Providing the official Red Devil supporters transport to away games - We're back up and runningI was in two minds about travelling by coach. As I said to Pat on Saturday I thought it might be a closed shop/bit of a clique. Well I got that totally wrong. Everyone was so friendly and welcoming
Status of away travel
NEXT AWAY GAME – COME AND WATCH THE RED DEVILS ON THE ROAD
OUR NEXT TRIP IS THE MIDWEEK GAME AT WALSALL ON TUESDAY 7th DECEMBER 2021 – IT’S VERY LIKELY THAT WE WILL ONLY BE TAKING A MINIBUS TO THIS GAME AS WE HAVE HAD LITTLE RESPONCE FOR THIS GAME – WE DEPART FROM THE STADIUM AT 3.00PM TRAVELLING STRAIGHT TO WALSALL – WE WILL HAVE A COMFORT/COFFEE BREAK ON EACH JOURNEY. COST IS £20.00 –
WE ALSO TAKING BOOKINGS FOR BOTH LEYTON ORIENT AND STEVENAGE – DETAIL OF THESE TRIPS ARE BELOW
Please contact either Alain or Patrick to book your seat – at the moment we have 12 supporters travelling to Walsall so only 5 seats remaining.
Disappointing result on Saturday – now a break until we travel to Walsall
Once again we failed to hold on to at least a point against Mansfield when they scored from a breakaway that we didn’t defend properly and that again as Tuesday evening was disappointing – in both matches we hit the bar in added time. We need to start playing from the first minutes of a game, not in the second half when trying to come from a losing position as we have for many games this season – its so frustrating not only for the management but also us as supporters. Our goal was another great strike from James Tilley who has now score 4 goals in 3 matches – but we need other players to contribute. Tilley and Kwesi Appiah can’t do it all the time.
It was good to see that the new Scoreboard was starting to be used – looks like a great addition to the stadium – and well worth the wait – the official opening of it will be for the Oldham game in three weeks time our next home match.
We now have a break until the Walsall game on Tuesday 7th December as next Saturday is the FA Cup 2nd round weekend.
In the Sussex Senior Cup we have been drawn away to Eastbourne Town – no details have been issued about this game at the moment.
Rafiq Kaleel has been loaned out to Kings Langley until January to gain some much needed game time.
OVERNIGHT TO HARROGATE
We have now booked the Travelodge in Harrogate for our trip their on Tuesday 8th February with a 7.45pm kick off – cost for this trip is £65 for a single room and £55.00 for a shared family room – we will depart from the stadium at 10.30am and make a day of it with a couple of stops on the way up, and then check into the Hotel before the game – we aim to get to Harrogate for about 4.00pm. We will only be taking a minibus for this trip so 17 seats available. If you want to book on then please contact me or Patrick – again we will need a £30.00 deposit when booking. We need to confirm and pay for all the rooms by early January.
GH CHRISTMAS MEAL – please book now if you want to join us. – Now only 1 place available – we may be able to stretch it to two if a couple want to join us.
We have arranging a Christmas get together after the Oldham Athletic game on Saturday 18th December 2021 at Gatwick Manor – cost for the 3 course Christmas Fayre is £30.00 per person, and we will put some wine on the tables as well – which is included in the cost. We are limited to 24 people – however we will need a £10.00 deposit to confirm your place at the table – this is open for you bringing your partners. We have arranged the meal for 7.30pm so we aim to start arriving from 6.45pm for a pre-meal drink – we have two tables of twelve people. We will confirm your booking for the evening.
At the moment we don’t need you to choose your food from the Christmas Menu selection which we will send out later but we need to know if you want to join us so that we can book you in, just remember that this is the same evening as the final of “Strictly” and many of your partners will be glued to the TV for this.
NEXT AWAY MATCHES UNTIL THE NEW YEAR.
For our trip to Walsall on Tuesday 7th December we will depart from the Stadium at 3.00pm and the cost will be £20.00 – for this trip we are only taking the minibus due to the low numbers booked on at the moment – we have 11 on board so have 6 seats remaining if you want to travel. We will have a couple of comfort breaks during the journey and will try and find somewhere to have a drink and eat before the game near the stadium if we make good time.
Details below for the Leyton Orient and Stevenage games we have decided that you can start booking on for these matches until the New Year – all departures are from the Stadium –
For Stevenage we would like to know as soon as possible if you are going to travel on the coaches as there is no public transport on Boxing Day. We need to get coaches sorted if we are to take more than one.
Should we take more than one coach to any of these games we will then need supporters to pre-pay for their seats – we will keep you updated about this should it happen. You can still pay for your seats when booking but will need to collect coach tickets from me if we take more than one to each game.
Saturday 11th December 2021 – Midday departure – Leyton Orient – £20.00 – no buffet stop – 39 booked on
Sunday 26th December 2021 – 11.30am departure – Stevenage – £20.00 – no buffet stop – 38 booked on
We have now decided that the trip to Carlisle United will be an overnight trip – so please can you now start confirming your booking onto our second overnight trip of the season to Carlisle United – we have 19 booked on at the present time which again is not enough for this trip to run a coach so like a couple of years ago we just took a minibus and my car – cost is £75 for a Twin/Family room or £95 for a single occupancy room. Full details of the Carlisle United trip are on our website – www.ghcoaches.co.uk.
Carlisle United 15th January 2022
We depart from the stadium at 5.30am for the trip and will have a comfort break at the M6 Toll services for half an hour. We aim to be at the Beehive in Penrith for Midday for the buffet lunch which is about 50 minutes from Carlisle. We will drive back to Penrith to the Hotel which is on the opposite side of the M6 motorway.
We have at the moment reserved both Double and Family Rooms for this trip,
Cost for the trip are for a single occupancy room is £95.00 and for a shared room is £75.00 these costs are for room only – if you want breakfast then that is an extra £5.75 and you can pay that on the Sunday morning to the hotel. The costs include the Hotel Room, Travel by coach and a Buffet on Saturday lunchtime.
We will depart from Penrith on Sunday morning at 9.30am and again will have a comfort stop after about two hours if it is required or we will continue to the M6 Toll services to have a longer break before travelling back to Crawley for about 4.00pm.
Please start booking from now – we need to confirm all the rooms by Mid-December with Travelodge. If you want to travel after that date you may have to pay extra for the rooms if we can get them.
Anyone under 18’s must be accompanied by an appropriate adult for these trips.
We need a £30.00 deposit to confirm your booking.
We have a good time.