Posts Tagged: League 2

The Pilgrimage to Brunton Park, Carlisle

Hughie McIlmoyle loiters outside Brunton Park, home to Carlisle United

The two founders of the92.net visited one of the fabled slogs of the 92 with a day trip to Carlisle. Carlisle hosted Yeovil in a League Two clash, where football most certainly wasn’t the winner Follow author Michael on Twitter here. The Pilgrimage Brunton Park, Carlisle. Home to one of the most remote grounds in the 92. For many clubs in the football league, the away trip to Carlisle is the longest they’ll have to make. When the fixture list computer is unkind, a dreaded ‘away to Carlisle United on a Tuesday’ can be the most daunting thing to see… Read more »

From St James’ Park to St James’ Park doing the 92

Photo in the centre circle at St James Park Exeter after completing the 92

Lifelong Newcastle fan and the92.net blogger Colin Harrison reports back on making the mammoth journey from the North East to the South West to complete his 92. The day had arrived for me to complete my tour of the 92 grounds. From my first ever match as a schoolboy, watching my beloved Newcastle United at St James Park to the other St James Park, Exeter. It wasn’t my 92nd league ground though but my 109th. One night in our local, we were discussing the journey to which my mate David said he would drive us all to Exeter in his… Read more »

A Green Day at the New Lawn

Main Stand at the New Lawn home of Vegan outfit Forest Green Rovers

Newcastle fan Colin Harrison took another step towards the 92 club with a trip to the New Lawn, home of the first Vegan Football Club in the Football League. On Monday evening I recieved a text message which contained three words. Those words were ‘Forest Green Saturday’. The text was from my referee mate David Webb, who is helping me achieve my goal of reaching ‘The 92 Club’. As I had agreed to work on the Saturday in question, I had two people who I needed to persuade. The first was a colleague to cover my shift. The second, but… Read more »

History is made at the New Lawn

Barnet celebrate equalising at Forest Green Rovers

Blogger and the92.net co-founder Pete was in good company heading down to Gloucestershire. The New Lawn was the venue as Forest Green Rovers playing their first game in the Football League. Ground: The New Lawn (76/92) Game: Forest Green Rovers 2-2 Barnet Date: 05/08/2017 In what is fast becoming a family a ritual my Dad and I looked for a new ground we could tick off on the opening day of the season. With him based on the South coast and myself in the East Midlands we examined the fixture list for a convenient meeting point; this year’s destination would… Read more »

Another Sky reschedule puts Kenilworth Road insight

On the pitch at Kenilworth Road doing the 92 club challenge

Many fans bemoan the number of games moved for TV coverage in the modern game. However for those seeking to join the 92 club it can present many an opportunity. With Newcastle being box office in the Championship this year it has presented season ticket holder Colin Harrison with a number of free Saturday afternoons… Ground 77/92: Kenilworth Road Game: Luton Town 2-1 Notts County Date: 22/04/2017 With Newcastle United’s match at home to Preston moved to the Monday night, it gave me a free Saturday and a possibility to tick off another ground in my quest for ‘The 92’…. Read more »

Completing doing the 92 at the Hive Stadium

Basking in the glory of The Hive and completing my 92

It was a big day for blogger Michael Pilcher in North London. The Gills fan from Kent made the trip to the Hive Stadium in what turned out to be a very special day… Ground 92/92: The Hive, Barnet Barnet 0 – 1 Luton Town 08/04/2017 This was it: time for the big one. A journey that started in August 1995 at Priestfield, a casual hobby that turned into an obsession about six years ago, was now about to culminate with a trip to Harrow (or possibly Edgware; certainly not Barnet). Just shy of 24,000 miles; eight ‘lost’ grounds; 280-ish… Read more »

International Break at the Abbey Stadium

Away end at the Abbey Stadium, Cambridge United

International break, check. The Toon not playing, check. A chance to tick off a new ground, check. Blogger and Newcastle fan Colin took full advantage to reach 3/4 of a century. Ground 75/92: Cambs Glass Stadium (Abbey Stadium) Game: Cambridge United 0-0 Stevenage Date: 25/03/2017 As it was the international break for the top two divisions, including my beloved Newcastle United, I decided this was the perfect time to tick off another ground. The usual text message to my mates asking if they fancied ‘a random’ wasn’t received as well as expected; hardly surprising as it’s only me who’s interested… Read more »

91 down 1 to go at the One Call Stadium!

Billy Kee steps up to take a penalty for Accrington away at Mansfield

It was 91 down 1 to go for the92.net regular Michael Pilcher at the One Call Stadium. The Gills fan picked an 8 goal thriller to chalk off his 91st ground leaving plenty of time to reach the 92 for the first time this season. Ground 91/92: One Call Stadium Mansfield Town 4 – 4 Accrington Stanley 14/02/2017 Ah, Mansfield. I was slightly annoyed when they got promoted in 2012/13, only because they’re in a kind of “no-man’s land” for me – not near my home in Kent (184 miles) nor near my in-laws in Preston (103 miles). It was… Read more »