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Chippy
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Get a hankie...

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Ah Somerton, weary of time,
Who countest the steps of the sun;
Seeking after that sweet golden clime
Where the traveller's journey is done

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Ahhh, the Firhill Shed. And the old gable on the stand roof.

The only way the ground had changed between 1980 (then that film was shot) and 1982 (when I saw my first game there) was that the grey crush barriers on the terrace had been painted red and yellow.

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Have looked at the rest of the Scottish ones now.

Things I had forgotten:

- square goalposts.
- those wonky walled corners on the old terrace at Tannadice.
- what a patchwork quilt Kilbowie was.
- the old 'stand on stilts' above the north terrace at Hampden.
- the gap where the last third of Fir Park's main stand should have been.
- what a shitehole Brockville was.

Things I was astonished to find out:

- how shallow the terraces behind the goal at Rugby Park were. When I went to my first ever game there (aged 5) they seemed positively mountainous.

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Hauntological! They just need a nice Boards of Canada soundtrack.
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Streets where Roker Park once was.

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I like that: Sunderland's midfield as a cul-de-sac, presumably while attacking.
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Chippy
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blameless

The social club at the end of the Main Stand - where the offices and changing rooms are now - must have burnt down after 1980.

Also the separation fence in the shed wasn't up in that film.

So apart from arson and hooliganuism, the only development was a lick of paint.

I think the Rugby Park shot was deceptive. The main terracing roof arched sharply inwards at the home goal end. I think it was a similar depth to Firhill, but with a longer roof.

[ 25.03.2008, 12:30: Message edited by: Chippy ]

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Surely "Promotion Close" should be a permanent fixture in Wolverhampton?
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