BRANCH MEMBERSHIP

Are you a Manchester United Supporter who lives in the High Peak or Surrounding area who wishes to be more involved in a group rather than travelling to games on your own?

We are an official branch of the Manchester United Supporters Clubs, we attend all home and away games, we have mini buses to each home game and most away games.

Run our own trips to European away games, usually 1 or 2 nights stay and generally cheaper than the club’s day trips

We hold regular branch meetings on the last Thursday or Friday in the month, subject to fixture dates

See our contact page for more details

 

BUXTON v MANCHESTER UNITED LEGENDS DAY – 25TH JUNE

On 25th June the Legends take on Buxton FC, kick off 14-00 gates open at 12-00

The branch is planning to buy tickets for this and if sufficient numbers run a bus up there.

We will be buying tickets later today, Monday 12th June, so please let me know if you are interested

Likely pick up’s will be Stockport, Marple, Whaley and Chapel, if sufficient people in Glossop will call there as well

Named squad so far :

Fraser Digby, Arthur Albiston, Russell Beardsmore, Clayton Blackmore, David May, Lee Martin, Sammy McIlroy, Ben Thornley, Frank Stapleton, Andy Ritchie, Danny Webber, Peter Barnes, Peter Davenport

 

UEFA SUPER CUP – 8 AUGUST

Well, we now know who we will paly in the super cup, Real Madrid. After there 4-1 victory over Juventus we can look forward to playing against Real twice in the coming months, once in Santa Clara on the 23rd July and now in Skopje, Macedonia on 8th August.

Glad it wasn’t Juventus to be honest, although they would have a 15 hour drive I am sure that would be the mode for most of their fans.

Real Madrid, whilst they have no water to cross, it is a 28 hour drive and flights are not cheap, around £400 with connections of up to 5 hours in places

Glad we have booked up early, travelling on Sunday to Sofia, 1 night stay there followed by a 3 hour road journey on the Monday morning, 2 nights in Skopje and then on Wednesday morning, we return to Sofia for an  overnight stay and home Thursday lunch time.

We have all this booked, so we only need to get match tickets now from United, surely we must be getting a reasonable allocation for this game

EUROPA CUUP FINAL – STOCKHOLM

The branch was well represented at the final in Stockholm, the bulk of us departing on Tuesday morning, flying to Krakow in Poland and spending a very cheap night there.

We arrived into Stockholm at 15-00 and with transfers to hotel arranged we were meeting up with other members of the branch later in the afternoon for a beer and catch up before making our way to the stadium.

The atmosphere was a little sombre in the lead up to the game, remembering all those people who lost their lives and were injured in the bombing on Monday evening, Ajax supporters also offered their condolences, and at the time of kick off, they were all remembered for the way the silence was observed.

The game, whilst Ajax had a lot of possession they did not pose any real threats, with the keeper only having one real save to make. The goals we scored certainly took the wing out of their sails and we coasted to the win we so dearly needed to get into the Champions League next season.

After the game, a lot of bars in the city centre were closed, but we had all day Thursday to celebrate, with not flying home until the Friday.

Thanks to the people of Stockholm who were very friendly, the bars that did lower prices to accommodate the drinking habits of both the Dutch and English supporters, the police for not being heavy handed.

The only thing I would ask is that UEFA consider there ticket allocation policy and choice of venue, the ground was to small, the logistics of getting to Stockholm were difficult but most importantly the allocation of tickets to both clubs was to small

Have a great summer, looking forward to Tuesday and Wednesday games in Europe and more Saturday games than we had this season

END OF SEASON – THANKS

Well, the season went out on a high, lifting the Europa Cup and ensuring we are not in the Europa Cup next season but straight into the group stage of the Champions League.

We have now a full set of trophies, and 2 in a season with the EFL and the Europa Cup, not forgetting the Community Shield.

We now need to improve our attacking, the midfield need to produce more goals, and we hope that Zlatan will decide to stay for another season, he is such an asset, not only for his goal scoring, but for the help he is giving the younger players.

Let’s hope that Ed Woodward can negotiate the transfers of the players Jose has given him and let us start the season off with renewed belief

We will see in July when the team take a somewhat criss cross tour of the USA, starting in LA, then to Salt lake City, Houston, San Jose and finally Washington, before coming back to Europe and games in Oslo and Dublin, before the Super Cup in Skopje, Macedonia.

If anyone is doing all these games then you certainly have deep pockets full of money, good luck on your travels

We are going to Houston, San Jose and probably Washington on the way home, as far as the 2 games in Europe, Oslo would be the favourite with Lise coming from there.

Skopje, booked up flights and hotels, just need tickets for the games. if anyone else is thinking of going we are travelling via Sofia and have sorted out transfers to Skopje.

Have a great summer what ever your plans and will post information as soon as the fixtures are issued and then get a schedule for the branch meetings as well

Thanks to you all for supporting the branch by using the buses for home and away games and attending the branch meetings,

BRANCH MEETING – FRIDAY 28TH APRIL – 8PM

There is a branch meeting to be held on Friday at The Marple Social and Forces Club, this is 4 Lime Kiln Lane, Marple and if walking from Navigation, walk to canal, turn right up beside the canal and then there is a little path over the canal that leads to the club.

For those driving then you go past the Navigation, towards Strines/New Mills, over the canal, round the bend and the 2nd right, Lime Kiln Lane, just follow the road up and there is a large car park where you can park up

Kieran has said he will put on some food for after the meeting

This will be the last meeting of the season so a good turn out would be nice

CELTA VIGO – AWAY

Flights are all booked as is the hotel and transfers from Porto to Vigo, itinerary is as follows:

Wednesday 3rd May – Brussels Airlines flight 2184 at 06-10 from T3

Brussels Airlines flight 3811 at 10-55 to Porto

Coach transfer – Porto to Vigo

Hotel – Oca Ipanema – 2 nights room only

Friday 5th May transfer hotel to Porto airport 16-30

Porto to Manchester direct flight 19-50 arr 22-20 Monarch flight 1381

ANDERLECHT – AWAY

The ballot results have been published and unfortunately at this stage we have 3 people without tickets, so we need to wait for the 2nd ballot on Monday

For those travelling we are on Ryanair FR3238 at 07-50 on Wednesday 12th April, transfer arranged to hotel, IBIS Grande Place in Brussels, we will arrange transport from the hotel to the ground and back again after the match, in addition we have the transfer from the hotel to airport on the Friday at 12-30.

We will be on BA395 at 5-25 followed by BA1402 18-15, arriving in Manchester at 19-15

 

SUNDERLAND AWAY – EARLY DRINK

We have been approached by a landlord in Co Durham, that is we would like an early drink before the game they are prepared to open up as early as 07-30, which I guess is a little early for us.

If we leave 1 1/2 hours to get to the ground and get in, although it is only 30 minutes drive, and we plan to get there at 10-00 we can get a couple of hours in. It will mean leaving Stockport at 06-30 via Buxton and 07-30 from Charlesworth

Please let me have your thoughts