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Mutterings from a Lifelong Wasp - The Game Goes Pro (1)
DrunkenWasps.com (IP Logged)
10 April, 2012 12:36
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Re: Mutterings from a Lifelong Wasp - The Game Goes Pro (1)
Boooo (IP Logged)
10 April, 2012 12:59
This is fascinating and I can't wait for the next instalment!

 
Re: Mutterings from a Lifelong Wasp - The Game Goes Pro (1)
Tony Ruberry2 (IP Logged)
10 April, 2012 18:45
Agreed - thanks Rob.

 
Re: Mutterings from a Lifelong Wasp - The Game Goes Pro (1)
backdoc (IP Logged)
10 April, 2012 19:02
Thanks for absolutely everything, Rob. I am all agog for the next installment.

Any chance of a Wasps biography 1985- current?

 
Re: Mutterings from a Lifelong Wasp - The Game Goes Pro (1)
Buzzy (IP Logged)
10 April, 2012 20:00
A fascinating piece from a man who has dedicated so many years to the club - and how his words that were true in 1995 are still apt now:

"Wasps had massively overachieved year on year on the field . . . but we had little money"

Even in the glory years the club - as opposed to the team - had few solid foundations and we may soon end up paying the price.

Will Premier Rugby and the RFU allow Wasps to be cast adrift as they did to Richmond and London Scottish? Those clubs, to their immense credit, have resurrected themselves, but they had the golden asset of their own ground to fall back on. The empty pit that was Loftus Road plc deprived us of Sudbury, which may have been totally unsuitable for professional rugby but was at least ours.

The immediate future is uncertain and looking extremely bleak.

 
Re: Mutterings from a Lifelong Wasp - The Game Goes Pro (1)
10 April, 2012 21:28
Sudbury I just have to say the word and it brings a great smile to my face in such gloomy days, great read Rob can't wait for the next.

 
Re: Mutterings from a Lifelong Wasp - The Game Goes Pro (1)
Heathen (IP Logged)
10 April, 2012 21:36
Rob - timed to perfection given today's news!

A fascinating read. Roll on Part 2.

 
Re: Mutterings from a Lifelong Wasp - The Game Goes Pro (1)
KevinTheB (IP Logged)
11 April, 2012 13:56
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Heathen
Rob - timed to perfection given today's news!

Give the editor some credit!

Part 2 is already here, as is a piece from Allan Gee, but waiting for just before the next time the site dies goes offline to use them ... :-)

K



KevinTheB

www.justgiving.com/kevinbroadbent

 
Re: Mutterings from a Lifelong Wasp - The Game Goes Pro (1)
Heathen (IP Logged)
11 April, 2012 22:56
Could be a whole new era about to unfold.....................

 
Re: Mutterings from a Lifelong Wasp - The Game Goes Pro (1)
Harley Quin (IP Logged)
13 April, 2012 09:11
Fascinating! Great read, thank you. :-)

 
Re: Mutterings from a Lifelong Wasp - The Game Goes Pro (1)
Boooo (IP Logged)
13 April, 2012 09:23
Is there a bigger picture of how the ground at Sudbury would have looked?

(Just so I can weep a little longer).

 
Re: Mutterings from a Lifelong Wasp - The Game Goes Pro (1)
Boney (IP Logged)
16 April, 2012 20:25
Thanks for this. Oddly came across the newsletter that had this picture of the proposed stadium development earlier on today. I have long felt if only we'd done this just a year before, we'd have had our very own Franklin's Gardens in Sudbury....so close!
Thanks again for the article.

 
Re: Mutterings from a Lifelong Wasp - The Game Goes Pro (1)
Mick the gib (IP Logged)
11 May, 2012 18:01
I recall going to the speech room at Harrow School for a meeting and voting for/against the club going professional.
The players were sitting behind me and I remember Andy Gomersall cheering when it became obvious how the voting had gone.Chris Wright was then introduced as I made one of my numerous visits to the " Castle" that evening


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