Minutes of Club Meeting – November 2014

The club November meeting was held at The Green Man, Pilton on 6 November 2014 at which 7 members attended with a few apologies.

Matches
Just 3 members are off to the home game v Stoke on 9 November – travelling up with Somerset Spurs from Bridgwater.

Everton game on Sunday 30th November – coach leaves Bideford at 8am, Barnstaple Square around 8.20.

Crystal Palace – another match where we are travelling up with Somerset Spurs – 6 members going to this game.

Swansea away – 14 December – a minibus will be going as far as Bridgwater to again hook up with Somerset.

Forthcoming matches – if you would like to go please let Giles know asap- note the latest dates below!!

Home v Sunderland – Saturday 17 January 2015 – deadline has now passed
Home v Arsenal – Saturday 7 February – deadline 19th November
Home v West Ham – Saturday 21 February – deadline 17th December
Home v Leicester – Saturday 21 March – deadline 28 January
Home v Hull -Saturday 16 May – deadline 26th February

Hopefully we will manage to get to another away game too….

There is a small range of North Devon Spurs Supporters Club merchandise available – namely polo shirts – at around £12. Order being placed shortly – requests to Guy Cable please <[email protected]>

Xmas Drink
Keep an eye out for news of our “Xmas Drink” – provisionally set to be on 28 December – to watch Spurs v Man Utd at the same time.

Transport
A serious reminder for people to please ensure that all their rubbish is removed from the bus (sweet papers, beer cans, newspapers etc)…..others do not want to have to pick up and clean after you – as has happened on recent trips!!

Next meeting Thursday 7 February 2015 at 8 pm at The Green Man, Pilton, Barnstaple.

New Members always welcome……
If anyone knows of people that would like to join, point them to the website (details below) where they can download a membership application.

Note – Minutes are sent by email and uploaded to the website.
http://www.northdevonspursclub.co.uk/
If you have received these by post but are able to provide an email address or you can access the minutes via the website (address below) or on the Facebook page and therefore no longer need a copy by post please email the club secretary [email protected] and the database will be updated. This will save on postage and stationery costs and help to keep the cost of attending matches down!

 

Minutes of Club Meeting – August 2014

Just six members attended the meeting at The Green Man, Pilton on 7 August 2014.

It was reported that there were nearly 50 members signed up this year. We have lost a few as some have joined the newly formed Cornwall Club. If anyone knows of people that would like to join point them to the website (details below) where they can download a membership application.

Matches
There are 8 booked for the QPR game. Transport is a bit “up in the air” at the moment as the availability of a 9 seater coach is in doubt. Two cars will probably go if this is not available. 1.30 pm KO so leaving Barnstaple Square at 7a.m. Cost £65.

9 are going to the game v WBA in September. Leaving Barnstaple Square at 7.30 am. £60.

Future possible games
Southampton – currently scheduled for 4 October but likely to be moved to 5 October if Spurs qualify for Europa League. The same may well happen to many of the other games scheduled for a Saturday.

Urgent if you want to book. Giles needs to know by Sunday night (10th). £65.
Aston Villa away – Sunday 2 November. Let Giles know if you are interested asap but by 30/09 at latest.
Swansea away – 13 December. Giles needs to know by mid November at latest.
It is by no means certain that coaches will run to all these games – depends on interest. However if you would like to express an interest let Giles know by:-
Newcastle          – 20 August
Everton              –   1 October

Crystal Palace    –  8 October
Burnley               – 15 October
Sunderland        – 5 November

Often there is room on the Somerset Spurs coach that departs from Bridgwater if transport is not leaving from here.

There is a small range of North Devon Spurs Supporters Club merchandise available – namely polo shirts – at around £12. Let us know if you would like more details or to place an order.

The Fantasy Football league is up and running – too close to call at the moment as to who is in the lead!!

There is the possibility of an “evening with Graham Roberts and Micky Hazard”. Various possible venues were suggested but if anyone has any further suggestions or recommendations these would be appreciated.

Next meeting Thursday 6 November at 8 pm at The Green Man, Pilton, Barnstaple.


 

Note – Minutes are sent by email and uploaded to the website.
http://www.northdevonspursclub.co.uk/
If you have received these by post but are able to provide an email address or you can access the minutes via the website and therefore no longer need a copy by post please email the club secretary [email protected] and the database will be updated.


 

You can pay for your tickets direct to the North Devon Spurs Supporters Club bank account.

When doing so please ensure you quote both your name and the match(es) you are paying for.

Details are HSBC
Sort code 40-44-23
Account number 01387383

2014 AGM – June 2014

Welcome to the June newsletter and thanks to the 12 members that attended the AGM meeting …

First as usual was the re-election of the committee where Giles Stacey will carry on as Chairman…Kevin Salter will now be Secretary and will be will be doing the Newsletter …Gary Paine will continue as Treasurer and will be taking care of the Memberships.

AGM RUNDOWN

1. If you have an email address your next newsletter will be via that format. This will save considerable costs in stationery and postage.

2.The next meeting will be on Thursday August 7th to discuss fixtures…..then after that meetings will be every 3 months instead of every 2.

3.Prices will stay the same for North Devon Spurs membership £10 – and £15 for the the Family deal. Prices for transport and tickets will at present stay the same unless Spurs increase their ticket prices and there may be a change.

4.We are expecting to lose some members due to a possible Cornwall supporters club being set up.

5. Due to the Newsletters being done via email we hope more people will use our website and the Facebook link where you will find the latest Newsletter ..info about pick up times for games …spare tickets…and any games we decide to do at the last minute which are not down as selected.

6. A donation of £50 was given to Ilfracombe under 12 fc and £500 was set a side to subsidise for a possible away trip (home or abroad).

GOLF AT CHUMLEIGH

There will be a little knock about for members on Sun July 6th Tee Time is 12.00 …prices for 18 holes is £10 ..clubs are available for hire.

See you for next season -keep the faith- COYS

please download a NDSSC membership form and complete asap.

 

April 2014 Newsletter

Welcome one and all as the season nearly comes to the end (some might say not quick enough!) we have had more ups and downs than Guy’s Ladbrokes account ……Thank you to the 11 members that attended this month’s meeting.

Not a great deal to discuss as all remaining games are as good as sorted. If you owe for the Villa game please get your money in ASAP…£65……..

Thank you to everybody that has helped the club out this season i.e. driving the bus , dealing with the web site , sitting on the computer getting tickets screaming at that bloody circle while you wait in the queue(!),getting the beers in or the coffee – well done and thanks.

News from North Devon Spurs

We will be taking 2 buses up to the Aston Villa game. Thanks to Lisa and Kevin for driving and will be leaving at 7 am sharp…..
Still in the pipeline is Stoke away we have 15 tickets. If you have applied for one can you get your £40 in ASAP as Giles has stuck these on his credit card …THFC have said they will pay for the transport and fuel….

Club merchandise-we are in the process of placing another order so let me know what you want – T.shirts..fleeces..Hoodies (Green are popular eh kev)

A.G.M Thursday 5th June 2014

The big one of the year people where we will be electing or re-electing Chairman, Treasurer and Secretary. Please try and attend as we need some input and ideas to keep the club going. We have a healthy membership of 67 and want to keep it rising… also a total up of the club funds.

On the night we will be awarding our Oscars to the Mini bus driver or drivers of the year and the winner of our North Devon Spurs Telegraph Fantasy Football which has been well supported.

WELCOME TO THE DECEMBER NEWSLETTER

RIGHT HERE WE GO

MANY THANKS TO THE MIGHTY 9 THAT ATTENDED THIS MONTHS MEETING…THE NEXT GAMES THE CLUB ARE ATTENDING ARE CRYSTAL PALACE AT HOME ON SAT 11TH OF JAN 2014 LEAVING THE SQUARE AT 7.30,OTHER PICK UP POINTS NEARER THE TIME, THANKS TO BUTCH FOR DRIVING…

MAN CITY AT HOME WED 29TH JAN A DRIVER REQUIRED ?…IF NOT POSSIBLY GOING UP WITH BRIDGEWATER SPURS…

AFTER THAT WE ARE DOING EVERTON (WHICH HAS JUST BEEN MOVED TO SUN 9TH OF FEB) .

FUTURE GAMES……………….

CARDIFF WAS SAT 1ST MARCH NOW SUN 2nd MARCH CAT C PRICE £60 CUT OFF 26 DEC

SOUTHAMPTON SAT 22ND MARCH CAT B PRICE £65 CUT OFF 28 JAN

SUNDERLAND SAT 5TH APRIL CAT B PRICE £65 CUT OFF 13 FEB

FULHAM SAT 19TH APRIL CAT B PRICE £65 CUT OFF 20TH FEB

ASTON VILLA SUN 11TH MAY CAT B PRICE £65 CUT OFF 27TH FEB

XMAS DRINK

WITH THE DRAW MADE ON SUNDAY WE HAVE GOT A*****L IN THE FA CUP SO WE COULD MEET UP AND WATCH THE GAME AND HAVE A COUPLE OF BEERS SOMEWHERE.

ON THE SUBJECT OF WOOLICH FC (A*****L) THOSE THAT WANT TICKETS FOR THE LGE GAME ON MARCH 15TH PLEASE LET GILES OR ME KNOW ASAP DEPENDING WHAT THFC GIVE US AN WHAT WE CAN GET ON LINE ….PLEASE REALISE THAT THERE IS NO GUARANTEE THAT WE CAN GET EVERYONE A TICKET AND ALL GAMES ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE.

5 A SIDE
THE FIRST TRAINING SESSION HAS BEEN COMPLETED WITH A GOOD TURN OUT OF 10 ATTENDING HOPEFULLY GET ANOTHER ONE IN SOON …WATCH THE WEBSITE FOR NEWS.

NEXT MEETING
NEXT MEETING WILL BE ON THUR FEB 6TH KO 8PM 2014.

DRIVERS LGE TABLE
1 LISA 7 PTS (1 EXTRA FOR ADVERSE WEATHER CONDITIONS V HULL)
2 KEV 6PTS
3 GILES 3PTS
4 BUTCH 0
5 TIM 0

THIS COULD GO TO THE WIRE !!!!!

MERRY CHRISTMAS AND A HAPPY NEW YEAR TO YOU ALL ……COYS……

UNDER STARTERS ORDERS

Welcome back one and all for another season nearly upon us. Welcome also to the new members that have joined North Devon Spurs.

Thanks to the 15 members that attended this months meeting (apologies for my absence)- great turn out.The club are attending the first home game of the season v Swansea where we will be leaving the Square in Barnstaple at 8am–S.Molton 8.15–J27 8.45 (thanks to Lisa for driving…..she shoots to the top of the drivers league table). With 11 members going, at the present time there is 1 space left on the bus.

GAME ON !!!

We are going to apply for all the Cat A games via THFC with 15 Tickets each time,a case of see how we get on with that one.

We have sorted games out up till December which involves all the Cat A games £70 and Newcastle Cat B £65 and possibly Hull at home Cat c £60 Also Aston Villa away and Cardiff away where the plan is to go on Saturday and stay the night before the game ..anyone interested in any one of these games contact me or Giles.Also any other games of interest not listed let Giles know.

BBQ At The Green Man Pilton

We are hoping to arrange a BBQ for the first game of the season against Palace…watch the game (KO 1.30) and eat after; the club will be paying for the BBQ and putting an amount over the bar….But we need a minimum of 15 people so please can you let me know if you wish to eat and if you have any dietary needs !!….please don’t leave it too late though!! (Tues 13th Aug cut off date)

Fantasy Football (Daily Telegraph)

We will also be setting up a Fantasy Football League with a prize at the end of the season. Once it is set up I will forward the details on the North Devon Spurs Site. It’s nice and easy and a bit of fun for the bragging rights at the end !!!

CLUB MERCHANDISE

If anyone would like to purchase Tshirts,hoodies, polos or fleeces with the NDSSC logo let me know. All at reasonable prices.

Tournament
Anyone interested in playing in a 11 a side tournament representing North Devon Spurs let me know and I will pass the info on.

Next Meeting
The next meeting will be on Thursday 3rd October ko 8pm. please continue with your support see you there.

COYS

DRIVERS LGE TABLE

  1. Lisa 3
  2. Tim 0
  3. Butch 0
  4. Kev 0
  5. Clive 0

AGM June 2013

Many thanks to the 10 members that attended this months Meeting for the A.G.M.

MINUTES FOR MEETING

1.The committee will be as last year with the posts as on the &#34;About&#34; page of this site.

2.Travel prices to games will stay the same Cat A £70-Cat B £65- Cat C £60.

3.Membership prices for NDSSC will also stay the same ,£10 for adults £15 for 1 adult and as many children under 16 in same household…children under 16 £5.

4.Club funds…..we have £ 1053.22 in our account.

5.Club donation… we have decided to give to 4 charities this year; firstly we will be giving Clint Rance £100 for his chosen charity Action Medical Research – good luck on the bike ride …second £50 toAshley Braunton to the North Devon Hospice on his marathon run..thirdly £50 to Steve Bennett on his Sky Dive also for North Devon Hospice and again we will be donating £50 to Ilfracombe youth fc – good luck everyone.

6.Possible BBQ at the Green Man TBC …

7. Fantasy Football league with the Daily Telegraph to be set up for season 2013/2014 with prize at the end of season for winner.

8.Any ideas or suggestions ? More away games ie Europa lge and possible weekend away to Sunderland …Newcastle ..scouse land Cardiff ?

9.Next Meeting will be on Thursday 1st August ko 8pm.

10.Meeting closed at 9.15pm.

LEDLEY KING TROPHY

Only 2 tickets became available at the very last knockings when it was confirmed very late that Ledley King was available to do the Q&A session …Guy and Giles left at 5.30am and returned same day. Awesome training ground – what we saw of it an got to present NDSSC trophy to the man who was very grateful.. hopefully we will get more tickets next year and someone else can enjoy the experience..(Thanks to Clint for having a word ) we had a write up in the Gazette and will be in the Journal Thur 13th also.

WHO WANTS TO PLAY AT W.H.L ?
Yes that’s right who fancies treading on the sacred turf next May to coincide with the Supporters Club Awards ,where there is going to be a tournament between the 32 Supporters clubs in this Country/Britain on the following Monday of the awards and the last game of the season.. To play at White Hart Lane don’t know if it is 11 a side or 7 or whatever we will wait with bated breath!!!!!

Banking Details

Anyone who wishes to pay directly in to North Devon Spurs account at HSBC next season for tickets etc the account number is at 01387383.…….. sort code 40-44-23

Fixtures 2013/2014

The fixtures will be out on Wed June 19th so the next meeting will be to sort out what games we want to attend and the next meeting will be on Thursday 1st August ko 8pm please try and attend for your input….COYS

April 2013 – Amsterdam calling….?

Many thanks to the 14 members that attended this months meeting and to watch the Basel game-and also for the season.

We had 9 members that attended the Everton game ……we also have a bus load for the Southampton game which will be leaving the Square in Barnstaple at 7.30 am and for the last game of the season we have 2 bus loads for the Sunderland game where we will be leaving at 7.30 am – both 3pm ko to date. 1 bus could be going up a day early to attend the Supporters club awards (see below)

LEDLEY KING TROPHY

We have been in touch with THFC with regards of presenting our trophy to the man and our only chance is if Ledley attends to do a Q&A session at the Supporters club awards (venue unknown yet) then we will be allowed to present him personally at the awards which will be a good buzz…so going back to the previous chapter if this is the case then 1 bus for the Sunderland game will be going up a day early and staying overnight so if you fancy this please let me know …at this moment we have 11 people interested.

As soon as I hear back from THFC we will get the ball rolling but if you commit to it please realise you are paying for somewhere to stay the night and to attend the awards where there will be at least 3 or 4 first team players in attendance ..having attended one before don’t expect to have photos done and get autographs as they tend to cut and run once the awards are done. It is still a good experience though .

AGM MEETING 2013

The next meeting on Thursday June 6th will be the yearly meeting where the committee will be decided for the coming year. If anybody fancies any of the positions please feel free to stick your hand up-going to the Dentist is worst (honest).

And on a final note thanks to:-
all the members that have driven up to the Lane this season ..
Steve Bennett for sorting out the Ledley King trophy ..
Giles for the running of the club and sitting on his computer getting tickets for other members when it was needed..
Kevin Salter and son for sorting the Website out..
Gazza Paine for being Gazza Paine ..

New membership forms will be available in the next newsletter (and you will also be able to apply online via the website). Please get your forms and money back ASAP so we are not asking for tickets before your memberships are sorted out…..

See you next season oh and COME ON YOU SPURS.

February 2013 Newsletter

TOTTENHAM HOTSPUR -CHAMPIONS LEAGUE CALLING

Many thanks to the 15 members that attended this months Meeting -a good turn out thank you.

REMAINING FIXTURES We have a bus load for the A*****L game on Sun 3rd March ko 4pm ,where we will be leaving the square on Barnstaple at 8am sharp- thanks to Tim for driving…

We have a small allocation of tickets for the Man City game on 20th April any one interested please let Giles know by Feb 15th the LATEST.

Also we will be applying for Swansea away and again any one interested please let Giles know ASAP.

Southampton Sat May 4th Cat B Price £65 MONEY IN NO LATER THAN Fri 1st March.

Which leaves the last game of the season v Sunderland on Sun May 19th.Cat B Price £65 MONEY IN NO LATER THAN Fri 15th March.

Ledley King Trophy

We are now in possession of the trophy we hope to present to the man himself and it is a stunning trophy,it is the size of a actual regulation football with the engraving as follows…..

Ledley King -From North Devon Spurs Supporters Club in appreciation of time spent playing for Tottenham Hotspur………

Many thanks to Steve Bennett for sorting this from where he works at Dartington Crystal where they have not charged us a penny for the trophy which is worth in the excess of £900 ..Great gesture..Dartington have the trophy at the moment due to trying to get the F.A to seek their services in supplying them with trophies and using it as a example. All we have to do now is persuade THFC to allow us to present it and give Dartington Crystal a good plug as well.

Next Meeting

The next meeting will be on Thursday 4th of
April 2013 ( deciding on Ko )where we could be in the Qtr Finals of the Europa League so either way we will meet up for the meeting and watch the game.

Welcome to the Feb newsletter.

Once again thanks to the 9 members that attended this month’s meeting. Since the last instalment we have attended a number of games: more recently the away day at Swansea with Somerset Spurs which 15 of us attended. Thanks to Kev Payne for driving up to Bridgewater. We had 2 buses go up to the Everton game where Lisa and Kev Payne drove up (forget F1 – the drivers title is hotting up!)

Remaining Fixtures

Sunderland home Sat 5th April cat B – price £65 cut off 13th feb.

Fulham home Sat 19th April cat B – price £65 cut off 20th feb.

Aston Villa home Sun 11th May Cat B price £65 – cut off 20th feb. Do not delay with this one as they will be scarce.

We are possibly going to try and get Stoke away now where it appears THFC pay for our transport as a gesture for supporters clubs.(unless the team is involved in the uefa cup) see below (just being sarcastic)

Other news at NDSSC

The fantasy football is steaming along with possibly 3 potential winners…..
Hopefully another 5 a-side session will be in the mix soon……….
Hopefully also in the summer the club will staging a little knockabout at Chumleigh golf course. Bandits , shankers, all welcome – watch this space (if it ever stops raining)…
There will be no supporters club tournament in May (surprise surprise). The excuse was so poor I can’t even begin to tell you! Something to do with the team involved in the UEFA cup?????

Leaving times to White Hart Lane

Cardiff at home leaving at 7.30 both on the square at Barnstaple.

Drivers league table

1 Lisa 10 pts

1 Kev 10 pts (1point awarded for driving to the dark side of N.London)

3 Giles 3 pts

4 Butch 3 pts

5 Tim 0 pts

Next Meeting

Thursday 3rd April ko 8pm. ( We could be in the qtr finals of UEFA cup that night)….I mean we will be in the qtr finals of the UEFA cup so keep an eye on the website and i got 12/1 !!!

COYS- keep the faith – COYS