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28/03/13 - London Broncos v Catalan Dragons - KO 8pm

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#41 Manx RL

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Posted 26 March 2013 - 09:25 PM

Shame they couldn't use Pennine Way or the HAC
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#42 burnleywelsh

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Posted 26 March 2013 - 09:30 PM

Played on that pitch v Surrey Heath RL the day before meeting the future in-laws for the first time. Turned up in Lancashire with a broken nose and two black eyes. Future spouse not best pleased.....................got man of the match though. She still mentions it twenty years later...............let it go woman.


#43 Saintslass

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Posted 26 March 2013 - 09:41 PM

Hopefully the Broncos will be savvy enough to know that Esher is in Elmbridge and to invite everyone at Elmbridge Eagles RL along for the evening.

I've just passed on your suggestion to them!

#44 Lobbygobbler

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Posted 26 March 2013 - 09:45 PM

Is it within your Zone 1-62 travelcard?


What zone is it in Manx? Are you going?

#45 Lobbygobbler

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Posted 26 March 2013 - 09:48 PM

Shame they couldn't use Pennine Way or the HAC


Or Clapham Common! That would have been good for us Northern(line)ers

#46 Northern Sol

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Posted 26 March 2013 - 09:50 PM

Shame they couldn't use Pennine Way or the HAC


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#47 Manx RL

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Posted 26 March 2013 - 10:02 PM

What zone is it in Manx? Are you going?


Way beyond zone 6, 2 trains an hour to or from civilisation.
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#48 slowdive

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Posted 26 March 2013 - 10:12 PM

what's the capacity?

I can't see the problem, other than the fact that oily Inverdale might show up

My dad went to Esher once and sat next to Inverdale at a dinner. My mates still take the ###### out of me. Actually tho it will be interesting to see the crowd. I'm gonna try and make the game cos my sister lives in Guildford so I might be able to crash there and get the train. Result!
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#49 gingerjon

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Posted 27 March 2013 - 07:13 AM

what's the capacity?

I can't see the problem, other than the fact that oily Inverdale might show up

Capacity is 3,000 (1,200 seated) according to wiki.
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#50 1976PMJwires

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Posted 27 March 2013 - 08:19 AM

What's wrong with a game on the road, it's spreading the word!!

Seriously though, it's not good for the profile of the sport in the big smoke.

#51 goldcoaster

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Posted 27 March 2013 - 08:40 AM

What a pain. We were all set to go to our first Broncos game tomorrow, but I think this may be difficult to get to. If we do go, will they still charge the full £20 admission fee each?
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#52 hindle xiii

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Posted 27 March 2013 - 09:28 AM

I did wonder whether it was anything to do with protecting the pitch for their landlords' use but see Quins don't have a home match now until April 13th.

There is some kind of Cup game on the 6th or 7th. The Bulls game has been moved to Friday night. Which was nice.

On Odsal Top baht 'at.


#53 Spicer

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Posted 27 March 2013 - 09:29 AM

A new low?


Quite right. Its a total farce.
If the pitch is not playable or expected to be playable I can understsand the Landlords calling it as such.
Cant understand why it wasnt postponed and a new date sought later in the year when we are out of the cup.
Its not ideal I appreciate what with any Cats supporters having flights booked but wonder if the roles were
reversed and the Gilbert Brutus and Aimee Giral stadia were unavailable if Cats would have sanctioned the fixture
to be played at say Albi or Pia.

Also of course can we expect the same friday week when The Bulls are due to visit if The Quins are looking to protect
the venue two days before there HC Cup match v Munster.

So yes I believe it is a new low, until the next one that is.

#54 hindle xiii

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Posted 27 March 2013 - 09:33 AM

Its not ideal I appreciate what with any Cats supporters having flights booked but wonder if the roles were
reversed and the Gilbert Brutus and Aimee Giral stadia were unavailable if Cats would have sanctioned the fixture
to be played at say Albi or Pia.

The roles were reversed against Hull in round 2 last season, after Water(pitch)gate.

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#55 faithfulbyname

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Posted 27 March 2013 - 09:44 AM

What a pain. We were all set to go to our first Broncos game tomorrow, but I think this may be difficult to get to. If we do go, will they still charge the full £20 admission fee each?


According to the Broncos website, yes.

http://www.londonbro...esults/4850.php

#56 Mister C

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Posted 27 March 2013 - 09:51 AM

you could probably stage the game on the in-goal areas!

played there for Kingston Warriors vs West London when they helped us out at the last minute

In goal areas are huuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuge

#57 nadera78

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Posted 27 March 2013 - 09:57 AM

I don't understand why they simply didn't postpone the game and then play it later in the year. Unless the club's expecting a nice cup run, of course.

Playing at a venue like this does nothing for the club or the game. In fact, it looks a bit pathetic.
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#58 gingerjon

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Posted 27 March 2013 - 10:33 AM

I don't understand why they simply didn't postpone the game and then play it later in the year. Unless the club's expecting a nice cup run, of course.

Playing at a venue like this does nothing for the club or the game. In fact, it looks a bit pathetic.


I'd guess because programmes have been printed, match day costs paid etc etc ... and they don't want to have to do all that again.
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#59 Just to be clear

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Posted 27 March 2013 - 11:16 AM

Playing at a venue like this does nothing for the club or the game. In fact, it looks a bit pathetic.


Just to be clear, to whom? Those who are not rugby league fans will not notice or care. But even if the game could have been played on a perfect pitch at the Stoop it would still have been dismissed as pathetic by RL ones as it would have almost certainly seen the lowest attendance of the season. If anything playing at Esher gives an excuse for the attendance, which will presumably now be a three-figure gate.

And what of those Catalans fans who had booked a trip to the UK to watch the match? If the Catalans knew several days in advance of a match that the Gilbert Brutus pitch was unplayable then British fans would be protesting to them and the RFL if the game was simply postponed until later in the year rather than them finding an alternative venue.

#60 John Rhino

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Posted 27 March 2013 - 11:24 AM

As Inverdale is a director of both Esher and Rhino Rugby it ought to draw a record crowd to see his balls being kicked about.

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