Moving the Goalposts

Looking at Scottish football grounds over the years

Photo of the Week 2016

 

24th December 2016

Benni McCarthy in a Whitehill Welfare shirt. July 2014, in a pre-season friendly v Hamilton Accies. Benni played and scored in the first half before being substituted at half time.

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17th December 2016

Temenos sculpture at Riverside Stadium, home of Middlesbrough FC. It looks small and close up here, but as Father Ted would tell you, it’s actually about 50m tall and far away…

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10th December 2016

Arena Nationala in Bucharest, opened in 2011 at a cost of €235M, and holding 55634.

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3rd December 2016

ICT fans queuing outside Somerset Park, Ayr, April 2010. ICT won 7-0 to clinch promotion back to the SPL.

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25th November 2016

The Oval, Belfast. Home of Glentoran. The two huge yellow cranes are Samson and Goliath at Harland and Wolff. Samson is 10m taller, standing at 106m. There are plans to rebuild The Oval but these are held up by red tape at the moment.

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19th November 2016

Meadow Park, home of Irvine Meadow XI. The fitba obsessed Jamie McQueen (>200 games a season) just about to enter.

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12 November 2016

Stark’s Park, home of Raith Rovers, November 2001. Rovers 1 ICT 5. Panorama from 2 images.

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6 November 2016

Craighead Park, home of Lesmahagow Juniors.

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29 October 2016

McDiarmid Park, home of St Johnstone FC. A midweek game v ICT in March 2016.

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23 October 2016

Portland Park, home of Troon Juniors FC, at a match v Auchinleck Talbot last May.

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16 October 2016

This is the Hásteinsvöllur in Heimaey, Vestmannaeyjar, Iceland. It’s the home of ÍBV, or Íþróttabandalag Vestmannaeyja to give them their full title. I was here on Thursday 15/9/2016 but the game against Stjarnan of Reykjavik was cancelled because of ferry problems. Luckily for me it was played the following day and Stjarnan came away with a 2-1 win.

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