Just a quick update to say what an amazing end to the day with two new major signings - both vastly experienced players both played in higher divisions and how anyone can complain about these then they shouldn't be supporting the club
Firstly - Romain Vincelot from Bradford City - a defender who can play in midfield if needed - sign a two year deal and a fee was paid to Bradford.
Then an hour or so later Filipe Morais a midfield play maker from Championship side Bolton Wanderers on a 3 year deal.
Twitter and Facebook were going overboard with congratulations to the club for these signings - hopefully in the next few days we will see even more new faces coming into the club - the side has a much stronger feel now and we could be in for a good season.
AWAY TRAVEL UPDATE
We now only have 7 seats on the coach to Cheltenham - please book on as soon as you can so that we can confirm the requirement of a second coach with Premier.
We had a meeting with Premier Transport this week and can confirm that all the details have now been finalised for the coming season – which starts with the trip to Cheltenham on the 4th August.
£20 is plenty – we are pleased to confirm that this season, apart from the two overnight trips that coach travel to each league game will be £20.00 for all travellers – so whether you go to Stevenage, Oldham or Grimsby it will be the same. We have money in the bank for any shortfall on the longer trips. We will also endeavour to provide buffet lunches as well over the season – this depends whether we take more than one coach as the pubs we use are generally small and can just about cope with one. I hope you agree that this is a terrific travel price.
Our opening League Two game is now only two weeks away for the trip to Cheltenham on the 4th August. The coach has only 10 seats remaining and we have the option of a second if it’s not booked up before we can confirm we need it. SO please contact us as soon as possible if you want to travel as we can’t guarantee the second being available if we leave it too late to book up. Premier are going to inform me should this coach not be available.
We are booked into the Inn for All Seasons on the A40 at Burford. Should we take two coaches then it’s unlikely that a buffet will be able to be provided. We have stopped on previous trips to Cheltenham, although small it does have a large garden at the side, but it will take a bit of time for everyone to be served.
The coach departs the Broadfield Stadium at 9.30am and we hope to arrive at the pub for midday, subject to traffic on the M23 and M25. Cost for this game is £20.00 for all – which if a buffet is provided will be included. The game kicks off at 3.00pm.
The next away match is then the Carabao Cup against League 1 side Bristol Rovers on Tuesday 14th August with a 7.45pm kick off – we depart from the Stadium at 2.30pm and hopefully will have time for a short stop at the Majors Retreat at Tormanton which has also been confirmed. Depending on numbers we will endeavour to run a coach and organise a small buffet, if low then we will use the minibus. Again cost for this trip is £20.00. The game will be played to a finish, but will go straight to penalties at 90 minutes if drawn with no extra time being played.
PORT VALE – Saturday 18th August 2018 – the supporters coach departs the stadium at 8.00am for the trip to Stoke – cost is £20.00 for all – we hope to arrange a buffet stop at the Cross Keys at Castle Donington before the game, this is a change of route using the M1 and A50 - distance wise is slightly shorter.
BOOK NOW FOR AWAY TRAVEL
We are now taking bookings for both of these games, so please contact us to book on – also please pay before travel. I will base myself in the East Grinstead bar before each of the games if you want to see me then and in REDZ for the game on the 28th July when we play at the Broadfield Stadium.
Checkatrade EFL Trophy – we have been drawn in Group A alongside Portsmouth and Gillingham – the under 21 side has been confirmed as Tottenham Hotspurs – we are at home to Portsmouth and Spurs U21’s and away to Gillingham – match dates to be confirmed.
Crawley 0 Ipswich 1.
It was good to meet a few supporters last night and watch the friendly game at East Grinstead against Ipswich – good to see Jordan Roberts and Gwion Edwards who signed from Peterborough the day before in a strong Ipswich side line up. Although we were beaten 1 – 0 there are encouraging signs from the squad which we know is light in numbers at the moment with new players being signed over the next two weeks.
Today they have a behind closed doors friendly against Arsenal at their training ground. They also have another on Friday at Brighton before the next game supporters can watch on Saturday against League 1 Charlton Athletic again at East Grinstead with a 3.00pm kick off – as last night there is no parking at the ground for supporters.
See you Saturday for the next match we can watch
Alain – firstname.lastname@example.org or 07771-792346
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