Stories From the Vault

Monthly Archives: April, 2015

Adverts at the Grounds

By Posted in - History on April 29th, 2015 0 Comments Bolton-Wanderers-Burnden-Park-East-Stand-Darcy-Lever-1-September-19691-300x202

A friend of mine is a West Ham supporter, born within earshot of Upton Park and dyed claret & blue. During the last transfer window we were discussing potential departures from West Ham, unfortunately for …

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The Coach Ian Story – Part 1

By Posted in - History on April 27th, 2015 1 Comments

London Days

September 2014 – and LegendaryFootballGrounds was officially born!

Lunch at Nana’s house (aka Anita my mother-in-law) in September 2014, White Rock, BC, Canada and I finally got to witness the boxes of photographs, stacks of slides …

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The Fan vs The Supporter

By Posted in - Football Philosophy & Rants & Thoughts on April 3rd, 2015 0 Comments

We now interrupt our regular programming for a small note on terminology:

I use the terms fan and supporter interchangeably, mostly for variety, but I do believe that there is a difference. The supporter is there when the club fails, coming back the next match, the next season and so on hoping for success but knowing their support isn’t predicated upon silverware. The fan is epitomized by a gentleman I met last summer who informed me he “used to be” a Manchester United fan but after the trophy-less 2013-2014 season he was going to support another team. The fan stands up and is ready to walk away when things go badly while the supporter stands up and sings louder.

Which one are you? Let me know by leaving a comment in the space below…

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Gunners and Gravy

By Posted in - History & Thoughts on April 3rd, 2015 0 Comments Arsenal - Highbury - Clock End 1 - 1969 - BW

The earliest memory I have of being aware of Arsenal was sometime after they won the League and FA Cup Double in the 1970-71 season. My grandfather had a colour supplement from an English paper, …

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