After another win on Saturday against Barnet, now 3 in a row, we now have a couple of difficult evening away matches - this Friday to Newport and the following Tuesday to Notts County - any sort of positive results against these two sides will be a bonus and will see how much we have improved over the last couple of months - both side hopefully will have their minds set on the F A cup matches they have - especially Newport at home to Tottenham.
Next League 2 away matches details – Newport County & Notts County
Our next League 2 away game is on Friday 19th January with a 7.45pm kick off – we will depart the stadium at 2.00pm – it must be an
earlier start as we expect the traffic to be heavy on a Friday afternoon on the M25 and M4. We will stop time permitting – likely to be at a Motorway services rather than our normal pub stop – see how it goes and we will speak to the Majors Retreat about a short stop there. Cost for this game is £20 and we have confirmed with Premier that we will initially book the 34 seater, but if we do get a higher number we will put on the larger coach. Then the following Tuesday we go to Notts County for the re-arranged match, again it’s a 7.45 kick off and a 2.00pm departure from the stadium, cost is £20.00 and we have booked the 34 seater. We are now taking bookings for both these matches, please let us know as soon as possible as we need to confirm coaches with Premier. For both Newport and Notts County, if we get less than 17 travelling we will put on the minibus, ideally, we would like to see at least 25 on each of the coaches.
A few of us are going up to the Black Swan after the Barnet game for a drink and a meal for those who want to eat, if you want to join us then please let us know. We intend to start meeting up at around 6.30pm, you choose and pay for your own meals.
FEBRUARY AWAY MATCHES
We are now also taking bookings for the following away matches - Chesterfield on the 3rd February, Luton Town on the 13th February and finally Forest Green Rovers.
Chesterfield - the coach departs the stadium at 8.00am and we have arranged a buffet stop at the Cross Keys in Castle Donington - cost for this trip is £20.00 for all - including the buffet. We aim to be at the Cross Keys for midday having had a short stop at Watford Gap services (if time allows) and leave at 1.30, arriving at Chesterfield for about 2.15pm.
Luton Town on the 13th, is an evening game with a 7.45pm kick off - we depart the stadium at 4.00pm travelling straight to the ground - for this game cost is £15.00 for those who travelled to Chesterfield everyone else £20.00.
Forest Green Rovers - the coach departs the stadium at 9.30am we have arranged a buffet stop at the Majors Retreat, Tormarton - cost for this trip is £20.00 for all - including the buffet. We aim to be at the Majors Retreat for midday having and leave at 1.45, arriving at the ground for about 2.15pm.
New Contact Details
With the new year now here, and I hope you are keeping to your new year’s resolutions, I have finally made the decision to retire from ISG after 23 years – my last day being Thursday 29th March – just before Easter. So, you will need a new E mail address to use that rather than
this E mail address. So, at some point over the next few weeks please change my contact details to this E mail Alain_harper@yahoo.co.uk – I will still be contactable on the ISG e mail until I leave in March. The mobile phone number will not change as I will take that with me.
OVERNIGHT TRIP TO CARLISLE UNITED – 17th MARCH 2108