Posts Tagged: League 2

An offer not to be refused at Meadow Lane

The Jimmy Sirrell Stand at Meadow Lane Notts County

With just a trio of grounds left to tick off his 92 blogger Michael Pilcher heard Notts County’s call for a 12th man. Under new ownership and management the Pies were eager for a bumper crowd for a relegation 6 pointer and had an offer to boot to entice the fans back to Meadow Lane… Ground 90/92: Meadow Lane Notts County 2 – 1 Cheltenham Town 11/02/2017 Back in August I ticked the City Ground off my 92, and had to walk straight past neighbouring Meadow Lane en route to Forest from the train station. It was still on my ‘to do’… 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 »

On to Orient’s Matchroom Stadium (Brisbane Road)

The East Stand at Brisbane Road, which was once part of the Mitcham Greyhound Stadium

Blogger and the92.net co-founder Pete completed a hat trick of 2-in-1 weekends heading into the East side of the nations capital… Ground: The Matchroom Stadium (Brisbane Road) (69/92) Game: Leyton Orient 1-2 Blackpool Date: 19/11/2016 After ticking the Amex Stadium off the night before, to complete the 2-in-1 on the way back up North Leyton Orient was our next destination. We left the B&B in Keymer set up for the day after a cracking homemade breakfast and made the trip to Woolwich Arsenal station which took just under an hour and a half. On my rare forays into the capital… Read more »

Michael Pilcher ticks off Blundell Park

Blundell Park from the railway bridge

Eager to reach the magical 92 mark before the seasons end Blogger Michael Pilcher was heading North again. Blundell Park was the destination as the Gills fan took the opportunity to join some travelling Exeter fans on the journey to Cleethorpes. Ground 88/92: Blundell Park, Grimsby Grimsby Town 0 – 3 Exeter City 14/01/2017 There was something about Grimsby that had previously put me off going. Maybe it was it’s reputation; maybe it was the name; maybe it was just the prospect of a 4 to 5 hour trip up the East coast. The closest I came to visiting before… Read more »

One step closer to the 92 club at Victoria Park

main entrance at Victoria Park Hartlepool

Blogger Michael Pilcher made the longest trip left on his 92 venturing to the North East. In part 1 of a 2-in-1 weekend the groundhopper from Kent’s first stop was Hartlepool. Ground 86/92: Victoria Park, Hartlepool Game: Hartlepool United 0 – 1 Grimsby Town Date: 07/01/2017 With Middlesbrough and Hartlepool lying 280 and 290 miles respectively from my Kent home, I really needed a 2-in-1 weekend to get them both done. They looked prime targets for being ticked off over the 14th/15th April Easter weekend, what with that being the only time they were scheduled to play at home on… Read more »

From the Toon to Cleethorpes

Colin Harrison ticks off Blundell Park doing the 92 league grounds

I’m sure you’ll join us in welcoming Colin Harrison to the92.net blog. The avid Newcastle fan has been a long time follower of @the92dotnet and makes his blogging debut reviewing a trip to Cleethorpes… Ground 68/92: Blundell Park Game: Grimsby Town 2-2 Barnet Date: 12/11/2016 When you are a Newcastle United season ticket holder, most grounds are quite some distance away. Add this to the fact my quest to complete the 92 has to revolve around my beloved ‘Toon’. So, as it was an international break I planned a trip to Grimsby, as it was the shortest trip of the… Read more »

70 mark doing the 92 hit at the Lamex Stadium

East Terrace at the Lamex Stadium (Broadhall Way) Stevenage

Blogger and the92.net co-founder Pete headed South to tick a final ground off doing the 92 for the year. Ground: The Lamex Stadium (Broadhall Way) (70/92) Game: Stevenage 3-4 Doncaster Rovers Date: 03/12/2016 Starting the season on 58/92 I set myself a target of hitting 70 before the end of 2016 (apologies if I may have mentioned this once or twice before on Twitter!) With 12 new grounds to chalk off in a little under 5 months with work and family commitments I knew planning was key. Thanks to a hat trick of 2-in-1 weekends and an understanding wife, with… Read more »

A trip to Home Park doing the 92 league grounds

Ivor Dewdney award winning Pasty Plymouth

the92.net blogger Pete continued his quest doing the 92 league grounds heading to the West country. Plymouth was the destination as Argyle looked to continue their impressive run against a Colchester side struggling to find form. Ground: Home Park (65/92) Game: Plymouth Argyle 2-1 Colchester United Date: 29/10/2016 With my parents living in Dorset and myself being based in the East Midlands I’ve been using trips back home to gradually work through the Southern grounds of my 92 with my old man. Clubs down South are spread far more thinly than up North so despite being considered ‘in that neck… Read more »