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Saturday, October 18, 2008

Boothferry Park

Empty since December 2002. Of Hull City’s current squad only Ian Ashbee played there. Boothferry Park hosted a one-all draw between Northern Ireland and Spain in 1972, the game having been moved there from Belfast after George Best received IRA death threats for a political (Paisleyite) outburst. It was his last international cap. I’ve seen the match programme, on the wall down t’pub. Iceland and Kwiksave have now departed the stadium too. The boys in the distance were sledging down the remains of the South Stand on what appeared to be fridge doors. It is a rank libel (literally) to say Shara spells of cat piss, by the way. I’d have said weasel piss myself.

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