British Football’s Greatest Grounds

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British Football’s Greatest Grounds

Post by Laurel Lane Lamper » 06 Nov 2020, 13:47

Out this week and covering all levels of football. Yeltz Doc, for one, may find some connection in no.83
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Post by andy » 06 Nov 2020, 15:47

There's been a few good books about British and European grounds over the years, Simon Inglis as an author of the best. Does this book contain grounds as they are now or are there old grounds in there too?
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Post by andy » 06 Nov 2020, 15:48

Actually as it says 'must see' on the cover I think I've answered my own question. ::)
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Post by Laurel Lane Lamper » 17 Nov 2020, 12:52

This book turns out to be well researched and written. From Workington to Hastings, Merthyr to Ramsbottom there are grounds with an association to HTFC.
Thoroughly enjoyable.
Andy mentions the excellent Simon Inglis, there’s an evening with the equally excellent Lee Child
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Post by Noggin » 17 Nov 2020, 14:42

More Yeltz connections, albeit tenuous. I knew that Lee Child attended the same primary school as me, but when I checked this before posting, I found out that he attended the same secondary school as Doc

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Post by Laurel Lane Lamper » 17 Nov 2020, 16:38

Have you checked if Lee has named characters in his books after you.

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Post by Noggin » 17 Nov 2020, 16:40

Never read one of his books :-) in any case, he had left long before I started there.

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Post by Westyeltz » 17 Nov 2020, 18:23

Laurel Lane Lamper wrote:
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Have you checked if Lee has named characters in his books after you.
I have.And I can confirm that they'm the wrung un's. ;)

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Post by YeltzDoc » 18 Nov 2020, 17:06

Noggin wrote:
17 Nov 2020, 14:42
More Yeltz connections, albeit tenuous. I knew that Lee Child attended the same primary school as me, but when I checked this before posting, I found out that he attended the same secondary school as Doc
He did indeed. Perhaps not the writer that fellow alumnus J.R.R Tolkien was, but probably better than Jonathon Coe, whose "Rotter's Club" was loosely based on his time there, a book that I enjoyed not one jot.
I still haven't got over Frank suggesting that the one in Handsworth was the original though...

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