We had a great result on Saturday, so hopefully we can continue with the match against Northampton Town tomorrow evening at the Checkatrade.com Stadium- 7.45pm kick off -we have played the Cobblers three time so far and won on each occasion - 4 - 2 in the cup in 1991 and then 2 in the League 1 - 0 away and 3 - 1 at home when we were on our way to promotion to League 1. We will meet up with former Red Devils Micky Adams who joined at the start of the season, also some of the 1991 winning team are expected to attend, Keeper Dave Winterton, Tim Hulme, Craig Whittington, Grant Gallagher and manager Brian Sparrow plus could be Cliff Cant, Tony Towner and Damien Webber.
GH COACHES - NEXT OVERNIGHT TRIP – ACCRINGTON STANLEY
We had a great weekend trip last time we played against the hosts, winning promotion to League 1, on that occasion we were staying in Blackpool and had a two night stop. This time we are going to stay more local and only for one night so that we can have more of an evening with the Accrington locals who made us very welcome and who we had a great evening with before heading back to Blackpool.
I know its early days but I need to get the ball rolling for this next overnight trip. The game against Accrington Stanley is on Saturday 13th February
2016. We have already reserved 20 rooms, 10 twin and 10 doubles at the Holiday Inn Express in Burnley, just off the M65. It is the same group of hotels we stayed in Stoke and Runcorn previously.
We are now taking names of those who want to travel to this game and to get approx. numbers so that we can confirm and pay for the rooms we need with the hotel by mid-January.
Cost of the trip is, for Adults sharing £70.00 per person and for a single occupancy rooms is £95. The prices includes the coach travel and bed/breakfast at the hotel – we will also try and sort out transport from the hotel back to Accrington for the game as we are going to leave the coach at the hotel – if we can’t, there is a local station near by Burnley Barracks where the trains go the short trip to Accrington.
We will depart from the Stadium for this match, at 6.30am, and travel direct to Accrington, aiming to get to the hotel for 12.30pm, we will either have a stop at the M6 toll services, or unless we can arrange something different – could be for breakfast as we did for the trip to Preston last season at The Redhill near Stafford.
We will update these details as we get nearer the time – but initially can you let me know if you are interested in travelling to this match.
York City away “Good Friday” 25th Match 2016 – 3.00pm kick off
Our only other possible overnight trip this season is to York City, however we are finding a hotel difficult to get as it’s the Easter weekend and already prices are higher for this weekend, much more that we would normally pay. We are still trying – it may be that we take an early decision to do it as a day trip; that said Good Friday traffic is usually very heavy, as we found out for our trip to Crewe last season and would need to leave Crawley earlier than we would normally for this trip. We will keep you updated with any details as we get them. We do have a location for a possible buffet stop for this trip, the Red Hart at Blyth, about an hour from York, but again we need to be mindful of possible traffic delays.
As an alternative, we could travel up on the Thursday and have Thursday night in the hotel and then travel back after the game on Friday – We would leave on Thursday morning at 9.30am (ish), would have the buffet in the Red Hart about 1.00pm before getting to the hotel about 4.00pm. You would then have Thursday late afternoon and evening and Friday morning to explore the city before the game. The hotels are still within our price range at the moment, but for most it would be necessary to take a day’s holiday. It would also help as we wouldn’t have any of the traffic problems on the journey up on the Friday.
If you are interested in this option can you let me know as soon as you can and we will decide whether this is worth considering and booking rooms at the hotel – It will be in the region of £70/£80 per person sharing a room and £100/£110 for a single occupancy. (If we did the Friday night stop the cost would be approx. £30.00 more expensive)
GHCOACHES SPECIAL TRAVEL OFFER
TRAVEL TO BOTH MATCHES FOR
ADULTS £25.00 & NOW UNDER 16 £20.00
Monday 28th December 2015
Saturday 2nd January 2016
For both of these games for the Red Devils you can pay just £25.00 for Adults and for Under 16's £20.00
travelling or for individual matches is £15.00 these fares are for everyone travelling. We are pleased to offer to
15 & 16 year olds the chance to travel to these matches without an adult but we will need your parent’s consent
and also to be dropped off and picked up from the New Moon. We depart for both of these matches at Midday
and return straight after the match
To book your seat please contact Alain Harper on 07771-792346 or E mail Alain.email@example.com -
As we are leaving at Midday the New Moon, they have offered to be open from 11.00am for those who want a
drink or breakfast roll before travelling. It will a non-stop trip to both of these matches. For any new supporters
travelling please remember we have a no alcohol and no smoking rule in place on any of our coaches or minibuses.
We are going to start taking booking from now, please let Alain know as soon as possible so that we can arrange
additional coaches if required. Also remember that trains are not running between the 24th December and 4th
January 2016 due to major railway engineering works. For these two matches we will
be taking money as you book and you will be issued with a coach ticket. You will need to purchase your match
This is an ideal extra Christmas present for your Red Devil supporter
Barnet away - Saturday 19th December 2015.
This is the last away match before Christmas for the Red Devils, and as it’s a London match we will not be providing a coach
as it is more cost effective and quicker by the train and tube.
The Barnet’s Hive ground is a 5 minute walk from Canons Park tube station which is on the Jubilee line – which you can get
from either London Bridge direct or from Victoria, changing at Green Park on the Victoria Line (one stop-north bound).
Victoria is the easier to get to as there are more trains as Thameslink now do not serve London Bridge at weekends due to
Railway engineering works.
If there is a group of you travelling there are group saver tickets, which makes the cost cheaper that we can run a coach
for especially as kids go for £2.00 with the group.