Posts Tagged: League 2

A trip to Blundell Park doing the 92

View from the Young's Upper to the Humber Estuary

Blogger pb1uk reports back from the Lincolnshire coast as newly promoted Grimsby Town continued to settle back into life in League 2 against Crewe. Ground: Blundell Park (62/92) Game: Grimsby Town 0-2 Crewe Alexandra Date: 17/09/2016 After the National League Play-off Final in May I was delighted that Grimsby Town had finally made it back to the Football League. That’s nothing against Forest Green, but a trip to the coast and a ground with the character of Blundell Park is perfect fodder for any groundhopper. With a 100 mile trip from my base in the East Midlands I was determined… Read more »

Second time lucky at Brunton Park

terrace at carlisle united ground brunton park

Blogger Michael Pilcher continues to make inroads into his 92 this season. After a previous failed attempt it was second time lucky as he made the trip to Carlisle… Ground: Brunton Park (80/92) Game: Carlisle United 1 – 0 Plymouth Argyle Date: 13/08/2016 For years I was under the impression Carlisle was a lot further away than it actually was. It’s only ten miles from the Scottish border which is why I’d got it into my head Carlisle was going to be a mission to get to, it always looked so far away on the maps. It was only after… Read more »

Going Down-ton the Abbey Stadium

the main stand at the cambs glass stadium

With the new season underway blogger pb1uk sets about continuing his journey towards the 92 club with a trip to Cambridgeshire. Ground: Abbey Stadium (Cambs Glass Stadium) (59/92) Game: Cambridge United 1-1 Barnet Date: 06/08/2016   For the first time in a number of years the ups and downs from the Football League didn’t effect the number of grounds left to do on my 92. Enter stage left West Ham. The Hammer’s move from Upton Park saw a ground chalked off my list and put me back down to 58. Wanting to make this up as soon as possible an… Read more »

Whaddon Road returns to the 92 at the first time of asking

Cheltenham town fc world of smile stadium

For the majority of clubs that fall out of the Football League a return is often a tall order, especially in the first season. Step forward Cheltenham Town, who under the wise stewardship of Gary Johnson bounced back in some style. Ahead of the start of the season we caught up with blogger and Robins fan Mark Halliwell. GM: Promotion at the first time of asking is no mean feat, just how good a job has Gary Johnson done? Mark: A fantastic job. He came in with seven games left of the relegation season with no hope of keeping us… Read more »

Blundell Park Returns to the 92

Grimsby Town Blundell Park

After a number of painstaking play off campaigns Grimsby Town finally made a return to the Football League in May. The Mariners victory over Forest Green at Wembley Stadium saw Blundell Park take its place back in the 92. We caught up with Tony from Cod Almighty, the independent Grimsby Town FC fanzine to talk promotion, non-league and what fans visiting North East Lincolnshire this season can expect. The Groundsman: It was fourth time lucky in the play offs, how did it feel to finally get up after being so close for the last 3 seasons? Tony: Curiously flat after the… Read more »

A trip South West to St James’ Park Exeter

terrace at exeter city st james' park

Blogger Peter Briers made the trip to the South West for a festive fixture as Exeter City welcomed AFC Wimbledon. Ground: St James’ Park 55/92 Game: Exeter City 0-2 AFC Wimbledon Date: 28/12/2015 Of the remaining 38 grounds on my 92 Exeter’s St James’ Park was one the places I was most looking forward to ticking off. In an era were all seater stadia are the norm I was realising the chance to experience the largest terraced stand in the top 4 divisions of English football; the Big Bank. I wasn’t disappointed. The stand, which sits behind the goal has… Read more »

Revisiting Meadow Lane doing the 92

looking towards the Kop at meadow lane home of the magpies notts county

Blogger and Glovers fan pb1uk headed to the home of Notts County as Yeovil made the journey from the West Country to the East Midlands. Ground: Meadow Lane (Revisiting) Still 52/92 Game: Notts County 2-0 Yeovil Town Date: 19/10/2015 Thoughts on the ground: Being a Glovers exile living in the East Midlands, Notts County is the away game I look for first on the fixture list. Living almost 200 miles from Huish Park, being able to hop on a train to make the 9 mile journey to see my team play is somewhat of a luxury. Despite winning on the… Read more »

The Glovers head to Fratton Park, Portsmouth

away fans entrance at fratton park portsmouth

Two years ago, two teams were separated by 2 divisions, now following a rapid decline, Yeovil find themselves not only in the same division as Portsmouth, but at opposite ends of the table. Yeovil fan Ollie Marsh made his way to Fratton Park with the Glovers faithful, hoping for revival in the clubs fortunes. Ground: Fratton Park Game: Portsmouth 0-0 Yeovil Town Date: 03/10/2015 There aren’t many football clubs in England that can boast playing at the same ground for over a century, but Fratton Park has been home to Portsmouth since 1898. Therefore, it shouldn’t be surprising that the… Read more »