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Sunday 4th August 2019

 



prorege
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Aug 4, 2019, 3:13 PM

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Gareth Blackadder Memorial Trophy (12 Noon KO)
Lumphinnans United v Kelty Hearts, 1-5, H.T. 0-1, Att c.80, Free Admission, No paper etc
At Ochilview Park, Lumphinnans

Gareth Blackadder was a young footballer from Lumphinnans who was killed in a road accident in 2005. He had played for Kelty Hearts. Since 2006 Kelty and Lumphinnans have met annually for a Memorial Trophy presented in Gareth’s name.

This year the venue was Ochilview Park in Lumphinnans. There are actually three adjacent grounds in the village which lies between Cowdenbeath and Lochgelly. Approaching down Gagarin Way, there is an artificial pitch to the right. To the left is a fully railed grass pitch which is home to Lumphinnans United and known as Ochilview Park. Behind it is another fully-railed grass pitch.

Lumphinnans United, or the Y-Lum as everyone calls them, play in the Kingdom of Fife Amateur League. Prior to the amalgamation of the Kingdom Caledonian and Fife Leagues they were members of the Kingdom Caledonian, ostensibly the superior of the two.

Kelty fielded a mixed side of first team squad and Under 20 players. They included one guy returning from a lengthy injury absence. Clearly the better team, Kelty were made to compete hard by an enthusiastic Y-Lum side, who also included a number of very talented players.

It was goalless until just before half time when a well-worked move opened up the home defence. Two quick Kelty goals in the second half secured the win, but the Y-Lum got one back after the Kelty keeper flapped at a cross. Fitness told in the end with Kelty adding two more in the closing ten minutes.

I hadn’t realised this was on until less than an hour before kick off but I was glad I noticed a tweet about it. Pleasant sunshine throughout and lots of friendly folk and dogs made for a good way to spend a couple of hours over Sunday lunchtime.


Cowden Andy
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Aug 4, 2019, 3:40 PM

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Location: Cowdenbeath
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Can remember Gareth playing for our under 18 side was a strike partner for Liam Buchanan for a while.

Knew it was on but not the time to attend.


Bigaitch
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Aug 4, 2019, 9:05 PM

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Tottenham Hotspur 1 Internazionale 1 (Pens 3-4)
International Champions Trophy
Att; 58,905
Admission £25 (+ £3.50 per ticket booking fee - even though it was print at home!)
Programme £5 for 68 pages of A4 size. Lots of pics and nicely produced.

A chance to tick the new Spurs stadium was too good a chance to turn down and although this was a glorified PSF it was very enjoyable. The purpose for the visit was the stadium itself and it is the first ground in England since Wembley reopened that for me has the ‘Wow’ factor. Our seats were high in the north stand (Paxton Road) and although we were high up (Very high up) it did not detract from the enjoyment. The biggest gripe for me is the three stages of security to get in; no real delays but it felt like I was going on holiday and half expected a duty free bar / shop once we had gone through. (Now that could be an idea.....)
Once in though and the stadium really does take your breath away, literally (We were row 24) and metaphorically. The design is superb and is not a continuous bowl, and the stands all appear to have different designs. The vast South Stand which was opposite us is awesome and through the gaps in between the upper tier and its roof, a fine view of the Bigger buildings in the City of London, including St Paul’s could be enjoyed. The cockerel on top of the stand is a nice touch too.
I did not sample the wares from the concourses, as we ate at Stratford en route, but there seem plenty of options.

As for the game, for a friendly it was good. Spurs led on 3 minutes when Lucas Moura let rip and beat Handanovic in the Inter goal on his near post. Spurs enjoyed lots of possession but never really threatened and Inter always looked like they could do something on the break, and sure enough they equalised on 36 when Danny Rose played Stefano Sensi onside after a through ball, and the forward finished well one on one with Hugo Lloris. Only a few minutes earlier Inter hit the post with a superb shot from the edge of the box.
The second half was a little more subdued, loads of subs made including Spurs making 6 with 15 to go, bringing on many of their talented youngsters, and the game finished all square.
So it was penalties and the first from each side were saved, and the next six were all scored. Oliver Skipp’s effort for Spurs was saved by Handanovic, leaving Inters last taker to convert and win the game.

Journey home was a slight pain as the line that serves White Hart Lane Station was shut, meaning Northumberland Park was heaving afterwards, although the stewards did a good job, not all trains back to London stopped at Stratford meaning a 30 minute + wait before we were on our way.
That said, thoroughly enjoyed it, and will look to go back for a competitive game.


Digdagdog
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Aug 4, 2019, 9:12 PM

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+1 at Spurs. Took opportunity to see where I lived from 85-92, so walked from Hale station.
I was Row 74 in the South Stand - what a view! Was a long day as I took advantage of £19 return to Chippenham but that meant specific trains (0841 out and 1917 back). Pints taken in the Sir Bill Nicholson beforehand (lager) and some of the on-Site brewed stuff once in.
Perfectly summed - some of Inter's long-passing was a joy.
May do again if...if...Melksham ever draw them!



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pokal02
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Aug 5, 2019, 11:14 AM

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Location: Cockfosters
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....and another for Spurs, also liked the stadium, and also will look to go back for a 'proper' game. Tottenham Hale station was less busy than I expected when I returned (Seven Sisters seems more popular although it's no nearer). The roads around the stadium (including Tottenham High Rd) are entirely closed off to traffic including buses, so I don't know how those with mobility issues cope.


rambler77
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Aug 5, 2019, 12:00 PM

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Location: Braunstone, Leicester
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Another at Spurs

We were sat in the South Stand two rows from the back.

Excellent stadium and easy enough to get back to Cheshunt after the game via Northumberland Park.

The only pain in the back side was getting too and from Cheshunt itself from Leicester, as we had accidents and diversions both ways.



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The Moose
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Aug 5, 2019, 2:36 PM

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Location: The West Country town of Trowbridge
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ICC (PSF): SPURS 1 INTER MILAN 1

+2 at the new TH Stadium which no longer appears to be referred to as White Hart Lane! A chance to top up the 92, which appears justified as their first three league homes have sold out before getting anywhere near general sale. For the princely sum of £43 to be a Hotspur member, you have the chance of getting tickets, but no guarantee. Therefore it made perfect sense to see this match, along with nearly 59,000 others who had the same idea.

The new WHL, has an American stadium feel to it, with all the added layers of security. Clearly tiz been designed with the NFL franchise in mind, plus any roaming pop stars doing their thing in the future. To be fair, it does leave a positive impression & has some cracking views all round. You even get a decent amount of leg room twixt the rows of seats too. We found Tottenham Hale to be less busy for the return journey, albeit all tube stations are a bit of a yomp.

Cracking day out, meeting up with friends at the ground, plus catching up with the lad. Not sure the game will last long in the memory, but at least we got to see a pen shoot out in the flesh for the first time at a major venue. Top notch new build ground & well worth the visit.

KRTM :-)


andy smith
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Aug 5, 2019, 3:18 PM

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Also at Spurs v Inter...sat in the ''Premier Seats'' costing just over £50 with the ''booking fees''.. all in all a good day out..


colpic
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Aug 5, 2019, 4:20 PM

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Location: North West Lincolnshire
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Also at WHL with Old Knut, who spotted on the Spurs website that the club are running free buses from both Alexandra Palace and Wood Green tube station. You need to book a seat online and it drops off at Haringey College, just around the corner from White Hart Lane station. We parked at Wood Green Shopping Centre, £4 for 4-8 hours and just a couple of minutes walk away.

We were on the fifth level so took the lift. The bars and food stands were plentiful and there were no queues, unlike at ground level. An enjoyable day out at an impressive venue.



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Wheelbarrow
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Aug 5, 2019, 9:17 PM

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the new TH Stadium which no longer appears to be referred to as White Hart Lane!

About time too, since neither is on White Hart Lane Laugh


NeilH
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Aug 6, 2019, 8:16 PM

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Location: Cambridge
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Another one at the new Tottenham stadium. All a bit chaotic getting in and very busy at the concessions so didn't try the food and drink. Ground very impressive and especially liked the massive golden cockerel looming over the South end. Game OK in the first half but 2nd half was pretty dull. Time for a pint afterwards in The Beehive and then joined the queue at Tottenham Hale which moved through pretty quickly.

 
 


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