As time is running down, I would like to remind all those who can make it about the TW Get Together at Bramley Moore Pub on 18  September 2022 at 14:00 or before. They have several TVs in there so a good atmosphere is almost guaranteed as well as being able to watch the West Ham match if you don't have a ticket. Up to now, I don't have a ticket myself, so I may well be first in the queue at the bar.

As long as I can watch the match, that is fine, but I prefer the atmosphere at Goodison Park and mixing with like-minded Blues. I know the geographical location is not the best to get to at present, as no buses are on that route yet. Any train that goes through Sandhills is a pleasant 15 minute walk if weather is favourable. A Taxi share if you can arrange one is another method and to defray the cost.

It also gives any potential attendees a chance to get a worm's eye view of our new future home, which is coming along in leaps and bounds. The pub manager (Angela) has also said that she would open the upstairs bar, with a view into the site, if sufficient numbers come along, or the Main Bar is busy.

A long-standing Blue and originally from Liverpool, but now living in the Philippines, John Hall, will hopefully be there as he wants to meet as many Blues as possible while he is over for a few weeks. John is also playing in the TW Golf Day at Hawarden Golf Club on Friday 16 September in The Ted Draper Trophy Competition. Not too late to join in but you will have to be quick as Catering Numbers and limited Tee Times mean only a couple of slots left. 

If you haven't attended one of these before, they are good and friendly occasions with a chance to meet fellow Blues with a common cause. John McFarlane Snr has never missed one yet and he is a spritely 81-year-old now. If John can show by example, I'm sure many younger members can make the effort too.

It is normally a once-a-year gathering although during Covid there was a hiatus as well as a change of venue. We had a couple at the Excelsior on Dale Street which was a lot handier as it's almost next to Moorfields Station. The original manager there was a Blue and very accommodating, in fact it was almost the ideal venue as they did food as well as a good range of ales and lagers.

However, post Covid has seen a Red manager take over at the Excelsior, who has rejected, or been awkward about any requests for a TW Get Together, hence the fairly recent switch to The Bramley Moore Pub. I do honestly believe that, as it is directly opposite our new home, it will pay dividends in the future, being known to the management and bar staff. Looking forward to seeing all the regulars and a few new faces hopefully.