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#2962519 North Wales 18 Dewsbury 22 - discussion, report, highlights

Posted by gogledd on 20 July 2014 - 08:59 PM

Good to see the Rams fans at the Rock today. Obvoiusly I'm not so happy about the result but I thought you deserved the win as we gave away too many penalties and too many unforced errors. Unfortunately I could have cut and pasted that remark from the last 3 games. We just don't seem to be learning from our mistakes.


Ever the optimist I'm not conviced we are down yet and can still fight for 9th place - its a tough ask but not impossible.


Thanks to the Rams fans for travelling to see us today. We hope you enjoyed your visit and had a safe journey home.

#2962029 North Wales 18 Dewsbury 22 - discussion, report, highlights

Posted by gogledd on 20 July 2014 - 10:21 AM

This one we have to win. Don't know how many times I've written such, but we now must win all our games, whether it be for the highest play-off position available to us and the money for the club, or simply avoiding relegation!

South Wales Crusaders 18-28 Dewsbury.

FTS: Grady.

Att: 686.

Come on lads we need you to be switched for each game. Get that defence in order and remember, "Legs, Dews, Legs"!

Err... if you go to South Wales then your a long way out!

#2960454 North Wales 18 Dewsbury 22 - discussion, report, highlights

Posted by gogledd on 17 July 2014 - 01:44 PM

Thanks. It doesn't rain in Wales does it?

Only on days with a Y in them....

#2959993 North Wales 18 Dewsbury 22 - discussion, report, highlights

Posted by gogledd on 16 July 2014 - 02:33 PM

Did I leave my smiley off? I can't think how that happened.






The package looks attractive. What is the regular entrance charge for concessions (aka old gimmers)?

Standing tickets are £10 for adults and £5 for concessions. There's a £4 upgrade available if you want to sit in the stand. NW Crusaders season tickets have seating in the stand which holds approx. 500. When we go back to the Racecoure regular tickets for the Mold Road stand are £14 for adult and £9 for concessions.


I hope that's helpful


PS don't forget your passports - Wales Border Control are really vigilant at the crossing from England on the A483.

#2958905 Feedback from North Wales Crusaders visit to Sheffield Eagles

Posted by gogledd on 14 July 2014 - 01:24 PM

This post is definitely not aimed at Sheffield Eagles supporters but I would appreciate it if any supporters can pass on my comments to those who organise the stadium and the pre-match hospitality.


1. When we arrived we were told that tickets were £16 - but if we had ordered on-line on the previous Monday we could have had tickets for £12. A heads up e-mail/ facebook message/ forum message would have been appreciated by our supporters, and I am sure that other travelling supporters would appreciate any early notification of ticket deals.  £14 pound gets you a decent seat with a fabulous view in the Glyndwr Racecourse - £16 is asking a lot for terraced standing.


2. We arrived about an hour before the game, expecting to be able to have a pint and sit in a bar in the stadium - but the big glass=fronted bar was only for those with hospitality tickets and the Hare and Hounds bar was restricted to Season Ticket Holders only. We asked and were refused service in both bars. The only bar available to us was the small bar in the ground. Some of our supporters and elderly and would have appreciated a seat and their drinks in comfort. We felt totally unwelcomed and as a consequence left immediately following the game and took our custom to the nearest pub.


3. The matchday prices are rather pricy. Our nearest pub - The Turf, reduces it best selling bitter and lager to £2 on matchdays and his normal prices are £2.70 per pint. Cefn Druids have kept their matchday prices to under £3 for a pint.


4. The stewarding was rather aggressive. One supporter who was in the ground at 13:00 with only a handful of people in the stadium was asked to move from a yellow hatched area as he was 'a fire hazard'


Crusaders fans can put up with poor facilities if they feel welcomed into the stadium and are treated like valued customers. Unfortunately this wasn't the case at Owlerton.


I would like to add a massive thank you to the Eagles Supporters who did offer a warm welcome and provided some great banter - some even offered their season tickets for us to get a pint in the Hare and Hounds. Its always nice to hear the home supporters getting behind their team - and that has been lacking in several stadiums we have visited.


Best of luck for the remainder of the season,

#2952506 Match report Rovers vs Crusaders League

Posted by gogledd on 30 June 2014 - 05:40 PM

Hi Fev fans,


A huge THANK YOU for the hospitality on Sunday and for once I won a raffle - I thought I'd won the Featherstone Ladies team but it turned out to be a bottle of Black Grouse. Very nice thank you and much appreciated on the way home!


Thanks for your friendship and camaraderie through the day and although we had to suffer bling linesmen who can see a forward pass from 4 yards away and Jarod Sammuts perfect kicking display we had a good day out despite the result.


Good luck for the remainder of the season and I hope you get things sorted off the field.

#2949212 Wales RL News

Posted by gogledd on 24 June 2014 - 04:43 PM

North Wales Crusaders U15s third win on the trot - beating the top of the table side.



#2949211 The Cru

Posted by gogledd on 24 June 2014 - 04:40 PM

As a committee member of our Supporters Club it is always heartening to read positive comments from fans of other clubs.  Although a lot of our fans are form the old Crusaders RL we have a significant number of fans new to RL who have joined us since the formation of North Wales Crusaders - and they have stayed with us because we are determined to enjoy ourselves whatever the result.. The Supporters Club have always tried to ensure we can support our team yet maintain a fun, family atmosphere. We are proud of our reputation as fans who approach the game with a smile on our faces and a song on our lips. Our fans always make an effort to meet and chat to opposition fans when we travel and to ensure we welcome travelling fans to our home games.


Once again thanks for posting.

#2948663 Your fans

Posted by gogledd on 23 June 2014 - 04:31 PM

Batley fans were great sports - we had a drubbing but they didn't rub it in and being serenaded by your own chants is fabulous. Thanks for being terrific hosts. What a lovely ground with its own beer garden. and a built in ski slope for the players too!

#2948198 north wales demolition

Posted by gogledd on 22 June 2014 - 07:12 PM

Bit early to write us off as demoted!!  Bulldogs totally outplayed Crusaders today some great tackle busting up the middle and speed to burn on the wings. You were quicker and more determined. Congrats on the win and DIOLCH YN FAWR IAWN - thank you for your warm hospitality.


We need to take a leaf from the Bulldog book and show the same level of skill and determination if we are to remain in the Championship.

#2946715 Wales RL News

Posted by gogledd on 19 June 2014 - 09:13 AM

North Wales Crusaders u15s 28 - 10 Leyland Warriors



#2945078 Whitehaven home

Posted by gogledd on 15 June 2014 - 07:00 PM

Wow. Areal nail-biter but I will take a win any day of the week. Good to see the team playing together and giving everything. The play-of-the-ball was quicker and we had a passionate leader on the pitch (Karl Ashall patting his badge and acknowledging the fans). If we cut out the penalties we could match more teams but 3 points today was the least the players could give to Clive Griffiths in his move to the directors box.

#2945073 13-15/06/14 - The Kingstone Press Championship Match Thread

Posted by gogledd on 15 June 2014 - 06:56 PM

Oh boy - a real nailbiter at The Rock, with the result depending on a missed Whitehaven conversion at the end. From the reaction of the players and supporters (including yours truly, who had thought that he was now at an age where he just took things as they came), you'd think that the club had just won the Grand Final. Really big game coming up next week at Batley.

 If any neutral fans vitisted the Rock today they wouldn't have been disappointed with the game! As a Crusaders fan I could have done with a little less tension! A great game to see Clive off to the directors box - this week we played with passion and speeded up the play-of-the-ball. And we had a leader in Karl Ashall bossing the plays. 100% effort from all the lads. The game could realistically gone either way and well played to Whitehaven in giving us a cracking game. 3 points will make a difference to Crusaders but we have some big games and I'm expecting more nerve shredding!

#2944613 14/06/14 - Catalan Dragons v St Helens KO 6pm

Posted by gogledd on 14 June 2014 - 06:16 PM

Some great tries from Catalan. Even some great not-quite-tries. Pallisier and Escare are well worth watching but when Caltalan are firing they look tremendous. Saints not at the races today.

#2942518 Wales RL News

Posted by gogledd on 10 June 2014 - 04:37 PM



N W Crusaders U15s 54 - 0 Mancunians


Wheelchair RL

N W Crusaders Wheelchair RL - 20 - 32 Liverpool Lions

Swindon St. George 34 - 38 Liverpool Lions

N W Crusaders Wheelchair RL 22 - 34 Swindon St. George