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#3094582 CC Round 5 Draw

Posted by gogledd on 24 March 2015 - 10:46 PM

North Wales Crusaders will extend "Croeso Cynnes"  - a warm welcome - to Rovers fans visiting the Racecourse. As usual we will welcome visiting fans to the Turf Hotel adjacent to the ground for a chat, a pint and a song before and after the game.


We maybe underdogs, but the way that our lads played against Doncaster there may be a bit of a scare on the cards. It could be closer than some people think!

#3094574 Ian , Who?

Posted by gogledd on 24 March 2015 - 10:33 PM

“I’m utterly disappointed with it mate to be honest because the lads can’t seem to grasp that it was there for the taking today, as was the North Wales (Crusaders) game."


What game was he watching? Our lads played them off the park n the second half. Disrespectful to say the least.

#3090087 Crusaders v Hornets.

Posted by gogledd on 16 March 2015 - 09:50 PM

I wouldn't be too despondent. Hornets held us in our own half for most of the first half but you couldn't see to capitalise on your field position. From a North Wales perspective I was pleased with our goal-line defence but frustrated by the number of unforced errors and penalties we gave away. Thankfully we came away with a decent win with some good kicking from Declan Patton and gymnastics from Scott Turner.


Good to see the Rochdale faithful who travelled up and called into the Turf before and after the game.


Cadwch Credu (Keep believing)

#3087749 Wheelchair Rugby League - Spring Slam

Posted by gogledd on 12 March 2015 - 07:48 PM

I'm no sure where Wheelchair RL is discussed on the forum so I'm posting here.


North Wales Crusaders RL Wheelchair team are hosting a 4-team, 10 game friendly festival of Wheelchair rugby league - entitled the Spring Slam - on Saturday 21st March, 9am to 4pm at Glyndwr University Sports Centre. The teams include Gravesend Dynamite, Glasgow Panthers, Liverpool Saints and North Wales Crusaders.


If you've never seen wheelchair RL before - come along - you wont be disappointed.  FREE ENTRY





#3087206 The Next Round ?

Posted by gogledd on 11 March 2015 - 07:54 PM

A warm welcome - croeso cynnes - extended to all Hornets supporters. Join us for a pre and post match pint, chat and a song in the Turf, Mold Road Wrexham. Looking forward to seeing you.


North Wales Crusaders v Rochdale Hornets at the Glyndwr University Racecourse Stadium, Wrexham


Sunday 15th March, 2:30pm Kick Off


Adults £12, concessions £8, kids £3



#3079760 28 Feb-1 Mar: League 1 Cup - Round 1 Match Thread

Posted by gogledd on 27 February 2015 - 03:26 PM

I have a feeling that Coventry and Newcastle Thunder will surprise quite a few of us this season.

#3068373 Difference between heartland and non heartland fans?

Posted by gogledd on 07 February 2015 - 11:29 PM

When Crusaders came North we had supporters who travelled week after week to support their team - prior to N Wales Cru and S Wales Scorpions... and one heartlands fan who would travel to South Wales to watch Celtic Crusaders wherever they played. My hat is always doffed to true die-hards wherever they come from...  likewise to the fans in London who have stuck with their team through thick and thin.

#3066432 Batley Beaten By Crusaders

Posted by gogledd on 04 February 2015 - 09:25 PM

Thanks to R&GA for posting the report. Crusaders had a good day at the office and all our lads looked up for the game. Its great to see a team performance again after some disjointed efforts last season. Lets hope that the way Cru played at Batley is a glimpse of what we will se during 2015. Symud Ymlaen.

#3065232 Pre-season friendlies

Posted by gogledd on 02 February 2015 - 04:42 PM

Outstanding effort from all players yesterday at Batley. It sees a shame that we appear to have a lull in friendlies now before the League 1 Cup. I had heard there was a friendly pencilled in against South Wales Scorpions - anyone else know about a potential friendly? I doubt it will be played at the Racecourse - perhaps another chance to take RL on the road in Wales?

#3065029 Diolch Yn Fawr Iawn

Posted by gogledd on 02 February 2015 - 11:40 AM

Diolch y fawr iawn - Thank you vey much - for the warm welcome the North Wales Crusaders fans received in Batley yesterday. It was a real pleasure to travel to Mount Pleasant and when you receive such a friendly welcome it always makes the day far more enjoyable.


Best wishes to Batley RLFC in the 2015 Championship.. a tough year ahead but I am sure John Kear and the team will do you proud.





#3065008 Today's Friendlies - Results

Posted by gogledd on 02 February 2015 - 10:53 AM

Looks like a good result for the Crusaders - anyone know how strong a team Batley put out?

It was a tidy team Chron... and the scoreline flattered Batley. Crusaders were firing on all cylinders yesterday and could have posted more points. It was difficult to pick a Man of the Match as everyone looked like they were playing for their shirt. It seems like the spirit of 2013 is back. OK we lost to a very good Leigh side last weekend but look what they did to Keighley Cougars! I'm very optimistic for 2015 after seeing the game on Sunday.

#3059634 Catalans re-new TV contract with Bein Sport

Posted by gogledd on 23 January 2015 - 01:19 PM

Good to hear that We'll be able to watch Catalans home games once again. The Catalans Supporters (North Wales Branch) will be travelling to as many UK games as we can to cheer on the team. GWAED AC AUR.

#3059072 Difference between heartland and non heartland fans?

Posted by gogledd on 22 January 2015 - 12:27 PM

i have been a widnes fan all of my life but i admit that i go to watch crusaders when widnes aren't playing as i have adopted them as my second team, their fans are among the most passionate i have ever met in 50 years of watching the game and around 200 turned up at a pre season friendly away at thatto heath and sang all the way through the game in what was virtually a field in sthelens..........

Nice post VW.  Crusaders fans have made a point of enjoying the day out; we'll get behind our team, there will be some friendly rivalry, but at the end we love to meet up with the other fans after the game. We have an unwritten code to welcome away supporters to the Racecourse and the Turf and to promote a family friendly atmosphere so all fans can enjoy their day.


A bus load of us went to support Eccles RLFC, as their chairman has travelled miles to watch and support Crusaders and it was a chance for our fans to support an amateur side.


There are about a dozen of us who support Catalans Dragons when they play in the UK; that started when Crusaders RL folded and we weren't sure we would have an RL team in North Wales. Now we have lots of French friends and get warmly welcomed at SL grounds because we make the effort to support Catalan.


We also travel to Challenge cup, Magic Weekend and the Grand Finals (SL and Championships) and will be going to the Big Bash this year.. hopefully Crusaders will make the League One cup to add to the day.


I'd agree that there is a broad range of fans.. those who HATE their opposition and those who will go to any game to support RL. I've only experienced it turning nasty of a handful of occasions and personally I don't particularly want to repeat those experiences; but certainly the enjoyable experiences far outway the negative.

#3049999 I love Sir Bradley W

Posted by gogledd on 29 December 2014 - 02:45 PM

I manage to combine watching RL and cycling... by cycling to Crusaders (and some Catalan) away games! Now I'm never going to challenge any of the top pros for a place in a Grand Tour.. or even any of the semi-pros for that matter.. I'm no racer but I do enjoy getting out on my bike and have made trips to Widnes, Warrington (Wilderspool and the Haliwell Jones) Rochdale (twice), Leigh Sports Village (for Leigh and Swinton), The Gnoll, Neath (South Wales Scorpions) and Barrow... al done at a leisurely pace, sometimes with overnight stops and usually with a lift back on the Supporters Club coach!


This year I'm already planning routes to Cardiff (Arms Park), Rochdale (again), Swinton (Sedgely Park) and others during the League season and I'm hoping we get to Blackpool for the League 1 cup final.


Sir Bradley has been a huge influence on many people getting out on a bike... lets hope he influences some of them to take a peak at rugby league too.


I'd like to add my gratitude to clubs and supporters who have helped out providing changing facilities, food, showers, directions etc all to make the journey that bit more enjoyable. The beauty of cycling to RL games is there always seems to be someone who is prepared to help out a fellow supporter arriving on a bike.

#3045179 Rugby League virtually ignored at SPOTY - moans here please

Posted by gogledd on 14 December 2014 - 09:16 PM

Taking nothing away from the Invicus athletes, who I have the greatest of respect for - but n the same weekend as the Invictus Games the Wheelchair RL 4 Nations took part in Medway Sports Centre, Gillingham - I doubt very much it will get a mention.