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Proposed new Derby County football stadium 1945

Here’s some images of a new stadium planned for Derby County in the 1940’s. It included a swimming pool, badminton & tennis courts, a cinema & restaurants. The inclusion of leisure facilities it was thought would make,

"the man’s visit to his football ground an occasion for an attractive outing for his wife and family, with perhaps an evening of dancing or swimming or badminton and a handy and attractive restaurant which can relieve the wife of the anti-climax of returning to prepare the evening meal."

Twohundredpercent have recently done an expanded piece on this proposed development you can read it here ..

Chelsea v Dynamo Moscow 13th November 1945



History is being made before our eyes to-day. Our Moscow visitors are the first representatives of Russia to play against a Football League Club in this country and we as a Club are justifiably proud of the fact that we share in the event.



Football is a summer game in Russia and the season ended last month. Our opponents had a most successful campaign, finishing up Champions of their premier League by winning 19 games in 22, drawing 2 and losing 1. In the process scoring 73 goals for the loss of 13.



Truly a grand record and one that would put us on our toes if we knew nothing more of their prowess, but some of us have been privileged to see them in their preparations and know at first hand their capabilities.



Be sure to check out this excellent article: Dynamo Moscow’s 1945 visit to the UK | Read the book: Passovotchka

Chelsea v Dynamo Moscow 13th November 1945


History is being made before our eyes to-day. Our Moscow visitors are the first representatives of Russia to play against a Football League Club in this country and we as a Club are justifiably proud of the fact that we share in the event.

Football is a summer game in Russia and the season ended last month. Our opponents had a most successful campaign, finishing up Champions of their premier League by winning 19 games in 22, drawing 2 and losing 1. In the process scoring 73 goals for the loss of 13.

Truly a grand record and one that would put us on our toes if we knew nothing more of their prowess, but some of us have been privileged to see them in their preparations and know at first hand their capabilities.

    Be sure to check out this excellent article: Dynamo Moscow’s 1945 visit to the UK | Read the book: Passovotchka