Posts Tagged: doing the 92

A Football Groundhoppers Christmas gift guide

christmas tree

With Christmas fast approaching we take you through a selection of the best groundhopping gifts that you can put on your list to the Big Man in the red… Stadium Hoppers scratch map ⚽️🎁👀FOOTBALL FAN? OR JUST LOOKING FOR THAT PERFECT CHRISTMAS GIFT?! 👀⚽️🎁 — Stadium Hoppers (@StadiumHoppers) November 18, 2017 A staple for any groundhoppers’ man cave is the Stadium Hoppers scratch map. The new 2017/18 edition features all the current England and Wales 92 football league clubs, Wembley Stadium, Millennium Stadium as well as several of the most popular stadiums that have recently left the Football League…. Read more »

Planning a big finale?

Plymouth Argyle and Southampton FC match day programmes from the 1980s

‘Doing the 92…’ it has a bit of a ring to it doesn’t it? I was seven years old when my dad took me to my nearest, and first, league ground to see Plymouth Argyle v Swindon Town on Boxing Day 1981. Home Park was rather more terraced than it is today and my only recollection is the referee falling over after giving a free kick, funny what you remember isn’t it? Fast-forward 18 months and I am stood in my house wearing a full Southampton FC kit, a ‘bribe’ by my parents to make our move from Sunny Salcombe… Read more »

92 Clubs, 92 Designs, 92 Days

Dinkit 92 editions print - Barnet FC the bees

If like us you love the 92 and you’re a big fan of Instagram, then earlier this year you may have come across the ’92 editions’ project. The brain child of talented designer Matt Berry, the project was a challenge to himself to post designs based on one of the 92 clubs in the league on Instagram every day for 92 days. We caught up with Matt to find out how the project came about and his plans for the future… Groundsman: We thoroughly enjoyed your ’92 editions’ project on Instagram – how did the idea come about? Matt Berry:… Read more »

How to do the 92 in 189 days

Ed Wood breaking the record from doing the 92 league grounds plus Berwick at Rochdale

In February Ed Wood completed a remarkable journey to reclaim a World Record he lost 22 years previously. The Derby fan travelled the length and breadth of country doing the 92 league grounds (+ Berwick Rangers) in just 189 days! We caught up with Ed to find out just how he did it, the stories from his travels and the big question…would he do it again… Groundsman: Firstly, congratulations on completing your journey and setting a new Guinness World Record! How did you feel at end of it: elated, proud, exhausted or just relieved? Ed: Cheers! I felt exhausted on… 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 »

Your highlights doing the 92 in 2016

view towards the Howard Kendall Gwladys Street End at goodison park

As 2016 drew to a close we wanted to hear about your year doing the 92. We had a fantastic response to the tweet and below have assembled a collection of some of your replies. If you missed it at the time do let us know how your quest to join the 92 got on in 2016. Thanks to everyone who got in touch with us over the course of 2016. We wish you the best of luck in your ground hopping travels in the New Year and be sure to let us know how you get on. Tell us… Read more »

6 top tips to tick grounds off your 92 league grounds checklist

football league tickets from mccoys cofounder and blogger Pete shares 6 tips for helping you to tick grounds off your 92 league grounds checklist. 1. Keep an eye on the early rounds of the Cup competitions The domestic cup competitions are a great way to tick grounds off your 92, especially the early ties. The first couple of rounds of games in the EFL Cup and EFL Trophy (JPT, Checkatrade or whatever it’s called!?) are midweek in the first few months of the season and the majority of clubs slash ticket prices for these. As a fan this can often to throw up the… Read more »