Thanks to all that travelled to Stevenage last Saturday, we had a good day out – both journeys were trouble free, the pub visit, our first to “Our Mutual Friend” and the buffet provided was good. The match, although not a classic was a great result for the Red Devils and has eased the fears for us supporters about possible relegation after the successive losses – now 17 points ahead of the bottom two and up to 15th in the league table.
According to CEO Michael Dunford, we could hear this Friday the news that the takeover of the club by the Turkish consortium has gone through – we will then hopefully know what the new owners have planned for the future of the club – so let’s hope for some good news to follow.
As a reminder to those travelling to Accrington for the last of the overnight trips this season - we leave from the Stadium at 6.30am and not the New Moon this Saturday. We have also now arranged transport from the Hotel in Burnley to take us to Accrington at 1.30pm.
After Accrington next weekend, we are not providing supporters transport until the Luton game – so for the Leyton Orient match on the 27th February, we are travelling up to London by Train and then Tube – we have arranged a meeting point at “The COW” in Stratford, it is in the Westfield Shopping complex and is where we have been before – we have booked the Mezzanine level for us from 11.30am until 2.00pm – they also have Sky/BT Sports so we can watch the West Ham v Sunderland match – (this is for Kevin) - we will organise some food when we arrive there.
LUTON TOWN – SAT 12th March 2016 – 3.00pm kick off
We have now decided to run a coach rather than taking the train for this trip to Luton on Saturday 12th March - and are now taking bookings this trip.
We depart the New Moon at 11.00am. Fares for this match is for Adults £15.00 and under 16’s £10.00 – for this match we will invite the 15/16 year olds to travel unaccompanied again provided we have parent’s permission. At this time we are not sure we will be able to provide a buffet stop but we will endeavour to sort one out if at all possible – if we do we will let you know. It would be brilliant if we can get the same numbers travelling to this game as we did for Stevenage – even better would be to fill it and this will help financially with the running of the York coach.
GH Coaches to York City on Friday 25th March 2016.
We want to run a coach to this game on Good Friday 25th March, as you know, for this game we were hoping to do one of our overnight stops but due
to it being the Easter Weekend, Hotels are not doing any reduced deals; so it’s ended up being there and back on the day.
The game is a 3.00pm kick off. so we need to leave early, earlier than we would usually, this is down to possible/expected traffic delays, which we experience on Good Friday last year on our way to Crewe. Arriving at the White Lion at 1.15pm instead of the midday we were expecting, perhaps a bit naively. We have learned a lesson from that game. We are departing from the Stadium for this match at 6.00am, so we don’t disturb the neighbours at the New Moon.
Cost for this game is £20.00 for everyone
For the 15/16 year olds we are willing to offer the same for this longer trip, travelling without an adult – they have all been a pleasure to have on the coach, but again we will need parent’s permission. We obviously will keep an eye on them throughout the time they are with us.
Provided we can get over 30 travelling on the coach, we will then run it – despite making a loss – as we have monies in the bank to cover the costs on this occasion, and it’s also the last of the longer trips we are doing this season.
Depending on timing, we will stop at Peterborough services for a comfort break and then travel on to the Red Hart at Blyth and if possible, we will provide a buffet, from there to York’s ground is about an hour with no hold ups, so we have given ourselves an extra 30 minutes from the pub.
So Approx. timings – which hopefully we could improve on
Depart from the ground 6.00am
Arrive Peterborough Services 8.45am
Depart Peterborough Services 9.10am
Arrive at the Red Hart, Blyth 11.00am
Depart the Red Hart 12.30pm
Arrive at York’s Union Road coach park 2.00pm. – its then about a 5/10 minute walk to the ground (see map below)
So – what’s next – you can start booking on the coach from NOW– I will keep you informed how the numbers are going so that we can let you know whether or not we will run the coach – we will have a cut-off date of the 16th March 2016 if we don’t get sufficient numbers and cancel the coach (which we don’t want to do.) We have a minibus on standby if we fall short of numbers, the timings/costs will be the same and places will be offered to the first 17 that book on.
After the game we will come straight back with a stop again at Peterborough for a comfort break and a longer stop at Birchanger Services on the M11 at Stanstead. Due to the distance involved, we will need a second driver at some stage during the trip, this normally happens on the way home at Stanstead.
To book on any of the coaches, please contact Alain on 07771792346/E mail or Patrick/GH Coaches via Twitter. If you have any queries about the trips then please contact us.