Posts Tagged: championship

92 before 30 – Griffin Park Brentford

Griffin Park Brentford under the floodlights

Blogger Katie recounts a trip to Griffin Park, the home of Championship side Brentford as she continues her journey to reach the 92 club before turning 30. Ground: Griffin Park 62/92 Game: Brentford 1-3 Burnley Date: 15/01/2016 Thoughts on the ground: Brentford’s ground is of course famous for having a pub on every corner. The two times that I’ve been to Griffin Park I haven’t managed to visit one which is a shame. We arrived at the ground with a quarter of an hour to kick off and the two that we walked past were heaving so not sure we… Read more »

A relegation 6 pointer at Craven Cottage

The Cottage Pavilion at Craven Cottage

Blogger pb1uk made his way to the capital to tick Craven Cottage, the home of Fulham FC, off his 92. Bristol City were the visitors in what was the proverbial relegation 6 pointer. Ground: 56/92 Game: Fulham 1-2 Bristol City Date: 14/03/2016 Of the remaining grounds on my 92, Craven Cottage was among those I was most looking forward to ticking off. Being a fan of the more old fashioned traditional ground it certainly didn’t disappoint. After a cold snap over the last few weeks my old man and I were greeted with a hazy sunshine-filled spring day as we… Read more »

Back to Lancashire for a trip to Ewood Park

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Blogger Peter Briers returns to Lancashire for the 3rd time inside 2 months to tick Ewood Park off his 92. Ground: Ewood Park 54/92 Game: Blackburn Rovers 1-1 Brentford Date: 07/11/2015 After years of stagnation of my 92 this year I thought it was about time I made some progress. After my first trip to Lancashire to Turf Moor in October I didn’t realise how close I was being based in the East Midlands. Around 2 hours each way on a good run isn’t too bad to get a new ground. Blackburn was on my radar for this season, however… Read more »

KC Stadium ticked off doing the 92

outside the kc stadium hull humberside

Blogger Michael Pilcher heads to Humberside as Hull entertained Birmingham with both teams chasing down Brighton at the summit of the Championship. Ground: KC Stadium 74/92 Game: Hull City 2-0 Birmingham City Date: 24/10/2015 After two months of no new grounds – nothing ticked off since Sunderland in August – a planned October half-term up North meant I had a chance to get back on the 92 trail. The trouble was, the weekend fell on a wedding anniversary – 7 years and counting – and so serious some bribery was going to be in order. But this required bribery ultimately… Read more »

A hat trick in 4 days at the Riverside Stadium

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On the trail of Championship football, blogger pb1uk heads to Teesside. Middlesbrough was the destination as Boro went in search of a 7th consecutive win in all competitions. Their visitors, fellow Yorkshire side Leeds United. Ground: The Riverside Stadium 52/92 Game: Middlesbrough 3-0 Leeds United Date: 27/09/2015 Thoughts on the ground: After travelling over 350 miles in 4 days I arrived in Middlesbrough ready to tick off my 3rd new ground in said period. With the sun beating down it felt like I’d arrived in Southern Europe for some early Autumn sun rather than alongside the River Tees. Crossing the… Read more »

A Royal appointment at Turf Moor Burnley

turf moor burnley doing the 92

Blogger Peter Briers heads to Lancashire for the second leg of his triple header. Burnley was the destination as unbeaten on the road Reading were in town. Ground: Turf Moor 51/92 Game: Burnley 1-2 Reading Date: 26/09/2015 Thoughts on the ground: Turf Moor is one of grounds left on my 92 that I’d really been looking forward to ticking off, and I wasn’t disappointed. It is one of old style grounds that are a dying breed amongst the 92, sat in the heart of the community as opposed to off a ring road on some industrial estate. I took my… Read more »

92 before 30 – the Madejski Stadium Reading

Reading v cardiff city at the madjeski stadium

Blogger Katie recounts a trip to the Madejski Stadium, the home of Reading as she continues her journey to reach the 92 club before turning 30. Ground: The Madejski Stadium Game: Reading 1-1 Cardiff Date: 04/04/2015 Thoughts on the ground: The Madejski is a purpose built out of town ground with a hotel built into the west stand. There are plenty of shuttle buses just outside the station which take you directly to the ground so it’s easy enough to get to. I find with many modern grounds (and this one is no different) that there doesn’t seem to be… Read more »

The Tricky Trees visit the John Smith’s Stadium

Huddersfield town john smith's stadium

Blogger Peter Briers hits his half century doing the 92, heading to Yorkshire as Huddersfield Town entertained Nottingham Forest. Ground: The John Smith’s Stadium 50/92 Game: Huddersfield Town 1-1 Nottingham Forest Date: 24/09/2015 Thoughts on the ground: I had earmarked the weekend of the 26th/27th to tick a couple of new grounds off my 92. With Middlesbrough’s clash with Leeds at the Riverside on the Sunday and Forest’s trip to Huddersfield on the Saturday completing the double – however my plans were scuppered by the latter being moved forward 48 hours for Sky, which I found ridiculous. I can understand… Read more »