Monthly Archives: May 2014

New Stand at Oldham’s Boundary Park Progresses

You may have noticed if you’d been there over the past few months or indeed seen a bare touchline on the Football League show that at Boundary Park the club were making some renovations to their North Stand. As the summer progresses the structure is really starting to take shape. The building work signals the first in a number of development phases at what has been the Oldham’s home for well over a century. The North stand is the main stand at Boundary Park and the new model will hold two and half thousand fans in addition to a supporters… Read more »

What the FA’s plans would mean for your club – Shrewsbury Town #sayNoToLeague3

Shrewsbury Town the New Meadow

With the FA’s recent plans to implement a number of changes to benefit the long term of England team causing uproar we thought we’d get fans opinions on how they could affect their club. First up we speak to Shrewsbury Town’s official website match reporter, programme columnist and occasional summariser for @shrewsweb Martin Wild on what the proposed changes could mean for the Shrews. Groundsman: Hi Martin, after seeing Greg Dyke’s plans, what are your initial thoughts on the idea of bringing B teams in to the lower leagues? Martin: First of all, I doubt whether this proposal of Greg… Read more »

Interview: Helen Cator on joining the 92 club!

Football rubber ducks

It was well and truly a season to remember for Helen Cator as at the second attempt she ticked the final ground off her list and her beloved Foxes achieved promotion back to the Premier League after a long absence. An elated Helen spoke to the Groundsman about her journey. Groundsman: Firstly congratulations on completing the 92! Which was your final ground and did you commemorate the occasion? Helen: Thank you, my final ground saw me off to Plainmoor to see Torquay a ground I attempted to visit as my 91st in January so I could finish at Bournemouth watching… Read more »

David Pringle joins the 92 club!

Carlisle's Brunton Park

As the title came into view for Liverpool, a Red was approaching his own milestone. Although his team might have fallen just short Liverpool fan David Pringle was able to cross the line, reach the magical mark and join the 92 club. David quickly spoke to the Groundsman about the feat before dashing off to another ground! GM: Firstly congratulations on completing the 92! Which was your final ground and did you commemorate the occasion? David: Thanks very much, my final ground was Bournemouth. The match was Bournemouth v Sheffield Wednesday on Good Friday finished 2-4. Me and my friend… Read more »

Sky Sports Super 6 Round 43

Sky Sports Super 6

Cardiff 0-4 Chelsea correct result 2 points I can’t see past Chelsea for this one. With Cardiff down and out i can see them capitulating at home. Chelsea have been solid at the back for the most part and I can see them really going to town here throwing off the shackles 4-0. Fulham 1-2 Crystal Palace With nothing to play for Palace pulled out one of the results of the season coming from 3 down against Liverpool. With Fulham already down it will be interesting to see how the home side play this one, i can see them blooding… Read more »

New horizons beckon for the Bees close to home

Chelsea visit Brentford in the FA Cup

With the clubs plans for the new stadium given the final thumbs up we speak to avid Brentford fan Rhys Williams about the move and leaving the iconic Griffin Park. Groundsman: You’ve recently received the final go ahead for the new stadium, are you excited about the move? Rhys: Absolutely, moving to the new stadium is vital to securing the long term future of the football club and providing the club with the facilities it needs to go on and be more successful. I believe the new stadium could usher in a new period in the clubs history where most… Read more »

Sky Sports Super 6 Round 42

Sky Sports Super 6

Aston Villa 1-1 Hull With a cup final round the corner people thought Hulls players would have had one eye on it, they might have, but they showed at Craven Cottage they won’t roll over and with Long and Jelavic ineligible they have nothing to save themselves for. Villa have been terrible recently and are under even more pressure after a dismal showing in Wales. I think they’ll put in a better performance but will share the spoils 1-1. Manchester United 3-2 Sunderland United will be gunning to avenge the League Cup semi final defeat to the Black Cats and… Read more »