Over 30 players have had the honour, or perhaps the tenacity, to play for both Barcelona and Real Madrid in their career with varying levels of success. Sometimes the moves have been made years apart and sometimes they have been direct either way, the player has often been despised by the club he played for first. […]
Funny Fantasy Football League names Nov 27, 2020
Fantasy football is wonderful – you can play in leagues involving thousands of players, compete against friends and family, and even build your own teams too. On that note, we’ve witnessed some pretty creative and quite funny fantasy football league names over the years. After all, although there can be large cash prizes on offer, […]
Top 5 Wold Cup upsets Nov 12, 2020
Over the years the World Cup has produced plenty of upsets from way back in 1938 when Cuba beat Romania 2-1 all the way through to Germany’s 1-0 defeat at the hands of Mexico in 2018. Our list of the top 5 World Cup upsets contains matches that many of you will have seen and […]
The Premier League’s own goal kings Oct 12, 2020
Plenty of football fans claim not to enjoy an own goal as much as a regular one or even confess sorrow for the unfortunate player that puts through his own net, but we all know the truth. Schadenfreude – pleasure derived by someone from another person’s misfortune. I’m not sure the Germans had own goals in mind […]
The Cult Heroes of Manchester City Oct 12, 2020
Every club has its cult heroes, players that the fans loved, created chants for, and reminisce about long after their time at the club has come to an end. These players aren’t always the best players to have played for your club and can often be a one-season wonder or someone that simply left a […]
The Premier League is part and parcel of football fan’s lives all over the world and has been entertaining us for the best part of 30-years, but do you know how the globally adored league materialised? During the 1980s there was a lot of talk of an English ‘super league‘ in which only the elite clubs […]
Premier League ever-presents Everton are due to leave their current home, Goodison Park, in 2023 for a brand new state of the art stadium based at the Bramley-Moore Dock in Vauxhall, Liverpool. The new stadium, yet to be built, is planned to hold over 52,000 spectators which is a big upgrade on Goodison park’s current […]
England’s most capped starting eleven Oct 07, 2020
Goalkeeper Peter Shilton Caps: 125 Shilton, the most capped England international to date, made his debut against East Germany in 1970. The shot-stoppers’ England career spanned 20-years, ending in 1990 against Italy. Despite playing in the second tier of English football, Shilton was handed his England debut by Alf Ramsey who had recognised the youngster’s […]
Top 5 One-Club Players in Premier League History Sep 08, 2020
One-club players are something of a rarity in the Premier League which is driven by mammoth transfer fees and weekly wages that amount to more than most people make in a year
Top 10 Biggest Stadiums in the World Jul 11, 2020
There are several aspects of football that make it a beautiful game with billions of followers around the world. One of them will be the size and breadth of football stadiums in different parts of the world. As with the most popular sports, it is not a surprise that the game demands big stadiums so that incredible memories can be created. Yet, there are some stadiums that manage to overwhelm others in their size and magnitude. The top 10 football stadiums in the world are:
Our Top Five Awaydays Do You Agree? Jun 17, 2020
These in my opinion are the top 5 awaydays of the current Premier and Football Leagues. Is your club listed?
New Southend United Stadium Gets Green Light Apr 03, 2020
After reaching an agreement with the local Council, Southend United can proceed to the next stage to build a new 14,000 capacity stadium.
Millwall Den Expansion Plans Apr 02, 2020
Millwall have announced ambitious plans to transform the Den and expand capacity to 34,000.
Watford Consider Building A New Stadium Mar 10, 2020
Watford FC considers moving away from Vicarage Road to a new purpose-built 30,000 stadium.
Portsmouth To Extend Milton End Mar 05, 2020
Portsmouth have submitted plans to extend the Milton End, including 400 seats and more spectator facilities. This will also involve extending the roof area.
21 years after the Lorne Sreet Stand was opened in 1999, the Club will finally install 1,500 seats in the lower tier this Summer. This will fill an empty area, left since it was built. Thit has been made possible by Vale fan and pop idol Robbie Williams.
Brighton To Increase Amex Stadium Capacity Feb 26, 2020
Brighton & Hove Albion have applied for planning permission to increase the capacity of the Amex Stadium to 32,000.
Peterborough United To Move To New Stadium Feb 22, 2020
Peterborough United have announced that they have reached an agreement with Peterborough City Council to build a new stadium, within 3 years.
Manchester United Apply For Safe Standing Area Feb 11, 2020
Manchester United have announced that they are to seek permission to create a new safe standing at area at Old Trafford.
West Ham United To Install Seats Closer To The Pitch Feb 04, 2020
West Ham United have announced that they are to install lower tier seating at the London Stadium, that are closer to the pitch.
Lincoln City have had approval from the local council to expand Sincil Bank by around 1450 seats.
New Luton Town Stadium Plans Receive Go-Ahead Jan 07, 2020
Luton Town are now able to proceed with their plans to build a new stadium after no further appeals against the decision were received before the council deadline.
Everton Seek Planning Permission For New Stadium Dec 31, 2019
Everton have now submitted plans to build a new 52,000 capacity stadium at Bramley Dock.
Nottingham Forest Submit Plans For New Main Stand Dec 26, 2019
The Club have announced that they have submitted plans to the local council, which they hope will be approved to allow them to build a new 10,000 seated stand to replace the current Peter Taylor (Main) Stand on one side of the City Ground. Work could start at the end of this current season.
New Forest Green Stadium Plans Approved Dec 19, 2019
Stroud District Council have given outline planning permission to build a new 5,000 capacity stadium for Forest Green Rovers FC. The new eco-friendly stadium is to be located near to Junction 13 of the M5.
Brentford New Stadium Update Dec 03, 2019
Take a look at how the new Brentford Stadium is progressing in West London, as it looks to be completed for the start of next season.
The Grandstand Plymouth On Schedule To Open Jan 1st Nov 14, 2019
The refurbished Mayflower Grandstand at Home Park Plymouth is on schedule to re-open on January 1st 2020.
Anfield Expansion Set To Be Bigger Than Expected Aug 02, 2019
Liverpool are set to allow their permit for a planning application for a 4,000 seat expansion to the Anfield Road stand to expire, as bigger plans are in the pipeline.
Coventry City To Groundshare With Birmingham City Jun 17, 2019
Coventry City have confirmed that they are to leave the Ricoh Arena and instead groundshare with Birmingham City at St Andrews for the 2019/20 season.
New Forest Green Stadium Plans Approved Jun 13, 2019
Stroud District Council have approved plans to build a new 5,000 capacity stadium for Forest Green Rovers FC. The new eco-friendly stadium is to be located near to Junction 13 of the M5.
After announcing last month that the Club were to become the first club to install new seating with safety barriers at an existing Premier League ground, work has commenced at Molineux.
Could the Champions League Finalists one day see the Champions League Final played at the new Tottenham Hotspur Stadium?
New Sydney FC Stadium May 21, 2019
The plans for the new stadium to be built for Australian team Sydney FC, look a little different to your normal bowl design. However, Sydney FC will need to groundshare with three other different venues whilst it is being built!
Everton are to progress to Stage 2 of their new Bramley Moore Docks Stadium plans with a second public consultation this summer, including what will happen to Goodison Park.
Our friends at Football Weekends Magazine are planning a groundhopping trip to the beautiful Stockholm in Sweden this July. Why not join them?
Let Us Know The Food & Drink Prices At Your Ground Apr 18, 2019
Help keep this Guide up to date by letting me know the current prices of Food & Drink inside your ground. For each set of prices received you will be entered into a draw to win one of five copies of the new Fans Guide Football Grounds Book which will be published for the start of the 2019/20 season!
Verdict On The New Tottenham Hotspur Stadium Apr 02, 2019
See what we think of the new Tottenham Hotspur Stadium after the Football Ground Guide visited it for the first match test event.
Nottingham Forest To Build New 10,000 Capacity Stand Feb 28, 2019
The Club have announced that they are to seek planning permission to build a new 10,000 seated stand to replace the current Peter Taylor (Main) Stand on one side of the City Ground.
Wolves Plan To Expand Molineux To 50,000 Capacity Feb 19, 2019
Wolverhampton Wanderers have made it known that they are looking to increase the capacity of Molineux to 46,000 over the next few years.
Tottenham Hotspur have announced that they plan to play their first match at their new stadium in early April.
Luton Town New Stadium Plans Approved Jan 17, 2019
Luton Borough Council has approved plans for the Luton Town FC to build a new 17,500 capacity stadium.
West Ham Get Agreement To Raise Capacity To 60,000 Nov 19, 2018
West Ham United have reached an agreement with their landlords to sell a further 3,000 tickets per game.
Dulwich Hamlet To Return Home Oct 29, 2018
Dulwich Hamlet FC are to return to their Champion Hill ground after reaching an agreement with the local Council and ground owners.
Win A Signed Copy Of Lifted Over The Turnstiles Oct 04, 2018
Win a signed copy of Lifted Over The Turnstiles. A great book, depicting Scottish Football Grounds in years gone by. Written by Steve Finan.
Scottish FA To Stay At Hampden Park Sep 11, 2018
The Scottish FA have announced that they are to remain at Hampden Park.
Tottenham Announce New Stadium Test Event Aug 13, 2018
Tottenham Hotspur have announced that they are to hold a test event for supporters at the new stadium on Sunday December 16th. This may indicate that the new stadium may open in January 2019.
Accrington Stanley Demolish Whinney Hill Stand May 24, 2018
Accrington Stanley have this week demolished the Whinney Hill Stand in preparation for the construction of a new 1500 capacity stand.
New Chelsea Stamford Bridge Stadium Moves Forward Mar 28, 2018
Media reports suggest that the Club have come to agreement with local property owners, to allow the new stadium plans to move forward.
When Promotion Can Result In Being Relegated Twice? Mar 01, 2018
That could be the prospect facing Sutton United or Bromley this season. As due to league rules if either side were gain promotion to the Football League, not only would they be relegated back to the National League, but then the National League would further demote them again to National League South.
New Aberdeen Stadium – Construction To Start In June Feb 09, 2018
The building of a new stadium and academy for Aberdeen Football Club will begin this June. The new 20,000 capacity stadium will be built at Kingsford to the west of Aberdeen, will be part of a wider regeneration scheme costing £50m.
Results of the Best of the 92 Survey held in conjunction with Football Weekends, naming the best five football grounds for away fans as voted by you!
Fulham Receive Go Ahead For New Riverside Stand Jan 24, 2018
Fulham FC have received planning permission to build a new 9.000 seater stand at Craven Cottage.
Sheffield United have applied for planning permission to add 5,400 seats to the South Stand, taking the overall capacity of Bramall Lane to over 38,000.
Stevenage To Commence With New North Stand Jan 21, 2018
The Club have announced that the existing North Terrace is to be closed for the rest of the season as works begin on the building of a new North Stand.
Crystal Palace Expansion Project Approved By Council Dec 08, 2017
Crystal Palace have received the go-ahead from Croydon Council to increase the capacity of Selhurst Park to over 34,000.
Best Of The 92 Awards Nov 27, 2017
Find out who visitors to the Football Ground Guide website and readers of Football Weekends Magazine voted as the best grounds of the 92 in England & Wales. Showing the overall Top 10 grounds and then top three per Division, including Championship, League One and League Two.
Buy European Football Tickets With Nickes.com Nov 16, 2017
Football Ground Guide have teamed up with Nickes.com to offer visitors a service to buy tickets to the top European Footballing Destinations. Established since 1997 Nickes have established a good reputation in the market, as unlike some other operators, they can be trusted to deliver the tickets and not let you down.
Drawing the 92 – Jamie B Edwards Oct 31, 2017
Artist Jamie B Edwards has over a period of a number of years sketched external views of the 92 Premier and Football League Clubs (as of 2016) and placed them into this unique book.
Non League Day Saturday October 7th Oct 05, 2017
It is Non-League this Saturday, October 7th. Go and support grassroots football by attending a non-league fixture near you!
Take Part In Our Best of the 92 Survey Aug 23, 2017
And you could win one of a number of prizes including a £50 club shop voucher for the team of your choice!
Hearts New Main Stand Opening Further Delayed Aug 05, 2017
Heart of Midlothian are to continue playing their home fixtures at Murrayfield due to delays in building the new Main Stand at Tynecastle.
Football Grounds A Fans Guide Book 2018/19 Jul 14, 2017
The 2018/19 season edition of the Football Ground Guide book entitled 'Football Grounds A Fans Guide' is out now! Information fully updated for the new season with many new colour ground photos. Now includes the 24 teams of the National League.
Barnet Announce New South Stand Plans Jun 28, 2017
Barnet FC have published plans to build a new all-seated stand at the South End of the ground, plus other improvements.
Shrewsbury Town Install Safe Standing Area Jun 27, 2017
Shrewsbury Town have created history by being the first English Football League Club to install a Safe Standing at their Montgomery Waters Meadow Stadium.
For The Love Of The Game Book Jun 13, 2017
For the love of the game is a book written by hand by calligrapher and football fan Bas Vlam from Norway. He wrote and painted every club in the top five English divisions (as of at the end of the 2015/16 season), including shirts, crests, nick-names and famous players.
Tottenham Hotspur have confirmed that they are to play next season at Wembley Stadium whilst their new White Hart Lane home is being built.
Nene Park Demolition Now Underway Mar 03, 2017
Work has now begun on the demolition of Nene Park, the former home of Rushden & Diamonds FC.
Stoke City bet365 Stadium Expansion Jan 30, 2017
The Club have announced that they are to commence with increasing the capacity of the bet365 Stadium to over 30,000.
Millwall Get Den Reprieve Jan 22, 2017
Lewisham Council abandon plans to compulsorily purchase land around the Den, which may have resulted in Millwall having to find a new home.
Bournemouth Signal Intention To Build A New Stadium Dec 11, 2016
AFC Bournemouth have signalled their intention to leave the Vitality Stadium and build a new ground elsewhere.
Plymouth Argyle To Buy Home Park From Council Nov 02, 2016
The Club have announced that they are to purchase Home Park from Plymouth City Council.
New Hearts Main Stand Given Go Ahead Oct 20, 2016
The Club have received planning permission to build a new Main Stand at Tynecastle. Works could commence next month with the new stand scheduled to open in September 2017.
i-SPY Football Grounds Book Competition Oct 17, 2016
I have five copies of the latest edition of the i-SPY Football Grounds Book to giveaway in this simple to enter competition.
The expansion of the Main Stand at Anfield, now means that Liverpool's ground is the fifth largest by capacity in the English Premier League.
Stamford Bridge Chelsea Tour Review Jul 02, 2016
I recently went on a paid tour of Stamford Bridge, Chelsea FC.. Read my review and get my thoughts on the tour. Was it value for money?
Spurs New Stadium – Works Gather Pace Jun 11, 2016
The building of the new Tottenham Hotspur Stadium has moved a big step forward, with works now beginning to take place inside the White Hart Lane ground itself. Wembley Stadium also give Spurs the option to play home games there for the 2017/18 season.
Stoke City Confirm Expansion Plans Apr 27, 2016
Stoke City have announced that works will commence in the Summer of 2017, to further expand the capacity at the Stadium.
Coming to a ground near you? Apr 26, 2016
With artificial pitches now allowed in the Conference National League, as well as in all rounds of the FA Cup (apart from the semis and final) then this article looks as to why they are gaining in popularity with Clubs and whether they may one day be accepted by the Football League.
Bournemouth Reveal New South Stand Plans Mar 18, 2016
Bournemouth announce plans to build a new Stand at the South End of the stadium, raising the capacity of the Vitality Stadium to 14,529.
Accrington Stanley Announce New Stand Plans Mar 07, 2016
Accrington Stanley have announced plans to build a new 1,500 all seated stand on the Whinney Hill side of the Crown Ground (or Wham Stadium as it now called).
Sixfields Building Works Set To Resume Mar 02, 2016
Works are to shortly re-commence on the building of the new East Stand at Sixfields Stadium, Northampton Town.
New Ricoh Arena Coventry Railway Station Opens Jan 21, 2016
The new Coventry Arena Railway Station has finally opened. However although it is located a 'stones throw' away from the Ricoh Arena, the home of Coventry City, fans are being told not to use the new station!
Forest Green Submit New Stadium Plans Jan 12, 2016
Forest Green Rovers FC have applied for planning permission to build a new stadium near Junction 13 of the M5. The initial capacity of the stadium will be 5,000.
West Ham United Olympic Stadium Move Dec 31, 2015
This year West Ham United will leave their beloved Boleyn Ground and move to the Olympic Stadium. I decided to visit the stadium to see what may lie in store for visiting fans next season.
Luton Town Announce New Stadium Proposals Dec 24, 2015
Luton Town have revealed plans to build a new 17,500 capacity stadium in the centre of Luton, at the present Power Court site, which is less than a mile away from Kenilworth Road.
New AFC Wimbledon Stadium Plans Approved Dec 12, 2015
Merton Council approve plans for AFC Wimbledon to build a new stadium, near to their spiritual Plough Lane home, at Wimbledon Greyhound Stadium.
Sixfields Tavern Fire At Northampton Dec 10, 2015
A fire at the Sixfields Taven near to the Sixfields Stadium at Northampton Town FC, raged whilst an FA Cup match was being played.
New Stamford Bridge Stadium Dec 10, 2015
Chelsea FC have announced plans to build a new 60,000 capacity stadium on the present site of the Stamford Bridge football ground.