Thanks to everyone who travelled to MK Dons with us yesterday – great to see two coaches pull out of the stadium, suffice to say it went without a hitch, both arriving at their designated pub on time. Both groups had a good time and the buffets provided were again excellent. I would thank host’s Stacey and Paul for their hospitality at each of the pubs. We, that’s is my coach went to the Farmers Boy, our first visit – again it didn’t disappoint our travellers – plenty of food and drinks to have. When we departed to the ground, we went the scenic route to the A5, finding ourselves being dive-bombed by gliders from the local airfield – great sights. Patrick’s went to the Plough Inn, a second visit following on from the Northampton game – it worked out that both coaches had 40 passengers on board, and each had new supporters travelling with us for the first time – thanks for the positive comments from you. Hope to see you again on another away trips. We will definitely be visiting these pubs again in the future, more added to our portfolio of pubs – now standing at 28 around the country.
Years ago when in Southern League, before we’d even thought of the pub/buffet stops we used to stop on the way home for fish and chips, at that time we had a list of Fish and Chip shops to call in at – a couple come to mind and many of the older travellers will remember the Admiral at Overseal, near Burton, famous for its medium cod !!!! “the size of a small shark”, and at Halesowen, stood in a queue waiting to be served, when Donna Summer’s Hot Stuff came on the radio and some started the line dance from the movie when in the dole office, had the whole shop in hysterics, unfortunately has never repeated since, – Perhaps we should do that the next time we’re waiting to get to the buffet.
Next Away Games – Crewe and overnight to Morecambe
On Saturday 16th March we have a trip to Crewe Alexandra, for this game we will only be taking the one coach, it will leave the stadium at 7.30am and again the fare is £20.00 - we aim to stop at the White Lion, Barthomley for a buffet lunch arriving just after midday. We are now taking bookings for this trip if you want to travel. Our coaches are now getting good numbers on, so please book early to avoid disappointment. We will have a coffee and comfort stop at the M6 Toll services for about half an hour depending of traffic and timing.
Both these matches are getting good numbers on but we still have room for more if you fancy a trip to our longest away matches - we do have a good time on these overnight trips and its more relaxing than trying to do a their and back in a day-
OUR TWO OVERNIGHT TRIPS ARE COMING UP
Saturday 30th March 2019 – MORECAMBE – so far 27 booked on
Saturday 27th April 2019 – CARLISLE UNITED – so far 25 booked on
BOTH COACHES DEPART FROM THE PEOPLE’S PENSION STADIUM
AT 6.00am for Morecambe and 5.30am for Carlisle
Fare for MORECAMBE - £70.00 FOR ALL TRAVELLING – includes B & B in Morecambe and Coach Fare. We travel straight to the Clifton Hotel in Morecambe hopefully arriving for midday with a coffee stop at the M6 Toll services – then the rest of the time is yours – we travel back on Sunday morning after breakfast, leaving about 9.30am
Fares for CARLISLE UNITED - £80.00 FOR ALL TRAVELLING – this includes B & B in Morecambe, Buffet Lunch and Coach Fare. We will have a couple of comfort breaks on the way and a buffet stop at the Cross Keys Inn at Tebay at about midday. It’s then about 40 minutes to Carlisle – after the game we travel back to Morecambe to the Clifton Hotel arriving about 6.30pm. We travel back on Sunday morning after breakfast, leaving about 9.30am.
Please see either Alain or Patrick to start booking on for these trips and pay a £30.00 deposit to confirm your bookings. If you want to start paying now to spread the costs then we can also do this for you.
If you book on for both matches we are offering a £10.00 discount for the Carlisle game so both matches will cost you £140.00
We are sorry but there will be no “there and back” on the day transport for these games. Also any under 18’s must be accompanied by a responsible adult for these overnight trips.
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.