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Thread: What are the supporters club coaches like?

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    What are the supporters club coaches like?

    Normally I get the train to away games but with ticket price hikes and less than reliable services Iím thinking of going by coach. Iíve seen for WBA the coach is leaving 5 hours before kick off, do these coaches stop off on the way or at a pub pre game? Or are you hanging around the stadium for 2 hours pre game?
    Also whatís the atmosphere on the coaches like? Bevved up teens or families and old folks?
    Thanks

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    Re: What are the supporters club coaches like?

    It totally depends on what you’re looking for.

    All coach operators are CARDIFF CITY FANS, all coach operators attend police and club meetings.

    Supporters club coaches suit a certain type of fan and I should know as I ran them for almost 10 years, BUT, there are other fans out there, who want more than just 90 minutes of football, they want a day out with family land friends.

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    Re: What are the supporters club coaches like?

    Quote Originally Posted by BLUETIT View Post
    It totally depends on what you’re looking for.

    All coach operators are CARDIFF CITY FANS, all coach operators attend police and club meetings.

    Supporters club coaches suit a certain type of fan and I should know as I ran them for almost 10 years, BUT, there are other fans out there, who want more than just 90 minutes of football, they want a day out with family land friends.
    Yeah Iíve done a few coaches in the past with varying organisers. One was run by one of the local pubs with a young crowd drinking on board and stopping off at a pub pre game for a few hours. One was with Vince Alm for Reading away and we were at the Madejski nearly 2 hours before the match and the stadium wasnít even open.

    Just trying to gauge where on the spectrum the CCSC busses land.

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    Re: What are the supporters club coaches like?

    We do not take under 18’s unaccompanied, we have plenty of families travelling.

    We DO NOT stop at motorway service stations, we stop at regular clubs, pubs, Inns, for proper food, not rubbery tasting shite.

    We arrive at grounds approximately one and a half hours before KO (legal requirement)

    We travel straight home

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    Re: What are the supporters club coaches like?

    Lots of wheels ,windows travel at 56mph outside of Wales .

    Occasional snorting in bogs just before arrival at ground ..

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    Re: What are the supporters club coaches like?

    Quote Originally Posted by BLUETIT View Post
    We do not take under 18’s unaccompanied, we have plenty of families travelling.

    We DO NOT stop at motorway service stations, we stop at regular clubs, pubs, Inns, for proper food, not rubbery tasting shite.

    We arrive at grounds approximately one and a half hours before KO (legal requirement)

    We travel straight home
    Alright cheers for all the info. Didnít realise there was a requirement to arrive 90mins before KO. Bit annoying for the out of town stadiums like Reading and Coventry.

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    Re: What are the supporters club coaches like?

    Quote Originally Posted by Canton Kev View Post
    Alright cheers for all the info. Didn’t realise there was a requirement to arrive 90mins before KO. Bit annoying for the out of town stadiums like Reading and Coventry.
    The regulations actually state we are to arrive between 1pm /2pm for a 3.00pm KO

    WE aim for the middle ground

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    Re: What are the supporters club coaches like?

    CCSC buses are generally comfy, quiet, no singing/alcohol on board, 1 motorway service stop on the way up, and sometimes on the way back depending on the length of journey, and ordinarily arrive at the ground around 2 hours before kick off. They serve a purpose for me a few times a season (normally when I go away on my own). They are well-organised, reasonably-priced, and no-hassle.

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    Re: What are the supporters club coaches like?

    I went on an official CCSC coach with my wife for the Arsenal game on New Year’s Day 2014, We were given a sheet of “do’s and dont’s” safe to say I’ve not bothered since as it was like being on a school trip.

    That being said each to their own if you don’t mind that kind of thing.

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    Re: What are the supporters club coaches like?

    Donít forget. You need to have one eye in the middle of your forehead, to travel on a valleys coach

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    Re: What are the supporters club coaches like?

    I have travelled with CCSC and TIT tours many times. Both offer reliable, safe travel. Both are aware of the regulations re Away Travel. Both arrive in plenty of time for ko. I’ve been to Newcastle with Vince and Sunderland with TIT.

    CCSC is great for families, couples etc. TIT may appeal more to the “Lads Day Out” market.

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    Re: What are the supporters club coaches like?

    Quote Originally Posted by Pontprennau Bluebird View Post
    I have traveled wit CCSC and TIT tours many times. Both offer reliable, safe travel. Both are aware of the regulations re Away Travel. Both arrive in plenty of time for ko. I’ve been to Newcastle with Vince and Sunderland with TIT.

    CCSC is great for families, couples etc. TIT may appeal more to the “Lads Day Out” market.
    We do not have a lads day out !!!!

    We’ve got loads of families travelling to Reading, loads of father/sons.

    We do not tolerate bad behaviour.

    Just because we find a nice pub to go to, it doesn’t make it “a lads day out”

    No under 18’s, without a parent/guardian

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    Re: What are the supporters club coaches like?

    Quote Originally Posted by Pontprennau Bluebird View Post
    I have travelled with CCSC and TIT tours many times. Both offer reliable, safe travel. Both are aware of the regulations re Away Travel. Both arrive in plenty of time for ko. I’ve been to Newcastle with Vince and Sunderland with TIT.

    CCSC is great for families, couples etc. TIT may appeal more to the “Lads Day Out” market.
    Was about to say basically the same. Travel with Vince/CCSC and it's a bit more reserved, although you can have a sneaky few sherberts if you take a few in a rucksack or something and keep it on the down-low.

    TIT is more of a lads day out so it depends which you want

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    Re: What are the supporters club coaches like?

    Quote Originally Posted by BLUETIT View Post
    We do not have a lads day out !!!!

    We’ve got loads of families travelling to Reading, loads of father/sons.

    We do not tolerate bad behaviour.

    Just because we find a nice pub to go to, it doesn’t make it “a lads day out”

    No under 18’s, without a parent/guardian
    Ok, not a lads day out, but a bit more freedom than with Vince, fair to say?

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    Re: What are the supporters club coaches like?

    2 TIT punters saying it's a lads day out. TIT himself strongly refuting this. Has ladism finally become toxic? Lol

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    Re: What are the supporters club coaches like?

    Quote Originally Posted by Lither_1927 View Post
    2 TIT punters saying it's a lads day out. TIT himself strongly refuting this. Has ladism finally become toxic? Lol
    They say theyíve traveled, but they are definitely not regulars.

    We talk to each other, everyone knows everyone else, we stop at pubs, we play music, itís a quality day out for everyone.

    The first poster who said he traveled, pony blue, I think has traveled once, without knowing the name of the second poster, havenít a clue who he is.

    As for you, who are you ?

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    Re: What are the supporters club coaches like?

    Quote Originally Posted by BLUETIT View Post
    We do not have a lads day out !!!!

    We’ve got loads of families travelling to Reading, loads of father/sons.

    We do not tolerate bad behaviour.

    Just because we find a nice pub to go to, it doesn’t make it “a lads day out”

    No under 18’s, without a parent/guardian
    because it's a lads day out

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    Re: What are the supporters club coaches like?

    Quote Originally Posted by ToTaL ITK View Post
    because it's a lads day out
    We’ve got 10 under 12’s and 6 under 16’s travelling with their parents

    10 OAP’s and 3 disabled

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    Re: What are the supporters club coaches like?

    Quote Originally Posted by BLUETIT View Post
    Weíve got 10 under 12ís and 6 under 16ís travelling with their parents

    10 OAPís and 3 disabled
    So it's fair to say that your Lads day out is very inclusive of age, gender, disability?

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    Re: What are the supporters club coaches like?

    Lovely people, not a lads day out, no alcohol, no Ojo talk.

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