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      Friday
      Jan202017

      AWAY DAYS: BARNSLEY FC - 21.01.2017

       

      Barnsley v Leeds United Saturday 21st January 2017 5.30pm Kick-Off.

      Car Directions

      If you are travelling to Oakwell on the motorway leave the M1 at Junction 37 and take the A628 towards Barnsley. At 1ST set of Traffic Lights turn left and follow signs for Barnsley FC.
      Stay on this road, following the signs, you will eventually come to Harborough Hill Road (A61). At the top of the hill again follow the signs onto Queens Road. The away car park is at the top of this road.
      Post Code for SAT NAV: S71 1AN (this is the Away Fans’ Car Park)

      Car Parking 

      There are a couple of car parks located at the ground, but they are mainly for permit holders only. In between the ground and the Metrodome Leisure centre is a car park for visiting supporters, called Queens Ground, which costs £4 Cars, £8 Mini Buses and £15 Coaches. An overspill car park is at County Way car park, Barnsley S70-2JW. Otherwise you can try parking at the Metrodome itself (although it can be slow to get out of after the game has finished) or street parking.
      Alternative parking is available in the town centre at varying costs. These are about 10 – 20 minutes’ walk from the ground

      Coach Directions and Parking

      Same as above. Coaches should use the Queen’s Road away car park and costs are £15. 

      Train information

      Barnsley railway station is a five to ten minute walk from the stadium. This station is served by regular trains running between Sheffield and Leeds. 
      From the train station turn right towards the traffic light, then turn left and walk towards the flyover. Go under the bridge and turn left up either Queens Road or Bala Street towards the ground/car park. The ground is visible at the bottom of the hill.
      Please note: after the game, there will be a police controlled access to the railway station to avoid overcrowding the platforms. They ask that all supporters abide by this as primarily it is for your safety. All away rail travellers are advised to return to the Schwäbisch Gmünd Way entrance to the train station after the match, where a safe queuing system will be implemented by British Transport Police officers.

      Pubs 

      There are typically no allocated away pubs in the town centre and Leeds fans are not recommended to seek out pubs particularly around the train station. 
      The safest drinking option for Leeds fans is the Metrodome Leisure centre, which has a bar and is situated just a two minute walk from the car park behind the away stand and turnstiles on Queens Road. This is allocated to Leeds fans only and a large area is set aside to accommodate our fans.  
      There will be no alcohol served at half time. Look out for updates nearer to Kick-Off time from @LUFCTrust and @LUFC_WYP. 

      Policing issues

      We are not aware of any at this stage. Please note previous advice about the train station. After the game, there will be a police controlled access to the railway station to avoid overcrowding the platforms.

      Potential flash points/Dos and Don’ts

      There are no areas of potential issue aware to us at this time. 


      Stewarding issues

      We are not aware of any at this stage. All supporters will be searched prior to entering the stadium. Barnsley operate the usual restrictions on articles not permitted in the stadium. A board outside displays these. Supporters are requested to get to the ground as early as possible and sit in the seats shown on their tickets.

      Ticket Information

      Turnstiles will be opened at 4pm, there will be a full range of refreshments available until kick-off. Tickets for Leeds United fans have sold out for this fixture. Leeds United fans will be situated in the Palmer Construction North Stand and have the entire stand with a capacity of 5,400. For Disabled fans, on arriving at Oakwell, you will be directed to an exit gate where you will be allowed through and directed to one of the two disabled areas reserved for your use. These are positioned halfway up the stand and you will have unrestricted views of the game.

      Other Information

      Please check West Yorkshire Police Twitter @LUFC_WYP for info on alcohol restrictions in place on the day and any other travel or supporter issues. Please also check the official Barnsley FC Twitter account @bfc_official for up-to-date changes.

       

      Saturday
      Jan072017

      AWAY DAYS: Cambridge United - 09.01.2017

      Cambridge United v Leeds United Monday 9th January 2017 7.45pm Kick-Off.

      Car Directions

      From the South - M11 to Junction 14, then turn east along the A14 dual carriageway: From the North - A14 from Huntingdon, then turn east along the A14 dual carriage way:

      Then exit the A14 at the fourth junction (situated east of Cambridge), up the slip road to the roundabout (signposted Stow-Cum-Quy). Turn right onto the A1303, and return westwards towards Cambridge. Go straight over the first roundabout, passing Marshall Airport to the left. Go straight over two sets of traffic lights to a roundabout. The ground's floodlights can be seen from here and McDonald's is on the right.

      Turn left onto the ring road. Turn right at the first roundabout (a large Sainsbury's is on the left here), and go along Coldham's Lane. After half a mile, immediately after the traffic lights turn right into Coldham's Road before the railway bridge.

      Post Code for SAT NAV: CB5 8LN

       

      Car Parking

      On-street parking is available close to the ground, visiting supporters who are travelling by road are advised to park in areas off Coldhams Lane. But do arrive early as the later you try and park the further you will have to walk to the ground. You are advised to park south west of the stadium. Some off road car parking is available behind the ground. To reach this, continue past the ground entrance for another 400 yards and turn left at the traffic lights into Coldhams Lane. Continue for about 300 yards, crossing a small roundabout and over a railway bridge, the car park entrance is on the left about 50 yards beyond the bridge.

      There are a limited number of wheel chair spaces available for disabled supporters. Please contact the club in advance of the match to reserve your space.

       

      Coach Directions and Parking

      Directions are as above, except for the RV point. Due to traffic issues around Cambridge and limited coach/minibus parking we have been asked to recommend the use of the RV and escort to help coaches get to the ground and away as easily as possible.

      RV Point – Swavesey services for a 6:30pm prompt departure for the ground. (Coaches escorted in should be at the football ground for 7pm). Police motorcycle’s will escort you to Newmarket Road via the A14 avoiding the City Centre. Coaches will then be directed to a local car park at B&Q. http://www.extraservices.co.uk/location/cambridge/

      For Collection – Fans will then have a 5-10 minute walk back to the coaches after the game. Motorcyle’s will again get the coaches onto the motorway (A14) by the quickest route.

       

      Train information

      There are regular services to and from Cambridge Railway Station, where taxis are available or the Citibus C3 service runs from the station every ten minutes during the day and at longer intervals in the evenings.

      To walk from the railway station to the ground could take 25-30 minutes as it is roughly two miles away. It is advisable to take a taxi from the station, but if you fancy a stroll walk away from the station along Station Road and take the first right, (Tenison Road). Take the first right again, (Devonshire Road), follow this round to the left, up to the next junction. Turn right - again - onto Mill Road. Walk over the railway bridge, then take the third left, (Sedgewick Street). Follow this road, pass a set of traffic calming barriers, and shops (at this point you are in Cromwell Road) to a T-junction, (Coldham's Lane). Ahead of you should be a large field (Coldham's Common). Go into this field and follow a path under the railway bridge to the away turnstiles.

       

      Pubs

      We are advised by local police that Leeds fans are welcome at the Regal pub on Saint Andrew’s Street in Cambridge city centre, this is a Wetherspoons pub and is approximately 30 minutes’ walk from the stadium.

      The local area around the ground is not well served with pubs. A Supporters’ Club at the ground often allows away fans in, but it is not expected to be available to Leeds United fans for this game. Going towards the city centre on Newmarket Road is a pub called the Wrestlers, and about a mile from the ground (20 minutes’ walk) on Dover Street past a KFC is a pub called The Tram Depot. Both these pubs have welcomed away fans in the past, but please adhere to any different policies on the day, with it being Leeds United.

      Look out for updates nearer to Kick-Off time on whether beer is on sale to Leeds fans inside the ground. As yet we are not aware of alcohol arrangements within the ground, but please keep an eye on @LUFCTrust and @LUFC_WYP for updates on the policy chosen by the home club and local police.

       

      Policing issues

      We are not aware of any at this stage.

       

      Potential flash points/Dos and Don’ts

      There are no areas of potential issue aware to us at this time.

       

      Stewarding issues

      We are not aware of any at this stage. Look out for Cambridge United’s Abbey Helpers volunteers wearing their distinctive purple “HERE TO HELP” tops. They are there to welcome, assist and help all spectators both inside and outside the stadium.

       

      Ticket Information

      Tickets for Leeds United fans have sold out for this fixture. Leeds United fans will be situated in the all-seater South Stand at the Cambs Glass Abbey Stadium, to get there from Coldham's Lane, simply follow the path across Coldham's Common and use the 'South Stand' turnstiles.

       

      Other Information

      Please check West Yorkshire Police Twitter @LUFC_WYP for info on alcohol restrictions in place on the day and any other travel or supporter issues. Please also check the official Cambridge United Twitter account @CambridgeUtdFC for up-to-date changes.

      Wednesday
      Jan042017

      Leeds United Supporters’ Trust statement on the confirmed 50% investment in Leeds United

      The Trust welcomes today’s announcement of a 50% investment by Andrea Radrizzani, and indeed welcomes any equity change that takes the club forward, as we hope this will.

      We remain cautious about any new custodian of the club and believe all Leeds United fans should be vigilant while also being encouraged by the statements made by the football club and Mr Radrizzani himself today. There is still a number of questions to be asked about this change in ownership: how it will be affected by Massimo Cellino’s imminent ban; whether the widely reported news that a 100% takeover will take effect in the summer is accurate, and so on.

      For now, we are encouraged that Andrea Radrizzani has immediately highlighted the fantastic work undertaken by Garry Monk, his staff and his players, and also the fact that the new co-owner expresses intention to have long term involvement with the club. More than ever, Leeds United needs stability and recent months have proven how fruitful it can be.

      We will judge our new co-owner on his actions not his words, but we are pleased to see that Andrea Radrizzani is keen to uphold the traditions of our great club and to value our heritage as these are beliefs that align with the core values of the Supporters' Trust.

      Thursday
      Dec082016

      Statement on The FA Sanctions of Massimo Cellino

      Leeds United Supporters’ Trust statement on the FA’s sanctions following the Ross McCormack illegal payments case

      Following confirmed reports that Leeds United has been fined £250,000, and its owner and President Massimo Cellino has been hit with an 18 month ban and a £250,000 fine, the Leeds United Supporters’ Trust wishes to state that it is thankful the FA has finally acted, while also expressing a deep concern for the immediate future of the football club.

      The Trust supports and respects the FA’s decision in its quest to rid football of corruption. However, we hope that the inevitable instability that this penalty brings does not affect the club and team, who are both performing so well at this present moment.

      During recent months the club has made great strides commercially, with public relations and in putting some solid foundations into the football club. In the meantime the team has performed superbly to maintain a play-off position in the Championship table, and this on-pitch success must remain the primary focus, particularly with the vital January transfer window on the horizon.

      We hope that Mr Cellino, with the Clubs best interests at heart, would not risk taking any further action that will possibly drag the Club and fans through more months of uncertainty while also burdening the club with even more costs in what could potentially be an expensive, long and drawn out affair which is unlikely to have a beneficial outcome for the Club, fans or himself.

      The Trust expects there will now be unavoidable speculation over the ownership of the club, and it is hoped that the team’s fortunes and the club’s wellbeing are held paramount by all parties throughout, whilst transparency is maintained and Leeds United fans are kept informed at all times and where appropriate.

      Wednesday
      Dec072016

      Away Days: Brighton & Hove Albion - 09.12.2016

      Brighton & Hove Albion v Leeds United Friday 9th December 2016 7.45pm Kick-Off.

      Car Directions

      The Amex Stadium is situated inland from the coast. The initial approach is to leave the M1 at junction 6a to join the M25 towards M40/Heathrow Airport. Then join the M23 south at junction 7 (Brighton/Gatwick Airport), then join the A23 until this meets the A27. Take this towards Lewes to get to the ground, which is signposted, or follow the Sat Nav directions for park and ride, as detailed below. Post Code for SAT NAV: BN1 9BL (Amex Stadium)

      Car Parking

      There is some car parking at the ground but not much. Pre-booked league game parking starts from just £12 per car, but increases to £15 on the gate, so be sure to book early by calling the Albion Booking Line on 0844 327 1901. This is at Car Park B - Satnav: BN2 4PN (formerly Bridge Car Park) The stadium is approximately a 1,500 metre walk from Car Park B and is a straight paved route, adjacent to the railway line. Please note: after a match, it can take up to an hour to exit this car park.

      A better option are the three park & ride facilities, all served by a disabled access bus.

      Park & Ride 1 - Satnav: BN1 8ZF (formerly Mill Road Park & Ride) Park & Ride 1 has 450 spaces available. It is the smallest but also the most popular Park & Ride site and is usually full 1.5 hours prior to kick-off.

      Park & Ride 2 - Satnav: BN2 4AT (formerly University of Brighton Park & Ride)

      Park & Ride 3 - Satnav BN2 9XZ (formerly Brighton Racecourse Park & Ride) Park & Ride 3 often has lots of spare capacity with 700 parking spaces available. Buses usually take approximately 20 minutes to reach the stadium.

      Coach Directions and Parking

      The coach park for visiting coaches is directly behind the entrance to the visiting turnstiles. Therefore, follow the same directions as for cars above.

      Train information

      Falmer station is just a couple of minutes’ walk from the Amex Stadium making it one of the most accessible stadiums there is. It is served by Southern Rail and is approximately nine minutes from Brighton mainline station, with trains serving Falmer every ten minutes on a matchday. Please note that we recommend you travel at least 1 hour prior to kick-off. There are some rail services that offer subsidies based on producing your match ticket (ie. the cost of train travel is included in your match ticket price) but it is advisable to check this before making travel plans.

      Pubs

      There is very little within the vicinity of the ground, and the nearest pubs tend to be for home fans only. Near to Brighton Mainline Station are a number of good pubs, and traditionally, the most ‘away fan friendly’ is the Evening Star on Surrey Street, which is just two minutes’ walk from the station.

      There are numerous pubs in Brighton town centre itself but please approach responsibly and adhere to any ‘home fan only’ policies which may be adopted. Please also allow plenty of time for travel onto the stadium.

      If arriving at the Mill Road park & ride (Park & Ride 1 in the info above) then the Black Lion pub is near there on London Road (A23).

      Beer is usually on sale to away fans in the ground, but look out for updates nearer to Kick-Off time. As yet we are not aware of alcohol arrangements within the ground, but please keep an eye on @LUFCTrust and @LUFC_WYP for updates on the policy chosen by the home club and local police.

      Policing issues

      We are not aware of any at this stage.

      Potential flash points/Dos and Don’ts

      The Amex Stadium is a new stadium set in the Sussex countryside and is well served by trains, buses and parking. There are no areas of potential issue.

      Stewarding issues

      We are not aware of any at this stage.

      Ticket Information

      No tickets for this fixture will be sold to Leeds United fans on the day, so please do not travel without a ticket. Leeds fans will be housed in the South Stand of the stadium and partly in the South East corner. The seats are thought to be amongst the most luxurious in the Championship, with padding and plenty of leg room.

      Other Information

      Please check West Yorkshire Police Twitter @LUFC_WYP for info on alcohol restrictions in place on the day and any other travel or supporter issues. Please also check the official Brighton & Hove Albion Twitter account @OfficialBHAFC for up-to-date changes.