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Bingham's Boys: The Heroes of '66

It is 50 years since one of the most memorable seasons in Southport's history.

Under the management of the legendary Billy Bingham, the Sandgrounders reached the fifth round of the FA Cup, including famous wins over Stockport County, Ipswich Town and Cardiff City.

To mark half a century since then, Trust in Yellow is delighted to be hosting a very special event with the players who made it all possible.

Bingham’s Boys: The Heroes of ’66, will take place in the Grandstand Bar on Saturday February 13, after Southport’s home match against Braintree Town.

This date is special because it is 50 years and a day after a crowd of over 14,000 crammed into Haig Avenue to see Bingham’s Sandgrounders beat Cardiff 2-0 in the fourth round.

The event will start at 5.30pm and the former players will speak to supporters about what it was like to be part of such an important season in the club’s history.

Further details of the event will be announced shortly.

Among the players present will be Colin Alty, the scorer of a dramatic late winner against Ipswich at Portman Road, Ron Smith and Alan Spence, who both scored in the win over Cardiff, Alex Russell, Tony Beanland plus others.

It remains Southport’s best FA Cup run since 1931, and the majority of the players from that campaign also won promotion with the Sandgrounders to what is now League One the following season, before playing against Everton in the cup a year later.

It is an event not to miss, so please make a note of the date as we celebrate the anniversary of a special moment in the club’s history.

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Chester Coach

The official Supporters' Coach to Chester is now fully booked up.

The first pick-up point will be the Arion pub at 11.40, then The Crown, The George & finally the MCS Haig Avenue at 12 noon).

Please note the departure time as it was incorrectly printed in the local newspapers.

Thank you for your continued support.

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Coaches to Bromley & Dover

Due to a lack of bookings there will be no supporters' coach to Bromley.

The FA Trophy tie at Dover is on January 16th. The fare is £29 for Trust members, £22 for junior members and £34 for non-members. We are waiting for confirmation from the coach company but it will have an early morning departure time.
A decision will be made on Saturday as to whether it is viable to run this coach so please book now if interested.

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Coach to Chester

We are now taken bookings for the Supporters' coach to Chester in the New Year.

There is a simple 2 tier price system; just £9 for members & £12 for non-members.

With some incredible performances on the pitch places are expected to be taken up quickly. The coach will have the usual pick-up points & will leave the Merseyrail Community Stadium at 12.00.

 

To book phone/text 07861416859

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Weekend in Torquay

After discussion with members it has been decided that we should run a weekend trip to the match at Torquay in March.
Torquay United.      Friday, 18th March to Sunday, 20th.
The quote we have had is from ALFA who not only run coaches but can 
organise hotels in certain resorts including Torquay.
We would leave early on the Friday morning as obviously it is a much longer trip.
The hotel is the Regina which is near the seafront.
The price of bed and breakfast in a double or twin room and including coach travel to and from Torquay and during the weekend is:-
£84 (if 40 book) and £94 (if 30 book). There would also be a charge of £12 for insurance unless you had proof you had your own travel insurance   
(A single room would cost an extra £15)
We require firm bookings by Tuesday 19th January with a deposit of £40 within seven days of that to meet Alfa’s terms and conditions. We would require a minimum of 30 people to be able to make the booking.
Deposits would be lost if the bookings were cancelled due to postponement because of bad weather or either team being in the FA Trophy semi-final which is on that day.
If you require any further information please call it at the Trust Office on match days or contact Martin Robinson at dmjrobinson@btinternet.com  
After discussion with members it has been decided that we should run a weekend trip to the match at Torquay in March.

The dates will be from Friday, 18th March to Sunday, 20th.
The quote we have had is from ALFA who not only run coaches but can organise hotels in certain resorts including Torquay.We would leave early on the Friday morning as obviously it is a much longer trip.The hotel is the Regina which is near the seafront.The price of bed and breakfast in a double or twin room and including coach travel to and from Torquay and during the weekend is:-
£84 (if 40 book) and £94 (if 30 book). There would also be a charge of £12 for insurance unless you had proof you had your own travel insurance   (A single room would cost an extra £15)
We require firm bookings by Tuesday 19th January with a deposit of £40 within seven days of that to meet Alfa’s terms and conditions. We would require a minimum of 30 people to be able to make the booking.Deposits would be lost if the bookings were cancelled due to postponement because of bad weather or either team being in the FA Trophy semi-final which is on that day.
If you require any further information please call it at the Trust Office on match days or contact Martin Robinson at dmjrobinson@btinternet.com  

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