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A bit dark, but at least it's a colour one. Let's face it though - the darker the better!


Best Web Site: Not looked properly, certainly Wimbledon don't have a decent one.



I'm afraid not my favourite ground, and in fact as an away fan it's probably my least favourite. If you are unfortunate to have a ticket for the away section and end up in the Arthur Wait stand, prepare yourself for almost certainly a crap view from a dark and dingy stand, from which you are almost certain to be crushed as you try and leave it. The stand opposite isn't much better either. So that's the two touchline stands done, basically large sheds. Now then behind one goal at the Sainsbury's end (there really is a large Sainsbury's supermarket behind it, though it closes during matches so you can't do your shopping before the game) there's an extravagant roof, neat and white tacked onto the back of the supermarket, over a bank of only about 20 blue seats. Looks nice, and as an ace big scoreboard shining brightly in the middle of the roof too. Behind the other goal is the Holmesdale Road double decker stand, this is really quite impressive, it has a wonderful curving roof, above the two substantial tiers. Bizarrel, the word "Palace" is spelt out in the seats in the top tier, and the word "Eagles" in the bottom tier, apparently "Crystal" had too many letters so they went for "Eagles" instead.


Pack your lunch, fill up with petrol and make sure you've got an A-Z of London. This ground is a nightmare to get to, and to be honest I don't think I can attempt to try and make a stab at it. The ground is in Norwood, nr. Crystal Palace, down in South London, take your pick how to get there from the M25 or through London either way it'll take ages. Getting a train isn't much better, but from Charing Cross or London Bridge you can catch one to Norwood Junction, and it's only a short walk.


Difficult one, the scoreboard, especially if your teams winning.


Manchester United v. Wimbledon, when each year there is the strange scenario of 20,000 United fans and 5,000 Wimbledon fans present for a Wimbledon home game.


1997/8 (Wimbledon): I've just paid 20 quid for the opening game of the season.

Page last updated 25th July 1997- Any mistakes/comments? Get in touch: Andrew Thomas

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