Spurs move a step closer to leaving White Hart Lane

Manchester United away at Spurs White Hart Lane 2012 by http://www.the92.net/user-profile?user=30#.U8I8kI1dVU8

Tottenham received a major boost this week with the news that work on their proposed new 58000 seater stadium can begin. The approval from the government now means that 95% of the planned development has given the green light and if all goes to plan Spurs should be kicking off the 2017/18 season in their new home. So it looks like we could have another new edition to the 92 league grounds. Spurs fans are you in favour of the new stadium or would you have preferred the club stay to redevelop and expand White Hart Lane? Let us know… Read more »

World Cup 2014 Blog Three: The Rhythm of Rio

The Maracana in a sunset tone.

In part 3 of his World Cup 2014 blog Moss heads to Rio. The World Cup 2014 has been lambasted for it’s poor effort to support Brazil, a developing country, with it’s infrastructure programs. The two biggest cities with a combined population of 20 million individuals, although neither the capital, have no rail connection, despite being a relatively close 420km apart. Our group of seven assumed escape velocity from the concrete swamp of Sao Paulo and raced into luscious countryside, however none of us witnessed this due to drowning in slumber. Upon occasionally waking, I admired the freshness of seeing… Read more »

World Cup 2014 Blog Two: Landing with a bump

Michael Moss Sao Paulo World Cup 2014

the92.net co-founder and global groundhopper Michael Moss in the second of a series of blogs looking back at his time in Brazil, World Cup 2014. Bleary eyed, tired and hungry, after my 15 hour flight into Sao Paulo, host city for the 2014 World Cup, for the opening ceremony, I dragged myself through the airport, following the masses to the exit signs. I suddenly descended a staircase into a hall of chaos. This was the clearing hall, and pandemonium was the only rule. The queue snaked throughout the hall (large enough for a 7-a-side game), single file, to a line… Read more »

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

Cheltenham town fc wembley league 2 play off final 2012

Since our last blog on the issue the clubs have voiced opposition to the FA’s plans to introduce a new League 3 to aid the fortunes of the England team. After such a lame performance at this summers World Cup no doubt the issue won’t be dead in the water. To find out a bit more about how it could affect the supporters of the clubs we catch up with exiled Scotsman and Cheltenham Town fan Dave Nelson. Groundsman: Initially, what are your thoughts on the FA’s proposal to bring in B teams to the lower leagues? Dave: When I… Read more »

Oldham’s Boundary Park to be SportsDirect.com Park

Today Oldham Athletic have revealed a 5 year sponsorship deal with retail giant Sports Direct and kit manufacturer Sondico. As part of the agreement Boundary Park will be know as SportsDirect.com Park, in addition to SportsDirect.com Park adorning the front of the Latics new Sondico kit. Mike Ashley’s company will also operate a 2000 square foot club shop in the new north stand. You can keep up with the work on the clubs Official Twitter feed @OfficialOAFC. Have you crossed Boundary Park off your 92? If you have please rate your visit with us as we try and find the… Read more »

England World Cup Analysis – Round Pegs in Round Holes Please Roy!

Emile Heskey England Shirt World Cup 2010

England’s first 90 minutes at the 2014 is complete and already we are staring down the barrel of an early plane home. Pre-match there was much cause for optimism. ‘Whipping boys’ Costa Rica had upset Uruguay coming from behind to take a 3-1 victory, the group was up for grabs, but despite a more encouraging performance than in recent tournaments it was ultimately the same result again a well organised Italian side who ruthlessly exploited our weaknesses. So where did it go wrong? Now the majority of fans think they know better and I may give that impression but obviously… Read more »

World Cup 2014 Blog One : Into the Unknown

moss's World Cup itinerary

the92.net co-founder and global groundhopper Michael Moss touches base on his first blog from the World Cup 2014 in Brazil The planet Earth, our World, does a complete orbit of the life giving star, the Sun, in 365.25 days, meaning that every four years we have to incorporate an extended February to catch up with the true orbit of our planet. Every four years, an event occurs that causes much of the World to stop, or at least slow down. That is the World Cup, and for 2014, it is in Brazil, the country who have taken the World Cup… Read more »

Ninian Stand Development Continues at the Cardiff City Stadium

There is no let up for the summer at the Cardiff City Stadium as the club crack on with the redevelopment of the Ninian Stand. The renovations that add a second tier and concourse area will increase the grounds attendance to around 33,000. The rush is on for the Blue Birds though as there is a strict deadline in the place. The 5,000 new seats and corporate hospitality areas need to be completed by 12th August for the arrival of the likes of Cristiano Ronaldo and Gareth Bale for the 2014 UEFA Super Cup Final between Champions League winners Real… Read more »

New Stand at Oldham’s Boundary Park Progresses

You may have noticed if you’d been there over the past few months or indeed seen a bare touchline on the Football League show that at Boundary Park the club were making some renovations to their North Stand. As the summer progresses the structure is really starting to take shape. The building work signals the first in a number of development phases at what has been the Oldham’s home for well over a century. The North stand is the main stand at Boundary Park and the new model will hold two and half thousand fans in addition to a supporters… Read more »

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 »