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Grantham Away.

By Vernon Slain22/10 10:59Fri Oct 22 10:59:38 2021

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Does anyone else remember going away to Grantham,at their London Road home,on a Sunday in mid/late 70s ?
Possibly an FA Cup-tie,Ian Goodwin played like a maniac that day. We told our nearby home fans that he had only been drafted in that day and he was in fact the bus driver.
Think we won 2-1.

From Saint Jimmies's Park.

Edited by Vernon Slain at 11:00:42 on 22nd October 2021

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Re: Grantham Away.

By joetowny (Joe)22/10 12:58Fri Oct 22 12:58:41 2021In response to Grantham Away.Top of thread

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remember going to the old ground boxing day/new yrs day
think we lost 3-2 or 4-1
for some reason i think Geof Coleman was manager ?
Vincent CF. yes no ?
i know i had had too much pop the night before and had to stop the car and have
an half hour kip. the others were less than impressed.
we still made the ko though had fully recovered for the drive home
the result + 2 or 3 black coffees sobered me up fully.

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Re: Grantham Away.

By VoR22/10 12:10Fri Oct 22 12:10:24 2021In response to Grantham Away.Top of thread

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Yes, Ian Goodwin...best to have him in your team!

Grantham, a horrible place to go...there & Corby Town were never top of my list of grounds to visit.

From memory (not good) didn't the Grantham ground have a cricket field adjoining one side of the pitch?

Two other clubs that the Boro played in those days I think had grounds called London Road...can you name them?

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Re: Grantham Away.

By MP2322/10 19:18Fri Oct 22 19:18:49 2021In response to Re: Grantham Away.Top of thread

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Maidstone’s old ground was on London Road

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Re: Grantham Away.

By almost average 222/10 20:43Fri Oct 22 20:43:44 2021In response to Re: Grantham Away.Top of thread

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London Road ( Grantham ) was majorly busy road and most the parking was on the wrong side for the ground . It was a real run the gauntlet thing getting across and i'm sure a fan ( possibly Boro ) was run down after our midweek cup replay win .

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Re: Grantham Away.

By Vernon Slain23/10 13:28Sat Oct 23 13:28:43 2021In response to Re: Grantham Away.Top of thread

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Seem to think that the stadium was next to a funeral directors too.
Might be wrong though.

From Saint Jimmies's Park.

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Re: Grantham Away.

By joetowny (Joe)23/10 13:30Sat Oct 23 13:30:24 2021In response to Re: Grantham Away.Top of thread

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think your dead right on this occasion
ok its crap but so am i.

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Re: Grantham Away.

By Vernon Slain23/10 15:08Sat Oct 23 15:08:20 2021In response to Re: Grantham Away.Top of thread

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Good enough Joe.

A poor imitation.

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Re: Grantham Away.

By 70s stalwart22/10 19:04Fri Oct 22 19:04:48 2021In response to Re: Grantham Away.Top of thread

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London Road grounds: Bedford and Dartford (or Gravesend) are my guesses.

Didn’t Grantham’s pitch have a slope at one end, starting at the edge of the box? Or is my memory playing tricks again?

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By almost average 222/10 20:37Fri Oct 22 20:37:46 2021In response to Re: Grantham Away.Top of thread

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It was a real farmers field of a pitch . Massive slop from goal to goal , lumpy & bumpy and a mud bath in the rain .

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Re: Grantham Away.

By VoR22/10 19:23Fri Oct 22 19:23:16 2021In response to Re: Grantham Away.Top of thread

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Bedford Town was the Eyrie, with a massive main stand.

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Re: Grantham Away.

By 70s stalwart22/10 19:31Fri Oct 22 19:31:30 2021In response to Re: Grantham Away.Top of thread

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And a dog track that cut off the corner flags?

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Re: Grantham Away.

By bert's dad22/10 20:13Fri Oct 22 20:13:15 2021In response to Re: Grantham Away.Top of thread

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And a 1-0 victory with a goal by Roger Jones and a very drunken celebration by two Boro fans. Think it was Boxing Day or the day after. Possibly season 1975-6. Just checked 27th December 1976.

Edited by bert's dad at 20:36:01 on 22nd October 2021

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Re: Grantham Away.

By VoR22/10 19:20Fri Oct 22 19:20:52 2021In response to Re: Grantham Away.Top of thread

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Dartford & Maidstone United.

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Re: Grantham Away.

By Vernon Slain22/10 19:09Fri Oct 22 19:09:36 2021In response to Re: Grantham Away.Top of thread

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Yes,it did have a slope and had a cricket pitch on the right going downhill.
It also has in the left hand stand a snackbar which had a fried onion smell wafting out most of the match. Talk about salivating !
Really liked that ground.

From Saint Jimmies's Park.

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Re: Grantham Away.

By VoR22/10 19:35Fri Oct 22 19:35:35 2021In response to Re: Grantham Away.Top of thread

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Can anyone remember Romford's ground?...more particularly their main stand that run the full length of the pitch.

The Boro were linked with buying that stand off them...

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Re: Grantham Away.

By Greg (NBFC)23/10 11:19Sat Oct 23 11:19:34 2021In response to Re: Grantham Away.Top of thread

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When they went bust there was talk that we may buy that stand for Manor Park.

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Re: Grantham Away.

By joetowny (Joe)23/10 12:57Sat Oct 23 12:57:00 2021In response to Re: Grantham Away.Top of thread

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the structure was not only deemed to be uneconomic-able to move
it was also deemed to be in a sorry state if not scrap.
also someone mentioned somewhere on here
ref Bedford Towns main seating stand thay bought that off of Luton Town... their ex main stand
think it sat circa 4000

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Re: Grantham Away.

By uneatonburo23/10 11:54Sat Oct 23 11:54:47 2021In response to Re: Grantham Away.Top of thread

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wonder how much Sutton Coldfield Town paid for their main stand?
Story was it was once part of a larger stand that originally stood at Maine Road.

Harry Broadhurst was my Headmaster.

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Re: Grantham Away.

By 70s stalwart22/10 19:43Fri Oct 22 19:43:15 2021In response to Re: Grantham Away.Top of thread

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Wasn’t it also a speedway stadium? To get from one end to the other at half time involved walking over a bridge that spanned to pit access for the speedway bikes.

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Re: Grantham Away.

By VoR22/10 19:53Fri Oct 22 19:53:09 2021In response to Re: Grantham Away.Top of thread

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I only ever went there the once & we lost 6-0 (?).

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Re: Grantham Away.

By VoR22/10 19:40Fri Oct 22 19:40:34 2021In response to Re: Grantham Away.Top of thread

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Google 'Brooklands Stadium - former home of Romford FC'
& have a look.

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Re: Grantham Away.

By MJNB22/10 11:44Fri Oct 22 11:44:24 2021In response to Grantham Away.Top of thread

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Too young for that, but I do remember two trips to Grantham.

Won 2-0/2-1 in 1995/96 when there was the stabbing, Warren Donald scored and I think, Ian Drewitt.

Then we won 5-0/5-1 in 2003/2004, when Roger Ashby was appointed manager but couldn't manage that day. Gary Fitzpatrick and Brian McGorry both banged screamers.

Good memories.

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Re: Grantham Away.

By The_Hullablue23/10 12:56Sat Oct 23 12:56:40 2021In response to Re: Grantham Away.Top of thread

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I'm adamant the woman in burger var for the McGorry and Firz show was maxine Carr.

-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_
How bright should floodlights be in the Conference?

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Re: Grantham Away.

By VS Town (VS Boro)22/10 13:21Fri Oct 22 13:21:30 2021In response to Re: Grantham Away.Top of thread

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That was the game where Wilkin could have played for Grantham and the Grantham new manager could have played for boro as neither side would wave the seven day approach rule.

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Re: Grantham Away.

By MP2322/10 12:21Fri Oct 22 12:21:12 2021In response to Re: Grantham Away.Top of thread

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Remember the stabbing it happened right in front of me, I had to give a statement to the police regarding what I had seen

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Re: Grantham Away.

By MJNB22/10 13:23Fri Oct 22 13:23:47 2021In response to Re: Grantham Away.Top of thread

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I was only 9, got escorted into the players tunnel in tears, with Dave Crowley cheering me up ''come on mate, we aren't playing that bad are we?''

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Re: Grantham Away.

By Greg (NBFC)22/10 16:50Fri Oct 22 16:50:52 2021In response to Re: Grantham Away.Top of thread

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I was with my son who was about 10 at the time. He was peed off because the burger van ran out of food just as we reached the front of the queue.

The trouble was just behind us in the stand. A Grantham supporter started taking the mickey out of our team, and a group of Boro fans kept telling him to shut up - but he kept going. Things got heated and a knife was pulled. Crazy stuff!

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Re: Grantham Away.

By uneatonburo22/10 14:56Fri Oct 22 14:56:59 2021In response to Re: Grantham Away.Top of thread

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Must have been a harrowing experience for you.
Good of Dave Crowley to help out.
The story I heard(hearsay) at the time was the alleged perpetrators left a certain Nuneaton establishment
around afternoon closing time and didn't arrive at the ground until half time.
Don't no if it was true or not.
Didn't go to the game myself, one of the few games away I didn't attend that season.

Harry Broadhurst was my Headmaster.

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Re: Grantham Away.

By MP2322/10 11:41Fri Oct 22 11:41:17 2021In response to Grantham Away.Top of thread

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Yes was there remember it he was immense that game

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Re: Grantham Away.

By bert's dad22/10 11:36Fri Oct 22 11:36:06 2021In response to Grantham Away.Top of thread

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There was a famous FA Cup replay in 1974 played on a Wednesday afternoon I think.

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