Could the Great Wait be over for the Shrimpers?

Recently final approval for Southend United’s long awaited new stadium came through meaning work could start within the next month. We caught up with Jai from the Shrimpers ‘All at Sea Fanzine’ to get his thoughts on a big chapter opening in Southend’s history. The Groundsman: Its been 15 years since the plans were drawn up – do you think they’ll ever come to fruition?! Jai: There have been plans for a new stadium for Southend for almost 30 years now and fans are deeply pessimistic that the current chairman can deliver on his promises. As a club we have… Read more »

Sky Sports Super 6 Round 40

Sky Sports Super 6

Aston Villa 1-0 Southampton I’m torn on this one, Southampton have been very up and down over the last few months struggling for consistency and Villa’s home form in general has been awful. Both sides are missing key players; Benteke for Villa and Rodriguez possibly Boruc still for Saints. Regardless of form if memory serves me correct Saints have a terrible record at Villa Park and i’ll think the home side will sneak a 1-0 win. Cardiff 2-2 Stoke correct result 2 points Stoke have been one of the form sides in the league over the last couple of months… Read more »

We’ve had a face lift…

Hello and thank you for visiting If this is your first visit welcome 🙂 , if you’ve been here before you may notice we’ve had a bit of face lift. The new design is still in progress, if you notice anything up please don’t hesitate to get in touch and let us know. was born from the need of three football lovers to embrace a challenge that not many will achieve, to visit all 92 football league grounds. Of course there is huge debate over what counts, and this website aims to standardise these rules, offer a platform… Read more »

Save the Date – Annual Supporters Summit 2013

Supporters Direct and the Football Supporters’ Federation will hold the Annual Supporters Summit at The Football Association’s National Football Development Centre, St George’s Park, Burton, on 22nd June 2013. The event will welcome fans from around Britain including delegates representing supporters’ clubs and groups across Europe. The full programme for the day is being finalised and will include high profile figures from football, sport, media and politics. The AGM’s of each organisation will be held on the following days: Supporters Direct: 21st June, St. Georges Park Football Supporters Federation: 22nd June, St. Georges Park Attendance, partnership and sponsorship: To enquire… Read more »

This Emirates Stadium: This is not my Beautiful House

Following Highbury topping the poll of our most missed Premier League ground, Arsenal fan Henry Cooke gives his thoughts on the Gunners move from Highbury to the Emirates It grates when I meet those who have met their soul-mate. I cast envious glances at other, more contented couples for I am destined to spend my days with my stunning but dead-eyed companion. Her tastes are refined, her curves are graceful, but I was happier with the girl next door. I was happier at Highbury. The Emirates Stadium never really stood a chance. As a child of N5, I would walk… Read more »

FSF NEWS: Football fans say Twenty’s Plenty for Away Tickets

The Football Supporters’ Federation (FSF) has announced it is launching a campaign which aims to reduce away ticket prices and help make football more affordable. The Score Campaign: Twenty’s Plenty for Away Tickets will be launched with an event in Manchester on Thursday 24th January. Further meetings will be held across the country including one in London on Thursday 31st January. Last week it emerged that Manchester City had returned more than 900 tickets for their trip to Arsenal after fans refused to pay ÂŁ62 to watch their team. The FSF called this a “watershed moment” and said that fans… 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 »

Poll: Old Premier League Grounds

We want to find out which old ground from the 92 you would bring back given the chance, so we’re going to run a few polls to find out and we want you to have your say. We’ll ask you which ground you want to see back from each of the 4 divisions. Each of the 4 table toppers will then go head-to-head to see which ground that is no longer with us you would love to watch just one more game at. Poll results, Old Premier League Grounds: If you could bring back an old ground from the Premier League… Read more »

Interview: We speak to our first 92 club member

Geoff Jackson,’s first official 92 club member speaks to the Groundsman about his journey to do the 92 Football League Grounds. The Groundsman: Hi Geoff, firstly congratulations on completing the 92! Which was your final ground and did you commemorate the occasion? Geoff: My Final ground was the Liberty Stadium for Swansea V Norwich last Feb. To commemorate the occasion my friends at Carlisle United had contacted Swansea and a little note was placed in the programme (right). Norwich striker Grant Holt scored 2 for the Canaries that day, his mum lives directly behind our house. And it was former Carlisle… Read more »

Dan Scanlon takes in St Andrews

After Aldershot was drawn against Fleetwood on the FA Cup second round we decided to look for games in order to make a weekend of it. Luckily enough Birmingham were at home on the Friday against Middlesbrough. Our last attempt to visit St Andrews was an ill-fated affair when we ended up going to Nottingham Forest, despite having tickets for Cardiff v Burnley and Birmingham v Newcastle (both called off). I was really looking forward to this game as St Andrews was a ground I’d always fancied visiting. After dropping our stuff of at the hotel we got a taxi… Read more »