Have been on a conference call with SYP and Sheffield Utd tonight.
It appears the last train leaving Sheffield for London next Friday (10 January) departs at 8:59pm - which isn't going to be of much use to our travelling fans, given that the match is an 8pm kick off...
I'm sure most of you are already aware of this, but no doubt there will one or two who aren't and will be planning to travel by rail.
I'm told the Easy Hotel
has already received numerous bookings from Hammers fans seeking to stay in the city overnight. FWIW the first train for London the following morning leaves Sheffield at 6:27am (after which there will be one every hour).
SUFC and SYP are producing a leaflet for travelling fans advising which pubs to use, parking venues etc - I should have a copy of that early next week, if anyone's interested.
SYP are concerned about the possibilities of issues between the two sets of fans in the city centre after the game - the match has been placed in the 'high risk' category - and the implication was that Hammers fans may be better served by travelling home on the Friday night if possible.
If anyone has any questions re policing etc I will happily pass them on.