- Dec 7, 2019
1900 - The first Zeppelin flight takes place
Interesting. The Hungarian police must have been very poorly paid then. I attended a couple of games in Hungary that year, so it's a good thing I don't drive!1995
In the evening after a meal out we fell prey to the common sting the local police enacted on tourists with hire cars when they pretended something was wrong with our car in return for a bribe.
He had , if you'd like to avoid the USS Vincennes / 1988 & Algeria / 1962 tomorrow.Now the question is, had Hoddy already prepared his post, and photo of the zeppelin before I made the somewhat delayed opening post.
Home officials told me that their team was superior and would beat the Forest City London side I had seen earlier in the week. They cited their ability to field a fully open age squad, while the team playing in the USA's PDL had to field a certain number of youth players.
The ground was, and still is, home to Newbridge Town FC in the Leinster Senior League.2005 (Saturday) – Kildare County 1 Galway United 2 (Eire, second tier) A5 programme issued. This was a daytrip (flying there and back) to the town of Newbridge, easily reached by train from Dublin, with the station being very close to the ground. The club did not spend very long in the league, which is a pity as the ground was better than some others in the league. It had a permanent covered stand with a viewing area at the back. A look at the aerial photos suggests that uncovered seating has since been added to the other side of the ground.
Maybe it was a sell West Ham might have a lot of supporters?1989 (Sunday) – FF Jaro 0 FC Kuuysi 0 (Finland, top division, attendance 2,305) Four page A5 programme issued. Jaro are based in the mainly Swedish-speaking west coast town of Jakobstad, also known as Pietersaari in Finnish. The town does not have a railway station, so I travelled by bus from the nearest station which was about seven miles away. I might try to walk it if I ever return there! The ground is a centrally located athletics venue with had a fairly large stand along the whole of one side and appears to be more or less unchanged today.
2005 (Saturday) – Kildare County 1 Galway United 2 (Eire, second tier) A5 programme issued. This was a daytrip (flying there and back) to the town of Newbridge, easily reached by train from Dublin, with the station being very close to the ground. The club did not spend very long in the league, which is a pity as the ground was better than some others in the league. It had a permanent covered stand with a viewing area at the back. A look at the aerial photos suggests that uncovered seating has since been added to the other side of the ground.
2011 (Saturday) – Finn Harps 0 Cork Celtic 2 (Eire, top tier) See link to WDYG report on old forum; http://www.nonleaguematters.co.uk/forum/gforum.cgi?post=339277;search_string=finn;guest=337219929#339277
2014 (Wednesday) - Lincoln Red Imps 1 HB Torshavn 1 (UEFA Cup first round, first leg, attendance 1,821) A5 programme issued. This was my first trip to Gibraltar to watch a match there, although I had previously walked around it when ticking Ceuta in 2012. The Victoria Stadium, where this match was played, may be rebuilt at some point in the near future. I bought my ticket at the stadium before the game, which was probably not far off from being a sell out.
2015 (Thursday) – West Ham United 3 FC Lusitanos 0 (Europa League) Attendance 34,966 (B5 programme issued - not a thinned-down effort, but normal issue. It described the visitors, who are from the principality of Andorra, as ‘FC Lusitans’ on the front cover, which I believe is the Spanish spelling) The main attraction of this match for me was that it is probably the earliest ever date that a competitive club match has been played in England. The biggest surprise about this game was the sell-out crowd for my last visit to the Boleyn and it is unclear why so many people wanted to attend, particularly as the Hammers fielded their reserve side. I was fortunate to get one of the last tickets available, despite having booked it a few days earlier. I think this was also the last time I saw the late Paul Sparrow at a match.
2016 (Saturday) – Bath City 1 Partick Thistle 1 (pre-season friendly, attendance 302) Four page A5 programme issued. Revisit to Twerton Park, which may be partially rebuilt in the near future although the planning application for this was recently rejected. I travelled by National Express coach to Bristol rather than Bath (as the service to Bath isn’t as frequent or cheap) and then used my Freedom Pass to travel free on a local bus to Bath. After the match, I took a short cut via Weston Island (an island in the River Avon, connected to the mainland on either side by bridges) in order to catch the bus back to Bristol quickly.
I went to the Boleyn for the next round and tickets for that were £10 - iirc the Lusitanos game was the same. I think the cheap pricing, the club's return to European competition and the school holidays all helped swell the attendance. Plus, for some, the last realistic chance of seeing a competitive game at the Boleyn.2015 (Thursday) – West Ham United 3 FC Lusitanos 0 (Europa League) Attendance 34,966
The biggest surprise about this game was the sell-out crowd for my last visit to the Boleyn and it is unclear why so many people wanted to attend, particularly as the Hammers fielded their reserve side.
Four years and 17 days before my visit. A decent ground, but any illusions are dispensed when you go into the bar.I sat down and then looked down to the side of my seat, to see a bundle of electrical cables sprawling out of the wall, without a plug socket and at least some uninsulated. And yes, something was plugged in so I know they were liveThe ground was, and still is, home to Newbridge Town FC in the Leinster Senior League.
You probably knew that, but I thought it worth pointing it out in case some people weren't aware.
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