Sorry the site has not been updated for quite a few days – pressure at work seems to have got in the way, and we couldn't even go to Port Vale last night for the match.
Getting back to last weekend, we had a terrific time in Blackpool for the Preston North End match, we had a fairly relaxing trip up on the Friday with a stop at the While Lion for lunch, however we did get caught up in numerous traffic tailbacks when we left the While Lion up to junction 32 for the M55 to Blackpool – this section took and extra hour, so we didn’t arrive at the Stretton Hotel until 6.15pm. The Hotel, it’s not 5*, but overlooks the sea and the North Pier with the famous Blackpool Tramline running in front, it was clean, comfortable and very near to the pubs and clubbing area, so plenty for everyone to do. With everyone unloaded, Kevin parked the coach at the coach park down from the hotel.
The group did their own things over the weekend (what’s on tour, stays on tour as they say), a few decided to go up the Tower and some did a bit of local shopping, but we all came together for the match at Preston, making our way over by the local train from Blackpool North Station. Some went to the Court House in Preston for a drink and watched the early kick off matches on TV, or played pool before getting taxi’s to the ground.
The match itself was very disappointing with the Red Devils failing to take any of the chances created during the game, leaving the opposition with an early chance that they converted – the only goal of the game.
At the final whistle we made our way back to Blackpool, arriving just after 6.15pm, back to hotel to change and an meet up before going out for a meal – some went to an Italian, some Chinese, before the younger (and not so young) ones again went clubbing until the early hours, remembering that the clocks went forward an hour, so they lost an hours sleep – surprisingly everyone made breakfast on Sunday morning, we were packed and ready to leave at 9.30am, Kevin, had collect the coach from the coach park and we were off back home – this time with no road problems arriving back in Crawley for 3.45pm, having had a couple of stops en-route. Special thanks to all 33 who travelled up for the weekend and individuals - Kevin for driving, Hot/Cold drinks by Kelly and Pat, Cakes by Kate and finally Driver and Co-driver's biscuits from Ann.
Another great weekend and we have our last one for this season when we Travel to Bradford City – the last away game of the season –see details below if you want to come and join us – we so far have 26 booked on and their rooms have been confirmed with the Hotel at the East Midlands. We can still get rooms if you decide to join us for this trip.
Unfortunately we were unable to provide any transport to the Port Vale match this week, partly due to finances and numbers wanting to travel. The usually suspects who travel by car when we don’t provide transport didn’t bother travelling either – so number of Crawley supporters was very low at the match.
Our next GH coach will be to MK Dons on Saturday 12th April 2014, we will depart the Half Moon at 9.37am in line with the 7 minute delay to kick off times that the matches are having. We are endeavouring to find a pub en-route for a buffet. Cost for this match is £10.00 for all supporters – please start booking now if you want a seat on the coach. – Contact Alain 07771-792346.
The match at Brentford next Tuesday evening 8th April – we are not providing any transport, as normal with London games we are travelling by train.
LAST OVERNIGHT STOP
LAST AWAY GAME OF THE SEASON.
We have booked the initial rooms for those already booked on - we can get additional rooms but don't leave it too late if you want to travel for this last away game of the season - full details below
BRADFORD CITY – 26th APRIL 2014 – OVERNIGHT TRIP
We have now arranged and booked the hotel for the last away match of this season – Bradford City. This will be only one night, staying at the Holiday Inn Express, East Midlands – we have provisionally booked 20 rooms – 8 doubles and 12 twin, all rooms can be single occupancy although at an extra cost.
The cost for each adult sharing is £60.00 and for a single occupancy room is £85.00, under 16’s sharing a parents room is £30.00. The costs include B & B at the hotel, coach travel and buffet lunch on the way up to Bradford, hopefully at the Minors Arms, Tankersley – this is where we stopped when our previous trip to Bradford City was called off en-route. I need to start take bookings, so that I can confirm the rooms with the hotel and make sure we have the correct type. All rooms need to be confirmed by 29th March – 4 weeks before we travel. In the evening we are only a short taxi ride away from the Cross Keys at Castle Donington.
Please let me know as soon as you can with an initial £20.00 per person deposit.
Crawley Luxury Coaches
The Half Moon, Southgate
Crawley Happy Times - www.crawleyhappytimes.co.uk
Local Streetwise - www.localstreetwise.co.uk
Susy Radio - www.susyradio.co.uk
Other Crawley Town FC web sites
To book on any of our coaches or for any additional information please contact me either via phone 07771-792346, E mail Alain.firstname.lastname@example.org.