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it seems alot of there fans have short arms and cnt reach the money in their pockets...

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The Gnoll isn't popular for rugby league it seems. I remember another fixture there getting a poor crowd, possibly featuring Wales RL?

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Maybe they should up sticks and move to Pontefract.

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The Gnoll isn't popular for rugby league it seems. I remember another fixture there getting a poor crowd, possibly featuring Wales RL?

The club has the problem of trying to keep it's links with south wales whilst playing in north wales.

It seems to be a PR excersise saying to fans - we still think about you, and saying to juniors - we are still your club for a pro-contract if you make it.

The crowd will provide ammunition for those against expansion as usual.

The key question is can a North wales SL outfit inspire a south wales junior RL without such fixtures being played away from Wrexham.....

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From some reports it might be a good thing that not many people were there to witness events off the field...

Reports suggest - Fans singing YMCA, fighting with stewards, allegations of racist chanting, etc :(:(

Hopefully it was minor things blown up out of proportion...

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From some reports it might be a good thing that not many people were there to witness events off the field...

Reports suggest - Fans singing YMCA, fighting with stewards, allegations of racist chanting, etc :(:(

Hopefully it was minor things blown up out of proportion...

We need Wezza to give his witnes account.

If there's "hassle", he's never far away, it seems....

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According to a poster on another forum the game was very poorly advertised. the Crusaders are not alone in needing to promote the game better and make the sporting public of that town/city fully aware of when they are playing home games with kick off times etc.

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i think a couple of games a year in south wales are needed, but should the magic weekend return to cardiff (as i hope it will!) that could go some ways to helping, crusaders should then look at playing a game against one of the big four at a good south wales venue, and promote the hell out of it, maybe even in conjunction with the magic weekend ie get a magic ticket, half price on the next game in south wales.

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when are folk going to wake up RL will never expand outside Yorkshire Lancashire and Cumbria folk in South Wales North Wales support RU always have always will out of 1495 how many were Cas fans

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when are folk going to wake up RL will never expand outside Yorkshire Lancashire and Cumbria folk in South Wales North Wales support RU always have always will out of 1495 how many were Cas fans

Yes, lets just have our own little northern sport, we can all go back to wearing flat caps and having whippets and eating hovis butties.

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when are folk going to wake up RL will never expand outside Yorkshire Lancashire and Cumbria folk in South Wales North Wales support RU always have always will out of 1495 how many were Cas fans

If this game were played in Wrexham you'd have a point, but it wasn't. The game was the equivalent to MK Dons playing an on the road game in London, the Crusaders are hated in South Wales.

Parksider has raised an interesting dilemma though as while economic sense would dictate scrapping on the road games, they do need to advertise themselves in South Wales to potential players that they're still a Welsh club.

Longer term I could see the possibility of Welsh players playing for the Scorpions and Crusaders being northerners playing in a market that wants to watch RL. The only problem with this is I don't see South Wales ever getting the crowds to support a SL club, though it's not impossible. If Quins moved to say Oxford then that would be much closer than Wrexham for South Wales players (even Twickenham is closer)

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the Crusaders are hated in South Wales.

I certainly know a few RL fans down there - including a couple about five mins from Neath - and none went to yesterday's game.

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when are folk going to wake up RL will never expand outside Yorkshire Lancashire and Cumbria folk in South Wales North Wales support RU always have always will out of 1495 how many were Cas fans

Do they not have full stops and commas in the north? Poor attendance, oh well. I had a good time mainly I did this bizaare thing. I watched the rugby.

I was in the main stand with most of the cas fans in the union end. Didn't hear any dodgy chanting although the coppers were called at some point. Seemed pretty minor to me. Respect to the cas fans who made a long journey. Thanks for the two points.

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Gotta agree with all of that, especially the part I took the liberty to put in bold print.

I am sorry to say that regrettably I forecast that yet again this Welsh experiment would come to nothing. I have witnessed this happen so often that it is sickening to watch it all unfold and inevitably with the same old outcome eventually yet again.

Welsh= RU! RL: not wanted!!

The main reason behind that opinion is that RL is viewed as an ENGLISH version of the game of rugby and for that one aspect alone is regarded as alien.

I would love to be proven wrong but I fear that Wrexham will go the way that the other Welsh forays have and oblivion will once more occur, as sure as eggs is eggs!

Sorry mate that's utter defeatist bollix. The welsh don't hate something just because it's English. There us a lingering disdain in some circles that league took players in years gone by but that's it. League is struggling but it's an unbelievably difficult and expensive thing to grow a sport in a area with other established sports. Whether that's Wales or anywhere else. It takes time, patience, money and luck. Which itself requires will.

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Gotta agree with all of that, especially the part I took the liberty to put in bold print.

I am sorry to say that regrettably I forecast that yet again this Welsh experiment would come to nothing. I have witnessed this happen so often that it is sickening to watch it all unfold and inevitably with the same old outcome eventually yet again.

Welsh= RU! RL: not wanted!!

The main reason behind that opinion is that RL is viewed as an ENGLISH version of the game of rugby and for that one aspect alone is regarded as alien.

I would love to be proven wrong but I fear that Wrexham will go the way that the other Welsh forays have and oblivion will once more occur, as sure as eggs is eggs!

Sorry mate that's utter defeatist bollix. The welsh don't hate something just because it's English. There us a lingering disdain in some circles that league took players in years gone by but that's it. League is struggling but it's an unbelievably difficult and expensive thing to grow a sport in a area with other established sports. Whether that's Wales or anywhere else. It takes time, patience, money and luck. Which itself requires will.

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South Wales Scorpions are given very good coverage by the South Wales Evening Post and by Nation Radio and Bay Radio. The South Wales Echo is okay but not fantastic. Less said about the WRU run Western Mail the better. But very pleased with the South Wales Evening Post that covers Neath, Swansea and further west.

However I agree with BBC's coverage, it's dreadful for all of rugby league but in Wales especially. ITV do something if you kick them a bit, they even showed the Scorpions' win over Rochdale on the news a few weeks ago, but it is all few and far between.

BringbackGB says despite the fantastic win against Cas the only mention that the game will get on BBC or ITV Wales during the sports bulletin will be

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Gotta agree with all of that, especially the part I took the liberty to put in bold print.

I am sorry to say that regrettably I forecast that yet again this Welsh experiment would come to nothing. I have witnessed this happen so often that it is sickening to watch it all unfold and inevitably with the same old outcome eventually yet again.

Welsh= RU! RL: not wanted!!

The main reason behind that opinion is that RL is viewed as an ENGLISH version of the game of rugby and for that one aspect alone is regarded as alien.

I would love to be proven wrong but I fear that Wrexham will go the way that the other Welsh forays have and oblivion will once more occur, as sure as eggs is eggs!

The Welsh experiment or the Crusaders experiment? Go to http://www.walesrugbyleague.co.uk and read about the youngsters, the students etc. Also go to http://www.crusadersrfl.com and take a look at the academy and scholorship sections. All is building very nicely down here in Wales and the numbers playing rugby league increase all the time.

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I don't see the point in Crusaders playing a game in South Wales, a place where they screwed over their fans, they have the Scorpions to concentrate on now. It would be like me giving a good seeing to to my ex to make sure she's fine, but I can't see my girlfriend looking too kindly on it, they should have just played every home game in Wrexham.

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