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    Big Lundy

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    TOWN on TOUR! Darlington 1883

    Post by Big Lundy on Tue Feb 07, 2017 7:13 pm

    TOWN on TOUR!
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    Darlington 1883 (Away) Vanarama National League North Sat 25th Feb 2017 K.O. 3:00pm

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    AWAY TRAVEL

    I am now taking bookings for supporters travel to Alrincham (18/02) and Darlington (25/02). Payment required for Alty on Saturday and Darlo either this Sat or on coach to Alty. Both trips (individually) are priced at the following:-
    Adult Member - £12
    Junior Member* - £7
    Non Member - £14
    Junior Non Member* - £9
    *Under 16 - must be accompanied by an adult and booked and paid for at the same time.
    Departure time for Alrincham is 12:15 and Darlington 12:45.

    Contact me on 07989 969 575 to book.

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    Contacts/Directions:

    Darlington FC plays at Blackwell Meadows, Grange Road, Darlington, DL1 5NR

    By Road

    DIRECTIONS FROM THE SOUTH,

    From A1M exit at junction 57, A66 (M) take slip road left towards Darlington & Airport.

    At the roundabout end of motorway, take first exit A66

    Follow this to roundabout take 2nd exit A167 Darlington. Blackwell Meadows is on your right after approx. 400 yards.

    There is limited car parking at the ground, it is recommended to use the town centre car parks, a 10 to 15 minute walk from the ground


    DIRECTIONS FROM THE NORTH

    From A1M junction 59, take the A167 towards the town centre, and when you reach the town centre in 5 miles, take the A167 to Northallerton along Grange Road. The ground is on your left after South Park.

    There is limited car parking at the ground, it is recommended to use the town centre car parks, a 10 to 15 minute walk from the ground.

    By Train
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    Darlington Railway Station is located one and a half miles away from Blackwell Meadows. Either grab a taxi from the station, or embark on the 30 minute walk to the ground. As you come out of the main railway entrance, you will see Hogans Bar on one corner. Keeping the bar on your left and proceed straight along Victoria Road. Go straight across at the next roundabout continuing along Victoria Road. At the next larger roundabout take the first exit by Sainsburys onto the A167 (Grange Road) towards Northallerton. Follow this road for around one mile. After passing a park on your left you will reach the ground entrance further down on the same side.


    Where to eat & drink:
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    Prices:
    Adults: £12
    Concession: £8*
    Children: £4**
    Children Under 5: Free of charge

    * Over 60’s as at 1 September 2016, full time students (student card required), registered disabled persons, armed forces personnel

    ** Children aged 5-16 years old

    Please note proof of concession rate entitlement may be requested on entry.

    Car Parking £5

    Match day car parking is limited & available on a first come first served basis in car park B. There will also be 20 Blue Badge spaces available.
    If you continue past the stadium entrance towards Darlington, then if you turn right at the next mini roundabout then there is street parking available alongside the park. It is then around a ten minute walk to Blackwell Meadows.

    Programme £2.50

    Ground Plan
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    History:
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    Ground:
    Blackwell Meadows
    Capacity 3,299 of which 446 is seated & 1,346 is covered
    Record Attendance 3,000 v FC Halifax Town Vanarama National League North 26/12/16
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    Last competitive match @ Darlington 1883
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    Wetherby Mike

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    Re: TOWN on TOUR! Darlington 1883

    Post by Wetherby Mike on Thu Feb 09, 2017 10:50 pm

    ?? segregation.

    Big Lundy

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    Re: TOWN on TOUR! Darlington 1883

    Post by Big Lundy on Sat Feb 11, 2017 9:16 pm

    A short trip, local Derby in effect, so could really do with a good turnout of Town fans for this one!

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    Re: TOWN on TOUR! Darlington 1883

    Post by A1 drifter on Wed Feb 15, 2017 7:23 pm

    Went to have a look at the ground (at least from the outside) the other day. If you're going by car please note what Big Lundy has said, namely that car parking on site is quite limited. Also it might help to be aware that access to the ground is down a fairly narrow lane from the main road. Given that Darlington get around 1000 plus at home games I imagine this access point gets very congested when the match is over.

    Big Lundy

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    Re: TOWN on TOUR! Darlington 1883

    Post by Big Lundy on Wed Feb 15, 2017 9:28 pm

    From this
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    To this
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    FOOTBALL “It’s a funny old game”
    Shocked
    Easy trip for the car travellers this one, but if you want a drink & no hassle parking then get booked on the supporter coaches instead!
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    Re: TOWN on TOUR! Darlington 1883

    Post by Big Lundy on Wed Feb 22, 2017 10:25 am

    Bring a friend to Darlo!
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    Now it’s not often you would say that!!!
    lol!
    Must be expecting long queues to get in though!!!
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    Shocked
    Apart from “StalyVegas” it looks like this one is going to be our last “short” away trip of the season!!!!!!!!!!!
    Surprised
    So who isn’t going then?

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    Post by HTAFC Away Travel on Wed Feb 22, 2017 1:16 pm

    Still a few seats left on supporters coach . Contact me on 07989 969 575 to book.

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    V'

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    Re: TOWN on TOUR! Darlington 1883

    Post by V' on Wed Feb 22, 2017 7:38 pm

    Hard match 4 1 to Darlington

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    Re: TOWN on TOUR! Darlington 1883

    Post by GARAGE on Wed Feb 22, 2017 8:02 pm

    V' wrote:Hard match 4 1 to Darlington
    Possibly agree with score but more bothered about pitch being waterlogged and having to travel to a night match

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    Re: TOWN on TOUR! Darlington 1883

    Post by Surplus on Wed Feb 22, 2017 8:28 pm

    1-1. Our defence has tightened with Ellis and the move back to a 4. Think we will play for the draw.
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    Re: TOWN on TOUR! Darlington 1883

    Post by V' on Wed Feb 22, 2017 9:10 pm

    Never a draw but the pitch is not good , if it had been at bishop Auckland then a different result

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    Re: TOWN on TOUR! Darlington 1883

    Post by Top Cat on Thu Feb 23, 2017 9:22 pm

    No bar facilities at the ground! Nearest spot is in town 20 min walk away, also noticed on there website a article in there news section reminding fans to behave themselves at home games, Saturday could be lively

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    Re: TOWN on TOUR! Darlington 1883

    Post by Big Lundy on Fri Feb 24, 2017 12:55 am

    Would have thought those up on t’ train will have a few pints in Darlo before heading down t’ ground
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    Won’t be that lively
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    We had a police escort leaving “The Shay” earlier in the season!!!
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    Re: TOWN on TOUR! Darlington 1883

    Post by Top Cat on Fri Feb 24, 2017 7:19 am

    My love for non league football is waining, I used to love non league football this time last year, grass pitch, part time players who appeared to genuinely cared about the club, sensible mostly volunteer stewards, the social aspect of little or no segregation at games.
    This year all changed, more games segregated home and away than I can ever remember, a hired bunch of jobsworth cavemen stewards growing in numbers and equipment ( referring to them wearing cameras now) game by game and now sounds like from. Ow on we'all have a designated police unit with us for games, what's happening to non league football at town??

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    Post by HTAFC Away Travel on Fri Feb 24, 2017 9:52 am

    Will be a long trip down to Gloucester for them in two weeks.

    Surplus

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    Re: TOWN on TOUR! Darlington 1883

    Post by Surplus on Fri Feb 24, 2017 10:14 am

    Can't think it's Town that have any reputation. Sounds like a regional initiative from the police. Remembering our away game at Halifax and with intelligence we are not party to maybe other clubs do and are developing an issue with small groups of fans. If banning orders are in place, is it more likely those individuals will turn up at non league matches with their mates?

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    Re: TOWN on TOUR! Darlington 1883

    Post by boselecta on Fri Feb 24, 2017 3:22 pm

    Martin Gray(manager) thoughts about Saturday.
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    Re: TOWN on TOUR! Darlington 1883

    Post by Carefree on Fri Feb 24, 2017 3:39 pm

    Top Cat wrote:My love for non league football is waining, I used to love non league football this time last year, grass pitch, part time players who appeared to genuinely cared about the club, sensible mostly volunteer stewards, the social aspect of little or no segregation at games.
    This year all changed, more games segregated home and away than I can ever remember, a hired bunch of jobsworth cavemen stewards growing in numbers and equipment ( referring to them wearing cameras now) game by game and now sounds like from. Ow on we'all have a designated police unit with us for games, what's happening to non league football at town??

    Amen to that Topcat.
    Club really reached out and engaged last season, helped by positivity on the pitch no doubt but feels totally different this season with the various carry-ons baked in by no club response to negative and avoidable issues impacting and a like it or lump it approach - again just supped up by some fans who maybe don't quite get the non league.

    Has been refreshing going to away matches this season. Fylde for its newness and showing how non league can be translated into the modern and truly inclusiveness and places like Salford/Alfreton feeling like good old away days. Shite facilities but the beer and banter making the day. Wetherby Road is turning into a mini premier league wannabe arena, with all of the worse aspects of that experience. Ironically at a time when there is an increasing awareness and disengagement of such 'experiences'.

    Sad to see likes of Trev and others feeling the same but hay the free tickets 'take up' will make up for those lost proper fans - the clubs new hire the 'right type of fan' policy. And they won't be missed on the laughable make it up as you go along attendances announced.

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    Re: TOWN on TOUR! Darlington 1883

    Post by Big Lundy on Fri Feb 24, 2017 6:32 pm

    Despite rent a crowd & the away teams following & our current league position, our home crowds are up on last season!!!
    We have only won 4 times away in the league all season & yet our away support has still gone up a bit compared to last season!
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    Saxon security, segregation, more atmosphere @ matches are all signs that we are slowly becoming a bigger club!
    It is what it is!!!
    And if you want to play with the “Big Boys” in a National League that’s what we need to become!
    Get in your Tardis, go back 10 years & see what it used to be like then!
    If ye enjoyed it more then, get thesen down t’ Station View & re live the good old days!
    Ye can here football fans singing occasionally down there but it’s usually been carried down there in the wind from the CNG stadium when we are @ home on the same Saturday!!!


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    Re: TOWN on TOUR! Darlington 1883

    Post by paulstreet on Fri Feb 24, 2017 7:45 pm

    Kind of agree with this, altho' the atmosphere did feel better last season: progress with a human face! This season somehow feels more antiseptic (despite the kop), a bit more plastic. My favourite days were with John Reed in charge, real non- league and we won things! Not sure Reedy would fit the corporate model however! [/b]

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    Re: TOWN on TOUR! Darlington 1883

    Post by Big Lundy on Fri Feb 24, 2017 8:12 pm

    Nothing wrong with non-league!
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    Watched it here following Town for 35 years or more!
    It would just be nice to experience something different for a bit!
    As long as it meant the club could still survive & not end up going “T*:^S” up of course!
    Even non-league in a National League would be something different for us.
    If that isn’t going to be possible then there will always be the challenge of staying in National League North of course!

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    Re: TOWN on TOUR! Darlington 1883

    Post by HTAFC Away Travel on Sat Feb 25, 2017 8:22 am

    Understand prior to last night there were no concerns over the pitch.

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    Re: TOWN on TOUR! Darlington 1883

    Post by Townfan on Sat Feb 25, 2017 4:59 pm

    V' wrote:Hard match 4 1 to Darlington
    Hard match 3-2 to Town.
    Do you do the pools?
    Worksop 5-0 Rail, wonder if Trevdee was there?

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    Post by Surplus on Sat Feb 25, 2017 6:53 pm

    Settle for that all week long. Need to take some pts off the next mob as well!
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    Re: TOWN on TOUR! Darlington 1883

    Post by paulstreet on Sat Feb 25, 2017 7:10 pm

    Yes fantastic win, the season refuses to die!! Can't help thinking about those 2 dropped points last week. Still an outside chance, but we are still fighting.

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