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John Sheridan (11/15)



  1. Thought it might be of interest to those who have time on their hands to plan ahead to complete the current 92.
  2. NOTE: This information may be out of date in an ever-changing world. Harrogate Town AFC, EnviroVent Stadium, Wetherby Road, Harrogate, HG2 7SA The stadium has a capacity of 5000. Standing away supporters are housed in the Myrings Stand terrace behind the goal and in a section of the EnviroVent Stand covered terrace on the Wetherby Road side. There are also with 150 seats for away fans in the EnviroVent Stand. Supporters are urged not to bring bags to the stadium as there is a Stop & Search Policy which is generally overseen by the local police outside the stadium at the turnstiles. In 2019 the Club was named 'Best Away Day Experience' by the Football Supporters' Federation at the National Game Awards. The award took into account the experience away fans had from the moment they arrived in Harrogate, including the food and hospitality they received. How to Get There: By Car: Leave the A1(M) at Junction 47 and take the A59 towards Knaresborough. Then take the A658 towards Bradford/Harrogate. At the second roundabout turn right onto the A661 towards Harrogate. You will pass a Sainsbury’s store and then after the lights, with the Woodlands pub on one corner, the entrance to the ground is just a bit further down on the right. Car Parking There is no parking available at the ground and there is a resident-only parking scheme in operation on roads close-by. You can park in other roads, but drivers are asked to be respectful of residents and ensure that driveways are not blocked or infringed. Town centre car parks are around one mile away. Matchday parking can be accessed at Kingswood Surgery, located on Wetherby Road, or Cedar Court Hotel on Park Parade, HG1 5AH (a five-minute walk to the ground), for £5 per vehicle on a first come first served basis. If parking at Cedar Court Hotel, you must enter your vehicle details and card details on the iPads in reception. By Train/Bus: Harrogate Railway Station, served by trains from Leeds and York, is located just over a mile from the ground. Exit the station on the east side (trains towards Leeds), go up a slight incline and turn right onto the main road. Cross this road at the pelican crossing and continue due south. Turn left at the roundabout into Station Avenue. Continue straight up this road, crossing over at some point, until you come to a grassed area. Cross the A6040 at the pelican crossing and then turn left, passing public toilets on your right. Take the diagonal footpath across the park which is called ‘The Stray’ or ‘Two Hundred Acre’. Turn right along Wetherby Road and the ground is on the left after about 400 yards passing the hospital on the left. You can also catch the Harrogate Bus Number 7 (every 30 minutes) or the Connexions Bus Number X70 from Stand 9 of the Harrogate Bus Station (next to the Railway Station). Both these buses pass the ground along Wetherby Road. From the Railway Station, turn right out of the main entrance and the Bus Station is a short walk down on the right. The bus journey time to the ground is less than ten minutes. NOTE: On showing your match ticket to the driver of Harrogate Bus Number 7, you can get a reduced fare of £2 return Adults and £1 children. Where to drink: The nearest pub is the Woodlands, which is a short distance back down the A661 Wetherby Road, heading away from town. About a ten-minute walk in the opposite direction along the Wetherby Road (heading towards the town centre and just set back from the roundabout) is the Empress which also offers food. If arriving by train, then just off Platform 1 is the Harrogate Tap which has up to 11 real ales. Harrogate town centre is around a twenty-minute walk from the ground and there are plenty of pubs including the Winter Gardens on Royal Baths Road, which is a Wetherspoon’s outlet. On Cheltenham Crescent there is a micropub called the Little Ale House. Where to eat: There are kiosks around the ground for traditional matchday food and hot & cold drinks before and during the match.
  3. NOTE: This information may be out-dated in an ever-changing world. Sutton United FC, The Borough Sports Ground, Gander Green Lane, Sutton, Surrey SM1 2EY Capacity: 5,013 (Seats 765) but the record attendance was 14,000 v Leeds United in the FA Cup Fourth Round, 24th January 1970. Away fans are mostly housed in the Collingwood Road End. This modern terrace is covered and to gain entrance you need to walk through the park alongside the ground. A previous visitor reported that although the terrace is modern, the toilets at that end are from a bygone era! In addition, a small number of seats are made available in the Main Stand. Although this stand is raised above pitch level, it is set back and the leg room is less than generous. There are supporting pillars running across the front of the stand that could impede your view. How to get there: By car: Travel along the M25 to junction 8. Then north on the A217 for about 15-20 minutes. Ignoring signs for Sutton itself, stay on the A217 to the traffic lights by the Gander Inn (on the left), turn right into Gander Green Lane. The Borough Sports Ground is about 200 yards up this road on the left – if you reach West Sutton station you have gone too far! Car parking: The car park at the ground is for permit holders only. There is street parking available but further away from the ground due to a local residents’ parking scheme, so please check signage on lampposts for restrictions. Town centre car parks are a 5-10 minute walk from the ground. By train: Sutton Railway Station is only one stop (or two minutes travelling time) away from West Sutton Station which is adjacent to the ground. West Sutton is served by trains via Sutton, London St Pancras and Bedford. As you come out of the narrow station entrance, turn right and the entrance to the ground is down on the right. By Bus: From the Post Office (Stop S) on Sutton High Street, it is four stops on the No. 413 bus to the ground.. Where to drink: Behind the Grandstand there is a Social Club, which welcomes away fans and normally has real ale available. Around a ten-minute walk away at the traffic lights on the main A217 is the Gander pub. The pub options in Sutton town centre are numerous. JD Wetherspoon has two outlets The Moon on the Hill and The Nonsuch Inn. There are an All Bar One and a handful of other options clustered at the top of the High Street all within five minutes’ walk of Sutton railway station. The Old Bank, immediately to the right of Sutton station as you exit, has live sport and food. Where to eat: All the usual High Street restaurant chains are present. The Club catering available inside the ground includes Bacon & Egg Baguettes, Bacon Baguettes, Hot Dog In Baguette, Cheeseburgers, Burgers, Hot Dogs, Egg & Bacon Rolls, Bacon Rolls and Chips.
  4. The two retired police officers and former solicitor accused of trying to minimise the blame on South Yorkshire Police in the aftermath of the 1989 disaster have been acquitted. The trial Judge ruled they had no case to answer. He said the statements had been prepared for the public inquiry chaired by Lord Taylor in 1990, which was not a statutory inquiry and therefore not considered "a court of law", so it was not a "course of public justice" which could be perverted.
  5. Mrs S and I have signed. In all my 70 years supporting Latics I've never felt more depressed about the Club's future.
  6. Sorry to hear that. Condolences to you and your family. It puts everything else into perspective.
  7. It was our wedding anniversary and what a way to celebrate! I still have a bit of the blue and white Police cordon tape and remember like yesterday celebrating with ThaiLatic on the car park after the game.
  8. Good to see the Community Trust continues to give the Club some respectability https://twitter.com/OfficialOACT/status/1382309812399181825/photo/1.
  9. He was a flamboyant showman on and off the field, and one of the players who played with great flair when the England team was a joy to watch during Joe Mercer's time as temporary manager. He was a big fan of Elvis and rock music generally - I saw him at a Joe Cocker gig in Sheffield. The goal he scored against Ipswich for Bolton in 1979 was fantastic. RIP Frank. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rQC7VWGa9BA
  10. Ian St John R.I.P. https://www.flickr.com/photos/diego_sideburns/50996577833/in/photostream/
  11. Harry should know from using his spirit level on the North Stand. I'm unsure about the three places, but Ward boundaries have been altered over the years. BP is now in Oldham's Coldhurst Ward, Clayton Playing Fields are in Royton South Ward, and Chadderton North Ward is on the opposite side of Broadway.
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