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FA Trophy travel fund raising Weymouth

Post by poppyfield » Sat Jan 02, 2021 3:39 pm

Thought I would give this a bump up , as its 2 weeks to go, we are at £1375 of £3800 needed.

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Re: FA Trophy travel fund raising Weymouth

Post by joejaques » Tue Jan 05, 2021 2:53 pm

Bump

Could do with DFR giving this a plug or two tonight. :roll:
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Re: FA Trophy travel fund raising Weymouth

Post by Vodka_Vic » Tue Jan 05, 2021 3:05 pm

I'm holding back in case there are other announcements, which I think other people will be too. If there are none, I expect it to jump again next week.

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Re: FA Trophy travel fund raising Weymouth

Post by poppyfield » Mon Jan 11, 2021 1:48 pm

Starting to move again , up to £1625 :thumbup:
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Re: FA Trophy travel fund raising Weymouth

Post by Vodka_Vic » Mon Jan 11, 2021 5:40 pm

Did I read correctly, that we're now flying There? If so, are we doing this without an overnight stay?

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Re: FA Trophy travel fund raising Weymouth

Post by Darlopartisan » Tue Jan 12, 2021 8:42 am

Vodka_Vic wrote:
Mon Jan 11, 2021 5:40 pm
Did I read correctly, that we're now flying There? If so, are we doing this without an overnight stay?
Unfortunately it will be a coach trip as the flight they were hoping to use has been cancelled.
So they will have to stay overnight.

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Re: FA Trophy travel fund raising Weymouth

Post by onewayup » Tue Jan 12, 2021 10:10 am

Darlington FC really need this funding as an overnight stay gives us the best opportunity to win this tie , it's a long trip in a day then to try to compete a game is not desirable ,Best chance is to help fund the overnight stay,com on lads and lasses we can do it.we need to give the team a chance of getting into the next round.

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Re: FA Trophy travel fund raising Weymouth

Post by Old Git » Tue Jan 12, 2021 10:54 am

onewayup wrote:
Tue Jan 12, 2021 10:10 am
Darlington FC really need this funding as an overnight stay gives us the best opportunity to win this tie , it's a long trip in a day then to try to compete a game is not desirable ,Best chance is to help fund the overnight stay,com on lads and lasses we can do it.we need to give the team a chance of getting into the next round.
Sorry onewayup but not going to contribute this time. Can’t really justify it as personally I don’t think we should be playing this game at all. I know it is not our fault to be drawn away at Weymouth but for me it is ridiculous that we should be travelling a700 mile return trip to play a football game during a pandemic that is running out of control. Common sense should prevail and I would rather see us withdraw from the competition than go ahead with this folly. Do not intend to stream the game either as that would be hypocritical.

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Re: FA Trophy travel fund raising Weymouth

Post by onewayup » Tue Jan 12, 2021 11:37 am

Everyone is entitled to do what they feel is right, I am of the opinion that it is a chance to get to Wembley and for our level it's an achievement to get there.
I believe that the club and players are not stupid and take everything that's happening into account to be as safe as is possible during this CORONAVIRUS pandemic, I also understand where your coming from, stay safe.

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Re: FA Trophy travel fund raising Weymouth

Post by MCFCDarlo3 » Tue Jan 12, 2021 12:31 pm

onewayup wrote:
Tue Jan 12, 2021 11:37 am
Everyone is entitled to do what they feel is right, I am of the opinion that it is a chance to get to Wembley and for our level it's an achievement to get there.
I believe that the club and players are not stupid and take everything that's happening into account to be as safe as is possible during this CORONAVIRUS pandemic, I also understand where your coming from, stay safe.
Agree we need to try and contribute if we can, the club still have to travel there and need support.

That said think the game should be rescheduled somehow to when things are eased off as its crackers in these times.

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Re: FA Trophy travel fund raising Weymouth

Post by MCFCDarlo3 » Tue Jan 12, 2021 12:32 pm

MCFCDarlo3 wrote:
Tue Jan 12, 2021 12:31 pm
onewayup wrote:
Tue Jan 12, 2021 11:37 am
Everyone is entitled to do what they feel is right, I am of the opinion that it is a chance to get to Wembley and for our level it's an achievement to get there.
I believe that the club and players are not stupid and take everything that's happening into account to be as safe as is possible during this CORONAVIRUS pandemic, I also understand where your coming from, stay safe.
Agree we need to try and contribute if we can, the club still have to travel there and need support.

That said think the game should be rescheduled somehow to when things are eased off as its crackers in these times.
Amazed any hotels are open.
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Re: FA Trophy travel fund raising Weymouth

Post by roy of the rovers » Tue Jan 12, 2021 2:16 pm

Premier inn at Weymouth is only £35 per night this friday - dont understand why £3800 is needed.

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Re: FA Trophy travel fund raising Weymouth

Post by onewayup » Tue Jan 12, 2021 3:20 pm

Not sure about the cost being 3,800
Maybe that was with original plan of flying.

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Re: FA Trophy travel fund raising Weymouth

Post by Darlofan97 » Tue Jan 12, 2021 4:04 pm

roy of the rovers wrote:
Tue Jan 12, 2021 2:16 pm
Premier inn at Weymouth is only £35 per night this friday - dont understand why £3800 is needed.
Hotel costs for c30 players, management & officials

Meal costs (Friday evening & Saturday morning)

Coach hire, including fuel for 700-mile round trip & a coach driver (that will have to be paid for over-night).

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Re: FA Trophy travel fund raising Weymouth

Post by eddie-rowles » Tue Jan 12, 2021 5:35 pm

Darlofan97 wrote:
Tue Jan 12, 2021 4:04 pm
roy of the rovers wrote:
Tue Jan 12, 2021 2:16 pm
Premier inn at Weymouth is only £35 per night this friday - dont understand why £3800 is needed.
Hotel costs for c30 players, management & officials

Meal costs (Friday evening & Saturday morning)

Coach hire, including fuel for 700-mile round trip & a coach driver (that will have to be paid for over-night).
Overnight stay Weymouth premier inn plus mealdeal dinner and breakfast £60 each x 30 staff= £1800, room each

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Re: FA Trophy travel fund raising Weymouth

Post by spen666 » Tue Jan 12, 2021 5:48 pm

Darlofan97 wrote:
Tue Jan 12, 2021 4:04 pm
roy of the rovers wrote:
Tue Jan 12, 2021 2:16 pm
Premier inn at Weymouth is only £35 per night this friday - dont understand why £3800 is needed.
Hotel costs for c30 players, management & officials

Meal costs (Friday evening & Saturday morning)

Coach hire, including fuel for 700-mile round trip & a coach driver (that will have to be paid for over-night).

for that distance they will need at least 2 drivers because of the drivers hours restrictions

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Re: FA Trophy travel fund raising Weymouth

Post by Darlofan97 » Wed Jan 13, 2021 1:13 pm

spen666 wrote:
Tue Jan 12, 2021 5:48 pm
Darlofan97 wrote:
Tue Jan 12, 2021 4:04 pm
roy of the rovers wrote:
Tue Jan 12, 2021 2:16 pm
Premier inn at Weymouth is only £35 per night this friday - dont understand why £3800 is needed.
Hotel costs for c30 players, management & officials

Meal costs (Friday evening & Saturday morning)

Coach hire, including fuel for 700-mile round trip & a coach driver (that will have to be paid for over-night).

for that distance they will need at least 2 drivers because of the drivers hours restrictions
I think it’s reasonable to expect that this coach journey, predominately on ‘A’ & ‘M’ roads, will be concluded within 10 hours.

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Re: FA Trophy travel fund raising Weymouth

Post by quakersam » Wed Jan 13, 2021 3:25 pm

Darlofan97 wrote:
Wed Jan 13, 2021 1:13 pm
I think it’s reasonable to expect that this coach journey, predominately on ‘A’ & ‘M’ roads, will be concluded within 10 hours.
Two drivers are required, rough costs for Atkinson’s will be about £2000 for the coach and two drivers. Whether we *should* be taking more than one coach for distancing purposes is up for debate
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Re: FA Trophy travel fund raising Weymouth

Post by moz1963 » Wed Jan 13, 2021 10:37 pm

Not necessary to have 2 drivers with an overnight stay.

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Re: FA Trophy travel fund raising Weymouth

Post by jjljks » Thu Jan 14, 2021 9:55 am

moz1963 wrote:
Wed Jan 13, 2021 10:37 pm
Not necessary to have 2 drivers with an overnight stay.
At this rate, one driver in front with the snowplough, the other in the bus :o

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Re: FA Trophy travel fund raising Weymouth

Post by spen666 » Thu Jan 14, 2021 10:30 am

jjljks wrote:
Thu Jan 14, 2021 9:55 am
moz1963 wrote:
Wed Jan 13, 2021 10:37 pm
Not necessary to have 2 drivers with an overnight stay.
At this rate, one driver in front with the snowplough, the other in the bus :o
We hear about football matches postponed because of unfit pitches etc, but wonder how many matches have been postponed because away team couldn't get there owing to weather conditions.

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Re: FA Trophy travel fund raising Weymouth

Post by Footifanreturns » Thu Jan 14, 2021 4:37 pm

spen666 wrote:
Thu Jan 14, 2021 10:30 am
jjljks wrote:
Thu Jan 14, 2021 9:55 am
moz1963 wrote:
Wed Jan 13, 2021 10:37 pm
Not necessary to have 2 drivers with an overnight stay.
At this rate, one driver in front with the snowplough, the other in the bus :o
We hear about football matches postponed because of unfit pitches etc, but wonder how many matches have been postponed because away team couldn't get there owing to weather conditions.
Don't be worry about it Spendy.
Just concentrate on getting one of finest pitches in Europe, with qualified snow clearers ready for action...
Teams will get to you OK. #tinpotclubSpendy

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Re: FA Trophy travel fund raising Weymouth

Post by don'tbuythesun » Thu Jan 14, 2021 11:32 pm

I can't remember hearing of any team not reaching a ground because of adverse weather conditions? I can, however remember hearing of a club that had a snowy weather forecast, a perfect pitch (amongst the best in Europe apparently), fantastic pitch covers for any adverse weather, professionally trained snow clearance operatives, massive support that could help clear a pitch, a polar bear supporter and still they couldn't get a game on.

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Re: FA Trophy travel fund raising Weymouth

Post by Darlo_Pete » Fri Jan 15, 2021 7:44 am

The main roads are fine, so there's no issue with getting down there today.

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Re: FA Trophy travel fund raising Weymouth

Post by Footifanreturns » Fri Jan 15, 2021 11:50 am

don'tbuythesun wrote:
Thu Jan 14, 2021 11:32 pm
I can't remember hearing of any team not reaching a ground because of adverse weather conditions? I can, however remember hearing of a club that had a snowy weather forecast, a perfect pitch (amongst the best in Europe apparently), fantastic pitch covers for any adverse weather, professionally trained snow clearance operatives, massive support that could help clear a pitch, a polar bear supporter and still they couldn't get a game on.
I think the only accurate part of their self proclaimed achievements is the fact they have a Polar Bear supporter 😉...#TinpotSpendy

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Re: FA Trophy travel fund raising Weymouth

Post by lsb » Fri Jan 15, 2021 12:03 pm

Back on topic - the total is at £2230 as of noon on Friday which is very close to the lower target of £2300. There have been some large individual contributions over the last 24h with someone even chucking £200 in!
I am reasonably hopefully for the game as Weymouth's home league record is W 1 D 1 L8

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