Posts Categorized: Interview

The New Lawn has lost it’s 92 cherry

The New Lawn is a new edition to doing the 92. The little club on the hill enters the league, despite several close calls in previous seasons. Maybe most famously known as the eco-friendly club, and first vegan football club in the UK. We are excited to welcome a new experience to the 92. We caught up with supporter, volunteer, reporter, match day program contributor and author, Chirs Gardner. Groundsman: Welcome, after 128 years, to the Football League! Despite going close several times recently in the National League play-offs, what was it like to finally clinch promotion? Chris: Incredible and… Read more »

Sincil Bank makes a welcome return to the 92 league grounds

Lincoln cathedral visible over the back of the Stacey West Stand Sincil Bank

Sincil Bank will always hold a special place in the heart of the92.net, being the first ground we (the founders) ticked off together after the idea for the website was born. After 6 years outside the Football League Lincoln made a somewhat unexpected return taking the National League Championship crown in a memorable season which included an FA Cup quarter final appearance. We caught up with Gary from the Stacey West blog to find out what fans can expect at Sincil Bank this season and how the Imps will fair… Groundsman: Last season must have been a whirlwind of emotion,… Read more »

92 Clubs, 92 Designs, 92 Days

Dinkit 92 editions print - Barnet FC the bees

If like us you love the 92 and you’re a big fan of Instagram, then earlier this year you may have come across the ’92 editions’ project. The brain child of talented designer Matt Berry, the project was a challenge to himself to post designs based on one of the 92 clubs in the league on Instagram every day for 92 days. We caught up with Matt to find out how the project came about and his plans for the future… Groundsman: We thoroughly enjoyed your ’92 editions’ project on Instagram – how did the idea come about? Matt Berry:… Read more »

How to do the 92 in 189 days

Ed Wood breaking the record from doing the 92 league grounds plus Berwick at Rochdale

In February Ed Wood completed a remarkable journey to reclaim a World Record he lost 22 years previously. The Derby fan travelled the length and breadth of country doing the 92 league grounds (+ Berwick Rangers) in just 189 days! We caught up with Ed to find out just how he did it, the stories from his travels and the big question…would he do it again… Groundsman: Firstly, congratulations on completing your journey and setting a new Guinness World Record! How did you feel at end of it: elated, proud, exhausted or just relieved? Ed: Cheers! I felt exhausted on… Read more »

Take to the field at your teams’ ground: introducing ‘Play With A Legend’

Matthew Le Tissier taking part in play with a legend at the St Marys' Stadium Southampton

Have you ever wanted to grace the turf at your teams ground alongside one of your heroes? Well thanks to ‘Play With a Legend’ now you can! With an increasing number of events up and down the 92 there could be the opportunity for you to realise a childhood dream. We caught up with Lucas from ‘Play With A Legend’ to find out more. Groundsman: We love the concept of ‘Play With a Legend’ – how did the idea come about? Lucas: Co-founders Josh Landy and Perry Groves worked together in TV Sports Production and teamed up to organise for… Read more »

Blogger Michael Pilcher reflects on his journey doing the 92

Ticking off Fratton Park doing the 92

8 April 2017 is a date that will always hold special significance for the92.net blogger Michael Pilcher. A scorching hot day that felt more like mid-July than early April at the Hive was where Michael completed his journey to join the sacred 92 club. With over 30 blogs sharing his experiences it feels like we’ve been right there with him on the final third of his quest. We caught up with Michael to take a look back and reflect… Groundsman: Firstly congratulations on completing the 92! Which was your final ground and how did you commemorate the occasion? Michael: Thank… Read more »

Andrew Leeder’s Roots to the 92 – Part 3 of 3

ndrew (right), his mate Harvey (left) with Derek Spence, former Southend United and Northern Ireland international, who did the foreword for the book, in the middle, when Andrew meet up in a pub before Andrew's 92nd game at Blackpool in April 2016.

The final installment of Andrew Leeder’s “Roots to the 92” is here today. We thank Andrew Leeer for his time on this three parter, and remember readers, we also have a competion to enter! The achievement of doing the 92 can be completed in many ways. Some tackle it as a sprint, such as Ed Wood, aiming to complete the 92 (93) league grounds in a World Record Time. Sometimes it takes decades, such as with Southend United fan Andrew Leeder, author of the book “Roots to the 92” (get it, Roots, Roots Hall, home to Southend United, Roots to… Read more »

Andrew Leeder’s Roots to the 92 – Part 2 of 3

Leyton Orient's ground.

The achievement of doing the 92 can be completed in many ways. Some tackle it as a sprint, such as Ed Wood, aiming to complete the 92 (93) league grounds in a World Record Time. Sometimes it takes decades, such as with Southend United fan Andrew Leeder, author of the book “Roots to the 92” (get it, Roots, Roots Hall, home to Southend United, Roots to the 92…). In Andrew’s book, he details his experiences of the reaching 92 league grounds, confirming something all ground hoppers seem to love – The predictability of the unpredictable! We chatted to Andrew about his… Read more »