Well, what can we say about our day in Aberdeen? Despite the result, everyone did the club proud. 660 Sons fans assembled in Pittodrie and sang their hearts out in support of the team, who, frankly deserved every last drop of support.
From our point of view at the trust, it was another organisational triumph in getting 4 bus loads of supporters to the game (and back) safely and for that we have to mention the sterling efforts of Tommy Hughes.
Tommy pulled everything together and made it work. Not an easy task, but rewarding and worthwhile.
Special thanks to David Winton, Andrew McCulloch, David Powell and Alec Darroch who stewarded the buses.
Even more good news.
We are now in a position to run a 4th supporters bus to Pittodrie this Saturday (8th) and bookings are now being taken via Tommy H.
Call Tommy on his (hotline) mobile phone number – 07710 771341
Aberdeen FC have contacted us with some additional news relating to this Saturday’s Scottish Cup quarter-final tie at Pittodrie.
Fans travelling to the game should note the following (this info also on DFC Official website):
Main Stand: Adult £25; Concession £17; Under-12 £10.
South Stand and Richard Donald Stand: Adult £20; Concession £15; Under-12 £8 (Sons fans will be in South Stand)
THIS SEASON AT PITTODRIE ENTRY IS ALSO BY CASH TURNSTILES, SO THERE IS NO NEED TO PRE PURCHASE TICKETS
Aberdeen also have a ‘flag policy’, so Sons fans should take note of the following – NO SURFING FLAGS ARE ALLOWED IN THE AWAY END.
FLAGS ON 1-M CANES ARE ALLOWED AND ANY LARGE FLAGS, WHICH MUST BE FIRE RETARDENT, CAN BE DISPLAYED OVER THE UNNOCCUPIED SEATS OF SECTION P OR IMMEDIATELY BEHIND THE DISABLED SECTION.
Please also note that Pittodrie is a No Smoking stadium. If anyone leaves the ground to have a smoke, they will be treated as leaving the stadium and NOT be allowed to re-enter.
The Piitodrie club also advise that supporters should be in their seats at least 25 mins prior to kick-off (in this case 3pm) and that gates open 1 hour before KO.
Phew! We think we’ve covered everything, but if anyone has any questions, please post them here and we’ll do our best to get them answered.
Righty people, here we go!
The big day approaches! Let’s find out what supporters bus YOU are on for our (big) day out to Aberdeen on 8th March.
All buses are FULL and there will be no further changes to the following lists – you have been warned!
Buses will leave from St James Retail Park, Dumbarton (opposite McDonald’s) at 9.30am sharp – please try and be on time!
Bus No 1
Robert Aitken, Kenny Allan, Irwin Barnes, Scott Bateman, Ross Black, Ian Blair, Ross Brodie, Gillie Brough, Jack Brough, Allan Clarke, Ian Clarke, Ian Clarke (Jnr), Joe Clarke, Kieren Connolly, Callum Connolly, Nathan Connolly, Jack Crawford, Kenny Crichton, Jim Cunningham, James Dew, David Docherty, Robbi Docherty, Billy Donnachie, Donald Fullarton, Andrew Galloway, Innes Hatcher, Rhona Hatcher, Ross Hatcher, Thomas Hughes, Neil Jenkinson, Andrew Jones, Terry Jones, Edward Lee, David Low, Stephen MaCauley, Andy Mackie, Kirsty Mackie, Scott Mackie, Iain Macpherson, Dougie Manderson, Jo McBride, Scott Mcride (2), Ben McCuaig, Ian McEwan, Adan McKeller, Willie McKeller, James Morrison, Keir Murray, Sean Rainey, Craig Ronald, John Scott, Joe Stewart, Murray Stewart, Dunky Stott, George Tibbs, Chris Whitefield.
Bus No 2
Andrew Aitken, Cameron Aitken, David Aitken, Gordon Aitken, Lorna Aitken, Brett Bannon, Gregg Bannon, John Bush, Craig Campbell, David Carson, Andrew Clark (2), Steven Collins, Bruce Cooley, Donald Crockett, Kyle Cunningham, Alec Darroch, Ewan Darroch, Michael Docherty, Matthew Egan, Jack Fyfe, James Gillies, Kyle Graham, Nathan Hardy, David Keirnan, Kevin Keirnan, Willie Lacon (4), Jon Leino, Ross MacDonald, Cathie Marshall, Simon McAlpine, Fraser McCaughey, Steven McColl, Scott Mitchell, Thomas Mitchell, Scott Morrison, Kevin Murney, Adam Murney, Alasdair Murray, Steven Nelson, Alistair Paterson, Ruairidh Paterson, Daniel Paterson, Stuart Rae, Craig Robertson, Warren Ronald, Hannah Ryan, Robert Ryan, Wullie Scott, Cameron Shaw, John Thackrey, Alistair Thorn, Izzy Thwates, David Winton
Bus No 3
Adam Scott (2), Ritchie Birt, Ryan Brownlow, Thomas Campbell, Chris Carmouche, Ian Carmouche, John Cartwright, Craig Coleman, David Cook, Lee Courtney, Dougie Blair or Bruce McMann, John Duffy, Paul Duffy, Jonathan Duffy, David Dunn (going), Denise Currie (returning), Graham Dunn (going), Karen Foster (returning), Ally Glashan, Lynn Glashan, Christian Grieves, Daniel Harrison (going), Sean Bangs (returning), Ross Heaney, Martin Kyle, Kenny Lawrie, John MacKenzie, Kenny MacKenzie, Ross Manning, Andrew McCulloch, Ian McCulloch, Graeme McDiarmid, Ruaridh McDonald, Darrell McEwan, Robert McEwan, Tommy McGuire, Joe Mitchell, Lewis Mitchell, Mary Mitchell, Megan Mitchell, Shaun Mooney, Daryl Priestly, Alan Prior, Ann Prior, Craig Prior, David Prior, Glen Prior, Kyle Prior, Graham Reid, Raymond Reid, Alistair Robertson, Gerald Ross, Keiron Ross, Kenny Ross, Ian Sutherland, Stephen Thorburn, Gavin Thornton, Lee Turner, James Wilton
OK DOKEY, some great news to report.
Thanks to the generosity of the Club (DFC) we will be able to run at least 3 fans buses to the Scottish Cup quarter-final clash on 8th March.
DFC chairman Alan Jardine, on behalf of the board of directors has made a substantial donation towards the running costs of the day out to Pittodrie.
A huge thank you to Alan and fellow directors!
Booking details can be found by clicking here.
Other important news to note is where and when the buses will NOW be leaving from, so please take note of the following:
1. Departure point will be St James Retail Park, Dumbarton (opposite McDonald’s)
2. Leaving time will be 9.30am sharp
3. The date is 8th March!
4. Sons fans can access Pittodrie on matchday by paying cash at the turnstiles. No need for advance ticket purchase.
SONSTRUST member Dougie Manderson’s choice as his man if the match against Raith Rovers proved popular amongst the Dumbarton fans.
Striker Chris Kane who scored in what was a fantastic game of old-fashioned football, got the nod from Dougie who couldn’t be in the picture (above) with the on-loan forward, but Sean McCulloch stepped in!
Well done Chris (and thanks to Sean too)!
THERE has been some ’outrage’ arising from yesterday’s news that Sons’ exciting Scottish Cup quarter-final tie with Aberdeen is not to be shown to a wider footballing audience following a snub from BSkyB and the BBC.
Three games from the four available ties were earmarked for TV coverage and it was widely expected that the Dons, in fine league and cup form, facing a re-surgent Championship club (Dumbarton) unbeaten in 2014 would get the nod from the bigwigs who decide such things.
The Sons have been dumped. No other phrase for it.
We think it’s a little unfair.
In an ideal world, football matches should take place on a Saturday afternoon at 3pm and for many fans avoiding the sometimes ridiculous re-scheduling that TV brings is welcome.
However in this particular instance given all that is at stake, a little disruption to the norm would have been accepted, especially as the club would benefit financially.
We’d like to hear your thoughts on the matter. Are you disappointed that our Sons heroes won’t be given the platform of live TV to showcase their talents next month?
Let us know via the comments section below.