Theatres of Dreams


It started on the ‘Bottom Field’

Then on Hindsford Park

Then down Printshop

Where Hindsford FC played

Then the splendour of Alder House

Home to Atherton Colls

Where Chow Bent entertained

The Sacred Heart


Then the day I went to Burnden Park

All of seven years old

Followed those Wanderers ever since

The brave the bad the bold

The Reebok too has seen me

Today the Unibol

The Wanderers are on the rise

So good to hear that call


And here below I give you

As best I can recall

All the grounds I’ve been to

Following football


Gigg Lane ~ Bury

Springfield Park – Wigan

Old Trafford ~ Man Utd

Goodison Park ~Everton

Anfield ~ Liverpool

Ewood Park ~ Blackburn Rovers

Turf Moor ~ Burnley

Deepdale ~ Preston North End

St James’ Park ~ Newcastle

Roker Park ~ Sunderland

Stadium of Light ~ Sunderland

Ayresome Park ~ Middlesborough

Riverside ~ Middlesborough

Hillsborough ~ Sheffield Wednesday

Villa Park ~Aston Villa

Hawthorns ~ West Bromwich Albion

St Andrews ~ Birmingham City

Baseball Ground ~ Derby County

Stamford Bridge ~ Chelsea

Plough Lane ~ Wimbledon

Craven Cottage ~ Fulham

Wembley ~ GAA Whitsun Game


Forthview ~ Stirling Albion

Celtic Park ~ Celtic

Ibrox Park ~ Rangers

McDermid Park ~ St Johnstone

Dens Park ~ Dundee

Love Street Paisley ~ St Mirren

Firhill ~ Partick Thistle

Hampden Park ~ Scottish Cup Final



I also played football on many South London parks when I played for Clapham Harps, in the 1970s, including very often on Clapham Common. Match of the Day was not present on these occasions. Oh what they missed!


Brian Fahy

15 September 2021

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