Thanks to those who went on Tuesday evening to Gillingham - terrible trip there - traffic was a nightmare, but we did manage to arrive 15 minutes before kick off and also parked up right next to the unused turnstiles by the away end - so were able to get away quicker after the game. We actually played quite well despite the score line - we did go 1 up in the first half through Dominic Poleon but then fell to two lapses in concentration in the second half - we should have taken the lead back when 1 - 1 but Reece Grego -Cox fire over the bar from a couple of yards. At the end of the game we were pressing for the equaliser and the home keeper made a couple of quality saves to deny the Reds. So its Portsmouth and Spurs who go through to the next round.
It came as no real surprise to see Harry Kewell and Notts County part company on Monday afternoon - he hasn't really done himself any favours there and sitting 3rd from bottom of the league and having home fans constantly on his back - the grass is not always greener on the other side - so what's next for Harry K - joining the other Harry in the jungle!!!!! - don't think he will have a managers position for a long while now - well perhaps in Aussie Land. So what happens about Milsom - on loan from us until January will he come back if the new manager doesn't want him. But if my memory serves me well his contact with us ran out in January anyway.
We now have our third away match in a week this Saturday - We have seats available on the coach to Grimsby if you want to travel with us - details below, to date we have 20 booked on for this trip - so hoping for a few more before we leave the Stadium on Saturday.
GRIMSBY – Saturday 17th November 3.00pm kick off - we have seats available for this game.
We depart the Broadfield Stadium at 7.00am for this trip to Grimsby and the cost is £20.00 for all – we are arranging a buffet at the Tally Ho, at Sleaford where we stopped for Lincoln. If time allows we will have a comfort/coffee break at Peterborough Services. Again we have a few supporters booked on already, so please contact us if you want to travel.
F A Cup Replay at the Broadfield Stadium - SOUTHEND
Have you got your tickets yet for the F A Cup replay next Tuesday evening against Southend kick off 7.45pm - if not, why not - the club have with Southend's agreement, agreed an admission price of £5.00 for everyone except under 11's which is £1.00 - great value and lets hope we get a full ground and the atmosphere like the drawn game at our visitors. Get your tickets early as the queue's on Tuesday could be long ones if past matches is anything to go by - especially with last minute people deciding to come to the game. The winner will play Barnsley at home in the second round.
Remaining away game before the New Year
Mansfield - Tuesday 27th November 2018 - 7.45pm kick off - we are taking a minibus at the moment - departing at 1.30pm from the Stadium cost is £20.00 - if we get sufficient numbers we will review about running our normal coach service. We aim to stop off at the Cross Keys at Castle Donington if time and traffic allows - we will have a comfort break at Watford Gap anyway on the way up and at Toddington on the way back.
Macclesfield - Saturday 15th December 2018 - 3.00pm kick off - We will be running our normal coach to this game, leaving the Stadium at 8.00am - with the roadwor.ks on the M6, we have a decided to use the M1 up to the A50 and then cut across via Ashburton and Leek to Macclesfield - we will have a stop again at the Watford Gap services and a pub stop at the Cross Keys again for a buffet lunch - Cost for this game is £20.00. The return journey we will give the driver the choice M6 or M1.
BOXING DAY - Wednesday 26th December 2018 - CAMBRIDGE UNITED. - we have had some response so far so thanks to you for letting us know.
It's early, but on Boxing Day we have an away game at Cambridge United, so that we can discuss coaches with Premier we would like to get some idea of numbers travelling to this game if we need two coaches then we can pre-warn them - it's a 1.00pm kick off and we will depart from the stadium at 09.30. Hopefully getting around the M25 before they start getting to the sales at Bluewater and Lakeside. We don't want payment now just name of supporters who are thinking of travelling to this game. Also remember that there is unlikely to be any public transport running on the day.
Newport County - Saturday 29th December 2018 -
3 days after Cambridge we are on our travels again to South Wales for the Newport County game - we depart from the stadium at 9.00am and will have a buffet lunch at the Majors Retreat at Tormanton. Cost for this game is £20.00 for all travelling - we hope to be at the pub for 11.30am and leave at 1.00pm for the 45 minute trip to Newport - like last seson we have been invited into the Excelsior Club for pre-match drinks - so any supporter wanting to visit their we will drop you off - the ground is a 5 minute walk way on the same road.
Travelling to the Stadium until the end of the season.
The CHEALS Roundabout at Gossops Green on the A23 is now having major roadworks over the next 29 weeks – please give yourself extra time if you are coming from that direction to the stadium either Home and Away matches – it may be easier to sort an alternative route.
BOOK NOW FOR AWAY TRAVEL
If you are intending to travel by coach then contact us as soon as possible – the coaches are starting to fill up early and if we need a second then we can decide and book it early so that we don’t have disappointed supporters. We are now taking bookings for all of the matches above.