Monday, May 08, 2006

Highbury Farewell

Yesterday saw the final match at Highbury (Arsenal's former home ground). An exciting 4-2 win over Wigan that assured Champions League football for them next season.

Might I just briefly use this entry to salute what has been a great venue for English football. Hosting some memorable games, unique atmosphere and a fantastic playing surface. A great stadium.

It will now soon be demolished to make way for new developments. Arsenal football club, meanwhile, will move to the 60,000 capacity New Emirates stadium. Highbury, RIP.

11 comments:

JP said...

It was such a great way to say farewell to Highbury.

Unless of course you support tottenham :)

Matthew said...

LOL, of course. The story of food poisoning will go down in Highbury's history.

Nirav said...
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Nirav said...

It was indeed a fitting farewell. And you hit the nail there when you said 'unique atmosphere'. I don't know if that can be recreated at the Emirates Stadium

Matthew said...

Well, with an extra 22k supporters the Emirates stadium should be able to generate more noise.

Anand said...

A fantastic venue for a v good team !

Matthew said...

Well usually. But there were times when they let standards drop a bit. Anybody remember 1994/95?

Soccerphile said...

The new stadium should sprucen up the Holloway Rd a bit with a bit of luck.

Matthew said...

Yes indeed.

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