Knowsley Road atmosphere will be hard to replace

WHEN the demolition men finally move in and the bulldozers rumble across the turf once graced so majestically by Vollenhoven, Karalius, Murphy et al, it won’t just be lumps of concrete and mangled bits girder getting tossed into a skip The home we have collectively grown into and groaned in, too, over many decades will be gone forever.

The day Vinty's lost shorts cost him a try

HE has seen the true legends of the game over 72 years and already has a seat lined up for the new stadium when his beloved team in the red vee finally moves home.

Bernard heralded new era at Saints

HE was a darling of the Knowsley Road terraces, a charismatic figure that had crowds in raptures, but one whose antics occasionally drew the ire of the game’s administrators.

Heroes and zeros in the Knowsley Road alphabet

St Helens Star: This supporters banner says farewell in typical Sintelleins fashion.

2:13pm Thursday 9th September 2010

FANS and players will take away many memories from days and nights spent at Knowsley Road.

Rovers? Geoff was more worried about his shorts

12:24pm Thursday 9th September 2010

FORMER Saints skipper Geoff Pimblett has fond memories of Knowsley Road and mixed feelings about leaving the 120-year-old stadium.

The day Voll first pulled on a Saints jersey

St Helens Star: TRY TIME for Tom Van Vollenhoven with George Broughton in vain pursuit.

THERE have been many rousing clashes with Leeds at Saints down the years, but for the 23,000 who thronged the terraces on Saturday, October 23, 1957, the game had a particular significance.

Enter the Dragons...

St Helens Star: The Welsh team of 1953

The Welsh team of 1953 containing two Saints' players get ready to take on England

Saints’ International Brigade

St Helens Star: Saints players line up with the XXXX Trophy after the record-breaking 46-14 victory over New Zealand in 2006. Leon Price, Paul Wellens, Keiron Cunningham, Sean Long, Lee Gilmour, James Graham and Ade Gardner

KNOWSLEY Road cannot boast the volume of representative football as, say, Station Road, Central Park or Headingley, but it may come as a surprise to realise that our ground has been a venue for international football at professional level since 1914, when England took on Wales.

The day Voll turned on the heat

St Helens Star: The day Voll turned on the heat

3:43pm Thursday 22nd April 2010

Star reader DEREK HEWITT of Birchley View shares this unforgettable memory of Tom van Vollenhoven's dazzling try in the 1959 Championship Final

Knowsley Road..at the heart of the community

St Helens Star: The Knowsley Road ground in February 1992.

At the heart of our community! The Knowsley Road ground in February 1992.

Name your very own Super 17

St Helens Star: Name your very own Super 17

IT’S got Saints fans young and old buzzing... just who are the best 17 players ever to grace the Knowsley Road turf?

When Saints packed down with plenty of horsepower

St Helens Star: The Pavilion End – Saints v Warrington in 1966. The gasometer would have been the dominant landmark in the area in 1909-10.

In the first of six special peeps back at Saints’ memory-packed home, club historian Alex Service transports us back a century to the days when the team turned up for their games in a type of coach that boasted truly old fashioned ‘air conditioning’.

How Big Mal earned his Sainthood

AFTER the great 70s team of Pimblett, Mathias, Benyon, Mantle, Coslett, Nicholls and Chisnall had been broken up, Saints had found it difficult to rebuild.


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