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EssexRL

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In Topic: 2015 'New Era' Season Fixtures in Monday's League Express

Today, 10:02 AM

Good call.

 

Ditto

 

2 of my 3 wishes came true!

London Skolars v North Wales Crusaders at Friday Night Lights (order plenty of beer and prepare for the invasion of Hawaiian shirt-wearing Welsh folk!)

South Wales Scorpions v North Wales Crusaders (10th May) - hopefully to be played at Cardiff Arms Park - TBC.

 

I also think Gatehead Thunder should have arranged a Friday Northern Lights game on the Friday before Magic Weekend - it would seem to be a clear financial winner for Thunder.

 

What I don't understand is why there are League 1 games (and probably Championship games) on the same weekend as the Magic Weekend in Newcastle. I'd love to go to St James Park but with Crusaders playing on Sunday I have to assess whether it is do-able - travelling time and costs are major considerations.

 

Agree on all points - beer, I really enjoyed seeing Skolars/Scorps at CAP - great if you two play there, great idea re Gateshead and yes silly about the Sunday post GF match.

 

On the last point I think RL fans differ from other sports in that on the whole we are happy to watch other teams than our own. Having matches the day after the GF will affect attendance.


In Topic: 2015 'New Era' Season Fixtures in Monday's League Express

Today, 09:58 AM

Am I the only one not looking forward to this new system/format? Call me negative etc but I just don't see how this is going to help the game in general. I personally think its a backward step but I sincerely hope I'm wrong and the game prospers with this new system but I just can't see how it will personally. F

 

For current C1 clubs it is a major step forward. With the loss of the NR Cup we had far two many weeks with no games. An expanded league means clubs play every week. The issue may be the difference in standard between ex Championship teams and the old C1 teams, which might lead to less competitive games perhaps. We will see.


In Topic: 2015 'New Era' Season Fixtures in Monday's League Express

Yesterday, 10:23 AM

Championship teams each have 11 home games and in Cumbria the two clubs, Workington and Whitehaven, are at home together on 7 occasions.


I should imagine there is less sharing of fans in Cumbria but if not that's a bit daft too

In Topic: 2015 'New Era' Season Fixtures in Monday's League Express

Yesterday, 10:22 AM

I see that the Crusaders are the Skolars' opponents for the Cup Final Eve Friday Night Lights game.


If its anything like when we met two years ago, it will be great...plus it is going to be back at Enfield

In Topic: 2015 'New Era' Season Fixtures in Monday's League Express

19 October 2014 - 08:50 PM

London Skolars first game a local derby against Hemel. Broncos first game at home to Dewsbury. Looks though that there are a number of home games clashes which is crazy.