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DISTANT VICS NEWSLETTER
THE INDEPENDENT NEWSLETTER FOR FANS OF NORTHWICH VICTORIA
5th JANUARY 2006
The good news for fans is that Steve Burr may6 have a full squad to choose from
for Sunday's FA Cup Tie at Sunderland. Despite the knock on Monday against
Droylsden Jon McCarthy is confident he will be fit and Peter Handyside is
training again and stands a good chance of being available.
The players are travelling up to Sunderland tomorrow, Friday, and will have the
use of the Newcastle United training facilities and will watch Newcastle's own
FA Cup game on Saturday.
Steve Burr's problems start the following week at Woking where Charnock and Sale
start a 3 match ban and Jonny Allan serves a 1 match ban. Jon McCarthy is on 4
bookings so his next yellow will also result in a ban.
The predicted attendance at Sunderland is quite low with just 11,000 tickets
sold so far, 3,000 by Vics. Sunderland have confirmed that Turnstiles 57, 58 and
61 in the South Stand (away end) will be open for cash entry so those without a
ticket need not worry.
Vics will have "News of the World" sponsorship on the back of their shirts and
Renault/Lucas on their shorts.
So far 19 buses have been booked by the club with other local parties pushing
the total up to about 30. These buses will be escorted into Sunderland by the
police. There are a few places left on "official" buses and these can be
reserved via he club.
Should Vics gain a draw the replay has been put back a day to Wednesday 18th
January and will probably be staged at the Victoria Stadium. If it is decided
Vics will be at home on Tuesday 17th to either Workington in the league or
Woking in a Trophy replay.
Needless to say Vics have been the centre of media attention all week with
national press, radio and tv all visiting the ground.
A new year sees changes in arrangements for the programme and away travel at the
club. The club has said it is now in a position to take back the preparation and
printing of the programme and the "first edition" will be for the midweek game
(against whoever !!) on 17th or 18th January. The trust has been doing the
programme since August and it is, without doubt, one of the best, or THE best,
in the league. Hopefully it will be in the running for an award at the end of
The club is also taking back the away travel and the first game is Sunday's
trip. The bus to Woking the following week will be £20 and £18 and will depart
Unfortunately next weeks speaker cannot attend and the Trust has been unable to
find a replacement at such short notice. Consequently the meeting (scheduled for
12th January) has been cancelled and a new date will be confirmed as soon as
FUN AND GAMES
This weeks winning number 9033 - not issued. Next week's jackpot £900
Messrs Harris, Allen, Lea, Orme, Burrows and Burgess each receive £66 for
MATCH OF THE DAY
Matches for 7- 8 January 2006
Sunderland v Vics
AFC Telford v Witton
Burton v Manchester United