Author Archives: Keith Udale

SECOND OF FOUR CONSEQUTIVE AWAY GAMES

Well after the international break, which saw us with 4 players injured, Jones, Fellaini, Bailly & Rashford, although the Jones played and Rashford came on at Liverpool as a substitute, the side didn’t look right. It was a long afternoon at Anfield, and an even longer journey back hearing that City put 7 past Stoke.

Still we got a point at Anfield, some may say a lucky point looking at the number of shots and possession stats, but David De Gea was only really asked to perform one sure goal save, he is the best keeper in the world, I have no doubt about that.

3 more away games on the trot, good luck to the lads from the branch who travelled yesterday and those going to Lisbon today.

Lise & I travel on Wednesday for the game in Lisbon, followed by Huddersfield at 3pm on Saturday and then away to Swansea next Tuesday,

This is then followed by the MUDSA dinner on Friday the 27th with Spurs at home on the 28th  and lastly Benfica at home on 31st October, a busy month all round, a lot of air miles for some of us and a few late nights and early mornings.

Safe travels everyone who is going to the away’s in the next 8 days and stay safe, Lisbon is a beautiful city, but there are still pick pockets operating there so watch your valuables

 

 

CHAMPIONS LEAGUE – FIXTURES AND DATES

The draw for the group stage has taken place and the other teams in our group are Benfica, CSKA Moscow and Basel with the games being played as follows,

(Kick off time given yet but presume all 19-45 UK time)

Tuesday 12 September – Basel (H)

Wed 27th September – CSKA Moscow (A)

Wed 18th October – Benfica (A) we are all booked for the trip

Tuesday 31st October – Benfica (H)

Wed 22nd November –  Basel (A) we have booked into The Hotel City Inn across the road from the station, which is where we stayed the last time we played Basel.

Tuesday 5 December – CSKA Moscow (H)

MUDSA ANNUAL DINNER

The date for this years MUDSA Dinner is Friday 27th October, it is also the 20th anniversary of the annual dinners, with Ryan Giggs confirmed as the guest speaker.

There will be a 3 course meal plus tea and coffee, the menu is as follows

Starter
Classic Atlantic Cold Water King Prawn Cocktail, Baby Gem Salad, Marie Rose Sauce, Brown bread and butter 
Main
28 Day Dry Aged Shorthorn Sirloin Steak, SautÃed Forest Mushrooms, Vine Tomatoes, Thyme and Garlic Roast Potato, Peppercorn Sauce
Vegetarian option-Main

Asparagus and Truffle Raviolini, Chestnut Puree, Butternut Squash Velout, Fricassee of Baby Vegetables, Toasted Hazelnuts

Dessert

Sticky Date and Toffee Pudding with Butterscotch Sauce, Vanilla Seed Ice Cream

Tea & Coffee with after dinner mints
Cost is £35 each, with a £10 supplement if we require any table of 12 from the normal tables of 10, so please bear that in mind, it is less than £1 for each person on a table with 12 people on it.

Due to some unforeseen circumstance there are 2 places now available so if anyone wants to join us at the last minute please get in touch

Looking forward to another great evening, this is the best value for money at Old Trafford

Buses laid on at £10 a head

Bus 1 – Chapel (17-45), Whaley (18-00) & Marple (The Navigation) 18-30

Bus 2 – Compstall (18-25), Marple (The Railway) 18-30, Garners Lane (18-45) and The Knickerbrook (18-50).

Bus 3 – Simmondley (Hare & Hounds) 18-00, Turnlee Road (18-05) & Glossop (Bodycheck) 18-10

MUNICH REMEMBERED – 6 FEBRUARY

We have talked about running a trip to commemorate the 60th anniversary of the Munich Disaster, so as flights have now been released there are a couple of options for flying to Munich

Direct flight with Lufthansa departing 10-30 on 5th February and returning late on the Wednesday evening, cost of flight £177

Hotel Amba close to railway station for £65 each for two nights based on 2 sharing a twin room

Airport transfers and train to the memorial site are not included but will be about £20

So without food and drink you are looking at £260 each

One option is to fly with BA via Heathrow and this reduces the price by about £25, however the prices will go up I am sure if we leave it to late.

For those who can’t get 3 days off work, then you could consider going on Sunday evening 17-50 arriving at 20-55 have 2 night in Munich and return late Tuesday 22-15 arr 23-20 then the flights would be £151, both direct flights, EasyJet out and Lufthansa home

 

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