Which footballers have roads named after them in unusual places_ _ the knowledge _ football _ the guardian

“In north London there is a 200m stretch of road named Bobby Moore Way,” wrote Andy Kelly last week. Landscape photography definition “There are no houses on the road as its only purpose appears to be a slip road on to the North Circular (A406). Team usa baseball tryouts It seems strange that such a nondescript road with no apparent geographical link is named after the England World Cup-winning captain.


Baseball players names Does anyone know why it was named after him? How about other unusually placed roads named after footballers?”

The reasons for Bobby Moore Way to be so named remain a mystery, though perhaps the five-a-side centre which is pretty much the only property on the road has or had something to do with it.

And there are others. Front garden design If you take West 21st Street out of central Indianapolis in the state of Indiana, cross over Eagle Creek, take the flyover over Route 465 and travel a few hundred yards, you can then turn left on to Maradona Drive, off which you can access Tardelli Lane, Gullit Way, Platini Place, Beckenbauer Way, Pele Place and Cruyff Circle. Fantasy basketball mock draft 2016 Why? If anyone knows a particular reason please get in touch.

There is more arbitrary naming in Nottinghamshire. Ncaa basketball final four 2016 “I used to live in Arnold in Nottinghamshire and the estate there is named after a number of famous sportsmen,” writes Tony Mason. Backyard designs with pool “Included in a list that are Rod Laver, Alf Ramsey, Christine Trueman, Don Bradman, Colin Cowdrey, Sobers and Graveney. Baseball hitting drills Among these leviathans of the sporting world are also a collection of footballers – John Connelly (Connelly Close, my old street), Henry Newton (Newton Close), Bobby Tambling (Tambling Close), George Eastham (Eastham Road), Terry Cooper (Cooper Close), Jimmy Armfield (Armfield Close), Jeff Astle (Astle Court). Masonry tools and their uses There are also roads named after Peter Bonetti, Jimmy Greaves, Jonny Byrne, Cohen and Wilson, Peters. Baseball field diagram There are no Arsenal players from the 1971 double winning side so assume the estate was named in 1970. Tournament bracket online No connection there with Nottingham except I once worked with Terry Cooper’s daughter in the city.”

There is a George Best Crescent in Baulkham Hills on the outskirts of Sydney, Australia. Fantasy basketball dynasty rankings Although Best did turn out for Sydney side Dee Why Swans FC in 1983 in an exhibition match ( after a spell with Brisbane), it seems rather more likely that the small suburban street is named after the George Best who was transported to Australia in the 18th century after stealing a watch, and ended up owning much of the nearby Seven Hills area.

On the outskirts of Lagos, Nigeria, you can find, tucked away in the Chevy View Estate, Emmanuel Emenike Road. Fantasy football mock draft 10 team There is a straightforward explanation for this one though: the former West Ham striker owns properties in the area apparently worth more than £1.3m.

Clubs often name nearby streets after former players or managers. Basketball teams Portman Road in Ipswich has an intersection with Sir Alf Ramsey Way, for example, while Blackburn Rovers have really gone to town in the roads around Ewood Park. Define pitchy The Alan Shearer Way leads to the ground (via the Shearer’s Island roundabout), as does Jack Walker Way, off which you can find Dalglish Drive, Flowers Close, Parkes Way, Speedie Close, Garner Avenue, Hendry Lane, Kendall Close and many others.

Slightly less obvious for the unsuspecting traveller are roads on the site of old grounds for which you might have to know your history to recognise. France flag meaning of colors Lineker Road runs across the area that used to house Leicester City’s Filbert Street ground, for example, while on the site of Middlesbrough’s Ayresome Park you can live on The Midfield or on The Turnstile. Fences play summary And there are stretches of road well away from grounds named after players: the section of the A52 between Derby and Nottingham is Brian Clough Way, for instance, while Sheffield’s Derek Dooley Way isn’t particularly close to either of the clubs’ grounds but does form part of the A61 that leads out of the city and up to Hillsborough.

Park Ji-sung had a road in his hometown Suwon named in his honour in 2005, following his exploits with South Korea at the 2002 World Cup – Parkjiseong-ro. Baseball academy But in 2009 it was changed after a row between neighbouring local authorities. Timber merchants Dongtan New Town was inserted into the street name, which is now Dongtanjiseong-ro.

Iain Biglin writes in with a particularly nice tale: “Former Grimsby Town player and England international Jackie Bestall has one of the towns shortest roads named after him, as he was only 5ft 5in. How to build a fence gate He is considered to be Grimsby’s best ever player by many.” And Önder Susam has news from rural Turkey: “When it comes to roads named after footballers, Turkey is a rich source since street names are changed very frequently. Florida softball Some names from the team from the 2002 World Cup can be found in some really obscure roads around the country. Basketball finals Rüştü Reçber Street is in his hometown, surrounded by fields, while Hakan Şükür Street is in a random, dilapidated area in Hatay.” TABLE TALES

“ A recent Knowledge mentioned real-life English words that can be found by reading the opening letters of clubs in succession according to their finish in the table,” begins Clayton Freeman .

“After some dizzying research, I can confirm those instances are far from unique. Basketball games nba jam It’s absolutely stunning that no one has mentioned the Sussex County League (Division One) of 1998-99, where the table not only spelled a word, but a position on the pitch. Hardscaping aquarium The full list: 5th: Shoreham; 6th: Wick; 7th: East Preston; 8th: Eastbourne United; 9th: Pagham; 10th: Eastbourne Town; 11th: Redhill. Cbs sports fantasy baseball rankings Yes, that’s a sweeper. Fantasy basketball rankings Not many teams play with one these days, but just one sweeper covered all the ground from fifth to eleventh place that year.

“Charlton have just signed Jake Forster-Caskey from Brighton,” wrote Chris Lutton last week. How to pitch a tent “His stepfather, Nicky Forster, played 10 games for Charlton on loan in 2010. Backyard designs Would this be the shortest time between father and son playing for the same team (even allowing for the fact that Forster is his stepfather)?”

Nick Fredriksson has been in touch with this international-themed response: “While I can’t provide any answers at club level, using the excellent RSSSF as a resource, I have found a total of 15 occasions where a father/mother has played with their son/daughter at international level.

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