Posts Categorized: Ground review

A wander to the Macron Stadium

macron stadium

A big welcome to Ross Hamilton-Milburn who makes his debut on our blog reporting back on a trip to the Macron to see if the Trotters veteran strike force could down the Seagulls. Ground: The Macron Stadium 12/92 Game: Bolton 1-0 Brighton and Hove Albion Date: 28/02/2015 Thoughts on the Ground Like many new-build modern stadiums, the Macron Stadium is quite remote and a long distance out of the city centre. Normally this can be a bit of an issue in terms of travel as it’s 6 miles away from Bolton train station so it’s certainly out of the question… Read more »

Tim Dove heads to the American Express Community Stadium

The american express community stadium brighton

As he closes in on the magical 92 blogger Tim Dove heads south to the American Express Community Stadium. With Dougie Freedman taking the Forest hot seat after the sacking of club legend Stuart Pearce would new manager syndrome strike… Ground: 87/92 Game: Brighton 2-3 Nottingham Forest Date: 07/02/2015 Thoughts on the ground: Brighton & Hove Albion moved to the American Express Community Stadium in 2011 which is located just outside of Brighton, in Falmer. I travelled to Falmer via train and upon leaving the station walked up the hill toward the stadium which looks an impressive structure. At first… Read more »

The Exiles head to Kingsmeadow

AFC Wimbledon v Newport County League Two

Newport County fan James Steven makes his blogging debut making the trip to Kingsmeadow to see the Exiles take on AFC Wimbledon. Ground: 43/92 Game: AFC Wimbledon 2-0 Newport County AFC Date: 07/02/2015 Thoughts on the ground: Since the rebuilding of AFC Wimbledon the side have played their games at Kingstonian’s ground Kingsmeadow. It’s a temporary ground for the Wombles as they are pressing for a move back to their true home. As a Newport County supporter through the years I’ve watched the side claim two promotions. So for me this ground was a bit of a flashback of… Read more »

Michael Pilcher ticks off Bristol City’s Ashton Gate

Bristol City v Gillingham

Clinging to the Wembley dream Gillingham fan Michael Pilcher travelled to the West County as the Gills looked to over turn a 4-2 first leg southern final defeat against high flying Bristol City in the Johnstone’s Paint Trophy. Ground: Ashton Gate 70/92 Game: Bristol City 1 – 1 Gillingham Date: 29/01/2015 After the Gills won through to the JPT area final – I can’t remember us getting that far before – and knew we were facing Bristol City, it was an ideal opportunity to tick off Ashton Gate on the cheap (JPT tickets are always cheap). The game was moved… Read more »

A Desmond at the Emirates Stadium!

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

Blogger Rob Tuffnell ticks off a second major ground in a week! This time making the journey down to the bright lights of London following Hull City for the away fixture against Arsenal. Ground: The Emirates Stadium 51/92 Game: Arsenal 2-2 Hull City Date: 18/10/2014 Thoughts on the ground: Fantastic ground; impressive from outside and in – lots of legroom and good views from the away end. Let down slightly by lack of atmosphere (I’m sure it can get noisy when the home fans get going though) and weirdly they seem to employ people to wave Arsenal flags behind each… Read more »

Tim Dove ticks off Colchester United’s Weston Homes Community Stadium

Colchester United Weston Homes Community Stadium

Blogger Tim Dove makes his way down to Towie country to tick off Colchester United’s Weston Homes Community Stadium. Ground: Weston Homes Community Stadium 86/92 Game: Colchester United 1-2 Gillingham Date: 26/12/2014 Thoughts on the ground: Having been to the old Layer Road back in 1997 then my visit to the Weston Homes Community Stadium has been long overdue. As this has been a recent and out-of-town ground development then my expectation wasn’t especially high for this one. However, as I drove toward the ground then my hopes were raised as it looked more than ‘just’ an oval bowl. The… Read more »

Brighton fan Kieran ticks off Fulham’s Craven Cottage

Fulham v Brighton in the Championship

Brighton fan Kieran makes his blogging debut on taking in a trip to Craven Cottage the home of Fulham football club as the managerless Seagull’s look to turn around their poor first half of the season. Ground: Craven Cottage 27/92 Game: Fulham 0-2 Brighton & Hove Albion Date: 29/12/2014 Thoughts on the ground: I was very impressed with the ground as it is different to what I am used to with the Amex. The Johnny Haynes stand was very unusual but good. On the outside, it just looked like a row of houses but had a small café in… 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 »

Tim Dove ticks the Abbey Stadium off his 92

South stand and floodflight at the Abbey Stadium the home of Cambridge United

Blogger Tim Dove heads to the Abbey Stadium as he enters the final furlong of doing the 92 league grounds. Ground: The Abbey Stadium 83/92 Game: Cambridge United 1-0 Fleetwood Town Date: 08/11/2014 Thoughts on the ground: Having gained re-entry to the Football League and ‘the 92’ in May 2014 after a 9 year absence this first round FA Cup tie provided an opportunity to attend the Abbey Stadium, home to Cambridge United. Having allowed ample journey time to avoid Cambridge traffic congestion an early arrival allowed me to easily find nearby street parking within a two minute walk to… Read more »