Monthly Archives: April 2015

Dan White continues doing the 92 at Old Trafford

Old Trafford Manchester

Budding photographer and blogger Dan White took advantage of free admission to tick Old Trafford off his 92 and got to see the legend that is Falcao have a run out… Ground: Old Trafford 8/92 Game: Manchester United U21 1-1 Tottenham Hotspur U21 Date: 10/03/2015 Thoughts on the ground: I arrived at the ground and thought I would see a busy crowd outside the ground. Nope! It looked like a ghost town with two people selling scarves and the odd tourist taking photos outside the ground. I also thought that fans could sit anywhere in the stadium but it turns… Read more »

One up Two down at the DW Stadium

DW Stadium formerly the JJB Stadium Wigan

Blogger Michael Pilcher ticks off the DW Stadium as Wigan look to cling to their Championship status so Wolves still harboured hopes of going in the opposite direction. Ground: the DW Stadium 70/92 Game: Wigan Athletic 0-1 Wolverhampton Wanderers Date: 25/04/2015 My ground count has seriously suffered this campaign, mainly because of my third child arriving last May. After averaging 15 new grounds a season for the last three years, my count for 2014/15 stood at a measly five. Finding myself up North with the in-laws in Preston on Friday ready to head over for a stag do in Liverpool… Read more »

Sevens up for Dan White at Spotland

Rochdale v Colchester United at Spotland

Blogger Dan White travels to Spotland, the home of Rochdale as relegation threatened Essex outfit Colchester United were the visitors. Ground: Spotland 7/92 Game: Rochdale 2-1 Colchester United Date: 07/03/2015 Thoughts on the ground: I arrived in Rochdale and the first thing I noticed was how dead and quiet it was. I felt like I was on the set of The Walking Dead. Thankfully, after walking into the town centre, I managed to find people, shops and tourist attractions. While wandering around, I got a message on Twitter. Usually I ignore them because it’s either my mom retweeting my movie… Read more »

89 down 3 to go! The 92 club beckons at Rodney Parade

welcome to rodney parade the home of newport county blog veteran Tim Dove flies into Newport to tick off Rodney Parade as he inches closer to joining the 92 club. Ground: Rodney Parade 89/92 Game: Newport County 0-2 Bury Date: 11/04/2015 Thoughts on the ground: Having spent eighteen years at the Newport Stadium, Newport County moved to Rodney Parade at the beginning of the 2012/13 season. This is shared with Newport Gwent Dragons Rugby Club and there are more signs for the rugby club than Newport County as you walk around the ground. As is typical with older stadiums it is situated very much within the local community… Read more »

92 before 30 – the Etihad Stadium Manchester City

Manchester City Etihad Stadium

Blogger Katie recounts a trip to the Eithad Stadium, the home of Manchester City as she continues on her journey to reach the 92 club before turning 30. Ground: The Eithad Stadium (previously visited) Game: Manchester City 3-0 West Bromwich Albion Date: 21/03/2015 Thoughts on the ground: There have been massive improvements transport wise recently with the opening of the tramlink which goes directly from Piccadilly station to the Etihad. Though at £3.00 for a 5 minute journey it is a pricey way to travel. One of the downsides of the Etihad is the lack of places to eat near… Read more »

Dan White reviews the KC Stadium

Before kick off Hull City v QPR Premier league

Blogger Dan White recalls heading to the KC Stadium, the home of Hull City to take in his first Premier League game in 10 years. Ground: KC Stadium 6/92 Game: Hull City 2-1 Queens Park Rangers Date: 21/02/2016 Thoughts on the ground: As I made my way to the stadium, I couldn’t help but realise that if you don’t know where you’re going and you can’t find a sign post directing you to the ground you will get lost. This happened to me. However, I managed to find my way to the ground by following posters for a wrestling show… Read more »

Completing doing the 92 from abroad!

Joining the 92 club at luton's kenilworth Road

We all know doing the 92 is a marathon and not a sprint. Many won’t complete the epic journey which requires time, dedication, a lot of hard work and planning – imagine now having to do all that from abroad. Well that’s exactly what Norwegian Liverpool fan Einar Kvande has done! We caught up with Einar to find out more about his remarkable achievement. Groundsman: Firstly congratulations on completing the 92! Which was your final ground and did you commemorate the occasion? Einar: Thank you very much! Kenilworth Road was my final ground, 26 years after I watched my first… Read more »

4 grounds in 4 days doing the 92 in style over Easter

vicarage road home of watford fc

With hopping the Easter bunny would have been proud of blogger Adam Thurston had an Easter Bank Holiday weekend to remember using the extended weekend footballing bonanza to tick a quadruple of new grounds off his 92. Grounds: Greenhous Meadow 11/92 iPro Stadium 12/92 Old Trafford 13/92 Vicarage Road 14/92 Games: Shrewsbury Town 2-0 Dagenham and Redbridge Derby County 2-2 Watford Manchester United 3-1 Aston Villa Watford 2-0 Middlesbrough Dates: 03/04/2015 – 06/04/2015 What a weekend. I always knew I would have to make the most of a 4 day weekend, but I didn’t contemplate one such as the one… Read more »

Dan White heads to Victoria Road

The London Borough of Barking & Dagenham Stadium

Blogger Dan White recounts a trip to The London Borough of Barking & Dagenham Stadium, well Victoria Road as Cheltenham Town were the visitors. Ground: Victoria Road 5/92 Game: Dagenham & Redbridge 3-1 Cheltenham Town Date: 31/01/2015 Thoughts on the ground: I boarded the District Line tube to Dagenham East and got lost within seconds! While lost, I did spot that they have a Tesco built into a pub! I thought that was interesting. I arrived at the ground and spotted that everyone has to drive/walk down what felt like someone’s entrance to their garage. I also noticed that the… Read more »

Taking a break from doing the 92 at the Silverlake Stadium

The Grandstand at Eastleigh's Silverlake Stadium

Groundhopper pb1uk takes a break from doing the 92 to go non league and tick off a ground that could possibly be heading to the league in the future… Ground: The Silverlake Stadium Game: Eastleigh 0-1 Dover Athletic Date: 04/04/2015 Thoughts on the ground: Eastleigh was always a ground that I had hoped to tick off – the Spitfire’s, along with a handful of other non league clubs will always have a place in my footballing heart from past Football Manager Campaigns. The club where hoping to follow in the footsteps I made in the virtual world where I made… Read more »