Monthly Archives: August 2014

Michael Pilcher takes in a thriller at Dagenham

Dagenham 6 - 6 Brentford Capital One Cup

A big welcome to blogger Michael Pilcher making his debut on blog – a what an entrance too! In his trip to Dagenham Michael had an evening to remember… Number 66 of 92: London Borough of Barking & Dagenham Stadium I was thinking about putting off Dagenham & Redbridge: I was only 65 grounds into my 92 and, living in Kent, it’s the only ground I had left in close proximity. When I’m getting to my final few ticks, do I really fancy a trek up to Carlisle, or Hartlepool? Can I do it on a cold Tuesday night… Read more »

What the FA’s plans could mean for your club – Yeovil Town #sayNoToLeague3

Yeovil Town Huish Park

As we continue our look at how Greg Dykes possible plans could affect your club this time we take a look at Yeovil Town. Glovers fan Ollie Marsh gives his view on how League 3 and strategic loan partnerships could make an impact at Huish Park. Groundsman: Initially, what are your thoughts on the FA’s proposal to bring in B teams to the lower leagues? Ollie: I’m hugely opposed; I think Premier League clubs sending fringe and young players on loan to lower league clubs is a much more mutually beneficial way to give those players competitive experience. GM: How… Read more »

Do Leicester have what it takes to keep Premiership football at the King Power Stadium?

Leicester City's King Power Stadium formerly the walkers bowl

Leicester City fan Alex Waterfield previews the Foxes return to the Premier League. After convincingly romping to the Championship title will they have what it takes to keep top flight football at the King Power Stadium? Leicester City are officially back in the Premier League following Leicester’s other visit to the top flight in the 2004-03 season. Last campaign the Foxes greatly triumphed by winning the league with 102 points in total. The consistency of Nigel Pearson’s men was outstanding home and away. Each player from the squad was key and all played a role in promotion back to the… Read more »

Fans march on Premier League/Football League HQ demanding cheaper tickets


Hundreds of fans will march on Premier League and Football League headquarters this Thursday (14th August) demanding cheaper ticket prices throughout football. The march will be led by the Football Supporters’ Federation (FSF) with fans from scores of clubs joining them. Supporters say clubs should use multi-billion pound media deals to lower ticket prices for both home and away fans. The Premier League’s current media deal is worth £5.5bn, an increase of £2.1bn on the previous three years, but fans say there is little sign of anything being done to make life easier for match-going supporters. From the increase in… Read more »

Countdown is on for White Hart Lane to exit the 92

White Hart Lane Tottenham

In the last few weeks Tottenham received the go ahead to start work on their new stadium. A completely new build in the same locality will see the end of White Hart Lane, one of the remaining larger grounds in the UK with genuine character. We catch up with Spurs fan Matthew Wojciow to get his thoughts on the new ground. Groundsman: With the news recently that plans for the new stadium have been given the green light how do you feel about leaving White Hart Lane? Matthew: As Spurs are only moving 100m away from the old ground there… Read more »

Think you know your grounds? Test yourself with ‘know the 92’

Know the 92 app

We catch up with ‘know the92’ creator Andy Campbell to find out a bit about what was behind the app and his future ground and app related plans. The app aims to sort out the part time supporters from the loyal groundhoppers giving out scores for correctly placing grounds from the 92 on the UK map. Groundsman You’ve recently released ‘know the 92’ – how did the idea come about? Andy: I wanted to learn the ground names of all the football league sides, I just feel it’s something that football fans should know, a mark of respect to each… Read more »

Join the Football Supporters Federation march for ‘Affordable Football for All’!

We all know that over the past few years the cost of watching football has risen, in a lot of cases drastically. As fans we are at the mercy of the clubs and television companies in a society where it often feels the fan is thought of last if considered at all. Now there is an opportunity for you to exercise your right to protest and join the Football Supporters Federation march for ‘Affordable Football for All’. As television deals for the Premier League clubs continue to grow the money that these clubs are getting must go somewhere. Some clubs… Read more »