TOP STADIUMS IN THE WORLD 

6. Allianz Arena (Munich)

 

Tenants: Bayern Munich, 1860 Munich

Opened: 2005

Capacity: 71,437

Notable fixtures: 2012 Champions League final

The beautifully designed Allianz Arena is home to both Munich-based football teams: Bayern Munich and 1860 Munich. It is the only stadium across the Europe that is able to change colours to reflect which of the two teams are playing—red for Bayern and blue for 1860 Munich.

The stadium has been a huge hit with both sets of fans thanks to the fans being closer to the pitch—something that caused an issue at the previous site, the Olympiastadion, which had a running track around the pitch that made for a rather poor atmosphere.

The relatively new Allianz Arena will surely make a name for itself as one of the greatest stadiums in world football for years to come.

 

5. The Maracana (Rio de Janeiro)

Tenants: the Brazilian national football team

Opened: 1950

Capacity: 78,838

Notable fixtures: 1950 and 2014 World Cup finals, 2016 Olympic Games football final

The Maracana is one of the most notable stadiums in world football, situated in one of the most beautiful cities throughout the world.

The stadium hosted the 1950 decisive World Cup group-stage match (there was no final that year) between Brazil and Uruguay that saw a staggering capacity of 199,854. Although the hosts tasted bitter defeat, the match will go down as one of the classics in the game's history.

 

8. Stadio Giuseppe Meazza (Milan, Italy)

Tenants: AC Milan, Internazionale

Opened: 1926

Capacity: 80,018

Notable fixtures: 1965 and 1970 European Cup finals, 2002 Champions League final

Known as the San Siro, the multipurpose stadium is home to two football heavyweights and archrivals AC Milan and Internazionale. It is the country's most famous and largest ground.

With some of the game's greatest footballers gracing its pitch and having hosted European Cup and Champions League finals, the San Siro is one of the most revered and respected stadiums in the world.

 

7. Signal Iduna Park (Dortmund, Germany)

Tenants: Borussia Dortmund

Opened: 1974

Capacity: 80,645

Notable fixtures: 1974 and 2006 World Cup group-stage matches

Formerly known as the Westfalenstadion, the home of Borussia Dortmund is the largest stadium in Germany.

Dortmund's impressive form over the past four years, which has seen them win back-to-back Bundesliga titles and contest the Champions League final, has increased their popularity throughout Europe.

Signal Iduna Park is often one of the must-see stadiums on any football fan's list, more so because of Die Gelbe Wand—or The Yellow Wall. Dortmund's south stand is Europe's largest free-standing grandstand in Europe with 24,454 filling it each and every home game.

 

10. First National Bank Stadium (Johannesburg, South Africa

Tenants: Kaizer Chiefs, the South African national football team

Opened: 1989

Capacity: 94,736

Notable fixtures: 2010 World Cup final

Opened in 1989, the First National Bank Stadium—known as Soccer City—was renovated in 2009 ahead of the 2010 World Cup in South Africa.

Although it is home to South African club side Kaizer Chiefs, the stadium is fondly remembered for hosting the showpiece event of the 2010 final, but also for hosting the opening game and goal of the tournament—Siphiwe Tshabalala finding the back of the Mexican net with a thumping effort.

The incessant noise of the vuvuzela can prove hard to ignore, but it should take nothing away from a truly wonderful football stadium.

 

9. Estadio Azteca (Mexico City)

Tenants: Club America FC, the Mexican national football team

Opened: 1966

Capacity: 105,064

Notable fixtures: 1970 and 1986 World Cup finals

Mexico City's Estadio Azteca is renowned for its huge capacity and electric atmosphere when full, but it will go down in history as the only stadium to host two World Cup finals.

Unfortunately for England fans, it is also the venue for Diego Maradona's infamous “Hand of God” goal.

The venue may not be fondly remembered by the enormity of England fans, but there is no denying that the stadium—the third-largest football stadium in the world—is one of the finest around.

DOWNLOAD CENTRE

Our new feature "Down Centre" is now available  for supporters to download and print off all sorts of publications issued by the club.

Match Posters for forthcoming matches will be available via Downloads in both A4 and A3 sizes.

Other Publications such as the new Scholars Scheme is also available to download and print off.

We need your help to get the information out there. Please feel free to print off.

Thank you for all your help.

COYS

Supporters can now view and download upcoming fixture posters in pdf format direct from the Club website.

The bottom right hand corner of the home page will feature links to download upcoming fixture posters and other media based literature, simply click on the image to link to the pdf file to either view or download to your desktop.

We will in future have 2 versions A4 size and A3 size so you can print off either or both posters.

You can then print the poster out and put it up at work etc to spread the word about the next match, such a simple way of helping to build awareness in and around the town and growing our attendances!

Click here to download the Hunts Senior Cup Final Poster!

 

      Further Scholarship Details

 
We are excited to announce that we now have in place a new scholarship partner. VLUK is one of the UK’s most established and recognised educational providers for Football Scholarship Programmes and as such we are delighted to be working with them.
Please visit www.vluk.org to view the football Scholarship Btec 3 National Extended diploma programme.
 

Our next round of trials will be held Saturday 7th June at 10am at Rowley Park.

 

Please contact  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  to register your interest 

 
 

 

TO ALL OF OUR WONDERFUL SUPPORTERS

Try out our new song to sing when the players come out onto the field. Be ready and make a lot of noise and sing along.

We want to create an atmosphere for the whole match, those of you who attended the Cup Final against Tiverton were privileged to some wonderful "LOUD" support.

Lets give it a real go, and let the opposition know what we are about.

 

Be loud be a Saint.

"Those not singing will be flogged in the centre of the pitch."

We will be playing this as the players come out onto the pitch.

Song Sheets will be given out at the Box Office / Turnstiles

GLAD ALL OVER

The Dave Clark Five (Dave Clark / Mike Smith)

You say that you love me (say you love me)

All of the time (all of the time)

You say that you need me (say you need me)

You’ll always be mine (always be mine)

I’m feelin’ glad all over

Yes I’m-a glad all over

Baby I’m glad all over

So glad you’re mine

I’ll make you happy (make you happy)

You’ll always be blue (always be blue)

You’ll have no sorrow (have no sorrow)

‘Cause I’ll always be blue (always be blue)

And I’m feelin’ glad all over

Yes I’m-a glad all over

Baby I’m-a glad all over

So glad you’re mine 

"REPEAT THE SONG AGAIN                   IN OUR OWN WAY "WHY NOT"

 

   

Welcome to what we believe is one of the first “News Stand” features for any Football Club Web Site in the UK.

News Stand is our very own library full of Match day magazines, Brochures, Sponsors brochures and many more football related publications that can be viewed and read in magazine / book format.

To start with we will be introducing "ALL" of this seasons past match day magazines for all to view “Free of Charge”. Future publications of our match day magazine will be available the day before the scheduled fixture for everyone to be able to purchase and view / download when you take out membership which will be explained in full at a future date when we have had the time to settle in this brand new feature.

We are hoping to be able to give you the opportunity to download and read many football related published magazines all from your own club website. As News Stand evolves we will keep you all informed of just how everything will work. But in the meantime enjoy some interesting reading of what is one of the very best match day magazine publications at our level of non-league football.

Recommended: For the most engaging reading experience we recommend viewing News Stand publications on a tablet, to take advantage of the touch screen interaction and zoom functions. We have noted that on certain screens that the fonts can look slightly jagged until you zoom in. This is something that we can't dictate but can work around it by looking at adjusting the font usage in the match day magazine to combat this.

If you have any questions or suggestions then please email  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  as News Stand is for you, the supporters.

PLEASE NOTE.

If you are viewing on a PC or Mac then you will have to slightly adjust the zoom on the page for clear easy reading.

I Pad and Androids are fine.

This is because the type font used on our match day programmes this season is not compatible with the software used for this function.

We are in the process or making the necessary amendments for future publications.

NEW MATCH DAY PHOTO GALLERY 

We have also released a new Match day gallery showing a selection of match photographs. A great way to view these brilliant action shots.

A special thanks to Claire Howes our match day photographer for some outstanding pictures of the matches.

 

WE HAVE NOT FINISHED YET, MORE EXCITING FEATURES TO COME. PERFECTION TAKES TIME AND YOU WILL LIKE OUR NEXT FEATURE COMING SOON.

A Very Special Thanks 

To Mark Davies who is our main club sponsor and Managing Director of both "Blueprawn" and "I love my walls"  together with his developer for giving us such a stunning website.

 

My expectations are very high but Mark has exceeded those expectations to a higher level of perfection.

How he quite achieves this is beyond me.

On behalf of the club i would like to thank Mark for all his past and future commitment in giving us what is a superb club brand, Match day magazine and web site.

 

Thank You Mark

Mike Kearns. (Chairman)

 

 A message from a Fan to a Fan.

My name is Kim Sales and a lot of you will know me, some won't but I'm the noisy one. I read the chairman’s notes in the programme against Hungerford about bringing a mate and double the gate and we have got to get behind this. I have spoken to about 20 people to come and support the Saints the result being that 18 have said yes. They are coming to our second leg final on Tuesday 8th April.

My challenge to you is that if I can get 18 people through the turnstiles all you have to do is get 1 more fan to attend. Talk to your friends. This club is moving forward and we all need to do our bit to help

Many Thanks

KIm

All for one and one for all

 

Chairman’s View, taken from the Hungerford programme

 Welcome to the Officials, Players and supporters of Hungerford Town for todays match.

Our previous encounter earlier in the season ended with a single goal victory for our guests today.

A close game of which could have gone either way.

Since then of course we have had a major reconstruction of management and players so trying to predict todays game will not be easy at all.

Looking back at our last 17 competitive games of which is about one third of the season our record is quite impressive having won 9 drawn 5 and lost only 3 of those games.

The 3 games we lost were by just the single goal so all in all a great improvement.

It looks like we are safe from relegation but not mathematically as yet and I am sure that the management will rest until that target is achieved.

Hopefully sooner rather than later because I know that they want to look at a few of our fringe players and give them an extended run in the team before the end of the season.

With the squad we have now we have nothing to fear from any team in this league of which will put us in good stead for next season where I am sure with a few more additions we will be pressing for a promotion place.

I think that the club with our new management team and the infrastructure below that is headed up by Iain Parr is just about ready to become a non-league force to be reckoned with.

Of course there is still those horrible words “Finance” and “Balance the Books” to contend with and I would ask everyone connected with the club and of course that includes all of our supporters to look to next season and help us to really have a go in this league next season.

We need a lot more supporters through the turnstiles and I know that I always come back to that but if we all want to be successful it really is an “All for one and one for all” situation.

Give us 500 plus gates and we can have a very good shot as they say at moving up a couple of divisions. Yes St Neots Town FC in the football Conference.

Achievable of course, too much to ask maybe, no I don’t think so.

 We have all witnessed a rather dull season compared to our previous successes and it hasn’t been much fun really has it.

A lot of pressure on all of us at the wrong end of the league table and I for one would all like that pressure at the top of the table next season.

It can be achieved and we can all play our part in helping us to get there. So please and it has been said before “bring a mate and double the gate” is it that hard to bring just “one” friend and introduce that friend to the club and have a great Saturday afternoon watching football.

Would you like your club to be promoted next season, of course you would.

But it cannot be achieved unless we all paly our part.

Now there’s a challenge and I know that our club does love a challenge. Lets get it on.

Stop Press, St Neots Town Reach the final of the Red Insure cup, yes we have and a wonderful bonus for everyone to be able to have a couple of cup finals to look forward to.

The second leg against Tiverton is at home so lets get a really big crowd behind us on the night and make it a night to remember.

Right less of my call for the troops to stand up and be counted on to todays match and hopefully a good performance and 3 points.

All for one and one for all

Mike.

 

 

New Partnership Agreement

St Neots Town FC is very excited to announce that a new link agreement has been created with the St Neots Learning Partnership that will enable us to deliver further programmes of academic study within our apprenticeship scheme. The St Neots Learning Partnership is a federation of the two secondary schools within St Neots, namely Longsands and Ernulf Academies.

At present, St Neots Town FC offers a pathway to a career within sport and related industries via our apprenticeship programme. This scheme can also provide an additional route for students to progress into higher education. The new agreement with the St Neots Learning Partnership will enable us to offer an enhanced range of academic studies for our students, comprising the opportunity to study both level 2 and level 3 qualifications via the two secondary schools.

In addition, the new partnership between St Neots Town FC and both secondary education providers will provide the opportunity for a wide range of people within St Neots to benefit from the outstanding facilities on offer at the football club. As well as increasing the usage of our facilities at the football club, we are also hoping that further educational opportunities could be based at the club in the future, for example learning about areas such as physiotherapy.

This is the first small step towards an integrated partnership between the football club, and the secondary education providers within St Neots. This is a unique opportunity for us to put something in place that will benefit not just the schools and the football club, but the whole of St Neots.

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