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#3153841 5 Jul: The Kingstone Press League 1 Match Thread

Posted by gogledd on Yesterday, 06:46 PM

Diolch yn fawr iawn to our hosts at Coventry Bears. A fabulous warm welcome, great fans and staff, super half-time entertainment and a lovely stadium. There was a real family-friendly atmosphere at the game -  lots to be positive about at Bears.

#3151336 Harris on his way out?

Posted by gogledd on 02 July 2015 - 06:31 PM

He was out of his depth at Crusaders RL - edging Nobby out of his coaching role. Nobby took a team of no-hopers to the top 8 of Super League - within a season virtually the same team were bottom of the league.  Lots of pundits said the Crusaders job was too early for Harris.


He allegedly spent a fortune when Wales RL coach, players put on weight and didn't play to their potential in the World Cup, losing all their games and not progressing past the pool stage.


He again replaced Nobby at Salford and took time to establish himself. Perhaps he's never really had the team he build himself but former players were vocal about his lack of management skills... so no real surprise that he may be on his way out.


As others have said - a good second-in-command.

#3150649 27-28 Jun: The Kingstone Press League 1 Match Thread

Posted by gogledd on 01 July 2015 - 06:06 PM

Where they appearing at the international eisteddfod! Hows Benjamin Jullien shaping up?

Nothing to do with the International Eisteddfod -  they were the Lutnia Choir who were visiting Wrexham Community Choir on a return visit after WCC going across to Poland last year. The two choirs sang together at the Racecourse as part of the cultural exchange. WCC sang one Polish song which the Welsh choir had learned and one Welsh song which the Polish choir had learned. I had a hand in setting it up as I'm a member of Wrexham Community Choir and it was a great moment to perform in from of an appreciative crowd.


Benjamin Jullien was a handful for Keighley all game, he tackled like  a Trojan and set up 3 tries - and got a well deserved MotM vote from the Crusaders fans.

#3150391 New England RL kit launch

Posted by gogledd on 30 June 2015 - 11:07 PM

Agreed it was low key, but good to see that they have included all teams in the launch - including the Wheelchair team - I hope other nations will take note.

#3149686 Vote for North Wales Crusaders Wheelchair Team - National Lottery Awards

Posted by gogledd on 29 June 2015 - 05:00 PM

Near the bottom of page 1 after a week so I'm unashamedly bumping this back up to try and attract more votes.

#3148482 Tony Suffolk

Posted by gogledd on 27 June 2015 - 04:16 PM

Your mum is a very wise woman.


Both our chairmen have asked players, staff and fans of both clubs to draw a line under this issue after investigations from the RFL.


I will therefore make this my last post on the matter.


Lets hope that Hornets fans can find it in their hearts to vote for our wheelchair rugby league team who are finalists in the National Lottery Awards 2015. We are in the final 7 of the sports section and its now down to the public vote


You can vote for North Wales Crusaders wheelchair rugby league team by phoning 0844 836 9697 or by visiting www.lotterygoodcauses.org/awards


Many, many thanks if you vote - it can make a huge difference to our very small charity if we do win.

#3148019 Tony Suffolk

Posted by gogledd on 26 June 2015 - 09:44 PM

Then perhaps Gogledd, it's time you took the blinkers off. You have done more stirring than the three Witches in Macbeth. You have gone from a season out, to two weeks out, You've done everything except call for Suffolk's head on a pole and paraded around Wrexham. I think your own respect for fellow Rugby League fans went out the window in a blind but calculated fury.


Maybe the RFL Disciplinary should have a look at Thomson's Twitter A/c.


No one has said the tackle was not a bad one, no one has said that Suffolk didn't deserve a ban, but your single minded witch hunt has gone beyond reasonable mate.


Needless to say, I am very happy the lad has not suffered a season ending injury, and look forward to him returning to the field.


Tat Ta for now,


Kind Regards


The Baron

Hmm. I feel my posts have been more than reasonable. I've stated that I think Suffolk deserved a long ban for a dangerous tackle. That view was supported by the RFL giving him 10 weeks. I've stated that Alex COULD have suffered an more severe injury and thankfully he has not.


  I have been very particular in my choice of phrase and language and have never posted in anger.


I have been particularly frustrated that some people have accused Alex of falsehood and that Crusaders would resort to underhand tactics to get a player a longer ban than he deserved.


I'm hoping that a period of reflection and re-reading my posts will demonstrate that I'm not stirring at all - and that has never been my intention.


Suffolks tackle has been judge by the RFL as 'no place for this type of tackle on a rugby field' - enough said.


#3146743 Tony Suffolk

Posted by gogledd on 24 June 2015 - 09:07 PM

Wow, when I broke my leg I was in plaster for 12 weeks ! It took me 3 more months to start proper training. I wish I'd have had that miracle working physio. This whole incident has left a nasty taste in the mouth right from the beginning. Looks like we've been shafted again if that report is true.

So what's your point?


Alex Thomson not badly injured enough for you? Suffolk's tackle was deemed Grade F and the RFL took the view it was severe enough for a 10 game ban. How exactly have you been shafted?

#3146736 Vote for North Wales Crusaders Wheelchair Team - National Lottery Awards

Posted by gogledd on 24 June 2015 - 08:55 PM

We are absolutely thrilled that North Wales Crusaders Wheelchair Team has been selected as a finalist in the National Lottery Awards 2015. We are down to the final 7 projects from the sports category out of the 620 projects nominated. We are the only ones who represent disability sport! We are the only ones in Wales, the only rugby league representative, and we are probably the smallest charity to be in the competition. This is massive recognition of our coaching staff, players & volunteers who help to put this on. Everyone are volunteers giving time and money to build this community game.

So how can you help! well we've passed every criteria required and an independent panel from the National lottery has decided we are worthy of going forward to the finals, Its now over to the public vote.

We need your votes to win the Best Sport Project in the National Lottery Awards! Voting is easy call 0844 836 9697 to vote for us.


Would your colleagues, family and friends support us as well? Every vote counts, so thanks for your support! Telephone voting calls cost 5p maximum, though a connection charge may be applied by some networks, so please check with your provider.


You can also vote at www.lotterygoodcauses.org.uk/awards

#3145098 Tony Suffolk

Posted by gogledd on 22 June 2015 - 09:25 AM

... He's been getting " threatening calls " at home.

That's not good. I sincerely hope he's reported those calls to the Police.

#3143570 Tony Suffolk

Posted by gogledd on 19 June 2015 - 01:06 PM

Great post Snoopy!

There has been some tripe posted on here.

Plain and simple........I think most of realise it wasn't good at all, however he's been caught doing it and will get the punishment the RFL believe is appropriate.


This forum was dead in the water before this.A bit unusual to plaster it all over social media,and everywhere Hung drawn and quartered even before he is up before the beak.

Is this the video the panel see along with the guy shouting "You dirty ####"?

Omskirknet: Sorry... I must have missed something... what "tripe" exactly has  been posted on this subject?


MH: I've been posting on League 1 forum for some time and comment on other clubs forums - usually to welcome them to the Racecourse. I fail to see how you can mount any defence given the video evidence. I can't see anyway anyone could look at that tackle and say Suffolk didn't intend to injure Thompson. Video of tackles are plastered over social media for other incidents so this one isn't an exception by any measure.  And surely someone shouting, even using foul language, is no defence for Suffolk doing what he did.


As has been pointed out, Alex is now unable to do his usual job and will sit out the rest of the season on the sideline due to the injury. I sincerely home the RFL give him the full penalty of 8 weeks suspension.

#3142977 13-14 Jun: The Kingstone Press League 1 Match Thread

Posted by gogledd on 18 June 2015 - 06:27 PM

https://twitter.com/...958&nid=244 591


That must be a long ban?


Shocking to try and injure an opponent

Alex is now having to take unpaid leave from his regular work and wont play again for the Crusaders for the rest of the season. Tony Suffolk should receive the same treatment - banned for the rest of the season.

#3137499 Welcome to Oldham

Posted by gogledd on 08 June 2015 - 07:37 PM

I bet your gutted.I suppose you can't be everywhere.

Gutted I wasn't at the game... a very surreal experience sitting in the sunshine on top of the Waterloo memorial (Butte de Lion) in Waterloo, Belgium after finishing working on a cycleing challenge - with a glass of champagne getting the scores texted to me by Number 7!!

#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.