Carlisle United v Exeter City Matchday Thread

C j phill

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Thanks for the update. He also appeared to be unhappy that the club wouldn't finance a second coach driver.
I watched the interview and he clearly had an issue with the travel time and eating arrangements - this ended up very different to what he was expecting from his pre-match YouTube interview.

Hopefully the Club and manager learn from this for future long haul trips to the north. I often travel to Manchester and almost every time I drive from Devon, i know that Friday's will be horrendous and invariably almost always takes nearly 6 hours on the motorway, rather than the normal 4. I'm surprised that no-one factored this in to the planned journey time.

I cannot imagine that the additional cost of a driver would be too expensive, and given our league position, drive for promotion allied to the additional income from our recent crowd attendances, I hope it was an oversight not to pay for this, rather than the club seeking to keep costs down.

Whatever league were in next season, I assume the club will factor in additional coach driver costs for Friday long haul journeys to the north.
 

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I watched the interview and he clearly had an issue with the travel time and eating arrangements - this ended up very different to what he was expecting from his pre-match YouTube interview.

Hopefully the Club and manager learn from this for future long haul trips to the north. I often travel to Manchester and almost every time I drive from Devon, i know that Friday's will be horrendous and invariably almost always takes nearly 6 hours on the motorway, rather than the normal 4. I'm surprised that no-one factored this in to the planned journey time.

I cannot imagine that the additional cost of a driver would be too expensive, and given our league position, drive for promotion allied to the additional income from our recent crowd attendances, I hope it was an oversight not to pay for this, rather than the club seeking to keep costs down.

Whatever league were in next season, I assume the club will factor in additional coach driver costs for Friday long haul journeys to the north.
There's an airport at Carlisle owned by Stobart. And a big ordinary one at Newcastle, not that far away. You can get an Easyjet there from Bristol
 

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All this talk of coach travel and our continuing need for it, I am surprised we don't have a sponsorship deal arranged with our coach provider to reduce those sorts of costs.
 

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I watched the interview and he clearly had an issue with the travel time and eating arrangements - this ended up very different to what he was expecting from his pre-match YouTube interview.

Hopefully the Club and manager learn from this for future long haul trips to the north. I often travel to Manchester and almost every time I drive from Devon, i know that Friday's will be horrendous and invariably almost always takes nearly 6 hours on the motorway, rather than the normal 4. I'm surprised that no-one factored this in to the planned journey time.

I cannot imagine that the additional cost of a driver would be too expensive, and given our league position, drive for promotion allied to the additional income from our recent crowd attendances, I hope it was an oversight not to pay for this, rather than the club seeking to keep costs down.

Whatever league were in next season, I assume the club will factor in additional coach driver costs for Friday long haul journeys to the north.
I'm pretty certain that there will be a Grecian coach driver who would be willing (for a season ticket etc) to provide driver cover for the longer trips.
If we can afford £2.5 mill for the training ground we should be able to find enough for 2nd driver ?
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