We continued our journey with a visit to the most northerly club of the 92, Carlisle United. A quick photo and video outside the ground freed up some time to pop in to town to try and pick up a new cable to transfer the photos from the camera to the laptop. Thankfully we found a Cannon shop and a very helpful shop assistant (Joe Carlisle) who informed us we didn’t even need a cable, we could just put the memory card into to laptop and go from there.
The good news; we can upload photos again! The Bad news; we were too stupid to realise this and have over 100 photos to upload!!
But all in all, Carlisle was a success and we headed back down South to Morecambe. Smithy had the unenviable task of driving 62 miles down the M6, but the very picturesque scenery get us all entertained (seriously!)
The staff at Morecambe were very welcoming and invited us in for a quick tour and some photos pitch side, on the bench and in the boot room! We were actually amazed how impressive and modern the stadium was for a league 2 side. Although the changing rooms did smell about as bad as our car currently does!! Not good!
Then it was on to Fleetwood Town and we were again invited in to the stadium. An excellent tour and whistle stop history lesson was genuinely fascinating and we again came away impressive with the great facilities of the stadium and philosophy of the club. Derek at Fleetwood was even kind enough to give us a match programme and Fleetwood Town scarf! Our first gift and one that was greatly appreciated!
Things then started to turn for the worse! A painfully slow journey in rush hour traffic along Blackpool seafront drained morale and enthusiasm to the lowest it’s been so far! Went spent 30 minutes driving down the seafront wondering how on earth we’d enjoyed such brilliant lads weekends/stag dos in such a….erm…hole! Copious amounts of alcohol was the conclusion we came to.
On to Preston North End and a quick photo outside the ground and we were on our way. Morale is on the way back up and the banter is again beginning to flow!
Overall, a great day so far and we’re now all looking forward to heading to some more great clubs throughout the night.
A few pics from Morecambe and Fleetwood;