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sandhurstbee
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I attended the Chelsea v Brentford game at Stamford Bridge last Sunday. My only previous visit to the Bridge was on 5/4/1969 when Burnley won 3-2 in Division 1. By my calcalations that is 43 Years 10 Months and 17 Days between visits. Anyone been longer between revisiting a ground?



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I am sure someone will beat this, and given another 8 years without visiting Staffod, I may one day do so myself.



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That would certainly take some beating,mine is 32years.I went to Wrexham in 79/80 with leicester then in the space of 16 months revisited 3 times.Wrexham v Hinckley,Crusaders v Wigan and another RL game Wales v France.


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I am sure someone will beat this, and given another 8 years without visiting Staffod, I may one day do so myself.


To watch Northwich Vilctoria? Wink



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Never thought about it before but my longest would be Bloomfield Rd Blackpool. Saw a game v Wallsall in October 1986 and have never been back.


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Surely you need to go back again for it to be a revisit?


Anyway, I can't match that. My parents hadn't met 43 years ago.

My record so far is 16 years, 9 months for Stalybridge Celtic. Been past the ground plenty of times in the gap, but never paid it a visit.

Unfortunately both games ended with a late Stalybridge winner. A side I'm yet to see lose :(.


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As this is a thread for really OLD people, i shouldn't be commenting. At the moment i'm around the 25 year mark with a lot of grounds. But my aim is to go back to Old Trafford on my 61st Birthday, 50 years after my original visit. Plan A was to make this my 500th revisit, i'm on course, but it's going to get a lot harder once i've exhausted everything within a reasonable distance from out here on the Costa Del Suffolk.
Thats if i'm lucky enough to get to that ripe old age.
I'm expecting "The Wall" to make a comment on this thread, i'm sure he told me the other day about a very long gap between visits to Mollyboo.


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Sorry Barry, you were obviously a late starter !

Molineux was first visited on the 23 April 1961 where as a 14 year old saw a Maurice Cook hat-trick secure a 2-4 Victory for Fulham. It was my 20th League Ground !

Re-visited on 27 November 2012 for the Match with Millwall some 51 1/2 years on, a 0-1 result so yet to see Wolves Win or even earn a point at Home !

I could beat this if I ever re-visit Peterborough as saw them earlier in 1961 in their 1st League Season !


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What gets me when looking at my early grounds is how many can not be re-visited. Of the first 20 grounds I went to, 12 are no longer in existence. Stafford which I mentioned as my one and only visit was in 1976 was ground 37. There are two where the second visit was in 1977 but a third visit has not been made



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This is an ageist thread as it discriminates against those of us who are too young to have put big periods of time between visits. For what it's worth, my record was set earlier this season when I went to Norwich City 21 years and one day after my previous visit.


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yes, I am waiting for Chapeltom to come on - are there any grounds he has not revisited in 43 months?



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What gets me when looking at my early grounds is how many can not be re-visited. Of the first 20 grounds I went to, 12 are no longer in existence. Stafford which I mentioned as my one and only visit was in 1976 was ground 37. There are two where the second visit was in 1977 but a third visit has not been made




Of my first 20 grounds visited 8 are no more (no 23 has also gone) all except Derby's Baseball Ground were revisited, one has been rebuilt (Wembley) and 2 or 3 could well be built on in the next year or so - Pressed Steel and the cricket ground next door (I have seen Pressed Steel and a number of other clubs play on these grounds in theory 3 or 4 pitches but to me 2 grounds) and Banbury.

Of the others 7 out of 8 had been revisited on a regular basis, though the league ones not in recent times. The odd chap out being Hibs where I visited as a very young lad back in 1972 while on a Caravan holiday in Scotland. Still have clear memories of the game and day out including where I stood in the ground and a high tea in Princess Street later in the day. The Caravan was parked at Mussleburgh Rugby Club.


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What gets me when looking at my early grounds is how many can not be re-visited. Of the first 20 grounds I went to, 12 are no longer in existence. Stafford which I mentioned as my one and only visit was in 1976 was ground 37. There are two where the second visit was in 1977 but a third visit has not been made


I love posts like this. How about these for my first few grounds: Feethams, Durham City (Old Ferens Pk), Roker Park, St James Park (could revisit that I suppose, some may say its a tick given none of the ground I first went to in 1975 is still there!), Meadowbank...

Because all this I would say that Carlisle would score quite highly if I went back there (but only as a multiple revisit which is a bit of a cheat), and genuine revisits in the sense that I only went there once, Brandon Utd would be a high scorer last visited in 1989. Of grounds I have actually revisited once I doubt I could get more than about 10 years or so.


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...not quite as long as you Barry but my only previous visit to Stamford Bridge was on Saturday 27th April 1974: Chelsea 0 Stoke City 1...not that I recognised it as being the same place..



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Sorry Barry, you were obviously a late starter !

Molineux was first visited on the 23 April 1961 where as a 14 year old saw a Maurice Cook hat-trick secure a 2-4 Victory for Fulham. It was my 20th League Ground !

Re-visited on 27 November 2012 for the Match with Millwall some 51 1/2 years on, a 0-1 result so yet to see Wolves Win or even earn a point at Home !

I could beat this if I ever re-visit Peterborough as saw them earlier in 1961 in their 1st League Season !


Or just a kid Eddie Tongue - Don`t apologise I knew someone would beat it, just hadn`t realised it had been so long until I thought about it. Mike (Henfieldbee) - Yes it had changed a bit since my visit. I went to Preston earlier this season and that was also like visiting a new ground as all 4 sides had been developed since my last visit in the early Eighties.



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...not quite as long as you Barry but my only previous visit to Stamford Bridge was on Saturday 27th April 1974: Chelsea 0 Stoke City 1...not that I recognised it as being the same place..



I think you might have recognised the current East stand, which was built circa 1972.

Despite its relative closeness to where I live, I have not returned to Cheshunt since my visit there for a Herts Charity Cup game on Saturday 8th August 1981 (all other grounds previously visited have either been demolished or revisited since then) and so this will break my own record gap if I do revisit it one day.


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My longest gap between revisits is St James's Park. Went in about Jan 1995, Newcastle v Leicester City, as a student in Newcastle, on a borrowed season ticket. Revisited last summer for an Olympic game, Brazil v New Zealand. So 17 and a half years in between.

I would top this by some way if I go back to St Andrews, last visited watching Altrincham as a kid in the FA Cup in the mid-80's (ground no 3 for me). A bitterly cold but magical night. No plans to revisit though, more than enough grounds to visit first time yet.



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Hope to revisit Underhill before it goes this season, 21 years since my one & only visit in March 1991 with Runcorn. Visited Peterborough United last season in Oct 2011, 18 years to the day after my first visit in 1993 so that's probably my longest gaps between visits.



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Rarely do revisits , but today going back to Gosport Borough after 24 years accompanied by Warwickian of the parish who I believe is making the revisit after 30 years!


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By going to watch Ipswich Town on 09/03/13 at London Road,Peterborough this will be a revisit since watching Peterborough United v Hereford on 11/11/1989.



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As I am only 45 I can not yet claim to a winning margin so have enlisted my dads help. He is at a creditable 44 years (1961-2005) for Queen of the South of all places and has not been back to Fulham since 1961.

I see an opportunity however as he last visited Hartlepool in 1955 and on the basis of this forum I am going to take him some time soon. That would be 58 years and only a three hour drive away. Not sure if I can claim a father son combination, I went to Harlepool in 2008 for my only ever game. 53 years between a family visit.



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Meant to check for some time, but now done so

My first visit to Dundee was 5th September 1970, for a match v Aberdeen. Closest I have since got was when I went to Dundee United

Second longest is Celtic, with my first visit in January 1970 (as an alternative to Sutton United v Leeds United), and my second and last visit being in September 1970 for a European Cup tie against a team from Finland

Longest time for an English ground will be Southport, with my second visit in the mid 1970's

When I started hopping, Frickley Athletic was the first ground I visited (as my mum wanted to go back to the area where she grew up and her father worked in the colliery) in September 1983, for a game v Yeovil Town. I think Ian Botham was in the Yeovil squad that day.


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I attended the Chelsea v Brentford game at Stamford Bridge last Sunday. My only previous visit to the Bridge was on 5/4/1969 when Burnley won 3-2 in Division 1. By my calcalations that is 43 Years 10 Months and 17 Days between visits. Anyone been longer between revisiting a ground?


Not quite at your level Sandhurstbee, but I'm still catching you up in age!

I went to Charlton Athletic 1 Nottingham Forest 1 at The Valley last night, my first trip there since ticking it on 11th March 1995 with Charlton Athletic 1 Portsmouth 0. That is 18 years, 6 months and 20 days.


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I made my second ever visit to Clapton last night. The first visit was in October 1985.



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Further to my post of Feb 28th, I did a revisit to Cheshunt for a midweek league game in August, creating a record gap between visits of almost exactly 32 years.

The record for the club I have not been back to for longest is now Hungerford Town, whose one and only visit by me was on Saturday 13th Dec 1980. This was quite unusual as I travelled to and from the game by train from my boarding school in Newbury. I might not have done it but for the fact that the game kicked off at 2pm, probably because Hungerford's opponents that day (it was an FA Vase game) did not want to play under lights and this fitted in neatly with train times, even allowing for the possibility of extra time.


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