Posts Tagged: 92 club

From St James’ Park to St James’ Park doing the 92

Photo in the centre circle at St James Park Exeter after completing the 92

Lifelong Newcastle fan and the92.net blogger Colin Harrison reports back on making the mammoth journey from the North East to the South West to complete his 92. The day had arrived for me to complete my tour of the 92 grounds. From my first ever match as a schoolboy, watching my beloved Newcastle United at St James Park to the other St James Park, Exeter. It wasn’t my 92nd league ground though but my 109th. One night in our local, we were discussing the journey to which my mate David said he would drive us all to Exeter in his… Read more »

Blogger Michael Pilcher reflects on his journey doing the 92

Ticking off Fratton Park doing the 92

8 April 2017 is a date that will always hold special significance for the92.net blogger Michael Pilcher. A scorching hot day that felt more like mid-July than early April at the Hive was where Michael completed his journey to join the sacred 92 club. With over 30 blogs sharing his experiences it feels like we’ve been right there with him on the final third of his quest. We caught up with Michael to take a look back and reflect… Groundsman: Firstly congratulations on completing the 92! Which was your final ground and how did you commemorate the occasion? Michael: Thank… Read more »

Father and Son complete the 92

Completing the 92 at the Amex Stadium

We all know that completing the 92 in vast the majority of cases is a culmination of years if not a life time’s commitment. Imagine then sharing that moment with your dad. That’s what happened for Stoke City fan James Knowles and his dad Thomas. Groundsman: Firstly congratulations to you both on completing the 92! Which was your final ground and how did you commemorate the occasion? James: Brighton & Hove Albion’s Amex Stadium. We were in the away end with friends of ours who support Sheffield Wednesday, but we left with a huge soft spot for the home side…. Read more »

We speak to the 9th member of our 92 club!

Jason completing the 92 at the London Stadium

2017 started in style for ground hopper Jason Lintern. The Crystal Palace and Bristol Rovers fan completed the 92, a journey that for many will take a lifetime, well before reaching 30! We caught up with Jason to find out more about his journey doing the 92. Groundsman: Firstly congratulations on completing the 92! Which was your final ground and did you commemorate the occasion? Jason: Thanks! West Ham’s new ground, the London Stadium was my final one. I just celebrated on the day with a few beers with friends, but i’m looking to get a ’92’ themed tattoo later… Read more »

Andrew Leeder’s Roots to the 92 – Part 3 of 3

ndrew (right), his mate Harvey (left) with Derek Spence, former Southend United and Northern Ireland international, who did the foreword for the book, in the middle, when Andrew meet up in a pub before Andrew's 92nd game at Blackpool in April 2016.

The final installment of Andrew Leeder’s “Roots to the 92” is here today. We thank Andrew Leeer for his time on this three parter, and remember readers, we also have a competion to enter! The achievement of doing the 92 can be completed in many ways. Some tackle it as a sprint, such as Ed Wood, aiming to complete the 92 (93) league grounds in a World Record Time. Sometimes it takes decades, such as with Southend United fan Andrew Leeder, author of the book “Roots to the 92” (get it, Roots, Roots Hall, home to Southend United, Roots to… Read more »

Andrew Leeder’s Roots to the 92 – Part 2 of 3

Leyton Orient's ground.

The achievement of doing the 92 can be completed in many ways. Some tackle it as a sprint, such as Ed Wood, aiming to complete the 92 (93) league grounds in a World Record Time. Sometimes it takes decades, such as with Southend United fan Andrew Leeder, author of the book “Roots to the 92” (get it, Roots, Roots Hall, home to Southend United, Roots to the 92…). In Andrew’s book, he details his experiences of the reaching 92 league grounds, confirming something all ground hoppers seem to love – The predictability of the unpredictable! We chatted to Andrew about his… Read more »

Andrew Leeder’s Roots to the 92 – Part 1 of 3

ndrew (right), his mate Harvey (left) with Derek Spence, former Southend United and Northern Ireland international, who did the foreword for the book, in the middle, when Andrew meet up in a pub before Andrew's 92nd game at Blackpool in April 2016.

The achievement of doing the 92 can be completed in many ways. Some tackle it as a sprint, such as Ed Wood, aiming to complete the 92 (93) league grounds in a World Record Time. Sometimes it takes decades, such as with Southend United fan Andrew Leeder, author of the book “Roots to the 92” (get it, Roots, Roots Hall, home to Southend United, Roots to the 92…). In Andrew’s book, he details his experiences of the reaching 92 league grounds, confirming something all ground hoppers seem to love. The predictability of the unpredictable! We chatted to Andrew about his experiences and… Read more »

David Watkins join the 92 club

Colchester Weston Homes Community stadium pitch

If you follow us on Twitter you will no doubt have seen a few tweets from David Watkins over the past year. The Leeds fan has put his time to good use popping up at grounds all over the country in the last 12 months to get his 92 finished. We caught up with David to find out more about his journey. Groundsman: Firstly congratulations on completing the 92! Which was your final ground and did you commemorate the occasion? David: Thank you! My final ground was Roots Hall for the League One game between Southend United and Crewe Alexandra…. Read more »