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Video Footage Of Crewe Alexandra’s Gresty Road From 1979

I realize Crewe Alexandra isn’t a Championship football team any longer (they’re now in League Two), but Crewe has a rich history in English football and were recently in the Championship. Thanks to TheOriginalWinger, they uncovered this incredible video of what Gresty Road looked like in 1979.

In the 1979 BBC Great Railway Journeys of the World documentary, a shot over Gresty Road filmed from the roof of the adjacent Rail House moved Michael Palin to describe Crewe as “like those other railway towns, Swindon and Doncaster, possessed of a football team which is perpetually propping up the bottom of the Fourth Division.”

This is much-watch video if you can want to see how a football ground from the lower leagues looked in the late 1970s.

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Founder and publisher of World Soccer Talk, Christopher Harris is the managing editor of the site. He has been interviewed by The New York Times, The Guardian and several other publications. Plus he has made appearances on NPR, BBC World, CBC, BBC Five Live, talkSPORT and beIN SPORT. Harris, who has lived in Florida since 1984, has supported Swansea City since 1979. He's also an expert on soccer in South Florida, and got engaged during half-time of a MLS game. Harris launched EPL Talk in 2005, which was rebranded as World Soccer Talk in 2013. View all posts by Christopher Harris →
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