Posts Tagged: League 1

Plan B Stadium MK

MK Dons v Bradford City in League 1 at Stadium MK

An international break can only mean 1 thing for Newcastle United fan Colin Harrison; a chance to chalk another ground off the list doing the 92… An email from Virgin Trains with the offer of cheap first class travel ignited an idea to tick off a ground in the capital and allow me to enjoy the journey instead of a four hour drive each way. I persuaded my trusty side-kick Paul to come along too. We decided on the international break weekend of October 7th and duly booked up the train in order to visit Charlton Athletic and tick off… Read more »

92 before 30 – Stadium MK home of MK Dons

Stadium Mk the home of MK Dons

Blogger Katie recounts a trip to Stadium MK, the home of League One side MK Dons as she continues her journey to reach the 92 club before turning 30. Ground: Stadium MK (71/92) Game: MK Dons 0-3 Sheffield United Date: 22/04/2017 Thoughts about the ground Stadium MK is about 2 miles out of Milton Keynes centre so I hopped on a bus outside the train station to navigate the roundabouts for me. Everything at the train station is brilliantly signposted and there are 3 or 4 buses which take you right past the ground so you’re never waiting too long… Read more »

Fours up at Bramall Lane

The Kop at Bramall Lane the home of Sheffield United

Tonight we welcome ground hopping blogger Sean Hines to our blog. Sean is in the early stages of his journey doing the 92 and shares his experiences of ground number 4, a trip to Yorkshire to Bramall Lane… Ground 4/92: Bramall Lane Sheffield United 2 v 0 Millwall 28/03/2017 Your thoughts about the ground The ground was fantastic, tough to believe such a ground could belong to a side in League One. Definitely made me feel that Sheffield United are a club heading in the right direction. The infrastructure is there for the club to progress and Bramall Lane certainly… Read more »

Two Countries, Two Matches, Two Days.

In the dugout at the Memorial Stadium

Newcastle fan Colin Harrison continued to make strides towards the magical 92 club again taking advantage of some TV scheduling. A pain to many but ideal for those doing the 92 first stop Wales… DAY ONE Ground 73/92: Rodney Parade Game: Newport County 0-0 Doncaster Rovers Date: 10/02/2017 Newport County’s Rodney Parade was a ground I was going to leave till late in my quest to do the 92 as I fear they may be one team to fall through the trapdoor into Non-League. However, when I spotted their game against Doncaster Rovers had been moved to a Friday night… Read more »

A step closer to the 92 club at Valley Parade

Main entrance at Bradford City FC

Blogger Michael Pilcher edged a ground closer to the magical 92 club with a trip to Yorkshire. Ground 89/92: Valley Parade Bradford City 2 – 2 Gillingham 04/02/2017 My eldest daughter (6, going on 16) was disappointed that our run of games & grounds together this season ended when I went solo to a few matches during January. Her last ground had been Rodney Parade in December, a majorly disappointing visit – the match was abandoned at half-time, we both got absolutely drenched, and we got lost trying to find the train station – and yet weirdly that experience hasn’t… Read more »

Ticking Boundary Park off the list

Back of the Main Stand at Boundary Park the home of Oldham Athletic

Blogger and the92.net co-founder Pete was on the 92 trail for first time in 2017. Greater Manchester was the destination as Bradford City made the trip down the road to face Oldham Athletic. Ground: Boundary Park (Sports Direct.com Park) (71/92) Game: Oldham Athletic 1-2 Bradford City Date: 28/01/2017 Approaching the final 20 doing the 92 even the closest grounds left are now into 3 figures for mileage each way. One of the shortest left was a 208-mile round trip to Oldham’s ground; SportsDirect.com Park or to give it its ‘proper’ name Boundary Park. When it rains it pours With heavy… Read more »

Bury’s Gigg Lane reviewed

The Les Hart Stand at Gigg Lane, Bury

A League 1 fixture on a Monday night may have raised eyebrows for many, but not for those doing the 92 league grounds. For those faithful disciples chasing down the holy grail of the 92 club it was an ideal opportunity to chalk another ground off the list. That’s exactly what the92.net regular Michael Pilcher did to leave just 8 grounds on his 92. Ground: Gigg Lane (84/92) Game: Bury 0 – 2 Bolton Wanderers Date: 24/10/2016 Being a Gillingham fan I had slowly worked my way through most of League One, with the Gills now in their fourth successive… Read more »

A family affair at the ABAX Stadium

Peterborough United v Swindon Town league 1 2016

Blogger Michael Pilcher sets the standard for parents doing the 92 combining a great day out that’s light on the wallet with another tick off the list. Read and learn… Ground 81/92: ABAX Stadium, Peterborough Peterborough United 2 – 2 Swindon Town 3rd September 2016 After my successful experiment of taking my five-year-old twin daughters to Priestfield for the EFL Trophy in midweek, they had already asked “Can we go to football again on Saturday?” Most parents might have been tempted to fob them off with a standard “Maybe” or “We’ll see” to keep them at bay, perhaps hoping they’d… Read more »