Tuesday
May152018

Playoff Final Ticket News Update:

-Tickets will be sold in a staged release of Blocks with 10K in the first batch and then more released as it progresses along.

-You will be able to buy by block and pick seat and row within it.

-First set of lower tier tickets on sale will be to about block 115

-First set of Middle tier tickets on sale will be to about Block 215

-Upper tier will go on sale after the two other tiers have sold out.

-Maximum transaction is 10 per purchase. If you wish to purchase more it may be better to do it on the phone and tell the TM agent that you want to buy 10 and then say another 5 for example but sit all together. They can put through the first transaction and then continue with the second part.

-There is no official singing area, but the Trust would recommend blocks 110-113 as the area to look at booking and as such may be unsuitable for young children or elderly fans.

-The family area is 105-108 and is on a first come first served basis.

-With Family and Friends you must make sure you have it set that you can manage the persons tickets if buying on their behalf.

With over 38K tickets available there should be enough to go around and we will try to give updates on the numbers sold as often as we receive the information.

 

Tuesday
May152018

Fulham Supporters' Trust AGM - 22nd May

Congratulations to Slavisa Jokanovic and his Fulham team on their sensational victory over Derby last night - and we have one more game to play - and a second visit to Wembley after 43 years...so in the build up to the big game, come to the upstairs bar of The Crabtree next Tuesday, 22 May, at 7pm for the Fulham Supporters' Trust end of season get together and AGM.

We are pleased that Alistair Mackintosh, Chief Executive, and Sean O'Loughlin, Finance Director, have agreed to come along and will take part in a Q&A on all things Fulham. So be it tickets at Wembley, the Riverside Stand development, Financial Fair Play, transfer strategy for both results next week, atmosphere at the Cottage.....or whatever you want to ask about, this is your chance to do so. 

Join the Trust and our current committee in the upstairs bar to celebrate a memorable season (so far...), help pass what might be the longest week and a half in recent Fulham history with fellow fans, and let us know what you want the Trust to be doing on your behalf next season, be that in the Premier League or Championship. The upstairs bar will remain open after the AGM and Q&A for further discussion.

If you are a member of the Trust please just let us know if you are planning to come along (so we can make sure there are enough seats...) by email to info@fulhamsupporterstrust.com - and if you are not yet a member, you can join now for the 2018/19 season from as little as £5 here - we'd love to see you there next Tuesday. 
Friday
May112018

Derby awayday guide

GETTING TO PRIDE PARK

TICKETING INFORMATION
Tickets for Fulham’s Championship play-off semi-final first leg against Derby County are still on general sale, but they will need to be purchased prior to 1pm tomorrow (Friday). Fulham fans can call the Fulham ticket office on 0203 871 0810, visit the ticket office on Stevenage Road or book online via the club’s website.  Supporters can collect their tickets from the away ticket office at Pride Park between 6.30pm and 7.30pm.

There will be no tickets on sale at the ground prior to the game.

BY CAR
Exit at Junction 25 of the M1 and head towards Derby on the A52. Pride Park Stadium is signposted off the A52 after about seven miles. There at least two sizeable car parks at the Velodrome situated next to Pride Park, close to the away end and parking here will cost you £8 per car, or £6 if the car has four or more people in it.

Fulham fans are advised that the M1 is due to be closed after the game and there are planned roadworks between Derby and the M1 on the A50. Our friends at the Rams Trust advise visiting supporters to make their way home towards west London via the A38, which means leaving Pride Park from the away fans’ car park and taking the A52 into Derby City Centre and following signs for the A38 marked south/Birmingham.

The afore-mentioned away fans car park is at the nearby Derby Conference Centre on the A6 London Road (DE24 8UX), which costs £5 per car. There may be attendants on hand to take your money, but supporters might have to go into the Conference Centre reception to get the ticket which you will need to display on your dashboard. The Centre is close to the Navigation Inn, a popular pub for away fans, and about 15 minutes walk to the away entrance.

Alternatively, several businesses located off the A52 offer parking. Matchday parking is usually available at the KFC and Burger King restaurants near the A52 roundabout for £6. The nearby Meadows Industrial Estate also provides parking for £5. There is some free parking at the West Meadow Industrial Estate (DE21 6HA) off the A52, which is about a 10-15 minute walk from Pride Park. Anyone seeking to use this parking should arrive early as the streets fill up very quickly.

BY TRAIN
Pride Park is around a 10 minute walk away from Derby Railway Station and is clearly signposted. Whilst travelling directly to Derby is the easiest route, some cheaper tickets are available if you return via Birmingham New Street.

BY COACH

The official club coaches will leave from Craven Cottage and Motspur Park at 2pm.

AWAY PUBS
There are very few away pubs located close to the stadium, with it being situated in the middle of a retail park and industrial estate. Visiting supporters have previously been made welcome at a nearby Harvester, but it is unclear if they will be admitting Fulham fans for this fixture.
The Navigation Inn (805 London Road, Derby, Derbyshire, DE24 8UU) is probably the best bet for Fulham fans prior to the game. It offers free street parking outside has a history of welcoming visiting fans and is located around a ten minute walk away from the ground. The pub serves a selection of good beers, with a basic burger and chips style food menu, and shows live sport on their televisions.

Closer to the station, several pubs will only admit home fans on matchdays. Away fans have previously been made welcome at the Mansion Bar (6-7 Midland Road, Derby DE1 2SN) and the Tiffany Lounge (1 Midland Road, Derby, DE1 2SN), which are both within short walking distance of Derby train station. The Exeter Arms (Exeter Place, Meadow Road, Derby DE1 2EU) has also previously welcomed Fulham fans – and it is between 15 and 20 minutes walk from Pride Park.

If supporters arrive well ahead of kick off, there are sixteen pubs named in the CAMRA Good Beer Guide in the city centre, where visiting fans are not likely to face any problems with admittance. Inside Pride Park itself, there are bars at the back of the stands housing the away supporters, but they will get quite crowded.
Thursday
Apr262018

Fulham Supporters' Trust statement on Shahid Khan's bid for Wembley Stadium

Responding to the confirmation from Fulham FC owner Shahid Khan that he has bid to purchase Wembley from the Football Association, the Chair of Fulham Supporters’ Trust, Tom Greatrex commented:

“The news of the bid from Fulham’s owner for Wembley stadium is prompting interest and questions from across English football. While Shahid Khan’s ambition to promote NFL in England is well known, there are particular and specific concerns relating to the impact on his stewardship of Fulham Football Club that will be at the forefront of many of our fans’ minds.

“While we welcome the statement from Shahid Khan that his bid for Wembley is separate to his ownership of Fulham, it nevertheless raises a series of questions. During his time as Chairman of Fulham to date, Shahid Khan has reiterated his understanding of and appreciation for the importance of Craven Cottage, it’s heritage and identity to the character of Fulham Football Club. It is important that is not diminished if his bid for Wembley is successful. At a time when we are enjoying an exciting second half and climax to the season, playing some superlative football, nobody associated with Fulham will want to be distracted by questions of future grounds, the approved plans for a new Riverside Stand and ultimately the ownership of the Club.

“The fact that Shahid Khan has issued a statement signalling his continued commitment to the Club is welcome, but there will be questions fans wish to be reassured on in the period ahead. Fulham Football Club were the first in the EFL to agree to structured dialogue with the Fulham Supporters’ Trust. It is precisely in these type of circumstances that the value of that open, transparent and meaningful dialogue will be tested. We therefore ask Shahid Khan to ensure that any potential impact of his bid for Wembley in relation to Fulham is discussed with the Trust as we will fulfill our role representing Fulham fans and articulating their concerns as they arise.”

Friday
Mar302018

Awayday Guide: Norwich City

NORWICH CITY v FULHAM
FRIDAY 30 MARCH, 3PM

TICKETING INFORMATION
Fulham have sold all 2,000 tickets for the Good Friday trip to Carrow Road. As a result, there will be no matchday sales to away fans on the gate.

GETTING TO CARROW ROAD

BY CAR
Carrow Road is clearly signposted for drivers from the A11 and A47. After exiting the A47, also known as the southern bypass, use the A146 to head into Norwich. At the traffic lights turn right for the city centre on the A1054. At the next roundabout, remain in the left-hand lane and head towards the city centre on the A147. At the following set of traffic lights, turn right into King Street. The road becomes Carrow Road as it crosses the river and the ground is clearly visible to your right.
There is very little parking at Carrow Road so the best car parking option will be at Norfolk County Hall (£8), which is well signposted from the A146. Although there are around 2,000 spaces, it is advisable to get to car park by 1pm as it is usually full by 2pm and an early entrance can cut down your departure time after the final whistle.

BY TRAIN
Supporters are advised that there are engineering works affecting the Greater Anglia line between London Liverpool Street and Norwich over the Easter weekend. Some trains have been cancelled and return journeys may have to be made via Ely. All Fulham fans are advised to check for delays or alterations before travelling.

BY COACH
The official Club coaches from Motspur Park and Craven Cottage to Carrow Road have all sold out.

AWAY PUBS
Unfortunately, the traditional away pub the Compleat Angler is now under new management and admits home fans only.

Close to Norwich train station, the new away haunt is now the Prince of Wales (8-14 Prince of Wales Rd, Norwich NR1 1LB), which is a traditional Greene King pub, with big screen TVs showing live sport, and a good range of beers and reasonably priced food.

The Queen of Iceni
(6, Riverside Development, Norwich NR1 1ED) is the nearest Wetherspoon’s to Carrow Road, located on the river in the new Riverside development.

Lollards Pitt
(69-71 Riverside Rd, NR1 1SR) is also located in the new Riverside development, but is well worth a visit, with an wide selection of beers and ales, and plenty of space for supporters to congregate with a pool table and the opportunity to drink outside as well.

The Coach and Horses
(82 Thorpe Road, Norwich, Norfolk NR1 1BA) is just four minutes walk from Norwich train station and is well worth a visit as it brews its own beer. The pub, which is listed in the CAMRA good beer guide, offers a decent array of real ale, lagers, wine and soft drinks as well as excellent food menu and regular live music.

The Fat Cat and Canary
(101 Thorpe Rd, Norwich NR1 1TR) also features in the CAMRA good beer guide. All the real ales are listed on an expansive chalk board beer menu with five regular ales on tap, Sky Sports and BT Sport on TV, front and rear terraces as well veranda seating outside and a large car park.

For those Fulham fans heading straight to the ground, the alcohol available inside Carrow Road includes Carling (£4), Stowford Press (£4.50), Worthingtons (£4), White, Red or Rose wine (£5), Vodka & Coke (£5), Gin & Tonic (£5), Wherry Beer (£4.50) and Rekordalig (£5).

OTHER ATTRACTIONS

For those of you staying in Norwich over the Easter weekend, there are a number of other local attractions that might be worth visiting.

Norwich Castle Museum:
Norwich Castle is renowned for its impressive architecture and is top of the tourist list for many visiting the area.

Norwich Cathedral:
The most complete Norman cathedral in England and one of the finest examples of Romanesque architecture in Europe, this cathedral is one of England’s finest. With over 900 years of history, explore the Cathedral building and discover the largest Cathedral Close and monastic Cloisters in the UK.

The Forum:
This impressive building is home to the region’s BBC platforms and studios and the Norfolk & Norwich Millennium Library. The Forum also contains a restaurant, a café and is where the local Tourist Information Centre is located. The amphitheatre steps at the front of The Forum and the building’s atrium are home to many exhibitions and performances.

Shopping:
Norwich is one of the top UK shopping destinations with a mix of both high street names and individual boutiques, as well as the largest open-air market in England. Norwich Market has been in operation for over 900 years, with its iconic coloured roofs and local produce. The two main shopping centres, Chapelfield and Castle Mall, are just a five-minute walk from each other.

The Lanes:
The Norwich Lanes are a series of alleyways and open communal spaces set just a few steps away from the imposing clock tower of Norwich City Hall, which overlooks the market. The medieval architecture is some of the finest to be found anywhere in the UK. Today the lanes are home to a thriving independent retail area and a vast array of cafés, restaurants and bars.

Tombland:
Once the site of an Anglo-Saxon market place, now the hub of nightlife in Norwich, Tombland is full to the brim of bars and restaurants sure to please, both night and day.
Other sites worth a visit include The Great Hospital, The Halls, The Guildhall, Dragon Hall, The Assembly House, St James Mill, The Cathedral of St John the Baptist, Surrey House and City Hall.