I woz asked a question a while back az to just how many groonds I had visited to watch NUFC teams!
My reply woz "Ower 300!"
Which brought a look of bemusement from the person who asked the question!
When yoo 'fink' aboot it, there ARE anly 92 leegue groonds and when aa started coontin' the groonds I had been te in the 1980's the total woz aboot 63 or 64!

Then add in aall the European groonds and resorve and junior groonds a'v visited since and the total rose dramatically!
When a'd 'done the ton' (Tranmere in 1991) aa honestly thought that it woz impossible to de 200 (Ayr United)---never mind 300 (the reeel Stadium of Light, home of Benfica!)

IT'S HARD TO BELEEEVE!---ISN'T IT???
Well!, below iz mee record of groonds visited ower the last 50 odd years!
(More details will be added to teams played etc --WHEN? aa get time!)

PS: Glennn from Ashington haz done more groonds!----350 plus, includin' many trainin groond games (ie: games on fields!)
John 'The Undertaker' had done 333 by 2014
He woz on hiz way to New Zealand to watch The Toon 5 years ago, when alang with 'Liam from the Lamp', hiz plane woz shot doon ower the Ukraine and nearly 300 people died!
John's total would now be in the 350's!--while Liam woz hiz 'apprentice' with 80 odd groonds

The anly othaa Toon fan who haz done more than 300 groonds iz nufc.com's very own 'Biffa the Beer', with 330 (plus) Toon groonds under hiz belt!
Last Tuesday 'The NUFC mad-sad groundhoppers visited wor latest new ground---Moss Rose, Macclesfield where NUFC U21s lost 2-1 against Macclesfield's 1st team (scroll doon page for match report 342 )

Fink (the mad-sad groundhopper!) (342 and coontin'!)

KEY:
GOLD = 1st team games
YELLOW = Mixed team friendlies (ie: 1st team, reserve team and junior team mix)
BLUE = European competitions and other overseas friendly games
PINK = Reserve/U23/U21 teams
GREEN = Academy/U18/U16 games
MAROON = Scottish friendly games
MAROON/BLUE = Scottish/European game 

Decade by decade record

1960's

001 st james park. newcastle (v coventry city)

 002 joker park. blunderland

 003 anfield. liverpool

 004 arsenal stadium. arsenal

 005 molineux. wolves

 006 loftus road. qpr

 007 maine road. man city

 008 the dell. southampton

 009 boleyn ground. west ham

 010 ibrox park.glasgow. rangers (inter cities fairs cup)

 011 highfield road. coventry

 1970's

012 redheugh park. gateshead

 013 city ground. nottm forest

 014 selhurst park. crystal palace

 015 bloomfield road. blackpool

 016 goodison park. everton

 017 filbert street. leicester

 018 the victoria ground. stoke

 019 the hawthorns. west brom

 020 leeds road. huddersfield

 021 edgar street. h******d!

 022 bramall lane. sheff united

 023 the baseball ground. derby

 024 stamford bridge. chelsea

 025 old trafford. man united

 026 white hart lane. spurs

 027 ayresome park. boro

 028 old show ground. scunthorpe

 029 elland road. leeds

 030 hillsborough. sheffield (v burnley)

 031 wembley stadium (v liverpool)

 032 brunton park. carlisle

 033 st andrews. birmingham

 034 turf moor. burnley

 035 sealand road. chester

 036 fellows park. walsall

 037 kenilworth road. luton

 038 portman road. ipswich

 039 burnden park. bolton

 040 boothferry park. hull

 041 london road. peterborough

 042 racecourse ground. wrexham

 043 gateshead stadium. gateshead

 044 shielfield park. berwick rangers (v N/cleX1)

 045 the den. millwall

 046 abbey stadium. cambridge

 047 meadow lane. notts county

 048 the valley. charlton athletic

 049 eastville stadium. bristol rovers

 050 craven cottage. fulham

 051 goldstone ground. brighton

 052 brisbane road. orient (they added 'leyton' later)

 053 boundary park. oldham

 054 deepdale. preston north end

 055 home park. plymouth argyle

 056 vetch field. swansea

 1980's

 057 st james park. exeter city

 058 carrow road. norwich city

 059 oakwell. barnsley

 060 millmoor. rotherham united

 061 the victoria ground. hartlepool

 062 ewood park. blackburn rovers

 063 gay meadow. shrewsbury

 064 blundell park. grimsby

 065 ninian park. cardiff city

 066 manor ground. oxford

 067 fratton park. portsmouth

 068 feethams. darlington

 069 palmerston park. queen of the south

 070 easter road. hibernian

 071 portland park. ashington

 072 valley parade. bradford city

 073 vicarage road. watford

 074 croft park.blyth

 075 villa park. aston villa

 076 douglas bowl. douglas (v isle of man X1). isle of man

 077 castletown (v portsmouth). isle of man

 078 ferens park. durham city

 079 hillheads. whitley bay

 080 odsal stadium. bradford city

 081 plough lane. Wimbledon

 082 tynecastle park. hearts

 083 athletic ground. scarborough

 084 cappilow park. morton

 085 st james park. alnwick

 086 dens park. dundee

 087 federation park. dunston

 088 york street. boston

 089 starks park. raith rovers

 090 dean court. bournemouth

 091 elm park. reading

 092 county ground. swindon

 1990's

093 vale park. port vale

 094 new huish park. yeovil

 095 mcdiamid park. st johnstone

 096 east end park. dunfermline

 097 ashton gate. bristol city

 098 twerton park. bath (v bristol rovers)

 099 home park. coldstream (n/cle X1)

 100 prenton park. tranmere rovers

 101 gresty road. crewe

 102 roots hall. southend

 103 benwell training ground. newcastle (v leeds juniors)

 104 millfield ground. crook town

 105 bootham crescent. york city

 106 belle view. doncaster rovers

 107 field mill. mansfield town

 108 griffin park. brentford

 109 porta elisa. lucchese. Italy (anglo Italian cup)

 110 stadio san nicola. bari. Italy (anglo Italian cup)

 111 castle ward sports centre. ponteland

 112 glanford park. scunthorpe

 113 derwent park. annfield plain

 114 the glebe ground. whickham

 115 normanby road. southbank (v mboro juniors)

 116 backworth park. west allotment

 117 springfield park. wigan (v leeds res)

 118 kingsway. bishop Auckland

 119 recreation park. murton

 120 the victoria pleasure grounds. goole (won 10-0)

 121 windsor park. belfast. northern Ireland (friendly)

 122 maiden castle. durham (v Hartlepool juniors--won 10-1)

 123 bosoilstadion. antwerp. Belgium (uefa cup)

 124 estadio san mames. athletic bilbao (uefa cup)

 125 kimberley park. Prudhoe (Northumberland senior cup)

 126 mcalpine stadium. Huddersfield (v h,field juniors) (also been for 1st team games)

 127 bower fold. stalybridge (v oldham res)

 128 nene park. Rushden and diamonds

 129 wheatsheaf ground. rtm newcastle

 130 Victoria road. hebburn

 131 celtic park.glasgow. celtic

 132 the shay. halifax (v leeds res)

 133 the riverside stadium. middlesbrough

 134 sam smiths sports ground. benfield park (now Newcastle Benfield)

 135 central avenue. billingham (v mboro juniors)

 136 bucks head. telford (v wolves res)

 137 athletic club ground . darlington (v darlo juniors) (northern int league--won 9-0)

 138 gigg lane. bury (v man u res)

 139 haig avenue . southport (v liverpool res)

 140 albany park. Washington (v man c u19s)

 141 meadow park. ryhope (v rosenburg juniors)

 142 sincil bank. lincoln

 143 stade constant vanden stock. brussels. belgium (v anderlecht) (friendly)

 144 orjans vall. halmstad. Sweden (uefa cup)

 145 ulloi ut. ferencvaros. hungary (uefa cup)

 146 blue flames sports ground. benton (v darlo juniors) (also reserve games)

 147 blackhall welfare ground. blackhall (v hpool juniors)

 148 stade st. symphorien. metz. france (uefa cup)

 149 doctor pitt welfare park. bedlington

 150 stade louis II. as monaco. france (uefa cup)

 151 wentworth park. hexham (v northumberland fa X1)

 152 lansdowne road. dublin. ireland

 153 victory park. chorley

 154 stadio dino manuzzi. cesena. italy (v juventus) (friendly)

 155 new ferens park. durham city

 156 stadion maksimir. zagreb. Croatia (champions league)

 157 craik park. morpeth town

 158 respublikansky stadion. kiev. Ukraine (champions league)

 159 dean street. shildon (v darlo juniors)

 160 monchester sports centre. walker central

 161 recreation ground. chesterfield

 162 philips stadion. psv eindhoven. Holland (champions league)

 163 bescott stadium. walsall (v villa res)

 164 deva stadium. chester

 165 pride park. derby

 166 nou camp. barcelona. spain (champions league)

 167 reebok stadium. lostock. bolton

 168 broadhall way. stevenage

 169 thorpe arch grange. wetherby (v leeds juniors)

 170 dalymount park. dublin. bohemians. Ireland (friendly)

 171 carlisle grounds. bray. Ireland (friendly)

 172 the brewery field. spennymoor

 173 kingston park. newcastle (v wrexham res)

 174 jna stadium. partisan belgrade. yugoslavia (now Serbia) (champions league)

 175 mckendrick villas. cowgate. newcastle (v lemington)

 176 ewan fields. hyde (v stockport res)

 177 rockcliffe park. hurworth (v mboro juniors)

 178 the riverside. chester le street (v man c u17s)

 179 ecco stadion. s-hertogenbosch. holland (v den bosch) (friendly)

 180 sportspark kranenmortel. dearne. holland (v sv dearne) (friendly)

 181 stadion de braak. helmond. holland (v helmond sport) (friendly)

 182 almondville stadium. Livingston

 183 tannadice park. dundee united

 184 madejski stadium. reading

 185 brittannia stadium. stoke city

 186 ruhrstadion. Bochum.germany ( v vfl bochum) (friendly)

 187 belle view park. consett

 188 stadion bulgarska armia. sofia. Bulgaria (uefa cup)

 189 stadion letzigrund donnerstag. fc zurich. Switzerland (uefa cup)

 190 stadio olympico. rome. Italy (uefa cup)

 2000's

191 stadium of "ssshhhh!". blunderland

 192 auto quest stadium. widnes (v everton res)

 193 rfk stadium. washington dc. usa (v dc united) (friendly)

 194 crew stadium. columbus. ohio. usa (v columbus crew) (friendly)

 195 borough park. workington

 196 de kuip stadium. rotterdam. holland  (v feyenoord) (friendly)

 197 monjuic/olympic stadium. barcelona. spain (v espanyol)

 198 knowsley road. st helens (v liverpool res)

 199 new broomfield park.airdrie (v airdrieonians) (friendly)

 200 somerset park. ayr united (friendly)

 201 bullocksteads. newcastle (v everton u17s)

 202 daknam stadium. lokeren. Belgium (inter toto cup)

 203 galabank. annan athletic

 204 olympic stadium. munich. germany (v munich 1860) (inter toto cup)

 205 wheatley park. garforth (v northern alliance u19s)

 206 stade l'aube. troyes. france (inter toto cup final 1st leg)

 207 king george v playing fields. guisborough

 208 christie park. Morecambe (v Blackburn reserves)

 209 estadia nuevo colombino. heulva. spain (v rd heulva) (n/cle reserves)

 210 racecourse ground. durham (v mboro u19s)

 211 st marys stadium. southampton

 212 ralph gardner park. north shields

 213 sportspark 't slot. rotterdam. holland (v  vv capelle) (friendly)

 214 wetherby road. harrogate (v harrogate town)

 215 killingworth young persons centre. killingworth (v walker central   u18s)

 216 olimpijski stadion. fk zeljeznicar.sarajevo (champions league)

 217 stadio delle alpi.juventus.italy (champions league)

 218 lyme valley stadium.newcastle u lyme (v stoke u19s)

 219 bay arena. Bayer Leverkusen. Germany (champions league)

 220 san siro. Inter milan. Italy (champions league)

 221 new douglas park.hamilton

 222 kc stadium.hull

 223 raydale park.gretna

 224 county ground.Leyland (v Bolton res)

 225 little Benton. Newcastle (v Barnsley u19s)

 226 mycom stadium. Breda. France

 227 st Jacobs park. basel. switzerland 

 228 walkers stadium. Leicester

 229 belle vue. leeds (leeds res)

 230 ullevaal stadium. Valarenga. Norway

 231 estadi son moix. Rcd Mallorca. Mallorca. Spain

 232 reynolds arena. Darlington. (darlington res) (Newcastle reserve reserves!)

 233 moss lane. Altrincham (v man u res)

 234 city of manchester stadium. Man city

 235 stade velodrome. Olimpique Marseille. France

 236 ramat gan stadium. Tel aviv. Isreal (v hapoel bnei sak)

 237 nea smymi stadium. Athens. Greece (v panionios)

 238 stade auguste bonal, Sochaux. France

 239 damson park. solihull (Birmingham res)

 240 aggborough. Kidderminster (v wba res)

 241 abe lenstra. Herenveen. Holland

 242 georgios kar. Athens. Greece (v olympiakos)

 243 sports city. (Man city res)

 244 jose avalade. Lisbon. Portugal (v Sporting Lisbon)

 245 millenium stadium. Cardiff (v Man u)

 246 mestsky stadium. Dubnica.slovakia

 247 razor stadium. Deportevo. Spain

 248 la roseleda. Malaga. Spain

 249 robin park. Wigan (v wigan res)

 250 kingsley park. ryton        

 251 jjb stadium. wigan

 252 west terrace. waterhouses (v esh winning)

 253 south leeds stadium. leeds  (v leeds reserves)

 254 darsley park. benton.newcastle (v Middlesbrough u18s)

 255 whaddon road cheltenham

 256 aresen stadion. lillestrom. Norway (v lillestrom sk) 

 257 skonto stadium. riga. latvia (v fk ventspils)

 258 a le coq arena. Tallinn. Estonia (v levadia Tallinn)

 259 estadio renzo barbera. palermo. sicily . Italy (Palermo)

 260 emirates stadium.london  (v arsenal)

 261 commerzbank arena. Frankfurt. Germany (v eintract Frankfurt)

 262 jules ottenstadion. gent. Belgium (v sv zulte waregem) 

 263 dsb stadion. Alkmaar. Holland (v az Alkmaar)

 264 halliwell jones stadium warrington (v everton res)

 265 victoria stadium/marston's arena. Northwich. Cheshire (v man u res)

 266 keepmoat stadium Doncaster

 267 ricoh arena. Coventry

 268 welfare ground. hetton le hole (s/land res)

 269 church road. north ferriby (hull res)

 270 tallaght stadium Dublin ( v shamrock rovers) (friendly)

 271 woodhorn lane ashington

 272 cardiff city stadium. cardiff city

  273: don valley stadium. Sheffield (v R/ham res)

 2010s 

 274 liberty stadium. Swansea  

  275 crown ground .Accrington  

  276 champions hill stadium. dulwich hamlet (u18s)  

  277 great barr. west brom  (v wba res) 

  278 leighsports village stadium. leigh. (v Blackburn res) 

  279 shirecliffe. Sheffield (v sheff u u18s)

  280 veld 7. almere. Holland (res v almere city)  

  281 b2 net stadium. chesterfield (v c/field res)  

  282 parc y scarlets. Llanelli (v Swansea res)

  283 amex stadium. falmer (v brighton)  

  284a and 284b academy of sshh (yee naa wot). cleadon (v s'land u18s & u16s) 

  285 NOT motspur park. london (v Fulham res through a fence!) 

  285a and 285b middlewood. Sheffield (v sheff wed u18s)

  286 brockhall academy .Blackburn (v b/burn u18s) 

  287 gellert stadium.chemnitz. germany (v chemnitzer)

  288 estadio Algarve. faro. Portugal  

  289 kyocera stadion. the hague. holland (v den haag)

  290 municipal stadium of peristeri. Athens. greece (v atromitos)

  291 estadio dos barreiros. maritime. madeira  

  292 bulls cross training complex.london (v spurs reserves)

  293 jan breydel stadion. brugge. Belgium  

  294 underhill. barnet. London (v arsenal u18s)  

  295 stade chaban delmas. Bordeaux.france  

  296 silverlake stadium eastleigh (v southampton res)  

  297 metalist stadium. karkiv. ukraine  

  298 luzhniki stadium. Moscow. russia (v anzi)  

  299 clayton wood. stoke (v stoke u21s)

 300 estadio da luz. Lisbon. Portugal (v benfica)

  301 fir park. motherwell  

  302 rugby park. kilmarnock (u21s v Kilmarnock X1)

  303 st Mirren park. paisley. (v St Mirren) 

  304 globe arena. morecambe 

  305 Pirelli stadium burton (v aston villa u21s)

  306 belle vue stadium. consett  

  307 NOT! woodside park bishop's stortford (match postponed at last minute!)

  307a and 307b aon training complex. Carrington. manchester (v man u u18s & 16s)

  308 veltins arena .Gelsenkirchen. germany (v west ham & shalke 04)

  309 priesfield stadium. Gillingham  

  310 meadow park. Borehamwood. london (v arsenal u21s) 

  311 grounsell park .heaton stannington  

  312 platt lane academy man city (v man city u18s) 

  313 bigges main wallsend (u21s v wallsend bc senior X1)

  314 the new den millwall (v millwall u18s)

  315 lostock bolton (v Bolton u18s)  

  316 oakwood training centre. derby (v derby u21s)

  317 city football academy complex (pitch 8) v manchester city u18s)

  318 new manor ground. Ilkeston  

  319 broadfield stadium crawley (v brighton U21s)

  320 horsfall stadium. bradford pa (u21s v Bradford pa)

  321 victoria road.dagenham. essex (v west ham res)  

  322 new york stadium Rotherham  

  323 roundwood pavilion. (v Rotherham u23s)

  324 kassam stadium. oxford
 
  325 turnbull ground. Whitby {v celtic u23s}

 
326 opel arena. mainz. Germany


  327 st George's park. near burton. (v stoke u23s)
 
  328 heritage park. near bishop Auckland (v Middlesbrough u23s)
 
  329 Weston homes community stadium. Colchester (v Colchester u23s)

 330 London stadium. stratford .London (v whu)

 331 edgeley park. stockport (v burnley u23s)

 332 braken moor lane. stocksbridge (v sheff U u23s)

 333 adams park. high wycombe (v reading u23s)

 334 holker street. barrow

 335 richmond park, dublin, ireland (v St Pats Athletic)

 336 trungle parc, mousehole (v Bolton u18s)

337 estadio dragoa. porto. Portugal

338 nethermoor park. guiseley (v leeds u23s)

339 kingfield stadium. woking (v reading u23s)

340 hibernian training ground. near Tranent (v Hibs u21s)

341 tottenham hotspur stadium. London

342 moss rose. Macclesfield 
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