Historic Name That Ground – Week 14 Answer

On Monday I asked: ‘Can you name the ground featured in the image above? I know it’s a poor quality image but that stand was quite a distinctive feature of the ground into the 1960s. This photo is from the early 1900s.’ The answer is:

Aston Villa’s Villa Park, photographed in 1904.

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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.

MAL’S MISSION – VILLA PARK 1972

On this day (August 5) in 1972 Manchester City faced Third Division Champions Aston Villa in the Blues’ first Charity Shield match at Villa Park. Here’s a feature on it and a match report from the game.

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