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Central Park - Your Memories. Thu Jul 27, 2006 10:02 pm  

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CHERRY&WHITE CENTRAL PARK PAGE
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Working to improve the Central Park page on the site with some of your memories.

Add stuff to this thread like Favourite matches, Favourite moments, your Central Park matchday routine, your position of choice in the ground etc etc.

Anything you can add to the page reply to this and we'll stick them on the site.
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Thu Jul 27, 2006 10:10 pm  
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The stench of mickey as you walked around the back of the pop. aaaah the memories :)



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Me and my Dad would go and Park in Scholes near my Grandparents about an hour before Kick off and then wander down to the ground at about 2.30. We'd stand in the corner of the Kop with the same old fellas each week and then my Grandad would join us about 5 mins before kick off. Some real characters around at the time. One guy was a road sweeper who lived in Goose Green/Marus Bridge called Dave. He had a massive limp, massive side burns and a bit of a speech impediment. His favourite calls were "Get him snotted" and "Rip his head off". Quite sad but as people stopped coming due to ill health and death we moved to the other side of the kop, near the sky screen and free bridge, until the stadium closed.

One of my favourite matches was my first when Wigan played Hull KR in 1985 and Phil Ford scored in the corner where I was stood, the gate on to the pitch near the sky screen.

The other was Wigan and Manly when we were packed in like sardines. The guy behind us needed the loo so he filled his formally empty pint pot and put it on the floor. He then knocked it over and all down my Dad's leg. Not a very happy chap after that.


I used to go and watch a few A team matches with my mate and his Dad and we'd sit on top of the dug out and Listen to Murphy swear. At half time and sometimes during the match we'd play rugby in the in goal areas.
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Memories of Central Park Thu Jul 27, 2006 10:27 pm  

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Queing down the side of the Duggie for cup final tickets, spent hours there. Then you had to go up the stairs and into the offices and all the tickets were spread on a table for you to choose from. Happy days.
Thu Jul 27, 2006 10:29 pm  

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Thu Jul 27, 2006 10:30 pm  

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Technically Central Park was a dump.

But what an atmosphere - when it was full, and everyone was packed in and you couldn't move, it was amazing. That's one of the reasons I like, from time to time, to go to the old grounds like Knowsley Road. They're from a byegone era. (Cough)

The new grounds are far better, with great facilities, the ability to see no matter where you are stood, or sat, but all too often there's one vital thing missing. Atmosphere. Central Park had masses of it, even there was only 12,000 on - a third full - it was great.

Do I miss CP? No, not really. We have to move on.
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Really wish I'd been a rugby fan when we were at central park, sounds like a great place to watch the game :(
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i remember sitting on the wall with my legs dangling over once and i fell off and gary connolly came over, picked me up and put me back on :D :D :D :D :D :D
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I remember my dad helping me onto the wall once during an academy game when i was about 7, and when his back was turned, a ball from a kick came and hit him straight on the back of the head and bounced back onto the pitch, i enjoyed poking the lump for a few weeks. =D
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