Posts Categorized: Interview

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 »

Bish Talks

Ian Bishop West ham United

Budding journalist Alex Metcalfe caught up with former West Ham and Manchester City midfielder Ian Bishop to find out about his experiences of the 92 league grounds over a 20 year career. Alex: What was the best atmosphere you ever played in? Ian: The old Wembley was up there – or the 1991 FA Cup semi-final at Villa Park, it wasn’t the stadium itself, it was the atmosphere created by those West ham fans that made it. Alex: The worst atmosphere? – a grim one on a Tuesday night. Ian: The Odsal when Bradford had to play there (following the… Read more »

AFC Wimbledon move closer to Plough Lane return

AFC Wimbledon's current home ground Kingsmeadow

With the planning application recently submitted AFC Wimbledon’s dream of returning to their spiritual routes edges that little bit closer to becoming a reality. We speak to Dons fan Joe Moger about the latest goings ons at the club. Groundsman: You have enjoyed a meteoric rise through the divisions – would a return to Plough Lane be the icing on the cake? Joe: It would certainly be the icing on the cake, but not quite the cherry on top. There’s been a long term dream of returning to Plough Lane and the Championship, both are still quite a long way… Read more »

York City’s Bootham Crescent is a step closer to leaving the 92

Bootham Crescent once Kitkat Crescent the home of York City

York City’s step towards a new stadium moved closer as recently extra funding required was approved by the local council. We caught up with Steve Carroll, writer for The York Press to find out a bit more about the project. Groundsman: This week the funding for the new community stadium project has been approved – what will it mean for both the club and the local area? The funding agreement should see development move on apace for the building of the new community stadium. It has been a long time in the offing. Plans for a new ground for York… Read more »

Interview – we catch up with our latest 92 club member!

Bradford City Valley Parade

It’s not a journey for the feint-hearted, doing the 92 league grounds, but we now have officially our 3rd follower to achieve the feat! We catch up with our latest member to join the 92 club Debbie Smaje. Groundsman: Firstly congratulations on join the 92 club! Which ground was tha last tick on your list and did you commemorate the occasion? Debbie: Brighton’s Amex Stadium. I’d always planned on buying a shirt of my 92nd club with my name printed on the back to frame on my wall, so that’s what I did! My dad also insisted on coming with… Read more »

Coventry City Return to the Ricoh Arena

Coventry city return home to the ricoh arena

After 17 months of being ripped out the heart of their city Coventry made a welcome return to their home, the Ricoh Arena. We catch up with Sky Blues fan and writer of the blog ‘A Club Without a Home’ Tom Murden to get his thoughts on the recent events. Groundsman: First of all it’s great to see Coventry return to the Ricoh and what an occasion it was – how did it feel from a fans points of view? Tom: It can’t be topped; it will go down as one of the greatest nights in our long history! I… Read more »

Countdown is on for White Hart Lane to exit the 92

White Hart Lane Tottenham

In the last few weeks Tottenham received the go ahead to start work on their new stadium. A completely new build in the same locality will see the end of White Hart Lane, one of the remaining larger grounds in the UK with genuine character. We catch up with Spurs fan Matthew Wojciow to get his thoughts on the new ground. Groundsman: With the news recently that plans for the new stadium have been given the green light how do you feel about leaving White Hart Lane? Matthew: As Spurs are only moving 100m away from the old ground there… Read more »

Think you know your grounds? Test yourself with ‘know the 92’

Know the 92 app

We catch up with ‘know the92’ creator Andy Campbell to find out a bit about what was behind the app and his future ground and app related plans. The app aims to sort out the part time supporters from the loyal groundhoppers giving out scores for correctly placing grounds from the 92 on the UK map. Groundsman You’ve recently released ‘know the 92’ – how did the idea come about? Andy: I wanted to learn the ground names of all the football league sides, I just feel it’s something that football fans should know, a mark of respect to each… Read more »

We welcome the Abbey Road Stadium back to the 92!

Cambridge United fc away fans

The second team promoted to the Football League, also making their return is Cambridge United. As we welcome the Abbey Road Stadium back to the 92 we speak to U’s fan Andrew Pearson about the come back and what to expect over the new season. GM: It has been long rebuilding road to get back to the Football League, you must be delighted to be back in the 92? Andrew: Absolutely, it’s been an incredible season, and probably came a season earlier than we’d realistically hoped. There was a lot of recruitment done last summer, and I think most Us… Read more »

We welcome Kenilworth Road back to the 92!

Simon Pitts Commentator for Diverse FM, the official broadcast partner for Luton Town Football Club

It has been anything but plain sailing for Luton Town over the last half decade. Relegations, administration and points deductions led the Hatters out of the Football League. It’s not been an overnight process, but they’ve regrouped, rebuilt and after romping to the Conference title they’re back! We speak to Town’s official match commentator Simon Pitts about their journey. Groundsman: It has been a long and difficult road to regain your Football League status after 5 years, how did it feel when you clinched promotion? Simon: It was an amazing feeling, I thought it was going to happen in previous… Read more »