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Field Mill 1979

Postby KirkbyStag2 » Tue Jun 16, 2020 8:47 pm

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Re: Field Mill 1979

Postby I am Spartacus » Wed Jun 17, 2020 8:18 am

Be honest, the new West Stand will never be a patch on the old one. Am I being nostalgic, tinged with the emotions towards Haslam and how he vandalised ‘our ground’, especially my childhood memories or am I spot on? This is not based upon the facilities which are far and away better in the new stand.

Drive along St. Peter’s Way towards the ground and the roof of the Old West Stand would loom large into view, a statement of what opposition teams had to face. The new one just is not as imposing. Shame really.
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Re: Field Mill 1979

Postby steiner » Wed Jun 17, 2020 9:17 am

Wow.. Look how tidy the bishop St looks.
Your right spartacus the old West Stand was very imposing on the Mansfield skyline,
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Re: Field Mill 1979

Postby NorthLondonStag » Wed Jun 17, 2020 9:23 am

Loved the pictures, thanks. Shows how basic grounds used to be with the terraces and just a few barriers on them. Have good memories as a kid standing on the right hand side of the West Stand nearest the away fans (where they used to be) with the smell of beer and pipe tobacco that came in strong at about ten to 3, and also for a period standing in the Bishop Street (with all the old blokes in the seats sitting behind continually moaning about the team).
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Re: Field Mill 1979

Postby stag861 » Wed Jun 17, 2020 9:50 am

We want our North Stand back
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Re: Field Mill 1979

Postby Gruff » Wed Jun 17, 2020 9:58 am

Love these, thanks. Happy days
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Re: Field Mill 1979

Postby Rob » Wed Jun 17, 2020 11:46 am

I am Spartacus wrote:Be honest, the new West Stand will never be a patch on the old one. Am I being nostalgic, tinged with the emotions towards Haslam and how he vandalised ‘our ground’, especially my childhood memories or am I spot on? This is not based upon the facilities which are far and away better in the new stand.

Drive along St. Peter’s Way towards the ground and the roof of the Old West Stand would loom large into view, a statement of what opposition teams had to face. The new one just is not as imposing. Shame really.


I agree completely. The original plan was to redevelop the West Stand, keeping the roof and modernising it throughout - I think that would have been much better with two new ends and a small new Bishop St. Never mind, our ground is tidy enough now, a shame about the Bishop which lets it down badly.
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Re: Field Mill 1979

Postby Woodclanger 1 » Wed Jun 17, 2020 1:26 pm

Its those lovely goals with the stanchions i want back
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Re: Field Mill 1979

Postby cassellswasmagic » Wed Jun 17, 2020 1:32 pm

I even think the new stands look worn and tired looking especially from the outside.
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Re: Field Mill 1979

Postby Sedgwick » Wed Jun 17, 2020 1:59 pm

Theres also these ones from 86.
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Re: Field Mill 1979

Postby Amberheart » Wed Jun 17, 2020 4:25 pm

I forgot how impressive the old North Stand was great memories in there !
I’m glad the new West Stand is a cantilever stand it still dominates the sky line if not quite as much as the old one .
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Re: Field Mill 1979

Postby Big yella » Thu Jun 18, 2020 3:07 pm

stag861 wrote:We want our North Stand back

We will get it whilst there are no away fans.
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Re: Field Mill 1979

Postby DE STAG » Fri Jun 19, 2020 2:32 pm

Massive mistake moving the tunnel, changing rooms, offices etc to Quarry Lane, makes the stadium feel disconnected. Can’t beat teams emerging from a tunnel on the halfway line imo.
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Re: Field Mill 1979

Postby Dan » Fri Jun 19, 2020 2:42 pm

DE STAG wrote:Massive mistake moving the tunnel, changing rooms, offices etc to Quarry Lane, makes the stadium feel disconnected. Can’t beat teams emerging from a tunnel on the halfway line imo.


It was only meant to be temporary.
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Re: Field Mill 1979

Postby Vice President » Fri Jun 19, 2020 10:32 pm

KirkbyStag2 wrote:


What was that tall chimney behind the bishop st. stand? I don't think it is there anymore - just wondered what it belonged to?

The stadium is slightly better than it was, but it has lost some character (especially the West stand).

Of course a quarter of the stadium is now far worse than it was. (We know which stand I'm referring to ;)
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Re: Field Mill 1979

Postby part time pete » Fri Jun 19, 2020 10:59 pm

Vice President wrote:
KirkbyStag2 wrote:


What was that tall chimney behind the bishop st. stand? I don't think it is there anymore - just wondered what it belonged to?

The stadium is slightly better than it was, but it has lost some character (especially the West stand).

Of course a quarter of the stadium is now far worse than it was. (We know which stand I'm referring to ;)


I think the far chimney is the old one at the old Mansfield General Hospital, now knocked down. The near one is the whiteley factory chimney on Victoria Street.
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Re: Field Mill 1979

Postby Sandy Pate Best Stag » Fri Jun 19, 2020 11:13 pm

I thought it was on the old Whitely Radio site on Victoria Street. I think it may have been destroyed/demolished following a fire at Pyramid Products who took the site over. That is only from memory so I'm probably a million miles off.
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Re: Field Mill 1979

Postby Ave it 1963 » Thu Jul 02, 2020 9:32 pm

My first season 79/80 good old days
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Re: Field Mill 1979

Postby Billy the fish » Thu Jul 02, 2020 9:50 pm

I remember hurdling those barriers Onto the pitch every time we scored in the late 70s or you got crushed . The north stand bogs had more standing water than quarry lane damn tip toes only .. Give us back our stand !!
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Re: Field Mill 1979

Postby cassellswasmagic » Fri Jul 03, 2020 4:30 pm

Loved the away end having no roof!!! Gets em wet every now and then :lol:
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