The ballot results are out and we have enough tickets for at least 1 bus.
Nigel got tickets in the standard pot which makes him the top performer in the standard pot with 7 games this season
Danny seems to be the unluckiest in the standard pot this season having got only 1 away game,
Mark & Callum after having a couple at the start of the season have also had nothing for the past 12 games since Villa
Godfrey, Pete, Pat, Kieran are all also down there only having got 2 all season
Lets hope for a little more luck with Palace and Hull, although I can imagine we will not get many over 2,000 at each of those games
Well, if the papers today are to be believed, United are to play 3 games with a possible 4th in USA, but based on the West coast.
It would be great for United to confirm this to allow those supporters who follow them around the world from Manchester to be able to book flights and hotels before the prices get silly or there just aren’t seats.
The Telegraph posts the following:
Manchester United news: Louis van Gaal wins US pre-season tour battle
Old Trafford club set for two-week trip to the United States in July – a lighter schedule than last year
Van Gaal’s attention to detail has forced the organisers of the International Champions Cup – the inaugural tournament saw United beat Liverpool in the final in Miami last August – to delay confirmation of this summer’s competition until the 63-year-old was satisfied with his team’s arrangements.
And it is understood that United are now putting the finishing touches to a tour that will see them based on the west coast due to Van Gaal’s desire to avoid the more humid and unpredictable weather on the eastern side of the States
We will look to put on at least 1 bus, with it being the Bank Holiday week-end a few lads have decided to stay over.
If there is anyone else up for it let us know and see if we can arrange for Bob to stay over as well or we drive over or even get the train for a change.
A number of members have decided to go to Palace with or without tickets and make a week-end of it, going early Saturday and back Sunday, staying in the Ibis Hotel at Thornton Heath.
There were still train tickets available yesterday (Sunday 5th April) that included a zone 1-6 travel card for £40 and a twin room at the IbIs is £65 including breakfast
Don’t know how long the tickets or rooms will be at that price, especially the trains with Glossop playing at Wembley on the 9th in the FA Vase final
There will be at least 1 bus going to the game on Sunday, pick up’s being as follows:
Whaley Bridge 13-10
New Mills 13-15
Additional stop on the return in Offerton