Last stop Rochdale in one fan’s quest to visit every league ground in record time | Barry Glendenning

18 February 2017 09:29
Leeds-based 51-year-old Ed Wood will leave Spotland on Saturday having visited 93 league grounds in only 189 days, reclaiming a record he held for three years in the 1990s, all in the name of charityThe final whistle of Rochdale’s encounter with Charlton Athletic this Saturday will signal more than the end of just another League One football match. It will also mark the conclusion of a remarkable odyssey for one football fan. Barring disaster, Ed Wood, a Derby County supporter, will leave Spotland having reclaimed and smashed the Guinness world record for attending a match at each of England’s 92 league grounds in the shortest time. This modern day, football-loving Phileas Fogg will have gone around the stadiums in 189 days.Truth be told, it is actually 93 league grounds. To mix things up a bit, Shielfield Park, the home of Berwick Rangers, an English side from Northumberland who compete in Scotland’s League Two, was included in the itinerary of Mike Jones and Bob Wilson, who set the original record of 264 days in 1968-69. Related: FA Cup fifth round: 10 things to look out for this weekend | Daniel Harris and Barry Glendenning I’ve met loads of new people, I’ve done loads of stuff I’ve never done before. It’s always nice to have a chance to pause from real life and reflect and do something different Related: FA Cup photo essay - Middlesbrough v Accrington Stanley in the fourth round Continue readingreadfullarticle

Source: TheGuardian