The 92

The 92 is a tradition in the UK where you try and visit all 92 Football league grounds.

The list of 92 actually changes each season, as the bottom 2 in the devision are relegated out of the football league to the National League (used to be called conference). 

I have decided to try and visit all 92 with my oldest son Corey. He will be documenting his thoughts and feelings on his site. and mine below.

Each season the 92 will change, so we will probably do over 100 games.

The Rules

There are no official rules to this challenge, after all its a personal challenge (if your doing it to break a Guinness record, then there are depending on the specific record you are trying to break), but I’ve created our set of rules to follow below.

  • Must be a first team game (men or women)
  • We must attend the full game including being there for kick off and full time
  • Where possible be a Liverpool first team game

Some people mock women’s football, but we enjoy it and the game is getting much better. I think maybe they should have slightly different pitches to men (smaller goals etc) but that’s for a different posts.

Obviously I have been to games without Corey so I will include them in the list below, but not count towards the 92. They will be classed as “other” also grounds not located in England or not first team games will also appear as other.

The Grounds

Anfield

Home of Liverpool FC. Games Attended with Corey Liverpool 3 vs 1 Man Utd (Premier League) Liverpool 5 vs 5 Arsenal (Carabao Cup) Liverpool win 5-4 on Pens
Liverpool Ladies 0 - 1 Everton Ladies (Louise and Carter also attended).

Stadium of Light

Home of Sunderland Attended with both Corey and my dad Loz. Coreys first game and as part of a company I worked for at the time had corporate sponsorship. Sunderland 2 - 2 Liverpool

First team Games without Corey

Anfield

Home of Liverpool FC. Games Attended without Corey. There are quite a few games to list but some of my favourites. Liverpool 4 - 3 Dortmund Liverpool 3 - 0 Man City Liverpool 2 - 3 West Brom (FA Cup first VAR Game trial - had Corporate tickets) Liverpool 1 - 0 Napoli (game we needed to win to get out of the group stages).

Hillsborough Stadium

Home of Sheffield Wednesday My first ever game my dad took me too. 13 JAN 1996 Ian Rush came off the bench to equalise.

Belle Vue

Former Home of Doncaster Rovers Attended several times as a teenager, being a local lad it was easy to get to and the tickets were cheap. Doncaster Rovers at the time was out of the football league.

Keep Moat

Home of Doncaster Rovers Been once of twice since Doncaster Rovers moved grounds. Corey has been, but he was a ball boy for a local under 14 junior match. Hence not counting towards the above.

Old Trafford

Former Home of Manchester United Seen England lose 1-0 to Spain here as well as a few Champions League games. Being a Liverpool fan I had to not be too happy when the opposition scored.

Other Grounds

Welfare Ground

Home of Armthorpe Welfare This is a non league side in our village, we have been several times to watch them play. This was Corey first football game and took several times for him to watch the entire game.

New York Stadium

Home of Rotherham United Again me and Corey have visited, but the game was a Under 17 European Championship. The match was between Netherlands and Italy. The game finished 2-2 and Holland won on Penalties.

Outside of England

Santiago Bernabéu Stadium

Home of Real Madrid Me and Louise was in Madrid for a marketing conference, so when in Rome etc. The game wasn't the most exciting Real Madrid won 2-0 but with Real Madrid won, they had a important champions league a few days later so was the second string team.