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16/06/13 - Kingstone Press Championship 1 Match Thread

Which game will provide the narrowest winning margin?   11 members have voted

  1. 1. Which game will provide the narrowest winning margin?

    • Gateshead Thunder v Rochdale Hornets
      1
    • Hemel Stags v North Wales Crusaders
      7
    • London Skolars v Gloucestershire All Golds
      0
    • South Wales Scorpions v Oldham
      3

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Yep.  No excuses. Stags were the better tam on the day. Excellent defence, took their points when on offer and were well deserved winners. I am sure Clive and John will work the boys hard now and we need to get back to winning ways next week in preparation for Rochdale.

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Great support from the Crusaders fans, it really made for a great atmosphere and sparked us Hemel fans into life also

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Great support from the Crusaders fans, it really made for a great atmosphere and sparked us Hemel fans into life also

The Cru fans are a terrific bunch.  I've missed them at the games in Superleague.

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I,m glad to see the attendance was a vast improvement on the recent one of 122. How many of the crowd would you estimate were locals as opposed to Crusader's fans?

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wouldnt like to state with any certainty, there were a lot of Welsh there but Stags fans were definitely the majority.

The 122 crowd is something of an outlier and I wouldnt take that as proof of anything. A game in the NRC against the same opposition in absolutely torrential rain, with no roof, got 57 more through the gate. The dead rubber game against North Wales on a weeknight featuring both sides reserves got more than 122.

The ridiculous decision to schedule Championship games over the same weekend as the Magic Weekend probably had a lot to do with how low it was. Still dont understand why they still do that.

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We'll be at Filtrona Park - always a good trip up there.

 

I'll have a punt at:

 

 

  1. Gateshead Thunder v Rochdale Hornets - Hornets by 30
  2. Hemel Stags v North Wales Crusaders - Crusaders by 30
  3. London Skolars v Gloucestershire All Golds - Skolars by 30
  4. South Wales Scorpions v Oldham - Scorpions by 13  ;)

I know nowt, me.

 

Fantastic result for fellow Co-operative Hemel: got a big cheer at Filtrona Park.

All Golds gave a good account of themselves and Oldham stole it at the death.

 

Despite the score, Gateshead gave it a good go: first quarter of an hour they really took the game to us. Losing their half-back did them no favours. Bit a great day out (again) in South Shields. Sun cracking the flags, good game, good banter with the Thunder fans (appreciating their appreciation of our appreciating their comments the highlight). Good luck to to the Thunder boys - they deserve a win soon.

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I,m glad to see the attendance was a vast improvement on the recent one of 122. How many of the crowd would you estimate were locals as opposed to Crusader's fans?

I would say about 2 thirds were supporting Hemel, but they came from afar a field as Leeds (no i dont class that as local).

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There were 44 on the Crusaders supporters bus and probably a few more than that made their own way. Maybe 120 visiting fans in all, but saw Crusaders fans from Derby, Stoke and Salford.

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I know nowt, me.

 

Fantastic result for fellow Co-operative Hemel: got a big cheer at Filtrona Park.

All Golds gave a good account of themselves and Oldham stole it at the death.

 

Despite the score, Gateshead gave it a good go: first quarter of an hour they really took the game to us. Losing their half-back did them no favours. Bit a great day out (again) in South Shields. Sun cracking the flags, good game, good banter with the Thunder fans (appreciating their appreciation of our appreciating their comments the highlight). Good luck to to the Thunder boys - they deserve a win soon.

There appeared some concern from Oldham & Hornets pre-season regarding CC1 & yet this post paints a whole new picture.

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Oh, it's an enjoyable season, but we're in the middle of a run of Oxford, Gateshead, London, NW Crusaders and Hemel consecutively away and it's a huge ask of clubs and fans to do that. We took about half the crowd at Oxford and Gateshead, but with the cost and travelling involved, we'll be down to the hard-core at London.

 

By the time we've paid £77 for the train, a fiver for the tube, £12 admission, lunch, a programme, a drink plus a few bits, I imagine we'll be into £120 - and that's a really, really big ask of quite a few of our travelling fans.

 

In terms of distances, it's taken some getting used to, but Gateshead and Cheltenham are no worse than going to Whitehaven, really. London and Hemel are the killers.

 

On the plus side, we're getting to tick off loads of new grounds, meet loads of new RL fans and do a bit of 'on the road bonding' with the team. It's a tough slog, but so far, so good.

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wouldnt like to state with any certainty, there were a lot of Welsh there but Stags fans were definitely the majority.

The 122 crowd is something of an outlier and I wouldnt take that as proof of anything. A game in the NRC against the same opposition in absolutely torrential rain, with no roof, got 57 more through the gate. The dead rubber game against North Wales on a weeknight featuring both sides reserves got more than 122.

The ridiculous decision to schedule Championship games over the same weekend as the Magic Weekend probably had a lot to do with how low it was. Still dont understand why they still do that.

 

Thanks for that information. It goes a long way to explain why that crowd was so low. Some people are using that crowd as a benchmark for failure for your club and i'm happy that this information is now in the publiv domain as a counter to that negativity.

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Thanks for that information. It goes a long way to explain why that crowd was so low. Some people are using that crowd as a benchmark for failure for your club and i'm happy that this information is now in the publiv domain as a counter to that negativity.

Will it stop him though?

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I think, if my figures are correct, the Stags average league attendance so far is 384. Not sure how many can be put down to freebies - a fair few in the crowd against Oldham were kids who'd played in a mini festival beforehand for example- but I'd say that's pretty respectable for the first steps on the path to world domination. For the remainding games I'd expect the crowds against Hornets and Oxford to both be 300+ and for a bumper crowd for the El Classico against the Skolars.

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For the remainding games I'd expect the crowds against Hornets and Oxford to both be 300+ and for a bumper crowd for the El Classico against the Skolars.

 

When is that? Depending on the date, I might come along considering I am 30mins away.

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Will it stop him though?

 

St Paul had an epiphany and saw the light. Where there's life, there's hope.

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You can view some highlights of the Hemel Stags v North Wales Crusaders game, plus post match interviews with both Coaches at www.mydeetv.tv  

  Is the link you posted correct?  I can seem to access the website.

 

Again...well done to Stags as they receive Premier TV "Performance of the Week" and 3 Players in the "Team of the Week". A well deserved place for North Wales Crusaders Jono Smith too. Well done Jono.

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