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Update Tuesday 28th March 2017
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The coach to Newport County will now depart from the Stadium at 9.00am on Saturday due to a Road Closure on the M4 between Junctions 12 & 13 over the weekend - there could be delays so we want to allow some extra time for the diversion. Appologies if this causes any difficulties or changes any arrangements you have made.
That was a relief on Saturday to get the three points and virtually secure league football next season – it’s been a worry with our home form recently but we were fortunate to meet an Orient side that looked resigned to playing in the Conference next season – and with our opponents next weekend Newport County also losing it doesn’t look to good for them either. The attendance on Saturday was just under 3000, which was also good to see, made even better that our owner Ziya Eren was here to see it as well. We had a chat with Selim Gaygusuz, Koray Duman and Ziya Eren on Saturday before the game when they were walking about the stadium meeting other supporters
With 4 home matches still to play, it would now be a good time to let the team have a bit more freedom and really attack our visitors and give the fans some real entertainment – even losing playing like that the fans wouldn’t mind – so to come are Plymouth Argyle, Cheltenham Town, Carlisle United and finally Mansfield Town – who we know will be up for it with Mr Evans winding up the home crowd as we know he will do – with some good humoured banter going in his direction as well. It was his first game in charge when we played in Mansfield back in November, and they still have a chance of the playoffs. Steve will always be welcomed back to Crawley for what he achieved here.
The good news for us next Saturday is that our supporters coach is now FULL for the trip to Newport County, so if anyone else wants to travel we can put you on a standby list should anyone drop out in the meantime. If any of you that have booked on find that you can’t now travel to the game, please let me know as soon as you can so that we can fill the space. The lunch time buffet has been booked at the Major’s Retreat which is about an hour from Newport – we should have about an hour and a half stop before making the trip into Wales.
On the promotion front it looks so far that both Doncaster and Plymouth are likely to be playing in League 1 next season – that’s two of the long trips taken off the travel for next season. Lincoln City are sitting top of the Conference with three games in hand over Forest Green Rovers, who they beat on Saturday – again they look odds on to be playing League Football next season. On the relegation from League 1 – Coventry City, Chesterfield look likely candidates with Swindon starting to become detached from the rest at the bottom of the League. But there are still teams looking either to get promoted or looking over their shoulders the other way.
Travel Update – 3 away matches remaining now taking coach bookings for all of these matches
League 2 match at Newport County – Saturday 1st April – 3.00pm kick off - COACH NOW FULL - Standby list available
For this game we now depart the Stadium at 9.00am (brought forward by 30 minutes) and the costs are Adults £20.00 and under 16’s to £10.00 – we will be stopping at the Majors Retreat at Tormanton for a buffet and drinks on the way to the match. We hope to be at the pub for Midday, and depart about 1.15pm for the game - its just under an hours drive from the pub to the ground. We are now taking bookings for this match – please contact me via E mail or phone (07771792346) or Patrick via Twitter/Facebook to book on – we will confirm all bookings so that you know you are on the coach.
League 2 match at Accrington Stanley – Easter Monday 17th April – 3.00pm kick off - 21 booked on
For this game we depart the Stadium at 6.00am and the costs are Adults £20.00 and under 16’s to £10.00 – We are talking to a pub for a stop on route, but may not be able to provide a buffet - we may be able to arrange Sausage or Bacon Rolls - it will be an early stop as they have another lunchtime booking, also being a Bank Holiday traffic is always on the heavy side hence an earlier departure, we would prefer to arrive an hour earlier than late - as soon as the details are confirmed we will update.
Please contact me via E mail or phone (07771792346) or Patrick via Twitter/Facebook to book on – we will confirm all bookings so that you know you are on the coach.
League 2 match at Cambridge United – Saturday 29th April – 3.00pm kick off - 20 booked on at present - we have the facility to take additional coaches to this game if required.
We depart the Stadium at 10.30am and the costs are Adults £15.00 and under 16’s to £10.00 - please contact me via E mail or phone (07771792346) or Patrick via Twitter/Facebook to book on – we will confirm all bookings so that you know you are on the coach. We will also hopefully be arranging a buffet for this trip at the George Inn, Babraham - where we stopped last season. For any adult that has travelled to either Newport County or Accrington Stanley - your fare will be £10.00.
We will also be drawing out 6 names and inviting them to join us at the last game of the season against Mansfield which we have sponsored - selection criteria is that you must have completed 10 or more away matches on the GH coach this season. Your name will be put into a hat and then the lucky 6 will have the choice of joining us for the corporate afternoon - we will draw out a couple of extra should anyone drop out.
Sussex Senior Cup Final against Brighton & Hove Albion- we have started a list for those who are interested in going to the game - 18 so far have indicated they would like to travel to the game on the coach.
Still no details about the date or K/O time at the AMEX Stadium we will put the details of the supporters coach(es) travelling to this game.
If you want to book on any of the above, please either contact me or Patrick via twitter/Facebook – we will confirm all bookings as they are received.
OUR CONTACT DETAILS
Alain – Alain.Harper@isgplc.com or 07771-792346
Patrick is on Twitter and Facebook, we are also on Twitter as @GHCoaches
Finally we have an E mail list - now standing at over 300 supporters, who receive our updates – if you want to receive them please send us your E mail address and we will add it.
Travel form for our records
Also if you haven’t fill out our travel form please can you do it so that we can update or records – if you need one then please E mail and I will forward one on to you.