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#3128522 23 May: iPro Sport Cup Final - North Wales Crusaders v Swinton Lions KO 12 noon

Posted by gogledd on 24 May 2015 - 07:46 PM

Was quite surprised by the relatively poor turnout by Crusaders fans,looked live Swinton outnumbered them by at least three to one.

I doubt it was 3 to 1 but Swinton definitely had a better turn out  - but much, much quieter!  I think the Cru turn out looked less as lots of us decided to wear beach/ Hawaiian shirts rather than rugby shirts.

#3128252 23 May: iPro Sport Cup Final - North Wales Crusaders v Swinton Lions KO 12 noon

Posted by gogledd on 24 May 2015 - 11:50 AM

Back from Blackpool - no voice, no money, a beer-stained Hawaiian shirt and mildly sunburned legs - but ever so happy!  Cracking game and thanks to Swinton supporters for their generous congratulations after the game.

#3124863 Blackpool Big Bash: The iPRO League 1 Cup Final

Posted by gogledd on 18 May 2015 - 06:14 PM

Saturday 23rd May. 12:00 North Wales Crusaders v Swinton Lions.


Theres now TWO Supporters Club buses running. They leave the Turf at 08:30 but the Turf opens at 07:30 for breakfasts (contact Wayne to order yours).

Book your bus place at the Glyndwr University Sports Centre - £15 for Supporters Club members; £17 for non-members.


Cru fns are making it a party - Hawaiian shirts and sombreros - as we're at the seaside???



We have played Swinton twice already this year - one pre-season friendly and the very first, and very feisty LEague 1 game which ended in a draw. Swinton have been going well through the season so far and Crusaders are back to winning ways.


Should be a cracker.



#3117919 9-10 May: Kingstone Press League 1 Match Thread

Posted by gogledd on 06 May 2015 - 01:04 PM

Not only South Wales Scorpions v North Wales Crusaders at Cardiff Arms Park is the #BigWelshDerby but is a whole day of rugby league kicks off at 9am. You can still get 7 tickets for the price of 5 on the Scorpions website.


Two of us are cycling our way from North Wales so give us a wave if you pass us! #BigWelshCycle

#3117446 Good news from Wales.

Posted by gogledd on 05 May 2015 - 04:10 PM

I'm hoping they do more than just focus on the South Wales Scorpions v North Wales Crusaders game and cover the whole day which has games from 9am and emphasises that rugby league is being played at a range of levels all over Wales.


Any coverage in Wales is great news - after 3 seasons this could lead the way to some regular coverage hopefully.

#3108914 MOM North Wales vs Fev

Posted by gogledd on 20 April 2015 - 10:04 AM

I thought your No.2 (Sharpe?) and No. &7 (Moore?) both had excellent games and the big fella in the middle (No.16?) made a lot of hard yards and had some tremendous off-loads.


Congratulations on you win and best wishes for the next round of the Challenge Cup and the rest of the season.

#3106228 17-19 Apr: Ladbrokes Challenge Cup Round 5 Match Thread

Posted by gogledd on 14 April 2015 - 08:54 PM

There is also a Wheelchair RL Challenge Cup fixture on Friday 17th April. North Wales Crusaders vs Mersey Storm. Kick off 7:30pm at Hope Sports Centre, Fagl Lane, Hope Flintshire. Free entry.

#3105447 Crusaders v Thunder

Posted by gogledd on 13 April 2015 - 09:35 AM

Not much to separate the 2 teams but Thunders game management and ability to retain the ball in attacking parts of the pitch gave them a deserved win. Well done Thunder - see you all in September.

#3103588 Last nights Oldham v NW Cru game

Posted by gogledd on 09 April 2015 - 09:58 PM

Thanks to Oldham who were superb opponents last night - two teams giving heart and soul to win that semi-final.


North Wales Crusaders v Swinton in Blackpool Saturday 23rd May. Its going to be a cracker!!

#3103583 north wales

Posted by gogledd on 09 April 2015 - 09:52 PM

Absolutely fantastic game - if a nail-biter - both teams put heart and soul into the 80 minutes. Oldham could quite easily have been the winners and perhaps with a few minutes more could have broken our staunch defence.


Sorry we couldn't have joined you for a few beer after but I'm sure we'll catch up with you during the season.


There was no gloating from the Cru fans who knew very well they had been in a tough battle. The "we're going to Blackpool" songs didn't start until the final whistle had gone and more in relief to be honest.


Finally the match officials were excellent and made good decisions for both sides.


See you all soon.

#3099181 Sunday's match

Posted by gogledd on 02 April 2015 - 05:14 PM

Hi Gogledd.Its good with a bit of harmless banter.Look forward to seeing Crusaders fans.Good set of people who like a laugh and love their rugby.

Always good to see the Roughyeds - home or away.  Bring your singing voices. See you all on Wednesday.

#3098723 Sunday's match

Posted by gogledd on 01 April 2015 - 09:18 PM

See that we got our way.Stick that in your welsh pipe and smoke it.(joke) :)

We asked for the 15th but the RFL wanted to announce the winning teams as soon as possible. According to the Club the "we wont budge" was blown out of proportion and the 8th didn't give anyone any particular problem... but thanks for your comment.. I'll pin it up in the dressing room  for our lads to see. before the game!!

#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)