Monthly Archives: April 2016

Villa Park – A stadium that deserves Premier League football

Villa Park the home of Aston Villa

The once vibrant Villa Park located in Birmingham’s B6 area has cut a lonely figure this season after the side that has played there for 119 years endured one of the worst if not the worst domestic campaigns in living memory. Aston Villa, a club who have won everything there is to win in the game including the European Cup back in 1982 thanks to some heroics from Villa legend Peter Withe, have broken the hearts of fans and football purists alike with the poor form they’ve served up on the football field this season. Located just a stone’s throw… Read more »

De Geusselt – A trip to see MVV Maastricht

The players warm up.

Dutch football has produced some of the best football and footballers our planet has ever seen. The invention of ‘Total Football’ from Ajax and further expansion with the national team to lead European and International football, and the introduction of some of the best coaches and footballers the world has ever seen. Clubs such as Ajax, Feyenoord, PSV and more recently Twente, have been competitive in European football competitions. Arguably one of the smallest nations to maintain such a prestigious hold within European football circles. But what lies beneath the glamour of the illustrious clubs? I went to see some… Read more »

David Watkins join the 92 club

Colchester Weston Homes Community stadium pitch

If you follow us on Twitter you will no doubt have seen a few tweets from David Watkins over the past year. The Leeds fan has put his time to good use popping up at grounds all over the country in the last 12 months to get his 92 finished. We caught up with David to find out more about his journey. Groundsman: Firstly congratulations on completing the 92! Which was your final ground and did you commemorate the occasion? David: Thank you! My final ground was Roots Hall for the League One game between Southend United and Crewe Alexandra…. Read more »

We speak to man behind Football Weekends Magazine

Football Weekends Magazine

Do you love Football? Are you a fan of grounds? If so we’ve found the mag for you! Introducing the Football Weekends Magazine. We caught up with Jim Stewart, the man behind the publication to find out more… Groundsman: For a fan seeing Football Weekends Magazine for the first time what’s behind the cover? Jim: Essentially it’s a fan’s guide to watching football at home and overseas. This isn’t about the footballers, it’s about the experience of watching football and all that entails – the stadiums, the clubs, the destinations, the pubs. Each issue has a country guide and several… Read more »

Is the Emirates Stadium set to have a roof?

The Emirates Stadium Arsenal

Well a sunroof. Yes, that’s right. Gunner’s fan woke to the news that the club are planning to add a sunroof to the Emirates Stadium. In partnership with major French car manufacturer Citroen they are looking to harness technology from the C1 Airscape model to create the roof ready for launch on 1st April 2017. The canvas roof, in red of course, will open in a record 11 seconds plus be used to project message and replays. And that’s not all. Every game an Arsenal fan will be selected at random to choose whether the sunroof is open or closed…. Read more »