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20/07/13 - Northern Rail Bowl Final: London Skolars v North Wales Crusaders KO 2.30pm (Premier Sports)


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Poll: Who will win the Northern Rail Bowl final? (18 member(s) have cast votes)

Who will win the Northern Rail Bowl final?

  1. London Skolars by 13 points or more (1 votes [5.56%])

    Percentage of vote: 5.56%

  2. London Skolars by 7-12 points (1 votes [5.56%])

    Percentage of vote: 5.56%

  3. London Skolars by 1-6 points (2 votes [11.11%])

    Percentage of vote: 11.11%

  4. North Wales Crusaders by 1-6 points (1 votes [5.56%])

    Percentage of vote: 5.56%

  5. North Wales Crusaders by 7-12 points (1 votes [5.56%])

    Percentage of vote: 5.56%

  6. North Wales Crusaders by 13 points or more (12 votes [66.67%])

    Percentage of vote: 66.67%

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#21 Chronicler of Chiswick

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Posted 18 July 2013 - 11:43 AM

Can't  see anything but a Crusaders win here, possibly by quite a lot.



#22 IM2

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Posted 18 July 2013 - 12:37 PM

London Skolars will make history when they face North Wales Crusaders in the Northern Rail Bowl at The Shay Stadium on Saturday July 20 (2.30).
This will be the first ever final for the club who were founded as an Old Boys Student Rugby League team in 1995 and have been semi-professional since 2003.
However, head coach Joe Mbu insists they are not getting carried away.

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its not skolars first final since 1995. they have been in loads. 




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#23 IM2

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Posted 18 July 2013 - 12:38 PM

And has also played for Skolars in the Northern Rail Cup.

well done phil!




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#24 League Express

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Posted 18 July 2013 - 12:48 PM

PREVIEW

 

North Wales Crusaders v London Skolars (2.30pm – Premier Sports)

North Wales Crusaders coach Clive Griffiths admits he might not be able to stop the tears if the Crusaders can win Saturday’s Northern Rail Bowl.
Griffiths said: “I was pretty emotional when we qualified for the final, but I’ll have to be sponsored by Kleenex if we actually win it.”
He added: “One of my favourite sayings is that the ‘work in progress’ signs are still around the ground and training ground, but we’ve made terrific progress.
“From a blank sheet of paper in December 2011 to where we are now 18 months later is Roy of the Rovers stuff.”
Crusaders will start as favourites in their first major final, but London Skolars coach Joe Mbu remains quietly confident after a four-match winning streak.
Mbu said: “For the players and everyone involved, we’re just looking forward to enjoying the day and making the most of it. We want to be 100 per cent in terms of our preparation.”
The Skolars are at full strength for Saturday’s match, while Toby Adamson (ankle) is Crusaders’ only doubt.


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#25 gogledd

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Posted 18 July 2013 - 01:20 PM

How many tickets have been allocated to each team?

Not sure of ticket allocation,  but Crusaders have reported sales of over 300 tickets.  We have 3 supporters Club coaches running.  The Turf is opening for pre-travel breakfasts.  Come what may the Crusaders support will be loud, lively and fantastic fun and we will support our team to hopefully a well deserved win for Clive Griffiths and John Fieldhouse. Look out for hats, scarves, replica shirts, kilts and of course - half time beach balls.  Cru Cru CRUSADERS



#26 gogledd

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Posted 19 July 2013 - 02:44 PM

For Clive, John, the backroom staff, the squad and the 300 fans travelling to Halifax.....

" We heard Crusaders were on the warpath. We were eager to join forces"
"If it is victory you seek, your welcome to join us"
But you bring only this handful supporters, ...against Skolars? I see I was wrong to expect Crusaders commitment to at least match our own"

"You, there, What is your profession?"
"I'm a potter, Sir."
"And you, Cestrian, what is your profession?"
"Hair stylist, Sir"
"And you?"
"Sheep farmer"

"CRUSADERS!! WHAT IS YOUR PROFESSION"
AAWOO! AAWOO! AAWOO!

"You see old friend, I brought more supporters than you did."


#27 Number 7

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Posted 19 July 2013 - 03:50 PM

no doubt the fans will turn out in large numbers, if they can take over 100 to thatto heath then i am sure the final will be a wall of noise from them.

Oh Yes!!



#28 WelshpoolMarauder

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Posted 19 July 2013 - 09:35 PM

Looking forward to this so much.

 

Father is driving, which is excellent news, let's hope the bar is well stocked! Got a first-timer coming along with us, who has decided to give the game ago despite his advancing years, so here's hoping for a close game.. in the second match!

 

Knowing first-hand how much hard work Jamie Thomas and his team have done, I'm hoping this will be the first step in vindicating their hard work. Something special and genuine and real is building here in North Wales, and without the likes of Jamie and Clive Griffiths, all we would have is memories of Super League, rather than long-term aspirations.



#29 Dave T

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Posted 20 July 2013 - 02:10 PM

Anybody watching this? Really good game, couple of nice Skolars tries to level it.

#30 Dave T

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Posted 20 July 2013 - 02:19 PM

16 all at half time with Skolars finishing the stronger team.

#31 marklaspalmas

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Posted 20 July 2013 - 02:23 PM

Enjoyed this so far. Shame there's not too many fans there yet.



#32 Dave T

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Posted 20 July 2013 - 02:33 PM

40:20 skolars.

Split on who to cheer for here. I naturally side with the underdogs but also really like Crusaders.

#33 WelshpoolMarauder

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Posted 20 July 2013 - 02:36 PM

Were there no adults available to ref the game?

#34 shun

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Posted 20 July 2013 - 02:42 PM

that was noway a try!



#35 Dave T

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Posted 20 July 2013 - 02:42 PM

Think the ref is doing well.

Shows how many cameras you need for effective vr - difficult for the vr on a couple here.

#36 Dave T

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Posted 20 July 2013 - 02:43 PM

that was noway a try!

i thought b.o.d try was the right call

#37 TheTerminator

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Posted 20 July 2013 - 02:45 PM

Absolute farce of a video decision. The ball clearly wasn't either on or over the line!

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#38 Dave T

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Posted 20 July 2013 - 02:45 PM

Roets got exactly what he deserved there.

#39 shun

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Posted 20 July 2013 - 02:46 PM

you could clearly see the dark of the grass between the white of the line, and the white of the ball.



#40 Dave T

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Posted 20 July 2013 - 02:47 PM

Maybe you two had a different camera angle from me, the VR and the commentary team.

Good use of the trademark 'farce' though.




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