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Harlequins RL vs Bradford Bulls

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No Howell for Harlequins either Spicer.

Indeed. Looking bleak isnt it ?

I bet Ricky,Sykesey and Worrincy will each have a decent game.

Still at least I`ll enjoy the friday crawl round the M25. :D

Hopefully the U20`s will put a smile on our faces versus their Bulls counterparts

in the warm up fixture.

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Hmm. Seems it's 'half go for the play-offs, half blood some young 'uns' for the rest of the season.

I'm not sure there is much of a decision to take to be honest, if we don't give the kids a go who do we play? They've not let us down when asked to do a job, and to be fair, seeing the improvement in young players is (almost?) as good as seeing a win. I'm expecting big games from the returning former Quins too, they may be the ones to swing the result our way.

The one minor surprise for me, unless he's injured, is not including Southernwood, as he's not done anything wrong.

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I'm not sure there is much of a decision to take to be honest, if we don't give the kids a go who do we play? They've not let us down when asked to do a job, and to be fair, seeing the improvement in young players is (almost?) as good as seeing a win. I'm expecting big games from the returning former Quins too, they may be the ones to swing the result our way.

The one minor surprise for me, unless he's injured, is not including Southernwood, as he's not done anything wrong.

He hasn't has he, maybe this might be an indication of McNamara taking things a bit serious, but then you see Worrincy in the side and think nope he isn't.

So then looking at the squad of players:

Addy, Halley, L'Estrange, Hall, Lynch, Sheriffe, Crossley, Finigan, Kopczak, Sykes, Menzies, Reardon, Godwin, Nero, Kearney, Whitehead, Worrincy, Langley, Platt.

I think we'll see this line up tomorrow.

Kearney

Sheriffe

Platt

Nero

Finnigan

Sykes

Addy

Lynch

L'Estrange

Kopzcak

Langley

Whitehead

Menzies

Godwin

Crossley

Hall

Worrincy

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He hasn't has he, maybe this might be an indication of McNamara taking things a bit serious, but then you see Worrincy in the side and think nope he isn't.

So then looking at the squad of players:

Addy, Halley, L'Estrange, Hall, Lynch, Sheriffe, Crossley, Finigan, Kopczak, Sykes, Menzies, Reardon, Godwin, Nero, Kearney, Whitehead, Worrincy, Langley, Platt.

I think we'll see this line up tomorrow.

Kearney

Sheriffe

Platt

Nero

Finnigan

Sykes

Addy

Lynch

L'Estrange

Kopzcak

Langley

Whitehead

Menzies

Godwin

Crossley

Hall

Worrincy

I'd expect probably Godwin to start at 9 with L'Estrange at seven, though to be fair there is nothing wrong with your permutation. Addy should get his chance in the halves imo, though maybe not from the kick off. It all tends to become a bit fluid anyway after the kick off as to who plays where on the field, with wingers moving into centre on defence, and who plays acting half etc. Addy could play more at acting half on attack with L'Estrange taking the hooker's defensive role, if you get my drift. Of course it might be the other way round but I think I'm in danger of confusing myself at the mo so I'll stop whilst I'm ahead........ :lol:

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Yet again the Quins target floating Soccer and Rugby Union fans. See this from an e-mail to the Union ST Holders burgled from their website.

Quins RL vs Bradford Bulls

On Friday 9th July, Quins RL will be playing their only Friday evening fixture this season and with the barmy weather that we've been experiencing, it would be a great opportunity to sample 'Summer Rugby'. As a Union Season Ticket holder you are able to get tickets for this match for

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And it does not matter how you market the product if the product - Quins RL - is cack as results at Home suggest..

Brian Mac says this is not an issue. He says there has been enough encouragement on the field for people to get behind.

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I'd expect probably Godwin to start at 9 with L'Estrange at seven, though to be fair there is nothing wrong with your permutation. Addy should get his chance in the halves imo, though maybe not from the kick off. It all tends to become a bit fluid anyway after the kick off as to who plays where on the field, with wingers moving into centre on defence, and who plays acting half etc. Addy could play more at acting half on attack with L'Estrange taking the hooker's defensive role, if you get my drift. Of course it might be the other way round but I think I'm in danger of confusing myself at the mo so I'll stop whilst I'm ahead........ :lol:

Are you Steve Mac and that`s why they`re confused :)

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Brian Mac says this is not an issue. He says there has been enough encouragement on the field for people to get behind.

He is right, as there is invariably plenty to encourage the away fans on the field of play.

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Are you Steve Mac and that`s why they`re confused :)

No, mate I'm not, though I think my team talks would be brilliant!! Really just pointing out that 'named' positions on the team sheet aren't necessarily a guide to where they'll line up during the game. Of course you could be right and they're just confused.

Though maybe not as much as me. :P

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He is right as there is invariably plenty to encourage the away fans.

For sure; nice ground, good atmosphere, usually (win or lose) a good game. What more could we want?

On this occasion maybe not having to set off at 12:00 Friday and then returning home around 03:30 would be better, most people still have jobs to go to (at the moment anyway B) ), even though Quins fans have this problem far more often than us 'up North', it's going to put a lot off going today I'm afraid.

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Yet again the Quins target floating Soccer and Rugby Union fans. See this from an e-mail to the Union ST Holders burgled from their website.

When will they ever learn that Soccer fans and Union fans always revert back to their primary sport when its in season and that the club has no future unless it convinces approx 5,000 Southerners to adopt League as at least one of their Primary Sports.

And it does not matter how you market the product if the product - Quins RL - is cack as results at Home suggest..

To be honest mate I think it's a no brainer that Quins will target sports fans; that 's what every club does, when you think about it. There is no great swathe of RL fans to attract to the Stoop, there aren't that many in the whole south of England. They have a whole database of union fans so it's an obvious target, and whether they revert as you call it, or maybe only go to RL again occasionally, it's a gain. If they never go again but leave with some grudging respect for the game, that in itself is a gain.

As for soccer, there are many soccer/rugby league fans who follow two teams. Some might be primarily soccer fans and some might be mainly rugby fans. There are many who have a great personal/family crisis every time fixtures clash. All in all, there is a lot of evidence to suggest that there is much in RL which a soccer fan will find good to watch. For me it's a good call by Quins, and their recent poor run of form has nothing whatever to do with it. They seem a soundly set up club and something as transitory as 'form' won't change that.

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For sure; nice ground, good atmosphere, usually (win or lose) a good game. What more could we want?

On this occasion maybe not having to set off at 12:00 Friday and then returning home around 03:30 would be better, most people still have jobs to go to (at the moment anyway B) ), even though Quins fans have this problem far more often than us 'up North', it's going to put a lot off going today I'm afraid.

Yes its a pain all round really. That said to be fair to Quins Rl its understandable while they are trialling this friday

fixture as we dont exactly have them hanging from the rafters saturday or sundays. I would normally allow 90 mins

driving at least, but today will leave at 4. I would perhaps have done my usual 4 hour round trip on the train, but as I am up early to drive to Cardiff in the morning want the guarantee getting home at a reasonable time.

Just hope its a decent game when we get there. :)

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For sure; nice ground, good atmosphere, usually (win or lose) a good game. What more could we want?

On this occasion maybe not having to set off at 12:00 Friday and then returning home around 03:30 would be better, most people still have jobs to go to (at the moment anyway B) ), even though Quins fans have this problem far more often than us 'up North', it's going to put a lot off going today I'm afraid.

I'm leaving at 13:00, should be a nice trip down with the weather as it is.

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I'm not going. Don't like Friday games whatsoever, and not convenient to get there after work.

Problem with a Friday game in Twattters is that you have to head home after the end rather than enjoy a good few beers

Also the opposition is poor and will only bring a taxi-full (driven by Tommy ;)

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For once Lobby I have to agree, but you can't help but question the wisdom of playing this game on a Friday evening.

There is just the one supporters bus coming down tonight, so we'll have a maximum of 150/200 supporters tonight.

So the crowd will be a poor one, for sure.

Just on the M1 going down now, passing Sheffield to my right.

Fingers crossed there is no trouble unlike last years crawl on the M25.

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For once Lobby I have to agree, but you can't help but question the wisdom of playing this game on a Friday evening.

There is just the one supporters bus coming down tonight, so we'll have a maximum of 150/200 supporters tonight.

So the crowd will be a poor one, for sure.

Just on the M1 going down now, passing Sheffield to my right.

Fingers crossed there is no trouble unlike last years crawl on the M25.

Funnily enough have just checked the M25 via the Rac site and unbelielably there only appears to

be one problem on the Kent / Surrrey border which wont affect you. Dare say when I venuture out come 1600

things will have changed. Have a good journey down

************* Update ***************

M25 still looking good as at 1540 Off myself now. See you there then.

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Cheers for the information Spicer, although we've yet to hit the M25 yet, seeing as we stopped off at the services for a bite to eat and toilet break.

At least the sun is out :)

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Make that scorching hot, the car thermometer is clocking 33 degrees outside.

Looks like we'll save the rain for next weeks visit of Salford to Odsal.

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Well good evening from a warm and barmy Twickenham.

No team news as of yet, but Stuart Reardon played in the U20's so they'll be no place for him in tonights encounter.

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If anyone is reading this at the game, we're thinking of going over the railway bridge to the Cabbage Patch for a few after the game.

As soon as any team news arrives, I'll post it here.

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BRADFORD BULLS: Kearney, Sheriffe, Platt, Nero, Halley, Addy, Sykes, Lynch, L'Estrange, Kopczak, Whitehead, Langley, Menzies.

With Godwin, Hall, Crossley, Worrincy on the bench.

The Harlequins line up with some notable absentees.

I've got a strange feeling we'll break our losing duck tonight.

*fingers crossed ;)

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We'll have the kick-off in five minutes and at a guess it must still be around 20 degrees here.

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It's slap bang on 8pm and Harlequins get us underway here and the Bulls will have the first use of the ball.

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