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Margate. Apathy being stirred-up already?

By Kylie10/8 15:32Wed Aug 10 15:32:16 2022

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This is not meant as a shit-stirring post.
People are on holiday and many clubs struggle for supporters to volunteer and for officials to cover for colleagues in August.

...and Gary's just a tad down at the moment... And tends towards the unfashionably realistic.

However, even given the general negativity on here over the last few months, I found the lack of enthusiasm for the coach to Margate surprising. I know Margate in August is a "Day Out" trip and a minibus or coach arriving at 2pm might not suit some, but I was still surprised at an almost total lack of takers.

There are no trains at all. I doubt I'll go. Ten or fifteen years ago, cycling 80 miles to an August game on the Kent coast wasn't out of the question. Nor was pedalling back pissed. I'm under no illusions that I'd make it one way in less than about 8 hours these days and there's no way I could get back. I don't drive or ride motorcycles pissed, so a road trip isn't attractive. I've yet to look at a National Express coach, but it's not out of the question.

*Edit* - can get a respectably speedy morning coach to Margate for a tenner... But return coaches are sold out.

I think going on the "B" of the bang this season may well be more important than usual and avoiding an early FA Cup banana skin is crucial.

Edited by Kylie at 15:32:50 on 10th August 2022
Edited by Kylie at 17:14:38 on 10th August 2022

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By roseyw10/8 20:27Wed Aug 10 20:27:40 2022In response to Margate. Apathy being stirred-up already?Top of thread

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Sorry Kylie what do you mean? Margate minibus is going fine and almost full now.
You may be confused by the regrettable cancellation of 2 extra Rakats trialled for August HOME games.

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By Kylie11/8 10:25Thu Aug 11 10:25:14 2022In response to Re: Margate. Apathy being stirred-up already?Top of thread

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I was under the impression that a coach to Margate had been tentatively looked into. I may be wrong. Not much time to manoeuvre between fixture release and opening day.
I think the Tolworth - Tooting minibus scheme was always a mite optimistic.

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By Senior (BE)12/8 09:50Fri Aug 12 09:50:49 2022In response to Re: Margate. Apathy being stirred-up already?Top of thread

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From Tolworth to Imperial Fields. Bus to station, train to Wimbledon, tram to Mitcham then bus/walk. Last Wednesday i left the ground at 09.40pm I got home at 11.00pm. Mini-bus/small coach would take approx. 30 minutes. We need to encourage supporters now otherwise they will be lost forever. It is a pity that the club did not follow the Leatherhead travel by mini coach arrangements which was subsidised by Mark Anderson.

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By KsOllie12/8 18:16Fri Aug 12 18:16:44 2022In response to Re: Margate. Apathy being stirred-up already?Top of thread

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From Tolworth to Imperial Fields. Bus to station, train to Wimbledon, tram to Mitcham then bus/walk. Last Wednesday i left the ground at 09.40pm I got home at 11.00pm. Mini-bus/small coach would take approx. 30 minutes. We need to encourage supporters now otherwise they will be lost forever. It is a pity that the club did not follow the Leatherhead travel by mini coach arrangements which was subsidised by Mark Anderson.

1. It’s only 1hr ish by public transport - your making it like a 4 hour round trip
2. No one was interested in it partly because It was costly because of the cost of fuel.
3. Leatherhead is far more further away then tooting
4. Tooting unlike Leatherhead is in the Oyster card zone
5. Times were different, wasn’t dealing with everything going up in price a few years ago like they are now. Hence why he’s probably not subsidizing it.


The world has changed a lot since the Leatherhead year

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By old and grey12/8 18:37Fri Aug 12 18:37:23 2022In response to Re: Margate. Apathy being stirred-up already?Top of thread

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I have been to only one game the match v Tooting.
That evening I boarded the train at New Malden
at 18.40 ish and stepped of the tram at Mitcham
twenty minutes later.
A 10 minute walk to the ground.

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By Iang12/8 16:27Fri Aug 12 16:27:23 2022In response to Re: Margate. Apathy being stirred-up already?Top of thread

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I thought the SC tried and nobody signed up?

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By Senior (BE)12/8 09:50Fri Aug 12 09:50:11 2022In response to Re: Margate. Apathy being stirred-up already?Top of thread

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By roseyw11/8 22:19Thu Aug 11 22:19:47 2022In response to Re: Margate. Apathy being stirred-up already?Top of thread

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As clearly stated before (and on main website under TRAVEL) we have a Margate travel announced, clearly confirmed, and now full. Please stop confusing yourself, and check either on the website under TRAVEL or main News or email us.

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By David Crawt11/8 22:29Thu Aug 11 22:29:44 2022In response to Re: Margate. Apathy being stirred-up already?Top of thread

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That’s brilliant that the coach is full.
I’ve used this travel before and it is brilliant and well worth using and supporting.
If I’d been in London at the weekend I would definitely have used it.

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Re: Margate. Apathy being stirred-up already?

By Kingting (Ksuals)10/8 19:15Wed Aug 10 19:15:32 2022In response to Margate. Apathy being stirred-up already?Top of thread

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Pass me the spoon I'll ... sod it can't be bothered

Ksuals

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