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Groundhopping


The numbers groundhopping (visiting new football grounds)seems to be growing in popularity and I have started trying to take in matches where I can at all different levels.

I've been to two new venues this year Litherland Remyca (step 5) and Maine Rd (step 6)

Both only cost a fiver to get in. The standard of football at step 5 is very good,

Also nice to help out friendly clubs who rely on gate money and bar to sustain their clubs.

There are quite a few new step 6 clubs to try and get to, push I still have quite a few league and higher non league clubs to visit.

According to my app, I'm up to 162 grounds visited



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I might try and get to as many of the following if I can this season:

Skelmersdale- when they return to JMO
Banbury
Peterborough Sports
Ashville
Matlock
Squires Gate
Oldham
Crewe
Port Vale
Glossop NE
Daisy Hill
Brackley




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West Disdury and Chorlton are the Dulwich Hamlet of the North.
Step 5 - NW counties premier after promotion last year.
Regularly get 1000+ crowds, full of hipsters, family's and dogs...
Local brewery provide ale. 6 to get in. Lots of volunteers in a leafy well off area of Manchester.

Huge potential for capacity to increase, but capacity is restrained by turnstile numbers at this level.

A club on the up and playing entertaining football.

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Futbology is apparently the best app for tracking matches(recent) the older matches are not always complete and difficult to remember.
Crewe ticked off, Squires Gate and Daisy Hill scheduled for Jan

Up to 168 current venues and I suspect another 30+ that don't exist anymore.

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Crewe, Daisy Hill, Squires Gate - all done
Ashville and Brackley are the only other realistic venues from the list above

Also added FC St Helens and will get to Burscough's new ground soon.

There is a good groundhopping opportunity in March with a NW Counties groundhop - based in Staffordshire and one game Friday night, four on the Saturday and two on Sunday. All set in proximity to each other so you can watch all games.

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What a disappointment Vale Park is for a league 1 club.
Mainstand can only take half capacity. The opposite side is almost below the level of the pitch and the food is pretty poor and the ground surroundings are a bit of a tip.

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