Posts Categorized: Trips

The Pilgrimage to Brunton Park, Carlisle

Hughie McIlmoyle loiters outside Brunton Park, home to Carlisle United

The two founders of the92.net visited one of the fabled slogs of the 92 with a day trip to Carlisle. Carlisle hosted Yeovil in a League Two clash, where football most certainly wasn’t the winner Follow author Michael on Twitter here. The Pilgrimage Brunton Park, Carlisle. Home to one of the most remote grounds in the 92. For many clubs in the football league, the away trip to Carlisle is the longest they’ll have to make. When the fixture list computer is unkind, a dreaded ‘away to Carlisle United on a Tuesday’ can be the most daunting thing to see… Read more »

The 1,000,000 Seat Challenge to Rule Them All

How to Trump 2017? Let’s face it, 2017 is definitely a year that can be easily “Trumped”. Politics and society have been divided… yet on reflection, for Stadium Hoppers, it’s been easily our best year so far! But what is the 1,000,000 Seat Challenge, we hear you holler! So we thought… why not end 2017 and start 2018 by uniting all Stadium Hoppers in a fun challenge. We can even show Teresa May and Donald how you really nurture a “Special Relationship” between out two allies either side of the pond. We all know our cohesive religion… and sports and… Read more »

The Non-League Challenge at Steel Park, Corby Town

Premier league legends warm up before the non league challenge

Blogger and the92.net co-founder Pete reports back on an unforgettable experience getting behinds the scenes access to the #NonLeagueChallenge at Steel Park. Usually for me pre-season is a quiet time. Balancing doing the 92/ground hopping with work/family/life in general I tend to spend the time planning, banking my football chips for when the season starts. However there was a date that kept cropping up that confronted this notion. After doing an interview with the guys from ‘Play with a Legend’ earlier in the season they mentioned an initiative they were involved in called the Non-League Challenge. In a nutshell it’s… Read more »

Second time lucky at the Amex Stadium

The Amex Stadium Falmer Brighton

Blogger and the92.net co-founder Pete made his second trip down to Sussex this year hoping this time to be able to get to the American Express Community Stadium. Ground: The American Express Community Stadium (68/92) Game: Brighton & Hove Albion 1-1 Aston Villa Date: 18/11/2016 Second time lucky The Amex Stadium was proving a difficult obstacle to overcome on my 92 given its location of being a considerable distance from both my own home and my parents’ place. Once or twice previously it was earmarked for a trip that didn’t come to fruition, however last season it was very much… Read more »

6 top tips to tick grounds off your 92 league grounds checklist

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the92.net cofounder and blogger Pete shares 6 tips for helping you to tick grounds off your 92 league grounds checklist. 1. Keep an eye on the early rounds of the Cup competitions The domestic cup competitions are a great way to tick grounds off your 92, especially the early ties. The first couple of rounds of games in the EFL Cup and EFL Trophy (JPT, Checkatrade or whatever it’s called!?) are midweek in the first few months of the season and the majority of clubs slash ticket prices for these. As a fan this can often to throw up the… Read more »

Adam Thurston groundhop at the Cardiff City Stadium

Adam Thurston video blog from the Cardiff City Stadium Leeds United

Vlogger Adam Thurston heads to the Welsh capital at Leeds were in Town. In the away end with mate Matt the groundhopper from Bristol gets the full away day experience in amongst the very local 2000+ away support. (Warning, as you can expect there are a few choice words from the stands!) Ground Ratings: Atmosphere 4/5: It was an incredible atmosphere with the away fans which was where I was located but the home atmosphere wasn’t up to much so that is why I haven’t given it the 5! Location 2.5/5: From Bristol it is an easy journey but as… Read more »

Doing the 92 league grounds in 92 hours for Children in Need

Andy Matthews, Dan Frost, Robbie Bruce and Andy Hunt fundraising 92 in 92 for children in need

Doing the 92 league grounds is a marathon that will take most a life time to complete. Imagine then trying to do a whistle stop tour of the sacred 92 grounds in just 92 hours! Well that’s exactly what Midlands based quartet Andy Matthews, Dan Frost, Robbie Bruce and Andy Hunt are aiming to do. We caught up with Rob from the group to find out what, why and when… Groundsman: What inspired you to do the 92 in one go? Rob: In 2013, two members of the current team, Andy M & Dan, completed the 20 Premier League grounds… Read more »

Qualifying for Champions League Proper: Arena Națională, Bucharest

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After the Champions League qualification exploits in Macedonia, our search was ever further harder, more teams had been eliminated, and quite a few in the region we were traversing. We spotted that Steaua Bucharest were due to play Partizan Belgrade at the enormous Arena Națională. It wasn’t quite perfect, we would have to shift our expected twenty four hour train journey to Istanbul from Bucharest, but, alas, no problem, we wanted football, and the calendar had been unkind to us twice. The first time was in giving us no domestic football to see in the Moldovan capital, Chisinau, when we… Read more »