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Offline PeterWithesShin

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Goodbye Goodison
« on: July 25, 2019, 09:24:43 PM »
Well not for a few years but Everton announce new stadium

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-merseyside-49109807

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Re: Goodbye Goodison
« Reply #1 on: July 25, 2019, 09:31:24 PM »
Looks great but I'll miss the old wooden away section!

Offline nigel

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Re: Goodbye Goodison
« Reply #2 on: July 25, 2019, 10:19:44 PM »
We do fairly well next season and I think we could have an announcement of our own.

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Re: Goodbye Goodison
« Reply #3 on: July 25, 2019, 10:29:15 PM »
Only been there once and it was a rubbish view. Still, got us into the FA Cup semifinal against Bolton, so fond memories of it.

Offline Meanwood Villa

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Re: Goodbye Goodison
« Reply #4 on: July 25, 2019, 10:43:12 PM »
Dump of an away section in truth but some great memories there. Best was Ashley in injury time. Incredible stuff.

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Re: Goodbye Goodison
« Reply #5 on: July 25, 2019, 11:12:22 PM »
Woodison no more - another bowl. 

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Re: Goodbye Goodison
« Reply #6 on: July 25, 2019, 11:13:10 PM »
The best and the most violent aways ever.

Offline Lastfootstamper

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Re: Goodbye Goodison
« Reply #7 on: July 25, 2019, 11:22:04 PM »
Looks great but I'll miss the old wooden away section!

I love their main stand. High up, it looks like sitting on a cliff face.

Offline Chico Hamilton III

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Re: Goodbye Goodison
« Reply #8 on: July 25, 2019, 11:59:22 PM »
Some fantastic times up there. Unforgettable atmosphere in the Villa end for Graham Taylorís last game in charge.

Offline 144 Hard Boiled Eggs

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Re: Goodbye Goodison
« Reply #9 on: July 26, 2019, 01:14:44 AM »
The best and the most violent aways ever.
League Cup Semi and Championship year victory Dave? I also remember seeing us win on two occasions as a 2nd division club (I think) in the 70's in the League and FA Cup.

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Re: Goodbye Goodison
« Reply #10 on: July 26, 2019, 02:53:52 AM »
The best and the most violent aways ever.
League Cup Semi and Championship year victory Dave? I also remember seeing us win on two occasions as a 2nd division club (I think) in the 70's in the League and FA Cup.

1990 and the League Cup semi. 1981 was a bit of both.

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Re: Goodbye Goodison
« Reply #11 on: July 26, 2019, 07:57:16 AM »
While I can understand the move it will be a great loss. Like Villa Park, you can feel the history entrenched around Goodison, almost hear the ghosts of the past. It's huge main stand, withering away at one end to accommodate the road, the Church in the corner, practically part of the ground at one time. Names like Bullen and Gladwys, the total lack of soulless glass boxes and that old Park End with it's high wall at the back of such a shallow terrace and wooden seats above.

Some of my finest memories following Villa away came here. Standing up in the back my mates Ford Escort Cabriolet brandishing a Villa flag as we paraded down Queens Drive on that glorious last day in 1990, it seemed that the roads into Stanley Park were exclusively populated by Villa fans, then the match, the half time sing song and the emotion pouring out onto the pitch for the manager.

Walking across Stanley Park after 4 hours in the Arkles, trying to act sober before the FA Cup QF, Big Ron fielding a team with 8 (I think) black players and winning and that oddity of drinking in Liverpool pubs before Everton games and vice versa. I often speak about the identity of a club being intertwined with it's ground and location (us being a prime example) and that will be lost with Everton but their Dockside location might have something and perhaps, in a generation, new memories will be made and I sincerely hope they are as good as mine.

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Re: Goodbye Goodison
« Reply #12 on: July 26, 2019, 08:41:35 AM »
Handy for gigs at The Invisible Wind Factory

Offline Brassneck

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Re: Goodbye Goodison
« Reply #13 on: July 26, 2019, 08:47:27 AM »
The best and the most violent aways ever.
League Cup Semi and Championship year victory Dave? I also remember seeing us win on two occasions as a 2nd division club (I think) in the 70's in the League and FA Cup.

1990 and the League Cup semi. 1981 was a bit of both.

Another fond memory was the 2-0 win when BFR was manager.  I think it was well publicised that he fielded something like 9 black players that day.

1990 tops my list though.

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Re: Goodbye Goodison
« Reply #14 on: July 26, 2019, 10:09:22 AM »
The best and the most violent aways ever.

Yes. 1976, we won 2-0. When Little got the 2nd I thought I'd never make my 17th birthday.