Monthly Archives: March 2015

Doncaster’s Keepmoat Stadium reviewed

Notts County celebrate the winner in the johnstone's paint trophy tie at donaster

Dan White continues to reflect on his 92 to date looking back on a trip to Doncaster Rover’s Keepmoat Stadium as Notts County were the visitors in the Johnstone’s Paint Trophy. Ground: Keepmoat Stadium 3/92 Game: Doncaster Rovers 0-1 Notts County Date: 9/12/2014 Thoughts on the ground: Walking to the ground from the train station took about 20 minutes and is located next to a shopping outlet. I also remember how cold it was. So cold and very windy! So windy that traffic cones were flying everywhere. Upon arriving I had a look at the things you’re not allowed to… Read more »

Join the Football Supporters’ Federation share the wealth demonstration

The Emirates Stadium before the Premier League match between Arsenal and Hull City

The Football Supporters’ Federation (FSF) will lead a demonstration of fans in central London tomorrow (Thursday 26th March 2015) as they lobby the Premier League shareholders meeting for a greater share of TV wealth. The FSF will deliver an open letter to all Premier League clubs arguing for cheaper tickets for home and away fans and a fairer distribution of football’s wealth throughout the Football League, non-league, and grassroots. A letter organised by the FSF and co-signed by fans’ groups from each of the 20 Premier League outfits will also be handed over to club representatives demanding better deals for… Read more »

A spin around the Globe Arena

Globe Arena Morecambe

Pools fan Ross Hamilton-Milburn makes the trip from East to West as Hartlepool look to claw back points in the League 2 relegation battle at Morecambe. Ground: Globe Arena (13/92) Game: Morecambe 0-1 Hartlepool United Date 14/03/2015 Thoughts on the Ground The walk to the ground from the railway station is perhaps one of the dullest in the football league. I’d never been to Morecambe before and I imagined to it to be a picturesque, quaint seaside town like Whitby or Scarborough. I thought wrong. Morecambe seems to be built on a New York style grid system but that’s where… Read more »

Tim Dove heads to Goodison Park

St Lukes Church Goodison Park

As he creeps closer to joining the 92 club, blogger Tim Dove heads to Merseyside to tick off Goodison Park. Ground: 88/92 Game: Everton 3-0 Newcastle United Date: 15/03/2015 Thoughts on the ground: Having visited more recently built football stadia over the last few months then it was exciting to be visiting a ground with so much history and tradition, and especially so at this level of football. Everton have been playing at Goodison Park since 1892 and a visitor to the football club can gain a sense of a bygone age as they approach through straight lines of terraced… Read more »

Yeovil take a step closer to the drop at Brisbane Road

Yeovil Town suffer a crushing defeat in leagyue 1 away to Leyton Orient

Budding journalist and dedicated Glovers fan Ollie Marsh made trip to London to see if Yeovil could halt their downwards Spiral towards League Two against a Leyton Orient side, them too fighting out of the bottom 4. Ground: Brisbane Road Game: Leyton Orient 3-0 Yeovil Town Date: 14/03/2015 Thoughts on the ground It’s safe to say that Brisbane Road is not one of the most “aesthetically pleasing” stadium you’ll find in England. In an area of London that looks almost poverty-stricken, the ground is virtually encased in various blocks of flats. In fact, as we stopped outside the away side,… Read more »

The Three Lions head to Huish Park

England u16 2-1 Scotland u16 at huish park November 2014

Blogger Dan White recounts making the long trip from Yorkshire to Somerset to see some stars of the future as England under 16’s took on arch rivals Scotland. Ground: Huish Park 2/92 Game: England U16 2 v 1 Scotland U16 Date: 20/11/2014 Thoughts on the ground: Before leaving the hotel to get to the game, I ended up bumping into a football agent who works for West Bromwich Albion who went under the name of Mr Taylor. He told me that he recruited Scotland’s #3, Dan Meredith, from Cheltenham Town for £10,000. He was nice enough to pay for my… Read more »

The Robin’s fly the bridge to Rodney Parade

Rodney Parade the home of league 2 side newport county

A trip across the bridge for Adam Thurston as he heads to Newport to Rodney Parade as the Robin’s fly into town. Ground: Rodney Parade 8/92 Game: Newport County 1-1 Cheltenham Town Date: 13/03/2015 Thoughts on the ground: Onto my second League Two game of this season, both involving the red and white’s of Cheltenham Town. They’ve had a very disappointing season thus far and there is definitely a lot of room for improvement. The home game vs. Bury last month showed that they could battle but they didn’t have that cutting edge to prevent a 2-1 home defeat. Their… Read more »

92 before 30 – Stadium Crawley

Final whistle crawley town v sheffield utd at broadfield stadium

Making it a hat trick of debutants within a week today we welcome Katie McMillan to our blog. Katie, 24 is almost two thirds of the way through her quest to reach the magical 92 mark before she hits 30 and gives us her thoughts on a trip to Crawley… Ground: Stadium 60/92 Game: Crawley Town 1-1 Sheffield United Date: 28/02/2015 Thoughts on the ground: You can tell that Crawley have not been in the league too long as the stadium is fairly small. I decided to splash out for the most expensive tickets (£24) in the… Read more »

Dan White takes in Kingsmeadow

AFC Wimbledon v Tranmere Rovers League 2 at Kingsmeadow Stadium

Another day, another debutant! Welcome to Leeds fan and budding sports photographer Dan White who begins by recounting his trip to the home of AFC Wimbledon. Ground: Kingsmeadow 1/92 Game: AFC Wimbledon 2-2 Tranmere Rovers Date: 25/10/14 Thoughts on the ground: When I arrived at Kingsmeadow, one of the first things I realised was how small the ground was. It does only hold a maximum of 4,850 fans with 2,265 of those fans seated. Then again, I’ve grown up living next door to Elland Road Stadium which holds just short of 39,000 fans. I ended up in the Your Golf… Read more »

1 down 91 to go at the Cardiff City Stadium!

Cardiff city v colchester united

We welcome Adam Thurston to our army of groundhopping bloggers. As he starts on his journey doing the 92 league grounds. The first tick off Adam’s list was a trip to South Wales… Ground: The Cardiff City Stadium 1/92 Game: Cardiff City 3-1 Colchester United Date: 02/01/2015 Thoughts on the ground: So it was Cardiff which is where my journey began – a cold (and I mean very cold), Friday night in South Wales to watch a 3rd round FA Cup tie between the Blue Birds and Colchester United. I wasn’t sure what to expect as it was the first… Read more »