Sunderland's first home game of the season (v Newcastle on Saturday August 20th) will have a noon kick-off at the insistence of Northumbria Police, so it's an early start for branch members unfortunately.
The coach departs Manchester city centre at 6.55; Stockport at 7.15 and Prestwich at 7.45. We will also pick up at M62 Junction 24 and just outside Thirsk assuming anyone wants to get on at these places.
Our plan is to hire a 34-seater coach, so it will be a case of first come, first served. To reserve seats email manchesterbranch@hotmail. co.uk
or text or call Martin on the branch mobile.
Apart from pick-ups, the coach will go direct to the SoL but there may be a one-hour pub stop on the return journey, providing that suits the majority of those travelling.