Posts Categorized: Interview

What the FA’s plans would mean for your club – Shrewsbury Town #sayNoToLeague3

Shrewsbury Town the New Meadow

With the FA’s recent plans to implement a number of changes to benefit the long term of England team causing uproar we thought we’d get fans opinions on how they could affect their club. First up we speak to Shrewsbury Town’s official website match reporter, programme columnist and occasional summariser for @shrewsweb Martin Wild on what the proposed changes could mean for the Shrews. Groundsman: Hi Martin, after seeing Greg Dyke’s plans, what are your initial thoughts on the idea of bringing B teams in to the lower leagues? Martin: First of all, I doubt whether this proposal of Greg… Read more »

Interview: Helen Cator on joining the 92 club!

Football rubber ducks

It was well and truly a season to remember for Helen Cator as at the second attempt she ticked the final ground off her list and her beloved Foxes achieved promotion back to the Premier League after a long absence. An elated Helen spoke to the Groundsman about her journey. Groundsman: Firstly congratulations on completing the 92! Which was your final ground and did you commemorate the occasion? Helen: Thank you, my final ground saw me off to Plainmoor to see Torquay a ground I attempted to visit as my 91st in January so I could finish at Bournemouth watching… Read more »

David Pringle joins the 92 club!

Carlisle's Brunton Park

As the title came into view for Liverpool, a Red was approaching his own milestone. Although his team might have fallen just short Liverpool fan David Pringle was able to cross the line, reach the magical mark and join the 92 club. David quickly spoke to the Groundsman about the feat before dashing off to another ground! GM: Firstly congratulations on completing the 92! Which was your final ground and did you commemorate the occasion? David: Thanks very much, my final ground was Bournemouth. The match was Bournemouth v Sheffield Wednesday on Good Friday finished 2-4. Me and my friend… Read more »

New horizons beckon for the Bees close to home

Chelsea visit Brentford in the FA Cup

With the clubs plans for the new stadium given the final thumbs up we speak to avid Brentford fan Rhys Williams about the move and leaving the iconic Griffin Park. Groundsman: You’ve recently received the final go ahead for the new stadium, are you excited about the move? Rhys: Absolutely, moving to the new stadium is vital to securing the long term future of the football club and providing the club with the facilities it needs to go on and be more successful. I believe the new stadium could usher in a new period in the clubs history where most… Read more »

Taking a chunk out of the 92 League Grounds – 9 in 9 days!

When we caught a glance of Matt Libber’s tweet that he was over from America doing 9 of the 92 League Grounds in 9 days we had to find out more. The Groundsman caught up with Matt to find out more about this mammoth trip. Before we start, here’s Matt’s fixture list! QPR v Nottingham Forest FA Cup semi Wigan v Arsenal Swansea v Chelsea Reading v Leicester Arsenal v West Ham Blackburn v Yeovil Bradford v Peterborough Spurs v Fulham Chelsea v Sunderland The Groundsman: Firstly 9 games in 9 days is quite the effort! Have you recovered yet?… Read more »

’92 in 92′ Challenge for Invest In Me

Mike Harley from the ’92 in 92′ Challenge for Invest In Me has a catch up with the Groundsman about their stadium hopping fund raising exploits. Groundsman: Doing the 92 grounds in 92 hours sounds like a truly epic challenge – how did the trip come about? Mike: A hungover trip to Clevedon Pier chatting about how to help my friend Ian beat M.E. and a suggestion to visit all of England’s piers quickly changed to football grounds! GM: What are your favourite memories of the trip? Mike: Being interviewed by ITV, pitchside/dressing room/players lounge pictures at Man Utd. GM:… Read more »

Interview: John Walton speaks to about rejoining the 92 club

  The Groundsman: Firstly John many congratulations on completing the 92! Which was your final ground and did you commemorate the occasion? John: Thanks! My final visit was to the League’s newest newcomers, Fleetwood Town, for a hard fought goalless draw with Southend United on 8 December 2012. It was a very cold day, so it was nice to be able to travel to the ground using the modern tram system from Blackpool. When I finished the 92 clubs for the first time in 2011 with a visit to Preston, I was lucky enough to follow Southend to Deepdale as… Read more »