Stuart Roy Clarke
Photographer

stuartroyclarke@homesoffootball.co.uk

+44 (0)7736 634 028

11th
September
2014

“the Blackburn End at £4.50″

Blackburn Rovers “The Blackburn End at £4.50″ year 1990 ©stuartroyclarke cat.0162

Ewood Park was built in 1882, the idea of four local businessmen. In 1890 Blackburn Rovers purchased the ground and spent a further £1000 on refurbishments to bring it up to standard.
90-91 would see Rovers scrape 19th place. But before that season was out the club made the most valuable signing: Jack Walker as Chairman, whose personal fortune was about to change the fortunes of Rovers and those who worked in his factories and those like them.

Also go to Campo Retro com http://bit.ly/1nVZJXm where I have more work on show AND you can buy SHIRTS evoking the era and the spirit of the age from whence my photos leap forth.

11th
September
2014

“standing in the shadows”

Fulham “Standing in the shadows” year 1990 ©stuartroyclarke cat.0317

The Cottagers are playing in the 3rd Division. Crowds have all but evaporated from the days of the 1960′s when they were a top club.
But their time will come again.

Also go to Campo Retro com http://bit.ly/1nVZJXm where I have more work on show AND you can buy SHIRTS evoking the era and the spirit of the age from whence my photos leap forth.

5th
September
2014

“moonlight drive home” (1990)

Coventry City “Moonlight drive home” year 1990 ©stuartroyclarke cat.0229

For the owners of the posh cars (directors, sponsors) parked up post match outside Highfield Road, the drive home will be to fireworks flashing across the sky. Not in celebration of the home defeat to Arsenal…but because it is ‘Bonfire Night’ throughout olde England.
Coventry City have become a ‘steady-eddy’ of the top flight of League football after 30 consecutive seasons without relegation.
The glorious ground is a housing-estate now.

Also go to Campo Retro com http://bit.ly/1nVZJXm where I have more work on show AND you can buy SHIRTS evoking the era and the spirit of the age from whence my photos leap forth.