A surprise tour of Bootham Crescent – Home to York City

The Wonderful City of York Ah, York! The wonderful winding streets. the Roman fortifications. The Gothic Minster. Pubs and restaurants a plenty. So gentle on the eye. Of course, as lovers of football grounds, how can we forget, there is Bootham Crescent, home to York City. A day trip to York in the off season meant that I could only wonder down to the ground, coupled with the customary hitch up a gate to get a peak of the ground. With the approval of the boss, we ambled to Bootham Crescent from the Museum Gardens. Maybe it is a brisk… Read more »

Easter 2in1 part 2: The Stadium of Light

Sunderland's ground the Stadium of Light

Blogger and the92.net co-founder Pete shares part 2 of his Easter 2in1 in the North East. Ground: Stadium of Light (74/92) Game: Sunderland 2-2 West Ham United Date: 15/04/2017 After the thrills and spills of an evening under the lights at St James’ Park I made my way back across town to the Travelodge. The game was enthralling, especially for a neutral, and I nipped in for a pint at a pub showing the post-match analysis en route. The Leeds equaliser was timed at 94:40 and left the Toon faithful shell-shocked. They thought the title had gone, what little did… Read more »

Sports Surfaces Through Time: Enhancing Performance

Football pitch

The performance of the players in any given sports game is dependent upon many factors. It would be foolish to ignore the impact that sports surfaces have on player performance. A good pitch will help the players to do their best and bad pitch may hinder them. Throughout history, teams have endeavoured to achieve the best sports surfaces. In this article, I will be taking a look at some examples of how sports surfaces have been used to enhance player performance throughout history. Examples of Different Approaches Let’s begin with a brief overview of the different sports surfaces which are… Read more »

92 Clubs, 92 Designs, 92 Days

Dinkit 92 editions print - Barnet FC the bees

If like us you love the 92 and you’re a big fan of Instagram, then earlier this year you may have come across the ’92 editions’ project. The brain child of talented designer Matt Berry, the project was a challenge to himself to post designs based on one of the 92 clubs in the league on Instagram every day for 92 days. We caught up with Matt to find out how the project came about and his plans for the future… Groundsman: We thoroughly enjoyed your ’92 editions’ project on Instagram – how did the idea come about? Matt Berry:… Read more »

How to do the 92 in 189 days

Ed Wood breaking the record from doing the 92 league grounds plus Berwick at Rochdale

In February Ed Wood completed a remarkable journey to reclaim a World Record he lost 22 years previously. The Derby fan travelled the length and breadth of country doing the 92 league grounds (+ Berwick Rangers) in just 189 days! We caught up with Ed to find out just how he did it, the stories from his travels and the big question…would he do it again… Groundsman: Firstly, congratulations on completing your journey and setting a new Guinness World Record! How did you feel at end of it: elated, proud, exhausted or just relieved? Ed: Cheers! I felt exhausted on… Read more »

GIVEAWAY: Win a pack of the new Stadium Hoppers Terrace Battles card game

Stadium Hoppers Terrace Battles card game

To celebrate the launch of the new Stadium Hoppers Terrace Battles card game we’re giving you the chance to win a pack! This giveaway has now finished, the winner is announced below. Thank you to everyone who took part and keep your eyes peeled for more chances to win great groundhopping prizes! a Rafflecopter giveaway Terrace Battles is the ultimate Football Stadium card game. Each card contains UK stadia stats of capacities, year of opening, matchday prices, season-ticket prices, pie prices, and the92.net overall rating. Using these stats, take on your opponents to try and beat their ground. However, there… Read more »

Take to the field at your teams’ ground: introducing ‘Play With A Legend’

Matthew Le Tissier taking part in play with a legend at the St Marys' Stadium Southampton

Have you ever wanted to grace the turf at your teams ground alongside one of your heroes? Well thanks to ‘Play With a Legend’ now you can! With an increasing number of events up and down the 92 there could be the opportunity for you to realise a childhood dream. We caught up with Lucas from ‘Play With A Legend’ to find out more. Groundsman: We love the concept of ‘Play With a Legend’ – how did the idea come about? Lucas: Co-founders Josh Landy and Perry Groves worked together in TV Sports Production and teamed up to organise for… Read more »

A thriller at Elland Road doing the 92

Pre-match Leeds v Norwich at Elland Road

Blogger to Ben Thompson continues to make tracks on his 92 as the season nears conclusion. The Gills fan was in Yorkshire this time and shares his thought on a thriller at Elland Road. Ground 76/92: Elland Road Leeds United 3-3 Norwich City 29/04/2017 Thoughts about the ground A really nice ground, I was hugely impressed. I didn’t have much time to go around the ground as I got to Leeds with only about 15 minutes to kick off, but what I did see outside was impressive. I was disappointed with my view as I had a pole in the… Read more »