At first glance this one’s tough but many of these fields/open spaces still exist around this ground… Do you recognise this ground? If you’ve not seen this feature before then each week for the last 14 weeks I’ve been posting an image of a football ground taken in the past and you can see if you can recognise the ground. Some will be easy, others not so. You’ll be able to post your view in comments at the bottom of each page.
The following Friday I’ll post the answer. So here goes….
Can you name the ground featured in the image above? This is from before World War Two and shows a ground that is still standing although it’s changed considerably since this photo was taken. One clue I will give is that this ground has staged European football. Got it yet? Leave your answers in the comments area below. Thanks.
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I had planned to run ‘Historic Name That Ground’ only during the close season as in previous years, but it’s proving of interest so I’ll keep it going for a little while yet. If you have an old image of a ground that you think it’d be worth including in this weekly quiz then please get in touch. They don’t have to be from the 1900s to 1960s – even ground images from the 70s and 80s may prove a challenge to identify these days. You can email me at gary@GJFootballArchive.com Thanks.
Clues: The club still play at this ground, although all four sides have been completely rebuilt since the image was taken. The photo was taken in 1907. One of the players seen is called Ferguson.
I’m going with Hereford United’s Edgar Street, partly becuase of the apparent rural setting but I think the shape of the stand on the right reminds me of a stand at that ground. Probably completely wrong!
After that daft Hereford guess I’m having another go after engaging the brain a little more..my serious answer is Portman Road, Ipswich.
Ipswich or perhaps Dunfermline!!
Elland Road, I wonder if the nearby road became the motorway.