Stickied Non-League Away Support 2019/20

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About 200 Chester up at Marske in the cup.
 

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Fuel problems in London curtailed our away support today. Those that stayed away were the fortunate ones. A shambles today.

After a few beers last night, I was considering getting up at 5:30am to try and find petrol and then drive 8 hours there and back. Thankfully saw sense and realised it wasn’t worth it.

Credit to the Torquay club official who picked up 3 of our supporters at 2:50pm from the station after a nightmare journey down.
 

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I’m guessing that the petrol issues are mainly down south then as i put £30 in my car on Sunday with no issues and no queues and then I filled it up again Thursday morning as we were going to Alton Towers for a couple of days and again had no issues or queues at all.
 

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I’m guessing that the petrol issues are mainly down south then as i put £30 in my car on Sunday with no issues and no queues and then I filled it up again Thursday morning as we were going to Alton Towers for a couple of days and again had no issues or queues at all.

Yep, certainly South East. Solihull had no issues at all, filled up today before the game. It's been a good week or more now since I've seen an open petrol station that didn't have a queue at it!
My step dad was in Cornwall last week and also had no issue getting fuel.
It's odd really, one of the largest fuel storage and distribution centres in the UK is Purfleet, you'd think places further from it would have more issue than everywhere around it.
 

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I’m guessing that the petrol issues are mainly down south then as i put £30 in my car on Sunday with no issues and no queues and then I filled it up again Thursday morning as we were going to Alton Towers for a couple of days and again had no issues or queues at all.

London and the Home Counties is still a major issue for supply. Ridiculously I need to get some before Tuesday otherwise I won’t have enough to get to and from Ruislip.
 

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I’m guessing that the petrol issues are mainly down south then as i put £30 in my car on Sunday with no issues and no queues and then I filled it up again Thursday morning as we were going to Alton Towers for a couple of days and again had no issues or queues at all.
Can't remember if you're up in GY or not but you've got to remember we've got two huge oil refineries in the area which will definitely be playing a factor.
 

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I’m guessing that the petrol issues are mainly down south then as i put £30 in my car on Sunday with no issues and no queues and then I filled it up again Thursday morning as we were going to Alton Towers for a couple of days and again had no issues or queues at all.
No problems round here either. Quite strange really
 

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Can't remember if you're up in GY or not but you've got to remember we've got two huge oil refineries in the area which will definitely be playing a factor.
I've seen other people saying this but I can't see it would make that much difference, only in the journey time for the tanker once it's left the refinery, which is only going to be a matter of hours. The south east wouldn't be served from Killingholme I wouldn't have thought and I don't think being local gets the north Lincs petrol stations any priority deliveries. Could be wrong of course.
 

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I've seen other people saying this but I can't see it would make that much difference, only in the journey time for the tanker once it's left the refinery, which is only going to be a matter of hours. The south east wouldn't be served from Killingholme I wouldn't have thought and I don't think being local gets the north Lincs petrol stations any priority deliveries. Could be wrong of course.
Yeah, I wasn't sure either so I spoke to my old man about this last night who was a chemical engineer on the docks at Immingham who moved gas all over the country and he said that the local short distance hauls would definitely get done before the long haul re-fills at garages.
 

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Not sure if abandoned games count, but there were 467 Wrexham fans seeing their team rained out of it at Aldershot
 

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Yeah, I wasn't sure either so I spoke to my old man about this last night who was a chemical engineer on the docks at Immingham who moved gas all over the country and he said that the local short distance hauls would definitely get done before the long haul re-fills at garages.
Ahh okay, interesting. Well-placed for the inevitable fuel wars then! Watch house prices shoot up as we get fuel migrants flocking to the area
 

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Not sure if abandoned games count, but there were 467 Wrexham fans seeing their team rained out of it at Aldershot
I won't be counting that figure in my calculations. Whatever we get in the replayed fixture will be used.

Those who travelled on the official coaches will get free travel to the rearranged game.
 

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I’m guessing that the petrol issues are mainly down south then as i put £30 in my car on Sunday with no issues and no queues and then I filled it up again Thursday morning as we were going to Alton Towers for a couple of days and again had no issues or queues at all.
Yep, major issues in and around London & the SE. As quick as petrol stations get refuelled, there are social media messages that go out, big queues build up and said station runs out of fuel.

Didn’t see a queue at a single petrol station in Devon yesterday.
 

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I’m guessing that the petrol issues are mainly down south then as i put £30 in my car on Sunday with no issues and no queues and then I filled it up again Thursday morning as we were going to Alton Towers for a couple of days and again had no issues or queues at all.
One word for it....smug
 

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Yep, major issues in and around London & the SE. As quick as petrol stations get refuelled, there are social media messages that go out, big queues build up and said station runs out of fuel.

Didn’t see a queue at a single petrol station in Devon yesterday.
Nor near me...but that's cos they're all closed as no fuel.
 

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