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gogledd

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  1. Thanks for coming fellas. I hope you enjoyed the games.
  2. It was nice to see a few Swinton shirts in the recent Wales v Ireland and Wales v Scotland Wheelchair Internationals in Glyndwr University Sports Centre, Wrexham. Thansk for making the effor fellas. Originally it was hoped the games in Medway could have included the Celtic nations, but unfortunately it couldn't be accommodated. Best wishes to both England and France in the two games.
  3. It would never work. On the face of it I can see why you'd suggest it but for us RL Gogs from the North it would be the end of supporting a Welsh team....its 160 miles to Cardiff and no direct roads North to South...it would be far easier for us to travel to North West England to watch rugby league. As Bearman has pointed out our move to Colwyn Bay has made a huge difference to our attendance (the average is up by 250 to 590 this season) and we have some interesting links to businesses and sponsors we didn't have in Wrexham. We're already signing players for the 2022 League 1 season so we fully intend to compete.
  4. Wow, are you OK hun? It was meant to be a light hearted comment.....but I can't wait to go to the first all-French SL game now!
  5. I started as a fan, volunteered at our formative Wheelchair RL team, became a Trustee for the Wheelchair RL Charity, started a Supporters Trust for North Wales Crusaders and I'm now on the Board of Directors - all this happened because I, and a lot of like minded people wanted Rugby League to continue in North Wales when the Crusaders RL Super League franchise crashed. We gone from winning League 1 in 2013 and getting promoted to being 'restructured' out of the Championship because the RFL wanted less teams in SL and consequently less teams in the Championship...the budget that North Wales Crusaders set to remain in the Championship was consequently an anchor round our necks for 3 years. I can't remember one year in the last ten when we knew exactly what the League 1 competition would be - how many teams, would there be a League 1 Cup (and if so any prize money) how many home games, would we play home and away....every year has been a huge change and frankly I'm amazed that League 1 Clubs have manage to survive so far...but now we're threatened with a massive cut to our budgets, following a year where we've virtually been working full time to cope with Covid protocols....I'm astonished that the RFL could do this to Clubs that have worked so hard and managed to produce one of the most competitive seasons I can remember. If North Wales Crusaders did fold (and folks, thats NOT on our plans for 2022) I would become a casual fan, I already follow Catalans Dragons in SL .....but still carry on playing Masters RL, which I really enjoy after taking it back up at the age of 62!!
  6. Toulouse Olympique for me - purely so I can go to the first all-French Super League game between Catalans and TO XIII
  7. I'll be there....Catalans are my Super League team and have been since Crusaders RL folded. I wasn't sure we'd get rugby league in North Wales at the time so a few of us decided to bolster the UK support for Catalans (Catalans Dragons Supporters Group (Welsh Branch)), but we've been across to Perpignan a couple of time to watch them and to that wonderful Challenge Cup win. Allez les Dracs
  8. Well I called a close game between Keighley and Doncaster - and you couldn't get much closer!! I think this will be another tight game - maybe even a golden point game. I'll go with Workington, purely because they'll have their home support behind them.
  9. WOW!! Doncaster score a try on the hooter and win the game 26 - 28 with the lst kick of the game. Well done to both sides. A super game to watch as a neutral
  10. Keighley for me....just. Home advantage and the Cougars coach will have watch how Crusaders came back at them in Colwyn Bay. It'll be close - could even go to Golden Point.
  11. I think vs Keighley it was 771, not sure about yesterday; I'll make some enquiries but I'd say over 600
  12. Llongyfarchiadau/ Congratulations to Doncaster on their win yesterday. As most posters have said a game of two halves, but we needed to play for 80 minutes. Fair play to Doncaster they stuck at it and got the win. Very proud of our team this season; third in the league and two playoff games with probably one of the lowest budgets in League 1. Farewell to Karl Ashall and Warren Thomson who played their last game for Crusaders; thanks for all the happy memories fellas. Good luck to the 3 remaining teams in their battle for promotion.
  13. Pitch here for League 1. As a North Wales Crusaders supporter I've seen some excellent games this season, and although we lost our first playoff game to Keighley it was a really exciting game with some excellent rugby played. Just a shame it doesn't get more exposure and the powers that be don't seem interested in saving a valuable asset
  14. Both get regular first choice places. Hazzard is a really class player and Alex is one of those guys who does a lot without getting the praise he deserves. I hope we can hold on to both of them next season.
  15. Hi All Doncaster fans, As you'll be aware we now play at the Sadiwm Zip World, Parc Eirias, Abergele Road, Old Colwyn, Colwyn Bay, LL29 7SP. Come off the A55 at junction 22. left after the off ramp, right at the mini roundabout and Zip World is about 600m on the right. Match tickets available through the North Wales Crusaders website or pay cash on the gate. https://shop.northwalescrusaders.com/product/crusaders-v-doncaster-play-offs-ticket/ From 3pm its Happy hour and its £2 for Wrexham Lager and Bootlegger Pilsner (both excellent beers) Have a safe trip to North Wales and expect a warm welcome (croeso cynnes) After the game we drink at the Park Hotel, Colwyn Bay about 500m from the stadium; again all welcome. Looking forward to seeing some of you on Sunday.
  16. Hi All, As you'll be aware we now play at the Sadiwm Zip World, Parc Eirias, Abergele Road, Old Colwyn, Colwyn Bay, LL29 7SP. Come off the A55 at junction 22. left after the off ramp, right at the mini roundabout and Zip World is about 600m on the right. Just to let you know that from 3pm its Happy hour and its £2 for Wrexham Lager and Bootlegger Pilsner (both excellent beers) Have a safe trip to North Wales and expect a warm welcome (croeso cynnes) After the game we drink at the Park Hotel, Colwyn Bay about 500m from the stadium; again all welcome. Looking forward to seeing some of you on Sunday. Mark
  17. Think this will be very close. I've gone for Keighley but not with any confidence. Whoever wins will still have a tough game.
  18. Rob if your at Eirias Park on Sunday I'll be on the players entrance doing the temperature checks. Pop over and say hello and I'll by you a pint....you'll need one after 70 years of adversity.
  19. I am confident as North Wales Crusaders will have their 18th player - the Crusaders Supporters...
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