Historic Name That Ground – Week 5 Answer

On Monday I asked ‘Can you name the ground featured in the image above? The ground is still a prominent football venue.’ The answer is…

It’s Wolverhampton Wanderers’ Molineux ground photographed in 1945 when Winston Churchill held a political rally there. According to reports there were 40,000 there.

Each week for the next few weeks I’ll post an image of a football ground taken in the past and you can see if you can recognise the ground. Some will be easy (believe it or not there are some grounds that have not changed much in all those decades!), 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.

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Bert Whalley Blue Plaque

One of the unsung heroes of Manchester football, Bert Whalley, is to be honoured with a plaque in Stalybridge.

My grandad, a United fan, knew Bert and obviously Bert’s death at Munich affected him and all Mancunians significantly. Great to see Bert is being honoured. You can read more on Bert’s life and career here:

Leeds V Real Betis: The Peter Barnes Derby?

Every game seems to need its own unique moniker these days. Every time there’s a live game on TV that is perhaps a difficult sell to those accustomed to only watching the so-called Big Two/Three/Four/Five/Six (delete as applicable depending on what decade we’re in) the TV companies rush to give them a name, often connected with a road (If Denton play Hyde would that be the M67 Derby?) or area of the country. So… as Leeds are playing Betis on Saturday (31/7/21) what better than calling it the ‘Peter Barnes Derby’?

Peter played for both clubs in the 1980s. At Betis he was known as El Rubio (the blond one) and at Leeds he was the club’s record signing (for many, many years). These are two clubs that, unless you’re a fan of either, the general public don’t tend to associate with Peter.

In The Peter Barnes Authorised Biography, which came out at the start of this month, Peter and I talk about what Leeds and Betis meant to him. Neither period was the highlight of career of course but both did mean something to him and he had been keen to play for Leeds for years. In the book he talks about almost joining the club as a boy; idolising an Elland Rd player (a Leeds legend); Don Revie’s singing interests and life at Leeds during a difficult period.

Peter’s time in Spain is also covered, including a game in which he nutmegged Maradona! To find out more order the book now.

You can still buy the book direct from me by using the link below:

The Peter Barnes Authorised Biography (£16.95 incl UK Postage)

372 pages, 110,000 words, 100s of illustrations… Of particular interest to fans of City, United, WBA, Leeds, Real Betis, Coventry, Tampa Bay Rowdies and England. Outside UK contact for additional postage cost.

£16.95

Of course, if you only ever buy your books from certain online retailers then both Amazon and Waterstones are now advertising that they have it. Outside the UK this may be the cheapest way to order your copy. If you are outside the UK then please let me know if you find an online retailer servicing your country and I’ll post the details. Thanks

Historic Name That Ground – Week 5

Each week for the next few weeks I’ll post an image of a football ground taken in the past and you can see if you can recognise the ground. Some will be easy (believe it or not there are some grounds that have not changed much in all those decades!), 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?

The ground is still a prominent football venue. Leave your comments below.

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Historic Name That Ground – Week 4 Answer

On Monday I asked ‘Can you name the ground featured in the image above?’ It’s a bit different to previous weeks as this is an artist’s impression (don’t blame me for any inaccuracies) of the ground and its surroundings. Anyway, here’s the answer…

It’s Hampden Park, drawn in 1903.

Each week for the next few weeks I’ll post an image of a football ground taken in the past and you can see if you can recognise the ground. Some will be easy (believe it or not there are some grounds that have not changed much in all those decades!), others not so. You’ll be able to post your view in comments at the bottom of each page.

Next image on Monday.

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Historic Name That Ground – Week 4

Each week for the next few weeks I’ll post an image of a football ground taken in the past and you can see if you can recognise the ground. Some will be easy (believe it or not there are some grounds that have not changed much in all those decades!), 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? It’s a bit different to previous weeks as this is an artist’s impression (don’t blame me for any inaccuracies) of the ground and its surroundings.

The image is from the early 1900s and the block of turnstiles close to the front were a familiar part of this venue. I won’t give any other clues. Leave your comments below.

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Historic Name That Ground – Week 3 Answer

On Monday I asked ‘Can you name the ground featured in the image above?’ Well, did you recognise it? The answer is…

It’s Oldham Athletic’s Boundary Park, seen in July 1921 when the Prince of Wales visited the ground. Some reports claimed there were 40,000 were there, while others said the ground was packed with 25,000 schoolchildren.

Each week for the next few weeks I’ll post an image of a football ground taken in the past and you can see if you can recognise the ground. Some will be easy (believe it or not there are some grounds that have not changed much in all those decades!), 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.

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Peter Barnes Features and Sellers

I’m delighted to say there have now been a couple of features in newspapers on The Peter Barnes Authorised Biography, while it has now started to make its way into bookshops and other retailers.

The articles appeared in the Sunday Mirror (main image) and the Manchester Evening News.

Thanks to Simon Mullock and Stuart Brennan for those pieces. Both men read the book and highlighted a few stories from it. Simon discussed an incident when Peter nutmegged Maradona in a game while Stuart quoted the book extensively for a piece on Malcolm Allison. See his article for a feel for the quotes/content and so on that appear in the book:

https://www.manchestereveningnews.co.uk/sport/football/football-news/peter-barnes-book-hartford-channon-20972079

Of course that’s only a taster of the 110,000 words and the hundreds of illustrations in the book.

You can still buy the book direct from me by using the link below, plus it has now made its way to its first bookshop (EJ Morten in Didsbury) and Ginger Wig is selling it online too. Hopefully, soon it will begin to appear in other locations and retailers.

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The Peter Barnes Authorised Biography (£16.95 incl UK P&P)

372 pages, 110,000 words, 100s of illustrations… Of particular interest to fans of City, United, WBA, Leeds, Real Betis, Coventry, Tampa Bay Rowdies & England. Outside UK contact for additional postage cost.

£16.95

England beat Germany in European Championship Final

Aware of when England beat Germany in the final of a European tournament in 1957? No, well here’s the story of when they did…

The match saw the pioneering women’s team, Manchester Corinthians, play as England. They won 4-0 in the final of a European championship in 1957, played in Berlin. This game, like so many others when the Corinthians played as England, are not officially recognised as internationals unfortunately, but no one should underestimate the achievements of the Manchester women who took part. At the time they occurred these were full-blooded affairs with some moments caught on film.

For an article I wrote some time ago on the Germany game follow this link:

https://www.manchestereveningnews.co.uk/sport/football/manchester-corinthians-england-women-germany-17205385

You can find out more about the Corinthians here:

Historic Name That Ground – Week 3

Each week for the next few weeks I’ll post an image of a football ground taken in the past and you can see if you can recognise the ground. Some will be easy (believe it or not there are some grounds that have not changed much in all those decades!), 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?

It’s a ground I’ve been to often but I won’t give any other clues. Leave your comments below.

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