June 12, 2015

Doing the 92

OK so I have a different take on “Doing the 92” than most people. Firstly I believe it is more than 92, as we need to count the teams that come up and go down through the leagues over the years and those that our teams have played in cups and pre-season friendlies, so we’re talking about 140 – 150 and we keep adding to it. Yes it makes the task harder, but it’s not fair to include only the “current 92” as next season, this will change, and the season before, and the season after. On a personal level I’m going to count a ground of every team that has been in the top four divisions in the English League since the day I was born (1979/1980 season) and every team that my team AFC Bournemouth has played in that period. The club is enough, multiple grounds doesn’t matter, so you get your point for Swansea City at either the Vetch Field or the Liberty Stadium.

Ulster Cherry at Turf Moor, Burnley away.

Ulster Cherry at Turf Moor, Burnley away.

 

My dream is to be able to complete every team as a (5) in my scoring system with my own club AFC Bournemouth. Here is a list of every English and Welsh league club who play in the English system. I have graded this in the following way:

* This list is still being updated.

It’s a five point scale for each team, and each of the five qualifies as one point:

(0) – Nothing, never been to the stadium.
(1) – Never been to their stadium but seen AFC Bournemouth play them at home.
(2) – Been to their stadium but didn’t watch a match.
(3) – Been to their stadium, watched a match there but not AFC Bournemouth.
(4) – Been to their stadium, watched AFC Bournemouth┬áplay a match there.
(5) – Been to their stadium watched AFC Bournemouth play them home and away.

So you get a point each for these:
1 point – Watching that team play in any stadium
1 point – Visiting their stadium for a tour/look but not watching a match
1 point – Watching that team play AFC Bournemouth at Dean Court
1 point – Watching that team play AFC Bournemouth at their stadium
1 point – Watching that team play AFC Bournemouth home and away

All matches are included in this – from pre-season friendly to FA Cup to League Cup, as long as it is a proper first team match and I attended. Reserve matches do not count. Those teams in bold means I have seen them play live.

Accrington Stanley FC (1)
AFC Bournemouth – Dean Court (5)
AFC Wimbledon (2)
Aldershot Town FC (5)
Alphington FC (2)

Alton Town FC (1)
Arsenal FC – Highbury/ Ashburton Grove (1)
Aston Villa FC – Villa Park (0)
Barnet FC – Underhill (2)
Barnsley FC (1)
Barrow (1)

Bath City FC (2)
Birmingham City FC (3)

Blackburn Rovers FC (3)
Blackpool FC (1)
Blyth Spartans (1)
Bolton Wanderers (0)
Bournemouth FC – Victoria Park (2)
Bradford City FC (1)
Braintree Town FC (1)
Brentford FC (5)

Brighton and Hove Albion (1)
Bristol City FC (4)
Bristol Rovers FC (5)
Bromley FC (0)
Burnley FC – Turf Moor (4)
Burton Albion FC (0)
Bury FC – Gigg Lane (4)
Cambridge United FC (1)
Cardiff City FC (1)

Carlisle United FC (5)
Charlton Atheltic FC (2)
Chelsea FC (1)
Cheltenham Town FC (4)
Chesterfield (1)
Chester City FC (1)
Colchester United FC – Layer Road (5)
Colchester United FC – Cuckoo Farm (1)

Coventry City FC (0)
Crawley Town FC (0)
Crewe Alexandra FC (1)
Crystal Palace FC (0)
Dagenham and Redbridge FC (1)
Darlington FC (1)
Dartford FC (1)
Derby County FC (0)
Doncaster Rovers FC (4)
Dorchester Town FC (1)
Dover Athletic (0)
Droylsden (1)
Eastleigh FC (3)

Everton FC (3)
Exeter City FC (1)
Fleetwood Town FC (0)
Fulham FC (1)
Forest Green Rovers (1)
Gateshead (0)
Gillingham FC (5)
Grimsby Town FC (1)
Hamworthy Rec (0)
Hartlepool United FC (1)
Huddersfield Town FC (1)
Hull City FC (1)
Ipswich Town FC (1)
Kidderminster Harriers (0)
Liverpool FC – Anfield Road (4)
Leeds United FC – Elland Road (2)
Leicester City FC – Filbert Street (1)
Leicester City FC – Walkers Stadium (1)
Leyton Orient FC (5)
Lincoln City FC (1)

Luton Town FC (1)
Macclesfield Town FC (1)
Manchester City FC – Maine Road/City of Manchester Stadium (3)
Manchester United FC – Old Trafford (4) *
Mansfield Town FC (1)
Millwall FC (5)
Milton Keynes FC (1)
Morecambe (1)
Newcastle United FC (1)
Newport County (0)
Northampton Town FC (1)
Norwich City FC (1)
Nottingham Forest FC (5)
Nottingham County FC (2)
Oldham Athletic FC (1)

Oxford United FC (2)
Peterborough Town FC (1)
Plymouth Argyle (0)
Poole Town FC (2)
Portland United FC (2)
Port Vale FC (0)

Portsmouth FC (4)
Preston North End FC (3)
Queen’s Park Rangers FC (4)
Reading FC (1)
Rochdale (2)
Rotherham United (2)
Rushden and Diamonds (0)

Scum FC (1)
Scunthorpe United (0)
Sheffield FC (0)
Sheffield United FC – Brammall Lane (0)
Sheffield Wednesday FC – Hillsborough (5)
Shrewsbury Town FC (2)

Southend United FC – Roots Hall (5)
Stevenage Borough FC (0)
Stoke City FC (0)
Sunderland AFC (2)
Swansea City AFC – Vetch Field/The Liberty Stadium (5)
Swindon Town (1)
Tamworth (1)
Torquay United FC (4)
Tottenham Hotspur FC (4)
Tranmere Rovers FC (1)
Walsall FC (2)
Watford FC (2)
West Bromwich Albion FC (2)
West Ham United FC (1)
Weymouth FC (2)
Wigan Athletic FC (0)
Woking (0)
Wolverhampton Wanderers FC (0)
Wrexham AFC (1)
Wycombe Wanderers (1)
Yeovil Town FC (5)
York City FC (0)

Other Stadiums in England and Wales:

Millennium Stadium (4) **
Wembley (3)

* I have been to Old Trafford to watch Northern Ireland play a match.
** I have been to the Millennium Stadium to watch Northern Ireland play a match.

As of 15th September 2015, Ulster Cherry has:

  • Visited 43 football grounds in England and Wales
  • Watched 92 different English or Welsh football clubs live (including non-league)
  • Visited 39 stadiums that have hosted League football in the top 4 divisons
  • Watched 82 different English or Welsh League clubs live
  • Watched AFC Bournemouth live in three divisions home, away and in all cups (Division Two, Three, Four)

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