Mapperley Plains Sports Club (Gedling Miners Welfare FC)

Fear not, dear reader. You’re quite right to be asking the question and you’re not alone. I reckon at least 90% of the visitors to this site will have seen the blog’s title and asked the same. “You said what now?”
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It’s certainly a mouthful, but I’m fairly certain that Gedling Miners Welfare FC has to be right up there with the best names for a football club we’ve encountered. It’s wonderfully quaint and gave me rose-tinted glasses on my brief visit to their ground.
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Their home is something that on another day I could have hated. It’s brilliantly new – absolutely spotless. But there’s still a bit of character about the place. Tea huts and toilets in Portakabins? That’ll do for me.
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As a visitor the low fence will mean you can see pretty much everything, with the adjoining leisure centre meaning you can park your car quite easily while you do so.
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In short, it’s small but perfectly formed. The perfect addition to this blog.
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Woodhorn Lane Update
I did promise extra photos last week but bizarrely the arrival of a fun fair sort of ruined my plans. Who stands next to a ghost train and takes photos of other stuff?!
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My book? As ever, it’s available by clicking here. Thanks.

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