Posts Tagged: FA Cup

Double Header: Doing the 92 – Bloomfield Road

Kidderminster Harriers set several purple flares off at the start of the game.

Blogger Michael Moss follows up a double header to an eventful visit to Valley Parade with a trip along the M62 to Bloomfield Road, where Blackpool hosted non-league Kidderminster Harriers in the FA cup. Rememberance the Bradford Fire Disaster Sunday had a sombre start, as we prepared for our visit to Bloomfield Road. Blackpool were hosting non-league Kidderminster Harriers, with the potential of another cupset. Before leaving Bradford, we darted back to the stadium to get some snaps of the ground. Specifically the memorial to those 56 souls that tragically lost their lives on May 11th 1985 in the Bradford… Read more »

Double Header: Doing the 92 – Valley Parade

The open ended huge Main Stand

Blogger and the92.net co-founder Michael reviews a rare rendez-vous with co-founder Pete with a Cup weekend double. We start at Valley Parade hosting Bradford versus Accrington Stanley. Ground: Valley Parade Game: Bradford City vs Accrington Stanley Date: 05th November 2016 (Fireworks Night) The founders of the92.dotnet It had been a while. Maybe five years. Two fanatical football fans, split by geography, conjoined by a love of football stadia, hadn’t gone to a new ground, together, for almost five years. Those two fans are Pete and I, co-founders of the92.net. Pete has been on the charm offensive, smashing in grounds across… Read more »

Five to go at the Riverside Stadium

ayresome park gates at the riverside stadium middlesbrough

Blogger Michael Pilcher took advantage of the FA Cup scheduling to tick off the furthest ground left on his 92. The Riverside Stadium was the destination in the second part of a 2-in-1 weekend doing the 92 leaving just 5 grounds to go. Ground 87/92: Riverside Stadium, Middlesbrough Middlesbrough 3 – 0 Sheffield Wednesday 8th January 2017 Part 2 of my footballing 2-in-1 weekend was a trip to Middlesbrough’s Riverside (Part 1 for those interested is here). A Premier Inn in Stockton-on-Tees was my base for Saturday night – a very modern Premier Inn it was too, excellent value as… Read more »

Taking advantage of a free Saturday to tick off the Proact Stadium

chesterfield fc's ground, the proact stadium

Now i’m sure every football fan at sometime has had their own beef with Sky Sports. However there are occasions, especially for those of us doing the 92 league grounds, where it can work in our favour. That was the case for Newcastle fan Colin Harrison who took full advantage of free Saturday afternoon… Ground 69/92: Proact Stadium Game: Chesterfield 0-5 Wycombe Wanderers Date: 03/12/2016 With my beloved Newcastle United being robbed by some poor refereeing at Forest on the Friday night, I had found myself with a spare Saturday to tick off another ground. Three of us jumped into… Read more »

Will the FA Cup be heading to the Emirates or Villa Park?

Looking towards the Holte End at Villa Park

With the Premier League title in the bag for Chelsea the last remaining piece of Silverware up for grabs is the FA Cup, but where will it be heading? Arsenal are bidding to retain the trophy after overcoming Hull City in last years final. It they triumph again they will become the first side to win back-to-back since Chelsea 5 years ago and will also take their total haul of FA Cups to 12 and Arsene Wenger’s personal collection to 6. The Gunners go into the final in a fine vein of form not having lost in the Barclays Premier… Read more »

Tim Dove ticks the Abbey Stadium off his 92

South stand and floodflight at the Abbey Stadium the home of Cambridge United

Blogger Tim Dove heads to the Abbey Stadium as he enters the final furlong of doing the 92 league grounds. Ground: The Abbey Stadium 83/92 Game: Cambridge United 1-0 Fleetwood Town Date: 08/11/2014 Thoughts on the ground: Having gained re-entry to the Football League and ‘the 92’ in May 2014 after a 9 year absence this first round FA Cup tie provided an opportunity to attend the Abbey Stadium, home to Cambridge United. Having allowed ample journey time to avoid Cambridge traffic congestion an early arrival allowed me to easily find nearby street parking within a two minute walk to… Read more »

A seven goal thriller in the FA Cup at Vale Park

The Railway stand at Vale Park the home of Port Vale

Blogger Peter Briers takes in the FA Cup first round tie between Port Vale and Milton Keynes Dons at Vale Park to reach the halfway point of his 92. Ground: Vale Park 46/92 Game: Port Vale 3-4 MK Dons Date: 08/11/2014 With the build up to the first round of the FA Cup greater than i have ever experienced i really felt i wanted to be part of it. I must say the BBC are making a terrific job of the FA Cup coverage thus far, giving the competition the exposure and prominence it fully deserves. Looking down the fixtures… Read more »