In the end due to some of the issues above my regular gaming chums decided that we would rather meet up at each others houses as and when it suited us (To be honest the whole gaming experience is much, much more enjoyable all round).
To be honest I no longer miss going to a club. Solo games and a few regular chums give me my gaming fix on a regular basis.
This, more and more. Organised clubs may be growing fewer, and ad hoc assemblies of a few mates in each other’s homes is becoming the norm (hi Norm!).
"I go online sometimes, but everyone's spelling is really bad. It's... depressing."