After Hartlepool’s remarkable escape from the foot of the Football League was successful last weekend, it seemed only fair to cover them on this week’s blog.
And whilst there’s plenty to like about a historic old ground such as this, it’s an odd one to comment on as a visitor. There’s only really two sides of the ground that you can get near, and it’s a long walk from one to the other.
I made do with just doing one, but have attached a Google Street Map view of the other. A lot of the ground has been rebuilt since Brian Clough cut his managerial cloth here, but I still enjoyed it.
There’s little bits of the inside visible, which will always win you points. Slightly weird but beautiful turnstiles will always get you a couple of bonus marks too.
So overall I’d definitely say it’s a good’un. I’m yet to suss out whether the stand that just looks like a load of Portakabins is a good or bad thing, but either way, it’s worth a visit if you’re nearby.
Woodhorn Lane Update
Everything seems to be going well at Ashington as well. Most of the external brickwork seems to have been done – it’s amazing how much progress appears to have been made in the two weeks we’ve been clarting on with different views of the ground.
You what? Have I written a book that you can buy? Well yes, but only if you insist.
I was disappointed with your midnight visit to my home town club Berwick rangers,will you be going back.do you plan a visit to Brigg town or Winterton rangers in links.,my current location.
Weirdly I’ve been to Berwick loads during the daytime of late, just haven’t managed to squeeze in a trip to the ground! Will have a look at Brigg and Winterton.