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Scottish Womens PRemier LEague 1

Scottish Women’s Premier League Team-Up – SWPL 1

I am absolutely delighted to have teamed up with the Scottish Women’s Premier League to produce ground designs to help promote their upcoming match days.

#SWPL

The Calcio Guys and Football Stadium Prints

I’m on the Radio with The Calcio Guys

A Scotsman talks to Guys on a Canadian Radio show who love Italian football.

We couldn’t get more cosmopolitan if we tried.

HOME: I need your help

I need your help with HOME.

Do you love your club? Can you spare one tweet to tell me why? If you can then I’d love to hear from you. #Help Please #Retweet

Scottish Football Stadium Prints Book

Progress report on HOME: Scotland edition

HOME: Scotland

The book collection of my Scottish prints is coming together. You can read my progress report and even download a free 24 page sample.

YouTube channel


Youtube

I now have a YouTube channel. Over time I am hoping to bring you videos of my prints coming to life. Showing each stadium building up over time.

In time I might even pop up on the channel with some pearls of wisdom. Although it might take me a while to figure out how I put together a video like that.



Youtube

If you could visit the channel and hit subscribe that would be totally amazing.

Thanks. Steve

This is an OFFICIAL announcement

Delighted to announce an official link up with 6 SPFL clubs

Read on if you are a fan of Albion Rovers, Berwick Rangers, Cowdenbeath, East Fife, Edinburgh City or Stranraer. #StadiumPrints

Stadium Prints progress

A 6 month progress report

In the 6 months that I’ve been running the website I’ve managed to produce 120 prints for 103 different clubs.

I’ve completed all 42 clubs in the top four divisions in Scotland. All available individually as well as being compiled into a Ground Hopping Tracker. Click HERE to see it.

I’ve made good progress on clubs outwith the top 42 and have now completed prints for 22 non-league Scottish clubs.

I’ve managed to produce prints for 23 English clubs. Covering clubs from the Premiership right down to non-league teams such as Enfield Town and Tooting & Mitcham United.

I’ve also managed a few clubs from Northern Ireland, Wales, Italy, Portugal, Iceland, Argentina and Switzerland.

I’ve also started a new series called the ‘Legends’ series that covers grounds no longer with us.

So all in all it’s been a very, very busy 6 months.

I just want to finish with a massive thank you to everyone who has helped me along the way. Every comment, picture, nugget of advice has been greatly appreciated and they really have helped shaped how the prints look.

Thank you

Steve

Boleyn Ground

The Boleyn Ground – a proper English ground

I only ever visited the Boleyn Ground once, and that was very near the end of it’s days.

To be honest I couldn’t believe that West Ham were moving away from it. Fair enough I had only seen a small part of it whilst sat in the Bobby Moore stand, and under the scenes it might’ve been worse for wear, but I thought it was a fantastic stadium.

A proper English Stadium. Absolutely full of character.  Four stands of different shapes and sizes gave the place a real sense that it was a ground that had grown up alongside the community through the ages since 1904. When full I could imagine it being a pretty intimidating place to visit.

Anyway, there was no question that the Boleyn Ground wasn’t going to feature in my Legends Series. So here it is.

West Ham United
Home to West Ham United from 1904 to 2016
The Boleyn Ground
The Boleyn Ground was a proper English Stadium

If you want to find out more about West Ham United please visit their official website by clicking HERE.

Ground Hopping History – the 42

All 42 Scottish League Grounds in one place

I did it. I have completed what I set out on the 23rd January 2018 to achieve. I’ve created at least 1 print for all 42 club grounds in Scotland’s top 4 divisions.

#HoppingHistory
Keep track of all 42 league club grounds – click the picture to see the finished product

The adventure started with my home town club of Brechin and their world famous, hedge lined home of Glebe Park, and ended when I put the finishing blue touches to Balmoor, home to Peterhead.

Along the way I have encountered some of the most passionate fans you could ever find. People who turn up every week knowing that their team doesn’t have a hope in hell of winning anything. They turn up to support their team and players through some atrocious weather and conditions. To support their club. To support a vital part of their community.

And, I think that’s where the passion comes from. It’s THEIRS. The club from top to bottom is theirs. It wouldn’t be there without them.

#HoppingHistory
Collect them all – click the picture to see the finished print

I’ve enjoyed every single minute of this project. I know things now about grounds that I never knew I wanted to know. I really hope the next pub quiz I go to has a round on Scottish Stadiums. I’ll walk it. In fact, just give me the 10 points now.

The Beautiful Game

There is so much good out there with regards to our game. So many quirks and features to our grounds that you don’t find anywhere else. Things that should be preserved and celebrated. Features that should be talked up, and not threatened by the authorities that are meant to be looking after our game (I’m primarily talking about the threat to the ‘Hedge’ in 2009, although i’m sure there are more examples).

Scotland is a beautiful country, and our grounds are beautiful, no matter the size. Every single one of them.

And one final thing. The hell with comparing ourselves with other leagues. The hell with listening to voices outwith our game that are only there to try and demean and slander to rack up views and listens. Yes, listen to constructive criticism, but ignore the chants of ‘my Nan could win the league’ and ‘a conference team could walk their premiership’. It’s the chatter of people bored slogging it out in their own league annoyed that they’ll never get to visit incredible cities like Aberdeen, Inverness and Edinburgh. Never get to visit Colosseums like Celtic Park, wind swept cathedrals like Gayfield Park or get to enjoy the incredible banter filled journeys to down to Stair Park and up to Borough Briggs.

Ground Hopping history – the 42

The finished product. I’ve decided to take all 42 prints and create a Ground Hopping History tracker for all the Ground Hoppers out there.

You can keep track of the date visited, opponent, and final score. If you do keep track please feel free to tweet us at @Fitba_Stadiums using hashtag #HoppingHistory to show us your progress.

the 42 - Ground hopping History - click the picture to see the finished product
#HoppingHistory

This isn’t the end. As some of you will be aware I’ve already made inroads with some of the clubs outside the top four divisions in Scotland. I’ve also moved south and have taken on some of the 92 in the EPL & EFL. Some non-league English clubs too. And, a few overseas clubs.

I have absolutely no intention of stopping.

You can get a copy of the Ground Hopping History Tracker right here

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Big thanks to The Fitba Nomad for helping out with the name and the hashtag #HoppingHistory