Desiring a new stadium and achieving it as many of our Westcountry clubs have found is far from the same thing. We take a quick look at the regional state of play.
If football and rugby stadiums were advertised by estate agents then the property descriptions for the West Country could range from ‘bijou, modern, experimental design’, to ‘rather dilapidated, in need of some refurbishment’.
Suffice it to say that virtually all of the region's professional clubs either now play home matches at, or plan to in the near future, new or redesigned grounds.
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Yet manager Claudio Ranieri and his fearless Leicester City side pulled off arguably the greatest upset in football history by finishing ten points clear of the field, prompting their most famous fan, Gary Lineker, to present Match of the Day in nothing but a pair of underpants.
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