Monthly Archives: December 2014

Bish Talks

Ian Bishop West ham United

Budding journalist Alex Metcalfe caught up with former West Ham and Manchester City midfielder Ian Bishop to find out about his experiences of the 92 league grounds over a 20 year career. Alex: What was the best atmosphere you ever played in? Ian: The old Wembley was up there – or the 1991 FA Cup semi-final at Villa Park, it wasn’t the stadium itself, it was the atmosphere created by those West ham fans that made it. Alex: The worst atmosphere? – a grim one on a Tuesday night. Ian: The Odsal when Bradford had to play there (following the… Read more »

Anfield fails to live up to the hype…

Hull / Liverpool half and half shirt

Blogger Rob Tuffnell makes his debut on the 92 blog reporting back on ticking the world renowned Anfield off his 92. Ground: 50/92 Game: Liverpool 0-0 Hull City Date: 25/10/2014 Thoughts on the ground: An iconic English ground, the Hillsborough Memorial and walk via those famous gates make the day special. Atmosphere wise there was absolutely nothing from the Liverpool fans, most of whom seemed to be tourists. Expected much more on that front. Inside the ground is pretty much what you’d expect from an older ground; slightly cramped, tight concourse, but ok view from behind the goal (that is… Read more »

Wimbledone! Kingsmeadow ticked off

Gates at Kingsmeadow AFC Wimbledon

Groundhopper Tim Dove heads to Kingsmeadow to tick off the home of AFC Wimbledon on his quest to join the 92 club. Ground: Kingsmeadow 85/92 Game: AFC Wimbledon 1-2 Cambridge United Date: 29/11/2014 Thoughts on the ground: Kingsmeadow is a small but tidy stadium that has a modern feel to it due to the investment in recent years since AFC Wimbledon took over the lease from Kingstonian FC, who still groundshare with the Dons. On one side is the Paul Strank Stand. This is a covered and all seated Main Stand which has recently been extended and runs the full-length… Read more »

Colchester hit for 6 at Stadium MK

Outside view of stadium mk milton keynes

Blogger pb1uk reviews the first game of a 2-in-1 weekend, a trip to Stadium MK for the visit of Colchester United. Ground: Stadium MK 47/92 Game: Milton Keynes Dons 6-0 Colchester United Date: 29/11/2014 I wasn’t too sure what to expect when visiting Stadium MK. I had heard mixed reports of the ground including a lot of negativity, but I went with clear head to form my own opinions. Needless to say it in was stark contrast to my previous visit to the town, seeing a game against Yeovil Town at the National Hockey Stadium. I was greatly impressed with… Read more »