News and Trips | NYE HANGOVER CURE!
Good evening all, time to have a bit of a round up of upcoming fixtures, travel, and match tickets.
Our New Year’s Eve hangover cure tickets should be on sale this week and there will only be a limited number available so if you want one you need to get in quick. I’ll be doing an Exiles order if you want me to get them for you.
Portsmouth got moved again, now on Tuesday 21st December.
Swindon at home on Boxing Day is already sold out in the seats and standing tickets will be limited so if you intend going you need to get your ticket/s now.
Lastly some easy and cheap away trips coming up, let me know if you want to join us, the first being Port Vale this coming Saturday. Then there is the return to Bradford for the League game in February and the cheap tickets for that are available now so I’ll book this week.
SAT 18 DECEMBER 2021 PORT VALE A 15:00
Travelling: Neil, Steve, Caroline, and Nick Southwood.
In some good news I’ve now discovered that getting the train tickets all the way though to Stoke-on-Trent (via Stafford on West Midlands Trains) then the price is still £28.35 using Groupsave Discount and I can buy them right up until on the day as they are Off-Peak Returns.
We’ll be meeting at Euston at 08:15 to travel from Euston to Stafford on the 08:46 > 10:35, then from Stafford to Stoke-on-Trent on the 10:57 arriving 11:13.
As long as we travel together the tickets are valid on any Northwestern Trains but I’m thinking the 18:27 arriving 18:45 at Stafford. Then go from Stafford at18:55 to Rugby 19:50 then the 19:59 to Euston 21:34.
PRICES: Adult £22; >62 £15; 18-21 ££12; 13-17: £8; Personal Assistant or U13: £0.
Ticket prices are £2 more expensive on match day - CASH ONLY on the day from the away booth.
I’ve bought 3 Adult - £20.00 Caroline, Nick, and Paul Hext and 2 Over 62 - £15.00 Neil and Steve.
TUE 21 DECEMBER 2021 PORTSMOUTH EFL TROPHY H 19:45
Date and kick-off now confirmed and should we win we go back to Cambridge!
I won’t be making this.
SUN 26 DECEMBER 2021 SWINDON H 15:00
As usual, the only way to get to this game is to drive which I will be doing from London.
Let me know if you wish to join me for the long journey west returning the same day.
WED 29 DECEMBER 2021 FGR A 19:45
If there is a more impossible Tuesday night fixture to attend then I’d be astonished! Either a very long drive both ways or a stopover.
Julie and I are choosing the latter and staying at the rather splendid Egypt Mills at Nailsworth for two nights travelling down on the 29th and back on the 31st.
If anyone wants details let me know.
Paul Lovering is travelling from Cheltenham and will be getting a taxi back to Stroud after the game if anyone wants to join him.
I’ve bought Covered Standing tickets for myself £16, Julie, and Paul £20 each.
Tickets are now on general sale and are available to purchase from your online account or via the club shop.
There were 1224 tickets but please note The West Terrace at Forest Green has Limited Seating (100), Small Covered Standing(180) and a Larger Open Standing Terrace where the rest of the tickets are for.
Uncovered Standing: Adult: £18; Over-65: £14; Under-21: £9; Under-16: £6; Under-11: Free with Adult
Covered Standing: Adult: £20; Over-65: £16; Under-21: £10; Under-16: £7; Under-11: Free with Adult
Covered Seating: Adult: £23; Over-65: £18; Under-21: £14; Under-16: £8; Under-11: Free with Adult
Wheelchair access & tickets Contact Forest Green on 03331231889 between 9-3pm on Monday, Tuesday Thursday and Friday.
SAT 01 JANUARY 2022 SUTTON A 15:00
By contrast has there ever been a more perfect New Year’s Day fixture for the Exiles!
I’m expecting a rather big turn-out for this, what better way to see off your NYE hangover!
Tickets go on sale this week so please keep your eyes peeled for that or, if you want me to buy yours, then let me know.
So far I am buying Seniors for myself, Steve, John, Kim, and Roger; Adults for Andy G (2) and Abbey.
SAT 08 JANUARY 2022 FAC3?/ HARROGATE TOWN H 15:00
So no FAC game for us but unfortunately Harrogate do have one so we won’t be playing them until later in the season.
Steve and I already have train tickets down so hopefully another game might be re-arranged to this date or, if not, then I can get a refund or a credit for these.
SAT 15 JANUARY 2022 SCUNTHORPE H 15:00
Advance (but not particularly cheap) tickets went on sale overnight and I’ve bought the usual ones for Steve and I at £39.70 each return.
We’ll be from London Paddington 10:04 to Exeter St Davids 12:13 returning from Exeter St Davids19:18 to London Paddington 21:39.
Caroline is also travelling down for this one, out on the 09:47 and back on the 18:25 for £40 return.
SAT 22 JANUARY 2022 WALSALL A 15:00
Another cheap train trip on London Northwestern!
Meet at 08:15 at London Euston to Birmingham New St 11:05 then the 11:27 to Walsall 11:54 and off to the Black Country Arms Welcome to The Black Country Arms
We then get the train back to Bescot Stadium at 14:30 arriving 14:34.
After the game there’s a 17:04 back to New Street 17:28 or 17:34 > 17:56.
Then there is the 17:33 to Rugby 18:14 then the 18:53 arriving Euston 19:59. Alternatively the 18:14 direct to Euston 20:55.
Off-Peak Return so any off-peak train return within 1 month Valid on West Midlands Railway and London Northwestern Railway services only. With a Railcard or Groupsave the cost is £21.05 each, £31.90 without.
Currently travelling are myself, Steve, Geoff, Ian, and Jim.
SAT 29 JANUARY 2022 HARTLEPOOL H 15:00
Neil and Steve travelling for £39.70 each
Meeting at 09:40 to get the 10:04 London Paddington to Exeter St Davids 12:13.
We’re returning on the usual 19:18 Exeter St Davids to London Paddington 21:39.
SAT 05 FEBRUARY 2022 SWINDON A 15:00 / FAC4
So, unless Swindon pull off the shock of the third round and beat Manchester City this game will be on.
Advance tickets will go on sale shortly so let me know now if you want to travel please.
I currently have myself, Steve, and Geoff.
TUE 08 FEBRUARY 2022 LEYTON ORIENT H 19:45
I’m booked to travel down for this for the usual £39.70 and then staying at the Telstar.
I’m on the 14:04 from London Paddington to Exeter St Davids 16:12.
Returning on 9/2 on the 11:15 from Exeter St Davids to London Paddington 13:29.
SAT 12 FEBRUARY 2022 BRADFORD CITY A 15:00
Cheap tickets already available, please let me know now if you wish to travel to this and I’ll book this week.
SAT 19 FEBRUARY 2022 BARROW H 15:00 (Party day for the Exiles with Geoff and Chris)
St Davids Premier inn rooms booked at £46 a room for Neil & Julie, Ben, Brian, Ian, Jim, Roger, and Steve – italics indicate lead room name)
I’ll be booking train tickets as soon as they become available for myself, Julie, Steve, Ben, Brian, Geoff, and Roger.
If anyone else want to join us please let me know ASAP.
SAT 26 FEBRUARY 2022 BRISTOL ROVERS A 15:00
Geoff, Ben, Steve, and myself booked on to travel to this and tickets bought.
We’ll meet at Paddington at 09:40 to get the 10:02 to Bristol Temple Meads 11:35.
Returning on the 19:00 from Bristol Temple Meads to London Paddington 20:35.
That’s it for now, as always let me know ASAP if you want to travel to any games with us as the early bird gets the cheap ticket rather than the worm in this case!