Guest Blog: A guide to Spotland

Rochdale fan and aspiring football writer Bryan Cowin gives us his insight into Spotland, the home of the Dale. The home of Rochdale A.F.C. is located 12.5miles out of Manchester city centre. It has been the home of The Dale since 1907, when it was known as ST Clements Playing Fields after a previous Rochdale Town went out of business. Spotland is shared by Rochdale Hornets Rugby League Club. Spotland has been selected as a venue for the 2013 Rugby League World Cup. Spotland will host the vital clash Fiji v Ireland. This will be the first Rochdale has staged… Read more »

Guest blog: Guide to Goodison Park

Evertonian Bryan Cowin shares his advice on the Good of Goodison Park. The home of Everton F.C. is located just 3 miles out of the city centre and is separated from their local rivals by only a park. It has been the home of The Toffee’s since 1892 after they were kicked out of Anfield over rent issues. Goodison is an old dilapidated stadium, and although has had improvements over the years it does need some more. Goodison Park is the home of a few first’s, it was the first to have a scoreboard in England, to have dugouts in… Read more »

2,012 Miles to Euro 2012: Part 1

the92.net regular Michael Moss relays back about his exploits at Euro 2012 “Once every two years a football lovers summer is saved by either the World Cup or the Euro’s. The wall charts are acquired, the panini sticker album with complimentary packs of stickers are discounted with vouchers from the Mirror. Bliss. No, I am not going to do the garden/fix that fence/cook dinner/iron, the Switzerland vs Ukraine game is on in ten. This summer was different. I was going east on a pilgrimage… not to Mecca, but to Poland and Ukraine for Euro 2012. The planning was more than… Read more »

A closer look at the City Ground

Set on the banks of the Trent, neighbouring the famous Trent Bridge Cricket Ground and Meadow Lane, the home of local rivals Notts County, the City Ground is one footballs greatest locations. Whilst the ground has been home to the Reds for over 100 years, redevelopment in the 1990’s means that the facilities are fairly modern, that is with the exception of the Main Stand which looks tired and old fashioned. Although modernised, the stadium has lost none of it’s character and retains the feel of a classic English football league stadium. Much of the character is gained by the… Read more »

We want you…

At the92.net there’s only so much the 3 of us can do. We’re based in the East Midlands and are at varying stages in our journey to do the 92. We want the92 to provide the best tips and advice from those that know best….you! We want to know your insights on anything to do with your teams ground or a ground you have visited, be it a cracking pub with great beer/ale, a short cut to the ground, the best place to sit for atmosphere, literally anything you want to share with your fellow fans let the groundsman know!… Read more »

Introducing the92.net

Hello, and welcome to the92.net! This website 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. It’s an ambitious mission, one that will take a lifetime not a season but it’s one that over the years we would like to move closer to achieving. We agreed to start the journey whilst arranging to see an FA Cup third round tie in the 2010/11 season. Why not? We were all free on a weekend of FA Cup football, why not take in a game somewhere… Read more »