Groundhopping - A Tiddler’s Travels

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  1. The Elfsborg Sparrow

    The Elfsborg Sparrow Well-Known Member

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    Croydon FC have announced they will play this seasons home games at the old National Athletics stadium, a good tick.
     
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    @The Pub Landlord

    To answer your earlier question, they were both visits to Whitehawk and Eastbourne Town.

    I have a womble friend who lives in Portslade.

    I wonder why Eastbourne has three teams? Eastbourne Borough, Town and United i believe.

    Might try Lewes next.
     
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    Lewes would be a cracking tick.

    Decent town and tidy ground next to the train station.
     
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    The ground is called The Dripping Pan as it was where monks claimed salt from sea water

    Happy to join you at Lewes
     
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    Eastbourne Borough Was Langney Sports not many years ago. I have the local league cup final programme from when Langney played my pub. It had some good community investment and developed beyond the other two.

    My lighting company supplied the lights for the indoor bowls centre that is part of the complex.

    Don't know anything about the others.
     
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  6. The Elfsborg Sparrow

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    Done Lewes mate, so unless Charlton go there....
     
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    Hopefully I'll be able to drag myself down to Ebourne Utd before the season finishes.
    I'll ring Landlord Taxis once there<cheers>

    Hailsham as well.
     
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  8. The Elfsborg Sparrow

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    New ground, programme, and Charlton winning. A good day.
     

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    Apologies Elfs - the following TRIPLE BILL of Travels have been on my phone for several weeks.
    I'll do my best to upload any future pictures to this thread in better time...


    :emoticon-0171-star: Lydd 1-3 Forest Hill Park :emoticon-0171-star:

    Weekend of the 17th/18th October - Kent League Division 2

    <wah> Pictures have not loaded to my phone (I only have preview thumbnails) - Elfs can you send them to my mobile again?
     
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    :emoticon-0171-star: Snodland 0-4 Rushall :emoticon-0171-star:

    Weekend of 24th/25th October - Kent League Division 1

    Snodland 0 Rushall 4 (5).jpg Snodland 0 Rushall 4 (4).jpg Snodland 0 Rushall 4 (3).jpg Snodland 0 Rushall 4 (2).jpg Snodland 0 Rushall 4 (1).jpg

    The turnstiles in the last picture I'm informed are from the old Wembley Stadium!
    They'll be installed when funds are available to do the work...
     
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    :emoticon-0171-star: Broadbridge 2-0 Langney :emoticon-0171-star:

    Weekend of 31st Oct/1st Nov - Sussex League Premier Division

    Broadbridge 2 Langney 0 (1).jpg Broadbridge 2 Langney 0 (2).jpg Broadbridge 2 Langney 0 (3).jpg Broadbridge 2 Langney 0 (4).jpg Broadbridge 2 Langney 0 (6).jpg Broadbridge 2 Langney 0 (7).jpg Broadbridge 2 Langney 0 (5).jpg Broadbridge 2 Langney 0 (8).jpg Broadbridge 2 Langney 0 (9).jpg

    That looks like a decent bar & lounge area they have there...

    I'm guessing this was the last game before the November lockdown.
    But if you do have pictures from any other games attended Elfs I'd be glad to post them <ok>
     
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    At least we can finally close this thread after lockdown.

    With Thomas Sandgaard owning the club, and doing such a brilliant job, there is no justification for any true Charlton fan not to attend our games.
     
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    I agree, and I believe Elfs has said he will be going to Charlton matches when fans are allowed back.

    But he may enjoy taking in local non-league matches as well as watching Charlton again.
    In which case we can all enjoy seeing those continued travels right here... <ok>

    Also, of course nobody knows when all fans will be able to return to the Valley (not just a couple of thousand).
    Almost certainly not until season 2021-22 methinks.
     
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    Coming up mate, your members enjoy this thread.
     
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    This was the last game, sadly.
     
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    Not my favourite venue after the postponement last season at 14.15<yikes>.
    However, today was very wet and windy(a bit like me in the old days on a Sunday morning) but the game was played thankfully.

    Rusthall are based in Tunbridge Wells and brought a healthy 30 fans, they went home having enjoyed a very convincing 4-0 victory.

    Snodland are in the midst of building new changing rooms and introducing a bar. This will improve this very modest set up immensely.

    (Full) Admission £5
    Programme £2
    2 cups of tea £2
    Total outlay £9
     
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    Been a classic thread, should not be allowed to die.<applause>
     
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    Without the expertise of @lardiman it would have. I am very grateful he has helped with the photos.

    Thanks for your kind words @The Penguin, can I count you in for either Hailsham(1st choice) or Eastbourne United. @The Pub Landlord is very keen to supply Charlton fans free :emoticon-0167-beer:.
     
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    With the Government ready to anounce Lockdown 2 this afternoon we were very keen to get a game in.
    We agreed to go down to Horsham and wait at the station to see if Broadbridge Heath was on(the weather was attrocious and many games were getting called off) this was our first choice, if off we would have gone to Horsham as they play on a 3g. The Secretary at Broadbridge rang at 14.15 and we jumped in a cab for the ground.

    Broadbridge are into their second season at their new stadium, a very tidy ground and a decent drainage system apparantly!

    Fortunately the efforts of the groundstaff and the Secretary ensured around 110(double their normal gate) witnessed a 2-0 home victory.

    (Full)Admission £7
    Programme £2
    Food and drink £3.50
    Total outlay £12.50
     
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  20. The Pub Landlord

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    I think I said I was prepared to relax admission standards... :emoticon-0114-dull:
     
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