Posts Tagged: doing the 92

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 »

Ed Wood sets out to break the World Record for Doing the 92 (93)

Ed Wood Guinness World record attempt doing the 92 in aid of Prostate cancer UK

For most of us doing the 92 league grounds is a challenge that takes years, decades, even a life time. Now imagine completing the 92 well within a year…for the second time! Well imagine no more, that is what Ed Wood from Derby is setting out to do and in World Record time! We caught up with Ed to find out what, why and how… Groundsman: How long did the 92 take last time and how much quicker do you need to do it to reclaim the record? Ed: The original record was set at 264 days by Mike Jones… Read more »

Chris O’Keeffe joins the 92 club!

leeds elland road

It must be that time of year. Without having a new 92 club member for a while, we now have a much welcomed glut! With over 200 grounds to his name we caught up with Leeds United fan and groundhopper Chris O’Keeffe 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? Chris: My final ground was Plymouth Argyle’s Home Park on 27 February 2016 against Notts County (1-0). Due to it being a 10 hour, 588 miles round trip drive from… Read more »

the 92 club – Andrew Chapman’s Journey!

Andrew with his son at Ewood Park

Today we catch up with Andrew Chapman, a passionate Plymouth fan who helps to run their Greens on Screen fan page, which is partially endorsed directly by the club.  On his journey into the realms of the 92 club, and where he learnt his love of football through is late dad, and is now passing on his love of football to a new generation. Groundsman: Firstly, congratulations on completing the 92!!! Which was your final ground and how did you mark the occasion? Andrew: Broadfield Stadium, home to Crawley Town took me to the 92. It was actually my team Plymouth’s second… Read more »

Cycling to the ’92’ and beyond

leeds united elland road

We all know that doing the 92 is a massive challenge. Forgetting the match the travelling is the journey. It is what takes the real effort and commitment. Now imagine doing this largely under your own steam! We caught up with Leisure Cyclist Steven Rittey to find more about his groundhopping exploits… Groundsman: Ticking off all 92 grounds in itself is a daunting challenge, but cycling to them must have been monumental! The first question has to be why? Steven: To be honest, I am still not sure why! I wanted to visit all of the grounds in the football… Read more »

Tim Dove flies into the 92 club

Cherry Red Records stadium the home of afc wimbledon

We catch up with the92.net blog veteran Tim Dove to reflect on his successful journey to join the 92 club. Groundsman: Firstly congratulations on completing the 92! Which was your final ground and did you commemorate the occasion? Tim: Thanks! Brunton Park on 26/09/2015. The league match was Carlisle United vs Newport County. I celebrated the occasion by having drinks and a meal with the friends that I watched the game with. Groundsman: What was the first ground you ticked off your list? Tim: City Ground on 14/02/1987. The match was Nottingham Forest vs West Ham United in the old… Read more »