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 »

Sky Sports Super 6 Round 43

Sky Sports Super 6

Cardiff 0-4 Chelsea correct result 2 points I can’t see past Chelsea for this one. With Cardiff down and out i can see them capitulating at home. Chelsea have been solid at the back for the most part and I can see them really going to town here throwing off the shackles 4-0. Fulham 1-2 Crystal Palace With nothing to play for Palace pulled out one of the results of the season coming from 3 down against Liverpool. With Fulham already down it will be interesting to see how the home side play this one, i can see them blooding… 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 »

Sky Sports Super 6 Round 42

Sky Sports Super 6

Aston Villa 1-1 Hull With a cup final round the corner people thought Hulls players would have had one eye on it, they might have, but they showed at Craven Cottage they won’t roll over and with Long and Jelavic ineligible they have nothing to save themselves for. Villa have been terrible recently and are under even more pressure after a dismal showing in Wales. I think they’ll put in a better performance but will share the spoils 1-1. Manchester United 3-2 Sunderland United will be gunning to avenge the League Cup semi final defeat to the Black Cats and… Read more »

Fergie’s Fault, Moyes Out – Invisible Investment – Part 2 of 3

The United end for the 2011 Champions League Final

In the second of his three part series Red Devil’s excile Michael Moss speaks about the recent goings ons at Old Trafford; Invisible Investment. After that May crazy night in Moscow, rumours were rife that Ronaldo wanted a transfer to Real Madrid. The media were obsessed by it, but it came to nothing. Record signing Dimitar Berbatov joined with minutes to go on transfer deadline day. Promising full backs, Fabio and Rafael, the soon to be sold Tosic and De Laet from Stoke also joined the ranks. However, the biggest Portuguese star to departe Old Trafford was Ferguson’s assistant,… 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 »

Sky Sports Super 6 Round 41

Sky Sports Super 6

Fulham 2-0 Hull Fulham have shown real signs of some fight since winning at Villa Park and their run in on paper gives them a great chance of survival. Hull haven’t managed a single point on the road since battering Cardiff 0-4 two months ago. I fancy Fulham to take this one 2-0. Stoke 1-3 Tottenham correct result 2 points Following their toothless thrashing at Anfield Spurs seem to have found their shooting boots, hitting the back of the net 11 times in the 3 subsequent matches. Stoke have been on a decent run of form themselves, I think Spurs… Read more »

Fergie’s Fault, Moyes Out – The Glazer Invasion – Part 1 of 3

Luhzniki Stadium before the Final in 2008

In the first of a three part series co-founder Michael Moss speaks about the recent goings ons at Old Trafford; Fergie’s Fault, Moyes Out – The Glazer Invasion David Moyes is no longer manager of Manchester United. It was a rather sharp, yet predictable exit. In truth the demise of Manchester United started debatably many years ago, not with the appointment of David Moyes, however, the sheer class between arguably the best manager that ever lived and Moyes was too much to cover the cracks that Ferguson had been papering over for a number of years previously. The aim… Read more »