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What a result - a 42 -16 hammering of the big spenders and Crook with 9 goals - showing that the recent performances against Leigh were no fluke.  Unfortunately, no team will underestimate us now.  Keep on building/improving Hornets and who knows come the shake out?   Well done to all concerned and Happy Easter.  Great!

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I'm absolutely over the moon at this result.  All along IT has said that we would put up a good challenge to stay up even though we were behind the 8 ball by having smallest budget and 5 clubs being relegated but now we're putting a good run together.  Crusaders didn't even come close to a Bonus Point either!!!

 

All the division will be prepared for a fight as we climb the division!!

 

Let's hope the stayaways will come and give us another chance now we're on our way back up!!

 

Pugwash.

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The man of the match today was....all 17 of them. What a superb performance, we controlled the game from start to finish. North Wales (and you know who I mean) tried to draw us into a fight, but we stuck to the game plan and gave them a lesson in Rugby League. Awesome try's and great kicking put us head and shoulders above the opposition, and it was great to see us play at full steam in the first ten minutes of both halves.

 

Well done to everyone, keep it up, there are more shocks to come I'm sure.

 

Thanks for a great day out.

 

Oh, forgot to mention the supporters, who outshouted the opposition supporters all the game, and they had two drums.

 

Kind Regards, from a very happy Baron

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Well done 'Ornits!

 

Spelly.

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Fantastic display Hornets!The Ratu try with that dummy was straight out of the top drawer.Would have had Hemmings and Stevo purring.

Keep that form up and we have every chance.

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well done hornets......after the touch up you got at post office road, you have really turned it around in the weeks since....keep it going !!!

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Well done Hornets you easily deserved the victory yesterday and scored some great tries in the process.

 

We need to dust ourselves off and learn from our disappointment.

 

I'd like to add a great big THANK YOU to all the Hornets supporters who donated to the North Wales Crusaders Wheelchair RL Team bucket collection - we raised just over £200 so DIOLCH YN FAWR IAWN.

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And DIOLCH YN FAWR IAWN. to you gogledd, for the welcome we had from the Cru supporters in the Turf and in the stand.

 

Thanks

 

Kind Regards

The Baron

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We were great Tyrone.Best since the GF.Need to keep going before we go on the road. Swinton,Worky and Fax, all at Spotland.

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We were great Tyrone.Best since the GF.Need to keep going before we go on the road. Swinton,Worky and Fax, all at Spotland.

Mrs Shoelaces said we were great. She's been giving me a bit of stick today. There seems to be a great team spirit at the Club these days. Both on and off the pitch we seem to be pulling together. If we can win two of those three we should be well set up.

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Clive Griffiths labelled Cru as "disgusting" and that we didnt have a lot to  do to win the game, League Express.

Very sour grapes.The fact is Hornets played them off the park.

Long may it continue.

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I think we're all missing the real hero in this matter?!?!?

Ever since I think it was Bolton Roughyed pompously crowed that we hadn't shown any real improvement yet we've really hit the straps and are now climbing the Championship.

f you call in and look me up pal we'll have a pint!!

Pugwash.

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Clive Griffiths labelled Cru as "disgusting" and that we didnt have a lot to  do to win the game, League Express.

Very sour grapes.The fact is Hornets played them off the park.

Long may it continue.

Typical Clive Griffith comment. Giving no credit at all to an excellent Hornets performance. All Crusaders could offer was brawn and no skill.

I'm still waiting for him to complain about the number of Saints players we had as he has previously done.

Finally how petty was it of the Crusaders announcer to deliberately NOT announce any of the a Hornets scores. Bad manners and pathetic in my opinion.

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Yes it was funny, Julie having to shout out our scores.They wiped the  score off immediately.Wonder if he fronts up to the fans in the bar like Ian Talbot does win or lose.Calling his players disgusting wont get him very far.

Bad day at the office.Lost to an excellent Hornets side, would be more appropiate.

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There are no sour grapes.

 

Rochdale last year were an also ran, but this year your performance was top notch, and it's not a one off. You fully deserved your win, you put on a great performance, congratulations.

 

The frustration is what's happened to the Crusaders. We've serious glitches, hopefully we can work them out.

 

Anyway good luck for the rest of the season.

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The most pleasing part for me was the fact we played at a high tempo and intensity for the full 80 mins. In previous games we have switched off and let teams either create a gap that we’ve not been able to overturn or been way out in front and give teams a sniff of getting a result. Some great rugby played and that finish from Ratu was absolute class. Quality from the Hornets Support as usual!! :biggrin:

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Typical Clive Griffith comment. Giving no credit at all to an excellent Hornets performance. All Crusaders could offer was brawn and no skill.

I'm still waiting for him to complain about the number of Saints players we had as he has previously done.

Finally how petty was it of the Crusaders announcer to deliberately NOT announce any of the a Hornets scores. Bad manners and pathetic in my opinion.

I think Clive was concentrating on chastising our performance; I'm not sure there was any sour grapes regarding how Rochdale performed. You won at a canter and 'outplayed us in every department' - and that is on the NWC website for all to read.

 

I doubt very much that Clive Griffiths will complain about Saints players when we have loan Widnes players on the books at Crusaders. Plus that would just be making excuses for what was a dreadful performance from our players.

 

I was at the ground and heard scores being announced all the way through the game - whichever side scored - perhaps you guys were celebrating so loudly you just missed the announcements. They definitely were made and you could hear them quite clearly in the library-quiet section of the Cru support!! We definitely don't go in for bad manners at Crusaders and are rightly proud of our friendly welcome to all opposition supporters.

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I have it on authority from Mrs Shoelaces who was actually there that not a single Hornets try, goal or penalty was announced.

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I think Clive was concentrating on chastising our performance; I'm not sure there was any sour grapes regarding how Rochdale performed. You won at a canter and 'outplayed us in every department' - and that is on the NWC website for all to read.

 

I doubt very much that Clive Griffiths will complain about Saints players when we have loan Widnes players on the books at Crusaders. Plus that would just be making excuses for what was a dreadful performance from our players.

 

I was at the ground and heard scores being announced all the way through the game - whichever side scored - perhaps you guys were celebrating so loudly you just missed the announcements. They definitely were made and you could hear them quite clearly in the library-quiet section of the Cru support!! We definitely don't go in for bad manners at Crusaders and are rightly proud of our friendly welcome to all opposition supporters.

My original post was not clear for which I apologise.

You are correct that your announcer did give the score on each occasion, but my gripe was that he never once announced the names of Hornets individual scorers, which in my opinion was extremely poor.

It's the first time I can ever remember that happening!!!

Regarding my comment about Mr Griffith, it was tongue in cheek after all the whinging he did last season about DL, only to find that this season he has joined the DL brigade.

We look forward to welcome in you all tomSpotland later in the year.

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I will certainly pass on your comments to the guy who does the announcements. I would think the only explanation I can think of is that he didn't have a team sheet but that's a poor show from our pitchside announcer, if that is true. I know the scores were definitely announced and normally the scorers are announced as they happen.

 

I am sure there was no intent to upset anyone and can only assure you your comments will be passed on to ensure this doesn't happen again.

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OK.  As promised I have been in touch with the club and here the reply I have received from the pitch side announcer:

 

I do my level best to make sure the scorers are announced for both sides and did announce a good few at the start - but a combination of factors cocked this up!

The main one being my team sheet blew away at the start of the second half and no one had a replacement! It wasn't intentional and I did do my best with the score updates etc.

I also hate it when announcers get it wrong so I'd rather not guess.

So it right there was no scorers for the second half where they scored most of their tries.

 

 

Hopefully this explains why there were no scorers announced. I hope you don't think there was any poor sportsmanship or bad manners extended toward Rochdale Hornets.

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OK.  As promised I have been in touch with the club and here the reply I have received from the pitch side announcer:

 

I do my level best to make sure the scorers are announced for both sides and did announce a good few at the start - but a combination of factors cocked this up!

The main one being my team sheet blew away at the start of the second half and no one had a replacement! It wasn't intentional and I did do my best with the score updates etc.

I also hate it when announcers get it wrong so I'd rather not guess.

So it right there was no scorers for the second half where they scored most of their tries.

 

 

Hopefully this explains why there were no scorers announced. I hope you don't think there was any poor sportsmanship or bad manners extended toward Rochdale Hornets.

Hi Gogledd,

Many thanks for clarifying the situation for me.

It's good to know that Crusaders care about these type of comments and importantly have give a proper reason.

No hard feelings whatsoever and I look forward to seeing you later in the year.

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I was at the ground and heard scores being announced all the way through the game - whichever side scored...

Sorry - I was there too and didn't hear any announcements on any Hornets' scorers, because it took us a while to work out that it was Chris Baines who scored early doors.

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