Jump to content

CoF

Aberdeen Travel

Recommended Posts

I know there's still 2 games to be played which might have a huge bearing on how many are going to make the journey, but I thought I'd ask what potential plans are given that it's only a week away and the KO time is SHITE for folk who actually want to follow their football team. Earliest train arrives from Glasgow at 11:47 which is absolutely useless. Busses look like a better option.

 

I've got the added complication of being in Warwickshire on the Saturday night for a family do but if it's going to be a battle for 2nd then I'll be there by plane, train or time travel.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Its a disgraceful kick off time. Ross county are funding bus travel for their supporters for the second time in a couple of months. Our club should have done the same for this one.

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Thought the club would maybe have sorted something with regards buses for this game, there is still time though. However it is a tricky one because a number of different scenarios could be played out between now and the final whistle on Wednesday night which would have a major impact on the interest in such buses.

If we win the next 2 games and then i believe we could fill a good few buses but on the other hand if we lose a game and/or the sheep pull a result out of the bag against Celtic or Utd then i don't think there will be many at all wanting to go up.

Like i said its a tricky one, do the club book buses now with the chance that they could end up with no-one wanting to go or wait till Thursday morning and have a mad scramble for buses.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Yes if we are in a position to get 2nd on sunday im sure the club will lay on subsidised buses. Would like to think so.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Just a wee bit off topic. I noticed that on the mfc site it says that tickets are on sale for the Aberdeen game. I know it says that for some games then there is a pay at the gate option as we'll not been up there for a few years so was wondering if you had to buy your ticket from fir park or can you pay for it on the day?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Just a wee bit off topic. I noticed that on the mfc site it says that tickets are on sale for the Aberdeen game. I know it says that for some games then there is a pay at the gate option as we'll not been up there for a few years so was wondering if you had to buy your ticket from fir park or can you pay for it on the day?

 

we have always had both options, at one point is was cheaper to buy the ticket in advance.

 

but on most occasions, after holding a ticket for a much re-arranged game (fuzzy memory) I choose to PATG thereafter

 

I would say if it was looking like a playoff for league position, then a ticket before a long drive might be sensible, was in office today and folk were already in buying them.

 

website is a little unclear at this point.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Just a wee bit off topic. I noticed that on the mfc site it says that tickets are on sale for the Aberdeen game. I know it says that for some games then there is a pay at the gate option as we'll not been up there for a few years so was wondering if you had to buy your ticket from fir park or can you pay for it on the day?

 

I would expect a PATG option but given the likely demand it may be a good idea to get them in advance

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Seriously? We took less than 1000 for the cup game last year and if memory serves me right I'm sure that section of the ground holds 2000+ - no way we'll fill that.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Seriously? We took less than 1000 for the cup game last year and if memory serves me right I'm sure that section of the ground holds 2000+ - no way we'll fill that.

 

 

Not so sure about that. If it turns out to be a one off decider for second then that's a pretty massive, probably only bettered by a semi final or final.

 

We could potentially find out as early as Tuesday if it's going to be a decider game and if it is, I can absolutely guarantee the ticket office before the ICT game will be mobbed.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Don't get me wrong would be delighted if we did - just can't see it and certainly not with the KO time and potentially a TV game - which I assume it will be if a winner take all game, or have they already announced that?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Just took this off the BT website if it helps anybody

 

SCOTTISH PROFESSIONAL FOOTBALL LEAGUE

 

Wednesday May 7: St Johnstone v Celtic - 7.45pm

 

Saturday May 10: TBC v TBC - 7.45pm

 

Sunday May 11: Aberdeen v Motherwell - 12.15pm

 

 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Cheers for the help. I think like a lot of people they are waiting to see if we are with in a chance of getting second before deciding if they are going or not

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Anyone know if the club have any plans on running buses - know its late in the day, just curious - if not gonna have to drive up.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Anyone know if the club have any plans on running buses - know its late in the day, just curious - if not gonna have to drive up.

ditto...would rather bus it tho for an...ahem celebratory juice or two.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

The beach bar or whatever its called, behind the goals, beach side was foo of casuals last time ah was up.So i would swerve that one

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

You should be able to get a drink in Aberdeen from 6am on the day of the match - just head down to the harbour area and you will find boozers open. Also used to drink in Aitchies on the way home from offshore regularly (~9:30 am), so I would guess he opens at 8am. Chances are there will be a few casuals wherever you go for a beer, such is life and it is their home town.

 

Also train is still an option - although you may need to get into Glasgow to get up there in time for a beer or 2.

 

Would thoroughly recommend the Moorings for an after match beer. Pretty much a Rock/alternative grunge pub, but it is probably the finest of Aberdeen's dive bars.  Cracking selection of beers, a pinball table and the best Jukebox selection I have ever seen. Live music Friday / Saturday night also. Clientele from punks, rockers, grunge, students, bikers, passing seamen, the occasional office worker. ;If whisky is your tipple, drop into the Grill bar - some 600 whiskies available to sample. ;Belmont St is student central on the evening.

 

Edit - tidied up text.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Cant believe the club aren't putting on a few extra buses for this game. :mellow:

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

Loading...

Twitter @MotherwellFC

×