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An eerie silence from Gloucester All Golds.


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#1 The Daddy_merged

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Posted 09 January 2013 - 04:10 PM

Following on from some positive signings by Oxford, has anyone heard any news on the formation of the All Golds or anything slightly promotional? There's not long before the start of the season, if this turns out to be another Northampton debacle heads will need to roll.

#2 gingerjon

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Posted 09 January 2013 - 04:27 PM

Facebook page up... twitter account tweeting... trials held in December...
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#3 audois

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Posted 09 January 2013 - 04:30 PM

According to RFL web site they're playing Combined Services tomorrow night.

Also link with new Cheltenham based club here:http://www.therfl.co.uk/news/article/26758/lucky-13-for-cheltenham-old

Edited by audois, 09 January 2013 - 04:37 PM.

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#4 gingerjon

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Posted 09 January 2013 - 04:33 PM

Twinned with Leeds Rhinos as well, I note.

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#5 Evil Homer

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Posted 09 January 2013 - 05:00 PM

They don't have a website. Have they announced a home stadium, or a coach or any players?

#6 Dave T

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Posted 09 January 2013 - 05:02 PM

Twinned with Leeds Rhinos as well, I note.

This silence is an outrage.

Heads will need to roll.

#7 gingerjon

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Posted 09 January 2013 - 05:10 PM

They don't have a website. Have they announced a home stadium, or a coach or any players?


Yes, yes, and yes.
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#8 bowes

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Posted 09 January 2013 - 05:12 PM

I'm nor concerned about whether they'll get a team out. But the playing standard and promotion to potential supporters is more concerning.

They are playing at Prince of Wales stadium in Cheltenham.

All Golds will have their own local league with 2 or 3 Gloucestershire clubs as part of it and Bristol in Conference South feeding into them. They also run a youth programme. Last year they did well in midlands U16 and U18 but are running something locally joint with Bristol this year.

#9 gingerjon

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Posted 09 January 2013 - 05:18 PM

I'm nor concerned about whether they'll get a team out. But the playing standard and promotion to potential supporters is more concerning.


I said at the time they were announced I was concerned that they didn't seem to care about involving the good people of Gloucestershire. That still seems to be the case. They're going to be a hard team to 'support' in any meaningful way.

I can't really comment on the playing standards side.
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#10 Saintslass

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Posted 09 January 2013 - 08:24 PM

They don't have a website. Have they announced a home stadium, or a coach or any players?


They are on Twitter, here: https://twitter.com/AllGolds

Here's a pic of some players back in training, pre-season: https://twitter.com/...4660866/photo/1

They're starting up a wheelchair RL team: http://www.thisisglo...tail/story.html

They've had at least one open trial: http://www.thisisglo...tail/story.html

Interesting article here on the Gloucester Uni website: http://www.glos.ac.u...ueAllGolds.aspx

They seem to be tied in with the Gloucesteshire Warriors website: http://www.pitchero....info-65967.html

This looks interesting too: http://www.therhinos...hp#.UO3S0azRqMd

Wiki page too: ... do seem to be lacking a team ... but you never can trust what you read on Wiki!) - ETA I don't think TotalRL like Wiki as the page was there when I copied the link but now the link and the page seem to have vanished! I only posted it about 30 seconds prior to this. Oh well.

Edited by Saintslass, 09 January 2013 - 08:29 PM.


#11 Pie tries

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Posted 09 January 2013 - 08:41 PM

The team are owned by the Uni so won't have much money but will have a well prepared team, .brad Heoi is coach and Nobby has been working with them as a consultant. First game up hemel, won't be anywhere near the top but will at least have a big home advantage

#12 BBR

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Posted 09 January 2013 - 09:00 PM

My point is not about a few pics on twitter. A semi pro club should have a website and surely they will want to sell gear, have some fans pay to watch and attract the odd sponsor. Being hidden away will not help with any of these and will not help them to become competitive.

#13 Manx RL

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Posted 09 January 2013 - 09:10 PM

My point is not about a few pics on twitter. A semi pro club should have a website and surely they will want to sell gear, have some fans pay to watch and attract the odd sponsor. Being hidden away will not help with any of these and will not help them to become competitive.


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#14 JohnM

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Posted 10 January 2013 - 08:17 AM

My point is not about a few pics on twitter. A semi pro club should have a website and surely they will want to sell gear, have some fans pay to watch and attract the odd sponsor. Being hidden away will not help with any of these and will not help them to become competitive.


Don't know where you live or what you do but maybe you are in a position to help them...dunno...say setting up a web site for them?

#15 Kenny Bania

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Posted 10 January 2013 - 09:26 AM

This just tweeted by Ian Ramsdale: http://www.thisisglo...tail/story.html

#16 gingerjon

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Posted 10 January 2013 - 09:28 AM

This just tweeted by Ian Ramsdale: http://www.thisisglo...tail/story.html


Stop distracting people from the silence.
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#17 RP London

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Posted 10 January 2013 - 11:33 AM

i'm sure i read a weekly snippet of signings and information in Total RL... maybe i am imaginging this due to the immense amount of silence..

#18 carlos

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Posted 10 January 2013 - 12:15 PM

Easy enough to start a Pitchero site like may semi pro soccer/yawnion clubs do !

#19 audois

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Posted 10 January 2013 - 12:53 PM

Out of interest where does it leave us with this RFL/ Richard Lewis goal of a professional presence in all 9 English regions? Are we nearly there. There was also the idea of a presence in every English county too at tier 3/4 level.

GAG concept a completely new approach. But union have developed it with Loughborough and Gloucestershire in more recent times with Hartpury College. If anybody deserves some success here its Lionel Hurst. He's been a ceo at London Broncos and a driving force behind the whole Summer RLC 17 years back. I well remember him getting people on board during those early days when Cheltenham Warriors-Oxford Cavaliers played their first derby. He will be on cloud nine come next Easter hopefully.
si tu (remi casty) devais envoyer un fax au president guasch?
"Un grand bravo pour tout ce que vous avez fait, et merci de m'avoir embarqué dans cette aventure."


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Jean Roque, Calendrier-revue du Racing-Club Albigeois, 1958-1959


"It involves matters much greater than drafting the new rules...the original and existing games have their own powerful appeal to their players and public and have the sentiments which history inspires"
Harold 'Jersey' Flegg 1933

#20 brooza

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Posted 10 January 2013 - 12:56 PM

There was also the idea of a presence in every English county too at tier 3/4 level.

I think there's a club in every county except Herefordshire, which is basically a large field anyway (ranked 46/48 for population density, above Northumberland and Cumbria), so that's to be expected

Edited by brooza, 10 January 2013 - 12:58 PM.

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