AFC Bournemouth: Coach fund for Burton fans continues to rise

MATCH POSTPONED: Two supporters leave Dean Court yesterday

MATCH POSTPONED: Two supporters leave Dean Court yesterday

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GENEROUS Cherries supporters have been digging deep to help fund a coach for followers of FA Cup rivals Burton Albion.

A website has been set up to raise money to pay for their travel back to Dean Court after the scheduled third round tie between the clubs was postponed yesterday.

The brainchild of Cherries supporter David Whitehead, the idea came about as visiting fans to Burton when Eddie Howe's men won promotion in 2010 felt they had been so well treated by the host club that they wanted to help.

And while supporters were initially hoping to raise £800 to fund one coach, donations have continued to flood in with the kitty currently standing at more than £1,600.

A message on the website reads: “On April 24 2010, AFC Bournemouth secured promotion to League One with a 2-0 victory over Burton Albion. The way our fans were treated that day, from the pubs, to the stewards, to their fans, was just brilliant and has left great memories in many of our fans' minds.

“We were due to meet them for the first time since that joyous day in the FA cup but the game was postponed just over an hour before kick-off, with most away fans in the Bournemouth area having to face a frustrating day of travelling.

“As a sign of goodwill, David Whitehead came up with the idea of Cherries fans chipping in to help fund a coach for our friends at Burton Albion so they can experience free travel and enjoy the rearranged fixture, which is on Tuesday, January 14.”

Wayne Pycroft posted a message on the website which read: “Shows the true spirit of cup football. Neither club will win the final but many will remember the great gesture between two clubs. Hopefully, AFC Bournemouth fans will get recognised for this great gesture by the FA with a special fans' award.”

And Craig Grant, who made a sizeable donation, wrote: “I know what it's like to travel and have the game postponed. Happened to me at Notts Co a few years back! I always look out for Burton after our great reception there.”

To make a contribution, go to www.gofundme.com/BurtonCoach

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6:18pm Sun 5 Jan 14

STEADY EDDIE 1 for the road says...

Great gesture from cherries fans. Have to feel sorry for those Burton fans that had a wasted trip yesterday. Keep up the good work with the donations my fellow cherries.!!!
Great gesture from cherries fans. Have to feel sorry for those Burton fans that had a wasted trip yesterday. Keep up the good work with the donations my fellow cherries.!!! STEADY EDDIE 1 for the road
  • Score: 24

6:29pm Sun 5 Jan 14

raybren says...

Neil - hope you make sure this story goes as far as it deserves to , football supporters are often maligned , this gesture warms the heart !
Neil - hope you make sure this story goes as far as it deserves to , football supporters are often maligned , this gesture warms the heart ! raybren
  • Score: 18

6:31pm Sun 5 Jan 14

nonnogeppetto says...

Is anyone else having problems with donating I got as far as entering my person details but would not recognise the Post Code, Phone number and City despite all being correct. I gave up in the end.
Is anyone else having problems with donating I got as far as entering my person details but would not recognise the Post Code, Phone number and City despite all being correct. I gave up in the end. nonnogeppetto
  • Score: 2

6:39pm Sun 5 Jan 14

STEADY EDDIE 1 for the road says...

nonnogeppetto wrote:
Is anyone else having problems with donating I got as far as entering my person details but would not recognise the Post Code, Phone number and City despite all being correct. I gave up in the end.
Dont give up nonno. I did experience problems but persevered and eventually made the donation.
[quote][p][bold]nonnogeppetto[/bold] wrote: Is anyone else having problems with donating I got as far as entering my person details but would not recognise the Post Code, Phone number and City despite all being correct. I gave up in the end.[/p][/quote]Dont give up nonno. I did experience problems but persevered and eventually made the donation. STEADY EDDIE 1 for the road
  • Score: 8

6:53pm Sun 5 Jan 14

Mike Oxbig says...

I wonder if we will still feel the warm glow of generosity if they beat us? Regards.
I wonder if we will still feel the warm glow of generosity if they beat us? Regards. Mike Oxbig
  • Score: -58

7:02pm Sun 5 Jan 14

nonnogeppetto says...

Mike Oxbig wrote:
I wonder if we will still feel the warm glow of generosity if they beat us? Regards.
If they play well and better than us and we lose will have nothing to complain about. A team in a higher division has no divine right to winning games. Look at Forest and West Ham
[quote][p][bold]Mike Oxbig[/bold] wrote: I wonder if we will still feel the warm glow of generosity if they beat us? Regards.[/p][/quote]If they play well and better than us and we lose will have nothing to complain about. A team in a higher division has no divine right to winning games. Look at Forest and West Ham nonnogeppetto
  • Score: 29

7:07pm Sun 5 Jan 14

mattblackthehat says...

Mike Oxbig wrote:
I wonder if we will still feel the warm glow of generosity if they beat us? Regards.
Shouldn't think it will match the warm glow of generosity I get with your mum. Regards x
[quote][p][bold]Mike Oxbig[/bold] wrote: I wonder if we will still feel the warm glow of generosity if they beat us? Regards.[/p][/quote]Shouldn't think it will match the warm glow of generosity I get with your mum. Regards x mattblackthehat
  • Score: 32

7:18pm Sun 5 Jan 14

bigfatsteve says...

STEADY EDDIE 1 for the road wrote:
nonnogeppetto wrote:
Is anyone else having problems with donating I got as far as entering my person details but would not recognise the Post Code, Phone number and City despite all being correct. I gave up in the end.
Dont give up nonno. I did experience problems but persevered and eventually made the donation.
I managed it on the third attempt nonno, if you have a Facebook account you can transfer your details across to simplify things.
[quote][p][bold]STEADY EDDIE 1 for the road[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]nonnogeppetto[/bold] wrote: Is anyone else having problems with donating I got as far as entering my person details but would not recognise the Post Code, Phone number and City despite all being correct. I gave up in the end.[/p][/quote]Dont give up nonno. I did experience problems but persevered and eventually made the donation.[/p][/quote]I managed it on the third attempt nonno, if you have a Facebook account you can transfer your details across to simplify things. bigfatsteve
  • Score: 4

8:13pm Sun 5 Jan 14

lionheart says...

Great idea but I also feel sorry for any AFCB fan who travelled a long way in vain.
Great idea but I also feel sorry for any AFCB fan who travelled a long way in vain. lionheart
  • Score: 9

8:13pm Sun 5 Jan 14

Chukki's uncle says...

Mike Oxbig wrote:
I wonder if we will still feel the warm glow of generosity if they beat us? Regards.
You really and truly are a 42 carat knob. Regards
[quote][p][bold]Mike Oxbig[/bold] wrote: I wonder if we will still feel the warm glow of generosity if they beat us? Regards.[/p][/quote]You really and truly are a 42 carat knob. Regards Chukki's uncle
  • Score: 26

8:35pm Sun 5 Jan 14

bmthtillidie says...

As a Bmth fan who lives about10 miles from the Burton ground I have emailed the Derby Evening Telegraph who cover Burton's games. Hopefully the will be able to make positive article out of this.
As a Bmth fan who lives about10 miles from the Burton ground I have emailed the Derby Evening Telegraph who cover Burton's games. Hopefully the will be able to make positive article out of this. bmthtillidie
  • Score: 17

8:40pm Sun 5 Jan 14

cheeriedriteup says...

Nearly 2.5 grand now, the travelling fans will be able to have a pukka pie each as well, I very fine act of good will, and to be fair away fans did donate into our buckets when we were in our hour of need
Nearly 2.5 grand now, the travelling fans will be able to have a pukka pie each as well, I very fine act of good will, and to be fair away fans did donate into our buckets when we were in our hour of need cheeriedriteup
  • Score: 13

8:42pm Sun 5 Jan 14

bournered26 says...

bmthtillidie wrote:
As a Bmth fan who lives about10 miles from the Burton ground I have emailed the Derby Evening Telegraph who cover Burton's games. Hopefully the will be able to make positive article out of this.
I think you deserve a place on the coach !!!
[quote][p][bold]bmthtillidie[/bold] wrote: As a Bmth fan who lives about10 miles from the Burton ground I have emailed the Derby Evening Telegraph who cover Burton's games. Hopefully the will be able to make positive article out of this.[/p][/quote]I think you deserve a place on the coach !!! bournered26
  • Score: 18

9:29pm Sun 5 Jan 14

Mike Oxbig says...

bigfatsteve wrote:
STEADY EDDIE 1 for the road wrote:
nonnogeppetto wrote:
Is anyone else having problems with donating I got as far as entering my person details but would not recognise the Post Code, Phone number and City despite all being correct. I gave up in the end.
Dont give up nonno. I did experience problems but persevered and eventually made the donation.
I managed it on the third attempt nonno, if you have a Facebook account you can transfer your details across to simplify things.
This mutual congratulationaly back slapping is starting to make me feel queasy. Why not just give Burton the victory, so that all the armchair Liverpool fans can fill the Pirelli Stadium rather than Dean Court. I thought Howe stated that the FA cup is not a priority. What has changed? The fact that Liverpool reserve team will possibly be the opponents? Regards.
[quote][p][bold]bigfatsteve[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]STEADY EDDIE 1 for the road[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]nonnogeppetto[/bold] wrote: Is anyone else having problems with donating I got as far as entering my person details but would not recognise the Post Code, Phone number and City despite all being correct. I gave up in the end.[/p][/quote]Dont give up nonno. I did experience problems but persevered and eventually made the donation.[/p][/quote]I managed it on the third attempt nonno, if you have a Facebook account you can transfer your details across to simplify things.[/p][/quote]This mutual congratulationaly back slapping is starting to make me feel queasy. Why not just give Burton the victory, so that all the armchair Liverpool fans can fill the Pirelli Stadium rather than Dean Court. I thought Howe stated that the FA cup is not a priority. What has changed? The fact that Liverpool reserve team will possibly be the opponents? Regards. Mike Oxbig
  • Score: -44

9:52pm Sun 5 Jan 14

Court Side says...

Mike Oxbig wrote:
bigfatsteve wrote:
STEADY EDDIE 1 for the road wrote:
nonnogeppetto wrote:
Is anyone else having problems with donating I got as far as entering my person details but would not recognise the Post Code, Phone number and City despite all being correct. I gave up in the end.
Dont give up nonno. I did experience problems but persevered and eventually made the donation.
I managed it on the third attempt nonno, if you have a Facebook account you can transfer your details across to simplify things.
This mutual congratulationaly back slapping is starting to make me feel queasy. Why not just give Burton the victory, so that all the armchair Liverpool fans can fill the Pirelli Stadium rather than Dean Court. I thought Howe stated that the FA cup is not a priority. What has changed? The fact that Liverpool reserve team will possibly be the opponents? Regards.
What a grinch! Put a smile on your face, chuckles! Regards x
[quote][p][bold]Mike Oxbig[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]bigfatsteve[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]STEADY EDDIE 1 for the road[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]nonnogeppetto[/bold] wrote: Is anyone else having problems with donating I got as far as entering my person details but would not recognise the Post Code, Phone number and City despite all being correct. I gave up in the end.[/p][/quote]Dont give up nonno. I did experience problems but persevered and eventually made the donation.[/p][/quote]I managed it on the third attempt nonno, if you have a Facebook account you can transfer your details across to simplify things.[/p][/quote]This mutual congratulationaly back slapping is starting to make me feel queasy. Why not just give Burton the victory, so that all the armchair Liverpool fans can fill the Pirelli Stadium rather than Dean Court. I thought Howe stated that the FA cup is not a priority. What has changed? The fact that Liverpool reserve team will possibly be the opponents? Regards.[/p][/quote]What a grinch! Put a smile on your face, chuckles! Regards x Court Side
  • Score: 7

9:53pm Sun 5 Jan 14

the amazon returns again says...

Mike Oxbig wrote:
I wonder if we will still feel the warm glow of generosity if they beat us? Regards.
Hey Mike, Do us all a favour and go and play on a busy road pal
[quote][p][bold]Mike Oxbig[/bold] wrote: I wonder if we will still feel the warm glow of generosity if they beat us? Regards.[/p][/quote]Hey Mike, Do us all a favour and go and play on a busy road pal the amazon returns again
  • Score: 7

10:00pm Sun 5 Jan 14

TedMacsCherryPants says...

I really like this and have put in, would be nice if our club made a small donation too,
UTC
I really like this and have put in, would be nice if our club made a small donation too, UTC TedMacsCherryPants
  • Score: 5

10:01pm Sun 5 Jan 14

matt68 says...

Mike Oxbig wrote:
bigfatsteve wrote:
STEADY EDDIE 1 for the road wrote:
nonnogeppetto wrote:
Is anyone else having problems with donating I got as far as entering my person details but would not recognise the Post Code, Phone number and City despite all being correct. I gave up in the end.
Dont give up nonno. I did experience problems but persevered and eventually made the donation.
I managed it on the third attempt nonno, if you have a Facebook account you can transfer your details across to simplify things.
This mutual congratulationaly back slapping is starting to make me feel queasy. Why not just give Burton the victory, so that all the armchair Liverpool fans can fill the Pirelli Stadium rather than Dean Court. I thought Howe stated that the FA cup is not a priority. What has changed? The fact that Liverpool reserve team will possibly be the opponents? Regards.
samaritans phone number 08457 90 90 90 thought you night need this they also can recommend a good shrink!
[quote][p][bold]Mike Oxbig[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]bigfatsteve[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]STEADY EDDIE 1 for the road[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]nonnogeppetto[/bold] wrote: Is anyone else having problems with donating I got as far as entering my person details but would not recognise the Post Code, Phone number and City despite all being correct. I gave up in the end.[/p][/quote]Dont give up nonno. I did experience problems but persevered and eventually made the donation.[/p][/quote]I managed it on the third attempt nonno, if you have a Facebook account you can transfer your details across to simplify things.[/p][/quote]This mutual congratulationaly back slapping is starting to make me feel queasy. Why not just give Burton the victory, so that all the armchair Liverpool fans can fill the Pirelli Stadium rather than Dean Court. I thought Howe stated that the FA cup is not a priority. What has changed? The fact that Liverpool reserve team will possibly be the opponents? Regards.[/p][/quote]samaritans phone number 08457 90 90 90 thought you night need this they also can recommend a good shrink! matt68
  • Score: 2

10:23pm Sun 5 Jan 14

c0ckbeard says...

bmthtillidie wrote:
As a Bmth fan who lives about10 miles from the Burton ground I have emailed the Derby Evening Telegraph who cover Burton's games. Hopefully the will be able to make positive article out of this.
Hey fella, did we watch the Huddersfield semi at the Courtyard? Anyway the Burton Mail are already covering it which is nice to see but yeah the Telegraph might pick it up as well though they'll be busy with Chelsea
[quote][p][bold]bmthtillidie[/bold] wrote: As a Bmth fan who lives about10 miles from the Burton ground I have emailed the Derby Evening Telegraph who cover Burton's games. Hopefully the will be able to make positive article out of this.[/p][/quote]Hey fella, did we watch the Huddersfield semi at the Courtyard? Anyway the Burton Mail are already covering it which is nice to see but yeah the Telegraph might pick it up as well though they'll be busy with Chelsea c0ckbeard
  • Score: 2

10:41pm Sun 5 Jan 14

Why don't you just give me a b says...

c0ckbeard wrote:
bmthtillidie wrote:
As a Bmth fan who lives about10 miles from the Burton ground I have emailed the Derby Evening Telegraph who cover Burton's games. Hopefully the will be able to make positive article out of this.
Hey fella, did we watch the Huddersfield semi at the Courtyard? Anyway the Burton Mail are already covering it which is nice to see but yeah the Telegraph might pick it up as well though they'll be busy with Chelsea
Ben u?
[quote][p][bold]c0ckbeard[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]bmthtillidie[/bold] wrote: As a Bmth fan who lives about10 miles from the Burton ground I have emailed the Derby Evening Telegraph who cover Burton's games. Hopefully the will be able to make positive article out of this.[/p][/quote]Hey fella, did we watch the Huddersfield semi at the Courtyard? Anyway the Burton Mail are already covering it which is nice to see but yeah the Telegraph might pick it up as well though they'll be busy with Chelsea[/p][/quote]Ben u? Why don't you just give me a b
  • Score: -1

11:52pm Sun 5 Jan 14

cheeriedriteup says...

c0ckbeard wrote:
bmthtillidie wrote:
As a Bmth fan who lives about10 miles from the Burton ground I have emailed the Derby Evening Telegraph who cover Burton's games. Hopefully the will be able to make positive article out of this.
Hey fella, did we watch the Huddersfield semi at the Courtyard? Anyway the Burton Mail are already covering it which is nice to see but yeah the Telegraph might pick it up as well though they'll be busy with Chelsea
Just got a mention on ITV fa cup highlights
[quote][p][bold]c0ckbeard[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]bmthtillidie[/bold] wrote: As a Bmth fan who lives about10 miles from the Burton ground I have emailed the Derby Evening Telegraph who cover Burton's games. Hopefully the will be able to make positive article out of this.[/p][/quote]Hey fella, did we watch the Huddersfield semi at the Courtyard? Anyway the Burton Mail are already covering it which is nice to see but yeah the Telegraph might pick it up as well though they'll be busy with Chelsea[/p][/quote]Just got a mention on ITV fa cup highlights cheeriedriteup
  • Score: 3

11:57pm Sun 5 Jan 14

cheeriedriteup says...

cheeriedriteup wrote:
Nearly 2.5 grand now, the travelling fans will be able to have a pukka pie each as well, I very fine act of good will, and to be fair away fans did donate into our buckets when we were in our hour of need
Fair play to Jeff M, for donating £100,
[quote][p][bold]cheeriedriteup[/bold] wrote: Nearly 2.5 grand now, the travelling fans will be able to have a pukka pie each as well, I very fine act of good will, and to be fair away fans did donate into our buckets when we were in our hour of need[/p][/quote]Fair play to Jeff M, for donating £100, cheeriedriteup
  • Score: 6

9:32am Mon 6 Jan 14

raynad says...

Mike Oxbig wrote:
bigfatsteve wrote:
STEADY EDDIE 1 for the road wrote:
nonnogeppetto wrote:
Is anyone else having problems with donating I got as far as entering my person details but would not recognise the Post Code, Phone number and City despite all being correct. I gave up in the end.
Dont give up nonno. I did experience problems but persevered and eventually made the donation.
I managed it on the third attempt nonno, if you have a Facebook account you can transfer your details across to simplify things.
This mutual congratulationaly back slapping is starting to make me feel queasy. Why not just give Burton the victory, so that all the armchair Liverpool fans can fill the Pirelli Stadium rather than Dean Court. I thought Howe stated that the FA cup is not a priority. What has changed? The fact that Liverpool reserve team will possibly be the opponents? Regards.
Hey Oxbig is it the backslapping that's making you queasy or is it the act of human kindness from true AFC Bournemouth fans that is sticking in your throat? Either way hope you still feel sick! Disregards.
[quote][p][bold]Mike Oxbig[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]bigfatsteve[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]STEADY EDDIE 1 for the road[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]nonnogeppetto[/bold] wrote: Is anyone else having problems with donating I got as far as entering my person details but would not recognise the Post Code, Phone number and City despite all being correct. I gave up in the end.[/p][/quote]Dont give up nonno. I did experience problems but persevered and eventually made the donation.[/p][/quote]I managed it on the third attempt nonno, if you have a Facebook account you can transfer your details across to simplify things.[/p][/quote]This mutual congratulationaly back slapping is starting to make me feel queasy. Why not just give Burton the victory, so that all the armchair Liverpool fans can fill the Pirelli Stadium rather than Dean Court. I thought Howe stated that the FA cup is not a priority. What has changed? The fact that Liverpool reserve team will possibly be the opponents? Regards.[/p][/quote]Hey Oxbig is it the backslapping that's making you queasy or is it the act of human kindness from true AFC Bournemouth fans that is sticking in your throat? Either way hope you still feel sick! Disregards. raynad
  • Score: 12

1:03pm Mon 6 Jan 14

c0ckbeard says...

Why don't you just give me a b wrote:
c0ckbeard wrote:
bmthtillidie wrote:
As a Bmth fan who lives about10 miles from the Burton ground I have emailed the Derby Evening Telegraph who cover Burton's games. Hopefully the will be able to make positive article out of this.
Hey fella, did we watch the Huddersfield semi at the Courtyard? Anyway the Burton Mail are already covering it which is nice to see but yeah the Telegraph might pick it up as well though they'll be busy with Chelsea
Ben u?
Yeah that's me
[quote][p][bold]Why don't you just give me a b[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]c0ckbeard[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]bmthtillidie[/bold] wrote: As a Bmth fan who lives about10 miles from the Burton ground I have emailed the Derby Evening Telegraph who cover Burton's games. Hopefully the will be able to make positive article out of this.[/p][/quote]Hey fella, did we watch the Huddersfield semi at the Courtyard? Anyway the Burton Mail are already covering it which is nice to see but yeah the Telegraph might pick it up as well though they'll be busy with Chelsea[/p][/quote]Ben u?[/p][/quote]Yeah that's me c0ckbeard
  • Score: -1

2:37pm Mon 6 Jan 14

nonnogeppetto says...

One or two people on here (ok one) must have been smacked for giving something away when he was a kid. Obviously he must have good reason for his feelings but I am pleased that the majority feel different and if we can't win them over the last thing we should do is to join them.
One or two people on here (ok one) must have been smacked for giving something away when he was a kid. Obviously he must have good reason for his feelings but I am pleased that the majority feel different and if we can't win them over the last thing we should do is to join them. nonnogeppetto
  • Score: 1

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