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Title: IMPORTANT - MARINE TRAVEL
Post by: Pilgrim86 on April 17, 2010, 09:09:05 PM
Hello,

The club have have generously decided to provide TWO coaches to Marine next Saturday, FREE OF CHARGE, but on a first come, first served basis.

The club are asking for a 5 pound deposit on any seat on the coach, to be refunded on the day when you turn up.

This is through the club, NOT BUSA, so contact the club on 364406 to reserve your place, and then pay the 5 pounds in person at the club offices.

Ring and speak to John on 364406 for more details!

COME ON YOU YELLOWS!

P.S. Anybody originally booked on the BUSA coach will travel free, and DOES NOT have to book with the club. Anybody who then books with the club, despite being down as going with BUSA, will be taking up 2 spaces, depriving somebody else of going.
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Post by: Lord Cutler Knobhead on April 17, 2010, 09:14:23 PM
Great news, Will they pick me up en route
(In sort of the London area?!)
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Post by: kingofnaves on April 17, 2010, 09:16:30 PM
what time do they leave?Would be nice to see some local companies helping out aswell!
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Post by: woad_pilgrim on April 17, 2010, 09:25:19 PM
Great gesture by Dave Newton we are lucky to have such a generous man in charge of our club. I won't be taking up a seat as I'll be driving as normal so as many fans as possible can make the journey as possible, like those that cannot normally afford to travel etc.
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Post by: wez33 on April 17, 2010, 10:06:41 PM
Thats great news il be enquiring about this first thing monday!
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Post by: Carl Newell on April 17, 2010, 10:29:21 PM
Maybe it would be a nice gesture form Cropleys to subsidise travel in some way as obviously they are a local bus company and it will be their last game as main shirt sponsors.
Title: Re: IMPORTANT - MARINE TRAVEL
Post by: Carol Voce on April 17, 2010, 10:31:41 PM
Brilliant gesture by the wonderful owners. What say you, Roo?
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Post by: TransitVan_ on April 17, 2010, 10:50:05 PM
great news  :bunny
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Post by: kingofnaves on April 17, 2010, 10:53:49 PM
Carl! Two seperate companies-Cropleys
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Post by: BUFC Loyal on April 17, 2010, 10:57:02 PM
offices open tomorrow ?
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Post by: kingofnaves on April 17, 2010, 11:19:09 PM
Could be!Try before 10am because JB is often spotted in ASDA on Sundays
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Post by: PilgrimSam on April 17, 2010, 11:43:43 PM
Deffo doing this. Just made my day :)
Title: Re: IMPORTANT - MARINE TRAVEL
Post by: Pete B on April 18, 2010, 08:06:51 AM
Brilliant gesture by the wonderful owners. What say you, Roo?

I don't think he's even aware that Boston are still playing association football.
Title: Re: IMPORTANT - MARINE TRAVEL
Post by: noughtyforties on April 18, 2010, 10:01:25 AM
Booked myself and the boy on today.

I think as a reciprocal gesture all deposits should be given back to Utd as a Save the Pilgrims donation. Thats what I intend to do and have said as much to JB this morning. There is no way I could have afforded the BUSA price for 2 of us but I'm happy to plonk a tenner in the StP if it means being there.

I hope others follow suit.
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Post by: Bostonshire on April 18, 2010, 10:04:05 AM
Booked myself and the boy on today.

I think as a reciprocal gesture all deposits should be given back to Utd as a Save the Pilgrims donation. Thats what I intend to do and have said as much to JB this morning. There is no way I could have afforded the BUSA price for 2 of us but I'm happy to plonk a tenner in the StP if it means being there.

I hope others follow suit.

Fantastic idea
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Post by: PilgrimSam on April 18, 2010, 10:06:26 AM
Booked my tickets. Seems too good to be true  ;D  Hope there is a good atmosphere on the coach
Title: Re: IMPORTANT - MARINE TRAVEL
Post by: BUFC Loyal on April 18, 2010, 11:29:32 AM
been told by Jan that the BUSA coach is also free of charge just to clear things up , so anyone who was/is booked on the BUSA coach will also get to go to Marine free of charge
Title: Re: IMPORTANT - MARINE TRAVEL
Post by: oxo on April 18, 2010, 11:43:25 AM
I have also booked for me and grandson Andy and I agree, my tenner will also be donated. A great gesture by a great Chairman of what is now a gret club.
Title: Re: IMPORTANT - MARINE TRAVEL
Post by: PompeyPilgrim on April 18, 2010, 12:17:34 PM
Its a great thing for the club to do; I'll be driving over and going so there's a couple more fans going to bolster the away support; seems quite a good setup at Marine although I haven't been before...  Great result yesterday and like so many have said on here already; the title is in our hands.  Up the Pilgrims!!!
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Post by: palada on April 18, 2010, 01:07:12 PM
Great desture from the chairman. Booked me and the boy last night and have donated the tenner into the fund. Really hope results go our way in midweek although it would be very sweet to win at Marine.
Title: Re: IMPORTANT - MARINE TRAVEL
Post by: Tamara on April 18, 2010, 01:33:42 PM
We are hoping to go, not sure if Jack is yet (parents on stand by!!)
We will be going in the car though to allow extra seats for others who can't make it.

Hopefully a party atmosphere just like Hayes!
So get your face paints, hats etc & lets really get behind Boston United  ;D
Title: Re: IMPORTANT - MARINE TRAVEL
Post by: Shippy92 on April 18, 2010, 04:47:41 PM
Be on the bus for this! Looking forward to it.... Might even have to get some photos of you all on the way up  :D
Title: Re: IMPORTANT - MARINE TRAVEL
Post by: TransitVan_ on April 18, 2010, 06:11:09 PM
Be on the bus for this! Looking forward to it.... Might even have to get some photos of you all on the way up  :D
You on Bus number 3?
Title: Re: IMPORTANT - MARINE TRAVEL
Post by: Bostonshire on April 18, 2010, 06:34:28 PM
Me and wife with brother going by car, decided against the bus as i have a car and thought there is many people who want to go to the game that have no other transport and cant afford the train etc so id rather they have our seats than us.
Title: Re: IMPORTANT - MARINE TRAVEL
Post by: Bunyan on April 18, 2010, 07:05:45 PM
Buses full now according to O/S :'(
Title: Re: IMPORTANT - MARINE TRAVEL
Post by: Shippy92 on April 18, 2010, 07:29:34 PM
Be on the bus for this! Looking forward to it.... Might even have to get some photos of you all on the way up  :D
You on Bus number 3?

I'm not too sure as Craig Singleton has sorted it all out for me, so probably wont find out until Wednesday.
Title: Re: IMPORTANT - MARINE TRAVEL
Post by: cappo on April 18, 2010, 07:51:21 PM
Booked myself and the boy on today.

I think as a reciprocal gesture all deposits should be given back to Utd as a Save the Pilgrims donation. Thats what I intend to do and have said as much to JB this morning. There is no way I could have afforded the BUSA price for 2 of us but I'm happy to plonk a tenner in the StP if it means being there.

I hope others follow suit.
well said andy
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Post by: wez33 on April 18, 2010, 08:29:18 PM
was going first thing tommorow then i saw the buses are full already..
I tryed ringing up about 11 this morning to no answer
Title: Re: IMPORTANT - MARINE TRAVEL
Post by: Steviemas on April 18, 2010, 08:49:57 PM
 Yep , was going to do the same tomorrow, book me and my little un on bus, looking like the car now unless anyone knows of any other independant buses going, tis a shame but we'll be there whatever, should be a great day out.
Title: Re: IMPORTANT - MARINE TRAVEL
Post by: Gaz on April 18, 2010, 09:18:36 PM
Will BUSA be running another coach?
Title: Re: IMPORTANT - MARINE TRAVEL
Post by: Gaz on April 18, 2010, 10:06:08 PM
Is there anyone from BUSA on the forum who could let me know if there will be another bus going even if it is for a fee?
Title: Re: IMPORTANT - MARINE TRAVEL
Post by: Pride of Bostonshire on April 19, 2010, 07:17:30 AM
Surely they have to run another coach even if they charge for it.

With interest like this it's a good job the capacity of the 'Arriva Stadium' is 2800, I just hope they print enough programmes... and that we win obviously.
Title: Re: IMPORTANT - MARINE TRAVEL
Post by: Pilgrim86 on April 19, 2010, 03:33:37 PM
ANOTHER FREE BUS

http://www.bufc.co.uk/article/3218373/Additional-coach-set-for-Marine-trip
Title: Re: IMPORTANT - MARINE TRAVEL
Post by: Steviemas on April 19, 2010, 03:42:49 PM
 Excellent news, be there tomorrow booking my places, hope I'm not too late this time, must congratulate BUFC on this, superb gesture.  :)
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Post by: kingofnaves on April 19, 2010, 03:50:03 PM
Let's hope the club are not using Brylaine!
Title: Re: IMPORTANT - MARINE TRAVEL
Post by: Keynsham Pilgrim on April 19, 2010, 03:56:03 PM
I've just got my train ticket booked from Cardiff, getting into Crosby at just after 1.  Is anyone else training it and getting in around then?

Is there any good alehouses in the vicinity of the ground/town for pre match nerve quelling?
Title: Re: IMPORTANT - MARINE TRAVEL
Post by: Steviemas on April 19, 2010, 04:00:24 PM
 Yep been trawling through the net for ale houses close to the ground, looks like the Crows Nest gets some good reviews, sells some nice real ales also,probably give this a one a try.
Title: Re: IMPORTANT - MARINE TRAVEL
Post by: PilgrimSam on April 19, 2010, 04:09:17 PM
I know an ex lincoln united player and asked him about Marines's ground and the surrounding area, his exact words were "Its right on the docks and it is very very rough"  ;D
Title: Re: IMPORTANT - MARINE TRAVEL
Post by: Pilgrim86 on April 19, 2010, 04:16:29 PM
FOURTH COACH FULLY BOOKED!
Title: Re: IMPORTANT - MARINE TRAVEL
Post by: Steviemas on April 19, 2010, 04:20:19 PM
 You've got to be kidding, sold out within 15 minutes of being advertised, well looks like it's back to the good old car again, can't fookin believe this.  :(
Title: Re: IMPORTANT - MARINE TRAVEL
Post by: goodyntu on April 19, 2010, 04:45:52 PM
6 of us coming up from uni, staying for the weekend, then Anfield on the Sunday.
Can't wait!
Title: Re: IMPORTANT - MARINE TRAVEL
Post by: Pilgrim86 on April 19, 2010, 04:47:23 PM
Many others staying overnight in Scouseland? Might be a massive party... ;D
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Post by: Mickey Nuttells Hair on April 19, 2010, 04:59:38 PM
My travel plans have simplified somewhat, now straight to London from Liverpool after the game so i'll not be able to hang around for the party but will be able to see it kick off!

....still going to Frickley mind if Bradford fail to win tonight!
Title: Re: IMPORTANT - MARINE TRAVEL
Post by: Bostonshire on April 19, 2010, 05:17:43 PM
Thank heavons i got a car. buses are like gold dust and i see they dont expect to put anymore on.Ill see what happens has i have van with 5 extra seat availible at cost thou
Title: Re: IMPORTANT - MARINE TRAVEL
Post by: Tamara on April 19, 2010, 05:31:20 PM
Many others staying overnight in Scouseland? Might be a massive party... ;D

We are staying over  ;D
Title: Re: IMPORTANT - MARINE TRAVEL
Post by: Lord Cutler Knobhead on April 19, 2010, 05:38:50 PM
I've just got my train ticket booked from Cardiff, getting into Crosby at just after 1.  Is anyone else training it and getting in around then?

Is there any good alehouses in the vicinity of the ground/town for pre match nerve quelling?

I might be getting the Train from London n Back and arriving about then if I get me arse in gear and book it tonight.
Title: Re: IMPORTANT - MARINE TRAVEL
Post by: wez33 on April 19, 2010, 06:12:59 PM
Where have all these people come from!,
looks like a weekend at home for me then
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Post by: chris47 on April 19, 2010, 06:36:48 PM
Well if anyone sorts out another bus I hope they post on here as I am sure we could fill several more coaches with paying places.
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Post by: Crazy Neil on April 19, 2010, 06:39:13 PM
Title: Re: IMPORTANT - MARINE TRAVEL
Post by: Bostonshire on April 19, 2010, 06:39:55 PM
Well if anyone sorts out another bus I hope they post on here as I am sure we could fill several more coaches with paying places.
.

I cant see anymore free coaches been put on as its just to costly,
Did think about it with van from work (8 seater)but even at this it would still cost around 80 to 100 pound to run.
Title: Re: IMPORTANT - MARINE TRAVEL
Post by: Maxross on April 19, 2010, 06:45:29 PM
Cardiff Pilgrim, I'm hoping to head up from Bristol, whats the train journey like?  If not the train I think I'm going to drive, but it sounds like a ball ache for parking etc.

I would have thought if enough people contacted the club wanting to pay the going rate for bus travel then they would be prepared to organise it, guess it's worth a try anyway.  The more people there the better from everyones point of view!  Even Marine as it should be a nice little pay day.
Title: Re: IMPORTANT - MARINE TRAVEL
Post by: Bostonshire on April 19, 2010, 06:48:41 PM
what is the going rate?
Title: Re: IMPORTANT - MARINE TRAVEL
Post by: father Ted on April 19, 2010, 06:48:57 PM
Should be making it down  from Birkdale with my ladyfriend  ..
 As she lived and taught in Crosby for many years she has a knowledge of the area ..
   She rates the 'Crows Nest 'as a small and cliquey pub .. but maybe a couple of hundred Utd fans will change all that  ..
    Parking looks v dodgy   . .  early arivals may care to take in the Gormley iron men in the sea North of Crosby . . again parking v difficult  . .
    Would hope the surrounding vibes are as inofensive as say Hayes those years ago . . but this being Liverpool on a Sat afternoon be prepared .
  If the sight of the Boston crowd  outside the ground is only half that at Hayes ..the tears will still well up
     fT
Title: Re: IMPORTANT - MARINE TRAVEL
Post by: uttoxeter pilgrim on April 19, 2010, 07:02:55 PM
I will be heading over on the train with the other half across to crosby anybody know how far the ground is from the station.

And on the subject of buses im sure the club would surely at least take names for another if people agreed to pay whatever the usual price is these days when i was back in boston it used to be members and non members prices but that was a few years ago
Title: Re: IMPORTANT - MARINE TRAVEL
Post by: father Ted on April 19, 2010, 07:04:43 PM
The rail service Liverpool Central  to  Blundellsands and Crosby is excellent ..every 15 mins ..
 Wouldn,t guess the hopes of getting South beyond say Brum by rail on the Sat night .
  Fans going to say Preston and Yorks may have a better journey going north to Southort ..then change at Wigan .
  -------GROUND is about 1/2  mile up COLLEGE RD from Crosby Stn ----------
      Best wishes to those travelling by rail . . its a  lonely way to travel . . compared the sixty at a time .. heart to heart Coach .. esp this time .
Title: Re: IMPORTANT - MARINE TRAVEL
Post by: Tomgraves on April 19, 2010, 08:01:39 PM
Maybe We could afford another two coaches, id be happy to pay, if it means being at the game, they would get the cost of the coaches back with the fans paying, We havent had the greatest of times recently with relagation etc, But promotion fever has got the town gripped :) WE ARE GOING UP!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Post by: Crazy Neil on April 19, 2010, 08:02:44 PM
The pubs in town used to get buses organised a few years ago,surprised they haven't this time....
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Post by: Bostonshire on April 19, 2010, 08:06:13 PM
So what would people be prepared to pay to get there.
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Post by: Crazy Neil on April 19, 2010, 08:06:56 PM
So what would people be prepared to pay to get there.

Name your price  ;D :D
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Post by: Adam on April 19, 2010, 08:11:17 PM
Fantastic gesture from the club/Chestnuts/BUSA - glad I've managed to take advantage of it! Think letting the club keep the fiver is the least we can do really.

Have to say though find it astonishing they don't expect to put any more official transport on. It looks like they could at least fill up a couple more even if people had to pay. Obviously there have to be limits on what they give away for nothing and I suppose they don't want to charge some but not others...
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Post by: Monty on April 19, 2010, 08:13:43 PM
Maybe they could use the bucket collection funds??
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Post by: scottbufc on April 19, 2010, 08:15:36 PM
Title: Re: IMPORTANT - MARINE TRAVEL
Post by: Bostonshire on April 19, 2010, 08:17:21 PM
cost would depend on amount of people get in, the van would be 100, First 40 as already gone so it would need the other 5 to cover the 60
Title: Re: IMPORTANT - MARINE TRAVEL
Post by: chris47 on April 19, 2010, 08:20:37 PM
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Post by: wez33 on April 19, 2010, 08:22:46 PM
id be more then willing to pay to go as i have no other way of getting there thats affordable
Title: Re: IMPORTANT - MARINE TRAVEL
Post by: PilgrimSam on April 19, 2010, 08:24:28 PM
The club has gave us 4 free coaches already and it wasnt their fault that people missed out. They didnt even have to issue 1 free coach let alone 4
Title: Re: IMPORTANT - MARINE TRAVEL
Post by: Tomgraves on April 19, 2010, 08:25:49 PM
Me and my Dad have Reserved a place, but are dropping our deposits off tomorrow, as we couldnt get into boston today due to work commitments, we hope we keep our places :S
Title: Re: IMPORTANT - MARINE TRAVEL
Post by: AJHallgarth on April 19, 2010, 08:26:02 PM
I've just got my train ticket booked from Cardiff, getting into Crosby at just after 1.  Is anyone else training it and getting in around then?

My train's due in at 1312. I catch it at Liverpool South Parkway at 1239 (all being well - I've only got an 8 minute changeover there!).
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Post by: Bostonshire on April 19, 2010, 08:28:14 PM
If there is no more coaches, i will have a couple of emty seat in car, for a 10 to 15 towards fual, also if nes i have transit from work availible wich as 5 rear seats wich will cost the same,
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Post by: Pilgrim86 on April 19, 2010, 08:30:40 PM
Why doesn't someone take the plunge and actually contact the local coach companies and get quotes about prices and availability??
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Post by: uttoxeter pilgrim on April 19, 2010, 08:35:05 PM
I've just got my train ticket booked from Cardiff, getting into Crosby at just after 1.  Is anyone else training it and getting in around then?

My train's due in at 1312. I catch it at Liverpool South Parkway at 1239 (all being well - I've only got an 8 minute changeover there!).

Same train as me that one
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Post by: Stannington Pilgrim on April 19, 2010, 08:46:15 PM
I'm travelling from Sheffield and have space for 2/3 people if anyone needs a lift.
Title: Re: IMPORTANT - MARINE TRAVEL
Post by: aggy on April 19, 2010, 08:57:58 PM
I have to take my lad to a 3yr olds birthday party in Farnborough at 11am.

Does anyone have a seat in a helicopter going spare?

Title: Re: IMPORTANT - MARINE TRAVEL
Post by: PilgrimsOnTheUp on April 19, 2010, 09:00:23 PM
Bostonshire....have you got any seat's left and how much are they if you have please tell me you have some left.
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Post by: Bostonshire on April 19, 2010, 09:47:57 PM
2 seats left.
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Post by: Mickey Nuttells Hair on April 19, 2010, 09:50:19 PM
I'm sure if everyone on here who had spare seats offered up places (for a bit of petrol money of course!) we could get quite a few more sorted.

I'm full up from Leeds and i'm only going one way!
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Post by: Tamara on April 19, 2010, 09:52:23 PM
We would have had 2 seats spare but we are staying over on Sat night
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Post by: Bostonshire on April 19, 2010, 10:01:24 PM
Theres 6 of us at mo and 8 seats. be leaving town at 9 and comming home the after the game.think if we all filled our empty seats it would just about accomadate everyone.
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Post by: wez33 on April 19, 2010, 10:12:35 PM
May need 2 seats from spilsby if anyones going from near there, that depends on wether my lift now gets of work
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Post by: shorty2kuk on April 19, 2010, 10:39:56 PM
Many others staying overnight in Scouseland? Might be a massive party... ;D

aye
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Post by: Ken Fox on April 19, 2010, 10:51:02 PM
You're thinking small.  ;)

When Boston played at Derby in the FA Cup in 1974 (http://www.bufc.drfox.org.uk/C050174.html) the Boston fans travelled over in 70 coaches and a football special train. When I was going back to Leeds on Saturday night there was a chartered train heading towards Skegness from Oxford as I passed through Sleaford....
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Post by: Keynsham Pilgrim on April 19, 2010, 11:31:11 PM
I'm getting the 8.45 from Cardiff to Brum with a 15 min change to get the 11.01 from brum to Liverpool south parkway and then a brief change to get the 12.39 to blundellaands.

Getting the 6.37 back and there are later trains down south too, getting in at 12.15

Long day but hopefully well worth it.

If anyone sees me, I'll be one in a badly fitting 06/07 shirt so feel free to say hi
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Post by: freiston fan on April 19, 2010, 11:35:17 PM
Ist pub mini bus get in.Fifteen from the Red Cow at Fishtoft, may have one spare seat, drinkers prefered.
Title: Re: IMPORTANT - MARINE TRAVEL
Post by: father Ted on April 20, 2010, 12:16:55 AM
Good work CP . . think it will be a bit  of a squeeze at College Rd cum Sat . .
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Post by: The President on April 20, 2010, 01:21:21 AM
Hi all Jan from BUSA here.
Apologies this might be a long post :(
Firstly can I first say I am still gobsmacked by the unbelievably generous offer from David/the Club to offer these free coaches.
Secondly please don't shoot/hang me if it doesn't happen but there may yet be another coach laid on!! Without going into details we have been chatting with the club and I am waiting to hear(obviously will be Tuesday daytime now) if it comes off.
If a 5th coach does run then it will be the club rather than BUSA that you need to book with in the first instance though I am hoping some seats will be reserved for 'me' as I am aware from reading on here that some of you are having problems/just missing out.
It is not a pre-requisite for you to attend the office with your money to book on, you can book by phone to get your name on the list and then bring/ send the money with someone before Friday.
If getting in touch is a problem send me a message on here via The President and I will do what I can afraid I will need your real surname though!

Think asking people to pay for any more coaches rather than free is a tricky one and though I, like a lot of folk on here would have no objection to trumping up a few quid to get there not everyone would and would certainly gripe about it!!!'Fraid the Club set a precedent that would be difficult to alter. Spent a couple of hours in the office this morning and it is amazing the number of people who never normally go to an away game thought they should/deserved to be made a special case of because they decided they would like to go to this one!!!!

As some one else suggested if a couple of you got together and rang round coach companies maybe a Patter Party to Marine could be organised for those who don't mind paying.

Think that's all for now folks  xxxxx
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Post by: Ferret on April 20, 2010, 11:13:06 AM
In answer to Jan's point about people jumping on the bandwagon.....in hindsight, perhaps a farer solution would have been to use a spare season ticket voucher as payment for the coaches?

Others have suggested surrendering your deposit for the STPF.....can I suggest that everyone does that and then gives a little bit more to reflect the level of the freebie you are getting?
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Post by: Pilgrim86 on April 20, 2010, 11:18:23 AM
Surrender your fiver.. and have a bucket collection on each bus, and at the ground?
Title: Re: IMPORTANT - MARINE TRAVEL
Post by: Crazy Neil on April 20, 2010, 11:41:51 AM
We have always had bandwagon jumpers,where did all those fans who filled 11 train carriages for the trip to Tranmere disappear to the week after??Where did all those at Wembley vanish too??Where did all those at Hayes disappear too??

Always happened always will,every club has them...
Title: Re: IMPORTANT - MARINE TRAVEL
Post by: Pilgrim86 on April 20, 2010, 12:16:22 PM
FIFTH BUS RUNNING.. RING NOW!!
Title: Re: IMPORTANT - MARINE TRAVEL
Post by: freiston fan on April 20, 2010, 02:22:35 PM
Neil, get in the spriit it will be a great day.Some people who have fallen on tough times in recent years may not have had the financial clout to follow the team they support.So when the club make a fantatsic gesture its a gesture to all fans.

We are hiring a fifteen seat mininbus,by doing so it means fifteen people get subsidised travel,but we dont mind.More the merrier.
Title: Re: IMPORTANT - MARINE TRAVEL
Post by: Crazy Neil on April 20, 2010, 02:25:12 PM
I was merely answering what was stated,wasn't intended as having a go,there will always be those who only watch the team on 'special' occasions was all I was saying..

I agree it is a superb gesture from the club,my comments were not aimed at them merely at those who Jan said thought they had the god given right to be on the buses..........
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Post by: freiston fan on April 20, 2010, 02:36:48 PM
Fair play
Title: Re: IMPORTANT - MARINE TRAVEL
Post by: The President on April 20, 2010, 04:03:32 PM
Update from me!!! Had asked the Club to have 10-15 seats held back for me! Hasn't really happened :( May have 3 at best to offer!!! Maureen has a couple of folks not come back to her and she's keeping them for me :) Know wez has managed to get sorted hope rest of you have too.

Cheers Jan BUSA
Title: Re: IMPORTANT - MARINE TRAVEL
Post by: uttoxeter pilgrim on April 20, 2010, 04:05:56 PM
Any chance of any more buses running Jan
Title: Re: IMPORTANT - MARINE TRAVEL
Post by: The President on April 20, 2010, 04:28:39 PM
Don't think so up read my comment on the other thread.
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Post by: truffleshuffle on April 20, 2010, 05:27:14 PM
Many others staying overnight in Scouseland? Might be a massive party... ;D

aye

aye aye
Title: Re: IMPORTANT - MARINE TRAVEL
Post by: scottbufc on April 20, 2010, 06:41:14 PM
If anyone has the time....

http://www.coachbroker.co.uk/

http://www.coachhireconnections.co.uk/

http://www.carnellscoaches.co.uk/

http://prestige-coaches.com/
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Post by: woad_pilgrim on April 20, 2010, 08:39:58 PM
The genrosity of David and Neil never fails to amaze me. Proping the club up financially, putting many hours work for probably no return, giving the club it's good name back, putting it back in the community and getting 2 of the best young managers at this level and probably the level above If they see you at a game they come and have a chat unlike any previous owners of the club - the list goes on. Not satisfied with this they now put on 5 free coaches!! I know they don't like the limelight but hope everyone shows there appreciation on Saturday.
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Post by: ragman on April 21, 2010, 12:02:40 PM
Really looking forward to your visit to us on saturday should be a great day, weather forecast is good for us as well. Just one point on the parking situation, College Road is a busy shopping street, and is always conjested on a Saturday with shoppers. It might be better for you to park on the seafront next to Crosby Leasure Centre, large carpark, think thats where your coaches are going.  Seafront is about a 5 min walk from the ground, plenty of places to grab a bite to eat, there is a pub just next to the ground although its quite small, but you will be able to watch some footy. Dont be tempted to park on College Road, the traffic wardens are a nightmare!! See you all Saturday and good luck, I hope you do it Boston!! ;D
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Post by: Pride of Lincolnshire on April 21, 2010, 12:11:23 PM
Thanks for the info ragman. I know we're being segregated but can you show us a pic of which stand we'll be in please ?
Many thanks.
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Post by: Pilgrim86 on April 21, 2010, 12:19:09 PM
Think Spayne Road, but smaller.. runs the whole length of the pitch, but not as many steps. Also an open terrace behind one goal...
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Post by: beefpilgrim on April 21, 2010, 12:50:09 PM
http:// http://www.nonleaguegrounds.fotopic.net/p62050048.html

Try this link for pics of Marines ground, appears to be just 3 sides to it, hope the link works as have not done it before!

Think we have the terrace (open) behind the goal and the covered terrace along the sidelines.
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Post by: Pride of Lincolnshire on April 21, 2010, 12:53:53 PM
Thanks pilgrim 86 and beefy. The link worked fine ! Lets hope it's a lovely sunny day for the open terrace, if it is I can put the Lincolnshire flag up that end. If it rains it'll be a devil to get dried lol.
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Post by: goodyntu on April 21, 2010, 01:05:04 PM
not to put a jinx on the weather, but the forcasts for marine on saturday is sunny, with a maximum temp of 16oC, so should be fine for the open terrace
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Post by: aggy on April 21, 2010, 04:10:22 PM
Just looked at the pics of the sides.

Don't they know that Bostonians are officially the porkiest lard buckets in the country, let alone the Unidump?
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Post by: Czuczmans Rocket on April 21, 2010, 05:53:43 PM
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Post by: ragman on April 21, 2010, 07:07:57 PM
For any of you that plan to stay and make a weekend of it, the alternative to Liverpool City Centre is our local area Crosbwww.sugarvine.com/liverpool/neighbourhood.../story.asp?...y Village has many bars to enjoy, or if you want a really good range of different foods try South Road, this link provides some details of eating places, however there are more than included, Indian, Tapas, Burger Bars, Pizza places, pubs etc., cant go wrong. Enjoy.  ;)
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Post by: jimmystars on April 21, 2010, 08:46:23 PM
How big is the car park at the leisure centre and how long parking can you get?
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Post by: ragman on April 21, 2010, 09:02:47 PM
Jimmystars, the parking is all along the waterfront in designated areas from Seaforth to Blundellsands coastguard station. The carpark at the Leisure centre is free all day you can park in all the surrounding roads as well unlimited, think this is probably your best bet mate.

However, there is parking in Brook Road East about 100yrds before you get to the ground. It is free from double yellows, and a bit nearer than the seafront.  Brook Road East is the second left after the Park on College Road. If you pass the petrol station on the left you have gone past it.  ;)


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Post by: Tamara on April 21, 2010, 09:04:51 PM
Ragman.. We are staying over on Sat night, is there anywhere you can recommend we go on the Sunday with a 7 year old?
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Post by: ragman on April 21, 2010, 09:21:42 PM
Tamara, there is loads to do. In Crosby we have a great walk along the beach if weather prevails! with the display of "Another Place" by Anthony Gormley Iron Men Statues. Short by car/merseyrail into Liverpool City Centre, can recomend the Albert Dock, loads of stuff going on there every weekend,  Liverpool One, Pier Head to get a ferry across the Mersey, there are also the Duck Tours, around the city centre ending up literally in the River Mersey, but think you might have to book that one, liverpool Museaum and Art Gallery in William Brown St., City Centre. In the other direction, there is Southport, a typical British seaside town, which has a large park called Hesketh Park, ducks, avery, all sorts of kids attractions, dont know if the Funfair is open just yet worth checking out.  Feel like a tourist guide!! Hope it helps. Let me know how you enjoyed yourselves.
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Post by: Tamara on April 21, 2010, 09:26:01 PM
Thanks very much for that Ragman it looks like there is plenty to do.
Will probably avoid Southport as we live next to the Coast.
I am really excited about Saturday, I'm sure it will be a great day. I am looking forward to being part of your community day.
Title: Re: IMPORTANT - MARINE TRAVEL
Post by: jimmystars on April 21, 2010, 09:35:23 PM
Many thanks Ragman
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Post by: ragman on April 21, 2010, 09:52:49 PM
Jimmystars, no problem mate. Tamara, if there is anything going on that  I think might interest you, will post a link on the forum tomorow night,  if not just go with the info given.
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Post by: Tamara on April 21, 2010, 09:54:10 PM
Thanks very much Ragman
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Post by: ragman on April 22, 2010, 11:42:26 PM
Tawww.liverpool.com/ - Cached - Similar   tamara, if I missed somthin out this maybe of help  ;)
somehow when a link is posted on this forum it doesnt quite appear how it should for some reason, if you hit probs in access let me know, I will try another link.