Posts Tagged: Colchester United

A trip to Home Park doing the 92 league grounds

Ivor Dewdney award winning Pasty Plymouth blogger Pete continued his quest doing the 92 league grounds heading to the West country. Plymouth was the destination as Argyle looked to continue their impressive run against a Colchester side struggling to find form. Ground: Home Park (65/92) Game: Plymouth Argyle 2-1 Colchester United Date: 29/10/2016 With my parents living in Dorset and myself being based in the East Midlands I’ve been using trips back home to gradually work through the Southern grounds of my 92 with my old man. Clubs down South are spread far more thinly than up North so despite being considered ‘in that neck… Read more »

Interview: We find out about the Stadium Hoppers Football Map

groundhoppers stadium map

Groundsman: For people that are yet to discover you what is the Stadium Hoppers Football Map? Richard: The Stadium Hoppers Map is the only scratch football map… in the world! Essentially it’s a maxi poster for Stadium Hoppers who are looking to complete “The 92” and those looking for a fun visual way to record it… or show it off! The map has all the current Football League stadia as well as the two relegated sides from last year as well as Wembley and The Millennium Stadium. Each stadium is individually drawn and has the club name embedded onto the… Read more »

Sevens up for Dan White at Spotland

Rochdale v Colchester United at Spotland

Blogger Dan White travels to Spotland, the home of Rochdale as relegation threatened Essex outfit Colchester United were the visitors. Ground: Spotland 7/92 Game: Rochdale 2-1 Colchester United Date: 07/03/2015 Thoughts on the ground: I arrived in Rochdale and the first thing I noticed was how dead and quiet it was. I felt like I was on the set of The Walking Dead. Thankfully, after walking into the town centre, I managed to find people, shops and tourist attractions. While wandering around, I got a message on Twitter. Usually I ignore them because it’s either my mom retweeting my movie… Read more »

1 down 91 to go at the Cardiff City Stadium!

Cardiff city v colchester united

We welcome Adam Thurston to our army of groundhopping bloggers. As he starts on his journey doing the 92 league grounds. The first tick off Adam’s list was a trip to South Wales… Ground: The Cardiff City Stadium 1/92 Game: Cardiff City 3-1 Colchester United Date: 02/01/2015 Thoughts on the ground: So it was Cardiff which is where my journey began – a cold (and I mean very cold), Friday night in South Wales to watch a 3rd round FA Cup tie between the Blue Birds and Colchester United. I wasn’t sure what to expect as it was the first… Read more »

Tim Dove ticks off Colchester United’s Weston Homes Community Stadium

Colchester United Weston Homes Community Stadium

Blogger Tim Dove makes his way down to Towie country to tick off Colchester United’s Weston Homes Community Stadium. Ground: Weston Homes Community Stadium 86/92 Game: Colchester United 1-2 Gillingham Date: 26/12/2014 Thoughts on the ground: Having been to the old Layer Road back in 1997 then my visit to the Weston Homes Community Stadium has been long overdue. As this has been a recent and out-of-town ground development then my expectation wasn’t especially high for this one. However, as I drove toward the ground then my hopes were raised as it looked more than ‘just’ an oval bowl. The… Read more »

Colchester hit for 6 at Stadium MK

Outside view of stadium mk milton keynes

Blogger pb1uk reviews the first game of a 2-in-1 weekend, a trip to Stadium MK for the visit of Colchester United. Ground: Stadium MK 47/92 Game: Milton Keynes Dons 6-0 Colchester United Date: 29/11/2014 I wasn’t too sure what to expect when visiting Stadium MK. I had heard mixed reports of the ground including a lot of negativity, but I went with clear head to form my own opinions. Needless to say it in was stark contrast to my previous visit to the town, seeing a game against Yeovil Town at the National Hockey Stadium. I was greatly impressed with… Read more »