Posts Tagged: Reading

The AESSEAL New York Stadium Reviewed

AESSEAL New York Stadium Rotherham

Chasing down the holy grail of the 92 club blogger Michael Pilcher is on a mission this season. The Gills fan reduced his remaining total to single figures with a trip to Yorkshire to the home of Rotherham United. Find out what he thought of his match day experience… Ground: AESSEAL New York Stadium (83/92) Game: Rotherham United 0 – 1 Reading Date: 22/10/2016 Rotherham United’s New York stadium (so-called as it’s built on the site of a foundry that made New York’s distinctive fire hydrants) has been in my sights for a good while. Having been to University in… Read more »

A Royal appointment at Turf Moor Burnley

turf moor burnley doing the 92

Blogger Peter Briers heads to Lancashire for the second leg of his triple header. Burnley was the destination as unbeaten on the road Reading were in town. Ground: Turf Moor 51/92 Game: Burnley 1-2 Reading Date: 26/09/2015 Thoughts on the ground: Turf Moor is one of grounds left on my 92 that I’d really been looking forward to ticking off, and I wasn’t disappointed. It is one of old style grounds that are a dying breed amongst the 92, sat in the heart of the community as opposed to off a ring road on some industrial estate. I took my… Read more »

92 before 30 – the Madejski Stadium Reading

Reading FC Madjeski Stadium selfie

Blogger Katie recounts a trip to the Madejski Stadium, the home of Reading as she continues her journey to reach the 92 club before turning 30. Ground: The Madejski Stadium Game: Reading 1-1 Cardiff Date: 04/04/2015 Thoughts on the ground: The Madejski is a purpose built out of town ground with a hotel built into the west stand. There are plenty of shuttle buses just outside the station which take you directly to the ground so it’s easy enough to get to. I find with many modern grounds (and this one is no different) that there doesn’t seem to be… Read more »

2 steps closer to the 92 club within a few hours!

iPro Stadium Derby County v Nottingham Forest

Blogger and co-founder pb1uk recalls a memorable day groundhopping moving 2 rungs up the 92 club ladder within an hour of one another. My dad and I used to go on sporting holidays in my teens, we’d stay at relatives in the midlands (we live down south) and take in as many games as we could within 10 days at the start of the season. We had been to a fair few Reading games in the 2001/02 season, as a family friend was a season ticket holder. The Royals secured promotion and they started the new season in the… Read more »

Dan White Heads to the John Smith’s Stadium

Huddersfield town v Reading fc in the Championship

Blogger Dan White recalls a below par trip to Huddersfield’s John Smith’s Stadium. Ground: John Smith’s Stadium 4/92 Game: Huddersfield Town 0-1 Reading Date: 03/01/2015 Thoughts on the ground: Upon arriving at the ground, I couldn’t help but notice that the ground is based next to a golf driving range. Jokingly, I thought that if the game was dull, I could always practise my golf skills. And just like Doncaster, none of the security at the ground decided to check my bag. So when I sat down in my seat to take a few photos of the players warming up,… Read more »