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#1 audois

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Posted 07 April 2014 - 12:42 PM


Toulouse go for their first ever victory Sunday up against Carcassonne the games most successful with 13 cup wins the last just two years ago; the Canaris will play their 27th final. Toulouse to play first Final since 1976 - their record to date:

1939 XIII Catalan 7-3
1962 Roanne 16-10 (8,395)
1963 Carcassonne 5-0 (5,100)
1964 Villeneuve 10-2 (5,166)
1968 Carcassonne 9-2 (6,400)
1976 XIII Catalan 23-8

Be interesting Sunday to see if they get bigger crowd than those listed here. Toulouse club putting on coaches at just €5 a throw; they've been reported getting better crowds this year with a successful team at last. Not sure if the down turn at Stade Toulousain will generate more support for the treize in the Ville rose. Watch with interest too how La Depeche du Midi daily covers it. ASC should get the townsfolk out for this one. Adsel posters a plenty en ville. Looking forward to it.

Edited by audois, 14 April 2014 - 12:24 PM.

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#2 JonNgog

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Posted 07 April 2014 - 01:25 PM

Carcassone a proper historic club who will put on a great occasion. Toulouse rising to the top and looking for their first ever Lord Derby trophy. I can't predict it. Will you be there audois?



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Posted 07 April 2014 - 02:14 PM

To be fair Gordon the rugby at Les Minimes has been good this season. All the visiting teams have given a good account of themselves and the home form has been excellent except for the slight occasional hiccup ! I've seen a few games at Villeneuve and the same story with good competitive rugby. Only criticism would be the slight downturn in the quality of the junior teams. Toulouse have looked imperious which is a great testament to their youth Academy programme.

Crowds have been steady and the management at TO13 have worked hard to encourage new fans. Union fans have always attended League games and I reckon the interest from Stade fans has increased this season. As usual the travelling support has been staedy with FCL leading the way with the old faithful making the short dash down the motorway.

Looking forward to seeing a couple of good games and a Toulouse double on sunday.



#4 Jim from Oz

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Posted 08 April 2014 - 03:17 AM

Cor blimey i'd love to be at that game, but it's a long way from Coogee Beach by bicycle! Will it be on the net anywhere?



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Posted 08 April 2014 - 10:45 AM

Carcassone a proper historic club who will put on a great occasion. Toulouse rising to the top and looking for their first ever Lord Derby trophy. I can't predict it. Will you be there audois?


All being well. Hoping to bump into oiseau too wearing his blue & white favours. I reckon a Toulouse win will be better for the French game in general. They are now the force behind Catalan & Perpignan. Avignon won the Cup last year and had that spectacular turn out for the WC back in the Autumn so I like to see them progressing and leading the charge up in Vaucluse. Villeneuve beat Avignon last weekend in the barrages for the QF of the Championship so I'm pleased for them as they carry the flag for the code further west. Thats three distinct regions and its imperative that the game keeps them healthy. ASC, FCL and Limoux feed off each other and keep the Aude moving along. Carcassonne will play their Championship QF against St Esteve as curtain raiser to Easter Mondays SL clash between the Dragons-HKR at Brutus. May be Sky will show some highlights too.

Jim - no television coverage unfortunately. May be the Federation will put something up or respective clubs as highlight packages.

Edited by audois, 08 April 2014 - 10:58 AM.

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."


"Just as we had been Cathars, we were treizistes, men apart."
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

#6 oiseau

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Posted 09 April 2014 - 04:50 AM

No great surprise Villeneuve are doing 'ok' Gordon. Rory is working miracles on a shoestring plus with a quite limited squad.. Very impressed with his coaching and motivational techniques. Looking forward to a nice drive down to Carcassonne in time to catch the juniors setting an example to the big boys for the main event.

Just a thought and I wonder what you all think. The recent municipal elections in Toulouse saw a turn around in the politics of the Ville Rose from socialist Mr Cohen to his right wing opponent. All negotiations so far relating to the refurbishment of Les Minimes have been carried out between My Cohens' group and Toulouse Olympique. Agreements regarding funding for the site work etc have been authorised and sanctioned by ythe previous regime. A new council may impose new spending limits either higher or lower than at present. It's feasible the new regime may scrap the building plans altogether ! I hope TO13 have a plan 'B' in the pipeline just in case...



#7 audois

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Posted 09 April 2014 - 11:44 AM

No great surprise Villeneuve are doing 'ok' Gordon. Rory is working miracles on a shoestring plus with a quite limited squad.. Very impressed with his coaching and motivational techniques. Looking forward to a nice drive down to Carcassonne in time to catch the juniors setting an example to the big boys for the main event.
Just a thought and I wonder what you all think. The recent municipal elections in Toulouse saw a turn around in the politics of the Ville Rose from socialist Mr Cohen to his right wing opponent. All negotiations so far relating to the refurbishment of Les Minimes have been carried out between My Cohens' group and Toulouse Olympique. Agreements regarding funding for the site work etc have been authorised and sanctioned by ythe previous regime. A new council may impose new spending limits either higher or lower than at present. It's feasible the new regime may scrap the building plans altogether ! I hope TO13 have a plan 'B' in the pipeline just in case...


Peter I picked up somewhere that the club are still hopeful that the development will go ahead as planned and are talking already of alternative venues around the city, may be Blagnac or Colomiers for 2015. Fingers crossed for them.

Elsewhere good news I hear is that the Championship Final to be played at Stade Gilbert Brutus 10th May will be televised by the free to air public station France 3 although regionalised to Languedoc-Roussillon only. Hopefully if Toulouse qualify they extend that to the Mid Pyrenees region too.
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."


"Just as we had been Cathars, we were treizistes, men apart."
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

#8 oiseau

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Posted 09 April 2014 - 01:35 PM

Peter I picked up somewhere that the club are still hopeful that the development will go ahead as planned and are talking already of alternative venues around the city, may be Blagnac or Colomiers for 2015. Fingers crossed for them.

Elsewhere good news I hear is that the Championship Final to be played at Stade Gilbert Brutus 10th May will be televised by the free to air public station France 3 although regionalised to Languedoc-Roussillon only. Hopefully if Toulouse qualify they extend that to the Mid Pyrenees region too.

Maybe we will find out more this weekend after a chat with Cedric etc ?
 I was told last season, in no uncertan terms that Colomiers was out ! Don't know why, it's a nice ground and easy to get to with easier parking compared with Les Minimes ! Blagnac is ok tho' a bit small maybe ? I recall a few games there during TOs' Championship days. It was ok but tricky access by car and not easy for fans coming from Toulouse Centre tho' the airport isn't too far away. I assume there is a regular bus service ?



#9 audois

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Posted 10 April 2014 - 11:58 AM

Maybe we will find out more this weekend after a chat with Cedric etc ?
 I was told last season, in no uncertan terms that Colomiers was out ! Don't know why, it's a nice ground and easy to get to with easier parking compared with Les Minimes ! Blagnac is ok tho' a bit small maybe ? I recall a few games there during TOs' Championship days. It was ok but tricky access by car and not easy for fans coming from Toulouse Centre tho' the airport isn't too far away. I assume there is a regular bus service ?


Yes they've played a Championship Final at Colomiers in recent times; saw Fev and may be Widnes at Blagnac.

They've got 'jaune et noir' coloured bunting up in the town centre too - shows that Carca has a heart beat still for the treize.

Edited by audois, 10 April 2014 - 12:16 PM.

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."


"Just as we had been Cathars, we were treizistes, men apart."
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

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Posted 10 April 2014 - 12:57 PM

Widnes played at Blagnac - Seem to recall Kevin Penny getting the winner 



#11 oiseau

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Posted 10 April 2014 - 01:24 PM

Widnes played at Blagnac - Seem to recall Kevin Penny getting the winner 

He did indeed RS, a blistering run from his 30M line on the left wing which left everyone standing, the boy could shift  ! Good crowd that day with about 4/5K. I seem to recall many of the Widnes fans went dressed up as Elvis or someone or other . Copious amounts of beer were consumed and a great day was had by all. I seem to recall Fev played there and Barrow too maybe ?

Great that the town has been decked out in black & yellow Gordon. Maybe it will send out some kind of message to the 'quinzeistes' ?



#12 audois

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Posted 11 April 2014 - 10:11 AM

A lot of ASC players past & present work for the maire and are involved on sports promotions and music festivals. USC and ASC carry the same colours as do the Handball teams. Not sure it's a good or bad thing. In Toulouse its different with Stade Toulousain in red/black and TFC in purple.

Fed doing their job with mobilising its support too; Masters and '7s' tournament for all twenty Elite clubs fixed for Sunday morning at the various terrains around Carcassonne. Feel the excitement building.
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."


"Just as we had been Cathars, we were treizistes, men apart."
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

#13 barnyia

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Posted 11 April 2014 - 11:21 AM

Pity the local radio 100 percent is just announcing all the union games and then saying also theres rugby league Sunday when carcassonne host Toulouse! No mention of that's its a final or the touch tournament or the 7s tournament or juniors final!

#14 audois

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Posted 11 April 2014 - 06:41 PM

Radio Marseillette though on top form with an hour magazine programme tonight. They'll be at Brutus tomorrow afternoon for full commmmentary on Dragons-Widnes and Sunday at Domec to cover both Junior and Elite Cup Finals.
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."


"Just as we had been Cathars, we were treizistes, men apart."
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

#15 audois

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Posted 13 April 2014 - 04:59 PM

Toulouse far too strong for ASC easy winners 46-10 in front of 6,763 at Stade Domec. TO XIII driven by Cook Islander stand off Ford and supported by the impressive Kheirallah from full back with the Bentley brothers, Wood and Fijian Vunakece bossing it upfront. After a wait of 77 years well worth it. Icing on the cake too for their Juniors big winners in their Final against Limoux 46-24

Edited by audois, 13 April 2014 - 05:02 PM.

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."


"Just as we had been Cathars, we were treizistes, men apart."
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

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Posted 13 April 2014 - 10:33 PM

 

Pretty disappointing crowd given Carcassonne were home. Time for a major shakeup of French RL



#17 oiseau

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Posted 14 April 2014 - 06:49 AM

Excellent crowd befittting of a great occasion, reminiscent of the Northern Rail Final day.  Convincing wins for both Toulouse teams and a great tribute to the Academy and the overhauled coaching system put in place at the end of last season. Credit to Sylvain Houles who seems to have put a positive spin on the coaching side of things. More younger coaches with fresh ideas are required surely ?

ASC struggled with the pace and quality of Toulouse who won the midfield early on. Vunakace changed the game on 20 minutes and him and Woods' good discipline really leading from the front. Good performances throughout and great for me to see young Kriouache given a good chance as replacement hooker. He has come on leaps and bounds this season.

Stade Albert Domec really doing us proud and proving to be an excellent venue for such matches.



#18 Jim from Oz

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Posted 14 April 2014 - 07:29 AM

Any footage of the game online? Merci!



#19 oiseau

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Posted 14 April 2014 - 12:15 PM

Any footage of the game online? Merci!

It will eventually be on the Toulouse website like all the other games - usually takes a few days



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Posted 14 April 2014 - 12:41 PM

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Edited by audois, 14 April 2014 - 12:43 PM.

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."


"Just as we had been Cathars, we were treizistes, men apart."
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




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