Monthly Archives: May 2015

2 steps closer to the 92 club within a few hours!

iPro Stadium Derby County v Nottingham Forest

Blogger and co-founder pb1uk recalls a memorable day groundhopping moving 2 rungs up the 92 club ladder within an hour of one another. My dad and I used to go on sporting holidays in my teens, we’d stay at relatives in the midlands (we live down south) and take in as many games as we could within 10 days at the start of the season. We had been to a fair few Reading games in the 2001/02 season, as a family friend was a season ticket holder. The Royals secured promotion and they started the new season in the… Read more »

Dan White heads to St Andrews doing the 92

arsenal goalkeeper Emilio Martínez on loan at rotherham united playing against birmingham

Dan White continues doing the 92 heading to England’s second city to see the Blues – Birmingham City. Ground: St Andrews 12/92 Game: Birmingham City 2-1 Rotherham United Date: 03/04/2015 Thoughts on the ground: One of many places I was not looking forward to visiting. Mostly because of stories I had been told about the city by my mum and friends of mine. But like many places on this list, I don’t really have a choice about where I have to go for this challenge. So why did I chose Birmingham? Since I had done some pitch side photos with… Read more »

South Americans take over the Emirates Stadium!

Arsenal's Emirates Stadium blogger and budding press snapper Dan White made his way to the Emirates stadium for a prize international friendly as Brazil continued their World Cup rebuilding against Chile. Ground: The Emirates Stadium 11/92 Game: Brazil 1-0 Chile Date: 29/03/2015 Thoughts on the ground: Getting tickets for an Arsenal game was a challenge. Trying to log on to the website, I found out you had to pay a membership fee just so you can get tickets before general release. This seems a bit steep especially considering how much they charge for tickets as it is. In the end I got… Read more »

90 down just 2 to go! St James Park Exeter

St james park

Blogger Tim Dove makes the long journey down to St James Park Exeter to take his total doing the 92 up to 90 as the curtain comes down on the Football League season. Ground: St James Park 90/92 Game: Exeter City 2-1 Dagenham & Redbridge Date: 02/05/2015 Thoughts on the ground: There’s a real mix to St James Park as is common with other clubs in the lower divisions who haven’t moved to new stadia recently. Specifically, there are two terraces and one of these is covered. The other two stands are both all-seating stands but only one runs the… Read more »

Dan White ticks the Proact Stadium off his 92

Chesterfield FC Proact Stadium West Stand

Budding photographer and blogger Dan White takes a trip to Chesterfield Town’s Proact Stadium with the Three Lions U17s in town. Ground: The Proact Stadium Road 10/92 Game: England U17 3-1 Slovenia U17 Date: 23/03/2015 Thoughts on the ground: For anyone who has never been to the Proact Stadium, it takes 20 minutes to walk to the ground from the town centre and is located next to a Tesco’s and a KFC. So if you arrive early you can do your weekly/monthly shopping while having eating a bucket of chicken. One thing I found interesting was how small the ground… Read more »

Will the FA Cup be heading to the Emirates or Villa Park?

Looking towards the Holte End at Villa Park

With the Premier League title in the bag for Chelsea the last remaining piece of Silverware up for grabs is the FA Cup, but where will it be heading? Arsenal are bidding to retain the trophy after overcoming Hull City in last years final. It they triumph again they will become the first side to win back-to-back since Chelsea 5 years ago and will also take their total haul of FA Cups to 12 and Arsene Wenger’s personal collection to 6. The Gunners go into the final in a fine vein of form not having lost in the Barclays Premier… Read more »

Dan White ticks Gresty Road off his 92

Ice Cream Van Stand at Crewe's Alexandra Stadium

Budding photographer and blogger Dan White heads to Crewe the home of the Railway men as Oldham were the visitors. Ground: Gresty Road 9/92 Game: Crewe Alexandra 0-1 Oldham Athletic Date: 21/03/2015 Thoughts on the ground: I had a nightmare trying to get to Crewe as I have to rely on trains and buses to get me to places. My train tickets told me that I had to make a change at Manchester Piccadilly, but I was already running into problems. The first train to Manchester was cancelled. Not to worry, they already had a replacement train at the ready…… Read more »