Thanks to Alison McMullan we have now sourced a Hotel for the Hartlepool United match on Saturday 8th October – it’s about 30 miles south from Hartlepool – it’s on the coast at Saltburn. The Saltburn House Hotel also has a Working Men’s club attached with Sky TV. If you want to have a look – The Saltburn House Hotel, Marine Parade, Saltburn-by-the-Sea TS12 1BX
We can confirm the costs will be the same as for Morecambe - £65.00, and £45.00 for under 16’s (doesn’t include the train)– so if you want to book on please start doing so as we have to confirm numbers. The hotel have agreed to hold them for us so that we can go ahead at start taking booking. We have 6 single, 13 Twin and 6 Doubles on reserve and available at the moment.
We will travel direct to the hotel before the game, and then take the train from Saltburn to Hartlepool which takes about an hour, cost is about £8.40 return for adults (we could get group tickets which will make it cheaper) - as we have done before when at Blackpool for Accrington – We aim to bet at the hotel for midday – the train for leaves at 12.57, which I just round the corner from the hotel, arriving at 2.01 in Hartlepool – we will have a change at Middlesbrough. The first return train is at 17.19 and later trains at 19 minutes past the hour.
It will be an early start – 5.30am. This allows for the 5½ travelling and an hours stop – getting to the Hotel for Midday. We will have a couple of comfort stops on the way up - Peterborough and Wetherby Services.
Morecambe – update – we have now booked the initial rooms for this overnight trip on the 24th September 25 booked on – we still have rooms available if you want to join us.
Also taking bookings for Portsmouth 3rd September and Stevenage 10th September – as of today we have 38 for Portsmouth and 31 for Stevenage -
I will be in Redz Bar on Saturday from 12.30pm if you want to pay deposits for Morecambe, and Hartlepool if you want.
See you Saturday at the Notts County match
Just to remind you that we have sponsored both Jason Banton (away) and Josh Payne (home) shirts – if you want to enter into the end of season draw for these shirts and contribute to the sponsorship (minimum £5.00) we would be grateful.
Our match advertising board will remain in its current position on pitch side – and its already getting results for us in terms of new supporters booking on for the away matches for the first time.
Some supporters have asked about our “Time of the last Crawley goal” we organised on the away coaches – this will be brought back from the Portsmouth match, so get your £1.00’s ready – for those who don’t know about this – You draw out three balls (1 – 90) which have numbers on these co-inside with the minutes of the game – if you score I that minute you could win, however, it’s the last Crawley goal that wins – so if Crawley scored in the 5th minute you will be sweating for the next 85+ minutes, if they score again you are out (unless you have that minute as well). Whoever had the next minute that they scored is now the potential winner – 45 and 90 minutes also get the added time. The winner receives a £15.00 voucher to put towards another away game. We may sell an additional set of numbers so could have two winners on the coach. Each will receive a £15.00 voucher. All monies made from this helps towards keeping the coach costs down and the buffets provided.
We would point out that during October we have 5 away matches which will hit the financial pockets of every travelling supporter – not only for coaches but match tickets as well, starting with Charlton Athletic – EFL Trophy 4th, Hartlepool United 8th, Cheltenham Town 15th,Yeovil Town 26th, and finally finishing with our overnight trip to Carlisle United 29th - so depending on levels of support for these matches it could mean that we take minibuses of if we can agree do a combined coach with the CTSA.
If you want to start showing your interest for these October matches we will then decide what we will do and arrange accordingly and keep you informed.
NEW DEPARTURE LOCATION ON AWAY MATCH DAYS - FROM THE STADIUM
From the Portsmouth game on the 3rd September we will be reverting back to leaving for away games from the Stadium, rather than the New Moon, with numbers increasing all the time, it’s better to park up there as parking is ready available. We will still do the drop offs on the return journey in Northgate and the Town Centre.
OVERNIGHT TRIP TO MORECAMBE = Please start book on for this trip - 25 all ready confirmed.