Posts Tagged: championship

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 »

A thriller at Elland Road doing the 92

Pre-match Leeds v Norwich at Elland Road

Blogger Ben Thompson continues to make tracks on his 92 as the season nears conclusion. The Gills fan was in Yorkshire this time and shares his thought on a thriller at Elland Road. Ground 76/92: Elland Road Leeds United 3-3 Norwich City 29/04/2017 Thoughts about the ground A really nice ground, I was hugely impressed. I didn’t have much time to go around the ground as I got to Leeds with only about 15 minutes to kick off, but what I did see outside was impressive. I was disappointed with my view as I had a pole in the way,… Read more »

4 places you must visit when ticking St James’ Park off your 92

Chinatown arch Newcastle

Blogger and the92.net co-founder Pete reports back on a trip to the North East. Taking full advantage of the Easter football bonanza Newcastle was the first stop of a 2in1 weekend doing the 92. Ground: St James’ Park (73/92) Game: Newcastle United 1-1 Leeds United Date: 14/04/2017 Last summer when I was planning the assault on my 92 over the 16/17 season, Easter was a weekend earmarked as a 2-in-1 opportunity. With games from the top 4 divisions of English football split over 4 days including a double round of EFL action, it was the perfect chance to get 2… Read more »

Chasing the play-offs at the New York Stadium

The New York Stadium Rotherham in the sunshine

Please welcome Fulham season ticket holder Dan to the92.net blog! Dan continued to make inroads into double figures of his 92 and shares his thoughts on a trip to Rotherham’s New York Stadium. Ground 11/92: The New York Stadium Rotherham United 0-1 Fulham 01/04/2017 Your thoughts about the ground It was an interesting stadium, neither myself nor my sister were able to work out from the outside which way round the pitch was, as all the stands appeared to be the same length. Upon entering, the first thing we noticed was how steep the seats were. This meant that despite… Read more »

Second time lucky at the Amex Stadium

The Amex Stadium Falmer Brighton

Blogger and the92.net co-founder Pete made his second trip down to Sussex this year hoping this time to be able to get to the American Express Community Stadium. Ground: The American Express Community Stadium (68/92) Game: Brighton & Hove Albion 1-1 Aston Villa Date: 18/11/2016 Second time lucky The Amex Stadium was proving a difficult obstacle to overcome on my 92 given its location of being a considerable distance from both my own home and my parents’ place. Once or twice previously it was earmarked for a trip that didn’t come to fruition, however last season it was very much… Read more »

The AESSEAL New York Stadium Reviewed

AESSEAL New York Stadium Rotherham

Chasing down the holy grail of the 92 club blogger Michael Pilcher is on a mission this season. The Gills fan reduced his remaining total to single figures with a trip to Yorkshire to the home of Rotherham United. Find out what he thought of his match day experience… Ground: AESSEAL New York Stadium (83/92) Game: Rotherham United 0 – 1 Reading Date: 22/10/2016 Rotherham United’s New York stadium (so-called as it’s built on the site of a foundry that made New York’s distinctive fire hydrants) has been in my sights for a good while. Having been to University in… Read more »

Adam Thurston groundhop at the Cardiff City Stadium

Adam Thurston video blog from the Cardiff City Stadium Leeds United

Vlogger Adam Thurston heads to the Welsh capital at Leeds were in Town. In the away end with mate Matt the groundhopper from Bristol gets the full away day experience in amongst the very local 2000+ away support. (Warning, as you can expect there are a few choice words from the stands!) Ground Ratings: Atmosphere 4/5: It was an incredible atmosphere with the away fans which was where I was located but the home atmosphere wasn’t up to much so that is why I haven’t given it the 5! Location 2.5/5: From Bristol it is an easy journey but as… Read more »

The season kicks off with a thriller at the City Ground

city ground view from the river trent

Having chalked the Olympic Stadium off his 92 already blogger Michael Pilcher wasted no time securing a brace as the Football League returned. The East Midlands was the destination as Burton Albion started their maiden season in the Championship making the short trip to former European Champions Nottingham Forest. Ground: City Ground (78/92) Game: Nottingham Forest 4 – 3 Burton Albion Date: 06/08/2016 I’d always had a bit of a soft spot for Nottingham Forest, I think mainly because their club badge ‘shiny’ in the Premier League ’95 sticker album always looked so glorious; the side that finished 3rd that… Read more »