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Saturday 22nd December - Albion v Esher


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By Igwok
December 19 2018

Halfway through the season sees Albion 10th, and their next opponents lying a lowly 14th, albeit only 3 points behind.

With everyone in the bottom half of the league one game away from the relegation zone, this week offers the opportunity of pulling away from the danger zone, or slipping into it.

Like Albion, Esher have been inconsistent this season but have won 3 out of their last 5 games, one of which was away to Rosslyn Park, currently 3rd in the league. However, they have also struggled to earn bonus point amassing 3 for tries and 2 losing. In the meantime, Albion seem to have put an end to their recent poor form having won their last 2 games, however both were against 'lowly' sides.

Albion are ahead of Esher on the try scoring front having crossed the line 45 times to Esher's 36. The stats look even better in defence with Albion conceding just 37 (third best in the league) to Esher's 53 . with more coming in the final quarter of matches.

It looks like we can expect to see at least one yellow card during the game, with both sides averaging two bookings every three games.

With the weather set to be fair with a gentle breeze, this ought to be a win for Albion, however in the past, Esher have made things difficult. The reverse fixture saw Albion shading it by clinging on to a 24-21 win.

Player to watch: the winger, Joseph Beckett.

Honourable shout goes out to former Albion player, Paul Roberts

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Saturday 22nd December - Albion v Esher
Unofficial Plymouth Albion (IP Logged)
19/12/2018 18:25
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Re: Saturday 22nd December - Albion v Esher
lobina (IP Logged)
19/12/2018 18:39
Nice one igwok, I'm looking forward to Saturday and it seems it may be dry.
A win would set us up for the second half of the season so here's hoping.

 
Cinical Sid
Re: Saturday 22nd December - Albion v Esher
Cinical Sid (IP Logged)
20/12/2018 18:43
How many of you will turn up. Judging by the numbers who could be bothered to come to the carol concert thatAlbion bothered to put on for you not many will turn up.

 
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Re: Saturday 22nd December - Albion v Esher
noibla (IP Logged)
20/12/2018 19:17
Hello again Sid, what's the connection between a Carol Concert and a rugby crowd ? Anyway I trust you enjoyed the evening.

Are you related to "Ilovebourbons" by any chance? they use the same I.P. address as you so I guess you are.

Semper Sersum.



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ianbol
Re: Saturday 22nd December - Albion v Esher
ianbol (IP Logged)
21/12/2018 07:48
Good one, igwok, keep 'em coming.

 
Cynical Sid
Re: Saturday 22nd December - Albion v Esher
Cynical Sid (IP Logged)
21/12/2018 09:24
Quote:
noibla
Hello again Sid, what's the connection between a Carol Concert and a rugby crowd ? Anyway I trust you enjoyed the evening.
Are you related to "Ilovebourbons" by any chance? they use the same I.P. address as you so I guess you are.
1. Supporters complain Albion do not provide enough. Ni wonder if supporters do not support it when they do.
2. Who the hecis ilovebourbon
3. Mobile phones share ip addresses
4. More importantly what are you doing checking ip addresses with no good reason. A case fir the Data Protection Commissioner methinks.

 
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Re: Saturday 22nd December - Albion v Esher
A Nomad (IP Logged)
21/12/2018 14:13
Whar’s the connection between carols & rugby? Simple answer is “Finance”. The club needs to make the maximum use of its hospitality facilities to have sufficient cash to run the team and an expensive stadium. This is hiring out for private functions or staging their own events. Last night was a case in point. 15 home matches per season does not provide the income necessary to cover all costs.

 
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Re: Saturday 22nd December - Albion v Esher
BALION PREDATOR (IP Logged)
21/12/2018 17:11
Quote:
Cinical Sid
How many of you will turn up. Judging by the numbers who could be bothered to come to the carol concert thatAlbion bothered to put on for you not many will turn up.


I knew a Carol Concert from my younger days , could you supply contact details as it would be lovely to catch up after all these years .

 
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Re: Saturday 22nd December - Albion v Esher
noibla (IP Logged)
21/12/2018 17:43
Hi A Nomad, Yes of course the illustration you make is obvious, the club need to make the most of every avenue to make money as would any business.

But what suits a rugby supporter on match days isn't compliant necessarily with those who wish to attend a carol concert, so they probably contribute in other ways on match days with buying various tickets etc. be it the 50/50 draw or the travel club draw both good examples of supporters helping the club.


Let's hope the club will devise other ways of increasing income if a carol concert is not the answer.


To suggest that the support on Saturday won't be what the club need as a result of the low attendance at the concert doesn't make sense, that's all, frustrating though that may be.

Semper Sersum.

 
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Re: Saturday 22nd December - Albion v Esher
Dewnansek (IP Logged)
22/12/2018 13:18
The crowd on the Saturday is usually affected by last minute Christmas shopping. That reminds me. I should do some.

 
ianbol
Re: Saturday 22nd December - Albion v Esher
ianbol (IP Logged)
23/12/2018 10:49
Indeed B P, "after ALL those years".

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