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here's another one to get the grey matter active -
the best grounds (apart from southbury road) and the worst grounds


Best (non league only)
York Street - Boston - fine ground and ahead of its time then
Weymouth (new ground) - was nice once they sorted out the underground stream.
Gateshead- as it was a proper stadium.
Frickley - rubbish ground cute view across the slag heap - but the pies were to die for !!!
Scarbro - always enjoyed this one -

Worst
Horwich RMI - slope of no fixed direction, god awful everywhere - and when i asked for the vegetable soup - got some solidified green mass in a polystyrene tray that stayed in its contained when turned upside down - i still have nightmares.

Wealdstone - it was just full of ?@!t
Merthyr Tydfil - nothing enjoyable about that.
Northwich - enough said.
Colwyn Bay - god forsaken ground on the edge or enen on a river estuary.
Ilkeston - ughhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh - i was sitting next to kingy's mum at the time !!!

any more...........





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Best I remember was Rushden & Diamonds.

Worst was Soham Town Rangers . I remember buying a Hotdog with green bits in which I assumed was some kind of local seasoning . I spent the early hours chucking my guts up .I found out the following saturday Young Gary who also got one and chucked his up too ,Oh and some ass_hole nicked my scarf out of the bar when I wasn't looking .

Worst recently was Apsa but there is a revamp taking place . I remember Kingsbury Town had seen much better days too.

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Agree with Rushden TG probaly unbeatable, well beside Preston maybe, Leicester was shall we say compact,but always found Soham friendly & indeed enjoyed a fine BBQ there.
St Leonards was a great day out


Always disliked Dulwich, no atmosphere & awful journey, Carshalton & Kingstonian not far behind.

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agree with the kingstonian bit
always a bit of a nightmare at one end, where that electric box is - dare not cheer a goal in case you get a spike in the back of your head.

another grim ground was runcorn - tried to work out if there was anything nice - vew across the mud flats, with the power station visible on a non foggy day, nahhhhhh

or south bank -
with the gleeming (oops sorry flaming) spires of the ICI factory chimneys overlooking the sodden mud bank which doubles up as terracing....

what joy.


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Best for me is Stevenage Bourough, I have fond memories of an FA Youth Cup draw there when at Hullbridge. Also, as a fan I saw Soutehnd win there in the LDV trophy.

Cracking little ground and great memories


Worst for me would be Clapton...what an absolute hell hole. Broken tiles in the showers, pitch always awful. Shocking clubhouse and an absolute nightmare for parking

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best ever non league ground - Kidderminster Harriers.

The food inside the ground is magnificent and the pub down the road (the bar in the terminus of the local railway station is unsurpassed anywhere!!!) If only I could go there every week!!!

On an ESL basis prefaced by the fact that it is grounds owned/rented but not shared is -

best - Southend Manor

worst - Clapton

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As this seems to have turned into an open thread, hmm let me think (should be involving your own clubs I think).
In days of yore...
Best
Brooklands, for obvious reasons...
Wigan (Springfield Park)
Wimbledon (Plough Lane)
Nuneaton (The Manor)
Chelmsford (New Writtle Street)
Hereford

Worst
Witney Town (Those who went will understand)
Grantham (London Road) How the hell did they pack 8,000 in there for the Middlesbrough game in 74?)

Since 92.
Best
Colchester (The Weston Homes Community Stadium)
Bromsgrove
Burnham Ramblers
Dag & Red

Worst
East Ham
Ilford
Woodford (Snakes Lane)

There must be more... but it is early.. frown



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I know its a new ground but Dartford is excellent.

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I'm sad enough to know how many I've been to, some aren't even what you would call 'grounds' i.e Sandridge, Whitewebbs. Anyway...

Best - not all with EFC

Aston Villa - fantastic view from the top of the Holte End.
Cologne - electric atmosphere - seeing 40,000 mad Germans all jumping up and down at the same time is something else.
Fulham - when I went it was a good old fashioned football league ground
Kidderminster Harriers - best for food - hot pork baps and curry
Lowestoft Town - pretty good for that level
Sutton United - good memories here
Wolverton - before developed into houses a very very old ground hemmed in on both sides, one side the railway the other side a massive brick wall housing the carriage works. Had the worlds oldest stand.


Worst - just those with EFC

Basildon is a health & safety nightmare
Croydon is like watching football on the moon
Hayes is full of BNP wnnabees making monkey noises
and Hullbridge is ...well just Hullbridge.

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in the essex senior league the best is probably Burnham Ramblers
and the worst has got to be Sawbridgeworth absolute s+*t hole

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Originally Posted By: Beeswax
On an ESL basis prefaced by the fact that it is grounds owned/rented but not shared is -

best - Southend Manor

worst - Clapton


Are you being serious?

Best - Burnham Ramblers by a country mile

Worst - Southend Manor/Sawbo/Basildon

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Second that, Burnham Ramblers is a decent set-up, best in the ESL if you take away the groundsharers.

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Best = Burnham

Worst got to be Clapton !

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Beeswax clearly on gear if he thinks Southchurch Park is best in the league!

Burnham is indeed best by a country mile.

Worst is a toss up between Clapton, Sawbo and Basildon.

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You have to understand that Beeswax grades grounds by the quality of their bacon rolls. S'Manor score high in that area.

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You have to understand that Beeswax grades grounds by the quality of their bacon rolls. S'Manor score high in that area.


They also get a high grading with Beezer if they even hint that the might do roast beef, yorkshires and three veg! grin

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Suprised no one has mentioned Hullbridge in the worst list.Certainly the playing surface and spectator facilities are no better than Sawbo..Maybe the bar and changing rooms are better???

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Hullbridge is quite bad, but definitely not the worst.

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Sawbo is the worst at least hullbridge have a decent clubhouse same as Stansted . I quite like clapton it has some character .

Cheshunt is a craphole too

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Basildon Town is the best. You can see the pitch from the clubhouse so you don't need to go pitchside when it's pi55ing down.

Worst is Basildon United. The bar has the appearance of a crack den and I really don't like taking my lad there. Even though I help out with the club I try to stay away from the clubhouse itself as much as possible.





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