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Fulham's Craven Cottage
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Accrington Stanley's Fraser Eagle
Barnet's Underhill
Birmingham City's St Andrews
Boston United's Staffsmart Stadium
Bournemouth's Fitness First
Bradford City's Valley Parade
Brentford's Griffin Park
Bristol Rovers' Memorial Stadium
Bury's Gigg Lane
Cambridge United's Abbey
Carlisle United's Brunton Park
Cheltenham Town's Whaddon Road
Chester City's Saunder's Honda
Chesterfield's Saltergate
Dagenham and Redbridge's Victoria Ground
Darlington's Feethams
Darlington's "Change the Name Every Year"
Derby County's Pride Park
Doncaster Rovers' Belle Vue
Doncaster Rovers Keepmoat
Exeter City's St James' Park
Farsley Celtic's Throstle's Nest
Fulham's Craven Cottage
Gainsborough Trinity's Northolme
Grantham Town's South Kesteven Centre
Grimsby Town's Blundell Park
Halifax Town's Shay
Hartlepool United's Victoria Park
Hereford United's Edgar Street
Huddersfield Town's Galpharm Stadium
Hull City's Boothferry Park
Hull City's Kingston Communications Stadium
Kettering Town's Rockingham Road
Kidderminster Harriers Aggborough
Leeds United's Elland Road
Leicester City's Walkers
Leyton Orient's Matchroom Stadium
Lincoln United's Ashby Avenue
Macclesfield Town's Moss Rose
Mansfield Town's Field Mill
Manchester United's Old Trafford
Milton Keynes Don's National Hockey Arena
Milton Keynes Dons' stadium:mk
Morecambe's Christie Park
Northampton Town's Sixfields
Nottingham Forest's City Ground
Notts County's Meadow Lane
Oxford United's Kazzam Stadium
Peterborough United's London Road
Port Vale's Vale Park
Rochdale's Spotland
Rotherham United's Don Valley Stadium
Rotherham United's Millmoor
Rushden and Diamond's Nene Park
Scunthorpe United's Glanford Park
Shrewsbury Town's Gay Meadow
Shrewsbury Town's New Meadow
Sleaford Town's Eslaforde Park
Southend United's Roots Hall
Stamford's Vic Couzens Stadium
Stockport County's Edgeley Park
Sunderland's Stadium of Light
Swansea City's Vetch Field
Swindon Town's County Ground
The Millennium Stadium
Tranmere Rovers' Prenton Park
Torquay United's Plainmoor
Walsall's Bescot
Wembley Stadium
Wrexham's Racecourse
Wycombe Wanderers' Adam's Park
Yeovil Town's Huish Park
York City's Kit Kat Stadium


21/9/2005 - Fulham 5 Lincoln City 4 (LC)

Craven Cottage was easily one of the worst grounds in the League. However, that was before they got into the Premiership and were forced to redevelop the ground. We had drawn the Cottagers in the 2nd Round of the Carling Cup. It had been 6 years since we’d visited Craven Cottage and that was for a league game (how times change). The kick off was due for 7:45pm and we actually got to London at around 5:30pm, however, it took us 2 hours to get through the middle of London. During those 2 hours, we saw at least 10,000 Londoners and not a single one was smiling, infact, the only person we saw smiling in the whole of the London area, was a bloke on a National Express coach from Birmingham to London.


We finally arrived at the ground about 20 minutes before kick off and we went immediately into the ground. Fulham had spent 2 years developing the ground, we got there and all it was, was a 4-5,000 all seated temporary stand and I absolutely hated it. There were over 1,000 Lincoln fans and the stand didn’t feel well supported and often felt like it was going to collapse.


However, the stand did offer a great view of the action and had the potential for a really good atmosphere if the stand was full. Looking out from this stand, it was a rather poor for a Premiership ground. The stand opposite was exactly the same as the one with the away fans in. The stand to the left was an elevated stand and was actually fairly nice. The final stand to the left, was easily the oldest stand at the ground and easily the worst.


The atmosphere at Fulham wasn’t the greatest back in 1999 and the lack of atmosphere in 2005 wasn’t that great either, then again, that could have been because there were little over 4,000 Fulham fans in the ground for a game they viewed as not mattering.


Overall, I enjoy a trip to Fulham although I would seriously recommend the use of the underground. I would definitely go again if I got the chance, although I wouldn’t sit in the temporary stands again.



Overall Ground Quality : 8

Ease of getting there : 0

Atmosphere : 3

Programme : 5

View of Action : 9

Leg Space : 7

The "football" feeling : 3

Friendliness of Home Supporters : 8

Quality of the game : 10

Chances of Coming Here For a Random Game : 0


Overall : 53/100