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Everything posted by gogledd

  1. Decided to get back on this Forum after our exceptional day yesterday. Being in Stadiwm Zip World is a breath of fresh air. Its like the good old day ans seems to have invigorated the team as well as the fans. Crowd attendances are more than double of those we were getting in Queensway and theres a terrific atmosphere in the place. I love it and hope we stay there.
  2. It was bl88dy cold that night! I went along, and from that night decided to become a season ticket holder - and I'm still one now!
  3. Very proud to be at Headingley to receive the Club of the Year Award on behalf o f North Wales Crusaders and the Coach of the Year Award on behalf of our head coach Steve Jones. Steve is the driving force at the club making sure all are welcome and can participate from Super League to Championship. North Wales Crusaders will have 3 teams playing in the leagues this season and our growth and success owe much to Steves enthusiasm and dedication. Congratulations also to Stuart Williams who was nominated for the Golden Boot. He won the Wales Wheelchair Rugby League Player of the Year. Stephen Halsey also received his Wales cap from Wales Rugby League CEO Gareth Kear.
  4. I haven't read the whole thread so apologies if I've repeated anyones choice. One of my personal favourites is 'Dub Side of the Moon' by Easy Star All-Stars. The whole of Floyds "Dark Side of the Moon" done in dub reggae - it really is superb. And not a p ss take but a homage. Last week I heard this and fell in love with it:
  5. Just finished "Game of Thrones" George RR Martin - yes, I've watched the HBO TV series and started the books - so now I'm onto "A Clash of Kings" I'm also reading "Born to Run" by Bruce Springteen - hes an excellent writer and the book is probably the best rock autobiog I've read.
  6. Its nice to see that Cru get a mention in the OP but I don't think we'll be quite ready for the middle 8 by 2015! In fact we just need to be in the Championship at the end of this season in a position not to get dumped down again when 2 get demoted fro the current SL 2, go out of the Championship and maybe Toulouse comes in as well! I hope that 2 x 12, 3 x 8 goes ahead. I like the format and think it could sell well to broadcasters.
  7. 3 out of 4 Award in the Championship 1 Wales Crusaders; a reflection of the success and passion at the club. Very well don to Clive Griffiths leading the team to the Nothern Rail Bowl and League double. Congratulations to Jono Smith on Player of the year pushed all the way by Andy Moulsdale, another nominee in the same category. Tom Johnson was also nominated in Young Player of the Year. The accolade of Club of the Year is one for everyone at the club to enjoy from the CEO, the Directors, the coaching staff, the support staff on and off field, the groundskeepers, the volunteers and ballboys who help out on matchdays and the supporters who came through the turnstiles in their hundreds. So very proud to get this recognition.
  8. That smacks of censorship... Can't a club ask questions as to how one player gets a 3 match ban yet another doesn't even get penalised without having to fork out a grand for the privilege?
  9. Not that I'm aware of, but it could be worthwhile looking at his genealogy!
  10. Well done Dylan.. Last season when Crusaders played at London our fans were first amused by the "sponsored by Dylan Skee Fitness..." announcements, but by the end of that game we were thoroughly fed up of him!! He did become a Cru favourite though and ended up with us chanting "Dylan is a Welshman" . Congratulations on a fantastic season.
  11. Good to see more teams moving into the Championship 1. Welcome aboard; I hope your fans have as much fun as we have had this season.
  12. The way it was explained was SL1 play each other home and away, as do SL2 (including a Magic Weekend). This means each club plays 23 time. After this comes the 3 x 8 split. The top 8 take their existing points with them and play to become the Champion. Similarly the bottom 8 take their existing points and play to see who is relegated to the third teir (CH1). The middle 8 (SL1 9, 10,11 and 12 and SL2 1, 2, 3 and 4) play 7 games without their seasons points. The play 7games to decide who goes into SL1 and SL2 for the next season. The SL2 teams will have 4 from 7 home fixtures.
  13. All projections that were discussed were based on current Sky funding, however projections showed an increase in attendance and by implication TV viewers. It was reasoned that closed, competitive and more meaningful games would improve the game as a package to sell to broadcasters.
  14. One of the last questions - from a lady from the Huddersgield Giants I think was regarding this matter. One gentleman in attendance commented that if the proposed structure had been explained as fully as it was last night there may have been less vocal objection. The lady from the Giants asked if once the decision on the structure was confirmed would the RFL release a public document on the matter. The answer was yes.
  15. By the way about 45 to 50 people actually made the meeting. The RFL reason their arguments succinctly and were robustly challenged on occasion. Whilst we didn't get firm answers on all aspects of the Policy Review, I believe the answers given were honest and well reasoned. There are still many areas for further development and finer detail at least we know the emphasis is on the 12x2 changing to 8x3 after two rounds.
  16. I was at the meeting with 3 other reps from our Supporters Club. The rep from Hemel Stags asked whether the third teir (Championship One) would be a national league. The answer was a definite yes. He was concerned that a regional split would not give Hemel competitive games against the Northern Region Clubs. It was confirmed that the competition would be national. There may be some games that would not be home and away depending on how many teams they actually ended up with in the league and how many games were to be played in that league. If for example there were 14 teams but less than 26 games were to be played then there may be less games against your furthest opponent E.g. a London team may only play a Cumbrian team once a season.
  17. Well us North Wales Crusaders fans enjoyed ourselves anyway. 300 is not a bad turn out for a CH1 side from Wales. I think the competition has legs - it gives something for CH and CH1 clubs to play for - and only becomes irrelevant when you get knocked out! Keep on taking the miserable pills.
  18. I am happy you enjoyed your trips to Wrexham as we pride ourselves as being welcoming and friendly supporters. As for comments on moaning......from a Hornets fan!!.....pot....kettle......black.
  19. The McConnell try was a bit controversial but watching it back there was one frame where the tip of the ball was on the whitewash. Ian Smith dis ask for other camera angles but they were not really any use to him in making his decision. The one frame showed McConnell in control of the ball and it just touching the line. The Skolars Player was clearly held up by Reardon and at no time was there any evidence that the ball was grounded. I too am glad that Crusades won by a clear margin and it wasn't decided on a controversial call. Skolars will be a tough team to beat at their place and we will need to be at our best to beat them.
  20. Congratulations to Crusaders players, coaching staff, back room boys and girls, Clive Griffiths and John Fieldhouse and Jamie and the team of Directors who got behind this team just over 18 months ago. Thankfully not only do we still have rugby league to watch in North Wales we have a great team o be proud of.
  21. 1) Yes ...for both games 2) Crusaders and Eagles (although I will not be upset if Leigh win as one of our faithful will be supporting Leigh)
  22. For Clive, John, the backroom staff, the squad and the 300 fans travelling to Halifax..... " We heard Crusaders were on the warpath. We were eager to join forces" "If it is victory you seek, your welcome to join us" But you bring only this handful supporters, ...against Skolars? I see I was wrong to expect Crusaders commitment to at least match our own" "You, there, What is your profession?" "I'm a potter, Sir." "And you, Cestrian, what is your profession?" "Hair stylist, Sir" "And you?" "Sheep farmer" "CRUSADERS!! WHAT IS YOUR PROFESSION" AAWOO! AAWOO! AAWOO! "You see old friend, I brought more supporters than you did."
  23. Not sure of ticket allocation, but Crusaders have reported sales of over 300 tickets. We have 3 supporters Club coaches running. The Turf is opening for pre-travel breakfasts. Come what may the Crusaders support will be loud, lively and fantastic fun and we will support our team to hopefully a well deserved win for Clive Griffiths and John Fieldhouse. Look out for hats, scarves, replica shirts, kilts and of course - half time beach balls. Cru Cru CRUSADERS
  24. Good luck to all the teams left in the competition and we will see some of you in Halifax when Crusaders play in the Bowl final.
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