The East Stand was built in 1969. It replaced the original Chicken Run and its chicken wire enclosure, but kept the colourful name. Like most classic grounds, the stand was in close proximity to the …Read more →
Official Soccer Nut
Raised in England, Ian is a die-hard Chelsea supporter. He’s also a life-long player and a passionate youth coach – he has been coaching juniors for over 11 years. He’s lived and played in England, Hong Kong, and Canada, and he dreamed up this site when a pile of photos inherited by his mother-in-law turned out to be a veritable treasure trove of football history. He lives, works, plays and coaches with his family of five in White Rock, BC.
GP supports Arsenal by blood, and Borussia Monchengladbach, Fiorentina & Germany by choice. He was born and raised in Canada, playing soccer with his team-sized family as soon as his motor-skills kicked in. He’s lived and played recreationally in the UK and Continental Europe, fostering an intricate interest in tactics, technique, and historic minutiae. He’s the blog man around here, so his brain is available for picking.
St James’ Park has been used for football since at least 1880, with the first stands constructed in 1892 and has been the home of Newcastle United since the same year. The photo shows …Read more →
Chelsea have made their home at Stamford Bridge for over 114 years, but did you know they shared the ground from 1933 to 1968 with the Stamford Bridge Greyhounds? The Greyhounds weren’t a football, rugby, …Read more →