Monthly Archives: January 2013

This Emirates Stadium: This is not my Beautiful House

Following Highbury topping the poll of our most missed Premier League ground, Arsenal fan Henry Cooke gives his thoughts on the Gunners move from Highbury to the Emirates It grates when I meet those who have met their soul-mate. I cast envious glances at other, more contented couples for I am destined to spend my days with my stunning but dead-eyed companion. Her tastes are refined, her curves are graceful, but I was happier with the girl next door. I was happier at Highbury. The Emirates Stadium never really stood a chance. As a child of N5, I would walk… Read more »

FSF NEWS: Football fans say Twenty’s Plenty for Away Tickets

The Football Supporters’ Federation (FSF) has announced it is launching a campaign which aims to reduce away ticket prices and help make football more affordable. The Score Campaign: Twenty’s Plenty for Away Tickets will be launched with an event in Manchester on Thursday 24th January. Further meetings will be held across the country including one in London on Thursday 31st January. Last week it emerged that Manchester City had returned more than 900 tickets for their trip to Arsenal after fans refused to pay £62 to watch their team. The FSF called this a “watershed moment” and said that fans… Read more »

Interview: John Walton speaks to about rejoining the 92 club

  The Groundsman: Firstly John many congratulations on completing the 92! Which was your final ground and did you commemorate the occasion? John: Thanks! My final visit was to the League’s newest newcomers, Fleetwood Town, for a hard fought goalless draw with Southend United on 8 December 2012. It was a very cold day, so it was nice to be able to travel to the ground using the modern tram system from Blackpool. When I finished the 92 clubs for the first time in 2011 with a visit to Preston, I was lucky enough to follow Southend to Deepdale as… Read more »