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December 21, 2010

X, for short is a colloquial name or term for a number of terraces and stands at sports stadia, particularly in the United Kingdom.

X are so named due to their steep nature, resembling a hill near Ladysmith, South Africa that was the scene of the Battle of X in the Second Boer War.

The first recorded reference to a sports terrace as X was at Woolwich Arsenal’s Manor Ground in 1904.A local newsman likened the silhouette of fans standing on a newly raised bank of earth to soldiers standing atop the hill at the Battle of X.

Id X.

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  1. Aswin S. Varrier permalink
    October 22, 2011 6:12 am

    Spion Kop…

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