Last Monday I asked: ‘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.’ Did you get it? The answer is…
Plymouth Argyle’s Home Park. For those wondering, the ground staged a UEFA Cup tie between Manchester United and St Etienne in 1977 following crowd disturbances which caused UEFA to insist United’s game had to be moved.
Next ground on Monday.
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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.