MUDSA ANNUAL DINNER

The MUDSA Annual Diner will take place at Old Trafford (Manchester Suite) on Friday 23rd October this year

We do not have the menu yet, who the guest speaker is, or the entertainer, but interest is at an all time high.

We have received confirmation from over 45 people with the likelihood of us requiring 6 tables,

I have advised MUDSA of the request for 5 tables and asked for a 6th to be held provisionally until the 10th June, so if you wish to attend and have not advised me so far can you please do that within the next 10 days

The price will be £35 each, with £10 each for those requiring the bus, normal pick up’s

CLOSE SEASON UPDATE

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

BRANCH MEETING 22 MAY THE NAVIGATION MARPLE

We intend to hold the last branch meeting of the season at The Navigation Marple on Friday 22nd May commencing at 20-00.

We are endeavouring to have a guest speaker at the meeting, to give a talk and have a short Q&A session, this will be confirmed closer to the date

On the agenda will be the following:

Chairmans Address

Tickets – Home & Away

Season Tickets – Renewals and new T’s

Travel – Home & Away

Champions League Qualifier

Pre-Season Tour – USA

Charities – Chernobyl Childrens Project

Any Other Business

There will be some food for after the meeting

CHAMPIONS LEAGUE NEXT SEASON?

Well a hard fought 2-1 victory at Palace last Saturday evening, followed by the 1-1 draw between Chelsea and Liverpool see’s us on the verge of CL football next season.

Just 1 point from the last 2 games will suffice, but we shouldn’t be looking for only 1 point, lets get Arsenal turned over and then have a great week-end at Hull

There were a number of members who stayed over after Palace last Saturday evening and a great day was had by all. Some people flew, others drove but the bulk were on the train

For Hull away, it has been decided by some members to go to Hull on the Saturday evening, we have booked rooms in the Holiday Inn Express for the Saturday evening and back on the Sunday after the game, other members prefer to stay over on the Sunday evening, so we are a split camp, but sure we will all meet up before the game for a beer

CL 4th round qualifiers, should we finish 4th are to be played on 18/19 & 25/26 August, anyone thinking of going can they please get in touch to express an interest so we have approximate numbers for flights and hotel rooms

BRANCH MEETING – THURSDAY 30TH APRIL NAVIGATION MARPLE 8PM

This evening there is to be a meeting at the Navigation, Marple, start time 8pm.

One of the key items will be ST renewals, with only a month to the deadline day can you please make sure Keith has you current CC details or Cheque payable to Manchester United for the amount of the renewal, if Keith is going to be handling the renewal for you.

Keith will send e-mails or phone those people without e-mail addresses to renew there ST’s and advise of the balance of transactions during the season as applicable

Chernobyl Childrens Project have some fund raising items, so please support them if you can – see attached flyers

Chernobyl Childrens Project