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Post by BMCCOLL » Wed Sep 27, 2006 7:04 pm

There are actual Avondale FC's abound all over the country - in Dundee, Edinburgh and Renfrewshire, with a Junior side from Glasgow. Whether they were named after an actual river valley is open to question. It is possible they took their name after a local benefactor - maybe his house name or tract of land.

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Post by Scottish » Wed Sep 27, 2006 7:36 pm

LEATHERSTOCKING wrote:Mind you, there isn`t a "Ben Burb" anywhere near where THAT club plays.
Isn't it amazing the number of clubs named after people? Not just Ben Burb. There's Craig Mark, Glen Afton, Peter S Hill, Ash Field, Irvine Meadow, Ross County, Hamilton Accies, Clyde Effcee, Peter Head, Stirling Albion, Bo' Ness, Arthur Lee, Les Mahagow, Carl Uke, Buck Keethistle, Fraser Burgh, Arnie Ston, Muir Kirk, Paul Lock, Neil Ston, Clyde Bank etc etc.

And a surprising number of women too - Penny Cook, May Bole, Ann An, Isla Vale

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Post by LEATHERSTOCKING » Sat Oct 07, 2006 12:56 pm

Tayavalla Football Club WAS named after a house near Falkirk. It means "house on the wall" & it sits right on the Antonine Wall. The ditch runs right through the garden & is still so deep it is crossed by a little metal bridge.

In addition to David`s people`s names, there`s also Mary Hill (there really WAS a Mary Hill) and some pretty rude ones including SC**THORPE FC.

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Post by BMCCOLL » Fri Nov 24, 2006 8:37 pm

Does the African town of Wankie have a team!!

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Post by Scottish » Fri Nov 24, 2006 9:06 pm

Killie beat them on their Rhodesian tour in 1970 - 5-0 or 5-1. Since 1982 the town has been known as Hwange. Not much less embarrassing.

Does the Wankdorf Stadium still go by its glorious moniker?

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Post by Gunboat Briggs » Sat Nov 25, 2006 7:07 am

scottish wrote:Does the Wankdorf Stadium still go by its glorious moniker?
The old stadium was demolished in 2001. A new ground has been built on the roughly the same spot but sadly, someone with absolutely no sense of fun has named it the "Stade de Suisse".

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