The season ended with a 0-0 draw at Hull, but the result apart the members of the branch who travelled had a great week-end, travelling over and staying in Hull on the Saturday and returning after the game on the Sunday.
Following our last meeting on 22nd May, the major item remaining was the renewal of ST’s. I am pleased to say that everyone met the 29th May deadline so fortunately no one lost their season ticket. United had to tell supporters who phoned on the Monday that their seats had been sold, the quickest sell out in United’s history I believe
The fixtures were out on 17th June at 09-00 hours, so we can start to arrange things for next season.
The draw for the 4th qualifying round of the Champions League will be made on the 7th August with the 2 games being played on 17/18 and 25/26th August, hopefully we will not meet the likes of Monaco, CSKA Moscow or Lazio. We will of course be arranging flights and accommodation for those interested in going to the away leg. Buses will be the normal times for the home leg – 17-00 from Buxworth and then onwards from there.
The new season starts on 8th August, so please let me know before 31st July if you have not received your season tickets, we can then arrange to get paper tickets for the 1st game, if we are at home.
Transfer market is quiet, with only Memphis Depay confirmed to-date, but I am sure Louis Van Gall and Ed Woodward are working towards further signings, lets hope these are concluded in time for the new players to report for pre-season training and the tour, to get them settled in before the real business starts
If there is anything you need over the summer break, please drop me an e-mail, text or give me a ring. However please remember that when we are in the USA, there is an 8 hour time difference, the UK being 8 hours in front of San Francisco, I won’t appreciate getting calls in the middle of the night, unless it is really urgent, and I am sure you won’t appreciate having me ring you back at the same time the following night.
Have a good summer and see you all next season