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gogledd

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#3184432 World Cup Legacy

Posted by gogledd on 30 August 2015 - 05:47 PM

From a personal perspective:  I volunteered and got involved in Team 13. I met loads of great people and got to go to 9 different venues to watch games and take some friends with me.

 

Following the World Cup I was invited to be team manager for Wales wheelchair RL and I'm now in my second season helping the team with logistics, training events and competition games.

This led me to volunteer as the team manager for North Wales Crusaders wheelchair RL team - our aim this year was to hold a taster event (done) an mini-festival (done) and host all our league and cup games (done).

 

There are probably dozens of other stories like mine - and this is the real legacy.




#3184416 Start your Challenge Cup Weekend at London Skolars

Posted by gogledd on 30 August 2015 - 04:58 PM

Fantastic Friday Night Lights yet again. Thank you and well done to all at Skolars who were involved in hosting the event, selling food and drink and generally making us feel very welcome.

 

Once again we drank all the beer!!

 

Tremendous.




#3184412 Barrow away.

Posted by gogledd on 30 August 2015 - 04:48 PM

Sorry Mick - we ain't going out of the top 5 without a fight. ANother 16-man team performance at Skolars puts us in the hot seat.




#3182840 championship 1 new format.

Posted by gogledd on 26 August 2015 - 05:18 PM

That seems a fairer system than this year arrangements. Not sure how they pick who plays home or away for the first 15-week stage of League 1 but at least all teams play each other before the split.




#3181319 League 1: London Skolars away - Friday Night Lights 28 August

Posted by gogledd on 23 August 2015 - 04:21 PM

One of the best fixtures in the Rugby League calendar - Friday Night Lights, the eve of the Challenge Cup fixture at London Skolars.

 

Rochdale Hornets and Barrow will definitely have a eye on this fixture - win all our 3 remaining games and we will end up in 5th place in League 1 and then head into the play-offs. Lose and we could hand a play-off place to the Hornets.

 

Apart from the excitement of the game itself Friday Night Lights is a festival of rugby league with junior and masters games, a beer festival and lots of Welsh singing!  Don't forget to pack your Hawaiian shirts!

 

There is a Supporters bus running as usual. Book your place at Glyndwr University Sports Centre for only £25. THe bus leaves the Turf at 2:30pm on Friday.




#3181298 Mid Season Assessment

Posted by gogledd on 23 August 2015 - 04:05 PM

Oh my oh my!! What a set of results today!!  All to play for to get the 5th spot now

 

North Wales Crusaders can get a maximum of 31 point, Rochdale Hornets can now only get a maximum of 30 points and Barrow Raiders 28... and Barrow and Rochdale play each other on 5th September, the day before we play York. Wow! Its really squeaky bum time! 




#3180200 york v crusaders

Posted by gogledd on 21 August 2015 - 12:03 PM

If  York played like they did last night Oldham will have no trouble against them in hte play-offs. We had 16 players available - some playing through injury - only 3 forwards on the interchange bench.  Our full back was off for 15 minutes with a head injury and York scored 3 tries with our players out of position.. to be fair York played much better in the second half speeding up their game and our lads were visibly tiring.

 

A fully fit Oldham will beat York in my opinion.




#3179941 League 1; York City Knights away - 20th August

Posted by gogledd on 21 August 2015 - 12:32 AM

Literally a game of 2 halves!!

 

Cru were well in control at 0 - 28 but then let a few sloppy tries in and were un against a rejuvenated York who played with the momentum in the second half. TJ absence was noticed by York as Cru had players out of position and they took advantage - once we had TJ back things settled down. York gave away a penalty they didn't need to and TJ slotted over for us to win by 2.

 

Exhausting enough game to watch never mind play in. Full effort from all the boys. Dalli kicked well and Benjamin was brilliant particularly in the first half.

 

Can Keighley do us a favour on Sunday?




#3179940 what a game

Posted by gogledd on 21 August 2015 - 12:25 AM

Sorry we had to dash off - we usually stick around for a song and a pint. Just in now at 1:15am but well worth the trip!




#3179388 League 1; York City Knights away - 20th August

Posted by gogledd on 20 August 2015 - 09:01 AM

I'm not sure what to make of this one. York sit in second but many think its because they were placed in the 'southern' half of the league (??? I don't understand why either) which meant that their fixtures have been predominantly against 'southern' clubs.

 

Whatever the reasons they must have won sufficient games to be in that position - and they've beaten Swinton and Hornets - something we haven't done.

 

So what are our prospects?  First we have to get 17 players out onto the pitch and that will be an achievement in itself. Our lads are decimated by injuries and many of them are long term. We have a number of key players out and Muzza will have to do the best with who he has left.

 

One thing is for certain - we have to win all our remaining games to stand a chance of getting to the play-offs; even then we have to rely on Hornets slipping up on their run in - a possibility at Keighley. So lets get behind the lads and cheer them on at York.

 

PS the fixture has changed venue - its now to be played at Heworth ARLFC




#3178775 Mid Season Assessment

Posted by gogledd on 18 August 2015 - 07:36 PM

As stated in my post of last night goggled we are now guaranteed 4th place if we win our 3 home games against Gloucester/Oxford and South Wales so you do need to win all remaining games and hope that Rochdale slip up for 5th place

Thanks for the confirmation. I think with our ever-growing list of injuries we will be rather fortunate to make the play-offs. In fairness to Hornets - they've beaten us twice this season so I doubt they will slip up at this stage. We are playing with the walking wounded and our lads look shattered. Everyone who pulled a Cru shirt on this season is a hero in my eyes... whether we get to the play-off or not.




#3178335 15-16 Aug: Kingstone Press League 1 Match Thread

Posted by gogledd on 17 August 2015 - 08:47 PM

If North Wales Crusaders are still in League 1 we will definitely be running a trip to Toulouse. A fair few of us have been across to Perpignon (as the Catalans Dragons Supporters (North Wales Branch!)) and to Lens ans Albi to support Wales. I'd certainly look forward to a trip to France.




#3176977 Match at Wrexham this Sunday kick-off 2.30pm

Posted by gogledd on 16 August 2015 - 12:07 AM

Firstly - Croeso cynes i pawb - a warm welcome to everyone from  Swinton particularly is you haven;t traveled to the Racecourse. 

 

 

The Cru fans are normally in the Turf Hotel. the pub ajecent to the stadium, before and after the game. Ther is some limited parking at the pub so any fans with buses or minibuses are advised to contact the pub to arrange parking. Tere is also parking nearby at the University but you have to pay there.

 

There is a pre-game Curry Club which is available to home and away supporters - see the Crusaders website.

 

We encourage all away fans to join us for a chat a pint and asong before and after the game.

 

See you all on Sunday

 

gog




#3174927 League 1: Home to Swinton - Sunday 16th August

Posted by gogledd on 12 August 2015 - 02:07 PM

After a battering game against Hornets we get two players back from suspension but still have a long list of injured players.

 

Lets hope Muzza has been down to poundland and bought some evostick to spray on everyones hands.. and hopefully TJ will get his kicking mojo back too.

 

Swinton are in decent form of late so it will be another game we need top defence, total concentration, play together as a team and take our chances when they come.




#3174924 Mid Season Assessment

Posted by gogledd on 12 August 2015 - 02:01 PM

Yet another crunch game on Sunday (16th) for Crusaders!!  We have 2 returning from suspension but our list of injured players gets ever longer - two more out after the game at Hornets... best get a few of us to polish our boots!

 

Just hoping we stick to the assessment criteria an produce a home win.  Then we still have York (home and away), Skolars and Thunder.

 

All to play for.