Ground Review: A Hammer at The New Den

The famous railway bridge on the way to The New Den.

West Ham United fan Louis Maughan visits a ground and club he should loathe visiting. But as ground hoppers, and supporters on the march to doing the 92, we have to make adjustments. Read Louis’s experience about his visit to The New Den. Ground: The New Den (18/92) Game: Millwall v Bolton Wanderers Date: 12/8/2017 How a Hammer Hates As a West Ham fan, I’ve been conditioned to dislike three clubs above all others. I’m fairly familiar with Spurs, as I live in North East London. I haven’t been to Chelsea yet but due to their success, in recent times,… Read more »

Fantasy Football – Week Zero – Where everyone is The Tinkerman

Alan Partridge stole an unfair advantage with his team selection.

Fantasy Football We welcome Richard Beaumont to the92.net, who will bring a wealth of Fantasy Football experience and know how to you. Having either won or been in and around the Champions League positions for several years, in a plethora of different leagues, we feel his knowledge will be a welcome addition to our football coverage. Have you joined the92.net league? Our code is 37014-93203. Kick Off With the Premier League kicking off in less than 24 hours, I am on the hunt for the must have players of 2017/18, whilst keeping my eye out for the underground bargain buy… Read more »

History is made at the New Lawn

Barnet celebrate equalising at Forest Green Rovers

Blogger and the92.net co-founder Pete was in good company heading down to Gloucestershire. The New Lawn was the venue as Forest Green Rovers playing their first game in the Football League. Ground: The New Lawn (76/92) Game: Forest Green Rovers 2-2 Barnet Date: 05/08/2017 In what is fast becoming a family a ritual my Dad and I looked for a new ground we could tick off on the opening day of the season. With him based on the South coast and myself in the East Midlands we examined the fixture list for a convenient meeting point; this year’s destination would… Read more »

The New Lawn has lost it’s 92 cherry

The New Lawn is a new edition to doing the 92. The little club on the hill enters the league, despite several close calls in previous seasons. Maybe most famously known as the eco-friendly club, and first vegan football club in the UK. We are excited to welcome a new experience to the 92. We caught up with supporter, volunteer, reporter, match day program contributor and author, Chirs Gardner. Groundsman: Welcome, after 128 years, to the Football League! Despite going close several times recently in the National League play-offs, what was it like to finally clinch promotion? Chris: Incredible and… Read more »

A taste of what to expect at the Pirelli Stadium this season

Away terrace at the Pirelli Stadium

Blogger Josh Green brings to a close his packed pre-season schedule at the Pirelli Stadium. The Posh supporter gives fans a taste of what to expect when visiting the home of the Brewers this season… With the Football League season almost upon us, Burton Albion took on local rivals Leicester City at the Pirelli Stadium. I had not visited the home of the Brewers since March, and with plenty of new recruits arriving in Staffordshire I had plenty to look forward to on my return. The 6912 capacity stadium saw almost 5000 spectators come through the turnstiles in the final… Read more »

7 keys points you need to know about Shrewsbury’s safe standing initiative

Mock up of how the safe standing installation at Shrewsbury Town will look

This week saw the safe standing/rail seating movement in England and Wales take a huge step forward in Shropshire. League One side Shrewsbury Town went live with their initiative to fan-fund the first safe standing installation in the 92. Being long standing advocates of the concept we went along to the launch evening at the Montgomery Waters Meadow Stadium to find out more. During the presentations fans and media heard from the key players in the project and had opportunities to ask questions. It was refreshing to hear club CEO Brian Caldwell speak about how they had listened to the… Read more »

Sincil Bank makes a welcome return to the 92 league grounds

Lincoln cathedral visible over the back of the Stacey West Stand Sincil Bank

Sincil Bank will always hold a special place in the heart of the92.net, being the first ground we (the founders) ticked off together after the idea for the website was born. After 6 years outside the Football League Lincoln made a somewhat unexpected return taking the National League Championship crown in a memorable season which included an FA Cup quarter final appearance. We caught up with Gary from the Stacey West blog to find out what fans can expect at Sincil Bank this season and how the Imps will fair… Groundsman: Last season must have been a whirlwind of emotion,… 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 »