The Lord Tom Pendry Stand, Bower Fold.

Homes of Football Exhibition Sponsors’ Photography Competition

Stagecoach Manchester marks sponsorship of Homes of Football exhibition with photographic competition

If you look at how many Stagecoach bus routes pass Greater Manchester’s football grounds, you may be surprised to find how many do. The 250, X50, and 256 routes pass Old Trafford for example; the 216 and 231, outside the Etihad Stadium. The 201 is good for getting to Ewen Fields, Hyde United’s humble abode. By day, the 236 and 237 pass Bower Fold and Surrey Street – the homes of Stalybridge Celtic and Glossop North End football clubs respectively.

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2018 World Cup of GM Bus Routes: Lost Mills or Lost Mines?

Last 16, Match 2: 1 v. 600  

For the second match of our knockout stages, we look at two Greater Manchester bus routes with industrial leanings. Continue reading “2018 World Cup of GM Bus Routes: Lost Mills or Lost Mines?”

2018 World Cup of GM Bus Routes: Two Yorkshire-Bound Bus Routes

Last 16, Match 1: X58 v. X43  

For the first match of our knockout stages, we pit a Pendle witch against a tiger with our two Trans-Pennine bus routes. This match, and subsequent games in the knockout stages will be played to a finish. In other words, extra time and penalties may apply. Continue reading “2018 World Cup of GM Bus Routes: Two Yorkshire-Bound Bus Routes”

2018 World Cup of GM Bus Routes: Group Stage Results and Last 16 Preview

East of the M60 looks at the results from the group stages and the next round

In the Real World World Cup that is taking place in Russia, we had a few surprises. Germany going out was quite whereas England put six past Panama. England are through to the next stage despite losing 1-0 to Belgium.

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2018 World Cup of GM Bus Routes: Two Great Scenic Saddleworth Routes

Game 6, Group H (Walton): 184 v. 350 

For our forty-eighth and final fixture of the league stages, we look at two magnificent rural routes which pass the Saddleworth villages.

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2018 World Cup of GM Bus Routes: Foxdenton Hall or Tandle Hill?

Game 5, Group H (Walton): 415 v. 409 

For our forty-seventh fixture, we look at two very different routes which pass or terminate in Oldham town centre.

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2018 World Cup of GM Bus Routes: Two Routes Across the Pennine Foothills

Game 6, Group G (Moorhouse): 343 v. 237 

For our forty-sixth fixture, we look at two very different routes out of Stalybridge. Both of them tickle the foothills of the Pennines and some of its reservoirs.

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2018 World Cup of GM Bus Routes: Stalybridge ALDI or Openshaw ALDI?

Game 5, Group G (Moorhouse): 389 v. 219 

For our forty-fifth fixture, we look at two very different routes that begin in Ashton-under-Lyne. Each one of our two routes – believe it or not – stop near an ALDI store (yes, I bet you will sleep soundly for knowing this tidbit of information).

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2018 World Cup of GM Bus Routes: Two Very Different Stockport Routes

Game 6, Group F (Manford): 327 v. 192  

For our forty-fourth fixture, we look at two very different routes of a Stopfordian nature. Do you choose Hazel Grove or Haughton Green? Let’s play.

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2018 World Cup of GM Bus Routes: High Peak High Noon

Game 5, Group F (Manford): 358 v. 199  

For our forty-third fixture, we take our 2018 World Cup hopes out to the Peak District with two different ways of approaching the National Park. Though this game could be feisty, there’s only one thing we shall say before this clash: “Don’t Panic…”

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