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The Football Grounds of Britain - Simon Inglis

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Genre: Sports / Hobbies / Games / Author: Simon Inglis / Edition: 3Rev Ed / Hardcover / 480 Pages / Book is published 1996-05-14 by HarperCollins Publishers Ltd

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      24.01.2010 17:50

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      A good guide

      Football grounds of britain is a fantastic book on football grounds from around the UK, including pictures and ticket prices etc. The guide is great for the avid football fan wether your club is due to play away at Barnet or Even Arsenal, this guide will give you a full break down of all you need to know on how to get there and all those important facts you need to know in order to make your day out and journey to the ground a good one.
      I have used this guide on many occasion while supporting my club from league 2 all the way up to championship level and it has proven a great purchase which has been very much needed.
      As a result of the Taylor Report, which arose from the Hillsborough disaster, Football League and Scottish League clubs are having to make stringent alterations to their grounds, in preparation for all-seater stadia. This book is constantly upgraded so that it is kept with the times.

      A great purchase

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      30.01.2001 04:45
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      In April 1981, Wolves played Spurs in a cup semi final at Hillsborough, home of Sheffield Wednesday. Late arrivals to the game contributed to thirty eight people being injured in the Leppings Lane End. Exactly eight years later, ninety five people were killed in the exactly the same circumstances. In fact over four thousand people had been killed or injured at football grounds in Britain before Hillsborough. Since the disaster of Hillsborough, and the resulting Lord Justice Taylor report, many football grounds have gone under a fundamental redesign, with some being demolished altogether and their club's relocating to new premises. I first bought this book ten years ago. When I recently bought the latest version, I was astonished to find how football grounds have changed over the last decade. I'm a regular visitor to these wonderful places, but even though I noticed the changes going on around me, it wasn't until I read this book that I realised the tremendous upheaval and fundamental change that has happened. A history of football grounds in general is followed by an in depth description and history of the homes of every current Premier, First, Second and Third Division clubs in England, Wales and Scotland, except those recently promoted from the Nationwide Conference and the Highland League. In depth analyses is accompanied by some marvellous photographs of the old and new, with the authors personal comments on the past, the present and the future of the homes of each individual club. For every football fan who has had that fantastic feeling of anticipation as he or she first catches sight of the floodlight pylons, this book is an absolute must. It brings home the awful fact that we had to have so many disasters before action was taken to reduce the risk of it happening again.

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      Comment on every British Football Ground.