Living in Wigan and currently not having a car (expensive divorce…) my only chance of going to matches is on the rattler. Just proved to me how shambolic our public transport system is in this country. One thing is the disgustingly expensive prices. £65 return to a home match… but the other thing is even then I can’t get to a lot of matches and get home on the same day. In my yoof it would not have bothered me as much and I’d just have kipped in a train station (or ferry terminals in my Belgian days) somewhere (as I often did) but I am an old fart now and can’t be arsed with all those shenanigan’s.
Overnight stops in Walsall to go on a mini-bus or ISSA coach or whatever are rarely an option for me cos I have hordes of feral cats in the cat rescue I work with who need feeding / looking after and it’s not easy finding someone with confidence to deal with feral cats as they are likely to rip your arm off.
Those of you who know me know that it doesn’t make a fat lot of difference how well / badly we are doing, I go (particularly away) when I can regardless. Exeter was £150 return (i would have) but I couldn’t have got home until 10 on Sunday morning. I didn’t bother. Oldham, bearing in mind it is 25 miles from Wigan and like Wigan is part of Greater Manchester, I can’t get back till the next day Luckily I have found a solution to the Oldham issue with @PT and @AncientMoaner who also live up norf offering me a lift. I know @geordiesaddler uses National Express but that has not been an option for matches so far for me.
Still working out how to get back from Vale, but by hook or by crook I’ll be there