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another tough draw

By Paul Butler (legacy user)21/10/2013 15:44Mon Oct 21 15:44:03 2013

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Bideford in the Trophy, unbeaten in the Calor League Premier (parallel to us) - if this goes to a replay it will be a true test of my credentials as Travel Club public transport aficionado, as there isn't a train station. Early research shows me that there is a coach from Heathrow Airport to Bideford, will do more research if we do actually draw!

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Bideford Away

By Malc (legacy user)21/10/2013 16:18Mon Oct 21 16:18:39 2013In response to another tough drawTop of thread

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Thought I'd spy on their forum to see their reaction to the draw, but have to register just to have a look. Didn't bother.
A replay certainly throws up a travel challenge, but should it happen I'll get there somehow.

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Car

By John Rice (legacy user)21/10/2013 16:32Mon Oct 21 16:32:20 2013In response to Bideford AwayTop of thread

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This could be a car option only.

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Car is not the only option, but probably the sane one

By David B (legacy user)21/10/2013 18:01Mon Oct 21 18:01:11 2013In response to CarTop of thread

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Route NX502 London Victoria to Bideford -

Tuesday 5 November
Departs 12:00, arrives Bideford 18:05. Fare = £17.40

Return journey Bideford to London Victoria

Wednesday 6 November
Departs 04:40. Arrives London Victoria 10:45, Route NX502. Fare = £22.60
Departs 08:55. Arrives London Victoria 16:05 (change at Bristol, 45 min layover), Routes NX339 (to Bristol), SH040 (to London). Fare = £17.40

Just think £35, for more than half a day on two/three coaches for 90 minutes of football. To think I used to do that every other week for about 10 years (following rugby league).

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Re: Car is not the only option, but probably the sane one

By ChrisHFC (legacy user)21/10/2013 20:16Mon Oct 21 20:16:09 2013In response to Car is not the only option, but probably the sane oneTop of thread

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The nearest station to Bideford is Barnstaple, terminus of the Tarka Line from Exeter St Davids. There are buses between Barnstaple and Bideford, but almost certainly fewer at this time of year than in the summer, and late evening services may be non-existent in the winter timetable.

Having said that, timings are likely to be no better than David B has given for the National Express services (I haven't checked), and the fare will be a lot more expensive.

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Re: Car is not the only option, but probably the sane one

By Paul Butler (legacy user)22/10/2013 02:50Tue Oct 22 02:50:44 2013In response to Re: Car is not the only option, but probably the sane oneTop of thread

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Not dissimilar to the amount of travel time and costs involved with a trip to Ibrox for me, I will definitely be giving it a go should we need the replay. Rather worrying that they haven't lost a league game yet though!

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Will history (almost) repeat itself

By David B (legacy user)22/10/2013 12:40Tue Oct 22 12:40:46 2013In response to Re: Car is not the only option, but probably the sane oneTop of thread

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On 30 October 1999 we beat Bath City in the FA Cup first round. They were boasting in the programme and over the public address system that they were the last undefeated team in senior English football. Bideford are already out of the FA Cup, losing to Yate Town (and 3–0 against Plymouth Argyle was in the Devon St Luke’s Cup), so they can’t boast that. Let’s hope that it is another Super Sunday for Hendon and not a sad sabbath.

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Bideford

By Dorset Don (legacy user)22/10/2013 12:56Tue Oct 22 12:56:45 2013In response to Will history (almost) repeat itselfTop of thread

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Been to their ground two or three times over the years so not a new one for me. 2 1/2 hour drive from Weymouth for any potential replay but i'm sure i'll get there if necessary.

Saw them play last year at Weymouth when they had just been promoted and at the time they were a poor side. They are going great guns this season but in my opinion, the Southern League isn't as strong as the Isthmian so it should be a good cup tie.

The last Devon side we met was Tiverton Town a few years back at Claremont Road. We took the lead but eventually lost 2-1.....let's hope that's not an omen!

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Re: Bideford

By Paul Butler (legacy user)22/10/2013 16:57Tue Oct 22 16:57:06 2013In response to BidefordTop of thread

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I was at that Tiverton game not quite sure why I remember it though!

Hemel who are top of the Southern beat Dulwich who are going well in ours, St Albans (mid table) beat Billericay (lower mid table) so I'm not sure about the Ryman being stronger, will be a good one to win if we can get through.

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Tiverton

By miw (legacy user)23/10/2013 21:51Wed Oct 23 21:51:08 2013In response to Re: BidefordTop of thread

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My main memory of that game is our announcer (no names, ok?) struggling with 'Kevin Nancekivell'.

It came out as something like 'Kevin Nancy Cocoa Ville'. Much to the amusement of the Tivvy fans.

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