Chesterfield Pub & Directions

If you are going to the match at Chesterfield you may find the following information helpful.

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Chesterfield
3 pm Saturday 14 January

Proact Stadium
1866 Sheffield Road
Whittington Moor
Chesterfield
S41 8NZ

Getting there

By train
The ground is 1.4 miles from the station, a 30 minute walk.

From the Railway Station follow the ‘Stonegravels Way’ footpath and cycle route that leads past the Chesterfield Hotel and up Brewery Street over the dual carriage way. Turn right down the steps and proceed along Infirmary Road past Chesterfield College and straight ahead along Canal Wharf. Where this joins Hazlehurst Lane bear right onto a new footpath which runs alongside the dual carriageway. Proceed until the footpath runs along the boundary of the Casa Hotel to emerge at Lockoford Lane where there will be the first sighting of the Proact Stadium.

Please note if you are joining us at the Derby Tup, the pub is 0.4 mile further up Sheffield Road, past the ground.
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January update

We would like to wish everyone a happy and prosperous 2017.

From a Sky Blues point of view, thank goodness 2016 is now over. 12 months ago we were all looking forward to a promotion push, whilst now, we are all calculating the points needed to stay in League One.

The appointment of Russell Slade, had all the old jokes about Slade for Christmas. “Look to the future now, We’ve only just begun.” seems relevant. That’s Noddy Holder’s Slade, of course. All at CCLSC wish him well.
It is imperative that we avoid relegation. It would be unthinkable if we had to spend part of the 30th anniversary, of our FA Cup triumph, in the fourth tier of English Football.
January is going to prove to be a massive month for us. As this is written, Slade has completed three signings and one player has left the club on the first day of the transfer window. Marvin Sordell, who was often played out of position in many people’s view, leaves for Burton, with striker Stuart Beavon and midfielder Callum Reilly coming the other way. Not surprisingly, his other signing was an experienced centre back. Nathan Clarke signed from Bradford City, and was Slade’s captain at Orient. Both Beavon and Clarke are permanent signings, with Reilly joining on loan until the end of April.
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Travel arrangements

Simon is again providing group train travel to Saturday home and away games. Travel to Saturday home games will need to be pre booked three weeks in advance again this season and to get sensible prices for long distance away games, tickets will need to be purchased up to 12 weeks beforehand.

Check the travel page for the latest travel information throughout the season and the monthly newsletters will continue to provide details. Contact Simon for travel requests via the travel page.

Important reminders

Requests for travel for the following games need to be made before the next newsletter is published.

Northampton  (away) Sat 28 January – deadline 5 January
Millwall (home) Sat 4 February – deadline 12 January
Gillingham (home) Sat 18 February – deadline 26 January
Sheff Utd (away)  Sat 1 April – deadline is an early 9 January.
Rochdale (away) Mon 17 April – deadline 22 January

Note: There is no group travel to the home game against Port Vale, which will be re-arranged for a second time – most recently due to the Sky Blues progressing in the Checkatrade Trophy and will probably take place in February.

There will be no group travel to the mid week re-arranged game.

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Forecasting competition

A bleak November seemed to have been followed by an even bleaker December – at least up until the very last day of the year when it looked as if the Sky Blues might finally have clinched a second away win of the season at Peterborough. Although the Posh’s last minute equaliser disappointed the travelling fans it also came as some relief to many of the prediction punters who had forecast a 1-1 draw for that game – including John Bryant who collected 6 points to propel him from rock bottom to a dazzling 65th place in the table.
Rob Stevens was another forecaster who correctly predicted the 1-1 score. Rob is currently the man on fire in this competition – having shot up from 61st place to 13th in just two months. Over the past six games Rob has picked up three 6 pointers and three 4s. He would have achieved an incredible four 6 pointers on the trot had we only lost 3-1 at Bristol Rovers instead of 4-1.

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CCLSC on tour

Saturday’s in December were not all bad for the regular travellers. Well not between 3pm and 5pm!

With the early 2pm kick off at Cambridge, the Devonshire Arms asked that we pre-booked our Sunday Roasts. Those who did were very impressed that the food arrived on the dot at 12.30. The landlord also sold a further number of roasts, that hadn’t been pre ordered, to our larger than expected group. With the performance being what is was, John and Charles left early returning to the pub. They were informed that, much to the annoyance of regulars who had come in later for their Sunday Lunch, that by the time our group left at around 1.30 there was no food left.

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